The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) – known for their wildlife, hiking trails & landscapes.
The island group has an interesting history Argentinians would not like you to bring up, so I will not.
Currently, it is one of the many British Overseas Territories.
It is not the most popular travel destination in South America.
In fact, it is probably the most unpopular one.
Mostly because it is expensive to get there, expensive to be there & there is not that much to do.
Oh, and it is cold for South America standards.
But you may have a solid reason to visit the Falkland Islands. When you do, you still want to stay connected.
International roaming in the Falkland Islands is almost as unique as finding a unicorn because the local mobile operator barely has any roaming agreements.
Yes, you read that right – there is only one mobile operator in the Falkland Islands – Sure Falkland Islands (South Atlantic).
And its SIM cards and mobile data rates are not cheap.
You can get a Falkland Islands SIM card for 30 FKP (38.90 USD) in the Sure store in Stanley (Ross Road). They are not sold at (Port) Stanley Airport (nor RAF Mount Pleasant).
Yep – the Falkland Islands are the most expensive destination for SIM cards and mobile data in South America.
But for some, the costs may be worth it.
In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in the Falkland Islands. Let's get started.
Original publication: 26th of September 2020. Last updated: 30th of November 2023.
Table of Contents
What is the Best SIM Card in Falkland Islands?
If you want to buy the best SIM card in the Falkland Islands, then Sure is your only option. It is currently the only mobile operator in the Falkland Islands.
So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?
Falkland Islands has only one mobile operator offering prepaid services that are easily accessible to travelers:
- Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
Anyone living in or visiting Falkland Islands can buy a Falkland Island SIM card without restrictions.
- Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
Where Can You Buy a Falkland Island SIM Card (+Prices)?
You can get a Falkland Island SIM card in the official store Sure.
You can expect to pay the following for Falkland Island SIM cards:
- Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic): 30 FPK
Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date FKP (Falkland Islands Pound) to your currency (let's say USD – US Dollar) exchange rates.
For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between FKP and USD (US Dollars):
- 1 FKP = 1.20 USD
- 10 FKP = 12.20 USD
- 100 FKP = 121.95 USD
But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.
Falkland Island Prepaid SIM Cards Explored
Below, I will guide you through Sure Falkland Islands (South Atlantic) 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 Falkland Islands offers us.
Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
Sure Falkland Islands, just Sure but officially Sure South Atlantic, is the only mobile operator in the Falkland Islands.
It has a(n expensive) monopoly on the territory.
Sure uses the following frequencies:
- 2G: 900 MHz
- 3G: N/A – never had it
- 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)
This is what you will learn about Sure:
* How to Get a Sure SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings
Coverage – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
SIM Card Price – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
You can get a Sure SIM card for 30 FKP with 10 FKP credit in the Sure store in Stanley (Ross Road). They are not sold at (Port) Stanley Airport (nor RAF Mount Pleasant).
You may have to dial *451# to activate your Sure SIM card if your SIM card does not work upon purchase.
- Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
Sure has no eSIMs.
Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
Sure top-up vouchers are sold in Sure store in Stanley (Ross Road), kiosks, gas stations & grocery stores throughout the Falkland Islands.
To top up your Sure SIM card, dial *450*VoucherCode#.
For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *450*123456#.
Dial *453# to check your Sure balance.
Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
Sure has two data-featured prepaid plans:
I will list all the prices in FKP (Falkland Island Pound).
To convert FKP to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.
Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.
Monthly Plans – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
The Monthly Plans are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.
|Price||Plan||Data||Local Minutes 1,2||Local SMS 3,4||Validity|
|30 FKP||SML||500 MB||250 minutes||50 SMS||30 days|
|40 FKP||MED||1 GB||350 minutes||70 SMS||30 days|
|50 FKP||LRG||2 GB||450 minutes||150 SMS||30 days|
|65 FKP||XL||3 GB||500 minutes||300 SMS||30 days|
1 Local Calls: £0.10 per minutes
2 International Calls: £0.80 per minutes
3 Local Text: £0.10 per text
4 International Text: £0.25 per text
Pay As You Go Boosters – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
The Pay As You Go Boosters is a data-only plan (without 5G NR access).
The following Pay As You Go Boosters are available, which you can activate by dialing the Activation Code:
|6 FKP||100 MB 7 Day Booster||100 MB||7 days||*456*1#|
|10 FKP||200 MB 14 Day Booster||200 MB||14 days||*456*2#|
|15 FKP||400 MB 30 Day Booster||400 MB||30 days||*456*3#|
APN/Internet Settings – Sure Falkland Islands (Sure South Atlantic)
- Name: sureflk
- APN: sureflk
Note: do not use “sureflkpm” as a prepaid customer. That APN is reserved for postpaid customers. Leave anything not mentioned above untouched.
The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in the Falkland Islands
Getting a SIM card from Sure would be your only option when considering a Falkland Island SIM card.
Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.
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