Where to get a russian SIM card
September 25, 2013 8:51 AM Subscribe
Where to get a prepaid SIM in Moscow with a good data plan?
posted by photo guy to travel & transportation around Moscow, Russia (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Headed to Moscow in a month or so for work, and would like to get a SIM for the duration of my stay (a couple of weeks), mainly for mobile data. The hotel WiFi looks to be shockingly expensive (like $30-40/day - yikes), my employer is too cheap to spring for a work phone, and going without Internet isn't an option for me - my wife is stateside so we do a lot of Skyping. I travel fairly regularly for work (usually in Western Europe), and have generally had good luck doing this in the past but have heard that SIM cards are harder to get in Russia if you're a foreigner. Additional caveat: I don't speak a single word of Russian beyond "da" and "nyet".
Any good suggestions? I'll be staying in central Moscow (somewhere around the Tverskaya Street area I think) so something in that area is certainly a plus.