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Sim card in Sihanoukville

  • Petros

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    20th December, 2009
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    Is permitted to buy a sim card for my mobile phone in Cambodia like the local people? And what company is the best for calls in Europe?
    I mean to buy a sim card alone, without helping me someone with his local ID.

    #1 Posted: 20/12/2009 - 18:03

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  • Lother

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    At least as of last summer, you needed a Cambodian to buy the SIM for you. Mfone was cheap for calling Europe.

    #2 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 06:11

  • somtam2000

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    You need to get a local to either buy the card for you, or buy the local's card off them (and they'll go get a new one). $5 is the going rate -- in Phnom Penh at least.

    #3 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 08:42

  • sayadian

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    The policy has now changed it seems. I bought a local sim card 2 weeks ago at the airport.All they do is take a photocopy of your passport. The company was SMILE

    #4 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 12:31

  • oscarcat

    Joined Travelfish
    11th November, 2008
    Location Cambodia
    Posts: 66

    Bought one sim in Sihanoukville 2 wks ago, Beeline, 6$ plus credit, rubbish tho wldn't reccomend this co. as apparently they have undercut every1 else (Russians I am told) and people have difficulty ringing me because (I am told) the other operators mess with connection. Subsequently bought a metfone sim in Kampot, 2$ with credit included. Both times just walked into a shop paid the readies and walked out with sim no ID cards passports or any other shenagins. Try Rogue on Serendipity Rd.

    #5 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 14:09

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