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2 Best International SIM Cards For the Caribbean

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Last Updated on November 28, 2023 by Rose Morah

If you are traveling to the Caribbean, the following are the 2 best SIM cards for your Caribbean travel.

1. Airalo

Airalo has great offers for those traveling to the Caribbean. 

For $15 on their Island Hopper package, you stay connected in 22 Caribbean countries with 1GB of data valid for 7 days.

This is how Airalo works;

  • Airalo only works with devices that have an eSIM built-in.

This basically means that it is different from the normal physical SIM cards that require you to insert them into the phone.

When using the Airalo eSIM, you don’t pay the roaming fees when traveling. You also don’t have to find SIM vendors to purchase or set it up.

This is because to use the Caribbean data package, you only need to download the app, choose your destination and package then install and activate the Airalo eSIM.

eSIM stands for – embedded SIM card
  • The 7-day validity period will only start once the eSIM connects to any of the countries covered in the Island Hopper Pack.
  • The data speed varies in different countries.

See also: Does T-Mobile Work In the Bahamas? (Our Experience).

The list of 23 Islands covered by the Airalo Caribbean data package:

Antigua And Barbuda
Cayman Islands
French Guiana
Saint Lucia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Puerto Rico
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The British Virgin Islands


The Best SIM Card Options When Traveling (Best sim card for international travel).

List of 210+ Countries Covered by T-Mobile International Plan.

2. Google Fi

Google Fi is another great option that helps you stay connected when traveling to the Caribbean.

It automatically routes your call over various local mobile networks and Wi-Fi connections to offer you the best signals while traveling abroad.

The advantages of using Google Fi when traveling abroad

  • It works like the local service in many countries that they have partnered with. Once you land in another country it automatically connects and gives you immediate data coverage.
  • You get to use the services (calls and data) at the same rates as your home rates. This is great, especially if you are traveling to places with expensive data rates.
  • In some countries, the data will be cheaper than in the US.
  • It has reasonable call rates per minute.
  • You don’t need to have an extra phone or swap SIM cards to get 5G coverage.

But although Google Fi is considered one of the best options by many, I have heard cases of travelers being cut off while still abroad and hence forced to look for other alternatives to stay connected. 

If you’re looking for a cheap and convenient international SIM card option, then you should consider SimOptions. They have coverage in more than 200 countries and zero roaming charges. And since it’s prepaid, you won’t have to deal with hidden charges or complicated contracts.

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The Cheapest Prepaid Sim Cards In Canada.

List of Countries Included in AT&T International Calling.

List of All Countries Included in Vodafone International

But, why does Google Fi cut-off travelers while abroad?

According to Google Fi’s terms and conditions, their service is only for USA residents traveling abroad and not for those planning to settle abroad.

Unfortunately, there’s no specific time frame.

Personally, I have used Google Fi for 6 months without being cut off. However, I never stayed in one location for a long time.

Hello there! My name is Rose. I’m passionate about electric cars and clean energy. My adventurous spirit and journalistic pursuits make each day fascinating and far greater. I consider traveling not just about the grandeur moments, but the little elements that transform the whole experience.