Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
A visitor’s guide to finding prepaid SIM cards in Nauru
Just one network operator provides coverage to the tiny island nation.
The smallest state in the South Pacific, Nauru is an island of 10,000 people in Micronesia. It’s popular among tourists for its diverse marine life and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. If you’re visiting Nauru, you can cut down on international roaming fees by purchasing a local SIM card for your phone. A starter pack with a week’s worth of data can be purchased for AUD$20.50 (CAD$20).Prices last updated 2017/09/30
Smartphone network operators in Nauru
There is only one network operator on the island, which is no surprize given its size. Digicel Nauru is the de facto brand, although its coverage map has disappeared from its website. There’s a kiosk at the International Airport of Nauru (INU). The main store is at the Civic Center and is open 9am-6pm Monday thru Friday and 9:30am-2:00pm on Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays.
The prepaid SIM costs AUD$10 and comes with a AUD$5 credit. It can be conveniently topped up via credit card at the Digicel Nauru website, at the Digicel Nauru main store or by visiting other representatives dotting the island. Top-ups can be as low as AUD$0.50 all the way up to AUD$100.
There are six data packages to choose from.
|Data Day Pass||AUD$3.14||75MB||1 day|
|Super-Size Day Pass||AUD$4.70||150MB||1 day|
|Data Week Pass||AUD$10.50||500MB||7 days|
|Super-Size Week Pass||AUD$16||1,000MB||7 days|
|Data Month Pass||AUD$31||1,800MB||30 days|
|Super-Size Month Pass||AUD$47||3,600MB||30 days|
There is also a nighttime data package available for AUD$2.10 which gives you 200MB of data that can be used only between 12am and 6am. To choose any of the above packages, simply dial *141# and follow the prompts.
Advice from TripAdvisor about SIM cards in Nauru
TripAdvisor is well known for its hotel and attraction reviews, but it has forums dedicated just to SIM cards and telco networks as well. Here’s some advice from a recent visitor to Nauru.
“The rooms at Capelle and Partner are quite comfortable and are conveniently located above the Capelle and Partner grocery store. In front of the grocery store you will also find the Tropicana Cafe, a bottle shop and a Digicel store, if you were unable to sort out your sim card at the airport.”
Pros and cons of Nauru’s top SIM card operator
Here are some of the positives and negatives about Digicel Nauru, the only network operator on Nauru.
- Convenient kiosk located at the International Airport of Nauru.
- Data packages are reasonably priced given the island’s isolation.
- No existing coverage map.
- 4G network is very new.
More guides on Finder
What is DeFi? Beginner’s guide to decentralized finance
Confused about DeFi? Find out how it works in this easy-to-read guide.
Working from home coronavirus guide: Businesses, families, individuals
Everything you need to know about working from home – the good and the bad – and how to do it right.
How to find the best prepaid SIM cards in Tajikistan
Two 4G/LTE networks offer coverage in the major cities of Tajikistan.
A visitor’s guide to finding the best prepaid SIM cards in Sweden
A host of competitive network operators offer great coverage in Sweden’s big cities and most rural regions.
A visitor’s guide to prepaid SIM cards in Switzerland
Multiple mobile network operators and MVNOs give lots of data options for tourists visiting Switzerland.
A tourist’s guide to prepaid SIM cards in Suriname
Two mobile network providers offer adequate coverage inside Suriname’s major cities.
A guide to the best prepaid SIM cards in the Solomon Islands
A pair of telco providers offer 2G and 3G speeds in the Solomon Islands.
A visitor’s guide to purchasing prepaid SIM cards in Myanmar
Myanmar telcos offer many SIM card options, but growing pains make Internet speeds a struggle outside the big cities.
Travelling to Turkey? Check out our guide to finding the best prepaid SIM card
Save money by opting for a prepaid SIM card when travelling to Turkey.
A traveller’s guide to prepaid SIM cards in Senegal
One 4G network is active in Senegal with two more expected in the near future, so find out about your choices for a prepaid SIM card.
Ask an Expert
You must be logged in to post a comment.