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2 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Grenada: Buying Guide

Grenada – also known as the Spice Island (Spice Isle) because it is home to a wide variety of spices and herbs.

It is sometimes also known for its name being similar to the word grenade.

But when I asked my partner if they thought it sounded similar, they looked at me like I had two heads 🥴.

Anyway… Grenada is home to various stunning beaches.

There is a big chance you will be spending most of your time on the beach.

A good reason to post cocktail photos on the Gram!

But before you get excited by the idea of making your followers jealous of you, you should know that international roaming, using your home SIM card abroad, can be super expensive.

That boomerang (an Instagram feature – for the boomers among us who did not know what I was on about) of you toasting with your colorful cocktail can cost you much more than the cocktail itself.

That is why you should use a local SIM card when abroad, like a Grenadian one, so that you can enjoy local rates and not break the bank when using your phone abroad.

But how expensive are SIM cards in Grenada then?

You can get a Grenadian SIM card for 15 XCD from Flow and 25 XCD from Digicel in their stores. They are not sold at Grenada/St. George's-Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).

Compared to many neighboring islands, those are generous and affordable deals.

It can be much more expensive in the area.

But there are quite some things you should know before getting yourself a Grenadian SIM card.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Grenada Guide

Original publication: 10th of March 2020. Last updated: 13th of April 2022.


Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Grenada?

You can buy a Grenadian SIM card from Digicel and Flow as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Gredana.

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

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

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Grenada?

You can get a Grenadian SIM card in the official stores of Digicel and Flow. They are not available at Grenada/St. George's-Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).

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

  • Digicel Grenada: 25 XCD
  • Flow Grenada: 15 XCD
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Can You Use Your Phone in Grenada?

Grenada 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

Grenada uses a mix of American frequencies and European frequencies for 2G and 3G, depending on the mobile operator. 4G/LTE is exclusively on American 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 Grenada.

It supports traditional American frequencies on 2G, 3G & 4G/LTE, meaning that you can take full advantage of its network.

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 want to go with Digicel Grenada.

It supports traditional European frequencies on 2G and 3G, but you will not be able to use its 4G/LTE network.

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 Grenada

Grenada has two mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Digicel Grenada
  • Flow Grenada

The following frequencies are used in Grenada:

  • 2G: 850 MHz, 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 13 & Band 17)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Grenada, 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.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Grenada

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 Grenada (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 Grenada

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

Best SIM Card in Grenada

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Grenada, I recommend going with Digicel. It has the best coverage and the fastest speeds. Moreover, Digicel also has attractive plans (Prime Bundles) with dedicated data allowances for Prime apps, TikTok & YouTube (up to 30 GB/app).

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Best eSIM in Grenada

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

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

Grenada Fortnet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

If you plan on visiting other neighboring Caribbean nations, consider the Island Hopper eSIM with 1 GB of data (7 days) in Grenada 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!

SIM Card Registration Grenada

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

Grenada Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Grenada

The Caribbean used to be a super expensive region for mobile data.

However, that has changed in recent years.

But has this change positively impacted Grenada too? How expensive is mobile data in Grenada?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Grenada is 2.44 USD, below the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Compared to 2019's figures, the average cost of 1 GB of data has gone down by 79.7%.

While there is not much information about mobile data speeds in the country because not many people do speed tests there, I can mention something about speeds.

In the Caribbean, you can expect your speeds to range between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps.

With reasonably priced SIM cards, close to excellent nationwide coverage, decent mobile download speeds, and low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Grenada.

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Currency in Grenada

East Caribbean Dollar Notes (5, 10, 20, 50 & 100)
© Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Grenada uses the East Caribbean Dollar with the symbol XCD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as ECD, EC$, or $. For example, 25 ECD = ECD/EC$/$ 25.

XCD is pegged 2.70:1 to the US Dollar (USD), meaning that 2.70 XCD is 1 USD. 27.10 XCD would be 10 USD. 270 is 100 USD, etc.

1 XCD is 0.37 USD, 10 XCD is 3.70 USD, 100 XCD is 37 USD – you know the drill.

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Their fees are MUCH lower than banks, and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

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Grenada Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Digicel Grenada & Flow Grenada, 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 Grenada has to offer to us.


Digicel Grenada

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Grenada, just Digicel, is one of the two mobile operators in Grenada.

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: 700 MHz (Band 17)

This is what you will learn about Digicel:

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

Coverage – Digicel Grenada

Digicel has the best coverage in Grenada.

Below is Digicel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Grenada

You can get a Digicel SIM card for 25 XCD in Digicel stores. They are not sold at Grenada/St. George's-Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).

You may have to dial *122# to activate your Digicel SIM card if your SIM card does not work upon purchase.

Dial *129# to see your Digicel phone number.

Dial *140# to access the Digicel menu.

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 Grenada

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

To top up your Digicel SIM card, dial *125# 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 *120# or *140# to check your Digicel balance.

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

Digicel App
© Digicel

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Grenada

Digicel has two types of data-featured plans: Prepaid Prime Bundles (combo) & Prime Plus Bundles (combo).

All Digicel plans can be activated by dialing *140#.

Prepaid Prime Bundles – Digicel Grenada

The Prepaid 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

The following Prepaid Prime Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *140#:

PricePlanAny Use DataListen More (Music) DataListen More (Radio) DataWatch More DataPlay More DataShare More DataKnow More DataStore More DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesInternational MinutesValidity
6 XCD1 Day Digicel Prime Bundle1 GB 1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB75 minutes25 minutesN/A1 day 
25 XCD7 Day Digicel Brime Bundle 5 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB450 minutes150 minutes25 minutes7 days 
95 XCD30 Day Digicel Prime Bundle 12 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 1000 minutes400 minutes100 minutes 30 days 

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

Prepaid Prime Bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, dial *140#.

Digicel Grenada Prime Bundles
Prime Plus Bundles – Digicel Grenada

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

Unlike the Prepaid Prime Bundles, Prime Plus Bundles include TikTok and YouTube data allowances as well.

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

The following Prime Plus Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *140#:

PricePlanAny Use DataListen More (Music) DataListen More (Radio) DataWatch More DataPlay More DataShare More DataKnow More DataStore More DataTikTok DataYouTube DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
6 XCD1 Day Prime Plus Bundle1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GBUnlimitedN/A1 day
15 XCD3 Day Prime Plus Bundle2 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
35 XCD7 Day Prime Plus Bundle5 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
115 XCD30 Day Prime Plus Bundle10 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days

1 +100 international minutes

Prepaid Prime Plus Bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, dial *140#.

Digicel Grenada Prime Plus Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Grenada

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

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Flow Grenada

Flow Logo
© Flow

Flow Grenada, just Flow, is one of the two mobile operators in Grenada.

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

Flow uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 13)

This is what you will learn about Flow:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Flow SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods
* Plan & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Flow Grenada

Flow has extensive coverage in Grenada.

However, Flow's 4G/LTE coverage is worse that Digicel Grenada's.

Below is Flow's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Flow Grenada

You can get a Flow SIM card for 15 XCD with the Prepaid 3 Days Plan (1 GB of data, unlimited SWIFT data, 200 local minutes & 200 local SMS – worth 12 XCD) in Flow stores. They are not sold at Grenada/St. George's-Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).

Flow Grenada SIM Card Price

© Flow

Dial *129# to access the Flow menu.

Dial *555# to see your Flow phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Flow Grenada

Flow top-up vouchers are sold in Flow stores and from Recharge Partners, including grocery stores, gas stations & bars.

To top up your Flow SIM card, dial *129# 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 *120# or *3733 to check your Flow balance.

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

Flow App
© Flow

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Flow Grenada

Flow has one type of data-featured plan: the Always On Plans. It includes data, minutes & SMS.

The following Always On Plans are available, which you can activate by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataSWIFT Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
5 XCD1-Day Plan1 GBUnlimited25 minutes25 SMS1 day *244*0#
12 XCD3-Day Plan1 GBUnlimited200 minutes200 SMS3 days *244*1#
25 XCD7-Day Plan3 GBUnlimited350 minutes350 SMS7 days *244*2#
100 XCD30-Day Plan 10 GB Unlimited1000 minutes1000 SMS30 days *244*3#

1 for Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

Flow Grenada Always On Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Flow Grenada

  • Name: Flow Internet
  • APN: ppinternet

Note: do not use just “internet” as a prepaid customer. That APN is reserved for postpaid customers. Leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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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 other SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your mobile 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 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 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 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 Grenada.

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 Grenada

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

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other Caribbean Countries

Visiting other countries in the Caribbean? Check out my Caribbean SIM card buying guide, covering other Caribbean nations, such as:

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