For travelers visiting Bhutan, it is easy to get a prepaid mobile SIM card from either B-Mobile (Bhutan Telecom) or TashiCell. Both providers offer voice, text and data services.
How to get a SIM card in Bhutan
You can visit any mobile shop and apply for a tourist SIM card. You can also avail tourist SIM card at the airport. You would either need a copy of your passport or voter ID card (For Indian nationals only).
How much does it cost?
The cost of the prepaid SIM is Nu. 100 for B-Mobile and Nu. 200 for TashiCell and comes loaded with the same amount of talk time. Local calls cost up to Nu. 3 per minute and international calls to India are Nu. 4 per minute. The full list of calls rate can be found at B-Mobile and TashiCell websites.
What is the size of the SIM card?
To support most mobile phones, SIM cards come in multi size format having three different sizes in one SIM (Standard, Micro and Nano).
Does my phone support 3G/4G data in Bhutan?
Both B-mobile and TashiCell provide 2G/3G and 4G(LTE) data services, but they use different frequencies. Check the table below if your phone supports mobile data services in Bhutan.
|B-Mobile||900/1800 MHz||850 Mhz||LTE Band 3(1800 Mhz)|
|TashiCell||900/1800 Mhz||850 Mhz||LTE Band 28(700 Mhz)|
APN configuration for data