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Uganda Prepaid SIM Card

You're an adventurous type and so you are quick to jump at the opportunity of a hike through the Impenetrable Forest, where 320 of the world’s mountain gorillas live.

Your guide told you to pack lightly and you’re not one to disagree.

But just in case you should see a mountain gorilla, you bring your phone so you can take a photo and send it back home as proof.

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

The SIM Card for Uganda includes:

  • $14.50 (USH 25000) starter airtime credit
  • FREE Incoming Calls
  • A local cell phone number in Uganda
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • SMS
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your Uganda 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.

Uganda 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 Uganda SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 35
  • Country Phone Code: +256
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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