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Visiting Sri Lanka.

11:47 AM 10/13/2018

Visiting Sri Lanka with your phone specially with your Smartphone is a good idea. Sri Lanka offers uninterrupted 3G and 4 G network 24 hours a dayvto use your Data plan. At the Colombo airport buy a local SIM card for around US$10. Insert it and activate the Sri lanka based mobile phone service. This Sri lanka carrier will give you voice calls and date plan seperately.

Now you are with the cheap call facility and cheap data plan. Incoming calls, messages are free for you. Call your office, friends and relatives through and tell them about your new phone number. This new Sri Lanka phone number will save you lot of money while you are on tour or doing your business here. Otherwise you may have to pay high priced roaming charges or have to depend on locan phone booths and phone cards. You can get free Wi-Fi while you are inside of the Colombo Airport.

Visitors coming to Srilanka are not allowed to bring any landline phone, CDMA phone or satellite phones with them. If it is necessary for you to bring one with you, then get permission from the authorities at the Colombo airport.

All Hand phones that are operating with GSM 900 band can function in Sri Lanka. Don't worry about the band as all the latest Smartphones have Tri-Band facility and will change to suitable Band automatically.

Foreign iPhone can function here flawlessly. Srilanka carreir networks may lack the support for the iPhone's App Siri.

Roaming in Sri Lanka.

When you switch on your device at Colombo airport, it will find a local carrier that has partnership with your home country carrier. If you accept any of this connection, you can make outgoing and incoming calls along with sending and receiving SMS text messages through the roaming facility. You can access your Data plan too through the Roaming facility.

Why Sri Lanka SIM Card?

Provide your passport and register to get your own local SIM card as tourist pack at the Colombo airport from any of the local carrier. Call charges, SMS text messages, MMS and video calls will be charged at Sri Lanka rate. Sri Lanka provides cheap mobile phone service in this region. Mobile Data plan is too very cheap here. No drop calls, no signal problem and no data connection problems here.

Top-up Sri Lanka Mobile Phone account.

So far no foreigners had complained about this perfect service. You can find many Wi-Fi hotspots that are free and paid ones all over the Island.
The tourist SIM is valid for one month only and you can extend it as much time as you want.
Always Re-load or Top up call minutes and Data plan separately. (Data plan Rs 49, Rs 99 or so with 9 at the end) Call minutes with Rs 20, Rs 40, Rs 100 and so on.

As a visitor, Pre-Paid account is the good one for you.

With this plan you can top-up your mobile device from any roadside recharge facility provider as low as Rs 20/-.Even if you don't have money in your account, you will receive free incoming calls till your account's expiry date.

Local mobile phone carriers offer 2G, 3G and 4G LTE network connectivity. 4G LTE network is available in certain towns only. With 2G and 3G you won't have any dropped calls. In Sri Lanka you can make mobile calls anytime from anywhere.

4G LTE and 5G Network in Sri Lanka.

The fastest 4G LTE network is now available island wide and 5G is on trail. The 5G and 4G LTE networks are faster and cheaper in Sri Lanka. These networks provides faster downloads and faster upload speed in your device.

If you have 3G or 4G LTE enabled mobile phone devices with rear and front cameras, you can make video calls from Sri Lanka and can receive them too. Before you buy a 4G SIM card check whether your phone is combatable for the 4G LTE SIM card.

Nokia touch-screen Mobiles

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.