May 09, 2018

Where can I buy a local SIM card?

1 answers
7 months, 1 week ago

As a foreigner, you can get the same phone and mobile internet plans that are offered to Russian citizens. But there’s a catch: you need to have proof of registration (see: The simplest way is to visit a branch of any major cell phone operator — MTS, MegaFon, Beeline and Tele2 — with your passport and registration slip. You will notice that there are many people trying to sell SIM cards outside train stations and other transport hubs, but while these cards come in official packaging, it is best to go to an actual shop where you are sure to get a new number and avoid scammers.