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Best Brazil Sim Card For Tourist Compared – How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Brazil (Upated 2023)

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 11:33 pm

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Best Brazil Sim Card For Tourists Compared – OI Brazil sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a sim card in Brazil. Click here to book online Brazil activities

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Brazil?

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Brazil with OI Brazil prepaid sim card valid for 30 days with 50 BRL coming with 100 GB and bonus for social media Whatsapp and Facebook. Read here best Brazil eSim and Sao Paulo vs Rio de Janeiro

It can be challenging to buy a prepaid sim card in Brazil for tourists. Since most of the phone operators will ask for a CPF (a code for Brazilian people that works for almost everything online).

If you are in a hurry to buy your Brazil sim card just ask one by one to the phone operators who will allow you to buy without a CPF code. The packages for data are huge for a reasonable price but it will save you a lot of time. Read here full guide how to get a CPF Brazil for foreigners

You can find the cheapest Brazil eSim with Airalo Brazil eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $13 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $18 USD with 3 GB data and for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Brazil eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BRAZIL

Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Brazil. 

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BRAZIL SIM CARD FOR TOURIST COMPARED AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN BRAZIL

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

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is buying a prepaid sim card in Brazil. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

There are 4 phone operators in the country: Vivo, Claro Brazil, TIM, and Oi. You can buy your Brazilian tourist sim card when you arrive in Brazil international airport or at the small gift shop inside the airport. I would recommend to buy outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

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NEED A CPF TO BUY A SIM CARD IN BRAZIL?

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In most of the places you need a CPF to buy a sim card in Brazil as a tourist. The main problem in Brazil they will ask you for a CPF. In a few places you will find that they can’t sell you a Brazilian prepaid sim card for tourists without a CPF.

You can get a CPF as a foreigner but it will take you a few days to get it. Or if you have a friend willing to show his/her passport and with CPF the companies will allowed you to buy a Brazil prepaid sim card.

But we found there are companies like TIM and OI selling promotions for 30 days with great packages for data and unlimited Whatsapp and Facebook.

BUYING BRAZIL PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD SAO PAULO AIRPORT)

Buying a Brazilian sim card in Sao Paulo airport and a sim card in Rio airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card Sao Paulo airport. Since it’s easier to check maps and it’s great to check internet while you are going to your hotel.

You can purchase your Brazil sim card in Guarulhos 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 Brazilian prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy in small and big cities.

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WHERE TO BUY BRAZIL SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can get your Brazil sim card almost anywhere from the airport to cities. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to help and activate for you the best package. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport.

If you are getting to Brazil by bus from Argentina or Paraguay you can also get your Brazilian sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD BRAZIL COMPARISON

There are 4 phone operators in Brazil: Vivo, Claro Brazil, TIM, and Oi. We will focus in this prepaid sim card Brazil with Vivo and Claro the most popular phone operators in Brazil. We will tell you about TIM and Oi their best packages that could be interesting if you are staying in big cities where the coverage is great.

VIVO BRAZIL SIM CARD

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Vivo sim card Brazil is the largest phone operator in the country and the most reliable talking about coverage. Check here prices and packages in Vivo website!

You can get a Vivo prepaid sim card in Brazil for 12 BRL= $2 USD in their official stores and top up. You will get the best coverage with Vivo Brazil if you are planning to visit off the beaten path in Brazil.

You can top up from 15 BRL with 2 GB data, 40 local minutes calls, free calls to VIVO and whatsapp valid 7 days. You can get from 12 BRL with 1 GB data, free calls to VIVO and whatsapp valid 15 days. And valid 30 days with 40 BRL with 2 GB data 40 local minutes calls and free calls to VIVO and whatsapp.

CLARO BRAZIL SIM CARD

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Claro Brazil sim card is the second largest phone operator in the country. It works great in the big cities and also small cities. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card in Brazil for 13 BRL= $2 USD in their official stores and top up. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

You can get weekly packages for 10 BRL with 1 GB data with unlimited calls and free whatsapp. If you prefer monthly packages you can get for 25 BRL with 3 GB data with unlimited calls and free whatsapp. If you prefer topping up daily for 2 BRL with 200 MB data and valid 30 days for 24 BRL with 2 GB data.

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TIM BRAZIL SIM CARD

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TIM sim card Brazil is the third largest phone operator in the country. It works great in the big cities. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card in Brazil for 10 BRL= less than $2 USD in their official stores and top up. You can get daily packages for 5 BRL with 1 GB data with unlimited sms and free whatsapp. Check here prices and packages in TIM website!

You can get monthly packages for 30 BRL with 1 GB data, for 60 BRL with 3 GB data and for 70 BRL with 5 GB data. If you want to buy a Brazilian sim card for tourist with TIM for 50 BRL with the same amount of credit valid 7 days with 1.5 GB.

Updated 2022 we found a TIM sim card for tourists for 109 BRL and you will have 50 GB data and unlimited Whatsapp (not included Video calls) and Facebook valid for 30 days. You can renew every 30 days if you wish but it should be the same package.

Oi Brazil Sim Card

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Oi Brazil sim card is the smallest phone operator in the country. You can get a Claro prepaid sim card in Brazil for 10 BRL= less than $2 USD in their official stores and top up. You can get these packages with Oi Brazil prepaid sim card: from 20 BRL with 3.5 GB data, 500 sms and unlimited calls valid 10 days. Check here prices and packages in OI website!

For 30 BRL with 5.8 GB data, 750 sms and unlimited calls valid 15 days. And valid 30 days for 60 BRL with 9.6 GB data, 900 sms and unlimited calls.

Updated 2022 we found a OI sim card for tourists for 50 BRL and you will have 100 GB data and unlimited Whatsapp (not included Video calls) and Facebook valid for 30 days. You can renew every 30 days if you wish or just load credit or other packages.

HOLAFLY BRAZIL ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly Brazil eSim is data plans don’t have unlimited data for Brazil as usually in Europe and other countries. You can get with Holafly eSim Brazil for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Brazil valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

AIRALO BRAZIL ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Brazil eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $13 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $18 USD with 3 GB data and for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

UBIGI BRAZIL ESIM

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Ubigi Brazil eSim for $32 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

GIGSKY BRAZIL ESIM

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GigSky Brazil eSim for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $17 USD with 3 GB data valid for 15 days. For $28 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

BRAZIL SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD BRAZIL)

My Brazilian Sim Card Conclusion is getting the cheapest sim card in Brazil with OI Brazil prepaid sim card valid 30 days with 50 BRL coming with 100 GB and bonus for social media Whatsapp and Facebook.

You can also check TIM sim card for tourist with huge packages for data more expensive but better coverage if you are visiting remote places in Brazil.

The cheapest Brazil eSim with Airalo Brazil eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $13 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $18 USD with 3 GB data and for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Brazil eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BRAZIL

You can go to Brazil any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Brazil because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget because it is considered the low season in the country.

Click here to know more about the weather in Brazil.

ATMS AND CASH IN BRAZIL

The official currency of brazil is called Brazilian Reais (BRL). And $1 USD=5 BRL. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to usE those inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BRAZIL

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A total of $10 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Brazil. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of acai and cheese with a drink for only $1-2 USD.

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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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