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Getting a Uganda SIM Card in 2024: Prepaid SIM Card in Uganda

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Looking for the best Uganda Sim Card for your next trip to Uganda?

For the best sim card in Uganda, Cyta Mobile Vodafone sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages. Looking at mobile eSIM alternatives? Go for Airalo and Holafly

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Uganda with Airtel Uganda prepaid sim card for 50 000 UGX=$13 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days.

Alternatives to Getting Cheap Data in Uganda

You can find the cheapest Uganda eSim with Airalo Uganda eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $17 USD with 3 GB data and $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Uganda eSim for $27 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with unlimited data valid for 5 days. For $34 USD with unlimited data for 7 days and for $37 USD with unlimited data valid for 10 days.

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UGANDA TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN UGANDA

First thing we have to say about Uganda prepaid sim card and data connection in Uganda is fine in the big cities. There are 5 phone operators in Uganda: MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda, UT Mobile, Africell and Smart. Social media apps are blocked and you have to pay extra 200 UGX per day for using them.

We recommend you to get your Uganda tourist sim card outside the airport because prices and packages are better in the official stores. Anyway data is affordable in Uganda but the connection isn’t the best.

WHERE TO GET YOUR UGANDA TOURIST SIM CARD (SIM CARD UGANDA AIRPORT)

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You can get your Uganda sim card at the airport to phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. And make sure that you inform their prices and packages. It’s better to avoid buying your Uganda prepaid sim card in the airport and look for an official store.

It depends on how long you will be in Uganda and how much data you will need. There are affordable sim card for tourists in Uganda valid for 7 and 30 days. Keep reading below!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD UGANDA COMPARISON

There are 5 phone operators in Uganda: MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda, UT Mobile, Africell and Smart. Social media apps are blocked and you have to pay extra 200 UGX per day for using them. Vodacom and MTN have similar packages and coverage. Let’s compare prices and packages below:

MTN UGANDA SIM CARD

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MTN sim card Uganda is the largest phone operator in the country and the coverage is the best. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with MTN prepaid sim card for 20 000 UGX=$5 USD with 3 GB data. For 50 000 UGX=$13 USD with 10 GB data and for 100 000 UGX=$27 USD with 30 GB data. All of them valid for 30 days.

AIRTEL UGANDA SIM CARD

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Airtel sim card Uganda is the second largest phone operator in the country. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Airtel Uganda prepaid sim card for 15 000 UGX=$4 USD with 4 GB data. For 20 000 UGX=$5 USD with 7 GB data. Both of them valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages for 30 000 UGX=$8 USD with 9 GB data and for 50 000 UGX=$13 USD with 20 GB data. Both of them valid for 30 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN UGANDA

UGANDA TELECOM SIM CARD

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Uganda sim card Telecom is the third phone operator in the country. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Uganda Telecom prepaid sim card for 65 000 UGX=$17 USD with 3 GB data. For 110 000 UGX=$29 USD with 5 GB data and for 115 000 UGX=$31 USD with 10 GB data. All of them valid for 30 days.

AFRICELL UGANDA SIM CARD

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Africell sim card Uganda is the smallest phone operator in the country. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Africell Uganda prepaid sim card for 15 000 UGX=$4 USD with 4.5 GB data. For 20 000 UGX=$5 USD with 8 GB data. Both of them valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages for 25 000 UGX=$6 USD with 8 GB data. For 50 000 UGX=$13 USD with 20 GB data and for 100 000 UGX=$30 USD with 50 GB data. All of them valid for 30 days.

Smart Telecom Uganda Sim Card

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Smart Telecom sim card Uganda is the smallest phone operator in the country. If you want to get data packages with Smart Telecom prepaid sim card Uganda for 19 000 UGX=$5 USD with 2 GB data.

And for 25 000 UGX=$6 USD with 5 GB data and for 50 000 UGX=$15 USD with 10 GB data. All of them are valid for 30 days.

Mobile eSIM Alternatives to Best Sim Card In Uganda

AIRALO UGANDA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Uganda eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $17 USD with 3 GB data and $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

OUR FINAL THOUGHTS AND RECOMMENDATION ON BEST UGANDA SIM CARD FOR TOURISTS

My Uganda Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Uganda with Airtel prepaid sim card in Uganda for 50 000 UGX=$13 USD with 20 GB data.

You can find the cheapest Uganda eSim with Airalo Uganda eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $17 USD with 3 GB data and $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTN Uganda prepaid sim card has better coverage than Airtel Uganda prepaid sim card but the packages aren’t so cheap.

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Happy Travels!

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