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Prepaid Sim Cards in Poland


dat 2 | 62  
13 Dec 2008 /  #1
Like Tak Tak, Heyah, Era, Orange, etc. Which one is the best/cheapest? Thanks for everyone's recommendations.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
13 Dec 2008 /  #2
telix.pl/images/promocje/prepaid.html
OP dat 2 | 62  
13 Dec 2008 /  #3
Great link. Thanks, McCoy.
telefonitika  
13 Dec 2008 /  #4
I have simplus .... play .... mova (which i dont use really) i havent worked out the better but orange take your credit if you dont use it all ... my lil girl found this out as she has an orange pre paid polish sim ...

and my uk contract phone

ps: yes i live in poland
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359  
13 Dec 2008 /  #5
Plus are hilarious - they allegedly have an option for 'English' when they send you information/threats/etc, but they seem to send English and Polish texts in equal measures. But they are quite usable if you don't speak Polish :)
telefonitika  
14 Dec 2008 /  #6
they allegedly have an option for 'English' when they send you information/threats/etc, but they seem to send English and Polish texts in equal measures.

that is true

But they are quite usable if you don't speak Polish :)

i understand what they send when sent in polish :)

id prefer to constantly use my uk contract phone to be honest though the bill would be some each month lmao
dxx 12 | 108  
15 Dec 2008 /  #7
I got play, am happy about it, receive a lot of texts but dont understand anything from them, as long as i can keep on calling, i dont complain!
polishstaff - | 5  
15 Dec 2008 /  #8
I think the cheapest is public phone of TPSA:-)
isa 10 | 41  
16 Dec 2008 /  #9
I bought a NOKIA at Orange in Paris in 2002 - do you think I could just get a new SIM for it in Poland (I am looking for a pre-paid Orange plan)? Or is the technology too old?
Harry  
16 Dec 2008 /  #10
You should be fine with that phone (provided it is unlocked). As far as I know the NMT network in France had already been switched off by 2002, so your phone is going to be GSM. If it isn't unlocked, you can get it unlocked at pretty much any phone shop for about 30zl.

Alternatively you can just buy brand new phone with no SIM for 110zl upwards at Saturn. I'd be buying a new phone myself.
isa 10 | 41  
16 Dec 2008 /  #11
Thanks, Harry.

I Googled Saturn and apparently there is a branch in Gdansk, where I'll be. They do not show any prices, but if a basic phone is around 110zl, I am a happy camper ;-).
Harry  
17 Dec 2008 /  #12
Right now (at least in both the Saturns in Warsaw I've been to in the past seven days) they are doing an LG phone for 111zl. I think they've got a Nokia for 129zl or something like that.

Obviously these phones don't do much beyond making calls and sending texts. If you want to be able to take photos or listen to music, you'll need to spend a couple of hundred more.
paulandkasia - | 3  
13 Jan 2009 /  #13
Is there any free sim cards available from poland? (eg. free orange pay as you go from orange uk)
integrale 2 | 2  
22 Mar 2009 /  #14
I've done some research, and it seems that Tak Tak from Era is the best for me. I have a quad-band GSM Motorola RAZR and will get the prepaid SIM.

It's very tough for me to find out the details from any of these sites since I don't speak Polish and you can't translate text from the images on the site.

Can anyone tell me:

- With a prepaid Tak Tak SIM, can you get data service (i.e., e-mail on the phone)
- Is there a way to get the SIM sent to the US in advance? I have a couple of weeks before I move, and it would be nice to have it when I land. If you can't... is there an ERA store at WAW?

- What is the upfront cost of the SIM?

Any warnings before I find myself dependent on using ERA for the next six months? I'll mostly be in Warsaw, but I'll be travelling throughout Europe as well...

Thanks!
witless - | 1  
22 Mar 2009 /  #15
been using a prepay taktak sim for the past couple of months with unlocked us iphone 3g.

- With a prepaid Tak Tak SIM, can you get data service (i.e., e-mail on the phone)

yes

- Is there a way to get the SIM sent to the US in advance? I have a couple of weeks before I move, and it would be nice to have it when I land. If you can't... is there an ERA store at WAW?

i didn't notice an era store (or any stores) upon arrival at waw. the sims are available at some street kiosks, magazine shops, etc. empik has them at the checkout register. you should be able to get to your hotel/apt and walk not far to get one.

- What is the upfront cost of the SIM?

i got the 9zl starter pack, and just refilled 150zl at a time as needed. (you might want to buy a refill when you buy a starter pack) refills are available at the magazine shops in the understreet passages at tram stops (at least that's where i've bought mine).
bimber94 7 | 254  
22 Mar 2009 /  #16
Orange (which took over 'Idea') don't have that much coverage in the south of PL.
pudddddin 7 | 48  
23 Mar 2009 /  #17
I use heyah, because they have a flatrate option where you cn call within poland AND to any country in europe for a flat rate of 44gr a minute - which i think is pretty good for a mobile rate! I also read a poster today (briefly as we were going past in the car) and i think it said that simplus were offering a similar deal. I'm happy with heyah though because i had an 02 phone in england and the heyah network is compatible with the simlock on that phone, so dodn't need to pay for it to be unlocked!

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