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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Simtravel SIM card cost?

If you buy the pack starting from 1700 KGS it will include a SIM card with a $10 balance, a ready-to-use phone number and a subscriber's handbook in Kyrgyz and English languages.

Is it possible to accept calls having a zero balance?

You can still answer the phone calls even with a zero balance. This option is possible only for the countries where incoming calls are generally not charged.

How do I make calls from a Simtravel SIM card?
  • Dial the desired number considering the international call format:
    +< city/operator code>
    E.g.: +996ХХХХХХXXX
  • Hit the dial button
  • The phrase 'Wait for Call' will appear on your screen
  • When you hear an incoming call, hit dial once again and wait for the callee to respond
  • If the attempt failed, try another method:
    *146*00#
    E.g.: *146*00996ХХХХХХХХХ#
  • Hit the dial button
  • When you hear an incoming call, hit dial once again and wait for the callee to respond.
What are the rates for calls from Kyrgyzstan to a Simtravel card?
The incoming call will be charged according to standard rates for mobile phone calls in Kyrgyzstan.
How do I consider the call rates described on the website?
There are two types of calls: incoming and outgoing:
The incoming call will be charged according to the standard incoming call rate of the country your are in when taking the call, regardless the country the call is coming from.
The outgoing calls you are making from abroad will be charged according to the incoming call rate of the country you are in, regardless of the country you will be calling to.
All rates described on the website are in US dollars, all taxes are included. The connection charge is not included.
How do I activate my SIM card?
SIM-card is activated automatically at the moment of registration in the network of cellular communication operator, regardless of whether it is done in Kyrgyzstan or abroad. Once the card is activated, the starting balance will be credited to your account. If there is no balance on your card for a while, get in touch with the Simtravel Customer Support at +996 (312)89-99-99.
How much does the call from one number of SIMTRAVEL to another number of SIMTRAVEL cost?
The charge for a call made from one Simtravel SIM card to another is $0.25/min. This rate works for 135 countries — mostly those where incoming calls are free of charge. In other countries the rate for such call will be the same as the rate for a call to a Kyrgyz number. More information is available on the Rates page, section «Simtravel calls».
How much does a call to Customer Support cost when dialing from abroad?
A call to Customer Support at +996(312)89-99-99, made from abroad, will be free of charge during first 3 minutes of the conversation. After this period of time the call will be charged as a regular phone call made to a Kyrgyz number, according to the outgoing call rates of the country you are calling from. The number of calls to Customer Support is not limited.
Do I have to set up my phone to be able to use the Simtravel SIM card?
Most of the phones do not require any special settings prior to using the Simtravel SIM cards. Some models (Samsung, iPhone, Blackberry, Fly, Alcatel) do require to enter the so-called «compatibility code» first. In order to do this, go to phone settings, find the Simtravel SIM card settings section and enter the code 1101.
Can I recover the SIM card if I lost it?
The Simtravel number can be easily recovered in any company office.
Does the Simtravel SIM card work in Kyrgyzstan?
Simtravel SIM card works in all countries listed on the «Rates» page, including Kyrgyzstan.
How can I fill up the Simtravel SIM card ?
You can fill up the SIM card balance one of the following ways:
  1. Cash in on of the Simtravel offices;
  2. On the Simtravel webpage using your bank card;
  3. Through a payment terminal.
Can I fill up the SIM card before activating it?
The SIM card balance can be filled up before the card is activated. The total will be available on the activated card.
How much does the SIM card cost for a corporate client?
Corporate clients have the possibility to purchase the 1200 KGS pack that will include an unlimited amount of SIM cards registered to the same business.
What needs to be done to sign a corporate services agreement?
In order to become a corporate client, get in touch with one of the Simtravel representatives and provide your company's invoice information, and also fill the application form on our websitee www.simtavel.kg.
What is the minimum amount of SIM cards that needs to be purchased for the corporate pack?
The corporate pack requires at least 5 SIM cards.
What does roaming mean?
Roaming is a service that allows users make phone calls while abroad, connecting to mobile network operators of the countries they are in. The main benefit of roaming is that user does not have to sign new agreements with the mobile network operators and the charges for phone calls are applied to the user's existing account.
How does the GSM roaming work?
In order to be able to use the roaming services, the mobile network operators of the home country and of the visiting country have to have a respective agreement. The agreement is preceded by several testings, such as IREG and TADIG. The first testing checks if the connection is working fine and the second one ensures that the billing system is correct.

All operations made by the user while in roaming are recorded in a file called TAP (Transferred Account Procedure) for GSM/CIBER (Cellular Intercarrier Billing Exchange Roamer). The file is then transferred to the home network. The file contains details of the calls made by the user, which helps to calculate the amount the user is to pay to the home operator.
Why Simtravel roaming?
It is a great deal:
  • - Free incoming calls in 137 countries;
  • - Call within the network for only $0.25 / min;
  • - Great deals on internet and SMS from $0.15;
  • - No subscribing charges;
  • - Possible non-cash payments.


It is convenient:
  • - Possibility to combine several numbers into one corporate pack, which allows an easy way to control the balance the track everything online;
  • - 24/7 help possible with our «Personal assistant» service;
  • - Possibility to receive on-line full and detailed information on the calls made by a certain user from the corporate pack. This and many other services are available in an online «Personal manager», personally designed for your company.
Partnership
Simtravel — is an actively developing company that is a leading provider of affordable roaming services (touristic SIM cards). We are constantly striving to widen the horizons of our activities and develop the partnership programme. It is important for us to develop not only our own distribution network, but also the networks of our Partners, because what we really are is a one big team.
Our Partnership programme implies efficient collaboration and a wide range of possibilities for us and our partners.
Regional dealer
We believe that individual approach to all our dealers is highly important and this is what helps our dealers' network to constantly develop and grow. We always seek for a mutually profitable way of collaboration that will not require any special knowledge in mobile networks.
Why is it PROFITABLE?
  • - We have a big experience in this domain and we are willing to share it;
  • - We are offering a high commision on the SIM card sells;
  • - We deliver the SIM cards to the corporate clients free of charge;
  • - We are constantly striving to develop our partnership network in order to obtain better results.
Why is it EASY?
  • - The system operates in more than 190 countries worldwide;
  • - No subscribing charges;
  • - No connection charges;
  • - Possibility to answer incoming calls with zero balance in 137 countries;
  • - Incoming call charge is lower than at local operators.


Partnership conditions:
  • - Your company name and contact details will be listed on our website in the «Where to buy» and «Fill up balance» sections;
  • - Our managers provide the selling prices and agreement contents on the day of your application;
  • - We are providing marketing, informational and advertising support.
Tour agency or operator
Tour agency or tour operator clients will certainly be interested in the opportunity of using a cheap, reliable mobile network, while being in any country of the world, anytime. This is exactly what we are offering and this is what will help you attract even more clients to your business. You will also be able to provide a cheap mobile network to your employees during business trips.
SIMTRAVEL helps increasing the revenue and contributes to the business development.
You can become a loyal Simtravel partner or you can try a temporary promotional offer.
You get:
  • - A possibility to easily get in touch with the tourists and colleagues when they are abroad;
  • - High commission on the SIM card sells;
  • - A possibility to use the SIM cards in your promotional campaigns;
  • - A possibility to place your advertisement on the Simtravel starting packs.
Dealer
Collaboration with Simtravel implies the possibility to sell our SIM cards within your selling spots, which is a great opportunity to widen the range of services, attract more customers and, therefore, increase your revenue.
Features of the SIM card:
  • - No activation needed;
  • - Is compatible with all devices (Mini-SIM, Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM);
  • - No expiration date with only one condition required — the card should be used at least once during a 12 months term.


Partnership conditions:
  • - Free delivery within Bishkek;
  • - Our managers provide the selling prices and agreement contents on the day of your application;
  • - our company name and contact details will be listed on our website in the «Where to buy» and «Fill up balance» sections;
  • - We are providing marketing, informational and advertising support.
SIM card "Simtravel"
Why using the Simtravel Sim card?
  • The system operates in more than 190 countries;
  • No subscribing charges;
  • No connection charges;
  • Possibility to answer incoming calls with zero balance in 137 countries;
  • Incoming call charge is lower than at local operators.
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