PHONE & INTERNET

PHONE & INTERNET IN THE SEYCHELLES




The Seychelles have a modern, efficient communication system. There are currently 2 telephone providers according to 4G Standard, Cable & Wireless and Airtel. 5G is already active but not yet activated for everyone. SIM cards are available in most districts of the main islands in the Indian Shops, in Airport or to buy directly from the providers. An international roaming agreement is in place between Seychelles and most countries.

Internet Service Providers, Internet cafes, post offices and courier services can be found in and around Victoria. Meanwhile Internet Cafés are also opening in the Beau Vallon area Mahé but also to Praslin and La Digue. There is also a post office on Praslin and La Digue.

Cable-&-Wireless Seychelles

In May 2012, the Seychelles East Africa System (SEAS) cable, which connects the island archipelago to the global fibre optic data network, reached the Seychelles on the west coast in Beau Vallon. This project by the government and the two local telephone companies has significantly stimulated the service sector, but also the other sectors of Seychelles' economy. Internet availability has increased, while costs have fallen significantly compared to the previous satellite-based system.

Subsea Internet Cable Seychelles

Airtel Seychelles

Charge airtel

If you plan to buy a SIM card in the Seychelles to use data and internet, you should buy a prepaid SIM card from airtel. Top up 500 SCR and get 750 SCR credit. Then dial *121# with your smartphone and choose the 4 for "mobile broadband" in the menu. Then select the 2 for "data packs". Now book the 3 GB data volume for 499 SCR and call with the remaining 251 SCR.

Charging Cable & Wireless

Buy prepaid SIM card in e.g. Indian Shop, then follow this link online:
Boosters
Choose "data 3000" and get 3 GB, or pay the exact amount of 549 SCR in the Indian Shop.

The small advantage of airtel over Cable & Wireless, is the small phone credit you get when you deposit the 500 SCR flat rate instead of the direct deposit of 499 SCR just for Data.

By the way, there is only one Internet submarine cable and it is operated by Cable & Wireless. This infrastructure is also used by airtel, so the quality is the same for both.

The international prefix for Seychelles is +248

Post Office:
Independence Avenue
PO Box 60
Victoria, Mahé
Phone: +248 22 52 22
Fax: +248 22 44 17

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8.00 - 16.00 hrs
Saturday from 8.00 - 12.00

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