Mobile Phone for Tourists in Myanmar

Mobile Operators Myanmar

There are currently 3 tele operators in Myanmar.

  1. MPT
  2. Telenor
  3. Ooredoo

MPT is the oldest and more expensive than the rest. However it also provides the best coverage and other functions such as data roaming. Telenor and Ooredoo are very new operators and hence they have limited area coverage. So in this blog post, we will share the important information about MPT service mainly.

 

How to buy?

You can check and buy at most of the numerous mobile phone shops throughout the country. The official cost for a SIM card is 15000 Kyats however, the price may be varied. Possible cost is around $5 or $7 USD.

Preferred handset?

Any unlocked phone, good or old is fine. All 3 operators can provide 3G.

Data connectivity?

Slow most of the time. Cannot guarantee.

Service Charges 

Outgoing to MPT lines 50 Ks/min (7am – 11pm)
25 Ks/min (7am – 11pm)
Outgoing to other lines
50 Ks/min (7am – 11pm)

SMS
25 Ks

Data
2 Ks/minute (GSM)

Data Roaming

Country
Operator
Voice & SMS
Data
Prepaid
Australia
Vodafone
Yes
-
-





Canada
-
-
-
-





France
Free
Yes
Yes
-

Orange
Yes
-
-





Germany
Eplus
Yes
Yes
-

T-mobile
Yes
-
-





Hong Kong
3 Hong Kong
Yes
Yes
-

CSL
Yes
Yes
-

PCCW-HKT
Yes
-
-

Smartone
Yes
-
-





India
Aircel
Yes
-
-

Airtel
Yes
Yes
-

TataDoCoMo
Yes
-
-





Italy
Vodafone
Yes
-
-





Japan
KDDI
Yes
Yes
-

NTT DoCoMo
Yes
-
-

Softbank
Yes
-
-





Spain
Orange
Yes
-
-





Thailand
AIS
Yes
Yes
-

AIW
Yes
Yes
-
   DTAC  Yes  Yes  -
   TrueMove  Yes  Yes  -
         
 United Kingdom Everything Everywhere Yes 
         
 United States AT&T  Yes 

Roaming charges – USD $1 per minute.

Above are not all the countries available. You can check more information about roaming here.

 MPT website : http://www.mpt.com.mm/en

Telenor website : http://www.telenor.com.mm

Ooredoo website : http://www.ooredoo.com.mm


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