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Saint Barthélemy: 3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Saint Barthélemy (St Barts) – known for its luxury resorts, world-class restaurants & beaches.

The island is so popular that it is the home to many celebrities.

Or they have their second, third, or 25th (summer) home in Saint Barthélemy – they have too much money anyway🥲.

Unlike the rich, one thing you should be wary of is the international roaming rates mobile operators can charge you – international roaming can be expensive.

That is why I recommend getting local SIM cards because they are almost always cheaper than roaming, and you can enjoy local rates.

Luckily, SIM cards are not too expensive in Saint Barthélemy, but they are not cheap either.

You can get a Barthélemois SIM card for 10 EUR (11.30 USD) from Digicel, 15 EUR (17 USD) from Orange & 14.90 EUR (16.80 USD) to 35.90 EUR (40.50 USD) from Dauphin Telecom in their stores. SIM cards are not sold at Saint Barthélemy/St. Jean/Rémy de Haenen/Gustaf III Airport (SBH).

Those prices may seem expensive to some, but those are normal for Caribbean standards.

Except for the 35.90 EUR SIM card from Dauphin Telecom. But that one includes some perks.

Imagine if you had to spend 36 EUR/40 EUR just for a SIM card 😳.

The Falkland Islands know all about it 🥴.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Saint Barthélemy Guide (logos of Orange, Dauphin Telecom & Digicel)

Original publication: 20th of December 2021. Last updated: 26th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)?

You can buy a Barthélemois SIM card from Digicel, Dauphin Telecom & Orange as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Saint Barthélemy.

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

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

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)?

You can get a Barthélemois SIM card in the official stores of Digicel, Dauphin Telecom & Orange. They are not available at Saint Barthélemy/St. Jean/Rémy de Haenen/Gustaf III Airport (SBH).

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

  • Digicel Saint Barthélemy: 10 EUR
  • Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy): 14.90 EUR, 29.90 EUR & 35.90 EUR
  • Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe): 15 EUR
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Can You Use Your Phone in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)?

Saint Barthélemy uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Saint Barthélemy. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Saint Barthélemy, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Saint Barthélemy.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Saint Barthélemy or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Saint Barthélemy (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

Saint Barthélemy has three mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)
  • Digicel Saint Barthélemy
  • Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

The following frequencies are used in Saint Barthélemy:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Saint Barthélemy, check out this page by Will My Phone Work.

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 Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFI calling) are available in Saint Barthélemy.

However, not all mobile operators in Saint Barthélemy offer VoLTE and VoWiFi.

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Saint Barthélemy:

  • Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy) and Digicel Saint Barthélemy do not offer VoLTE and VoWiFi (yet).

This means that when you make a call with Dauphin Telecom and Digicel, 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 Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

5G NR is not available in Saint Barthélemy as of 2022, and the French telecom regulator, ARCEP, has not made any andications of when it will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Saint Barthélemy, I recommend going with Orange. It has the fastest speeds in the territory. Moreover, it allows for free roaming in the French West Indies (French Guiana (Guyane), Guadeloupe, Martinique & Saint Martin – called Zone Locale).

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Best eSIM in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM to prepaid customers in Saint Barthélemy yet.

Note that the Barthélemois mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Saint Barthélemy (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Saint Barthélemy (Barnet) eSIM from Airalo with 1 GB of data for 7 days.

Saint Barthélemy Barnet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Now, you may think this is a sad selection or that 1 GB of data is insufficient.

Both points are true… I agree – but you can make unlimited top-ups with the Barnet eSIM through the Airalo website or apps.

So if you need 5 GB of data, you can purchase the Barnet 1 GB eSIM and get four 1 GB top-ups.

Yes, it is a bit inconvenient for now; Airalo may offer 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB plans with a 30-day validity for Saint Barthélemy soon, as it did for many other countries it supports.

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Saint Barthélemy Barnet eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide.

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

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TIP: check out my Best Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Saint Barthélemy, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

As you can see, the Island Hopper eSIM cannot be used in Saint Barthélemy (yet).

However, as many who visit the Saint Barthélemy do not just stay in Saint Barthélemy (often go to Saint Martin), you can consider it.

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Saint Barthélemy and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Saint Barthélemy.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Saint Barthélemy, I recommend going with SimCorner's Europe SIM cards that covers Europe (mainly the European Union) and parts Asia, Central America & South America – all in one SIM card.

SimCorner Europe Travel SIM Card (7 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner
SimCorner UK and Europe Travel SIM Card (100 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner

You have these four options:

The SimCorner Europe SIM cards can be used in Saint Barthélemy and the following other countries:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy (St Barts)
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • Vatican City (Holy See)

SimCorner's Europe & UK Travel SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) & Europe Data SIM card (12 GB for 60 days) can also be used in the following Asian, Central American & South American countries:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Macau
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
SimCorner Europe & UK Travel SIM Card (12 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner
SimCorner Europe Data SIM card (12 GB for 60 days)
© SimCorner

If this selection of countries is still not enough, get SimCorner's International SIM card with 6 GB of data for 15 days to be used in Africa, the Americas (all), Asia, Europe (also outside of the European Union), the Middle East & Oceania (100+ countries).

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner

Instead of spending between 5 USD to 15 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Saint Barthélemy. It will be done at the point of sale.

EU Roaming in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Saint Barthélemy is part of the European Union (EU) because the territory is part of France.

Since June 2017, those with EU/EEA (European Economic Area) SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including Saint Barthélemy/France.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Barthélemois SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. Mobile operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP).

In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and Nordics), mobile operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your mobile operator offers free roaming while in Saint Barthélemy or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Barthélemois SIM Cards

EU Roaming Banner
© European Parliament

Saint Barthélemy/France and the Barthélemois/French mobile operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on. However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

Moreover, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period.

If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Saint Barthélemy (Barts) Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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The Caribbean is certainly not known for being a cheap travel destination.

Many of the Caribbean nations have many high-end resorts.

They are fun, but they are off-limits for your on-a-budget backpacker – if you get me.

So what about mobile data rates? Are they low in Saint Barthélemy?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Saint Barthélemy is 2.36 USD, below the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Saint Barthélemy Mobile Data Rates 2021

For Caribbean standards, mobile data rates have not been excessive in Saint Barthélemy.

Just look at the Cayman Islands – the average cost of 1 GB of data used to be 26.79 USD back in 2019. Crazy!

Caribbean Mobile Data Rates Stats 2021

While there is not much information about mobile data speeds in Saint Barthélemy 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 Orange Saint Barthélemy, however, with its expertise from France, you can expect even faster speeds compared to its competitors.

But do not get too excited – you will not get the same download speeds as in France itself, which is in the top 25 countries with the fastest mobile download speeds worldwide.

With reasonably priced SIM cards, close to islandwide coverage, fast mobile download speeds, and below average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Saint Barthélemy.

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Currency in Saint Barthélemy (Barts)

50 Euro Bank Note
© European Central Bank (ECB)

Saint Barthélemy uses the Euro with the symbol EUR (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just . For example, 25 EUR = €25.

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

  • 1 EUR = 1.20 USD
  • 10 EUR = 12.15 USD
  • 100 EUR = 121.55 USD

For up-to-date EUR:USD exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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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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Barthélemois Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy), Digicel Saint Barthélemy & Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe), 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 Saint Barthélemy has to offer to us.


Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy Logo
© Dauphin Telecom

Dauphin Telecom Saint Barthélemy, just Dauphin Telecom, is one of the mobile operators in Saint Barthélemy.

It operates as just one network in both Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin, allowing for free roaming in both territories.

Dauphin Telecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Dauphin Telecom:

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

Coverage – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

Dauphin Telecom has the worst coverage in Saint Barthélemy.

However, it still has extensive territory-wide coverage.

Below is Dauphin Telecom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

You can get a Dauphin Telecom SIM card, called Easy Card, for 14.90 EUR, 29.90 EUR, or 35.90 EUR in the Dauphin Telecom store on Rue Oscar II Gustavia. They are not sold at Saint Barthélemy/St. Jean/Rémy de Haenen/Gustaf III Airport (SBH).

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The following Dauphin Telecom SIM cards are available:

SIM Card PriceCreditDataLocal SMS
14.90 EURN/A750 MBN/A
29.90 EURN/A1.5 GBN/A
35.90 EUR10 EUR1 GBUnlimited
Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy Easy Card SIM Card Prices
© Dauphin Telecom

Dauphin Telecom has no eSIMs.

Note that the Barthélemois mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Saint Barthélemy (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Saint Barthélemy (Barnet) eSIM from Airalo with (1 GB of data for 7 daystop-ups are available).

Saint Barthélemy Barnet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

As you can see, the Island Hopper eSIM cannot be used in Saint Barthélemy (yet).

However, as many who visit the Saint Barthélemy do not just stay in Saint Barthélemy (often go to Saint Martin), you can consider it.

TIP: check out my Best Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Saint Barthélemy, including ones not mentioned above.

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Dial #555# to access the Dauphin Telecom menu.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

Dauphin Telecom top-up vouchers are sold in the Dauphin Telecom store and from Top Up Vendors, including kiosks, gas stations & grocery stores.

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.

When you recharge online or on the TopUp Dauphin Telecom app, you can get a credit bonus of up to 20% for recharges of 12 EUR, 15 EUR, or 20 EUR.

Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy TopUp Dauphin Telecom App
© Dauphin Telecom

Below are the bonuses:

Online Top-UpCredit
12 EUR13.20 EUR (10% bonus)
15 EUR17.25 EUR (15% bonus)
20 EUR24 EUR (20% bonus)
Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy Online & App Top-Up Bonus Credit
© Dauphin Telecom

Dial #555# to see your Dauphin Telecom balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

Dauphin Telecom has one data-featured top-up that acts as a plan: Rechargement Top Up. It is a data-only top-up/plan.

The following Rechargement Top Up are available:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR500 MB1 month
10 EUR1 GB1 month
15 EUR2 GB1 month
20 EUR4 GB1 month
35 EUR10 GB1 month
Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy Rechargement Top Up Data Plans
© Dauphin Telecom

APN/Internet Settings – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Barthélemy)

  • Name: dauphin
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Digicel Saint Barthélemy

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Saint Barthélemy, just Digicel but officially Digicel Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy, is one of the mobile operators in Saint Barthélemy.

It operates as just one network in both Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin, allowing for free roaming in both territories.

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: 800 MHz (Band 20)

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 Saint Barthélemy

Digicel has extensive coverage in Saint Barthélemy.

4G/LTE is available in all populated areas.

Below is Digicel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Digicel‘s official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

You can get a Digicel SIM card, called Pack Carte Premium, for 10 EUR with 5 EUR credit in the Digicel store across Saint Barthélemy/St. Jean/Rémy de Haenen/Gustaf III Airport (SBH – around Marché U).

Digicel Saint Martin Saint Barthélemy Pack Carte Premium SIM Card Price
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Digicel has no eSIMs.

Note that the Barthélemois mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Saint Barthélemy (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Saint Barthélemy (Barnet) eSIM from Airalo with (1 GB of data for 7 daystop-ups are available).

Saint Barthélemy Barnet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

As you can see, the Island Hopper eSIM cannot be used in Saint Barthélemy (yet).

However, as many who visit the Saint Barthélemy do not just stay in Saint Barthélemy (often go to Saint Martin), you can consider it.

TIP: check out my Best Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Saint Barthélemy, including ones not mentioned above.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

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

To top up your Digicel SIM card, dial *133#VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *133#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.

That link does indeed refer you to the online top-up page of Guadeloupe – it is shared with Guadeloupe, Saint Barthelémy & Saint Martin.

Dial *133# to check your Digicel balance.

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

Digicel App
© Digicel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

Digicel has two data-featured plans: Offres Carte/Card Offers (combo) & Pass Extra Data (data add-on).

Offres Carte/Recharge Premium (Card Offers) – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

The Offres Carte (Card Offers), also referred to Recharge Premium, are combo plans with data, minutes & SMS.

The following Offres Carte/Recharge Premium are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
2 EURRecharge Premium €2500 MB30 minutesUnlimited1 day
5 EURRecharge Premium €51 GB60 minutesUnlimited5 days
10 EURRecharge Premium €103 GB120 minutesUnlimited10 days
25 EURRecharge Premium €2510 GB180 minutesUnlimited30 days
Digicel Saint Martin Saint Barthélemy Offres Carte Recharge Premium Plans
Pass Extra Data – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

The Pass Extra Data is a data add-on. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

For 5 EUR, you get 2 GB until your Offres Carte/Recharge Premium plan expires.

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR2 GBUntil plan expires
Digicel Saint Martin Saint Barthélemy Pass Extra Data Add-On

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Saint Barthélemy

  • Name: Digicel
  • APN: webdigicelfr.com

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Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

Orange Logo
© Orange

Orange Saint Barthélemy, just Orange but officially Orange Caraïbe, is one of the mobile operators in Saint Barthélemy.

It is run by the same Orange from France.

Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe & the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Orange:

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

Coverage – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

Orange has the best coverage in Saint Barthélemy.

4G/LTE is available almost everywhere.

Below is Orange's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

You can get an Orange SIM card for 15 EUR in the Orange store (Boutique) in Saint Jean (St Jean Centre Neptune). They are not sold at Saint Barthélemy/St. Jean/Rémy de Haenen/Gustaf III Airport (SBH).

You can also get the Welcome Pack for 25 EUR.

In addition to paying 15 EUR for the Orange SIM card, you need to recharge 10 EUR.

Then you get 15 EUR credit and 100 MB for 30 days.

Orange Saint Barthélemy Welcome Pack
© Orange Caraïbe
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Orange has no eSIMs.

Note that the Barthélemois mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Saint Barthélemy (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Saint Barthélemy (Barnet) eSIM from Airalo with (1 GB of data for 7 daystop-ups are available).

Saint Barthélemy Barnet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

As you can see, the Island Hopper eSIM cannot be used in Saint Barthélemy (yet).

However, as many who visit the Saint Barthélemy do not just stay in Saint Barthélemy (often go to Saint Martin), you can consider it.

TIP: check out my Best Saint Barthélemy eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Saint Barthélemy, including ones not mentioned above.

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Note that Orange 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 – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

Orange top-up vouchers are sold in the Orange store (Boutique) in Saint Jean, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Saint Barthélemy.

The following top-ups are available:

Top-UpBonus DataCredit ValiditySIM Card Validity
5 EUR – 9 EUR50 MB6 days3 months
10 EUR – 19 EUR200 MB15 days9 months
20 EUR – 29 EUR500 MB45 days9 months
30 EUR – 49 EUR1 GB 60 days9 months
50 EUR – 100 EUR2 GB90 days9 months

To top up your Orange SIM card, dial #124# 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.

Dial #123# to check your Orange balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Orange et moi Caraïbe (Orange and me Caribbean) app (Android/iOS).

Orange French Guiana Guadeloupe Martinique Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Orange et moi Caraïbe Orange and me Caribbean App
© Orange Caraïbe

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

Orange has three data-featured plans that act as top-ups:

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

Les Recharges Max (Max Refills) – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

The Les Recharges Max (Max Refills) are combo plans/top-ups with data, minutes & SMS.

The following Les Recharges Max are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
10 EURN/AUnlimitedUnlimited5 days
15 EUR100 MBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
20 EUR200 MBUnlimitedUnlimited10 days
Orange Saint Barthélemy Les Recharges Max Refills
Les Recharges Classiques – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

The Les Recharges Classiques (Classic Refills) are data-only plans/top-ups.

The following Les Recharges Classiques are available:

PriceDataValidity
3 EUR500 MB10 days
5 EUR1 GB10 days
15 EUR3 GB30 days
50 EUR30 GB60 days
Orange Saint Barthélemy Les Recharges Internet Top-Ups
Les Recharges Internet – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

The Les Recharges Internet (Internet Refills) are top-ups with bonus data allowances, meaning you keep the money you spent as credit.

The following Les Recharges Internet are available:

PriceCredit(Bonus) DataValidity
5 EUR5 EUR500 MB6 days
10 EUR10 EUR200 MB15 days
20 EUR20 EUR500 MB45 days
30 EUR30 EUR1 GB50 days
50 EUR50 EUR2 GB90 days
Orange Saint Barthélemy Les Recharges Classiques Classic Refills

APN/Internet Settings – Orange Saint Barthélemy (Orange Caraïbe)

  • Name: Orange Caraïbe
  • APN: orangeweb

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