SIM Card and Internet in Myanmar

Myanmar has the most pagodas in the world, the most sincere smiles in the world, the poor but pious and generous people, the beautiful scenery here, the jade pursued by the world. Do you dream to plan a  trip to Myanmar? When traveling in a country, you will definitely contact someone in some emergency situations and want to share interesting things during the trip. In these cases, a valid SIM card and get the internet are very important. What kinds of SIM cards are in Myanmar? How to get internet in Myanmar? Here give you some information about telephone SIM card and internet in Myanmar for your reference.

 

Introduction of SIM cards in Myanmar

It is convenient to buy a SIM card in Myanmar. There are 3 common SIM cards in Myanmar by operator Ooredoo, Telenor and MPT. The signal of MPT is the best and is covered all Myanmar. It can be used as long as a GSM mobile phone. The fee of a SIM card of MPT is 2500 kyats. The signal of other 2 types of SIM card is not stable and can only be used in Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw. The price of these 2 SIM cards is 1500 kyats. A copy of your passport is required to purchase a mobile phone SIM card. Most hotels and restaurants have telephones that can be used to dial Burmese numbers. If you want to use telephones, you need to book hotels and other services to go to the hotel's front desk for help and pay for your own phone bill.

 

SIM cards in Myanmar

1、MPT SIM card

MPT SIM card

This card requires a mobile phone to support WCDMA mode. After inserting the SIM card into the mobile phone, enter the dialing interface to input *123* password of SIM card #, then, you can call others. Internet access, calls, and texting are all charged by volume. When the phone bill is insufficient, you need to use the recharge card to recharge.

  • How to check balances by using MPT SIM card?

After dialing *124# in the dialing field, the dialing interface will display the current billing balance. You will receive a text message prompt (in English).

  • Dialing method by using MPT SIM card:

Use Myanmar mobile phone card to dial Myanmar local number: directly edit the number to dial.

Use domestic mobile phone card to dial Myanmar number: 0095 + number (11 phone numbers after mobile phone card packaging, remove the first 0)

 

2、Ooredoo SIM card

Ooredoo SIM card

The signals of Ooredoo SIM card in Mandalay and Yangon are good. But in some remote areas of Bagan, the signals of Ooredoo SIM card seem to be not very good. In general, the basic needs of checking maps, sending emails, and contacts can be satisfied without stress. There are two types of Ooredoo SIM card: phone card and internet card.

  • How to activate Ooredoo SIM card in Myanmar?

This card requires a mobile phone to support WCDMA mode. After inserting the SIM card into the mobile phone, enter the dialing interface to input *123* password of SIM card #,then, you can call others. After dialing *124# in the dialing field, the dialing interface will display the current billing balance. You will receive a text message prompt (in English).

  • Dialing method by using Ooredoo SIM card:

Use Myanmar mobile phone card to dial Myanmar local number: directly edit the number to dial.

Use domestic mobile phone card to dial Myanmar number: 0095+number (11 phone numbers after mobile phone card packaging, remove the first 0)

 

3、Telenor SIM card

Telenor SIM card

There is a Telenor counter on the first floor of Mandalay Airport to buy a Telenor SIM card. The Telenor SIM card is about $7. In each SIM card, it contains 2GB of traffic and about 20 minutes of Burmese local talk time. The Telenor card is suitable for different models of mobile phones such as Samsung and Apple. The traffic in the SIM card is generally inexhaustible. In Bagan, especially in the stupa group, there is basically no signal.

 

Internet in Myanmar

The Internet in Myanmar has developed rapidly in recent years, but it is still not popular enough. Most people do not have computers and networks at home, and the network speed is slow and often interrupted. Today, it is not as difficult to access Internet in Myanmar as a few years ago. Many restaurants have free Wi-Fi. You can enjoy Wi-Fi with a delicious drink (about 1000kyat). Many hotels also offer free Wi-Fi.

 

Portable Wi-Fi in Myanmar

Portable Wi-Fi in Myanmar

In addition to buying a SIM card in Myanmar, you can choose to rent a portable Wi-Fi in Myanmar. Then, you can take it with you when you are traveling in Myanmar. After turning on the power of portable Wi-Fi, you will have a Wi-Fi network available anywhere, anytime, and then your mobile phone, computer, and tablet will be able to access the Internet.

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