SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

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its not a matter of winning and losing. There are literally at least 10 phone shops within my walking distance and the requirement remain unchanged. Anyway, lets agree to disagree.
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General Mackevili wrote:
Not all places will sell them to you if you don't have a passport/ID, but many will. Just look around.
flying chicken wrote: There are literally at least 10 phone shops within my walking distance and the requirement remain unchanged. Anyway, lets agree to disagree.
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Nothing to disagree on.

I believe that all the shops within walking distance from your home require ID.

The random ones I've always managed to stumble upon don't.
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Ok, I missed that part. I misunderstood your argument was that you can buy Cellcard sim anywhere with no id.
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flying chicken wrote:Ok, I missed that part. I misunderstood your argument was that you can buy Cellcard sim anywhere with no id.
Yeah, I also had places that absolutely wouldn't budge on the policy.

I just wanted to point it out because many people like to have phones that aren't in their name.
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hear :)
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Cellcard requires an ID card for locals and a passport for expats to buy a SIM - obviously you'll find a lax seller somewhere for the exception to the rule. They include free on-network calls per month. Their 3G constantly drops out and is slow, around the Sovanna area we get Edge but almost no 3G.
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I've had excellent 3G coverage in Phnom Penh with CellCard for many years.

I do make sure I have a Rom that is specifically for Cambodia/Thailand's networks though. (Meaning a modem that's for these countries only.)
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General Mackevili wrote:I've had excellent 3G coverage in Phnom Penh with CellCard for many years.

I do make sure I have a Rom that is specifically for Cambodia/Thailand's networks though. (Meaning a modem that's for these countries only.)
Ah! Here's the missing ingredient. Would you expect the Huawei modems sold in the malls to be localised?
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Dang, I really don't know...

They all seem to work, but I know they vary from region to region. I can only assume they aren't all the same.
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Ah, so I started an unneccessary thread. Instead, I'll join this one if it remains civil.

Mobitel has a reputation of the best signal (don't know about outside of city coverage) . But don't they gave their vendors strictly enforce ID? Looking for a reliable, spam-free, good value mobile service provider that hasn't been oversubscribed. Private would be a plus.
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