Buying a SIM Card in Uruguay: State-Owned Strength

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Going to Uruguay to visit Montevideo or any of the beautiful beaches in Uruguay and are in need of an Uruguayan SIM card? In this video, I will tell you everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Uruguay and which one(s) is/are the best!

This video is for both tourists/travelers visiting Uruguay (Montevideo, Punta del Este, Piriápolis, etc.) and those already living in Uruguay planning on buying a (new) Uruguayan SIM card.

Uruguay has 3 telecom providers: Antel, Movistar Uruguay, and Claro Uruguay.

What do you need to know about mobile data in Uruguay? Antel is stated-owned and is the largest provider with the best coverage, followed by Movistar Uruguay and Claro Uruguay. All operators have 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks. 4G/LTE can mainly be found in Montevideo and other cities and towns.

SIM cards in Uruguay will cost you less than 65 UYU.

What will I cover in this video? I will introduce you to Antel, Claro Uruguay, and Movistar Uruguay, tell you about their combo plans and data-only plans, and tell you which Uruguayan SIM card is the best.

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0:44: Operators in Uruguay
1:25: Antel
3:27: Movistar Uruguay
5:16: Claro Uruguay
6:26: Best SIM card(s) in Uruguay

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 7 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region is Asia. In particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently is in the Netherlands.

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