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Russia Prepaid SIM Card

Your friends called you crazy for going to Russia in the middle of winter. "You'll die in the cold!"

Shivering on the streets of Moscow with nothing but your fur coat and bottle of vodka to keep you warm, you put on a brave face and take a phone-picture of yourself at Red Square and send it back home with the message:

"Still alive!"

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in Russia 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 Russia 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 Russia SIM card with an international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while you travel Russia. The Russia SIM card will be based in Moscow and provide service across Russia through domestic roaming. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in Russia like you do at home. And unlike home, your Russia SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for Russia includes:

  • $10.00 starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Russia
  • Voicemail
  • Call 150 countries for $0.69/minute
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • WAP
  • GPRS
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your Russia 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.

Russia 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 Russia SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 59
  • Country Phone Code: +7
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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