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There’s 3 telecommunication companies here in my country, but Maroc Telecom (which I consider the best) has raised the price of the SIM card to 50 DH (about $5) it used to cost only $2 and sometimes was given for free.

 

How much does it cost in your country?

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my phone card provider give different price for their user when user buy in different time of new promotion price. my mother use the same card provider with me but she spent Rp. 500 ($0.05) per calling while I spent $0.8 for same duration of call.Confused

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If it`s associated with a prepaid service, it`s automatically charge with 5 euro or 7 euro, depending on the provider you have chosen. You can use this credit as it is, to be consumed per minute or you can apply for an option, that will grant you up to 2000 national minutes and 2000 SMS

If you sign for a postpaid plan, the Sim Card is free

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IN Singapore, sms will cost you S$0.05 and 10 cents to 20 cents per minute depening on telcos and type of pre-card use. You can also get limited amount of data like 100MB free.

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jangwl said
IN Singapore, sms will cost you S$0.05 and 10 cents to 20 cents per minute depening on telcos and type of pre-card use. You can also get limited amount of data like 100MB free.

Some internet traffic associated with a prepaid service is mostly attractive, yet I think that 100MB is too little. All you can do is to check your mails on the speed, not to consume the traffic, that I supposed is granted monthly

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You can top up your prepaid service with data plan to complement your plan according to the data require or your budget.

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Here in the UK, I think the cheapest cost for a prepaid sim card is just £0.50, some even are offered free. A sim only plan would be different though.

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In the States, it varies a lot on the provider to be honest. T-Mobile for example charges $15 for a SIM card activation kit which is kind of typical. When I purchased a few prepaid mobile phones for family members not too long ago I had to buy Sim card activation kits for them and it averaged about the same. Sometimes you can get the Simcard for free with pre-paid but if you shop around sometimes you’ll find a better monthly price for the same service on that network, but you’ll have to buy the card. It balances out in the end and you save money month to month by buying the card and picking the best plan.

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In Singapore, you pay $10 to $20 depending on the package u take. But it is not activation kits as the service providers has preload the sim card with money already.

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Here in Canada, a SIM card can cost anywhere from $10 to $30. However, I got mine for free when I first got my phone. I guess in Canada it really depends on the company you choose to go with.

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Pre-Paid sim card is big business for the foreigners working in our country. They spend lots of money on them by calling their friends and even using them for IDD call as the service providers provide attractive rates to use them directly instead of buying calling cards.

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lludawg said
Here in Canada, a SIM card can cost anywhere from $10 to $30. However, I got mine for free when I first got my phone. I guess in Canada it really depends on the company you choose to go with.

That’s quite a lot for a SIM card! But like you said it depends on the company, it won’t hurt them if they made cheap offers or even free, which is always good.

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Yup, service providers can always give you the free sim card. They will be able to made the money back from your calls, sms and data. You must always wait for their marketing stint to get a good deal.

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Yup, service providers can always give you the free sim card. They will be able to made the money back from your calls, sms and data. You must always wait for their marketing stint to get a good deal.

 

What I noticed lately is that free SIM is double freeLaugh

Besides the fact that you don`t pay 4 or 5 euro as for a classical SIM, you will get something extra, like 10 minutes to speak in the same network. It`s not that much and naturally you will have to buy some credit to use it for your daily needs, yet the idea of something free is attractive

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The high rates have forced parents to become creative when trying to stay in touch with their children. Instead of adding another high cost cellphone to their plan, many parents are simply buying their children prepaid phone cards, mti magnolia telecom.

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mathew jakendise said
The high rates have forced parents to become creative when trying to stay in touch with their children. Instead of adding another high cost cellphone to their plan, many parents are simply buying their children prepaid phone cards, mti magnolia telecom.  

It`s a reliable solution, if you have shared subscriptions or unlimited use in the group

This type of service appeared a decade in my country, they were quite popular, today with $5 you can get unlimited use in the same network, sufficient minutes and messages in other networks, as well as internet traffic, so there is no need to search for a subscription to use for family purpose

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In Canada, they usually come with a new phone so you rarely have to pay for them.  If it does cost money it’s about $10.

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mawarindah said
my phone card provider give different price for their user when user buy in different time of new promotion price. my mother use the same card provider with me but she spent Rp. 500 ($0.05) per calling while I spent $0.8 for same duration of call.Confused  

That is something new for me, could you explain a little bit, please?

How did that promotion sound? Was it separated by days. let`s say if users buy in the first day of promotion, do they get that $0.05 rate? Or was the provider focusing on the age of the consumers? In my country, seniors, aged over 50 years old, also get some discounts

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Talla said
There’s 3 telecommunication companies here in my country, but Maroc Telecom (which I consider the best) has raised the price of the SIM card to 50 DH (about $5) it used to cost only $2 and sometimes was given for free.

 

How much does it cost in your country?  

Usually, in my country, SIMs are offered for free when a provider enters the market, in order to draw the attention. That was the case of Telecom, emerging in the 2000s, when it offered a free SIM with a lifetime benefit: 2000 minutes to speak only in the same network. It was a revolution at that time

We still have the $2 SIM cards, with 1000 minutes in the provider`s network and 1GB internet traffic, but the most of the SIM cards are estimated at $5 and the benefits are doubled

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