Call Lanka FAQ 2.

7:15 AM 9/4/2023

Sri Lanka Call FAQ

I am going to visit Sri Lanka. Will my Smartphone work in Sri Lanka?

All kinds of Smartphones including the iPhone will work perfectly in Sri Lanka with the local carrier or in the roaming mode. You decide what mode your mobile phone will work under the roaming mode with any of the Sri Lanka mobile phone carrier. The charges will be higher than your normal phone's monthly billing. Meanwhile you can get Sri Lanka SIM card if your phone is a tri band mobile phone or have GSM 900 bandwidth. At the Colombo Airport you can buy new SIM card suitable for your device or can select a local E-SIM from a local carrier. Your phone must be an unlocked one with the carrier of your own country. Before to leave your home country get it unlocked from your carrier. Otherwise get a secondary Smartphone (Burner Phone) insert the new SIM and to make calls and access Internet. (With any of the available Sri Lanka SIM card.)

Which Phone Carrier is popular in Srilanka?
Dialog Pre-paid SIM is very popular in Sri Lanka which offers a package for Rs 469 with 1150 D2D minutes, 1150 D2D SMS and 1.5GB anytime Data (validity 30 days)

What should I do if I had lost my mobile phone?
Inform it to your mobile phone carrier, then to the nearest police station. Also make your complaint in the official Sri Lanka Government's website

Is there any charges for the incoming calls to my phone in Sri Lanka?
No, there is no charge for the incoming calls, MMS and SMS messages.

Does Wi-Fi available here in Sri Lanka?
There are large net work of Wi-Fi hotspots available from the mobile phone carriers for a small fee. Meanwhile Sri Lanka Government is too offers free Wi-Fi service in selected public locations for its citizens.Hotels and Guest houses used to offer Free Wi-Fi to their customers.Also you can use your Mobile Phone Data Plan here.

Is there e-SIM,Nano SIM and Micro SIM available in Sri Lanka?
Yes, all kinds of SIM cards are available here including the latest eSIM.

Will my iPhone work in Sri Lanka?
Yes, iPhone and all the Apple devices will work in Sri Lanka.

Does siri the voice assistant from the Apple Inc works in Sri Lanka?
No, it will not function based on Sri Lanka.

Does Video calls available in Sri Lanka? Yes, it is available here and they are little expensive.
To use that plan both parties must have 3G operated Smartphone with rear end and front camera.

Does 4G LTE connectivity available in Sri Lanka?
Yes, it is available in major cities along with 5G too.

Accessing data plan through the phone's calling plan is good?
No, it is expensive. Add funds separately for your mobile data plan. And keep your call plan separately.
Also don't activate as you go plan as it will use your call money for Mobile Data plan once your mobile Data Plan exceeds.

What is the International phone code (IDD) for Sri Lanka?
0094 or +94

How to make International phone calls from Sri Lanka?
Start with 00 or + followed by the country code. For example to call USA dial 001 or +1 first. There is no exit phone caode for Sri Lanka.

Can I deactivate the CLI in my mobile phone?
No, it is not allowed in Sri Lanka. It is prohibited by local law

My India Airtel SIM will work in Sri Lanka?
Yes, only in the roaming mode. Airtel LK and Airtel India are separate companies and are in different countries.


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A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.