|Kuwait Prepaid SIM Card|
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A Kuwait Prepaid SIM Card, in conjunction with the correct GSM cell phone, allows you to have a Kuwait cell phone number and to take advantage of the low rates that the locals pay - and all without a cellular contract. The rates are extremely advantageous and even include unlimited FREE incoming calls from other cellular providers calling from within Kuwait. Incoming international calls are priced very reasonably as well (see below for rates).
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The SIM card or chip is the brain of the phone and is what allows you to make calls within Kuwait and internationally. The card is prepaid so that you will never receive a phone bill and will always be in complete control of your expenditures. If needed, you can simply add more talk time to the card by purchasing scratch off recharge cards and entering in the PIN number on the handset. And since incoming calls are always free, even if you have depleted your credit you can still receive incoming calls from anywhere in the world. The SIM card slips easily into the phone and if needed, you can purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. We also offer international SIM cards that are convenient for travel to multiple countries.
We offer a wide assortment of GSM cell phones for purchase and you can use any of our GSM phones in conjunction with the SIM cards we offer. However, for added convenience and savings we recommend our package deal of a cell phone and a Kuwait SIM card. This package is highly popular with our customers and the phone will also work in 200 other countries (including the US with one of the many carriers using the GSM system). Once you have the appropriate phone, it's easy and inexpensive to purchase and use a SIM card for the next country to which you will travel.
Kuwait SIM Card Information
- Unlimited FREE incoming calls from other cell phones originating in Kuwait. Incoming international calls are $0.16 per minute.
- Low rates within Kuwait and $0.75 per minute to the US
- A Kuwait cellular phone number.
- Complete with FREE airtime worth 15KD approx. $51.20 USD.
- No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check.
There are 1000 fils in a Kuwaiti dinar. The dinar currently trades for around $3.39 USD.
Your Kuwait SIM Card Cell Phone Number:
Your cellular phone number for Kuwait is on the SIM card package. Therefore, you can advise your contacts as to what your cell phone number will be prior to your actual departure to Kuwait.
Activating Your Service:
- You must be in Kuwait in order to use your service.
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged and that the SIM card is properly inserted into your GSM phone *.
- Be sure that battery is charged
- Turn on your phone.
- If prompted for a pin code, enter the default code which is 0000
- Place a call in order to activate your service
* Snap out the SIM chip from the SIM chip holder and insert the chip into your GSM Phone with the metal portion facing down as to make contact with the contact prongs. (You will usually find your phone's SIM tray underneath the battery of your GSM cell phone.)
Recharging Your SIM Card:
There are two ways for non-Kuwait citizens to add talk time to their prepaid Kuwait SIM card. The first is to purchase an Eezee recharge voucher from Cellular Abroad or one of the many retailers or vending machines located all over Kuwait.
The recharge cards are available in the following denominations and corresponding validity periods
- 1.5 KD recharge card valid for 7 days
- 3 KD recharge card valid for 30 days
- 5 KD recharge card valid for 60 days
- 10 KD recharge card valid for 120 days
- 20 KD recharge card valid for 1 Year
- 30 KD recharge card valid for 1 Year
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Save time by starting your stay in Kuwait with an additional 5 KD of talk time. Combined with the 1 KD already on the Ezee SIM's prepaid account, this provides about 80 minutes of local talk time or around 16 minutes to the States! (By the way, it's OK if you want to buy more.)
As soon as you arrive in Kuwait, simply scratch off the protective panel, follow our instructions to enter the code number and your credit is applied. Knowing what the recharge cards look like and how to apply the credit, you're one step ahead and loaded with call credit.
Convenient Tip: You can purchase additional recharge codes (from our Ezee recharge cards) via phone whenever you need to add more call credits to your prepaid account. No need to ship you a card! Just call Cellular Abroad at +1 310-862-7100 and we can sell you as many recharge codes as you need. With the extra code(s), you'll be able to add more minutes from anywhere in Kuwait. Please note that we can only provide this service to Cellular Abroad customers.
The second manner is to fax a copy of your passport and credit card to customer service with a request for them to add talk time for you which takes up to 24 hours to implement. This information is provided with your Kuwait SIM card. You can fax a copy of your passport and credit card (MC, Visa or Amex) to 009654818800 (or 0119654848800 from the US) with a note stating your phone number and the amount of talk time you would like added to your account as well as your billing information. MTC Vodafone (the carrier in Kuwait) will process your request within 24 hours. Please include your contact information including email address so that you can be notified if required.
All rates are expressed in Kuwait Dinars (KD) and are per minute rates. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, use the Currency Converter.
|0.045 KD ($0.16)||0.023 KD ($0.08)|
* Domestic calls are billed in 20 second increments. Peak is from 11a.m. to 11p.m every day except Fridays and public holidays. Incoming calls from another MTC cell phone within Kuwait are free. Incoming calls from a land line or from any international number are 45 fils per minute.
|0.045 KD ($0.16)
||0.023 KD ($0.08)
|Outgoing to the US
|0.219 KD ($0.75) per minute
Receiving SMS text messages is always free. Sending SMS messages is 20 fils per message.
Checking your credit
You can check your account balance anytime, all you have to do is to dial * 142 # send from your cell phone.
Dial 9690969 from your handset and follow the prompts. You may also log on to www.mtc-vodafone.com for more information.
You have 7 days to recharge your account from the day of disconnection. During this period you can make emergency calls and contact the customer service 106-116, besides receiving calls from other parties. If you don't recharge during the 7 days you have another 21 days to recharge your account only without receiving or sending calls. After this period expires, your account will be deactivated from the system in case the line is not reactivated within 90 days period. In this last attempt, the company has the right to resell it.
You may contact MTC-Vodafone's Call Center by dialing 107 from your handset (within Kuwait) or by calling 011 965 484-2000 from the US. You can also send an email to customer service by logging on to their website at www.mtc-vodafone.com.