Newly introduced prepaid mobile phone SIM cards from Myanmar Telecoms and Telegraph are now available to general public in City Mart Supermarkets in Yangon, according to The Voice Weekly News Journal from Myanmar. According to The Voice, the phone cards are sold at the original price of US$ 20. Customers have to show their ID card, and there is a limit of three SIM cards per ID card per purchase. Since 1st January, the mobile phone SIM cards are available at 9 City Mart outlets in Yangon and City Mart in Mandalay.Although official price is set at US$ 20 per cards, these cards are sold at twice the official price by some of the retailers. The normal post paid SIM cards are sold officially at 1,500,000 kyats (around 1,200 US$) and the resold at twice the official price by those who got these SIM cards.
(Last Updated On: January 11, 2009)