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The Turks and Caicos Islands, or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of islands in the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies. The Turks and Caicos Islands lie southeast of the Bahamas and north of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). The islands have a total land area of 430 km2 and around 50,000 inhabitants.

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

  • Digicel Turks & Caicos
  • Flow (by Cable & Wireless)

Flow is the incumbent provider and Digicel came to the Caribbean 2001-6 to end this monopoly. A third operator called Islandcom Wireless was acquired by Flow and integrated in its network.

Flow is on US frequencies of 850 MHz for 2G and 3G, while Digicel uses European bands of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz for 2G and 2100 MHz for 3G. Both operators have started 4G/LTE started in 2015 and cover most of the islands on 700 MHz (bands 13 and 17).

In September 2017 mobile services on the islands were severely damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Both operators sent additional engineers and technical staff to restore services. Temporary transportable cellular towers called Cells on Wheels (COWs) are used to deliver service to areas badly affected.

Prices are given in US dollar (US$) and all taxes are included.

Digicel Turks and Caicos[]


Digicel started in 2003 to challenge the monopoly of Lime that is called now Flow. They reached about 58% market share.

Their network is claims to cover 100% of the population: coverage map. 4G/LTE started in 2015 on 700 MHz (band 17) and have covered 94% of population so far.


SIM card is for US$ 10 in their stores (locator). 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 island. 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. US$ 0.25 is charged for this service.

Dial *120# to check your account balance.

Data feature packages[]

Default rate is US$ 0.31 per MB. They offer these these 4G/LTE data plans:

Data Time Price
300 MB 1 day US$ 4.50
750 MB 3 days US$ 11
1 GB 7 days US$ 15
1.5 GB 7 days US$ 22
5 GB 30 days US$ 60

To activate a data plan dial or to check your data balance on a data plan, dial *135#

International roaming[]

Digicel sells their Roam Like You're Home plan at US$ 10 valid for 7 days. This service allows Digicel customers travelling to the USA to use data at US$ 0.20 per MB. You will need to connect to AT&T or T-Mobile in the US. To activate Roam like you are Home dial *160# and send.

More info[]

  • APN:



Flow, up to 2015 called Lime and rebranded, is the incumbent provider in the Turks and Caicos. It's operated by Cable & Wireless that has been sold to Liberty Global.

They've lost many customers to Digicel and retain a 42% share of the market after they acquired Islandcom Wireless. Networks are on par and 4G/LTE has started on 700 MHz (band 17) across Provo, Grand Turk and South Caico: 4G covarage map.


Their SIM card is sold in their stores (locator) and some other places for US$ 5 with the same credit. Be prepared to show your passport at the point of purchase.

Top-ups can be made online or in top-up kiosks, supermarkets and gas stations all over the islands. Any top-up stays valid for 90 days irrespective of the amount.

Check your balance by *120#.

Data feature packages[]

Default rate outside packages is at US$ 0.31 per MB. These always-on combo plans are offered:

Data Domestic




Time Price Activation
1 GB 25 mins 25 1 day US$ 5 *244*0#
1 GB 200 mins 200 3 days US$ 12 *244*1#
3 GB 350 mins 350 7 days US$ 30 *244*2#
10 GB 1000 mins 1000 30 days US$ 80 *244*3#

All packages will auto-renew. Data rolls over at the point of auto renewal. Also, if a customer activates another plan prior to auto renewal, then the mins, data and SMS will carry forward. Check allowances by *129#.

International roaming[]

Flow sells a roaming pass for all Caribbean Flow networks, the US and some more with 500 MB for 7 days at US$ 15. Activation is by *134#.

More info[]

  • APN: ppinternet