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

A traveler’s guide to prepaid SIM cards in St. Pierre and Miquelon

Options to stay connected are limited in this tiny French territory.


Fact checked

St. Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing territory of France, located near Newfoundland, Canada. With just 6,000 inhabitants, it’s not a well-traveled country. However if you find yourself headed that way, consider investing in a local prepaid SIM card to cut down on your roaming charges for calls and texts. Data is not included on SIM cards in St. Pierre and Miquelon, but you can use your plan to access Internet hot spots in the territory. offers the following guide to the nation’s telco operators.

Travel Sim Card

Travel Sim Card from SimCorner

SimCorner's prepaid SIM cards let you enjoy local call, text and data rates in dozens of countries around the world.

View details
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Number of countries Data range Shipment time
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.
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.

Compare up to 4 providers

Prices last updated 17 Oct 2017

Mobile network operators in St. Pierre and Miquelon

There are two mobile network operators in St. Pierre and Miquelon. They are:

  • SPM Telecom
  • Globatel SPM

Both operators have 2G networks on the GMS 900 MHz band, which is different from the typical North American 850MHz band. There is no 3G coverage in St. Pierre and Miquelon, the only territory in North America without it. Of the two operators, only SPM offers prepaid SIM cards. Globatel sells subscriptions and does not have Internet access, so will only be discussed briefly in this article.

SPM Telecom

You can purchase either a prepaid SIM or a rolling contract at one of the two SPM Telecom stores. The one in St. Pierre is located at Place du Général de Gaulle. The one in Miquelon is located at 2 Rue des Basques.

The prepaid card is called Ameris Libre, but doesn’t have any mobile data or access to the Wi-Fi network.

Ameris AIR is a rolling contract. It doesn’t have mobile data but it does provide unlimited access to Wi-Fi, although peer-to-peer (P2P) and video streaming are not allowed. The available plans for calls and texts are listed below:


There are more than 150 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country. The rates are as follows:

  • 10-minute trial, free
  • 1 hour, EUR4.99
  • 1 day, EUR9.99
  • 1 week, EUR29.99

To use the hotspots, connect to network “SPM A la carte” and follow the instructions. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are all accepted.

APN: n/a

Globaltel SPM

Globaltel also has Wi-Fi on the islands, but to access it you will need to buy a rolling contract and pay the activation fee for your SIM card. Its Wi-Fi bans the use of VoIP (such as Skype), P2P, tethering, audio streaming and video streaming. It’s a less preferable option for visitors to St. Pierre and Miquelon.

APN: n/a

Pros and cons of St. Pierre and Miquelon’s top SIM card operators

St. Pierre and Miquelon’s mobile network operators are limited. Here are some of the positives and negatives about the two providers.


  • SPM Telecom has more than 150 Wi-Fi hotspots on the two islands.


  • Neither company has data packages available for SIM card deals.

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