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

Fiji – often referred to as the South Pacific paradise. It is known for its friendly people, amazing tropical islands, and for its coral reefs.

The island nation is a popular honeymoon destination.

While many Americans, Australians & Kiwis (New Zealand) tend to visit Fiji (because of their proximity), love birds all over the world flock to this island nation.

If you hate beaches and swimming, Fiji is not for you. With more than 300 islands, you are bound to spend a lot of time at the beach or near crystal clear waters.

But, the nation is not known for being an inexpensive travel destination.

In fact, even getting there can cost you a lot of money.

If only there was a way to reduce costs somehow.

International roaming can be expensive and is often not worth it.

Luckily, you can buy a local SIM card, like a Fijian one, to enjoy local rates.

And I can tell you already, Fiji is one of the cheapest countries in the world for mobile data. It is the most affordable in the region.

But how expensive are SIM cards?

You can get a Fijian SIM card for free from Vodafone and Digicel. Vodafone may require you to top-up or buy a plan on the spot. Digicel requires you to do so. Digicel has three tourist SIM cards, ranging from 29 FJD (12.80 USD) to 99 FJD (43.65 USD). SIM cards are available at Nadi International Airport.

Free SIM cards!? Amazing!

Well, yeah, free – but SIM cards can be criminally expensive in Oceania. So let's be happy with this kind of free ;)

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

Buying a SIM Card in Fiji Guide (logos of Vodafone & Digicel)

Original publication: 18th of December 2019. Last updated: 14th of January 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Fiji?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Fiji, I recommend going with Vodafone or Digicel. Both mobile operators have great coverage and about the same speeds. Vodafone is the best option in most aspects, but it is also the most expensive. Digicel is the cheapest, but the quality may be lacking at times.

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Fiji has two mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Vodafone Fiji
  • Digicel Fiji
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Anyone 18 years old or older living in or visiting Fiji can buy a Fijian SIM card from Vodafone Fiji or Digicel Fiji without restrictions.

Regarding the registration requirements, you must show your passport at the point of purchase (if you buy your SIM card in Vodafone Fiji or Digicel Fiji + select airports (resellers)) or go through self-registration on the mobile operators' websites.

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Where Can You Buy an Fijian SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get a Fijian SIM card in Vodafone and Digicel stores. Some airports may sell (tourist) SIM cards (at higher prices).

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

  • Vodafone Fiji: free, but top-up or plan purchase may be required
  • Digicel Fiji: free, but top-up or plan purchase is required

The following Fijian mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Digicel Fiji: 29 FJD (Data Traveler), 49 FJD (Smart Traveler 49) & 99 FJD (Premium Traveler 99)

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned earlier.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date FJD (Fijian Dollar) to your currency (let's say NZD – New Zealand Dollar) exchange rates.

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

  • FJD = 0.45 USD
  • 10 FJD = 4.40 USD
  • 100 FJD = 44.10 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Fiji

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want a local Fijian eSIM, you are out of luck because the mobile operators do not sell them (to prepaid customers).

But remember that you have to comply with Fiji's SIM card registration regulations, even when you get a Fijian eSIM.

If you do not wish to deal with registration for whatever reason, like privacy, consider getting a travel eSIM for Fiji.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for Fiji and even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Fiji eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Fiji Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Vodafone, Vinaka FiJi & Airalo)

Here is a quick introduction to your Fiji travel eSIM options:

Use these discount codes when getting one of these travel eSIMs:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • 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)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Fiji eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Fiji Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Vodafone, Vinaka FiJi & Airalo)

Fijian Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Vodafone Fiji & Digicel Fiji, and go through:

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

Let's see what Fijian mobile operators can offer us.


Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone Logo
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Vodafone Fiji, just Vodafone, is the largest mobile operator in Fiji.

Although using the popular Vodafone brand name, this Vodafone is owned by the Fiji National Provident fund – not by the Vodafone Group.

Vodafone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

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

Coverage – Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone has the best coverage in Fiji.

4G/LTE is available on Viti Levu & Vanua Levu – Fiji's two largest islands.

The smaller islands have to deal with 3G or, if unlucky, 2G only.

Below is Vodafone Fiji's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Fiji

You can get a Vodafone SIM card for free in Vodafone stores. You may be expected to top-up or buy a plan on the spot. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Nadi International Airport.

Vodafone Fiji Free SIM Card Offer
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It is also possible to get a Vodafone eSIM.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone top-up vouchers are sold in Vodafone stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
1 FJD – 4 FJD30 days
5 FJD – 20 FJD90 days
21 FJD – 35 FJD180 days
36 FJD =>360 days
Vodafone Fiji My Vodafone Mascot
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To top up your Vodafone SIM card, dial *555# 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 *555# to check your Vodafone balance.

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

Vodafone Fiji My Vodafone Fiji App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone has three data-featured prepaid plans:

All Vodafone plans can be activated by dialing *555#.

I will list all the prices in FJD (Fijian Dollar).

To convert FJD to your currency (let's say USD) 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.

*555# Mobile Internet Data Plans – Vodafone Fiji

The *555# Mobile Internet Data Plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following *555# Mobile Internet Data Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing *555#:

PricePlanData 1Validity
1 FJDSuper Hour1 GB1 hours
3 FJDGiga 38 GB 224 hours
3 FJDNight Plan30 GB00:00 – 05:00
4 FJDGiga 412 GB 224 hours
8 FJDGiga 820 GB 27 days
8 FJDNight PlanUnlimited00:00 – 05:00
9 FJDGiga 930 GB 27 days
11 FJDGiga 1135 GB10 days
12 FJDGiga 1240 GB10 days
15 FJDGiga 1560 GB15 days
16 FJDGiga 1665 GB15 days
25 FJDGiga 25125 GB25 days
35 FJDGiga 35200 GB 230 days
50 FJDGiga 50300 GB30 days

1 for auto-renewals is valid for all plans except for Super Hour
2 with data roll-over

Vodafone Fiji #555# Mobile Internet Bundles
*555# Giga Mobile Internet Data Plans – Vodafone Fiji

The *555# Giga Mobile Internet Data Plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access)

The following *555# Giga Mobile Internet Data Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing *555#:

PricePlanDataValidity
3 FJDGiga 38 GB 124 hours
4 FJDGiga 412 GB 124 hours
8 FJDGiga 820 GB 17 days
9 FJDGiga 930 GB 17 days
11 FJDGiga 1133 GB10 days
15 FJDGiga 1560 GB15 days
16 FJDGiga 1665 GB15 days
25 FJDGiga 25125 GB25 days
35 FJDGiga 35200 GB 130 days
50 FJDGiga 50250 GB30 days

1 with data-rollover

Vodafone Fiji 555 Giga Mobile Internet Data Plans
*555# Mobile Internet Bundles VIP – Vodafone Fiji

The *555# Mobile Internet Bundles VIP are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following *555# Mobile Internet Bundles VIP are available, which can be activated by dialing *555#:

PricePlanDataValidity
4 FJDGiga 4 Data Plan12 GB24 hours
9 FJDGiga 9 Data Plan30 GB7 days
12 FJDGiga 12 Data Plan40 GB10 days
35 FJDGiga 35 Data Plan200 GB30 days
Vodafone Fiji 555# Mobile Internet Bundles VIP

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Fiji

  • Name: VF Fiji Internet
  • APN: live.vodafone.com.fj

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Digicel Fiji

Digicel Logo

Digicel Fiji, just Digicel, is the other mobile operator in Fiji.

It ended Vodafone's monopoly in 2008 when it entered the Fijian market.

It gained a sizable market share with an aggressive pricing strategy.

Digicel, as a company, is active in the CaribbeanCentral AmericaOceania.

Digicel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 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 Fiji

Digicel has extensive coverage in Fiji.

4G/LTE is available on Viti Levu & Vanua Levu – Fiji's two largest islands.

The smaller islands have to deal with 3G or, if unlucky, 2G only.

Below is Digicel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Fiji

You can get a Digicel SIM card for free in Digicel stores. However, you are expected to top-up or purchase a plan on the spot. The Data SIM costs 17 FJD with 2 GB valid for 1 month. SIM cards are also available at Nani International Airport.

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You may have to call 122 to activate your SIM card.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Tourist SIM – Digicel's tourist SIM card.

If you get a SIM card at Nani International Airport, there is a possibility to get a free SIM card with 2 GB and 10 local/international minutes valid for 48 hours.

You can also get one of these three Digicel Tourist SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinuteLocal SMSValidity
20 FJDTraveler 2075 GBUnlimited30 minutesN/A7 days
35 FJDTraveler 35175 GBUnlimited60 minutesUnlimited30 days
50 FJDTraveler 50225 GBUnlimited200 minutesUnlimited30 days

1 to Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom & the United States

Digicel Fiji Tourist SIM Cards

Digicel has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Fiji

Digicel top-up vouchers are sold in Digicel stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 3 FJD
  • 4 FJD
  • 7 FJD
  • 10 FJD
  • 15 FJD
  • 15 FJD
  • 25 FJD
  • 50 FJD
  • 100 FJD

To top up your Digicel SIM card, dial *121*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *121*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 *120# to check your Digicel balance.

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

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Fiji

Digicel has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Prime Data Plan (combo). It includes data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in FJD (Fijian Dollar).

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

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The following Prime Data Plan are available, which you can activate by dialing *555#:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
3 FJD3 Day Prime Data Plan10 GB2 GB 5-hour video chat$3 Free Credit$3 Free Credit$3 Free Credit1 days
7 FJD7 Day Prime Data Plan20 GB5 GB 12.5-hour video chat$7 Free C$7 Free C$7 Free C7 days
10 FJD14 Day Prime Data Plan 40 GB7.5 GB 20-hour video chat$30 Free Credit$30 Free Credit$30 Free Credit14 days
15 FJD30 Day Prime Data Plan 90 GB15 GB 37.5-hour video chat$45 Free Credit$45 Free Credit$45 Free Credit15 days
20 FJD28 Day Prime Data Plan 125 GB20 GB 50-hour video ch$80 Free Credit$80 Free Credit$80 Free Credit28 days
25 FJD30 Day Prime Data Plan 150 GB10 GB 25-hour video chat100 minutes 2shared with local calls allowanceUnlimited on-net SMS only30 days
35 FJD30 Day Prime Data Plan 250 GB10 GB 25-hour video chat250 minutes 2shared with local calls allowanceUnlimited on-net SMS only30 days

1 for BiP
2 +unlimited on-net call allowance

Digicel Fiji Prepaid Prime Data Plan

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Fiji

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

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Fiji

Getting a SIM card from Vodafone or Digicel would do you well when considering a Fijian card.

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