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

Last updated on April 10th, 2021 at 10:55 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Armenia 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 Armenia. Why? It’s really affordable to get a prepaid sim card in Armenia for tourist for 6000 AMD=$10 USD with 12 GB data valid 30 days.

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. Read here how to get from Yerevan airport to city center.

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ARMENIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

ARMENIA SIM CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Armenia is great especially in the cities. Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Armenia. We recommend you to get your Armenia tourist sim card in the airport if you are in a hurry since there aren’t big difference in prices.

There are 3 phone operators in Armenia: VivaCell MTS, Beeline and UCOM.  VivaCell MTS and Beeline have the best coverage and UCOM has better packages with not so good coverage but working in big cities perfectly.

GETTING ARMENIAN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting an Armenia sim card is simple and easy. You can do in Yerevan Airport in a phone shop or phone kiosks. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop even it’s not always required.

Since it’s easier to check maps and it’s great to check internet while you are going to your hotel you can purchase your Armenia sim card in the airport. If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your prepaid card.

WHERE TO GET YOUR ARMENIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can get your Armenia sim card almost anywhere from the airport to small cities. They will help you to activate the sim card and choose the best package. Prices are so affordable for an Armenian sim card as you will read below.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD ARMENIA COMPARISON

There are 3 phone operators in Armenia: VivaCell MTS, Beeline and UCOM. In general prices are affordable for data in Armenia you will get the best packages with Beeline and UCOM. And for the best coverage will be VivaCell MTS. Keep reading below:

VivaCell MTS

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VivaCell MTS is the largest phone operator and it has the best coverage in the country. VivaCell MTS prepaid sim card in Armenia will cost 1000 AMD with 900 AMD credit. You can get for 3500 AMD=$6 USD with 3 GB data, 3500 minutes net calls, 100 local minutes and 250 sms. For 5500 AMD=$9 USD with 5 GB data, 5500 minutes net calls, 200 local minutes and 250 sms. And for 7500 AMD=$12 USD with 10 GB data, 7500 minutes net calls, 350 local minutes and 350 sms. All of them valid for 30 days.

BEELINE ARMENIA

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Beeline Armenia is the second largest phone operator in the country. Beeline Armenia prepaid sim card will cost 500 AMD with 400 AMD credit. You can get for 3500 AMD=$6 USD with 6 GB data. And for 6000 AMD=$10 USD with 12 GB data. Both of them valid 30 days.

MORE PREPAID ARMENIA SIM CARD

UCOM Armenia

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UCOM Armenia is the smallest phone operator in the country. You can get a prepaid sim card in Armenia with UCOM but the coverage isn’t so good as Beeline and VivaCell MTS. You can get for 1500 AMD=$3 USD with 2 GB data. And for 5000 AMD=$8 USD with 10 GB data.

POCKET WIFI ARMENIA

If you prefer to bring Pocket Wifi in Armenia a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Armenia 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!

ARMENIA SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Armenian Sim Card Conclusion is getting Beeline. Since the coverage is great and the packages are similar with the others. Beeline for 6000 AMD=$10 USD with 12 GB data valid 30 days. You can get better packages at UCOM but the coverage isn’t so good as the other ones that we mentioned. But UCOM works good in the big cities!

BEST TIME TO VISIT ARMENIA

I would say summer is the best time to visit Armenia. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Armenia, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -20 °C!

You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Armenia (from end of September to beginning of November).

Click here to know more about the weather in Armenia!

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN ARMENIA AND ATMS

The currency is the Armenian Drams which is weaker comparing to the USD. At that time the exchange was $1 USD=520 AMD If you are bringing card, there are hundred of ATMs in Armenia where you can withdraw your money. If you bring cash as I did, there are many exchange offices and banks to exchange your money.

Click here to know the exact exchange rate!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL ARMENIA

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For food budget travel in Armenia we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €2-3 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant. Your food budget travel in Armenia per day could be €10.

WHERE TO STAY IN ARMENIA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Armenia. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30-40 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $80 USD.

You can also try AirBnB in Armenia with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

Book your accommodations in Armenia through Agoda or Booking.

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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