SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

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SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by nightmare.believer » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:36 am

What is a very inexpensive, yet very good, SIM card to get for a cell phone? What company and where can they be bought?
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by flying chicken » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:54 am

I've been using Metfone for 5 plus years, it has the best coverage imo. The main complaints I have with them are spam messages and callings. You'll need Khmer national id card, or a passport to get either a Metfone or Cellcard sim. Cost? 50 cents to 2 dollars if you aren't picky on fancy phone number.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by nightmare.believer » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:38 am

flying chicken wrote:I've been using Metfone for 5 plus years, it has the best coverage imo. The main complaints I have with them are spam messages and callings. You'll need Khmer national id card, or a passport to get either a Metfone or Cellcard sim. Cost? 50 cents to 2 dollars if you aren't picky on fancy phone number.
Where can you get them?
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by JohnnyPoster » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:13 am

Go to any Metfone store or any cell phone shop and they should have them.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by nightmare.believer » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:11 am

JohnnyPoster wrote:Go to any Metfone store or any cell phone shop and they should have them.
Can you tell me where any Metfone stores are located?
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:19 am

nightmare.believer wrote:
JohnnyPoster wrote:Go to any Metfone store or any cell phone shop and they should have them.
Can you tell me where any Metfone stores are located?
You have been in country for a while now. Are you taking the piss with us?

I don't know if Metphone has "Retail" style stores like CellCard and Smart do. However, go to any phone shop or even a place that sells top up scratch cards. Best bet is the local phone shop. Look for the display case of phones.

"K'nyahm C'jong Metphone Sim, Ot T'Lai" or something like that. :?
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by nightmare.believer » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:09 pm

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:
nightmare.believer wrote:
JohnnyPoster wrote:Go to any Metfone store or any cell phone shop and they should have them.
Can you tell me where any Metfone stores are located?
You have been in country for a while now. Are you taking the piss with us?

I don't know if Metphone
has "Retail" style stores like CellCard and Smart do. However, go to any phone shop or even a place that sells top up scratch cards. Best bet is the local phone shop. Look for the display case of phones.

"K'nyahm C'jong Metphone Sim, Ot T'Lai" or something like that. :?
i would like to just walk to a phone shop on such and such street and such and such crosstreet than walk around looking for some place not recommended.does that make sense?
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:25 pm

nightmare.believer wrote:
Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote: Are you taking the piss with us?
i would like to just walk to a phone shop on such and such street and such and such crosstreet than walk around looking for some place not recommended.does that make sense?
LoL, they are literally everywhere.

If you want to be in an area where they are all over, check out near the Central Market.
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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:29 pm

flying chicken wrote: You'll need Khmer national id card, or a passport to get either a Metfone or Cellcard sim.
I've never had a problem getting CellCard SIM's without any passport/ID.

Not all places will sell them to you if you don't have a passport/ID, but many will. Just look around.
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Re: SIM card for cell phone. Suggestions?

Post by Sohi » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:11 pm

Yeah but if you get one with out an I.D you can't get the number reissued if you lose it
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