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Old 5 Jul 2017
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Prepaid phone card russia

Hi all

I have searched a lot but not found any real satisfying answers yet, hopefully I get one now

I'm from denmark and going to russia at the end of this month.

Can anyone in here give me some price ideas or webpages were I can see the prices for buying a prepaid simcard in russia to use data in russia and calling home to denmark ??

I am investigating if a prepaid card bought in russia is cheaper than a prepaid card bought from home will have.

Thanks in advance
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here's one:

a little googling should find plenty more.

I can guarantee you that a Russian sim will be cheaper for data, but why would you use a phone to call home rather than one of the umpteen free options (skype, whatsapp, etc.)?
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If I could get some reasonable prices I would call home with the phone, as my experience tells me that the connections is much better than skype, messenger and whatnot.

But I am definitely not saying that I will not use that option if prices are too high

Thanks for the link, just what I was looking for
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I only use skype or whatsapp for call from russia, and as long as the wifi connection is good, the call quality is usually excellent. If a particular call is bad, hang up and call again.
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Hi. There are 4 major cell operators in Russia - MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2.
All of them have pretty good coverage and more or less the same prices.
You can get a start-kit (SIM card and some minutes/data) at any store or kiosk dealing with modern gadgets. They are widely available in all big and small cities. You would need your passport to get one.
Typical price for a lot of talking and 1G of data would cost about 7-8 euros.

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