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Mobile phone service

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:02 pm
by Sambo
Please post information on accessibility, rates for local calls, rates for international calls, SMS rates, internet access, call quality, coverage, international roaming, etc for the current phone companies operating in Cambodia.


Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:12 pm
by Tom Corsica

SMART

http://www.smart.com.kh/

International calls: 7cts/minute

Data internet:
50 MB USD 01$
400 MB USD 03$
500 MB USD 05$
2,000 MB USD 10$
5,000 MB USD 20$
12,000 MB USD 40$

7 cts the minute to call international cellphones is really cheap. The data internet works fine on my IPhone and Ipad. 3G most of the time.

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Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:02 pm
by Radioactive Anne
Beeline recently introduced a new prefix: 066

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:25 pm
by Nasty Canasta
My partner and I recently changed from Metphone and Mobitel to Smart - our phone bill has gone down about 4/5ths. Service is occasionally 'busy', but I really don't care because of the savings. Some OS calls are 7c per min.

Go Smart!

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:37 am
by BubbaRamDas
I suppose it depends a lot on how you use a phone. We have mobitel and $5 a month does a lot--we are accumulating dollars of credit. Probabably need to call Moscow and check the weather or something.

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:41 pm
by PenhMan
Nasty Canasta wrote:My partner and I recently changed from Metphone and Mobitel to Smart - our phone bill has gone down about 4/5ths. Service is occasionally 'busy', but I really don't care because of the savings. Some OS calls are 7c per min.

Go Smart!


I just dropped Smart for Mobitel Cellcard. Things that happened: calls dropped, cannot gain signal, cannot connect with cross-network numbers, hours of inability to gain signal, people calling me say my phone is disconnected when it wasn't, 3G service drops in and out, web acess either doesn't work or cannot complete link. In summary, a miserable service, sorry to say.

SunSan said in another thread to stay away from fringe service providers and stick with biggies, Mobitel or Metfone.

But if you are not meeting the same problems I had, then you're good to go.

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:14 pm
by Nasty Canasta
Go Smart![/quote]

I just dropped Smart for Mobitel Cellcard. Things that happened: calls dropped, cannot gain signal, cannot connect with cross-network numbers, hours of inability to gain signal, people calling me say my phone is disconnected when it wasn't, 3G service drops in and out, web acess either doesn't work or cannot complete link. In summary, a miserable service, sorry to say.

SunSan said in another thread to stay away from fringe service providers and stick with biggies, Mobitel or Metfone.

But if you are not meeting the same problems I had, then you're good to go.[/quote]


I just use it as a phone, not interested in other features. As I said, so far it is saving me dollars every week.

Cheers,

Nasty

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:42 pm
by cambod
Cellcard 3G rocks!

Mobile phone service

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:54 pm
by rob77
Cellcard has had its fair share of shitty service but seem to have improved recently since they got all that technology and equipment from Huawei.

If cross network calling is a problem then just use multiple simcards and get one number from each operator.

This is what lots of Khmers do to take advantage of all the promos and free minutes they can get but you will end up with about 7 or 8 sims and 5 phones but it saves you loads of money...........

Re: Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:20 am
by cambod
rob77 wrote:Cellcard has had its fair share of shitty service but seem to have improved recently since they got all that technology and equipment from Huawei.

If cross network calling is a problem then just use multiple simcards and get one number from each operator.

This is what lots of Khmers do to take advantage of all the promos and free minutes they can get but you will end up with about 7 or 8 sims and 5 phones but it saves you loads of money...........


I guess I should have said, "Cellcard 3G rocks, in a Cambodian context!"

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 am
by shizzle
Probably not of interest to too many, but I've found that in terms of global roaming with a Cambodian SIM card, the only one that works well wherever I go is Metfone.

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:16 pm
by Nasty Canasta
shizzle wrote:Probably not of interest to too many, but I've found that in terms of global roaming with a Cambodian SIM card, the only one that works well wherever I go is Metfone.


So what do you pay to call Cambo from OS?

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:59 pm
by shizzle
Nasty Canasta wrote:
shizzle wrote:Probably not of interest to too many, but I've found that in terms of global roaming with a Cambodian SIM card, the only one that works well wherever I go is Metfone.


So what do you pay to call Cambo from OS?

It depends on what country you're calling from. From Laos and Vietnam, it is $0.15/minute. From other Asian countries, it is $2.50/minute. From the rest of the world, it is between $4.00 and $4.50. I just use a calling card or VOIP in those cases. The main thing is that you can consistently receive calls and send/receive SMSes. The last time I tried traveling with Mobitel (about two years ago), some of the SMSes I sent took up to a month to reach the recipient.

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:43 am
by vladimir
Metfone spam sucks sucks sucks sucks like ...help me.

Re: Mobile phone service

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:07 am
by Sok Poupe
vladimir wrote:Metfone spam sucks sucks sucks sucks like ...help me.


yeah, I got 2 sims cellcard and metfone.
If a company in the west were spamming like metfone is, they'd have 0 customers in a few months.
Incredibly annoying.