SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:20 pm

What a ripoff. With Cellcard we get text spam, recorded messages, AND live calls.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by Otis » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:07 pm

"You'll need Khmer national id card, or a passport to get either a Metfone or Cellcard sim.
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Noft in my experiens. On the advice OF A FRIEND, JUST WALkED UP TO ONE OF THE COUNTErs OPPOSITE SORYA shopping mall AND BOUGHT A sim and a $2 top up from a very pleasant guy w. a girl there who kidded w. me a while. They seemed to be one among many there.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:11 pm

Well, I met up with Nightmare Believer this evening and he had already gotten a SIM card.

I guess he had no trouble finding a place.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by HotRecruiter » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:59 am

Metfone sucks! It *is* a bit cheaper though, but you get what you pay for. Terrible on calls/SMSs, decent coverage, but GOOD 3G. The rest have either weak coverage or much slower 3G speeds.

Beeline and Qb - too small to mention. Smaller networks, I know maybe 1-2 people casually that have those carriers. Weak.

Smart/Hello is ok, but NOT great. During peak hours, like 5-7PM, I can't call out or receive calls. Only texts.

Mobitel/Cellcard - a bit more expensive but far note reliable. All the old-timers used Mobitel back in the day, and they still have Mobitel.

It saves to call people "ON NETWORK" - you often get free SMSs to people on net with you. The exception may be Cellcard/Mobitel, I think they charge you no matter what, but they have good service.

That's why I have a Metfone for 3G on my iPhone and a dual-sim brick Nokia (~$35-$45?) for Cellcard and Smart.

It pays to have more than one network if you're doing business here ... If one goes down, the others are there .., no worries.

They are dirt cheap, too, like $2 to get started!
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:09 am

Otis wrote:"You'll need Khmer national id card, or a passport to get either a Metfone or Cellcard sim.
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Noft in my experiens. On the advice OF A FRIEND, JUST WALkED UP TO ONE OF THE COUNTErs OPPOSITE SORYA shopping mall AND BOUGHT A sim and a $2 top up from a very pleasant guy w. a girl there who kidded w. me a while. They seemed to be one among many there.
It was my experience 2 or so years ago. Cellcard was way strict they accept no ID other than Khmer national ID card. Maybe their policy became more lax after buying out Mfone.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:30 am

flying chicken wrote: Maybe their policy became more lax after buying out Mfone.
I'm guessing that their policies haven't changed, they're just as enforced as every other rule or regulation in this country.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:49 am

General Mackevili wrote:
flying chicken wrote: Maybe their policy became more lax after buying out Mfone.
I'm guessing that their policies haven't changed, they're just as enforced as every other rule or regulation in this country.
Maybe, but you dont need no id to buy Smart sim card, but you still do with Cellcard. From what I understand, Cellcard is very connected to the ruling government. For instance, Smart telecom used to be really cheap for outgoing calls (within network) but Cellcard enforced to the rule to higher the calling rates (fearing that they might lose customers).
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:15 am

flying chicken wrote:... but you still do with Cellcard. From what I understand, Cellcard is very connected to the ruling government.
Again, I bought a CellCard SIM less than 2 months ago without anything at all except a couple dollars.

So I think it's more a case of "you're supposed to have" rather than "you NEED to have" an ID/passport.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:27 am

I dont know which particular phone shop you got it from, but I bet you a box of beer that it is still their requirement.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:47 am

General Mackevili wrote:
I'm guessing that their policies haven't changed, they're just as enforced as every other rule or regulation in this country.
flying chicken wrote:I dont know which particular phone shop you got it from, but I bet you a box of beer that it is still their requirement.
You should usually try betting with someone you disagree with.
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