Best Pakistan Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Pakistan

Last updated on January 13th, 2021 at 03:00 am

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In this guide you will learn about the best Pakistan sim card for tourist. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card in Pakistan. Why? You can get an Pakistani prepaid sim card with Jazz Pakistan for 1500 PKR=$10 USD with 36 GB data valid for 30 days.

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As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals.

PAKISTAN TOURIST SIM CARD

PAKISTAN PREPAID SIM CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Pakistan is great in the big cities. If you go to the mountains or any place far from the cities will not be so good but still is improving every year.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Pakistan. We recommend you to get your Pakistan tourist sim card in the airport because you will avoid the hassle that going to an official store for just $3-4 USD extra. There are 4 phone operators in Pakistan: Jazz, Telenor, Zong and Ufone.

GETTING PAKISTAN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting a sim card in Pakistan is simple and easy. When you are getting to Pakistan Airports they will offer you options. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop since it’s always required. They will do everything for you!

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PAKISTAN TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Pakistan sim card almost anywhere from the airport to phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. If you buy in the official stores it will be cheaper than the airport but data packages are so cheap in Pakistan. So if you are in a hurry you can get in the airport.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD PAKISTAN COMPARISON

There are 4 phone operators in Pakistan: Jazz, Telenor, Zong and Ufone. Jazz Pakistan is our favorite one since it has the best coverage and packages. All of these prepaid sim cards in Pakistan will work in the cities but the connection can be intermittent in the mountains.

Jazz Pakistan

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Jazz Pakistan is the largest phone operator in the country and with the best coverage. You can get data packages only with Jazz prepaid sim card in Pakistan for 1000 PKR=$6 USD with 15 GB data. For 1500 PKR=$10 USD with 36 GB data and for 2500 PKR=$15 USD with 75 GB data. All of these packages are valid for 30 days.

Telenor Pakistan

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Telenor Pakistan is the second largest phone operator in the country and with the best coverage. You can get data packages only with Telenor prepaid sim card in Pakistan for 1500 PKR=$10 USD with 25 GB data and for 2200 PKR=$13 USD with 55 GB data. All of these packages are valid for 30 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN PAKISTAN

Zong Pakistan

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Zong Pakistan is the third largest phone operator in the country. You can get a prepaid sim card with Zong in Pakistan for 500 PKR coming with 300 PKR credit. You can get these data packages with Zong prepaid sim card for 220 PKR with 7 GB data valid for 7 days. For 700 PKR with 12 GB data valid for 30 days.

Ufone Pakistan

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Ufone Pakistan is the smallest phone operator in the country. You can get these data packages with Ufone prepaid sim card in Pakistan for 100 PKR with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And for 1000 PKR with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

POCKET WIFI PAKISTAN

If you prefer to bring Pocket Wifi in Pakistan a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Pakistan you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices.

If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs. The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

PAKISTAN SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Pakistan Sim Card Conclusion is getting Jazz Pakistan for 1500 PKR=$10 USD with 36 GB data valid for 30 days. Jazz Pakistan has the best coverage and packages for tourist sim cards in Pakistan. As you can see the packages are so affordable in Pakistan!

BEST TIME TO VISIT PAKISTAN

The best time to visit Pakistan is in winter from September to March. From March to June can be really hot in Pakistan. The rainy season is in July and August if you prefer avoiding them. So depending on the season that you prefer winter, hot weather or maybe rainy season with less tourist.

Click here to know more about the weather in Pakistan!

ATMS AND CURRENCY IN PAKISTAN

There are ATMs in Pakistan and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The currency in Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupees around $1 USD= 160 PKR.

Click here to know the exact rate.

DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN PAKISTAN

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For food budget travel in Pakistan expect to pay $2-3 USD for a meal in a local restaurant and $5-6 USD if you choose a rooftop restaurant for dinner per person.

For accommodation you can find cheap rooms starting from $10-15 USD. Mid budget can go from $20-50 USD room for two people with breakfast included. And for luxury accommodation expect to pay more than $50 USD for a room for two people with breakfast.

Read more about all the places to stay in Pakistan and book your staying with Booking and Agoda!

You can also use AirBnb; just click here to get $30 USD of your first booking with AirBnB.

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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