Living in a new country, especially if you do not speak their language, can be daunting. Having data and a local sim can save you so much energy and money while in Colombia! If you consume data a lot and have a visa and a cedula, getting a postpaid plan in Colombia is a better option than the prepaid ones.
The three biggest phone providers in Colombia are Claro, Tigo-UNE, and Movistar. Just because they’re the biggest doesn’t mean they are exactly what you need. Other smaller networks like Virgin, Avantel, and ETB might have plans that fit your data needs better.
We created a table comparing the different postpaid plans so you can decide which one best fits your mobile needs. The table shows a comparison of the three biggest networks and Avantel as they are the ones among the most recommended by expats. The following table shows the pospago or postpaid plans offered by the providers. These will be perfect for those who are staying in Colombia long-term. If you are looking for prepago or prepaid plans in Colombia, click here.
Take note that since Claro Movil is the biggest of the phone providers in Colombia, this means that they tend to have a wider coverage. Avantel, although a smaller one, boasts of the fastest internet speed (although this may depend on their coverage, so double-check!). We highly recommend the postpaid plan by Avantel for those who only need data and not a lot of calls because of the unlimited data plans
The above table only shows the most commonly used plans. If you want to check out other postpaid plans offered by these providers, you may check out these links:
Which postpaid plan in Colombia looks the most appealing to you? How’s your experience with the above-mentioned providers? Let us know in the comments!
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