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Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 22:48
Applying for new SIM cards to replace a lost one can be a time-consuming process in Myanmar, especially upcountry.
“When I lost my SIM card, I had to wait for about a month to get a new one. The official price for a new SIM is 20,000 kyats [Bt695] but it cost me about 30,000 kyats. This also forced me to lose contact with my acquaintances for a whole month,” Thaton, a mobile phone user, said.
The procedure for a new SIM card is a bit different in Yangon. One user said: “I applied for the SIM card in person at the Shwe Gone Tine office. Applying for a new SIM card and Internet service is a onestop service and I don’t have to wait anymore. They only asked for the 20,000 kyats as announced.”
According to Myanmar Post and Telecommunication, replacing a damaged SIM card is free, but replacing a lost one will cost the user 20,000 kyats. The Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Ministry is also planning to make mobile phones cheaper in a few months and the price of replacement SIM cards is expected to change.