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The Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité d'Outre-mer de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. It remains under French control with an area of 242 km2 and a population of around 6,000.

There are two mobile network providers:

  • SPM Telecom
  • Globatel SPM

They use the GSM 900 MHz band on 2G which is different from the GSM 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands used in the rest of North America. However, you might be able to pick up an LTE signal from the shore, as the Canadian carrier Bell has a cell site in Point May, Newfoundland.


SPM Telecom offers only 2G without internet, but Globaltel was authorized by ARCEP to start using the 1800MHz and 800MHz bands for 4G/LTE, and as of 2020, has started doing so. This leaves it as only inhabited territory without any own 3G coverage in the Americas. For now, St. Pierre and Miquelon is still listed on our Blacklist because Globaltel only offers 4G/LTE data on postpaid, not prepaid.

But wired internet access and a widespread public WiFi network are readily available. Meanwhile this article shows public WiFi options as a possible substitute technology for going online, as it is the only prepaid choice in the region.

EU roaming[]

No roaming

Be aware that, despite being a French overseas collectivity, Saint Pierre and Miquelon is not part of the EU or EEA, where from 2017 new international roaming rules are enforced. So roaming rates on most European SIM cards are not capped or regulated in Saint Pierre and Miquelon and can be much higher.

SPM Telecom[]

Spm telecom

SPM Telecom as a division of Orange, the brand of France Télécom, is also the department's main internet service provider.


Prepaid SIM cards and rolling contracts can be purchased at their stores. The one in Saint-Pierre is at Place du Général de Gaulle open 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-17:30 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-17:30 on Wed. On Miquelon it's at 2 Rue des Basques, open only 10:00-12:00.

Ameris Libre[]

Their prepaid offer is called Ameris Libre on 2G-only, but it doesn't have any mobile data and doesn't give you access to their WiFi. So it's not featured any further.

Ameris AIR[]

Ameris AIR is a rolling contract (forfait sans engagement, see France for more details) which gives you a SIM card without mobile data and access to WiFi hotspot unlimited in traffic, but P2P is banned. It comes in different sizes what the number of included call minutes and SMS are concerned, but it always gives the same WiFi access to your phone. Larger ones also give access to one additional laptop/tablet as well. The cheapest offer is at €14.50 with 30 minutes and 50 SMS. The cheapest with an additional device is at €39 with 2 hours of talk and 500 SMS. More details

WiFi hotspots[]

Their WiFi offer is called "WiFi Urbain" and hotspots are called "SPM à la carte". They have coverage on Saint Pierre, Miquelon and Langlade (see maps) with over 150 WiFi hotspot locations.

Their prices are as following:

  • trial for 10 minutes: free
  • for 2 hours: €4.99
  • for 1 day: €9.99
  • for 1 week: €29.99

There is no limit on traffic. Claimed speed is up to 100 Mbit/s, but real speed depends on network congestion and your distance to the access point.

To logon, connect to the network ".SPM A LA CARTE" and follow prompts. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted as form of payment.

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Globaltel SPM[]


Globatel now has a 4G/LTE network running on bands 3 and 20, but to get it, you need to buy one of their rolling contracts (forfait sans engagement) and pay a SIM card activation fee of €15. They ban VoIP, P2P, video streaming, audio streaming and tethering, and state that the package is available only to residents of the collectivity.

The following rolling contracts come with 4G access:

  • Forfait Classique 1 Heure: 60 min daytime and 60 min night/weekend local voice, 500 SMS, 1 GB for €19.90
  • Forfait Illimite 2 Heures: 120 min daytime and 120 min night/weekend local and metropolitan France voice, unlimited SMS, 10 GB for €29.90
  • Forfait Illimite 4 Heures: 240 min daytime and 240 min night/weekend local/France/Canada/US voice, unlimited SMS, 20 GB for €49.90
  • Forfait Illimite 8 Heures: 480 min daytime and 480 min night/weekend local/France/Canada/US voice, unlimited SMS, 120 GB for €59.90

At these prices, and with the postpaid requirement, they are still not such a great option for travellers. Though they offer prepaid for voice too, it's without any internet.

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