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Basics Edit

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, also known simply as Saint Vincent, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. To the north of St. Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados. Its 389 km2 territory consists of the main island of St. Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands. They are a densely populated country with approximately 100,000 inhabitants.

Like on many small Caribbean islands there are these two usual providers:

  • Digicel St. Vincent
  • Flow

Flow is the incumbent provider and Digicel came to the Caribbean 2001-6 to end this monopoly.

2G is on 900 MHz, while Flow uses 850 MHz for 3G and Digicel 1900 MHz. Digicel still markets their 3G/HSPA+ as "4G" network, but 4G/LTE has not started yet. Coverage is generally good on St. Vincent, but can be patchy on the Grenadines.

Prices are given in East Caribbean dollar (EC$) that is fixed to the US$: US$1 = EC$2.70. Taxes are included.

Digicel St. Vincent Edit

Digicel

Digicel started in 2003 to challenge the monopoly of Lime that is called now Flow. Their network is generally on par with Flow at 98% of the population in the SVG. They still market HSPA+ as "4G" and real 4G/LTE is not yet available: coverage map. They have about 2/3 of the market share.

Availability Edit

SIM card is around EC$ 25 in their stores (locator) with some credit on. Be prepared to show a passport for purchase.

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 *128*<receiving mobile no.>*<top-up amount>#. Wait for confirmation and then dial *128*1# to confirm. EC$ 0.50 is charged for this service.

Dial *120# to check your account balance.

Data feature packages Edit

Default rate is EC$ 0.75 per MB. They offer these these "4G" (up to 3G/HSPA+) combo plans

Data Calls Time Price
100 MB 5 mins 1 day EC$ 4
500 MB 50 mins 5 days EC$ 12
1 GB 30 days EC$ 50
3 GB 500 mins 30 days EC$ 80
Unlimited WhatsApp messaging and Digicel calls are included. To activate a data plan or check your data balance on a data plan, dial *140#. Unused minutes or data roll over, if you activate a new plan and plans auto-renew.

International roaming Edit

Digicel sells their Easy Roaming Plan.This service allows Digicel customers travelling to the USA, Canada and all other Digicel Caribbean territories to call, text and use data at discounted rates. You will need to connect to AT&T or T-Mobile in the US, Rogers in Canada or any Caribbean Digicel networks. To activate Roam like you are Home dial *153# and send:

  • 100 MB for 1 day: EC$ 16.20
  • 700 MB for 7 days: EC$ 81
  • 3 GB for 30 days: EC$ 243

More info Edit

Flow Edit

Flow

Flow, up to 2015 called Lime and rebranded, is the incumbent provider in St. Vincent. It's operated by Cable & Wireless that has been sold to Liberty Global. They lost many customers to Digicel and retain a 1/3 share of the market. Networks are on par, but 4G/LTE has not started yet.

Availability Edit

Their SIM card is sold in their stores (locator) and some other places for EC$ 20 with some credit preloaded. Be prepared to show your passport at the point of purchase.

Top-ups between EC$ 5 and EC$ 200 can be made online or anywhere all over the island. Any top-up stays valid for 90 days irrespective of the amount.

Check your balance by *120#.

Data feature packages Edit

Default rate outside packages is a high EC$ 1 per MB. These data packs are offered:

Data Time Price Activation
100 MB 1 day EC$ 3.99 *146*100#
300 MB 3 days EC$ 7.99 *146*300#
500 MB 7 days EC$ 14.99 *146*507#
1 GB 7 days EC$ 24.99 *146*1007#
1 GB 30 days EC$ 39.99 *146*1000#
3 GB 30 days EC$ 91.99 *146*3000#
5 GB 30 days EC$ 122.99 *146*5000#

More info Edit

  • APN: ppinternet