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2 Best Prepaid SIM Cards & eSIMs in Curaçao: Buying Guide

Curaçao – known for its marvelous beaches, scuba diving spots & the historic town of Willemstad.

Honestly, almost all of the Caribbean nations have fantastic beaches, but Curaçao's may be slightly better than the rest.

Not fond of beaches? Willemstad has plenty of non-water-based attractions.

It also has a thriving nightlife scene for those who like to party.

Otrobanda has the Curaçao museum.

And let's not forget about the Christoffel National Park.

As you can see, there is no reason to be bored when exploring Curaçao.

In fact, you should share your travel experience online with your friends and family to make them jealous!

Or… just to show off – the reason does not matter 😜.

But before you start uploading 3 GB worth of files on social media, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

So expensive that it may cost you more than your return ticket to and from Curaçao.

Luckily, the most affordable way to stay connected abroad is by using local prepaid SIM cards, like a prepaid SIM card from Digicel Curaçao or Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS).

Okay, but how much will a Curaçaoan SIM card cost you?

You can get a Curaçaoan SIM card for 25 ANG (14 USD) from Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) in their stores and from resellers, including electronic stores (for Digicel only). SIM cards are also sold at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR – Digicel only).

To many, this may sound expensive. And honestly… it is.

But these prices are nothing compared to what your mobile operator will charge you for roaming in Curaçao.

And those from the Netherlands thinking they can roam for free because of the new European Union (EU) regulation – think again. Curaçao is not part of the EU, so you better get a SIM card too.

As you can see, there are quite some things to uncover about SIM cards in Curaçao.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Curaçao. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Curaçao Guide (logos of Flow & Digicel)

Original publication: 13th of March 2020. Last updated: 12th of April 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Curaçao?

You can buy a Curaçaoan SIM card from Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Curaçao.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

Moreover, your phone has to support the frequencies used in Curaçao.

Finally, your phone needs to be unlocked (SIM-lock free) to use a Curaçaoan SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Curaçao?

You can get a Curaçaoan SIM card in the official stores of Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS). Digicel SIM cards are also sold by resellers, like Cell Tech and Fone Zone. They are also available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

You can expect to pay the following for Curaçaoan SIM cards:

  • Digicel Curaçao: 25 ANG
  • Flow Curaçao (Formerly UTS Curaçao – Chippie Curaçao): 25 ANG

The following mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Digicel Curaçao: 10 USD, 30 USD & 50 USD
  • Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS): 20 USD & 30 USD
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Can You Use Your Phone in Curaçao?

Curaçao uses GSM for their cellular communications, meaning that you need a GSM-capable phone to use your phone in the country. Fortunately, there is about a 99% chance your phone supports GSM.

Besides that, you need to be aware of the ITU regions to determine whether your phone will work in other parts of the world.

Although there are 3 ITU regions, you only need to know these two terms: American frequencies and European frequencies.

Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania (ITU Regions 1 & 3) typically use European frequencies, meaning phones bought in those regions can be used in countries using European frequencies without issues.

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean), ITU Region 2, use American frequencies, which are different from the European frequencies.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

Curaçao uses a mix of American frequencies and European frequencies for 3G. 2G and 4G/LTE are exclusively on European frequencies.

If you bought your phone in the Americas (ITU region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you want to go with Flow/Chippie Curaçao.

It support a traditional American frequency on 3G (850 MHz).

While the coverage on 850 MHz is usually extensive, compared to higher frequencies, your speed will be slower than if your phone were to support 2100 MHz (the other 3G frequency used by Digicel Curaçao and Flow/Chippie Curaçao).

If you purchased your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you can go with any mobile operator.

You should not experience any issues, except for the fact that your 3G reception with Flow/Chippie Curaçao may be weak at times.

Suppose you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support. In that case, you can go with any mobile operator, as your phone will support both American frequencies and European frequencies, even on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Curaçao

Curaçao has two mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Digicel Curaçao
  • Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS Curaçao)

The following frequencies are used in Curaçao:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 (Band 3)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Curaçao, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Curaçao

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are not offered by the mobile operators in Curaçao (yet).

This means that when you make a call, your phone will downgrade to 3G (or 2G when 3G is not available) instead of staying connected to 4G/LTE.

This is also why you often cannot use mobile while calling if not connected to WiFi.

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Curaçao

5G NR is not available in Curaçao as of 2022, and the Curaçaoan government has not made any indications of when they will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Curaçao

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Curaçao, I recommend going with Digicel or Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS). Digicel has the fastest speeds and the best coverage. Flow/Chippie offers free data roaming in various Caribbean nations (Chippieland).

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Best eSIM in Curaçao

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM (to prepaid customers) in Curaçao yet.

However, you can get the Curaçao (Dushi Mobile) eSIM from Airalo with 1 GB of data valid for 7 days.

Curaçao Dushi Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

With this eSIM, you can skip Curaçao's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Curaçao!

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Curaçao and eSIMs worldwide).

If you plan on visiting other neighboring Caribbean nations, consider the Island Hopper eSIM with 1 GB of data (7 days) in Curaçao and these other islands:

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 8 USD/country in the Caribbean!

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Curaçao and eSIMs worldwide).

SIM Card Registration in Curaçao

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Curaçao. It will be done at the point of purchase.

EU Roaming in Curaçao

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Curaçao is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Netherlands itself is part of the European Union (EU), but Curaçao is not part of the EU nor the European Economic Area (EEA).

As a result, the EU/EEA Roam Like At Home roaming regulation does not apply to Curaçao.

Therefore, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Curaçao.

This also means that you can not roam for free in the EU/EEA with a Curaçaoan SIM card.

Curaçao Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Curaçao

When I initially wrote this guide in 2020, I said that mobile data was expensive in the Caribbean, especially in Curaçao.

In fact, Curaçao was the 6th most expensive country for mobile data in the region.

However, that has changed over the year… to some small extent.

Okay, Curaçao is now the 9th most expensive country for mobile data in the Caribbean.

That sounds like a slight improvement. However, prices have dropped significantly – for real.

Does that mean that mobile data is (finally) cheap in Curaçao? No, lol 🥴.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Curaçao is 6.47 USD, above the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Compared to 2020's figures, the average cost of 1 GB of data in Curaçao has gone down by 41.5%.

When looking at 2019's numbers, prices have gone down by 61.7% – quite an achievement, I would say!

What about mobile data speeds? Are they fast in Curaçao?

Much faster than the Caribbean average.

In the Curaçao Speedtest Awards Fastest Mobile Network of 2018, it was found that Curaçao has an average download speed of 35.60 Mbps, with Digicel Curaçao on top of the list.

Did I use 2018's figures? Yes, because no recent figures are available, unfortunately.

However, if the speeds were that fast (for regional standards. The current range is between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps), so they should be (way) faster now.

With averagely priced SIM cards, great to excellent nationwide coverage, fast mobile download speeds, and somewhat above average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Curaçao.

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Currency in Curaçao

Netherlands Antillean Guilder Bank Notes (10, 25, 50 & 100 ANG)
© Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten/Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten

Curaçao uses the Netherlands Antillean Guilder with the symbol ANG (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as NAƒ, NAf, ƒ, or f. For example, 25 ANG = NAƒ/NAf/ƒ/f 25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between ANG and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 ANG = 0.55 USD
  • 10 ANG = 5.55 USD
  • 100 ANG = 55.75 USD
  • 1000 ANG = 557.30 USD

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Curaçaoan Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Digicel Curaçao & Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS), and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Curaçao has to offer to us.


Digicel Curaçao

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Curaçao, just Digicel, is one of the mobile operator in Curaçao.

It also has the fastest mobile in Curaçao, winning the Curaçao Speedtest Awards of 2018.

While Speedtest has not done another test for Curaçao since then, it is still faster than Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) Curaçao.

Digicel, as a company, is active in many other Caribbean nations, Central America & Oceania.

Digicel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Digicel:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Digicel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Digicel Curaçao

Digicel has the best coverage in Curaçao.

It also won the Speedtest Awards Curaçao Best Mobile Coverage award of 2020.

Source

Although almost all of Curaçao is covered by Digicel, you may have to deal with 2G or 3G reception in some areas, especially up north and northwest.

Below is Digicel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Curaçao

You can get a Digicel SIM card for 25 ANG with 250 MB of data, 25 on-net minutes & 25 on-net SMS in Digicel stores or from resellers, including electronic shops. They are also available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Digicel Paradise SIM cards – Digicel's tourist offering.

There are three Digicel Paradise SIM cards. While advertised in USD, you can pay for them in ANG (at slightly worse exchange rates).

Below are the three Digicel Paradise SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal/International MinutesValidity
15 USDOne Day in Paradise2 GB15 minutes1 day 
30 USDSeven Days in Paradise3.5 GB30 minutes7 days 
50 USDFourteen Days in Paradise 6 GB 60 minutes14 days 

You may have to call 146 to activate your Digicel SIM card if your SIM card does not work upon purchase.

Dial *123# to access the Digicel menu.

Dial *129# to see your Digicel phone number.

Digicel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 120 days (no top-up for 120 days or no activity for 120 days).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Curaçao

Digicel top-up vouchers are sold in Digicel stores, kiosks, gas stations & grocery stores.

To top-up your Digicel SIM card, dial *125*VoucherCode# or dial *123# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *125*123456#.

It is also possible to tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *120# or *123# to see your Digicel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Digicel app (Android/iOS).

Digicel App
© Digicel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Curaçao

Digicel has two types of data-featured bundles: Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles (combo) & Digicel Prime Data Plans (data).

All Digicel plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles – Digicel Curaçao

The Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles are combo plans with data, data for select Digicel apps, minutes & SMS.

Digicel Prime Bundles Apps (logos of  D'Music, PlayGo, SportsMax, BiP, Loop, Billo & Go Loud)
© Digicel

Dial *123# to activate Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles:

PricePlanAny Use DataListen More (Music) DataListen More (Radio) DataWatch More DataPlay More DataShare More DataKnow More DataStore More DataOn-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
6 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Bundle0.8 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
16 ANG3 Day Digicel Prime Bundle4 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
45 ANG7 Day Digicel Prime Bundle8 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
140 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Bundle15 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

You can download any Prime Bundle app by visiting the links below:

Digicel Prime Data Plans – Digicel Curaçao

The Prepaid Digicel Prime Data Plans, also called Prime Data Bundles, are data-only packages.

Dial *123# to activate Prepaid Digicel Prime Data Plans:

PricePlanAny Use DataListen More (Music) DataListen More (Radio) DataWatch More DataPlay More DataShare More DataKnow More DataStore More DataValidity
6 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan1.5 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 day
13 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan2.5 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB3 days
25 ANG3 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan5 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB7 days
60 ANG7 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan 5 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB30 days
100 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan20 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 days
155 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan35 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 days
Digicel Curacao Prime Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Curaçao

  • Name: Digicel
  • APN: web.digicelcuracao.com

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow Logo
© Flow

Flow Curaçao, just Flow and formerly UTS Curaçao – going by Chippie, is one of the two mobile operators in Curaçao.

Flow/Chippie is a brand by Cable & Wireless used throughout the Caribbean.

Flow/Chippie uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Flow/Chippie:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Flow/Chippie SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* Chippieland Explained
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Chippie has extensive coverage in Curaçao.

It is better than Digicel Curacao's in some locations, especially up north.

Below is Flow's/Chippie's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

You can get a Flow/Chippie SIM card, called Preloaded SIM, for 25 ANG with 1.5 GB of data and “unlimited” (3000) on-net minutes for 7 days in Flow stores. They are not available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

Flow Chippie Curacao Preloaded SIM Card

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Chippie Tourist SIM – Flow's/Chippie's tourist offering.

They are priced at 20 USD and 30 USD. While advertised in USD, you can pay for them in ANG (at slightly worse exchange rates).

The following two Chippie Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 USD1 GB100 minutes10 SMS30 days 
30 USD3 GB 300 minutes30 SMS 30 days 
Flow Chippie Curacao Tourist SIM 1 GB, 100 minutes & 10 SMS
© Flow/Chippie Curaçao
Flow Chippie Curacao Tourist SIM 3GB, 300 minutes & 30 SMS
© Flow/Chippie Curaçao

As Flow/Chippie does not sell SIM cards at the airport, you can get them at regular Flow stores.

Note: you cannot purchase regular bundles with the Chippie Tourist SIM cards.

When you have exhausted your allowances, you have to buy a new Chippie Tourist SIM card or a Preloaded SIM.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie top-up vouchers are sold in Flow stores, grocery stores, gas stations & bars.

The following (online) top up options are available:

  • 5 ANG
  • 10 ANG
  • 25 ANG
Flow Chippie Curacao Prepaid Cards
© Flow/Chippie

To top up your Flow/Chippie SIM card, dial *191*VoucherCode#; dial *91, select option 2, and enter the VoucherCode; or dial #444# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *191*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial #191# or dial *91 and select option 1 to check your Flow/Chippie balance.

You can also top up on the Topup Chippie app (Android/iOS).

Flow Chippie Topup Chippie App
© Flow/Chippie

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie has two data-featured plans: Combo Bundles (as the name implies) & Data-Only Bundles (as the name suggests).

Combo Bundles – Flow Curaçao (Formerly UTS Curaçao – Chippie Curaçao)

The Combo Bundles are, as the name implies, combo plans with data, minutes & SMS.

Activate Combo Bundles by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PricePlanDataLocal & MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
5 ANG1 Day Plan500 MB1000 minutes50 SMS1 daycombo1d
12 ANG3 Day Plan1 GB1000 minutes90 SMS3 dayscombo3d
24 ANG7 Day Plan2 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutesUnlimited 7 days combo7d
135 ANG30 Day Plan10 GB “Unlimited”, 3000 minutesUnlimited 30 days combo30d

Prepaid Combo Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text surf stop to 3434.

Your unused data allowance will roll over as long as your plan has been renewed automatically or within 24 hours after it expires.

Flow Chippie Curacao Combo Bundles
Data-Only Bundles – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

The Data-Only Bundles are, as the name suggests, data-only plans.

Activate Data-Only Bundles by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PriceBundleDataValidityActivation Code
2.49 ANG1 Day Continuous70 MB1 daysurfd70
4 ANG1 Day Data Bundle250 MB1 daysurf1d
10 ANG3 Day Data Bundle800 MB3 daysurf3d
16 ANG7 Day Data Bundle1500 MB7 daysurf7d
35 ANG30 Day Data Bundle (Small)1000 MB30 daysurf30ds
59 ANG30 Day Data Bundle (Large) 4000 MB 30 daysurf30dl

Data-Only Bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text data stop to 3434.

Your unused data allowance will roll over as long as your plan has been renewed automatically or within 24 hours after it expires.

Flow Chippie Curacao Data-Only Bundles

Chippieland Countries & Benefits – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Those with a Chippie SIM card and an active plan can take advantage of Chippieland features, which include:

  • Make and receive calls at the local rate of the Chippieland destination you are visiting
  • You can be reached on your own mobile number
  • No roaming costs will be charged
  • Use the data in your active bundle at no additional costs when traveling within Chippieland

The following countries are part of Chippieland:

Note: Saint Barthélemy (St Bart(h)s) is not part of Chippieland anymore since Flow left that market.

Flow Chippie Chippieland Countries Updated
© Flow/Chippie

APN/Internet Settings – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

  • Name: UTS Curacao
  • APN: premium

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Curaçao

I would highly encourage anyone visiting Curaçao to get themselves a Curaçaoan SIM card – you will be saving a lot of money when you do so.

However, for some, getting a Curaçaoan SIM card is not an option.

For example, your device may be SIM-locked, meaning that you cannot use any other SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your mobile operator.

There are other ways to stay online while in Curaçao, but they may not be cheap.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the local mobile operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Curaçao here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind.

Using them is often cheaper than international roaming.

However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local mobile operators of the country you are visiting.

Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free.

The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Curaçao.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.


The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Curaçao

Getting a SIM card from Digicel or Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) would do you well when considering a Curaçaoan SIM card.

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