Prepaid SIM Card for Sri Lanka
*) Compared to receiving calls on your UK number roaming with a British operator.
Retaining your UK number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
All tariffs for Sri Lanka
|Call to UK landline||2 Rs/min (1p)|
|Call to UK mobile||15 Rs/min (7p)|
|Receive calls on your British mobil phone number in Sri Lanka||From 0p/min (1 hour of free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from 10p/minute)|
|Internet in your mobile or computer||1GB/30 days for just 299 Rs (£1.50)|
|Text messages across the world||5 Rs (3p)|
|Text travel companion also using HolidayPhone||0.25 Rs (0.2p)|
|Make calls within Sri Lanka||2 Rs/min (1p)|
|Call travel companion also using HolidayPhone||1 Rs/min (0.5p)|
Prices above based on the 'Per minute plan'. Activation cost for the plan is 150 Rs (£ 0.74).
Sri Lanka VAT of 31.61% will be added to prices in Rs.
Exchange Rate used £1 = 203 Rs.
Flat Rate Mobile Internet in Sri Lanka
Flat rate mobile Internet packages are available at low cost. A 30 days 1GB data bundle costs just 299 Rs (£1.50) and is
activated easily from your phone (easy instructions included). Just make sure you have call balance available
as the Internet package cost is deducted from your call balance.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees while travelling and no more worrying about your phone bill when you return home after using mobile internet abroad.
The Sri Lanka SIM Card can be used as a data SIM card in a dongle, ipad/tablet, MIFI-router or used for tethering with laptop.
Calls between two travellers in Sri Lanka using HolidayPhone
The rate for calls between two travellers using HolidayPhone equals
that of local calls as stated above (i.e. around 0.5p/min).
If you are travelling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone for all travellers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local Sri Lanka mobile phone number provided with the SIM.
As a comparison, it could cost up to £4-£5/minute to call between two UK mobile phones without the HolidayPhone service in Sri Lanka. This is due to the roaming charges in effect both for the caller, and for the person receiving the call. Just a few minutes of call time could pay for the cost of the HolidayPhone service, if both parties use HolidayPhone which means paying only the equivalance of 0.5p/minute!
Topping up the call balance
There is no initial call balance on the sim card, so we strongly recommend you to top up the call balance
according to your needs from us, when you order HolidayPhone.
The call credit is used for outgoing calls, text and activation of internet packages.
If you during your trip need additional top up, you can buy top-up vouchers in kiosks, newsstands and supermarkets across Sri Lanka, or on our website for digital delivery by email.
Calling UK from Sri Lanka using HolidayPhone
When calling home using your HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +44 without the leading zero of the area code.
For example: 07511 223344 becomes +44 7511 223344.
Receive calls in Sri Lanka
You receive inbound calls dialled to your British mobile phone number in the normal way: The call will automatically be forwarded to your Sri Lankan number and you will receive the call without roaming charges.
A Sri Lankan mobile phone number is included, that can be used when people within Sri Lanka or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. There is no cost for receiving unlimited calls dialled directly to your Sri Lankan number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of free diverted calls from the UK, but you can easily add more forwarding time at a low cost when ordering your HolidayPhone package.
In case all your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will stop working, so you don't have to worry about us charging you any fees in arrears.
In comparision, it often costs £0.50-£3.00 per minute to receive calls roaming using a UK operator abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you save £30-£180 for receiving 1 hour of calls on your British mobile phone number abroad.
Internet settings in Sri Lanka
In order to get Internet settings for your phone:
Send a text message containing GPRS to 678.
Some phones may require manual settings:
Enter APN: ppwap
Enter Gateway IP: 192.168.122.2
Try again. If it still does not work, state
Proxy IP: 192.168.122.2 port 8080
Try again. If it still does not work, state
Gateway IP: 192.168.122.2 port 9201
We take care of SIM Card registration for you
According to country specific regulations the operator requires that a photo copy of your passport
is attached in order for them to activate your SIM card.
An image upload URL is attached in your order confirmation e-mail.
Once received, we will pass it on to the operator. We will not use it for any other purpose. As soon as your SIM card is activated, the passport image is removed from our system.
We take care of, and process the SIM Card registration for you, so that the SIM card you receive from us is registered and ready to use when you arrive.
Why do you need this?
According to regulations in Sri Lanka, the operator is required to know the identity of prepaid SIM card holders. These regulations apply for all Sri Lankan SIM Cards, both for citizens of Sri Lanka as well as foreigners.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, you can choose to get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in most phones. - Micro SIM cards are used in iPhone 4/4S and a few newer phone models. - Nano SIM cards are so far only used by iPhone 5.
If you are unsure on what size you'll need, measure your current sim card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIM cards (regardless of destination) are direct dial local prepaid SIM cards meaning NO callback and much lower tariffs than using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If the destination country requires SIM card registration, we process the registration at the operator on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready to use when you arrive.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a service that is cheap and easy to use without any hassle to you.
If you compare our offer with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your UK calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your ordinary UK number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included in the price, or available at low cost?
Is the SIM card activated and registered when you arrive, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And at last - compare the call tariffs.
Order HolidayPhone Sri Lanka
Order HolidayPhone Sri Lanka Pay As You Go SIM Card here »
You will receive the PAYG SIM card along with simple 1-2-3 instructions sent to your home address, prior to your departure.