SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

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I use 4G brand sim card and it works very well.
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Barang chgout wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:07 am
newkidontheblock wrote:Be careful, SMART eats data out in the provinces. $1 gone for 30 minutes of Facebook. $5 card lasted about 2 days. Needed another $5 card to last out the wedding ceremony.
Not here.
Smart for $1 /week, can watch movies alllll day! Never used up my data.

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Also if you sign up to ThaemOsSteah which is free you get $40 free wifi for the day if you spend 20c phoning.
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Thanks everyone
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explorer wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
newkidontheblock wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:20 am Be careful, SMART eats data out in the provinces. $1 gone for 30 minutes of Facebook. $5 card lasted about 2 days. Needed another $5 card to last out the wedding ceremony.
You can type in numbers on you phone to get various plans.

https://www.smart.com.kh/get-smart/plans/powerplus/
Just download the SmartNas App, you can pick & choose much easier & see your balance left, bla bla. Also Smart is the first telco to allow you to see ALL your add-ons, extra services, etc. that "cut balance" and unsubscribe in that app. Also to get add-ons/ extra services you must "opt in", so there should be no reason to complain about losing balance. For Cellcard I have to use their Facebook support channel (good) to opt-out from their "lucky draws" & whatever else nearly monthly - after they've taken the $0.05 of course.. Multiplied by a few millions subs ... :evil: Metfone - business dealings were beyond awful, never got as far as ever wanting their SIM; if I'm that remote in the sticks, it's because I want to be left alone!

nkotb - I guess you're still on some voice dedicated plan, switch to PowerPlus or another with a data allocation & you'll find that your $5 goes a heck of a lot further.
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fax wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:31 am I use 4G brand sim card and it works very well.


Thank you for the tip
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explorer wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
newkidontheblock wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:20 am Be careful, SMART eats data out in the provinces. $1 gone for 30 minutes of Facebook. $5 card lasted about 2 days. Needed another $5 card to last out the wedding ceremony.
You can type in numbers on you phone to get various plans.

https://www.smart.com.kh/get-smart/plans/powerplus/
Right, you are cautioned to renew before the plan expires for the week, however I was getting texts that it was auto renewing.
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I had a dongle also, and found at that time Metphone had the best data only deal, but I realize things change fast.

Smart seems to have always been a good choice and last time I tried, it was only like .04 cents a minute international calling. That's $2.40 ah hour! I'm sure maybe its a bit more, but that also factored into it. I never talk on my phone, i only use it for texting, usually through FB so all is good, although 'she' uses it I suppose to save her own minutes and it seems to work fine.
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RickyBobby wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:52 pm Right, you are cautioned to renew before the plan expires for the week, however I was getting texts that it was auto renewing.
I wasn't getting any messages* to say my plan had renewed for the week (or if it had failed) so I'd find myself in the street wondering why my data and credit had suddenly disappeared. I guess this is where they make most of their profit, stealing the <$1 balance from people's accounts by charging for that out of plan data at exorbitant rates.

*OTOH, it's possible I accidentally put that on my block list because I was getting so many spammy messages from Smart. But they are working again now so perhaps not.
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timmydownawell wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:18 pm
RickyBobby wrote: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:52 pm Right, you are cautioned to renew before the plan expires for the week, however I was getting texts that it was auto renewing.
I wasn't getting any messages* to say my plan had renewed for the week (or if it had failed) so I'd find myself in the street wondering why my data and credit had suddenly disappeared. I guess this is where they make most of their profit, stealing the <$1 balance from people's accounts by charging for that out of plan data at exorbitant rates.

*OTOH, it's possible I accidentally put that on my block list because I was getting so many spammy messages from Smart. But they are working again now so perhaps not.
Its a fantastic plan if you have it set up right. I got it all set up at the phone shop where I got the sim, and my GF did it all and took the instructions. She warned me to renew and then I showed her the auto-renew text I got, so she said it was fine and so far, for three weeks, working like a charm.
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