Saturday, September 18, 2021

Internet & Communications in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s country code is 94. When dialing from outside the country, remove the intercity prefix (0) before the area code (for example, 0112 688 688 becomes +94 112 688 688). The two digits after 94 indicate the area code, which varies by district.


GSM telephones are widely used, and coverage is excellent.

Dialog and Mobitel are two operators with sales offices within the airport’s arrivals area. Dialog Mobile offers the most extensive coverage in the nation, including rural regions, and the finest GSM / 3G / HSPA +/4G network. Mobitel has a 3G/HSPA+ network as well. Because of floor rate tariffs, all mobile carriers have the same call rates. As a result, it is recommended to go with the network that provides the highest quality. All mobile operators provide low-cost IDD call rates.

If you wish to browse the web, the best option is to get an HSPA dongle and a Mobile Broadband connection. Prepaid Mobile Broadband services are available from Dialog Mobile, Mobitel, hutch, Etisalat, and Airtel and may be activated and utilized instantly.

Dialog is the Vodafone Roaming Network in Sri Lanka, and it provides the greatest value-added services for roamers, as well as lower prices. Etisalat and Airtel also provide low-cost roaming rates, particularly to India.

Mobile phones are becoming more affordable and widely accessible.