Kuwait SIM GSM 900 / 1800

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Kuwait SIM Highlights
  • KD 6 ($25) starter airtime credit
  • Local Kuwait cell phone number
  • Incoming calls are $0.08 USD per minute
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting Kuwait any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Kuwait SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for Kuwait is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Kuwait cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Kuwait cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Kuwaitis themselves use—the local Kuwaiti cell phone system. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, voicemail, and a local cell phone number in Kuwait. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, and incoming calls billed at just $0.08 USD per minute, having a cell phone in Kuwait is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your Kuwait cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Kuwait SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 900 and 1800 frequencies. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

Domestic calling rates are per minute for outgoing calls within Kuwait from your local Kuwait SIM card while you are in Kuwait. All incoming calls are only $0.08 USD per minute. Your Kuwait SIM card allows you to choose between 2 calling plans; however the default Classique plan is usually best.

Call Type Airtime Rate
Calls 45 fils ($0.08 USD) per minute
SMS 20 fils ($0.04 USD) per message


International calls

International calling rates are per minute for international outgoing calls with a Kuwait SIM card while you are in Kuwait.

  USA / Canada UK Australia / NZ
Peak 0.22 KWD ($0.75 USD) 0.38 KWD ($1.29 USD) 0.38 KWD ($1.29 USD)
Off-Peak 0.19 KWD ($0.65 USD) 0.38 KWD ($1.29 USD) 0.38 KWD ($1.29 USD)


Adding Airtime

Adding airtime to your Kuwait SIM card has never been easier. You will need to purchase airtime vouchers available throughout Kuwait. To add the voucher to your Kuwait SIM card simply dial: *141*pin-card-number#[SEND]

To check the balance on your Kuwait SIM card dial: *142#[SEND]

Kuwait reload cards come in 6 denominations:

  • 1.5 KD ($5 USD) recharge card valid for 7 days
  • 3 KD ($10 USD) recharge card valid for 30 days
  • 5 KD ($17 USD) recharge card valid for 60 days
  • 10 KD ($34 USD) recharge card valid for 120 days
  • 20 KD ($68 USD) recharge card valid for 1 Year
  • 30 KD ($102 USD) recharge card valid for 1 Year

Service Life

The Kuwait Prepaid SIM card has an initial airtime balance that will be valid for 15 days once you activate your SIM card. If you do not top-up after first the 15 days, you are given an additional 7 days to recharge your account. During this period you can only make emergency calls and contact customer service at 107 as well as receive incoming calls. If you do not recharge your Kuwait SIM card during the 7 days, you have another 21 days to recharge your account without receiving or sending calls. If you fail to add airtime, your Kuwait prepaid account will be deactivated from the system.

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