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Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

by Ann_Sovchenko Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 11:40 PM

I'm planning to visit St-Petersburg soon and don't know what to do with expesnsive roaming. I've lot of business calls. And I need all the time to comunicate with home.
Somebody knows what's better?

Ann

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by stevemt Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    St Petersburg where?

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Ann_Sovchenko Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Russia:)

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by yumyum Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    I used to get a MTS sim card when in Russia from any mobile shop. You can only get it once you have your registration from your accomodation as you need to show this paper in order to buy one.

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Sunny_cat Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    If you are a frequently traveller you should buy Traveller's SIM-card at home. It works only abroad (usally in 40-120 countries in the world) by means of "call-back", but the calls cheaper, then in roaming. Find something like this in stores:
    http://new.travelsim.com/

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by bugulma Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 4:55 AM

    Skype? :-)

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by melek02 Online Now Nov 19, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    I think the cheapest one is Tele-2 but the quality is not so good... Megafon or beeline would be better. MTS is the most expensive one and charge money for non-existent calls. And I think you really don't need registration to buy a sim-card, only passport

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Alice_Wood Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    I was traveling to St.Petersburg this summer with my friends. We took mobile phones for rent. It was very cheap and convenient cause we paid fixed price and got free calls to each other and 20 minutes of international calls to any country per day. There were a lot of different tariffs and we chose the best one for us.It was easy because there were english speaking consultants who explained everything. If I'm not mistaken the name of the company was "guest mobile".

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Stewe_in_mirror Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    Yeah... true. I used "guest mobile" in hotel Rossi.
    Don't know about another operators... maybe they use it when living long time...month or more...
    For what long time are you planning be there?

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Natalya2006 Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    There are many wi-fi spots in the city (McDonald's for a example) and you can call via skype. The hotels often have wi-fi access.

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Alise_faritale Online Now Nov 25, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Wi fi is not comfortable;) I prefere to use 3G modem in business travel.
    WiFi can be lost and you have to go to the nearest cafe with laptop ... to an unknown location in bad weather.

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Stewe_in_mirror Online Now Nov 25, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Agree! (about modems) I got it in hotel too with connection and other things.
    I see you really planning to live there)))

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Ann_Sovchenko Online Now Nov 29, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Thanx a lot)))
    If I use the servise Guest Mobile, they have an internet also? Or I need to search modem too?

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    Re: Which mobile operator should I change in St-Petersburg?

    by Natalya2006 Online Now Nov 29, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    spb.megafon.ru/tariffs/allta...
    This is the link for the Guest Tariff from Megafon Mobile operator.

    Almost everything costs 9 roubles (less then 1/3 of dollar) - outcomming calls (1 minute), sms - any country. Internet (mobile internet - GPRS) - less then 1/3 of dollar for 1Mb. Without month fee, only prepaid - 200 roubles.

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