Cape Verde has two operators:
- CV Móvel (bv CV Telecom)
- t+ = T-Mais (by Unitel)
2G on 900 MHz up to EDGE speed is on most of the islands, 3G on 2100 MHz up to HSDPA was launched on both providers as late as 2013 and is only available in the towns and tourist areas, 4G/LTE has not started yet.
CV Móvel (by CV Telecom)EditPartly-state owned CV Telecom has renamed its mobile product to CV Móvel. It is market leader with the best coverage. Though 3G is only available in a limited area: coverage map (yellow = 2G, blue = 3G).
Their SIM cards are available at any place where CV Móvel sign is: For sales points select an island.. SIM Card costs 200 CVE and comes with 200 CVE balance. You can either buy a prepaid SIM for voice and load it with data packs or a data-only SIM called Net Móvel 3G (see below).
Data feature packsEdit
Default data rate is 8 CVE per MB. These packs are for their voice prepaid SIMs and called "Net N@ Mon 3G":
|10 MB||1 hour||50 CVE||SMS to 2000|
|20 MB||24 hours||90 CVE||SMS to 2010|
|200 MB||7 days||440 CVE||SMS to 2020|
|500 MB||30 days||500 CVE||SMS to 2030||500MB: 300CVE|
|2 GB||30 days||990 CVE||SMS to 2040||2GB: 590CVE|
|5 GB||30 days||1480 CVE||SMS to 2090||5GB: 990CVE|
Max. speed is 2 Mbps/512 Kbps and 14 Mbps/5 Mbps for the 5 GB pack . Additional volume is 5 CVE per MB. Activation of the packs or add-ons is by SMS. Most packs renew themselves, to stop text DESACTIVAR to the respective number.
Net Móvel 3GEdit
This is their data-only card. It comes in two starter packs:
- Surf 3G pré-pago Base: 1890 CVE with 6.5 GB valid for 30 days. Overuse: 4 CVE per MB. Max. speed 7 Mbps/1 Mbps. Beyond, you have to buy the bundles below.
- Surf 3G pré-pago Livre: No included volume. You have to buy one of the packs below:
|25 MB||24 hours||40 CVE|
|500 MB||30 days||350 CVE|
|1 GB||30 days||490 CVE|
|3 GB||30 days||850 CVE|
|6 GB||30 days||1650 CVE|
|10 GB||30 days||2500 CVE|
Overuse is 7 CVE per MB. Max. speed is 2 Mbps / 1 Mbps, with the 6 and 10 GB packs 7 Mbps / 3 Mbps.
The pack will automatically activated when you top it up with a respective credit.
Mini and micro SIM available. If you they only have mini SIMs, go to headoffice in city and ask for cut-off to make micro SIM.
- APN: internet-aac
- Username and password: cvmovel
t+ (= Unitel T-Mais)Edit
T-Mais is the smaller network in the Cape Verdes. It has been taken over by Angolan Unitel Company. Make a network scan before purchase.
Starter packs are available at any place where T+ sign is (store locator). SIM Card costs 100 CVE and comes with 50 CVE balance. Be sure to get a 3G SIM. Download speeds are up to 14.4 Mbps and upload speeds up to 512 Kbps.
Data feature packsEdit
Their standard voice SIM can be added with data. Out of bundle rate is 10 CVE per 10 KB.
- 24 hours: 20 MB, 50 CVE, activation: d
- 24 hours: 30 MB, 70 CVE, activation: d3 - 2nd activation: 50 MB, 3rd activation: 70 MB
- 7 days: 250 MB, 250 CVE, activation: s - 2nd activation: 500 MB, 3rd activation: 750 MB
- 30 days: 1 GB: 500 CVE, activation: m1 - 2nd activation: 1.25 GB, 3rd activation: 1.5 GB
- 30 days: 2 GB, 800 CVE, activation: m2 - 2nd activation: 2.5 GB, 3rd activation: 3 GB
- 30 days: 5 GB: 1250 CVE, activation: m5 - 2nd activation: 6.25 GB, 3rd activation: 7.5 GB
Overuse is 6 CVE per 10 KB. To activate text activation code to 707. Check remaining data balance by typing #707#.
Like CV Móvel they also sell data-only SIMs for routers, modems and tablets called Viva+. They offer these packages for it:
- 24 hours: 25 MB, 40 CVE, activation: d
- 24 hours: 40 MB, 60 CVE, activation: d4 - 2nd activation: 60 MB, 3rd activation: 80 MB
- 7 days: 350 MB, 500 CVE, activation: s - 2nd activation: 6000 MB, 3rd activation: 700 MB
- 30 days: 1 GB: 490 CVE, activation: m1 - 2nd activation: 1.25 GB, 3rd activation: 1.5 GB
- 30 days: 3 GB, 850 CVE, activation: m3 - 2nd activation: 3.5 GB, 3rd activation: 4 GB
- 30 days: 6 GB: 1650 CVE, activation: m6 - 2nd activation: 6.75 GB, 3rd activation: 7.5 GB
- 30 days: 10 GB: 2500 CVE, activation: m10 - 2nd activation: 12 GB, 3rd activation: 14 GB
mini and micro SIM available. If you need a nano SIM, go to headoffice in city and ask for a cut-off.
- APN: tplus, Username, Password: (simply works with any)