The telecommunications industry in Montserrat is small and open to competition. The government liberalized the industry, allowing the introduction of competition from foreign carriers. Now, there are two local telecommunications companies and a few foreign companies that provide service to the country. The two local companies are Montserrat Telecommunications Company Limited (MTC), which is private, and the Caribbean Cable and Telephone Company Ltd. (CCTC), which is a government enterprise.
Traveling to Montserrat and want to keep in touch with friends and family back home? While the country does have a few internet cafes, most of them are located in the capital city of Plymouth, so unless you are staying in that area, you won’t be able to connect when you need to. If you want to be able to stay in touch with loved ones back home while you’re in Montserrat, then consider using a mobile internet package instead. All of the mobile internet packages that the Digicel and Flow offers are prepaid, so you can buy your SIM card at any of our many locations and start using it immediately.
How To Buy A Montserrat Prepaid SIM Card Online
Purchasing a Montserrat prepaid SIM card online can be a straightforward process if approached methodically. Travelers to Montserrat often opt for a prepaid SIM to stay connected without incurring exorbitant roaming charges. Here are key steps to follow when looking to buy a Montserrat prepaid SIM card online:
- Research Local Service Providers:
- First, identify the telecom service providers in Montserrat that offer prepaid SIM cards. Providers such as Flow and Digicel are among the popular ones. Visit their official websites to compare plans, coverage, and prices.
- Check Compatibility:
- Ensure that your phone is unlocked and compatible with the network bands used in Montserrat. The common bands are 850 MHz and 1900 MHz for GSM, UMTS, or HSPA networks.
- Select the Appropriate Plan:
- Review the various plans available, considering your data, call, and text requirements. Pay attention to the validity period of each plan to choose one that matches the length of your stay.
- Place Your Order:
- Once you have chosen the provider and plan, proceed to place your order on the provider’s website. During checkout, you will typically need to provide personal information and a payment method.
- Choose Delivery Option:
- Decide whether you want the SIM card shipped to your home address before you depart, to your accommodation in Montserrat, or if you prefer to collect it at the airport upon arrival.
- Review the Terms and Service Agreement:
- It is essential to carefully read and understand the terms of service, including any conditions, expiration details, or hidden fees that might apply.
- Check for Activation Instructions:
- After the purchase, ensure you have received clear instructions on how to activate the SIM card upon arrival in Montserrat.
- Seek Customer Support:
- Verify the availability of customer support from the service provider in case you encounter issues with your SIM card or plan. Knowing how to get help is crucial, especially in a foreign country.
- Prepare necessary Documents:
- Be aware of any identification or personal details that you might need to provide upon collection or activation of your SIM card due to local regulations.
- Make a Note of Your New Number:
- After activation, note down your new Montserrat number. Share it with family or colleagues if necessary, and configure any necessary forwarding services from your regular number.
- Monitor Your Usage:
- Keep an eye on your usage to avoid unexpected charges. Most providers offer an app or a USSD code to check your balance.
- Understand the Top-Up Process:
- Familiarize yourself with how to top up your prepaid SIM should you need more credit. This can typically be done online, through an app, in-store, or using vouchers.
Flow Data Packages
|75 MB||1 day||EC$ 2.79|
|150 MB||3 days||EC$ 7.99|
|300 MB||7 days||EC$ 11.99|
|500 MB||7 days||EC$ 16.99|
|1 GB||7 days||EC$ 24.99|
|1 GB||30 days||EC$ 44.99|
|3 GB||30 days||EC$ 89.99|
Digicel Montserrat Data Packages
|100 MB, 10 local mins, unlimited on-net SMS and WhatsApp for 1 day: EC$ 4.99|
|500 MB, 70 local mins, unlimited on-net SMS and WhatsApp for 7 days: EC$ 24.99|
|2 GB, 200 local mins, unlimted on-net SMS and WhatsApp for 30 days: EC$ 90|