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BasicsEdit

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)Edit

CV Móvel
Partly-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":

Volume Time Price Activation Add-ons
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:
Volume Time Price
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.

SIM sizesEdit

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.

TetheringEdit

Allowed (free)

Technical detailsEdit

  • APN: internet-aac
  • Username and password: cvmovel

t+ (= Unitel T-Mais)Edit

Logo unitel tmais

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#.

Viva+ Edit

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

SIM sizesEdit

mini and micro SIM available. If you need a nano SIM, go to headoffice in city and ask for a cut-off.

TetheringEdit

Allowed (free).

Technical detailsEdit

  • APN: tplus, Username, Password: (simply works with any)

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