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Kenya Prepaid SIM Card

While on an African safari, you are forgotten by your tour guide and left to fend for yourself amongst herds of migrating elephants. Luckily, your phone has reception, so you can call for help.

Unfortunately, you don't know any local Kenyan emergency numbers.

Oh well, 911 will just have to do.

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in Kenya 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 Kenya 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 Kenya SIM card with a GSM international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution while you travel in Kenya. All incoming calls while in Kenya, regardless of where they originate, are free. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in Kenya like you do at home. And unlike home, your Kenya SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for Kenya includes:

  • $3.25 (KSH $250) starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Kenya
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting / Hold
  • SMS / E-mail
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your Kenya 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.

Kenya 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 Kenya SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 19
  • Country Phone Code: +254
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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