Traveler’s Report 2

SIM Report-2: How to get and set up “MTP” SIM

February 28, 2015
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Currently there are 3 SIM cards providers in Myanmar. SIM cards are sold with an affordable price and easily available even for the tourists.

We bought a SIM card last January 2015 to try out. Here is a feedback and my experience using MPT SIM card.

Getting a MPT SIM card at Yangon International Airport.

We bought a MPT SIM card at Yangon International Airport this time. There is a MTP Mobile branch at Yangon International Airport. Please refer to the picture above. The MTP Mobile branch counter is near the “tourist information counter” after the arrival gates.

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Price of a SIM card: 1,500 Kyats (accepts USD)
Topup card: 5,000 Kyats / 10,000 Kyats
Place to get: Arrival lobby in Yangon International Airport
Setup fee: Free of charge at the counter however there are additional fees in order to complete the activation
Call charge: 35Kyats/min
Internet charge: 2Kyats/min(GSM)、4Kyats/min(3G)
Note: verification of your passport is necessary to purchase a SIM card.

Getting a MPT SIM card outside the Yangon International Airport.

It is also possible to purchase a MPT SIM card in downtown Yangon. There are several locations such as a MPT mobile central branch located at Yangon central post office and a branch near Sakura Tower for example. You can also buy a MTP SIM card from some retail shops and street booths for selling mobile phones. However the price is higher at these locations.

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Setting up the SIM card and the fee.

Please refer to the below information for the MPT SIM card Package.
It is possible to use as Nano-SIM card.

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A sales associate at the counter is available to help you with the initial setup. There are other fees that you must pay such as ( Activation fee= 10000, the least topup amount=5000) to start using a MPT SIM card.
You may be able to complete this procedure yourself by send messages as follows:

To: 1331
Text: Orderdata service
After the activation you will get the message and your mobile phone is available to use.

[set APN] APN: mptnet
User: mptnet
Password: 0000
MPT mobile has just started to provide a flat-rate data communication service as of January 2015.
The data plans are 400MB/30days for 5,000 Kyats and 1GB/30days for 10,000 Kyats.

Note: Updated in January 2015.
Written by Myanmar Food & Travel Editorial Department

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