CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Post your itinerary questions and trip reports here
travelbug121
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:34 am

CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby travelbug121 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:42 am

Hi,

I have query regarding sim card. If i buy beeline sim card from Kazakstan. Will it work in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan since beeline network is available in all the three countries? Kindly confirm.

Thanks
0 x

User avatar
steven
Admin
Admin
Posts: 3681
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm
x 3031
x 408

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby steven » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:31 am

It will work.
0 x
If you like Caravanistan: we have opened a tip jar! We love you back! :D

Diravium
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
x 7

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby Diravium » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:40 pm

Hi, I have a few questions:
1) Will it work in Tajikistan too?
2) What are good places to purchase this sim card?
3) What is the best deal to purchase if i want to call internationally too (as in to the UK)?

Thanks :)
0 x

Julia
Kazakhstan expert
Kazakhstan expert
Posts: 169
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm
x 21
x 126

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby Julia » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:08 am

Hi

Beeline sim card bought in Kazakhstan will work in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
But as those are different countries you'll have to use roaming service.
Prices for roaming depend on the package you bought.
Check carefully. Some roaming services are expensive, others are good prices. Better to check and buy roaming package before leaving Kazakhstan.
If you're on a very tight budget than buying a sim card in Kyrgyzstan is a bit cheaper than using Kazakh roaming (the cheapest one).

It's easy to buy sim cards in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
So maybe can consider that option.

As for Tajikistan I tried to buy sim card in Dushanbe but didn't sell me because I didn't have registration papers (I don't need them to travel).
So for some nationalities looks like it's impossible to buy a sim card in Tajikistan.
Although I read from other travellers that they bought sim card without additional documents. Maybe in smaller cities it works.
1 x

Diravium
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
x 7

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby Diravium » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:27 am

Thank you for your detailed reply :)

One question: Did you mean buying a sim card in Kyrgyzstan is cheaper than using a Kazakh sim card in Kyrgyzstan?

Thanks
0 x

Julia
Kazakhstan expert
Kazakhstan expert
Posts: 169
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm
x 21
x 126

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby Julia » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 am

Exactly, that's what I meant)

Kazakh Beeline sim card has Super Visa package for using in roaming when you travel abroad.
That package costs 2000 tenge for a month and gives 1 GB of Internet. It's very good price for roaming.
I used it in Tajikistan as couldn't get a local sim card there.
In Kyrgyzstan you can buy a local sim card with cheaper or more expensive tariff. Depends on what you need. I don't know how much of Internet and calls you plan to use.

You mentioned you wanted to call to UK. Not sure about International calls - if they are affordable.
You need to check on beeline.kz
They have English version too.
2 x

Diravium
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
x 7

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby Diravium » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:33 am

Thanks so much :)
0 x

minavagante
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:48 pm
x 6

Re: CENTRAL ASIA-- SIM CARD

Postby minavagante » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:15 pm

I read that in Tajikistan this year the tourism office gives a sim card to visitors !!
0 x


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Money in central asia - ATM?
    by leaveyanalone » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:03 am » in Itineraries & trip reports
    15
    5446
    by seysearles View the latest post
    Thu May 11, 2017 7:55 am
  • Car advice Central Asia
    by Toekan » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:31 pm » in Roads, borders and security updates
    13
    5577
    by eurasiaoverland View the latest post
    Tue May 02, 2017 3:55 pm
  • Using Euros in Central Asia
    by tcarlyle » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:48 am » in General
    5
    2036
    by Tiredanddehydrated View the latest post
    Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:25 pm
  • 2 weeks in Central Asia KG/UZ/TK
    by Yirina » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:40 pm » in Itineraries & trip reports
    1
    1488
    by steven View the latest post
    Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:18 am
  • Central Asia Planning
    by masonkrueger » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:18 am » in General
    4
    503
    by Mikeromero View the latest post
    Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:13 pm

Return to “Itineraries & trip reports”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests