Zambia Sim Card GSM 900 / 1800

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Zambia SIM Highlights
  • 20000 K ($5.60 USD) starter airtime credit
  • FREE Incoming Calls and SMS
  • A local cell phone number in Zambia
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • SMS
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting Zambia any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Zambia 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 Zambia is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Zambia cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Zambia cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Zambians themselves use—the local Zambian 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, call waiting, a local cell phone number in Zambia, 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 Zambia is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your Zambia 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 Zambia 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.

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Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

Domestic calling rates are per minute for outgoing calls within Zambia while you are in Zambia. All incoming calls, regardless of where they originate, are completely free!

  Peak Off-Peak
1st – 3rd Minute
4th Minute +
687 K ($0.17 USD)
1,131 K ($0.28 USD)

525 K ($0.13 USD)
1,050 K ($0.26 USD)

Other Networks
1st Minute
2nd Minute
3rd Minute +
1,333 K ($0.33 USD)
1,131 K ($0.28 USD)
1,131 K ($0.28 USD)
2,0201 K ($0.50 USD)
1,777 K ($0.44 USD)
1,333 K ($0.33 USD)
Voicemail 687 K ($0.17 USD) 687 K ($0.17 USD)



International calls

International calls from your world cell phone have never been easier with your prepaid Zambia SIM card. All rates are charged per minute for international outgoing calls while you’re in Zambia.

Europe / N. America India / UAE East Africa South Africa Rest of the World




Adding Airtime

The Zambia SIM card package will include a K 20000 ($5.60 USD) airtime voucher. Additional airtime is available through the purchase of airtime vouchers in Zambia. These airtime vouchers are available locally in Zambia at Tabac shops, convenience stores, gas stations and Celtel shops. Airtime is available in the following K denominations: 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000.

To add a 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 with the respective 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! Incoming calls are always completely free, even when you run out of airtime.

Service Life

To keep your SIM card active simply make an outgoing call, send an outgoing SMS or add airtime at least once every 90 days. If your SIM card account remains inactive for 90 days, your mobile phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime will be forfeit. To get connected again you will be required to purchase a new SIM card. The 90 day validity period begins the day you arrive in Zambia and turn on your cell phone.

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