Is it possible to get prepaid SIM cards in Pakistan?

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Mudassir Ali 1 month 1 Answer 27 views

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  1. Pakistan obviously has a good telecommunications industry, thanks Muhammad for the answer. You may also want to consider a SIM from Irish company MaxRoam which offers a card that can roam in over 230 countries and get data in over 200.

    They come with a UK +44 number and local numbers including a Pakistani number can be attached to the SIM starting from €3 per month. As the initial credit on the SIM’s lasts for 6 months and they can easily be topped up online via a credit card or PayPal the SIM may be a good backup option as it would require little initial investment to ensure you have another communications option. They also offer a discount when you purchase the SIM if its done from their Facebook page.

    A local Pakistani SIM would be far cheaper to operate, easier to use and would also assist the local economy but as the MaxRoam SIM offers a high degree of flexibility with what countries it can operate in and the local carriers you can choose from it may be worth considering as a method of providing some redundancy in your telecommunications plan if you are operating in a rapidly changing environment such as humanitarian response.

    I recently ordered one of the SIM’s so I can’t personally give you any first hand knowledge of their reliability but I do have a number of friends who have used them in a variety of different countries with a lot of success.

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