Phnom Penh Airport - Sim Card + Taxi/Tuk Tuk

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Phnom Penh Airport - Sim Card + Taxi/Tuk Tuk

Post by xavoy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:35 am

We arrive in a couple of days and are spending our first week on Riverside. It's our first time in Cambodia in ten years!

We'll arrive at about 6pm after a long flight, and I can only assume there will be some delay while we wait to get our (business/ordinary) visas.

Is it worth buying a sim card at the airport? or is there far better deals in town? We are big data users, but as for coverage plan to spend most of our time in Phnom Penh.

And how much should we expect to pay for a taxi or tuk tuk from Phnom Penh Airport to Riverside? I don't mind paying a small premium if I don't have to haggle for fifteen minutes when we'll just want to get to our hotel and have a beer / shower / sleep. What's a fair price for that time of day?

Thank you for all your help! Looking forward to being a little more active on CEO when we finally get to Cambodia!
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Re: Phnom Penh Airport - Sim Card + Taxi/Tuk Tuk

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:32 am

unless u need it ,get in town,same price;
Business visa take no more time than a tourist visa
Taxi is $12,tuk tuk 8-10
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Post by Duncan » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:41 am

phuketrichard wrote:unless u need it ,get in town,same price;
Business visa take no more time than a tourist visa
Taxi is $12,tuk tuk 8-10
I think you will find since the city bus service has been in operation, and stops just outside the airport, the tuk-tuk drivers have been willing to drop their price to get a passenger. I have never paid more than $5 for one person, but as xavoy uses the word '' we '' that may mean 2 or 3 persons and may have to pay $6 or $7 to riverside.

For me it's the 1,500 r bus ride.
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Post by xavoy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:56 am

Thank you so much for the quick response!

And yes there will be two of us, my wife and I.

Thank you for the advice, can't wait to be back!
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Post by timmydownawell » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:56 am

xavoy wrote: Is it worth buying a sim card at the airport? or is there far better deals in town? We are big data users, but as for coverage plan to spend most of our time in Phnom Penh.

And how much should we expect to pay for a taxi or tuk tuk from Phnom Penh Airport to Riverside? I don't mind paying a small premium if I don't have to haggle for fifteen minutes when we'll just want to get to our hotel and have a beer / shower / sleep. What's a fair price for that time of day?
If you want a driver to meet you with a little sign as you exit Customs it'll be $15 and you get to avoid being accosted by others.

For SIM card, Smart is good, $1 (or $2?) for the SIM card and then $1 a week for 1GB of 4G data and includes a bunch of calls to other Smart numbers... calls to other networks come off your credit balance. You can buy the SIMs everywhere, just look for the green/white signs/umbrellas.
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Post by Kuroneko » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:35 am

Smart shop on riverside

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Sim cards are supposed to be registered at a phone outlet since last year. Just provide a photo ID. if you "lose" your phone you can go back to the phone outlet and have your number transferred to a new sim. "Anyone who has a SIM card bought without providing ID can avoid losing the number by registering it with photo ID at a phone company outlet or police station"http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s ... -crackdown
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Post by xavoy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:47 am

Awesome, thank you both for the help! Smart Shop is an easy walk from where we're staying.

I've been paying literally ten times that price for data here in Australia!
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Post by Fourkinnel » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:46 pm

phuketrichard wrote:unless u need it ,get in town,same price;
Business visa take no more time than a tourist visa
Taxi is $12,tuk tuk 8-10
I thought most of us got this straight!
Business visa is called an Ordinary visa now! Or, E visa. So now added confusion of which type as there are about 6 variations. One of which is is for business owners or workers. EB stamp in passport! Don't ask for this unless you are going to work. Probably in the future if you have this stamp and no work permit, even though you NOT working or intend to, they will have a reason to fine you if checking passport!
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Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:28 pm

Fourkinnel wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:unless u need it ,get in town,same price;
Business visa take no more time than a tourist visa
Taxi is $12,tuk tuk 8-10
I thought most of us got this straight!
Business visa is called an Ordinary visa now! Or, E visa. So now added confusion of which type as there are about 6 variations. One of which is is for business owners or workers. EB stamp in passport! Don't ask for this unless you are going to work. Probably in the future if you have this stamp and no work permit, even though you NOT working or intend to, they will have a reason to fine you if checking passport!
AFAIK PSD-Kiwi's post here is still correct. There's no change in visa procedure at the airport, it's the extension choices that have (possibly) changed. (I say "possibly"; has anyone got a visa extension since they announced the alternative visas ? Would be good to know.)
https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/the-roa ... 60-20.html

@OP : When you arrive you'll see a booth on the left as you go out where you can book a taxi for a set rate of $12, so very easy if you don't want to haggle.
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:21 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Fourkinnel wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:unless u need it ,get in town,same price;
Business visa take no more time than a tourist visa
Taxi is $12,tuk tuk 8-10
I thought most of us got this straight!
Business visa is called an Ordinary visa now! Or, E visa. So now added confusion of which type as there are about 6 variations. One of which is is for business owners or workers. EB stamp in passport! Don't ask for this unless you are going to work. Probably in the future if you have this stamp and no work permit, even though you NOT working or intend to, they will have a reason to fine you if checking passport!
AFAIK PSD-Kiwi's post here is still correct. There's no change in visa procedure at the airport, it's the extension choices that have (possibly) changed. (I say "possibly"; has anyone got a visa extension since they announced the alternative visas ? Would be good to know.)
https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/the-roa ... 60-20.html

@OP : When you arrive you'll see a booth on the left as you go out where you can book a taxi for a set rate of $12, so very easy if you don't want to haggle.
yep the visas on arrival are Tourist (T) and Ordinary (E) visas, its the Extensions that are causing the headache lol

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