Panama GSM 850

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Panama SIM Highlights
  • $11 USD starter airtime credit
  • FREE incoming calls
  • A local cell phone number in Panama
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging)
    No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting Panama any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Panama 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 Panama is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Panama cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Panama cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Panamanians themselves use—the local Panamanian cell phone system. 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 likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, voicemail, a local cell phone number in Panama, and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, having a cell phone in Panama is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your Panama cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Panama SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 850 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.


Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

Domestic calling rates are per minute for outgoing calls within Panama from your local Panama SIM card while you are in Panama. All incoming calls regardless of where they originate are completely free! Domestic outgoing call rates are dependent on the airtime denomination used to top-up your account.

Airtime Voucher Airtime Rate per minute
$5 USD

$0.40 USD

$10 USD $0.34 USD
$15 USD $0.32 USD
$30 USD $0.25 USD


All SMS are $0.10 USD per message


International calls

International calls from your world cell phone have never been easier with your prepaid Panama SIM card. All rates are charged per minute for international outgoing calls from a Panama SIM card while you’re in Panama.

  USA Canada UK Western Europe
Peak $0.40 USD $0.75 USD $1.06 USD

$1.25 USD

Off-Peak $0.36 USD $0.68 USD $0.97 USD $1.14 USD


All international SMS are billed at 1 minute of peak time per message.

*Peak: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM
**Off-Peak: All other times


Adding Airtime

Additional airtime is available through the purchase of airtime vouchers, also called Movil cards, in Panama. Airtime vouchers are available locally in Panama at tabac shops, convenience stores, Mas Movil shops and all authorized dealers. These airtime vouchers are available in $5, $10, $15 and $30.

To add the voucher, simply scratch off the gray protective layer to reveal your voucher code. When typed into the keypad of your international cell phone, the voucher will credit your SIM card the respective SEK denomination you purchased.

Remember not to purchase another SIM card when your airtime credit is depleted; you only need a recharge voucher! Incoming calls are always completely free, even when you run out of airtime.


Service Life

The validity of your SIM card is dependent on the airtime voucher purchased:

  • $5 / 10 days
  • $10 / 30 days
  • $25 / 45 days
  • $30 / 60 days

If you do not add airtime within 30 days after the validity period of the airtime voucher, your Panama phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime credit will be forfeit.

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