Mobile Internet cards, Sri Lanka.
Large number of Smartphone users in Sri Lanka are dependents of data plan cards that are available all over the island and it is the main thing that will allow their Smartphones to be connected to the internet. With this facility they can browse websites from anywhere, can communicate with their friends through messengers, can watch video clips and movies and can do many more tasks.
Broadband cards, that is known as data plan card is freely available all over Sri Lanka. This card is good for those who use
Dongles and Smartphones to connect to the internet from any where they want at any time through their laptop, Tablet or smartphone.
This method is also called as mobile internet too over here. Most of the mobile phone service providing companies here used to name this kind of service as Data plan and they allow top up plans to refill your account. These cards helps your device to be connected directly to the internet through their cellular signal network from any part of the island.
Also you can get the Wi-Fi service cards which will allow you to connect to the internet through the available Wi-Fi hotspots which
are password secured and are located in public places all over Srilanka. This service through the card allow you to get new password and username to connect to that network very easily while you are on the move. All the mobile phone carriers offer monthly data plan to their clients, although many of their clients ignore to buy them and they go with the “pay as you use” data plan. This because most of the clients don’t like to see surprise internet usage bills at the end of the month for the data they had used. Because of this, many young people buy the scratch and use Broadband card to get connected to the internet while on the go.
If you are using the combined call and data plan, you must know when your fund for the data plan exceeds the limit the fund loaded for the data plan, money from the call plan will be used for the data usage from your Smartphone. This price is expensive
than the original data plan service price.
Dialog internet Cards are available at Rs 29/-, Rs 49/-, Rs 99/-, Rs 199/- , Rs 449/- , Rs 649/-, Rs 949/- , Rs 1449/- , Rs 1949/- and Rs 2949/-
Important Dialog Functions.
Recharge (Reload) #123#PIN#
Check Card Balance #456#
Setting & Packages #107#
Data, IDD & Services #678#
Customer Center: Dial 1777
Also these data top up cards are much liked by the foreigners who are visiting Sri Lanka for business or Holidays.
Data cards too are sold all over the island through the dealers and small boutiques according to the Carrier.
Once you had purchased these cards gently scratch the aluminum layer which is covering the code and use it as instructed. There is no refund for this card once you scratched the aluminum layer. Also you can pay to any communication center and ask them to put a reload. Wait there to see the amount that they had reloaded in to your Smartphone.
Broadband card you can buy as much of data cards and can keep with you and use them whenever you want broadband on the go.
Mobitel Data Plan cards.
Rs 29/-, Rs 49/-, Rs 99/-, Rs 199/- and Rs 299/-,
For example Sri Lanka Airtel offers 4 kinds of data cards. (With Airtel to Airtel cheap SMS facility.)
Rs. 45 Data 150Mb 45 SMS Validity 1 day
Rs. 78 Data 250Mb 78 SMS Validity 7 days
Rs. 299 Data 1024Mb 299 SMS Validity 30 Days
Rs. 799 Data 3072Mb 799 SMS Validity 30 Days
These cards can be used to make Local and International calls too.
In the meantime Dialog offers prepaid cards for their Wi-Fi hot spots usage that are available all over the island.