Best Brazil Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Brazil

Last updated on December 28th, 2020 at 10:51 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Brazil sim card for tourist. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a prepaid sim card in Brazil. Why?

As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals.

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BRAZIL TOURIST SIM CARD

BRAZIL PREPAID CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Brazil 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 getting 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 airports. I would recommend to buy outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

GETTING BRAZIL PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting a Brazilian sim card is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in the 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 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 Brazilian prepaid card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy in small and big cities.

WHERE TO GET YOUR BRAZIL TOURIST SIM CARD

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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

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Vivo Brazil is the largest phone operator in the country and the most reliable talking about coverage. 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

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Claro Brazil 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. 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

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TIM 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.

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.

Oi Brazil

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Oi Brazil 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. 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.

BRAZIL SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Brazilian Sim Card Conclusion is getting Vivo Brazil if you are planning to travel around the country since the coverage is better and prices are similar to TIM and Claro. Unless you are staying in big cities you can go for Oi Brazil with the best packages.

BRAZIL POCKET WIFI

If you prefer Brazil Pocket Wifi a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Brazil you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices. If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs.

The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

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 also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget, because its 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. ATM’s are available all throughout the country but my advise to you is to us those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transaction 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 snack like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of acai and cheese with a drink for only $1-2 USD.

ACCOMMODATION IN BRAZIL

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from. Accommodation price can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Brazil.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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