If you plan on visiting the Bahamas any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Bahamas SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.
The prepaid SIM card for the Bahamas is a trouble-free option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Bahamas cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Bahamas cell phone rental. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of $20 BSD ($20 USD) of starter airtime credit, SMS text messaging, and a local phone number while in the Bahamas. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.
Your Bahamas SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 1900 frequency. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.
Incoming calls from domestic numbers are FREE.
International rates are per minute for international outgoing calls within the Bahamas from your Bahamas SIM card while you are in the Bahamas.
Incoming calls from international numbers are BSD 0.33 (US$0.33) during peak and BSD 0.15 (US$0.15) during off peak.
In order to add airtime to your Bahamas SIM card, please follow the instructions below. You may purchase additional airtime from Telestial, most convenience stores, tabac shops and petrol stations in Bahamas.
*You will be provided with a recharge voucher code, that you will find printed on a sticker, affixed to your SIM card package. At your destination, you can add your airtime and may purchase additional airtime in form of scratch cards, where you will need to scratch off the gray protective layer to reveal your recharge voucher code.
REMEMBER: Do NOT purchase another SIM card when your airtime credit is depleted! You only need a recharge voucher!
The account will be suspended and any remaining airtime will be forfeited if you do not recharge within 90 days. After suspension you are given a further 30 days to recharge your account. Failure to do so will result in your Bahamas Service, including your number to be recycled irrevocably. You will be required to purchase a new SIM card in order to continue using the service.