Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

Compare prepaid SIM cards for Gibraltar

Buy a local SIM card to reduce your roaming rates.


Fact checked

Editor's choice: SimCorner

SimCorner logo
  • Plans for 80+ countries
  • No roaming fees or extra costs
  • Worldwide delivery available
Go to SimCorner

Gibraltar is very popular with tourists and an important part of the United Kingdom, just off the coast of Spain. Using your phone there can work out to be quite pricey, so to keep costs down why not switch to a local SIM card so you can take advantage of better plans, deals and tariffs. Gibraltar has special prepaid SIM card deals for tourists, with offers that could reduce your bills. So, whether you’re planning a quick break or an extended trip, check out the best SIM card options available on

Compare international SIM cards

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Number of countries Data range Shipment time
1-12 business days
SimCorner's prepaid SIM cards offer local call, text and data rates in dozens of countries around the world. Choose from a range of data packages, including unlimited data in the USA.
Flexiroam X
3-7 business days
Attach the Flexiroam X ultra-thin microchip sticker to your current SIM card to access data roaming in over 140 countries.
Up to 10GB
1- 5 working days

Compare up to 4 providers

Telco providers in Gibraltar

English-speaking Gibraltar is classed as a British territory, and has one main operator: Gibtelecom. It has been tried and tested by locals and international travelers and can be trusted. Also, its deals are competitive. It will certainly work out cheaper than the service your current provider can offer you on the island. Gibtelecom goes through a strict approval process before being allowed to operate. Gibraltar has good network coverage and a healthy overall speed. We have highlighted the best deals below.

About Gibraltar’s telecommunications

If you’re thinking of coming to Gibraltar from Spain then you might not need to purchase another SIM card. Many Spanish networks operate on the island and there are no roaming fees. If you’re coming from Spain, check with your provider before you make the trip to see if Gibraltar is included. However, if you plan on staying for a longer period, or are not heading there directly from Spain, it’s most definitely worth purchasing a local SIM card to reduce your roaming rates. 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE wireless services are available, and SIM cards are handed out for free. Credit must be added to activate. Locals call their prepaid SIM card plans “pay-as-you-go” and they can be purchased without any registration or form of identification.


Gibtelecom is a state-owned provider and offers the best coverage out of any SIM card that can be used on the island, including the Spanish SIM cards that use Spain’s antennas to activate their service. The Gibtelecom “pay-as-you-go” SIM card is available from the official store in John Mackintosh Square and other approved resellers around the island. Although this “pay-as-you-go” is classed as a free SIM card, you must top up £25 credit to use it. Credit amounts of £10 and £25 can be topped up from many retail outlets displaying a “Reloadcard” sign. Dial *101*<voucher code># to add credit. Dial *100# to check your balance.

The standard default data rate outside of packages is £0.14 per MB. The following monthly data packs can be added:

500MB£9Text DATA500MB to 8100 (Valid for 1 month)
2GB£14Text DATA2GB to 8100 (Valid for 1 month)
5GB£29Text DATA5GB to 8100 (Valid for 1 month)
10GB£10Text DATA7 to 8100 (Valid for 7 days)

Text DATACHECK to 8100 for free to check balance.

Gibtelecom’s, and website in

Some top tips from staff:

  • Both English and Spanish are spoken in Gibraltar.
  • Locals call a SIM card a “Chip” or “SIM” and refer to prepaid as “pay-as-you-go”.
  • Ask the retailer to help set-up the SIM card for you.
  • There are limited stores on the islands, and SIM cards can sometimes be out of stock. Try to get to the stores early and be prepared to do a bit of shopping around.

TripAdvisor tips for the best SIM cards and where to buy them

While it’s well known for reviews, booking hotels, flights and holidays, TripAdvisor also has many user comments that can help guide you through what SIM cards have been tried and tested in Gibraltar.

Here are some top tips from TripAdvisor users:

“The signals coming from Spanish phone network masts (masts located in Spain) do overspill and cover most of Gibraltar”

“Most if not all call boxes are card only. Cheapest way to keep in touch is via the internet/phone shops (locutorios). There is one at the bottom of Engineers lane off Main Street, another one at the bottom of Irish Town at the back of BHS store (was undergoing refurb last month though) and one on Main Street just past the Governor’s residence. I made a 20min call, peak time and the cost was £1.24″

“Remember if you do buy a prepaid SIM card for your USA cell phone that the phone must be unlocked here before you leave.”

Pros and cons of Gibraltar’s telco provider

The provider requires you to have a SIM-unlocked, GSM-compatible international phone. To double check you have this option, or to find out whether it’s possible to unlock your device, contact your provider before you set off on your travels.


  • Prepaid credit when required
  • No in-store contract needed
  • Could be compatible with your current phone


  • No phone devices offered with the SIM card packages
  • Can only be used on SIM-unlocked GSM phones
  • There are limited stores on the island

Another question about finding the best SIM?

Switch to a cell phone plan with international calling

Name Product Data Minutes Texts Can I bring my own phone? Cell phone plans starting at:
Starting at 2 GB
Get unlimited data, calls and text or a customized plan on a 5G network. Eligible plans come with Hulu, Amazon Prime or Tidal subscriptions.
Starting at 2 GB
30-day phone plans that allow you to cancel your service at anytime. Choose from five different talk, text and data options with the choice to add international calling for $10/month.
Starting at 500 MB
Starting at 200 minutes
Starting at 500 texts
Bring your own phone for a free plan with 500MB of data, 200 minutes and 500 texts per month using Sprint's CDMA Network. Prepaid plans with more data, talk and text start at $9.99/month.
NET10 Wireless
Starting at 1 GB
30-day plans with unlimited talk and text and the option to choose how much data is right for you. Add-on rollover data is available starting at $5/500MB.
Straight Talk Wireless
Starting at 3 GB
Choose from several different plan options with no contracts, no fees and coverage on the same networks as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Compare up to 4 providers

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site