Bhutan prepaid SIM card
In Bhutan, there are two main GSM service providers Tashicell and B-Mobile, both of them provide Bhutan prepaid SIM cards with the amazing network coverage.
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 incurred cost will be higher compared to a prepaid or tourist sim card.
You can easily get Bhutan 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 a prepaid tourist sim from B-mobile, you will be facilitated with free talk-time nu.100 (validity for 1 month only).
To recharge your phone, you can buy a paper voucher from any shop or else let the shopkeeper e-load directly without any hassle.
There is also various method to recharge your phone via mobile apps like M-BOB, Mpay , and 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)
|Off peak hours||0.4/unit||0.50/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.
|1||Daily 19||19||170||24 hours only|
|2||Daily 29||29||265||24 hours only|
|3||Daily 39||39||335||1 week only|
|4||Daily 49||49||425||1 week only|
|5||Daily 99||99||860||1 month|
|6||Daily 199||199||1770||1 month|
|7||Daily 299||299||2910||1 month|
|8||Daily 499||499||5370||1 month|
|9||Daily 699||699||14500||1 month|
|10||Daily 799||799||17500||1 month|
|11||Daily 999||999||24600||1 month|
|12||Daily 1199||1199||32000||1 month|
|Sl.no||Data plan||Prices(Nu)||Data MB||Validity|
|1||Daily Plan||19||100||24 hours|
|2||Weekly Plan||49||340||1 week|
|3||Daza Plan||99||800||1 month|
|4||Daza Plus Plan||199||1700||1 month|
|5||Barma Plan||299||2700||1 month|
|6||Barma Plus plan||499||5000||1 month|
|7||4G chenpo Plan||777||15000||1 month|
|8||4G chenpo Plus Plan||1299||30000||1 month|
Tashicell also provide two different types of packages-Tourist Sim/Bhutan prepaid sim card
-Validity: 2 weeks
-Data volume: 3GB (3G activated)
-Sms and Talktime: Nu.300
-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 any Bhutan sim. For Bmobile set Apn as the Internet, username as Bmobile and for Tashicell set Apn as ticlnet , user name as Tashicell.
Frequent Question Ask on Bhutan Sim: FAQ
Here is the list of questions asked on this blog about Bhutan sim and other relevant manuals.
You can easily purchase a tourist sim card from any in-country mobile operator’s office or else contact an authorized dealer. Remember to carry your identification proof like Passport, ration card etc.
Yes, Indian sim cards do work in Bhutan near the border area but it’s better to use tourist sim if you are travelling inside Bhutan.
If you are using a paper voucher to recharge your phone refer backside of the voucher, clear instructions are given there.
For Bmobile dial *170# and for tashicell *766*4#
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 the Bhutan Prepaid sim card safely or else take it to your home place as a souvenir.
Don’t just leave it like that, since there is a high chance it to be reused in unlawful ways.
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