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Best Ecuador Sim Card For Tourist Compared And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Ecuador (Updated 2023)

Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 10:11 pm

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Best Ecuador Sim Card For Tourist Compared – Claro Ecuador sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a sim card in Ecuador. Click here to book online Quito Day Tour and activities

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Ecuador?

You can buy the cheapest sim in Ecuador with Claro prepaid sim card for $15 USD with 15 GB and 150 minutes local calls valid for 30 days plus free WhatsApp and Facebook. Read here best Ecuador eSim and how to get from Quito airport to city center

You can find the cheapest Ecuador eSim with Airalo Ecuador eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $15 USD with 2 GB valid for 15 days. ( For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Ubigi Ecuador eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Holafly Ecuador eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

Read here best restaurants in Quito and Ecuador travel tips.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ECUADOR

You can find hostels offering fair comfort for a cheap price. You can get a dorm for $8-10 USD. There are rooms available mid-budget for $30-40 USD and if you prefer luxury accommodation starting from $60 USD.

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ECUADOR SIM CARD COMPARED AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN ECUADOR BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about prepaid Ecuador sim card, internet and data connection in Ecuador is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains and beaches where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is to buy a prepaid sim card in Ecuador. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime.

There are 3 phone operators in the country: Claro, Movistar and CNT. You can buy your Ecuador tourist sim card when you arrive in Quito international airport, or at the small gift shop inside the airport.

I would recommend buying your sim card outside Quito because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

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BUYING PREPAID ECUADOR SIM CARD AIRPORT (SIM CARD QUITO AIRPORT)

Buying an Ecuador sim card in Quito airport is simple and easy. You can purchase your Ecuador sim card in the airport but there aren’t so many options and prices will be more expensive.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Ecuador prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Ecuador tourist sim card.

WHERE TO GET BUY ECUADOR SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can get your Ecuador sim card almost anywhere from the airport to cities. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell an Ecuador prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport.

The main operators in Ecuador are Claro, Movistar and CNT. If you are getting to Ecuador by bus from Colombia you can also get your Ecuador tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD ECUADOR COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Ecuador with Claro the most popular one in the country. We will tell you about Movistar and CNT the second and third largest in Ecuador. And also about Tuenti a great option about packages if you stay visiting cities in Ecuador.

Claro Ecuador Sim Card

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Claro sim card Ecuador is the largest phone operator and the most reliable talking about coverage. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card for $12 USD with 12 GB data, 240 minutes local calls and SMS plus free WhatsApp and Facebook valid for 30 days.

There are other packages with Claro for $15 USD with 15 GB and 150 minutes local calls valid for 30 days plus free WhatsApp and Facebook.

Movistar Ecuador Sim Card

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Movistar sim card Ecuador is the second largest phone operator. It works great in the big cities. Check here prices and packages in Movistar website!

You can get these prices and packages with Movistar prepaid sim card Ecuador: for $10 USD with 12 GB data and valid for 30 days. And for $15 USD with 12 GB data valid for 30 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN ECUADOR

CNT Ecuador Sim Card

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CNT sim card Ecuador is the smallest phone operator with a prepaid card for $4.5 USD with $4 USD credit. Check here prices and packages in CNT website!

These are the best packages with CNT Ecuador prepaid sim card for $10 USD with 15 GB data, and for $15 USD with 20 GB data and valid for 30 days.

Tuenti Ecuador Sim Card

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Tuenti sim card Ecuador uses Movistar network for coverage. You will find better packages. Check here prices and packages in Tuenti website!

You can get a Tuenti prepaid sim card Ecuador for $10 USD with 10 GB data and for $15 USD with 20 GB valid for 30 days.

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Holafly Ecuador eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and you can activate with QR Code.

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Airalo Ecuador eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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Ubigi Ecuador eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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GigSky Ecuador eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days. For $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

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Nomad eSim Ecuador for $20 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Ecuador prepaid starts at $48 USD with 3 GB data and for $54 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

ECUADOR SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST ECUADOR SIM CARD)

My Ecuador Sim Card Conclusion is getting Ecuador Claro prepaid sim card for $15 USD with 15 GB and 150 minutes local calls valid for 30 days plus free WhatsApp and Facebook.

Unless you are staying in a city like Quito or Guayaquil and you can go for a small company like Tuenti and CNT with better prices.

You can find the cheapest Ecuador eSim with Airalo Ecuador eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $15 USD with 2 GB valid for 15 days. ( For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Ubigi Ecuador eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Holafly Ecuador eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ECUADOR

There are two seasons and these is named wet and dry. The months of December to April are the month where it gets the most rain. So this means May is the best time to visit Ecuador.

And also the weather in the country doesn’t change that much so it is very much fine to visit other months too. In some places, it will be warm during the day and very called at night.

Check here to know more about the weather in Ecuador.

CASH AND ATMS IN ECUADOR

The currency of Ecuador before is named Sucre but now they use U.S Dollar. This was decided in the increasing inflation in Ecuador back in 1997-2000. Being changed to Dollar, this decision helped pull the country’s economy back. ATMs can be founded very easily in the cities and small towns in Ecuador.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN ECUADOR

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Street food is common all over the world. You can buy street food and it is very cheap it will only cost you $1 USD. A fried potatoes and patacones for $1 USD. And for beers are also common in Ecuador and it will only cost you $1-2 USD.

There are many local restaurants where you can get meals for $2-5 USD. One of the most popular meals in Ecuador is guinea pig and it costs around $7-10 USD in restaurants per person.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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