Best Prepaid Sim Cards in Singapore and Internet for Tourists: 2024 Ultimate Guide

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Mobile internet and cellular services in Singapore are impeccable. The country has 100% signal coverage of base stations, so calling home from any corner of the country is not a problem for a tourist. Mobile communication and Wi-Fi do not disappear even on the 62 islands included in this mini-country.

Check this ultimate guide on best prepaid sim cards and internet for tourists in Singapore; get up-to-date information on where to buy sim card, prices, as well as where tourists can find free wifi.

You can buy an Internet package for using social networks in Singapore here.

If you prefer eSim for your Singapore trip – you can book it here on Airalo.

Mobile communications in Singapore

Which telecom operator to choose in Singapore

If you intend to save money, buy a SIM card already in Singapore.

Mobile communications are provided by several competing companies. The services of leaders are most in demand – SingTel and StarHub. They are followed by MobilOne (M1).

All of them perfectly provide communication in Singapore for a tourist with a wide range of services. For example, Mobile Van and SingTel issue special Tourist Cards.

Mobile operators in Singapore

SIM cards for tourists: where to buy and how much they cost

Many travelers prefer to stock up on an international SIM card at home. In this case, before departure, users are advised to buy a SIM card from the Estonian operator Globalsim Direct with a balance of $10.

If you didn’t want to activate roaming at home, be in touch from the first minutes of your arrival at Singapore Changi Airport: buy a SIM card right at the arrivals terminal, where SingTel and StarHub branded salons are open in all halls. The base cost is 30 SGD (just over $22). If you plan to stay here for just a few days, ask for a weekly rate card from MobilVan worth 12 SGD, it is limited to 100 SMS or 30 minutes of calls. Operators “SingTel” and “StarHub” offer the same cards, but their price is slightly higher – 15 SGD, but customers are given small gifts – a branded package, a pen with a logo, a souvenir talisman or something else.

Sim cards for tourists in Singapore
Tourist sim card from SingTel

You can buy a SIM card in Singapore almost everywhere. They are sold in hotels and in all shopping centers, in the 7-Eleven department store chain, at gas stations. Just do not forget your passport at the hotel, you will need to present it when buying.

In the envelope you will find “sim cards” of three formats for one phone number: nano/micro/mini. The instructions in English indicate the technical parameters and access points. The cards are already activated and ready to go, just insert them into your gadget and call. Start an international call by dialing the numbers “018”, then you should dial the country code, and then the subscriber’s number. Balance check code – *100*1#.

Purchase cards for paying for calls from street payphones at the press layouts, at the checkout of any store, their cost is from 2 SGD.

Internet cost in Singapore

The minimum cost of an Internet card is 15 SGD. The opportunity to use WiFi for free is provided in hotels, shopping centers, amusement parks. In most Singaporean restaurants, cafes and other locations you have to pay for this service, but there are pleasant exceptions. For example, McDonald’s fast food restaurants.

Internet for tourists in Singapore


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