In Cambodia, there are three major telecom providers: Metfone, Smart and Cellcard. Around the city of Phnom Penh and other major cities, the coverage is strong, but the remote area already has a weak or no signal.
Operators offer and sell prepaid credits to enable users to take advantage of cheap deals. All networks offer 2G, 3G and 4G / LTE to customers. Tourists can only buy SIM cards from authorized dealers and must present a passport with a visa when purchasing.
It has more than a 50% market share. Prepaid SIM cards are in official stores for 1 – 2 USD.
To activate the SIM card, call 1770 with the PIN code 0000 (until you change it).
Next, you dial * 197 * <14-digit scratch card code> # and if you want to check the balance, dial the number * 097 #.
Link to the web. sites:https://metfone.com.kh/en
One of the cheapest and the second largest provider. It has the best coverage and was the first with 4G / LTE. It is available in all major cities, including Phnom Penh. The credit can be bought for $ 1 – $ 50 and is valid for 8 to 200 days, depending on the amount you buy.
Number * 888 * <13 digits PIN code> # you dial if you want to recharge and 888 # if you want to check the balance.
At the same time, Smart offers 2 packages for 1 month, valid from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- 1 GB for $ 0.10 (to activate: * 087 * 11 #)
- 5 GB for $ 0.40 (to activate: * 087 * 55 #)
You can check the balance when calling * 087 * 888 #.
Link to the web. sites: https://www.smart.com.kh/
It is the third largest provider and has good coverage in both major and smaller cities. Its network signal may be a little unpredictable in remote areas. You can buy the prepaid SIM card for $ 1 in the official store. You can buy credit for $ 1, $ 2, $ 5, $ 10 and $ 50 and are valid for 8-180 days depending on the amount you buy.
After you purchase the credit, you will call * 123 * <14-digit PIN code> # and if you want to check the balance, dial # 823 #.
Tourist SIM cards:
- for 2 USD: 1.4 GB of data, valid for 7 days
- for 5 USD: 3 GB of data, valid for 30 days
Link to the web. sites: https://www.cellcard.com.kh/en/
In Cambodia, there are plugs and sockets of type A, C and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and 50 Hz.
- Type A – is mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan.
- Type C – is known as the standard “Euro” plug.
- Type G – is of British origin.
The sockets are similar like in the UK – three rectangular pins with a hexagonal bush, so you will need an adapter. However, you may encounter more modern plugs and you don´t need the adapter (see picture).
In Cambodia, you can use the EMS service (it has branches at all major post offices in the country) or DHL or Fed Ex, which are represented in large cities such as Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville.
Link to the web. sites: http://cambodiapost.post/en/page/ems-express-mail-service
Link to the web. sites: https://www.logistics.dhl/kh-en/home.html
Link to the web. sites: https://www.fedex.com/en-kh/home.html