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

Panama – mostly known for the Panama Canal, for being the bridge between North– and South America, and being a tropical country.

You most likely will not be staring at the canal the whole time during your trip (or you may not visit it at all).

Worry not, there are more fascinating things to do and see in the country.

Panama City has the Colonial Casco Viejo.

If you are more interested in relaxing, Coiba Island is a nice spot away from the busy city life of Panama City. Do not forget about Barú Volcano.

You will most likely share your travel experiences online on social media to make your friends and family jealous – I am not judging ;)

But you should know that international roaming can be expensive.

So expensive that it could cost you more than your accommodation in Panama. Or even worse, your whole trip!

Luckily, using a local SIM card is a way to stay connected at low costs. Instead of paying your home operator a premium for the privilege of using your main SIM card, you can instead enjoy local rates.

And SIM cards are not too expensive in Panama.

You can buy a Panamanian SIM card for 21 PAB (21.05 USD) or 35 PAB (35.10 USD) from +móvil (Cable & Wireless). Claro, Digicel & Tigo (formerly Movistar) SIM cards are free if purchased together with a plan. SIM cards are also sold at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY – at inflated prices).

See – not too bad, huh?

But before you try to get yourself a free SIM card from Claro, you may want to know if Claro is any good. Or what type of packages all the operators have to offer.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Panama Guide (logos of +móvil, Claro, Digicel & Tigo)

Original publication: 10th of January 2020. Last updated: 2nd of March 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Panama?

If you want to buy the best card in Panama, I recommend going with +móvil or Digicel. +móvil is regarded as the best mobile operator in Panama. Digicel has once won an award for being the fastest. Consider Claro (and Digicel) for plans with unlimited 4G/LTE data.

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

Panama has four mobile operators offering prepaid services that are easily accessible to travelers:

  • +movil (Cable & Wireless Panama)
  • Claro Panama
  • Digicel Panama
  • Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar Panama)
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Anyone living in or visiting Panama can buy a Panamanian SIM card with some restrictions.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Where Can You Buy a Panamanian SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get a Panamanian SIM card in +móvil (Cable & Wireless), Claro, Digicel & Tigo (formerly Movistar) stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. Some Panamanian airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

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

  • +móvil (Cable & Wireless): 21 PAB & 31 PAB
  • Claro Panama: free when purchased with a plan. Else, up to 3 PAB
  • Digicel Panama: free when purchased with a plan. Else, up to 3 PAB
  • Tigo Panama: free when purchased with a plan. Else, up to 3 PAB

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

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date PAB (Panamanian Balboa) to your currency (let's say USD – US Dollar) exchange rates.

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between PEN and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 PAB = 1 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Panama

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 Panamanian mobile operator offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

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

Buying an eSIM for Panama Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Latamlink, Island Hopper, Pancell Digital, Airalo & Alosim)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a Panamanian 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 Panama SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Panama 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 Panama:

  • Airalo: Pancell Digital (Panama only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin (Central- and South) America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Panama
  • Holafly: Panama – 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 Panama eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Panama Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Latamlink, Island Hopper, Pancell Digital, Airalo & Alosim)

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).

Panamanian Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through, +móvil (Cable & Wireless), Claro Panama, Digicel Panama & Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar Panama), 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 Panama offers us.


+móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

+ móvil (mas móvil) Panama Logo
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+móvil (Mas Móvil) by Cable & Wireless Panama is the largest mobile operator in Panama.

Cable & Wireless, using the Flow brand, is also active in the Caribbean.

+móvil uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about +móvil:

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

Coverage – +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

+móvil has the best 4G/LTE coverage in Panama.

Coverage and reception will be fine in urban areas and most rural ones.

However, your reception will suffer out in the mountains.

Below is +móvil's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

You can buy a +móvil SIM card 5 PAB with 1 GB of data and unlimited on-net minutes for 7 days or 15 PAB with 3 GB of data, unlimited WeChat and WhatsApp & unlimited on-net minutes for 30 days in Cable & Wireless stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. +móvil SIM cards are also sold at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY – at inflated prices).

Below is an overview of the two +móvil SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataOn-Net Minutes 1Off-Net MinutesValidity
21 PABPlan Especial Sin Limites Data IlimitadaUnlimitedUnlimited150 minutes30 days
27 PABPlan Conectado Sin Limites Data IlimitadaUnlimitedUnlimited250 minutes30 days
35 PABPlan Data Sin Limites Data IlimitadaUnlimitedUnlimited450 minutes30 days

1 also for Claro

Cable & Wireless +movil Panama SIM Card Prices
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You may have to dial *131# to activate 4G/LTE.

+móvil has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Note that +móvil offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

+móvil top-up vouchers are sold in Cable & Wireless stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Panama.

Remember, 7% sales tax will be deducted from each top-up.

Cable & Wireless +movil Panama Top-Up Locations

To top up your +móvil SIM card, dial *166*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *166*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 *165# or *555# to check your +móvil balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Más (My More) app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Cable & Wireless +movil Panama Mi Más App
© +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

+móvil has one data-featured prepaid plan: Planes de Data Prepago. It is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in PAB (Panamanian Balboa).

To convert PAB to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Planes de Data Prepago can be activated by dialing *456#:

PricePlanDataData To ShareOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
3.50 PABTodo, Todito x 3 DíasUnlimited500 MB10 minutesShared with on-net call allowanceN/A3 days
5 PABTodo, Todito x 7 Días Unlimited1 GBUnlimited 125 minutes100 SMS7 days
7 PABTodo, Todito x 10 Días Unlimited2 GBUnlimited 125 minites100 SMS10 days

1 also to Claro Panama phone numbers

Móvil Panamá Planes De Data Ilimitada Prepago Plans

APN/Internet Settings – +móvil (Cable & Wireless Panama)

  • Name: Mas Movil Internet
  • APN: apn01.cwpanama.com.pa

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Claro Panama

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Claro Panama, just Claro, is the second-largest operator in Panama.

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

Claro uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1900 MHz (Band 2)
  • VoLTE: No
  • 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 Panama

Claro has extensive coverage throughout Panama.

Coverage will be close to excellent in populated areas.

However, 4G/LTE reception vanishes in rural areas.

Below is Claro's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Claro Panama

You can buy a Claro SIM card for free, but a plan purchase is required (1 PAB to 15 PAB), in Claro stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Claro often hands out SIM cards for free at mall stands (like the Multiplaza Mall). Claro SIM cards are also sold at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY – at inflated prices).

Dial *123# to access the Claro menu.

Dial *555# to see your Claro phone number.

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Claro has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Claro.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Claro Panama

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

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
2 PAB – 2.99 PAB15 days
3 PAB – 4.99 PAB30 days
5 PAB – 9.99 PAB45 days
10 PAB – 14.99 PAB60 days
15 PAB – 29.99 PAB90 days
30 PAB – 50 PAB120 days

Remember, 7% sales tax will be deducted from each top-up.

To top up your Claro SIM card, dial *106*VoucherCode# or dial *123# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *106*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 *103# or *123# to check your Claro balance.

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

Claro Costa Rica El Salvador Honduras Guatemala Nicaragua App
© Claro

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Claro Panama

Claro has three data-featured prepaid plans:

Most Claro plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

I will list all the prices in PAB (Panamanian Balboa).

To convert PAB to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) 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.

Superpacks – Claro Panama

The Superpacks are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 456 to activate Superpacks:

PricePlanDataSocial DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesInternational Minutes 4On-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
1 PABSuperpack Ilimitado 1UnlimitedUnlimited 120 minutesN/AN/AN/A1 dayPlan 1
3 PABSuperpack Ilimitado 3UnlimitedUnlimited 1Unlimited10 minutes10 minutesUnlimited3 daysPlan 3
5 PABSuperpack Ilimitado 5UnlimitedUnlimited 2Unlimited15 minutes15 minutesUnlimited7 daysPlan 5
7 PABSuperpack Ilimitado 7UnlimitedUnlimited 2Unlimited20 minutes20 minutesUnlimited10 daysPlan 7
10 PABSuperpack Ilimitado 10UnlimitedUnlimited 2Unlimited30 minutes30 minutes50 SMS15 daysPlan 10
15 PABSuperpack 154 GB1 GB 3150 minutes150 minutes150 minutes75 SMS28 daysPlan 15

1 for undisclosed social media apps – probably the ones listed below
2 for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & WhatsApp
3 for Facebook & WhatsApp
4 toBrazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, France, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States & Venezuela

Claro Panama Superpacks
Paquetes de datos Local (Local Data Packages) – Claro Panama

The Paquetes de datos Local (Local Data Packages) are, as the name implies, are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *123# to activate Paquetes de datos Local:

PricePlanDataValidity
4.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 800 MB800 MB30 days
5.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 1.5 GB1.5 GB30 days
7.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 2 GB2 GB30 days
12.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 5 GB5 GB30 days
15.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 8 GB8 GB30 days
19.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 10 GB10 GB30 days
24.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 13 GB13 GB30 days
29.99 PABPaquete de datos Local 17 GB17 GB30 days
Claro Panama Paquete de datos Local Data Packages
Internet Móvil (Mobile Internet) Plans – Claro Panama

The Internet Móvil (Mobile Internet) plans are, as the name implies, are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Internet Móvil can be activated online:

PricePlanDataValidity
16 PABPlan Internet Móvil Plus B/.16.0020 GB1 month
20 PABPlan Internet Móvil Plus B/.20.0040 GB1 month
25 PABPlan Internet Móvil Plus B/.25.0060 GB1 month
Claro Panama Internet Móvil Mobile Internet Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Claro Panama

  • Name: Claro
  • APN: web.claro.com.pa
  • Username: claroweb
  • Password: claroweb

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Digicel Panama

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Panama, just Digicel, is the third-largest mobile operator in Panama.

It won the Panama Speedtest Fastest Mobile Network Award in 2018.

However, things have changed since then. Still, it is (often) the fastest mobile operator in Panama.

A reader, who wished to remain anonymous, was kind enough to send me a recent speed test done in 2021 – you can send me your speed tests too!

Digicel Panama Speedtest Result

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

Digicel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

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 Panama

Digicel has extensive coverage in Panama.

Its 4G/LTE reception is great in urban areas, but it lacks in rural places.

Below is Digicel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Panama

You can get a Digicel SIM card for free, but a plan purchase is required (5 PAB, 10 PAB, or 20 PAB), in Digicel stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Digicel SIM cards are also sold at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY – at inflated prices).

Dial *129# to see your Digicel phone number.

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Digicel has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Note that Digicel offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Panama

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

Remember, 7% sales tax will be deducted from each top-up.

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).

Digicel App
© Digicel

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Panama

Digicel has one data-featured prepaid plan: Planes Prepago (Prepaid Plans). It is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

I will list all the prices in PAB (Panamanian Balboa).

To convert PAB to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Dial *111# to activate Planes Prepago:

PricePlan4G/LTE Data3G DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesInternational Minutes 2Validity
5 PABPlan Ilimitado 7 DíasUnlimited3 GBUnlimited25 minutesShare with off-net call allowance7 days
10 PABPlan Ilimitado 14 DíasUnlimited6 GBUnlimited50 minutesShare with off-net call allowance14 days
20 PABPlan Ilimitado 30 DíasUnlimited12 GBUnlimited120 minutesShare with on-net call allowance30 days

1 for Billo, BiP, D'Music & GoLoud
2 for in China, Colombia, Costa Rica, México, USA, & Venezuela

Digicel Panama Planes Prepago Prepaid Plans


Note that if your device supports the 4G/LTE frequency used by Digicel (700 MHz on Band 28), you will get unlimited LTE data (although subject to a fair use policy).

If not, the data allowance under the 3G data column applies.

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

  • Listen More (Music) with D'Music
  • Listen More (Radio) with GoLoud
  • Share More with Bip
  • Store More with Billo
Digicel Panama Prime Bundle Apps
© Digicel Panama

Note that if your device supports the 4G/LTE frequency used by Digicel (700 MHz on Band 28), you will get unlimited LTE data (although subject to a fair use policy).

If not, the data allowance under the 3G data column applies.

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Panama

  • Name: Web Digicel
  • APN: web.digicelpanama.com

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Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar)

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© Tigo

Tigo Panama, just Tigo and formerly Movistar Panama, is the smallest mobile operator in Panama.

Millicom, with the mobile brand Tigo, acquired Movistar Panama's (Telefonica Moviles Panama) operations in 2019 and phased out the Movistar brand.

Tigo was Panama's second mobile operator to offer 4G/LTE services back in 2015.

Tigo, as a company, is active in various countries in Latin America and in Tanzania.

Tigo uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1900 MHz (Band 2)
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Tigo:

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

Coverage – Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar)

Tigo has extensive coverage in Panama. It has the second-best 4G/LTE coverage.

Below is Tigo's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar)

You can get a Tigo SIM card for free, but a plan purchase is required (3 PAB, 5 PAB, or 10 PAB), in Tigo stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Tigo SIM cards are also sold at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY – at inflated prices).

Tigo Panama SIM Card
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You may have to dial *312 to activate your Tigo SIM card.

Tigo has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Tigo.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar Panama)

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

Remember, 7% sales tax will be deducted from each top-up.

Tigo Panama Top-Up Locations

To top up your Tigo SIM card, dial *312VoucherCode# or dial *888#, select option 4, select option 4 again, select option 1, and enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *312123456# – there is no * or # between 312 and the VoucherCode.

Tigo Panama Top Up
© Tigo Panama

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 *312# and select option 1, or dial *888#, select option 4, and select option 2 to check your Tigo balance.

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

Tigo Panama Mi Tigo Panama App
© Tigo Panama

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar)

Tigo has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Paquetes Prepago (Prepaid Packages) (combo). It includes data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in PAB (Panamanian Balboa).

To convert PAB to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Dial *888# to activate Paquetes Prepago:

PricePlanDataSocial Media DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidity
3.50 PABData Ilimitada 3 díasUnlimitedUnlimited  10 minutesShared with on-net call allowanceUnlimitedShared with on-net SMS allowance3 days
5 PABPaquete 30 días WhatsApp1.5 GB 1Unlimited 220 minutesShared with on-net call allowanceUnlimitedN/A7 days
5 PABData Ilimitada 7 DíasUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited25 minutes 3Unlimited25 SMS7 days
10 PABPaquete 15 Días2.5 GB 1Unlimited 2Unlimited25 minutes 3UnlimitedN/A15 days

1 @ 3G speeds
2 WeChat & WhatsApp free for 30 days
3 25 minutes can be used for calls to any operator, including international long distance calls (Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador (Tigo), El Savlador (Tigo), Guatemala (Tigo), Hong Kong, Nicaragua (Tigo), Puerto Rico, Taiwan, the United States & Venezuela

Tigo Panama Prepago Paquetes Prepaid Packages

APN/Internet Settings – Tigo Panama (formerly Movistar)

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: internet.tigo.pa

Note: APN “internet.movistar.pa” has been retired. Unlike Movistar's APN settings, Tigo does not require a username or password anymore (movistarpa) – so leave those fields empty. Leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Getting a SIM card from Tigo would do you well when considering a Panamanian SIM card.

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