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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Uruguay: Buying Guide

Uruguay – literally meaning river of [the] painted birds.

It is also known for being the smallest Spanish-speaking nation in South America, for having the longest national anthem (worldwide) & for hosting the first World Cup.

But besides all of these facts, is it worth visiting Uruguay? 100%.

Seeing The Fingers of Punta del Este yourself is always a good idea.

Punta Ballena is a cool peninsula with some fun attractions.

The Santa Teresa National Park is a fantastic trail too.

There is, of course, much more to do in Uruguay that I cannot list here (I am not a travel blogger… yet 😏).

What you should not do is roaming internationally in Uruguay.

That is because international roaming is simply too expensive.

But local SIM cards and local rates are almost always cheaper than international roaming (that is why I have a whole site dedicated to it 😉).

Just like in most South American countries, SIM cards in Uruguay are inexpensive.

You can get an Uruguayan SIM card for 60 UYU (1.40 USD) from Movistar and Claro in their stores. Antel sells SIM cards for 65 UYU (1.50 USD) with starter perks. Montevideo-Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport sells SIM cards too.

Those prices are not bad at all, right?

What makes things even better is that the cost of data is low in Uruguay as well – double win!

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

Buying a SIM Card in Uruguay Guide (logos of Antel, Movistar & Claro)

Original publication: 28th of December 2019. Last updated: 24th of November 2021.


Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Uruguay?

Anyone living in or visiting Uruguay can buy a Uruguayan SIM card from Antel, Movistar & Claro in their stores without any restrictions.

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

Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Uruguay).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Uruguay?

You can get a Uruguayan SIM card in Antel, Movistar & Claro stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Montevideo-Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport.

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

  • Antel: 65 UYU
  • Movistar Uruguay: between 60 UYU and 300 UYU (seven starter packs)
  • Claro Uruguay: 60 UYU
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Can You Use Your Phone in Uruguay?

Uruguay uses GSM for its cellular communications, meaning that you need a GSM-capable phone to use your phone in the country. CMDA-phones will not work in Uruguay, but there is about a 99% chance you have a GSM phone anyway.

Besides that, you need to be aware of the ITU regions to determine whether your phone will work in other parts of the world.

Although there are 3 ITU regions, you only need to know these two terms: American Frequencies and European Frequencies.

Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe, and Oceania (ITU Regions 1 & 3) typically use European Frequencies, meaning phones bought in those regions can be used in countries using European Frequencies without issues.

The Americas (North-, Central, and South America + the Caribbean), ITU Region 2, use American Frequencies, which are different from the European Frequencies.

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

Uruguay uses a mix of American Frequencies and European Frequencies for 3G and 4G/LTE. 2G is exclusively on European Frequencies.

If you bought your phone in the Americas (ITU region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you can go with any mobile network operator.

However, you will not be able to use Antel's 2G network, and one of Antel's 3G frequencies is a traditional 3G frequency (2100 MHz).

If you purchased your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you want to go with Antel.

It supports traditional European Frequencies on 2G (1800 MHz) and 3G (2100 MHz), but you will not be able to use its 4G/LTE network (700 MHZ on Band 28 and 1700 MHz on Band 4).

Suppose you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support. In that case, you can go with any mobile operator, as your phone will support both American Frequencies and European Frequencies, even on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Uruguay

Uruguay has three mobile network operators:

  • Antel (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones)
  • Movistar Uruguay
  • Claro Uruguay

The following frequencies are used in Uruguay:

  • 2G: 850 MHz, 1800 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1700 MHz (Band 4) & 1900 MHz (Band 2)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Uruguay, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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5G NR in Uruguay

5G NR is not available in Uruguay as of 2021, and the Uruguayan government has not made any indications of when it will auction 5G licenses.

However, Claro Uruguay started holding 5G NR trails back in June 2021.

Antel and Movistar were also awarded spectrum on the 28 GHz frequency (n257).

It is unknown if they are actively testing it.

Best SIM Card in Uruguay

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Uruguay, I recommend going with Antel or Movistar. Antel has the best coverage and has great network performance. Movistar is the fastest mobile operator in the country.

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SIM Card Registration in Uruguay

SIM card registration, with the use of your passport information, is mandatory in Uruguay. This will be done at the point of purchase.

Uruguay Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Uruguay

Mobile data rates in South America are low, making local SIM cards an affordable way to stay connected in this region.

But if you ask the locals, they will say things are still too expensive… so do not say it to them ;)

Anyway, how cheap is mobile data in Uruguay?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Uruguay is 1.51 USD, around the South American average of 1.97 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

But you might have noticed something weird in the image above… the Falkland Islands – what is going there?

Long story short for now (but you can learn more about it in the Falkland Islands SIM card buying guide), but anyone living there is being scammed by the local mobile operator.

If I included the Falkland Islands‘ figures in the South American average, the average cost of data would be 5.25 USD instead of 1.97 USD.

So yeah, I do not include it in the average.

Let's talk about speed – is mobile data fast in Uruguay?

The second-fastest in South America.

Uruguay's mean mobile download speed is around 27 Mbps.

That is as fast as the global median.

The speeds have basically been stagnant over the year, even though the four mobile operators have invested heavily in improving their networks.

But that was mostly to improve coverage in places where coverage was non-existent or inadequate, which is why that is not reflected in speed scores.

Okay, so which mobile operator is the fastest in Uruguay?

That would be Movistar Uruguay, with an average download speed of 21.3 Mbps. Followed by Claro Uruguay (20.5 Mbps) and Antel (19.9 Mbps).

However, the results are almost similar.

In terms of uploading, Antel is the fastest, but the numbers are also rather close.

Just note that Opensignal always reports (much) slower speeds than Speedtest – more about that later.

According to Opensignal, Movistar Uruguay is the best mobile operator in most aspects.

However, I have to disagree – I would say Antel is the best.

The issue with Opensignal is that, although they make fantastic reports, its sample sizes are always smaller than Speedtest's because many more users use Speedtest's apps.

Not only that, but Antel has superior coverage throughout Uruguay – including (extremely) rural areas.

Remote places are not known for having the fastest speeds or the best reception.

But as Antel is used the most living in rural places, it drags down Antel's overall performance in reports because it has the best performance.

Movistar Uruguay and Claro Uruguay are great in urban areas, especially Montevideo.

And, of course, a place like Montevideo has the best reception and the fastest speeds available anywhere in the country.

And that is why Movistar Uruguay and Claro Uruguay perform so well in Opensignal's report.

Things would be much different if Speedtest made a new Uruguay Speedtest Awards.

Now, only the ones of 2019 are available (for which Antel won both the best mobile coverage and fastest mobile operator awards).

With incredibly low SIM card prices, good nationwide coverage, good mobile download speeds, and insane low mobile data rates, you should have a good network experience in Uruguay.

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Currency in Uruguay

10 Uruguayan Peso Coin
© Central Bank of Uruguay/Banco Central del Uruguay

Uruguay uses the Uruguayan Peso with the symbol UYU (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as $. For example, 25 UYU = $25.

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

  • 1 UYU = 0.02 USD
  • 10 UYU = 0.20 USD
  • 100 UYU = 2.30 USD
  • 1000 UYU = 22.70 USD

For up-to-date UYU:USD exchange rates, search UYU to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Uruguayan Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Antel, Movistar Uruguay & Claro Uruguay, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge / top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Uruguay has to offer to us.


Antel

Antel Uruguay Logo
© Antel

Antel, standing for Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, is the largest mobile operator in Uruguay.

It is a state-owned company and has a market share of around 50%.

While Opensignal claims Movistar Uruguay is the best mobile operator in most aspects, Antel is practically the best option in the country.

One downside of Opensignal reports is that they have smaller sample sizes than Speedtest, affecting the final results.

Speedtest has not done a report about Uruguay in two years – but I can tell you that Antel is the best option in almost all cases.

Unless you only care about speeds and stay in urban areas.

In that case, Movistar Uruguay is a better option.

Antel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1700 MHz (Band 4)

This is what you will learn about Antel:

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

Coverage – Antel

Antel has the best coverage in Uruguay.

The difference in (4G/LTE) coverage is night and day compared to its competitors.

All of urban Uruguay is covered by Antel – forests will have little to no reception.

Although Antel has an official coverage map on its site, it is useless for determining its nationwide coverage – only regional/city-wide coverage.

Below is a coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Antel

You can get an Antel SIM card for 65 UYU with 200 call credit and unlimited WhatsApp data in Antel stores (1/2). It is also possible to get SIM cards at Montevideo-Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Antel

Antel top-up vouchers are sold in Antel stores (1/2), grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Uruguay.

Antel Uruguay SIM Card
© Antel

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

PriceData (Up To)Local Minutes (Up To)ValidityIncoming Call Validity
165 UYU0.76 GB22 minutes30 days180 days
200 UYU0.9 GB27 minutes60 days180 days
300 UYU1.4 GB40 minutes90 days365 days
500 UYU2.3 GB67 minutes120 days365 days

Note that a top-up up does not give free data or local minutes.

Instead, the table above indicates how much data or how many minutes you get with certain top-up amounts.

To top up your Antel SIM card, dial *77, select option 1, and enter the Voucher Code.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *77, select option 1, and enter 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 *611 or text SALDO to 226 to check your Antel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MiAntel (MyAntel) app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Antel Uruguay MiAntel App
© Antel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Antel

Antel has five data-featured plans:

All Antel plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 226.

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

Recarga por Suscripción (Subscription Recharge) – Antel

The Recarga por Suscripción (Subscription Recharge) is a combo plan with data and minutes.

For 180 UYU, you get 1 GB of data and 22 local minutes for 22. Text ALTA TOTAL to 226 to activate Recarga por Suscripción.

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
180 UYU1 GB22 minutes30 daysALTA TOTAL
Antel Uruguay Recarga Por Suscripción Recharge for Subscription
Recargas Ocasionales (Occasional Recharge) – Antel

The Recargas Ocasionales (Occasional Recharge) are data-only plans.

Text the Activation Code to 226 to activate Recargas Ocasionales:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
55 UYU3 GB24 hoursDIA
180 UYU3 GB7 daysSEMANA
Antel Uruguay Recargas Ocasionales Occasional Recharges
Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Ocasionales (Occasional Recharge and Balance Transfer) – Antel

The Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Ocasionales (Occasional Recharge and Balance Transfer) are data-only plans.

Text the Activation Code to 226 to activate Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Ocasionales:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
100 UYU0.4 GB30 days100
200 UYU0.9 GB30 days200
Antel Uruguay Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Ocasionales Occasional Recharge & Balance Transfer
Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Recurrente (Recharge and Transfer of Recurring Balance) – Antel

The Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Recurrente (Recharge and Transfer of Recurring Balance) are data-only plans.

Text the Activation Code to 226 to activate Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Recurrente:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
100 UYU0.5 GB30 daysALTA MES 100
200 UYU1 GB30 daysALTA MES 200
Antel Uruguay Recarga y Transferencia de Saldo Recurrente Recharge and Transfer of Recurring Balance
Promocionales (Promotions) – Antel

The Promocionales (Promotions) are data-only plans.

Although they are promotions, this limited promotion has been going on for more than a year.

However, it is subject to change at any time without notice, so be aware of that.

Text the Activation Code to 226 to activate Recargas Ocasionales:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
150 UYURecarga 50 GB50 GB5 days50GB
250 UYURecarga 70 GB70 GB10 days70GB
Antel Uruguay Promocionales Promotion Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Antel

  • Name: LTE
  • APN: antel.lte

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Movistar Uruguay

Movistar Logo New
© Movistar

Movistar Uruguay, just Movistar, is the second-largest mobile operator in Uruguay.

It is a combination of the former Telefónica Móvil and BellSouth.

Movistar, as a brand, is active in Central America, South America & Spain.

Movistar uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1700 MHz (Band 4) & 1900 MHz (Band 2)

This is what you will learn about Movistar:

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

Coverage – Movistar Uruguay

Movistar has extensive coverage in populated areas of Uruguay.

Its 4G/LTE reception is mostly limited to urban areas.

Below is Movistar's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Movistar Uruguay

You can get a Movistar SIM card for between 60 UYU to 300 UYU in Movistar stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Montevideo-Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport.

Movistar SIM Card
© Movistar

The 60 UYU SIM card includes no starter perks. Then you have SIM cards from 69 UYU to 300 UYU with data, minutes & SMS.

Below is an overview of Movistar SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidity
69 UYUChip XD 250 MB250 MBN/A25 minutes 1N/AN/A7 days
80 UYUPrepago Total 200 MB200 MB200 minutes5 minutes200 SMS5 SMS7 days
100 UYUPrepago Total 250 MB250 MB250 minutes8 minutes250 SMS8 SMS7 days
150 UYUPrepago Total 450 MB450 MB450 minutes10 minutes450 SMS10 SMS15 days
229 UYUChip XD 1 GB1 GBN/A100 minutes 1N/AN/A30 days
300 UYUPrepago Total 1 GB1 GB1000 minutes15 minutes1000 SMS15 SMS30 days

1 also for on-net use

Movistar Uruguay SIM Card Starter Packs
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Movistar Uruguay

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

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

Top-UpWhatsApp DataValidity
20 UYU – 49 UYUN/A7 days
50 UYU – 74 UYUUnlimited (10 days)10 days
75 UYU – 99 UYUUnlimited (10 days) 15 days
100 UYU – 199 UYUUnlimited (10 days) 30 days
200 UYU – 249 UYUUnlimited (10 days) 60 days
250 UYU – 1000 UYUUnlimited (10 days) 90 days
Movistar Uruguay WhatsApp Gratis Free WhatsApp Banner
© Movistar Uruguay

You can top-up your Movistar SIM card on the Mi Movistar Uruguay (My Movistar Uruguay app – Android/iOS)

Note that the Android app is geo-restricted.

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.

Text SALDO to 222 to check your Movistar balance.

Movistar Uruguay Mi Movistar Uruguay App
© Movistar Uruguay

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Movistar Uruguay

Movistar has two data-featured plans: Preplan (combo) & Paquetes Dúo/Duo Packages (data).

All Movistar plans can be activated by dialing *222# or texting the Activation Code to 888.

Preplan – Movistar Uruguay

The Preplan bundles are combo packages with data, minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 888 to activate Preplan:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
265 UYUPreplan Super3 GBUnlimited25 minutesUnlimited100 SMS7 daysPreplan SUPERBAJA Preplan SUPER
380 UYUPreplan Ultra4 GBUnlimited40 minutesUnlimited150 SMS7 daysPreplan ULTRABAJA Preplan ULTRA

Preplan auto-renews. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 888.

Movistar Uruguay Preplan Plans
Paquetes Dúo (Duo Packages) – Movistar Uruguay

The Paquetes Dúo (Duo Packages) are data-only plans.

The following Paquetes Dúo can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 888:

PricePlanDataNighttime Data 3ValidityActivation Code
190 UYUDúo Semanal6 GB 112 GB7 daysALTA DUO 7
210 UYUDúo Música6 GB 212 GB7 daysApp only
220 UYUPaquete Dúo App10 GB26 GB7 daysApp only
290 UYUDúo XL15 GB30 GB7 daysDUO XL

1 +50 on-net minutes
2 +App Mi Movistar (Música)
3 for between 23:00 – 8:59

Paquetes Dúo auto-renews. Auto-renewal can be deactivated on the Mi Movistar Uruguay app.

Movistar Uruguay Paquete Dúo Packages

APN/Internet Settings – Movistar Uruguay

  • Name: Movistar INTERNET
  • APN: webapn.movistar.com.uy
  • Username: movistar
  • Password: movistar

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Claro Uruguay

Claro Logo
© Claro

Claro Uruguay, just Claro, is the smallest mobile operator in Uruguay.

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

Claro uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1700 MHz (Band 4)

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 Uruguay

Claro has good coverage throughout Uruguay.

Its 4G/LTE reception is mostly limited to urban areas.

Below is Claro's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Claro Uruguay

You can get a Claro SIM card for 60 UYU in Claro stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Montevideo-Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport.

Claro SIM Card
© Claro
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Claro Uruguay

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

To top up your Claro SIM card, dial *611# and follow the instructions.

Claro Uruguay Top-Up Benefits
© Claro Uruguay

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 *611#, *888, or text SALDO to 888 to check your Claro balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Claro Uruguay

Claro has one type of data-featured plan, which is Packs Ya – a data-only plan.

The following Packs Ya are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1WhatsApp DataValidity
30 UYU500 MBN/AUnlimited1 day
50 UYU1 GBN/AUnlimited1 day
50 UYU10 GBN/AUnlimited1 night (0:00 – 6:00)
65 UYU1 GBN/AUnlimited3 days
115 UYU2 GBN/AUnlimited5 days
150 UYU3 GB500 MBUnlimited5 days
190 UYU2 GBN/AUnlimited30 days
200 UYU4 GB500 MBUnlimited7 days
250 UYU4 GB500 MBUnlimited15 days
290 UYU6 GB500 MBUnlimited7 days
320 UYU4 GB500 MBUnlimited30 days
340 UYU10 GB500 MBUnlimited7 days
900 UYU25 GB500 MBUnlimited30 days
1500 UYU40 GB1 GBUnlimited60 days

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Claro Uruguay Prepago Paquetes Prepaid Packages

APN/Internet Settings – Claro Uruguay

  • Name: Claro UY
  • APN: igprs.claro.com.uy
  • Username: ctigprs
  • Password: ctigprs999

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Uruguay

The cheapest way to get online in Uruguay is to get a SIM card from one of the mobile operators. However, that is not your only method of staying online.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected.

You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers.

The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (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.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option.

Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.


The Best Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Uruguay

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