Buying a Prepaid SIM Card in Grenada Guide

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Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Grenada

Grenada has 2 telecom providers: Digicel Grenada and Flow Grenada. Both operators have 2G, 3G, and 3G/LTE networks.

Best SIM Card in Grenada

If you want to buy a SIM card in Grenada, I would recommend going with Digicel for low prices, high speeds, and more choice in packages.

SIM Card Registration Grenada

Like most countries in the Caribbean, you have to show your passport when buying a SIM card in Grenada.

Currency in Grenada

The East Caribbean Dollar, XCD, is pegged 2.70:1 to the US Dollar, meaning that 2:70 XCD is 1 USD (or 1 XCD is $0.37).

Digicel Grenada

Digicel Logo

Digicel Grenada, just Digicel, ended Flow’s monopoly back in 2003. In fact, Digicel has entered all Caribbean markets where Flow used to have a monopoly between 2000 and 2008.

In some Caribbean nations, the market share of both Digicel and Flow is the same, while in others, like Grenada, one is the clear winner. In the case of Grenada, Digicel is the favorite because of creative marketing.

Digicel SIM cards are sold for 15 XCD in Digicel stores and come with 10 XCD in credit. Top-up vouchers are sold in many shops around the country, but you can also top-up online with a credit card. You have to dial *120# to check your credit balance or you can use the My Digicel App.

Digicel has Prepaid Freedom Bundles, which are combo packs:

  • 6 XCD: 1 GB and 30 minutes for 1 day
  • 15 XCD: 1 GB and 200 minutes for 3 days
  • 28 XCD: 3 GB and 350 minutes for 7 days
  • 95 XCD: 8 GB and 1000 minutes for 30 days

You can activate a Digicel Prepaid Freedom Bundle online or on the My Digicel App. All Prepaid Freedom Bundles auto-renew if there is enough credit.

You can also upgrade your existing plans with the Digicel Prepaid Freedom Plus Bundles:

  • Extra 1 XCD: 1 GB and 60 on-net minutes for 1 day
  • Extra 5 XCD: 2 GB and 350 on-net minutes for 3 days
  • Extra 5 XCD: 10 GB and 1000 on-net minutes for 30 days
  • Extra 7 XCD: 4 GB and 450 on-net minutes for 7 days

These add-ons can be activated online or on the My Digicel App as well.

Finally, you have the Digicel Data Only LTE Plans, which only come with data:

  • 4 XCD: 350 MB for 1 day
  • 9 XCD: 750 MB for 3 days
  • 19 XCD: 1 GB for 7 days

Flow Grenada

Flow Logo

Flow Grenada, just Flow, used to have a monopoly in Grenada and various other Caribbean countries until Digicel decided to mess things up for them. Either way, Flow’s 3G coverage is still better than Digicel’s. However, since Grenada is a small nation, that does not say much.

Flow SIM cards are sold for 15 XCD and come with a Flow Prepaid 3 Days plan (1 GB, unlimited social messaging, 200 minutes, and 200 SMS) worth 12 XCD. If you are staying in Grenada for a short period, you may not even need to buy another data package.

Flow top-up cards are sold from 5 XCD to 200 XCD in various stores throughout Grenada, but you can also top-up online with a credit card. To check your Flow credit balance, dial *120# or use the Flow app.

Flow combo packs, called Always On Prepaid, come with unlimited social messaging, which include Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. The following plans Always On Prepaid are available:

  • 5 XCD: 1 GB, 25 minutes, and 25 SMS. Activation: dial *244*0#
  • 12 XCD: 1 GB, 200 minutes, and 200 SMS. Activation: dial *244*1#
  • 25 XCD: 4 GB, 350 minutes, and 350 SMS. Activation: dial *244*2#
  • 100 XCD: 10 GB, 1000 minutes, and 1000 SMS. Activation: dial *244*3#

To check your Flow data balance, dial *146*0# or use the Flow app.

Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Grenada

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

However, for some, getting a Grenadian SIM card is not an option. For example, your device may be SIM-locked, meaning that you cannot use any SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your operator.

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

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

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

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

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

The Best Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Grenada

Getting a SIM card from Digicel would do you well when considering a Grenadian SIM card.

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