There are two choices for mobile internet in Grenada. Digicell and Lime (Cable and Wireless).
I went for for Lime. Lime advertise a good deal on roaming charges with other Lime carriers in the Caribbean (St. Vincent is the one I want for our trip up the islands).
Neither seem to have much accurate information online regarding 3G and it seems that this is because it a relatively new thing for the island.
I bought my SIM from the Lime in Spiceland mall (Digicell are right next door). Not a well oiled process but we got there. You need ID and an address thought there are no checks on the address’s validity.
I bought a pre pay SIM for EC28.75, that comes with EC10 credit. I then (once I’d added EC35 as a top up) bought the 1 month valid, 500mb data pack. ( just dial *146*500#).
Simply 500mb of data pre paid for a month. The card is destined for an unlocked 3G dongle and currently sits in my HTC phone no problem…
APN setting for Lime Grenada
Once you have the APN set for the phone, with an APN name of “ppinternet” (no username or pasword) you can connect for mobile networks in android speak or interment to you and me.
3G in Grenada
Problem is while it connects its not at 3G speeds, but at Edge – think 56K modem.
Tried it at Spiceland Mall and at the apartment near St.George and no 3G.
I’ll update the post once I find out more but at 56k like speeds this is going to take a long time to devour the 500MB.
This turned out to be a good investment.
Speed stayed the same and although I didn’t know how to check data usage I had no problem either connecting or with data for the twenty days I had it. It wasn’t the fastest but worked well for email, BBC, RSS updates and grib files. I also roamed to St.Vincent with the same sim and deal and again no problem. I only had 0.01 cent credits so the roaming must have been covered by the deal (which I thought it would but it wasn’t crystal clear in the literature).
Chopstix Chinese takeaway
To note, if your in Spiceland Mall check out the food stalls, the Chinese does a great combo meal of chicken and pork with stir friend rice (EC33) and the grill place next door covers the Caribbean choices well ( though I had the falafel meal deal).