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SIM Cards in Ecuador: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Ecuador – the orchid capital of the world. It is also one of the oldest civilizations in South America.

It has plenty of ancient pyramids, the Gálapagos Islands, and snow-capped tips on top of the Andres Mountains.

In the East of the country, you have dense rainforests with barely any roads going through them.

But, what can you do in Ecuador?

You can look at the tortoises and iguanas on the Gálapagos Islands.

Perhaps you fancy seeing colonial churches in Cuenca.

Or enjoy crystal-clear waters at beaches on the East Coast.

Overall, there is plenty to see and do in Ecuador.

Before posting your beach-life pictures online, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

In most cases, you are better off buying local SIM cards to enjoy local rates like an Ecuadorian one.

And SIM cards are pretty affordable in Ecuador.

You can get an Ecuadorian SIM card for 3 USD from CNT, 4.48 USD from Claro, 5 USD from Movistar & between 7 USD & 25 USD from Tuenti in their stores. SIM cards are also sold at Quito-Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) & Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

See, those prices are not too bad, right?

Yes, I know there are South American nations out there where SIM card costs are much lower.

But they do have higher mobile data rates – Ecuador has one of the lowest mobile data prices in South America!

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

Buying a SIM Card in Ecuador Guide (logos of Claro, Movistar, CNT & Tuenti)

Original publication: 9th of January 2020. Last updated: 1st of March 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Ecuador?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Ecuador, I recommend going with Claro or CNT. Claro has the best (4G/LTE) nationwide coverage. CNT is the fastest mobile operator in the country.

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So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?

Ecuador has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Claro Ecuador
  • Movistar Ecuador
  • CNT Ecuador (Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones)
  • Tuenti Ecuador (Movistar Ecuador MVNO)
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In this guide, I will stick to the mobile operators, all in bold above, to limit the length of this guide (but also not to overwhelm you with all the options available).

But if you are interested in getting a SIM card from one of the unbolded MVNOs, you would have to do the research yourself for the time being. I stopped actively testing and reviewing MVNOs to spend time reviewing travel eSIMs instead, like the ones for Ecuador.

Anyone living in or visiting Ecuador can buy a Ecuadorian SIM card without restrictions.

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Where Can You Buy a Ecuadorian SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get an Ecuadorian SIM card in Claro, Movistar & CNT stores. Some Ecuadorian airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

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

  • Claro Ecuador: 4.48 USD
  • Movistar Ecuador: 5 USD
  • CNT (Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones): 3 USD

Note that Ecuadorian SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

(Travel) eSIMs for Ecuador

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Currently, no Ecuadorian mobile operator offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

In my Ecuador eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Buying an eSIM for Ecuador Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Holafly, Airalo, Alosim & Bacanet)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a Ecuadorian SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Latin (Central- and South) America-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this Ecuador SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Ecuador eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for Ecuador:

  • Airalo: Bacanet (Ecuador only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin (Central- and South) America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Ecuador
  • Holafly: Ecuador & South America (14 countries in Central- and South America) – options include unlimited data
  • Nomad: Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

Once again, check out my Ecuador eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Ecuador Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Holafly, Airalo, Alosim & Bacanet)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

Ecuadorian Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Claro Ecuador, Movistar Ecuador & CNT Ecuador 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 said, let's see what Ecuador offers us.


Claro Ecuador

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Claro Ecuador, just Claro, is the largest mobile operator in Ecuador.

Claro, as a company, is active in Central America and South America.

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1700 MHz (Band 4)
  • 5G NR: N/A – rollout not announced yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Claro:

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

Coverage – Claro Ecuador

Claro has the best (4G/LTE) coverage in Ecuador.

Coverage can be found almost everywhere, except for in the rainforests in the East of the country.

4G/LTE is mostly concentrated around urban areas.

Below is Claro's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Claro's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Claro Ecuador

You can get a Claro SIM card for 4.48 USD with 3 GB of data, unlimited Facebook Messenger data, unlimited WhatsApp data, unlimited on-net minutes, 30 off-net minutes & 30 local SMS – all for 3 days (if you text CLARO to 5000) in Claro stores. Claro SIM cards are also sold at Quito-Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) & Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

Claro Eduador New SIM Card Benefits
© Claro Ecuador
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Claro has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Ecuador, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Claro.

Especially if you get a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Latin American countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Ecuador eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Bacanet (Ecuador only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Ecuador – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Ecuador & South America (14 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Ecuador & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Ecuador eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

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For now, I will continue with Claro.

Note that Claro offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Claro Ecuador

Claro top-up vouchers are sold in Claro stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Ecuador.

Claro Ecuador Top Up Cards
© Claro Ecuador

To top up your Claro SIM card, you would dial *100*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *100*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 *102# to check your Claro balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Claro Ecuador (My Claro Ecuador) app (Android/iOS).

Claro Ecuador Mi Claro Ecuador App
© Claro Ecuador

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Claro Ecuador

Claro has only one type of data-featured prepaid plan: Plan Ideal. It is a combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in USD (US Dollar).

To convert USD to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Plan Ideal can be activated by dialing *123#:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 2On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
1 USDPaquete de Redes por 1 DíaUnlimited 1Unlimited 2N/AN/AN/A1 day
1 USD250 Megas + Llamadas Ilimitadas Por 1 Día250 MB250 MBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited1 day
2 USD1 Giga + Llamadas Ilimitadas Por 2 Días1 GBUnlimited 2UnlimitedN/AUnlimited2 days
2 USDPaquetes de Redes por 2 Días4.5 GB 3Unlimited 2N/AN/AN/A2 days
3 USD3 Gigas + Llamadas Ilimitadas Por 3 Días3 GBUnlimited 2Unlimited30 minutesUnlimited3 days
4 USD2 Gigas + 2 Gigas Para la Noche por 10 Días2 GB + 2 GB 5Unlimited 4Unlimited40 minutesN/A10 days
5 USD1 Gigas + Llamadas Ilimitadas Por 15 Días3 GBUnlimited 2Unlimited 6100 minutesN/A15 days
6 USD3 Gigas + 3 Gigas Para la Noche por 15 Días3 GB + 3 GB 5Unlimited 4Unlimited60 minutesN/A15 days
7 USD3.5 Gigas + 3.5 Gigas Para la Noche por 15 Días3.5 GB + 3.5 GB 5Unlimited 4Unlimited 6150 minutesN/A20 days
10 USD10 Gigas por 30 Días + 2 Gigas Redes por 7 Días10 GB2 GB 7 (7 days)Unlimited 6200 minutesN/A30 days
12 USD12 Gigas por 30 Días + 2 Gigas Redes por 7 Días12 GB2 GB 7 (7 days)Unlimited 6240 minutesN/A30 days
15 USD15 Gigas por 30 Días + 5 Gigas Redes por 7 Días15 GB5 GB 7 (7 days)Unlimited250 minutesN/A30 days
20 USDPaquete 45 Gigas por 30 días2 GB5 GB 7 (30 days)Unlimited100 minutesN/A30 days

1 for Facebook & Twitter
2 for Facebook Messenger & WhatsApp
3 for Facebook & Twitter + 4608 MB for Instagram & YouTube
4 for Facebook, Free Fire & Twitter
5 2/3/3.5 GB for anytime use and 2/3/3.5 GB for between 23:00 and 6:59
6 to 5 Claro numbers
7 for Facebook, Instagram & TikTok for 7 days + unlimited Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp for 30 days

Claro Ecuador Ideal Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Claro Ecuador

  • Name: Internet Claro
  • APN: internet.claro.com.ec

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Movistar Ecuador

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Movistar Ecuador, just Movistar, is the second-largest mobile operator in Ecuador.

Movistar, as a brand, is active in Central America, South America & Spain.

Movistar uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1900 MHz (Band 2)
  • 5G NR: N/A – rollout not announced yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Movistar:

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

Coverage – Movistar Ecuador

Movistar has extensive coverage throughout Ecuador.

The mobile operator has nationwide coverage, excluding the rainforests in the East of the country.

But, 4G/LTE is mostly concentrated around urban areas.

Below is Movistar's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Movistar Ecuador

You can get a Movistar SIM card for 5 USD in Movistar stores. Movistar SIM cards are also sold at Quito-Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) & Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

Dial *100#, select Mi Linea, and select Mi Número Celular to see your Movistar phone number.

Dial *100# to access the Movistar menu.

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While Movistar does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Ecuador, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Movistar (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Ecuador or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Ecuador eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Bacanet (Ecuador only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Ecuador – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Ecuador & South America (14 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Ecuador & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Ecuador eSIM buying guide.

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But let's continue with Movistar for now.

Note that Movistar offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Movistar Ecuador

Movistar top-up vouchers are sold in Movistar stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Ecuador.

To top up your Movistar SIM card, dial *100# and follow the instructions.

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 *100# to check your Movistar balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Movistar Ecuador (My Movistar Ecuador) app (Android/iOS).

Movistar Ecuador Mi Movistar App
© Movistar Ecuador

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Movistar Ecuador

Movistar has three data-featured plans:

All Movistar plans can be activated by dialing *100#.

I will list all the prices in USD (US Dollar).

To convert USD to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Combos – Movistar Ecuador

The Combos are, as the name implies, combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

You can activate Combos by dialing *100#:

PricePlanDataSocial Media Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesValidity
1 USDCombo $11024 MB512 MB Unlimited10 minutes1 day
2 USDCombo $22 GB1 GB Unlimited20 minutes3 days
3 USDCombo $33 GB2 GB Unlimited30 minutes7 days
4 USDCombo $44 GB2 GB Unlimited40 minutes10 days
5 USDCombo $57 GB2 GBUnlimited100 minutes15 days
6 USDCombo $68 GB2 GB Unlimited100 minutes15 days
8 USDCombo $87 GB3 GB Unlimited100 minutes30 days
10 USDCombo $1011 GB3 GB Unlimited150 minutes30 days
15 USDCombo $1515 GB3 GB Unlimited150 minutes30 days
30 USDCombo $3030 GBUnlimitedUnlimited150 minutes30 days

1 Reserved data for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Youtube

Unused data will roll over to the next billing cycle.

Your data allowance will be doubled when you enable auto-renewal and auto-renew your plan at least once.

Movistar Ecuador Combo Plans
Más Gigas (More GB) Plans – Movistar Ecuador

The Más Gigas (More GB) plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

You can activate Más Gigas by dialing *100#:

PriceDataValidity
3 USD2 GB7 days
5 USD4 GB15 days
10 USD10 GB30 days

Unused data will roll over to the next billing cycle.

Movistar Ecuador Más Gigas Plans
Bonos (Bonds) Add-Ons – Movistar Ecuador

The Bonos (Bonds) are social media add-ons with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

You can activate Bonos by dialing *100#:

PricePlanSocial DataLocal MinutesValidity
1 USDBono Redes Sociales1 GB 1N/A3 hours within 24 hours
1 USDBono YouTube Unlimited 2N/A1 day
2 USDBono Voz $2N/A40 minutes2 days
2 USDBono GPS1 GB 3N/A3 days
2 USDBono Música1 GB 4N/A3 days
2 USDBono VideoUnlimited 5N/A3 hours within 3 days
3 USDBono Voz $3N/AUnlimited3 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram & Twitter
2 for YouTube
3 for Cabify, Glovo, Google Maps, Rappi, Uber, Uber Eats & Waze
4 for Deezer & Spotify
5 for Netflix & YouTube

Movistar Ecuador Combos Y Bonos Add-Ons Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Movistar Ecuador

  • Name: Movistar Internet
  • APN: internet.movistar.com.ec

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CNT Móvil (Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones)

CNT Ecuador Logo
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CNT Móvil (Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) is the smallest mobile operator in Ecuador.

The company primarily focuses on broadband internet (ADSL & Fiber) and landline phone connections.

However, it has invested a lot in its mobile division over the years, and its coverage has significantly improved.

It was also the first mobile operator to introduce 4G/LTE in Ecuador.

CNT is the fastest mobile operator in the country.

CNT uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1700 MHz (Band 4)
  • 5G NR: N/A – rollout not announced yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about CNT:

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

Coverage – CNT Móvil

CNT has extensive coverage throughout Ecuador.

The mobile operator has nationwide coverage, excluding the rainforests in the East of the country.

However, CNT has the worst 4G/LTE availability.

Below is CNT's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – CNT Móvil

You can buy a CNT SIM card for 3 USD with 3 GB of data, 1 GB for Facebook, 1 GB for Instagram, 1 GB for TikTok, 4 GB for WhatsApp, unlimited on-net minutes, 30 off-net minutes & 50 local SMS – all valid for 7 days in CNT stores. CNT SIM cards are also sold at Quito-Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) & Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

CNT Ecuador New SIM Card Offer
© CNT Móvil

Dial *611# to access the CNT menu.

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CNT has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Ecuador because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from CNT.

Especially if you get a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Ecuador in my Ecuador eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Bacanet (Ecuador only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Ecuador – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Ecuador & South America (14 countries) – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Ecuador & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Ecuador eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with CNT for now.

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Note that CNT offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – CNT Móvil

CNT top-up vouchers are sold in CNT stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Ecuador.

CNT Ecuador Top Up Locations

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
3 USDNo expiry
6 USDNo expiry
10 USDNo expiry
15 USDNo expiry

To top up your CNT SIM card, dial *111, select option 2, and enter your Voucher Code. The same can be done by dialing *611 and selecting option 1.

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.

Dial *611# to check your CNT balance.

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

CNT Ecuador CNT Móvil App
© CNT Móvil

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – CNT Móvil

CNT has two data-featured prepaid plans: Nuevos Paquetes Prepago/New Prepaid Packages (combo) & Aplicaciones Prepago/Prepaid Applications (data).

All CNT plans can be activated by dialing *611#.

I will list all the prices in USD (US Dollar).

To convert USD to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Nuevos Paquetes Prepago (New Prepaid Packages) – CNT Móvil

The Nuevos Paquetes Plus Prepago (New Prepaid Plus Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Nuevos Paquetes Prepago can be activated by texting COMBOS to 7000:

PriceDataSocial DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
1 USD300 MBVarious 115 minutesShared with on-net call allowanceN/AN/A1 day
3 USD4 GBVarious 2Unlimited35 minutesN/A50 SMS7 days
5 USD5 GBVarious 2Unlimited50 minutes30 minutes50 SMS30 days
10 USD15 GBVarious 2Unlimited200 minutes30 minutes50 SMS30 days
15 USD20 GBVarious 2Unlimited300 minutes30 minutes50 SMS30 days
20 USD25 GBVarious 2UnlimitedUnlimited30 minutes50 SMS30 days

1 1 GB for Facebook & 1 GB for WhatsApp
2 1 GB for Facebook, 1 GB for Instagram, 1 GB for TikTok & 4 GB for WhatsApp

CNT Ecuador Nuevos Paquetes Plus Prepago Plans
Aplicaciones Prepago (Prepaid Applications) Plans – CNT Móvil

The Aplicaciones Prepago (Prepaid Applications) plans are social media data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Aplicaciones Prepago can be activated by dialing *611:

PriceDataApp(s)Validity
1 USD1 GBGoogle & YouTube1 day
1 USD1 GBInstagram1 day
1 USD1 GBNetflix1 day
1 USD1 GBSpotify1 day
1 USD1 GBTikTok1 day
1 USD1 GBWaze1 day
5 USD5 GBTeams, Webex & Zoom5 days
CNT Ecuador Aplicaciones Prepago Plans
© CNT Móvil

APN/Internet Settings – CNT Móvil

  • Name: CNT 4G
  • APN: internet.cnt.net.ec

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Ecuador

Getting a SIM card from Claro or CNT would do you well when considering an Ecuadorian SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.