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Sri Lanka data plan is available as Home Data Packages, Mobile Phone Data packages for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops, They reach the customers through wireless routers or directly to their mobile devices. 5G, 4G and 3G networks are available in Sri Lanka with good Download and upload speed. Wi-Fi router is the popular mode of gadget to access the mobile data in Sri Lanka other than mobile phone data plans. When you start to work with the SIM card in your phone, the carrier will detect your device's data ability and will ask you to start the mobile data plan. As Sri Lanka Smartphone uses Android OS, the carrier will ask you to create an account with the users' Gmail account. Once it is activated the carrier will cut Rs 10 as service charge for the initial work up. Mobile data plan is available as Pre-Paid Mobile data or Post-Paid Mobile data. You can buy any of them from your mobile phone carrier or through their agents who are running communications and phone shops. Also the are special plans such as complete bundle which includes call minutes, data and SMS services. For example if you are Dialog customer, re-load Dialog's Rs 345/-package to your Smartphone and it will give you free D to D 1006 call minutes, 1150 D to D SMS and 500MB Data.
Dialog Home Broadband. Anytime Work and Learn Pack.
Good for to connect Zoom, Google, Microsoft, YouTube, Education Apps and web Browsing.
Price: 35GB Pack. Rs 514/- (Inclusive of Taxes.)
80 GB Pack. Rs 1032/- (Inclusive of Taxes.)
Important: This pack will not allow to connect or access Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Netflix, and other streaming, Gaming and Social Networking Apps.
To activate use MyDialog App or visit Dilaog.lk
Hutch.lk Anytime Data Plans. Here.
e-Learning packages From Mobitel.
This data package is good for to access Office 365, MS Teams and Zoom.
Price. 25GB Pack: Rs 150/-
50GB Pack: Rs 590/-
100GB Pack Rs 990/-
These Plans are exclusively for the above mentioned platforms only. For other data plans visit Datamart App.
Airtel Sri Lanka to support the e-learning platforms, meetings and live streaming had launched its latest Study from Home (SFH) and Work from Home (WFH) data package. This is good for students who are taking distance learning and to use online platform. This is good for a period of 30 days for to connect to distance learning tools and e-learning websites, namely, Google Classrooms, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office 365 and other government mandated e-learning platforms. This SFH and WFH data offer is an optional add-on pack. Can be connected for use from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and can be purchased via the ‘My Airtel’ self-servicing application. To find out more details visit www.airtel.lk or visit the ‘My Airtel’ app. Latest Sri Lanka Airtel.lk Work From Home and Unlimited Data Plans here.
This data plan is available for Rs.1499 excluding taxes and it is available for both pre-paid and post-paid customers.
In Sri Lanka Data Plan is available as Pre-paid or Post Paid for the Smartphone account holders.
The wireless Router too can go to the carrier office and can purchase the router and create an account with a monthly post plan or with pre paid account. With Pre-paid account, once the paid amount is used for the bandwidth, then you have to reload it with some Rupees by purchasing a scratch-able card or by reloading it.
Visit to the nearest carrier office of the SIM card providing company and make a contract to get data Plan as Post Paid one on monthly payment basis. Pre-Paid data plan is no need any contract as it will be automatically included in to your SIM Card account. Whenever you are run out of Data simply buy a data card and follow the instruction on the card to get data package. Go to the nearby communication centre or to a shop which sells mobile phone top up card or provide top up service.
You can purchase desirable amount data reload card or use the machine to top up the mobile account.
On the Pre-Paid plan always reload Rupees packages ending with 9. For example Rs 49/-. Rs 99/- and so on.
In Sri Lanka Mobile Data is offered as Night time Bundle, Day time Bundle and Unlimited Education Bundle. Some carriers call them free data, Bonus Data, Extra Data and so on.
Night time Data price from 00:00 Hrs to 08:00 Hrs is cheaper than the Day time data plan price.
Using your call money account for Data Plan is expensive in Smartphones. So use Data from the Mobile data only.
Before to recharge your Data plan, check whether your phone is active with enough call balance.
If not first recharge Rs 100 to make the call balance to be 100/-. Otherwise you can't topup your data plan.
Always top up money for calling plan and Data plan separately.
If you are run out of Data, immediately reload the account for Data account ending with Rs 9.
Otherwise the Smartphone will start to use the calling account money for the Data service.
If you top-up with Rs ending with 0, for example, Rs 100 reload will directly go to the calling account balance.
3G Data is cheaper than the 4G and 4G LTE.
3G SIM Card supporting Smartphones can't connect to the 4G Data Service.
4G Enabled phones with 4G SIM card can connect to the 4G Network.
4G Smartphones will connect to 3G Network, when there are no 4G signals
5G connectivity is in the testing mode in Colombo.
Using Mobile Data Plan through roaming mode is expensive.
Video streaming in High Quality will run down your Normal or Mobile Data and the battery power..
Apples' iPhone, iPod and other devices can function in Sri Lanka flawlessly. Sri Lanka carriers lack for the support of iPhone's voice assistant Siri.
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.