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Tanzania Prepaid SIM Card

Seeing antelope, lions, cheetahs, crocodiles and gazelle in one safari-outing is an amazing experience. Coupled with a sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro, this was a day you will remember.

Sadly, you could never convince your best friend to come with you, so you were not able to share the experience with anyone.

A mixture of vengeance and loneliness leads you to call her and tell her all about your amazing day.

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in Tanzania or back home, prepaid SIM cards offer you the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. Simply replace your SIM card with a prepaid Tanzania SIM card and you will be set up to make all those important phone calls and send quick messages across the world, without paying excessively high roaming costs.

What our partner Telestial says

A prepaid Tanzania SIM card with a GSM international cell phone is the most convenient and economical calling solution while you travel Tanzania. The Tanzania SIM card includes FREE incoming calls with service across Tanzania. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in Tanzania like you do at home. And unlike home, your Tanzania SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for Tanzania includes:

  • $5 (TSH $5000) starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Tanzania
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • SMS
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your Tanzania SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900/1800 compatible international cell phone. If you do not have your own international cell phone, Telestial has several compatible models available for your review and consideration.

Global SIM Cards

Both Telestial and ekit offer a range of region specific and global SIM cards. Starting at just US$ 9 (with credit included!), these cards represent good value for travellers interested in having only one SIM card and phone number to cover multiple countries, whilst keeping roaming charges in check.

Tanzania Calling Card

For those not interested in travelling with a mobile, calling cards are a great way to call home cheaply. Consider these benefits:

  • Save up to 70% on international calls
  • Make calls from over 150 countries worldwide
  • No sign-up or monthly fees
  • Toll-free access numbers
  • Pay in advance or pay later
  • And much more...

We've compared two popular calling cards to illustrate some benefits. Visit the International Calling Cards page for details. Or visit both providers directly to compare for yourself.

Quick Tanzania SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 19
  • Country Phone Code: +255
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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