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Uganda SIM card
Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:12 am from Seoul, South Korea
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:38 am from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:53 am by from Kampala, Uganda (Permalink)
cost is 2000 to 5000 usx but need to register the user in order to activate

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:58 am from Seoul, South Korea
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 11:39 am by from Ostersund, Sweden (Permalink)
I bought mine a week ago and it cost 3000 ugandan shilling :)

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 2:59 pm from Seoul, South Korea
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 8:18 pm by from Ostersund, Sweden (Permalink)
I think you can buy them anywhere. When I registered for mine I had to give them a photo and also a copy of my passport. I got mine from MTN.

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 10:03 pm by from Termoli, Italy (Permalink)
Hi, I spent last Xmas holidays in Uganda. I bought a sim card directly from one of the boys who sell them in the streets. It was MTN company; it cost 3.000 schillings (that is a little more than 1 euro). I gave no name nor document.
Enjoy this marvellous country!!

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 6:52 am by from Madrid, Spain (Permalink)
It should be around 3000 UGX. If I were you I would register it, since it can happen that it stops working, I also think that the limit to register SIM cards (old ones I guess) finishes at the end of February. It is free and you only need a passport photo and an ID (it should take 5 minutes), you can do it when you buy the SIM card at the shop.

If you are going to stay mostly in Kampala, Orange should be the best option, but if you are going to travel around the country MTN has wider coverage. I think that Airtel has something like "One Africa, one tariff" or something like that, but I am not sure. Maybe you can check if you are going to travel through different countries and you can use the same number with local prices at every country. And I think Airtel aldo has a goo coverage.

Good luck!!!