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

Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 08:51 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan. Why? It’s really affordable to get a prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan for tourist for 15 AZN=$9 USD with 10 GB data valid for 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 Baku airport to city center.

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AZERBAIJAN SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

AZERBAIJAN SIM CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Azerbaijan is great especially in the cities. Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan. We recommend you to get your Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan: Azercell, Bakcell and Nar Mobile.  Also Karabakh Telecom is working at Nagorno-Karabakh region check it out just in case you are visiting here. You will get a prepaid sim card for tourist showing your passport and registering in Azerbaijan.

GETTING AZERBAIJAN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting an Azerbaijan sim card is simple and easy. You can do in Baku 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 Azerbaijan 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 AZERBAIJAN SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can get your Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan sim card as you will read below.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD AZERBAIJAN COMPARISON

There are 3 phone operators in Azerbaijan: Azercell, Bakcell and Nar Mobile.  Also Karabakh Telecom is working at Nagorno-Karabakh region check it out just in case you are visiting here. We will focus in this prepaid sim card Azerbaijan comparison with Azercell and Bakcell since they have better coverage than Nar Mobile that can be an option if you stay in big cities in Azerbaijan.

Azercell Azerbaijan

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Azercell Azerbaijan is the largest phone operator and it has the best coverage in the country. You can get a prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan with Azercell for 5 AZN=$3 USD. You can top up data for 10 AZN=$6 USD with 5 GB data and 15 AZN=$9 USD with 10 GB data. Both of them valid 30 days.

Bakcell Azerbaijan

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Bakcell Azerbaijan is the second largest phone operator in the country. You can get a prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan with Bakcell for 5 AZN=$3 USD. You can top up data for 10 AZN with 5 GB data and 15 AZN with 10 GB data. If you prefer for 22 AZN with 20 GB data All of them valid 30 days.

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Nar Mobile

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Nar Mobile is the third largest phone operator in Azerbaijan. You can get a prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan with Nar Mobile for 5 AZN=$3 USD. You can top up data for 12 AZN with 7 GB data and 20 AZN with 20 GB data. If you prefer for 30 AZN with 40 GB data All of them valid 30 days.

POCKET WIFI AZERBAIJAN

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

AZERBAIJAN SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Azerbaijan Sim Card Conclusion is getting Azercell. Since the coverage is great and the packages are similar with Bakcell for 15 AZN=$9 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. You can get better packages at Nar Mobile but the coverage isn’t so good as the other ones that we mentioned. Karabakh Telecom is working at Nagorno-Karabakh region check it out just in case you are visiting here.

BEST TIME TO VISIT AZERBAIJAN

I would say summer is the best time to visit Azerbaijan. 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 Azerbaijan, 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 Azerbaijan (from end of September to beginning of November).

Click here to know more about the weather in Azerbaijan!

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN AZERBAIJAN AND ATMS

The currency is the Azerbaijani Manats which is weaker comparing to the USD. At that time the exchange was $1 USD=1.70 AZN. If you are bringing card, there are hundred of ATMs in Azerbaijan 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 AZERBAIJAN

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For food budget travel in Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan could be €10.

WHERE TO STAY IN AZERBAIJAN

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Azerbaijan. 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 Azerbaijan with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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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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