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Basics Edit

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Although usually referred to in the singular, the archipelago consists of 181 islands with a total land area of 53 km2. Eight of the larger islands are populated by around 65,000 inhabitants.

Two operators share the market in Bermuda:

  • One (formerly CellOne, by Bermuda Digital Comm. Ltd.)
  • Digicel Bermuda

One is the incumbent provider. It comes from the former monopoly of Cable & Wireless which was broken by Digicel in 2005. Nevertheless, prices have remained quite high.

2G is on 1900 MHz and 3G on 850 Mhz up to HSPA+ by both carriers. All populated islands are covered and speed is pretty good.

At the end of 2016 the regulator awarded spectrum for 4G/LTE on 700 MHz (bands 13 and 17) to both operators. They started to roll out 4G/LTE in 2017 as they need to cover 99% by the end of the year according to license rules.

Prices are given in Bermudian dollar (symbol: $; code: BMD); also abbreviated BD$; informally called Bermuda dollar. It's linked in ratio 1:1 to the US dollar. Taxes are not charged, but all mobile plans are subject to a 'Government License Fee' which is charged as $ 0.40 per day from all plans.

One (formerly Cellone) Edit

One

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One (previously called CellOne) by Bermuda Digital Comm. Ltd. has been sold to local KeyTech that has been acquired by US-based ATN.

They offer triple-play products and were the first to launch 3G and 4G services on the islands. Initially, they started 4G on band 5 (850 MHz) which is added by 700 MHz.

One still holds a lead in market shares on a network that is slightly ahead of Digicel's.
Cellone

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Availability Edit

Their prepaid SIM card can be purchased for $ 20 including a $ 10 airtime credit. No activation fee. It's sold at their stores (locator) and other shops on the islands.

You can top-up at many grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmacies (list) on the islands. Or do it online by credit card from $ 1 to $ 200. To check your balance, enter *120#.

They offer two base plans:

  • Pay per Use: for free with higher rates
  • Talk & Text: $ 2.50 per day with unlimited local calling and texting

On both plans a $ 0.40 per day Government Licence Fee is charged.

Data feature packages Edit

There are no data without a package added. These packages are offered for both plans:

Data Time Price Activation
20 MB 24 hours $ 2 *777*11#
500 MB 14 days $ 15 *777*12#
1.5 GB 30 days $ 45 *777*13#
5 GB 30 days $ 99 *777*4#
For social messaging on WhatsApp, BlackBerry messenger, Facebook Messenger and iMessenger they offer a unlimited Prepaid Social Messaging pack at $ 2 for 24 hours. Activation is by *777*14. Note, that the Social Messaging plan can't be used in conjunction with data package.

More info Edit

Digicel Bermuda Edit

Digicel
Digicel came to Bermuda in 2005 when it acquired Cingular Wireless's Caribbean operations. Their network, as a result of recent spectrum auctions, is now somewhat on par with CellOne's network, and claims to cover 99% of the population (coverage map). In May 2017, 4G/LTE was launched on major islands on 700 MHz.

Availability Edit

Their SIM card is available for $ 20 in their store in Hamilton (locator) and in other shops too.

Top-ups can be made online by credit card without surcharges or by vouchers sold all over the islands. Digitel offers CreditU where you can top-up one number by another: dial *125*<receiving mobile no.>*<top-up amount>#. Wait for confirmation and then dial *125*1# to confirm for free. Dial *120# to check your account balance.

Data feature packages Edit

Default rate without a package is $ 0.50 per MB. These plans are offered:

Data Time Price
50 MB 24 hours $ 2.50
300 MB 14 days $ 10
600 MB 14 days $ 20
1 GB 30 days $ 40
5 GB 30 days $ 99

To activate, dial *100# and choose plan.

For unlimited Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp use, they offer 'Go Social' plans that can be combine with data packages:

  • for 7 days and max. 1 GB: $ 10
  • for 14 days and max. 3 GB: $ 20
  • for 30 days and max 10 GB: $ 35

Caribbean roaming Edit

All Digicel networks in the Caribbean are for $ 0.50 per MB as a promotion by default.

More info Edit