Russia GSM 900 / 1800

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Russia SIM Highlights
  • $10 USD starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Russia
  • Voicemail
  • Call 150 countries for $0.69 per minute
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • GPRS
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
 

If you plan on visiting Russia any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Russia 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 Russia is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Russia cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Russia cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Russians themselves use—the local Russian 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, GPRS, voicemail, a local cell phone number in Russia, and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, having a cell phone in Russia is affordable for all. And with the ability to call 150 different countries just $0.69 per minute using your card, you’ll gain from even further reduced total calling costs. Access to customer service from your Russia 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 Russia 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 listed in 2 sections for your local Russia SIM card. The first section is for calls placed while you are in Moscow and the second section is for calls placed while traveling outside Moscow ( St. Petersburg as a an example) but within Russia. All calls from your SIM card are charged per minute.

Type of Call Airtime Rate
Incoming Calls – From MegaFon-Moscow network numbers and federal numbers subscribed to BeeLine, MTS and MSS Moscow networks (926 area code)

$0.01 USD

All other incoming calls $0.09 USD
Outgoing calls – To MegaFon-Moscow network numbers and federal numbers subscribed to BeeLine, MTS and MSS Moscow networks (926 area code) $0.03 USD
All other outgoing calls $0.19 USD
Incoming SMS FREE
Outgoing SMS $0.03 USD per msg
Check account balance and voicemail FREE
WAP $0.12 USD

 

For calls while you are outside of the Moscow region (domestic roaming), like St. Petersburg as an example, your airtime rates will be as follows:

Type of Call Airtime Rate
Incoming Calls $0.30 USD
Outgoing Calls $0.30 USD
Incoming SMS FREE
Outgoing SMS $0.07 USD per msg

 

 

International calls

International calls from your world cell phone have never been easier with your prepaid Russia SIM card. Just like the Domestic Rates shown above, the international calling rates are divided into 2 sections. The first section is for calls placed while you are in Moscow and the second section is for calls placed while traveling outside of Moscow (St. Petersburg as a an example) but within Russia.

USA / Canada Europe Australia / NZ Japan
$0.69 USD $0.69 USD $0.69 USD

$0.69 USD

 

For calls while you’re outside of the Moscow region, your international airtime rates will be as follows:

USA / Canada Europe Australia / NZ Japan
$3.00 USD $3.00 USD $3.60 USD

$3.60 USD

 

Adding Airtime

Your Russian SIM card includes an airtime voucher for $10 USD, which you may load once you arrive in Russia. Additional airtime is available through the purchase of airtime vouchers, also called reload codes, in Russia. These airtime vouchers are available locally in Russia ( Moscow, St. Petersburg, Caucasus region) at tabac shops, convenience stores, Megafon shops and authorized dealers.

To add the voucher, simply scratch off the gray protective layer to reveal your voucher code. When typed into the keypad of your international cell phone, the voucher will credit your SIM card the respective dollar denomination you purchased.

Remember you do not need to purchase another SIM card when your airtime balance is depleted; you only need a recharge voucher!

 

Service Life

To keep your Russia SIM card active, you must add airtime once per month. If your account reaches a $0 (zero) balance then you must recharge your account within 30 days or your mobile phone number will be recycled. To get connected again you will be required to purchase a new SIM card.

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