Bhutan prepaid SIM card ( Bhutan Telecom)

Bhutan simcard for tourist

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Bhutan prepaid SIM card

In Bhutan, there are two main GSM service providers Tashicell and B-Mobile, both of them provide Bhutan prepaid SIM card with the amazing network coverage.

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Does Indian sim work in Bhutan?

If you want to use your Indian Sim card then you can set your phone on international Roaming, but the cost will be higher as compared to prepaid or tourist sim card.

Bhutan Prepaid simcard
Bhutan Prepaid simcard

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You can easily get Local sim card from any service counter or from an authorized dealer but you have to provide your passport document, voter card etc. along with the form.

If you buy prepaid tourist sim from B-mobile, you are facilitated with free talk-time nu.100 (validity for 1 month only).

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To recharge your phone, you can buy a paper voucher from any shop or else let shopkeeper e-load directly without any hassle.

There is also various method to recharge your phone via mobile apps like M-BOB, Mpay ,wallet. If you are with your guide then you can seek help from your guide or else if you are from India then you won’t face any language barriers, since almost all Bhutanese can speak Hindi very well.

These are the internet and call charges (Bmobile)

Call categoryOn-netOff-net(Bmobile-Tashicell)
Peak hours0.5/unit0.70/unit
Off peak hours0.4/unit0.50/unit
Late Night0.10/unit…………………..

B-mobile and Tashicell Data plan and Rates in Bhutan

B -mobile provide 12 different data plan starting from Nu.19 till Nu.1199 and Tashicell has 8 various Data plan from Nu.19 to Nu.1299.


Sl.noData planNgultrum(price)Data(MB)Validity
1Daily 191917024 hours only
2Daily 292926524 hours only
3Daily 39393351 week only
4Daily 49494251 week only
5Daily 99998601 month
6Daily 19919917701 month
7Daily 29929929101 month
8Daily 49949953701 month
9Daily 699699145001 month
10Daily 799799175001 month
11Daily 999999246001 month
12Daily 11991199320001 month


Sl.noData planPrices(Nu)Data MBValidity
1Daily Plan1910024 hours
2Weekly Plan493401 week
3Daza Plan998001 month
4Daza Plus Plan19917001 month
5Barma Plan29927001 month
6Barma Plus plan49950001 month
74G chenpo Plan777150001 month
84G chenpo Plus Plan1299300001 month

Tashicell also provide two different types of packages-Tourist Sim/Bhutan prepaid sim card

Package 1

-Price: Nu.600

-Validity: 2 weeks

-Data volume: 3GB (3G activated)

-Sms and Talktime: Nu.300

Package 2

-Price: Nu.200

-validity: 1month

-Data volume: Nill

-SMS and Talktime: Nu.200

can you use 3G/4G(LTE) internet on Bhutan prepaid sim card?

you can easily configure APN configuration on Bhutan prepaid sim card. For Bmobile set Apn as the Internet, username as Bmobile and for Tashicell set Apn as ticlnet , user name as Tashicell

What to do with sim, if you leave Bhutan?

Most of the tourist SIM has a validity of 1 month, and if you are leaving Bhutan before that period, it’s advisable to destroy Bhutan prepaid sim card safely or else take to your home place as a souvenir.

Don’t just leave like that, since there is a high chance to be reused in unlawful manners.

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