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Sim Cards

Greensboro, North...
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Sim Cards

Hi I will be traveling to Sri Lanka in a few weeks and I wanted to know is there anyway I can get a sim card for my phone before I arrive? I would like to give out to a few people here at home before I arrive in SL.

Thanks

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6,107 posts
1. Re: Sim Cards

Not unless a travel agent gets one for you. Even that is not exactly legal

You can get one as soon as you land and then inform your friends right away.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: Sim Cards

Hi there,

No webshops doing it we're aware of. Maybe your local tour operator can buy a SIMpack for you and then ship it...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Kurukshetra, India
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4,812 posts
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3. Re: Sim Cards

Hi msjai

Last year my daughter travelled to Srilanka taking a package

Tour operator gave a sim on arrival at airport

He gave us number 4 days before arrival

Most of tour operators give a free sim on arrival & you have to charge it

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Sim Cards

Hi,

Ask from your tour operator, they will buy it for you & will send the numbers. Otherwise you can buy a new connection from the arrival of the air port. All the mobile telecommunication companies stalls are there. you can buy a sim card for US$10 from Dialog Axiata which will give you

IDD calls worth 700 LKR, 50 IDD SMS, 1 GB Data & 12 Hours free dialog wifi

Greetings !!!

Fredericia, Denmark
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5. Re: Sim Cards

On my latest arrival into Colombo immigration handed my a free SIM card from Dialog.

Hans

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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6. Re: Sim Cards

Hi,

#5, Yes. But we have to reload it & that free benefits are not included on that sim pack. It will automatically activate after 2 hours of your immigration. Then you can use recharge cards to top up your connection.

Krish SL

Fredericia, Denmark
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37,532 posts
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7. Re: Sim Cards

There was some free credit on the card and it had to be activated at Dialog counter at the airport/any Dialog shop.

Hans

Crawley, United...
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8. Re: Sim Cards

When we arrived recently the Cabin crew handed to us on flight which needed to complete the registration form and drop it to Dialog counter at the airport.

Kurukshetra, India
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255 reviews
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9. Re: Sim Cards

Hi Krish SL

Can you tell us Dialog call rates for India from SriLanka

As tour operator is giving us a sim on arrival

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6,107 posts
10. Re: Sim Cards

Are you trying to estimate the number of calls you can make to India ?

Rates are available online. They might differ according to the package chosen by your thoughtful operator.