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Using Smartphone in Sri Lanka is a good idea, if you are going to make your holiday here.
Sri Lanka offers 2G and 3G connectivity all over the island. 4G LTE is available in large cities while 5G is on test in Colombo.

Visitors coming to Sri Lanka can enjoy the latest communication facility with their Smartphones.

Following services are available for your Smartphone.

  • International direct dialing.
  • Local calls.
  • Connect to the internet through your mobile data plan.
  • Download and install Sri Lanka related Apps to hail taxis, view interest places, find hotels and restaurants.

If you bought a Srilanka SIM card at the Colombo airport and had inserted in a Smartphone, you can have the following facilities.

  • Book Sri Lanka Train, bus and movie tickets.
  • Channel a doctor.
  • User Insurance and many more facilities are available.

Will my iPhone work in Sri Lanka?

Yes, any iPhone will work in Sri Lanka at its best.

You can operate in the roaming mode with your wireless carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile or insert a Sri Lanka SIM card to work in standard local mode. Sri Lanka SIM offers cheap IDD, loacl calls and cheap data connection plan.

Can I use a Sri Lanka mobile phone number during my stay in Sri Lanka?

Yes, At the Colombo international airport arrival lounge, provide your passport photocopy and then signing the contract the seller will provide you with normal, micro or Nano SIM card. Price is around US$ 10. Sri Lanka tourist SIM cards' validity is limited to 30 days period. If you want to extend it contact the nearest retailer of the cell phone carrier.

Tourist Pre-Paid Sim Pack Sri Lanka

Also you can purchase cheap Smartphones at the Colombo airport that can work with the 3G and the 4G LTE for calling and to connect to internet through data plan. Chinese tourists and contract workers are offered with special China SIM at the airport.

  • Don't leave your phone unattended in hotels, restaurant and other public places.
  • While you are touring Sri Lanka add Tourist police and your Embassy phone numbers in the speed dialing facility.
  • Once you are leaving, don't present your SIM card to any other person.
  • It is illegal to use mobile phone that doesn't have IMEI number.
  • Avoid using mobile phone that is registered in another person's name.
  • Don't try to unlock your expensive Smartphone here, as it may end up with hard lock.

Following carriers offer Tourist pack in Sri Lanka at the Colombo airport and in major cities.

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