The newest phone carrier in Haiti is Natcom. It is a bit cheaper then the competitors. I switched over because the internet had a pay-as-you-go service which I liked. Natcom is also offering 3G and 4G. I didn’t believe it at first but after running a speed test on it, I did in fact verify that it was truly doing 4G.
Natcom has four different plans for Haiti:
- MI-1. This is for paying 2.4 HG per Mb.
- $0.06 per Mb.
- MI-2. You pay 80 HG for 50 Mb. $2 US
- 1.6 HG per Mb or in USD $0.04 per Mb.
- Charges you 2.4 HG per Mb after you use the 50 Mb.
- MI-10. You pay 400 HG for 600 Mb. $10 US
- 0.8 HG per Mb or in USD $0.02 per Mb.
- MI-U. You pay 800 HG for unlimited. $20 US
How do I sign up?
- First you need to get a SIM and then activate it by calling another person.
- Once you have activated your SIM then start adding on minutes. You will need to add on the amount of which the plan requires in order for you to activate the internet on your phone.
- Text the MI<number of plan> to 132. So for MI-10 you would type “MI10”.
- You will receive a text back to which you need to reply either YES to confirm or NO to cancel.
- Once you type YES – you are all set to use 4G service in Haiti!
The way that the plan works is that it will renew with that same plan next month. So whichever plan you pick it will keep it for the next month and charge you accordingly.
How do I change plans?
You can change plans at any time. To cancel your plan you can type OFF to number 132. When you change plans it will pro-rate your plan based on how far into the month you are.
If you want to change plans – It is recommended that you text the code you want *before* the beginning of the next month. Once the first of the month begins Natcom will automatically try to deduct the amount of your currently subscribed internet plan.
If you are having trouble getting the Natcom Haiti internet working it may be because you need to enter the Natcom APN.
Natcom APN: natcom
*You may or may not need to enter the MCC and MNC. Some phones seem to find it automatically.
* Updated March 1, 2013 – Added in How do I change Natcom Haiti plans and the “Trouble?” section