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4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Saint Martin: Buying Guide

This guide is about the French side of the island called Saint Martin (St. Martin). If you plan on visiting Sint Maarten or other Caribbean Netherlands municipalities (Saba and Sint Eustatius (Statia), consider getting a SIM card in Sint Maarten itself for free roaming in Caribbean Netherlands.

Saint Martin (St Martin) – known for its beaches, unique clothing & outdoor markets.

The local tourist office refers to Saint Martin as The Friendly Island.

What is not friendly is the cost of travel in Saint Martin – it is not cheap at all.

One thing to 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 Martin, but they are not cheap either.

You can get a Saint-Martinoise SIM card for 10 EUR (11.30 USD) from Digicel and Flow/Chippie, 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 Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG).

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 Martin. Let's do this.

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

Original publication: 20th of December 2021. Last updated: 2nd of January 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Saint Martin?

You can buy a Saint-Martinoise SIM card from Digicel, Dauphin Telecom, Flow/Chippie & Orange as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Saint Martin.

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

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

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Saint Martin?

You can get a Saint-Martinoise SIM card in the official stores of Digicel, Dauphin Telecom, Flow/Chippie & Orange. They are not available at Saint Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG).

You can expect to pay the following for Saint-Martinoise SIM cards:

  • Digicel Saint Martin: 10 EUR
  • Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin): 14.90 EUR, 29.90 EUR & 35.90 EUR
  • Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS): 10 EUR
  • Orange Saint Martin (Orange Caraïbe): 15 EUR
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Can You Use Your Phone in Saint Martin?

Saint Martin uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Saint Martin. 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 Martin, 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 Martin.

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 Martin 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 Martin (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Saint Martin

Saint Martin has four mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin)
  • Digicel Saint Martin
  • Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS Saint Martin)
  • Orange Saint Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

The following frequencies are used in Saint Martin:

  • 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 Martin, 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 Martin

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 Martin.

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

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

  • Orange Saint Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin), Digicel Saint Barthélemy & Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS) do not offer VoLTE and VoWiFi (yet).

This means that when you make a call with Dauphin Telecom, Digicel & Flow/Chippie, 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 Martin

5G NR is not available in Saint Martin 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 Martin

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Saint Martin, I recommend going with Flow or Orange. Flow allows for free roaming in Chippieland (neighboring territories with Flow/Chippie). Orange is the fastest and allows for free roaming in the French West Indies on Orange networks.

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Best eSIM in Saint Martin

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

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

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

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

Sadly, it cannot be used in Saint Martin, but it can be used in these other islands:

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!

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Saint Martin

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Saint Martin, 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.

You have these four options:

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

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:

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!

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SIM Card Registration in Saint Martin

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

EU Roaming in Saint Martin

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

Saint Martin 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 Martin/France.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Saint-Martinoise 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 Martin or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Saint-Martinoise SIM Cards

EU Roaming Banner
© European Parliament

Saint Martin/France and the Saint-Martinoise/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.

Roaming in Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten and Saint Martin
© Directorate of Intelligence, CIA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Saint Martin, the French side up north, and Sint Maarten, the Dutch side in the south, share one island.

Saint Martin has four mobile operators (Dauphin Telecom, Digicel, Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) & Orange), while Sint Maarten has two mobile operators (Flow/Chippie & TelCell).

Because of the mountainous nature of the island, it is not always possible for the mobile operators from each side to cover both sides of the island.

As a result, those with a Saint-Martinoise SIM card can roam for free in Sint Maarten.

Flow/Chippie is active on both sides of the island and allows for free roaming through Chippieland.

Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin, Orange Saint Martin & SFR Saint Martin roam for free on the TelCell Sint Maarten Network.

TelCell Sint Maarten (+Saba & Sint Eustatius) roams on the Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin network for free.

If you get a Digicel Saint Martin (+Saint Barthélemy) SIM card, you are out of luck – Its/their SIM card(s) do not allow for free roaming in Sint Maarten.

Long story short: you do not need to get a SIM card on both sides of the island to stay connected (unless you get a Digicel SIM card).

French West Indies Zone Locale Roaming with Saint-Martinoise SIM cards

The mobile operators in the French West Indies/French Caribbean often operator as a single network on the islands of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy & Saint Martin – in the case of Orange Caraïbe, SFR Caraïbe & La Poste Caraïbe Mobile.

Digicel operates as four different networks in the five French West Indies islands (Digicel Guyane, Digicel Guadeloupe, Digicel Martinique & Digicel St. Martin and St. Barth).

The Zone Locale regulation anyone with a Saint-Martinoise to roam for free on the other French Caribbean islands.

Meaning that you can use your local allowance on the other islands.

While roaming is free, note that you cannot use a Saint-Martinoise SIM card for more than four months in a year on the other islands.

Saint Martin 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 Martin?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Saint Martin is 4.17 USD, below the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Saint Martin Mobile Data Rates 2021

Compared to 2019's figures, the average cost of 1 GB of data has decreased by 59.1%

Caribbean Mobile Data Rates Stats 2021

While there is not much information about mobile data speeds in Saint Martin 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 Martin, 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 around average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Saint Martin.

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Currency in Saint Martin

50 Euro Bank Note
© European Central Bank (ECB)

Saint Martin 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

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Saint-Martinoise Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin), Digicel Saint Martin, Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS) & Orange Saint Martin (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 Martin has to offer to us.


Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin)

Dauphin Telecom Saint Martin & Saint Barthélemy Logo
© Dauphin Telecom

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

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 Martin)

Dauphin Telecom has extensive coverage throughout Saint Martin.

Its 4G/LTE coverage is not the best, but it could be worse (looking at you, Flow/Chippie Saint Martin 👀).

Here we have Dauphin Telecom's 3G coverage map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE coverage map of Dauphin Telecom:

Lastly, we have a Dauphin Telecom coverage map with all technologies combined (3G and 4G/LTE):

Here we have a coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Dauphin Telecom (Saint Martin)

You can get a Dauphin Telecom SIM card, called Easy Card, for 14.90 EUR, 29.90 EUR, or 35.90 EUR in Dauphin Telecom stores. They are not sold at Saint Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG).

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

Dial #555# to access the Dauphin Telecom menu.

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

Dauphin Telecom top-up vouchers are sold in Dauphin Telecom stores 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 Martin)

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 Martin)

  • Name: dauphin
  • APN: internet

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Digicel Saint Martin

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

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 Martin

Digicel has one of the best coverage in Saint Martin.

4G/LTE is available amost anywhere.

Below are Digicel's 2G (calls only), 3G & 4G/LTE coverage maps:

Here is a coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Saint Martin

You can get a Digicel SIM card, called Pack Carte Premium, for 10 EUR with 5 EUR credit in Digicel stores and from VP Intercom in Marigot. They are not sold at Saint Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG), but Digicel Hope Estate is the closest store to the airport to get a Digicel SIM card.

Digicel Saint Martin Saint Barthélemy Pack Carte Premium SIM Card Price

Digicel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 3 months (no top-up for 3 months or no activity for 3 months).

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

Digicel top-up vouchers are sold in Digicel stores, 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 Barthélemy & 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 Martin

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 Martin

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 Martin

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 Martin

  • Name: Digicel
  • APN: webdigicelfr.com

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Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

Flow Logo

Flow Saint Martin, just Flow and formerly UTS Saint Martin – going by Chippie, is one of the mobile operators in Saint Martin.

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

Flow/Chippie uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: shut down in 2017 after a hurricane
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Flow/Chippie:

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

Coverage – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie has the worst 4G/LTE coverage in Saint Martin.

Somehow, you will mostly be on 3G.

Which is odd, as all its competitors have extensive 4G/LTE coverage.

Below is Flow/Chippie's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

You can get a Flow/Chippie SIM card for 10 EUR in the Flow/Chippie store in Marigot (Rue de la République). They are not sold at Saint Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG).

Dial *91 or #191# to access the Flow/Chippie menu.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie top-up vouchers are sold in the Flow/Chippie store in Marigot (Rue de la République), grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Saint Martin.

You can 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 #191# or dial *91 and select option 1 to check your Flow/Chippie balance.

You can also top up on the Topup Chippie app (Android/iOS).

Flow Chippie Topup Chippie App
© Flow/Chippie

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie has three data-featured plans:

All Flow/Chippie plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 3636.

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

Forfaits 3-en-1 (3-in-1 Packages) – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

The Forfaits 3-en-1 (3-in-1 Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes & SMS.

Activate Forfaits 3-en-1 by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
2.50 EUR500 MBN/AN/A1 dayB1DB1D STOP
9 EUR2.5 GB35 minutes10 SMS7 daysB7DB7D STOP
19 EUR2 GB45 minutes30 SMS30 daysBSBS STOP
29 EUR4 GB60 minutes60 SMS30 daysBMBM STOP
47.50 EUR8 GB90 minutes60 SMS30 daysBLBL STOP
99 EUR12 GB240 minutes90 SMS30 daysBXLBXL STOP
Flow Saint Martin Forfaits 3-en-1 Combo Packages
Forfaits Data-Only (Data-Only Packages) – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

The Forfaits Data-Only (Data-Only Packages) data-only plans.

Activate Forfaits Data-Only by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PriceDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
2.50 EUR2 GB1 dayB1DB1D STOP
25 EUR12 GB30 daysBDOBDO STOP
Flow Saint Martin Forfaits Data-Only Packages
Offres Additionnelles Donnees Mobiles Prepaye (Additional Offers Prepaid Mobile Data) – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

The Offres Additionnelles Donnees Mobiles Prepaye (Additional Offers Prepaid Mobile Data) are data add-ons for Forfaits 3-en-1 (3-in-1 Packages).

They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The validity of your current Offres Additionnelles Donnees Mobiles Prepaye stays in place.

Text the Activation Code to 3434 to activate Offres Additionnelles Donnees Mobiles Prepaye.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
3 EUR1 GBUntil plan expiresDM
6 EUR2 GBUntil plan expiresDL
9 EUR4 GBUntil plan expiresDXL

Chippieland Countries & Benefits – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

Those with a Chippie SIM card and an active plan can take advantage of Chippieland features, which include:

  • Make and receive calls at the local rate of the Chippieland destination you are visiting
  • You can be reached on your own mobile number
  • No roaming costs will be charged
  • Use the data in your active bundle at no additional costs when traveling within Chippieland

The following countries are part of Chippieland:

Note: Saint Barthélemy (St Bart(h)s) is not part of Chippieland anymore since Flow left that market.

Flow Chippie Chippieland Countries Updated
© Flow/Chippie

APN/Internet Settings – Flow/Chippie Saint Martin (formerly UTS)

  • Name: Chippie
  • APN: premium

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Orange Saint Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

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

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 Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

Orange has one of the best coverage in Saint Martin.

4G/LTE is available almost everywhere.

Below is Orange's 2G coverage map:

Here we have Orange's 3G coverage map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE coverage map of Orange:

Lastly, we have an Orange coverage map with all technologies combined (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE):

Here we have a coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Orange Saint Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

You can get an Orange SIM card for 15 EUR in the Orange store (Boutique) in Marigot (Rue du général De Gaulle). They are not sold at Saint Martin-L'Espérance/Grand Case-Espérance Airport (SFG).

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 Martin Welcome Pack
© Orange Caraïbe

Note that Orange offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if 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 Martin (Orange Caraïbe)

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

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
Orange Saint Martin Les Recharges Flash Refills

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).

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

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

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Les Recharges Max – Orange Saint Martin (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 Martin Les Recharges Max Refills
Les Recharges Internet – Orange Saint Martin (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 Martin Les Recharges Classiques Classic Refills
Les Recharges Classiques – Orange Saint Martin (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 Martin Les Recharges Internet Top-Ups

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

  • Name: Orange Caraïbe
  • APN: orangeweb

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Saint Martin

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

However, for some, getting a Saint-Martinoise 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 Saint Martin, 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 Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin.

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 Saint Martin

Getting a SIM card from Flow/Chippie or Orange would do you well when considering a Saint-Martinoise 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:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

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Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

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