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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Armenia: Buying Guide

Armenia – known for its cuisine, landscapes, and history.

There are plenty of things you can do in Armenia. From enjoying the beaches to exploring soviet-style monuments.

Lake Sevan is probably the most known place for beaches.

Republic Square in Yerevan has the very cool and impressive Republic Square and Matenadaran Library – two soviet-style monuments.

Jermuk has cool waterfalls and hotsprings.

As you can see, there is no reason to be bored in Armenia – and I just scratched the surface earlier.

One thing you should know is that international roaming is expensive.

If you use your current SIM card in Armenia, you would be charged excessive roaming rates.

That would be a shame because SIM cards are cheap in Armenia, and so are the mobile data rates.

So, how cheap are SIM cards in Armenia?

You can get an Armenian SIM card for free or 100 AMD (0.20 USD) from Viva-MTS, Beeline, or Ucom. However, you always need to buy a plan or recharge at least 1000 AMD (2 USD) on the spot to get your SIM card. A data plan with 1 GB valid for 30 days is available for as low as 700 AMD (1.40 USD).

Those prices are extremely low!

If you have been to neighboring countries, you are probably not surprised by these low prices.

If you are coming from Canada or the United States, this may sound unbelievable because of the high SIM card and mobile data rates in those countries.

But it is true! And I want to tell you more about Armenian SIM cards.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Armenia. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Armenia Guide (logos of Viva-MTS, Beeline & Ucom)

Original publication: 6th of January 2020. Last updated: 29th of October 2021.

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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Armenia?

Anyone living in or visiting Armenia can buy an Armenian SIM card from Viva-MTS, Beeline & Ucom in their stores without any restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Armenia).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Armenia?

You can get an Armenian SIM card in the official stores of Viva-MTS, Beeline, or Ucom. Some supermarkets and kiosks sell them too, but the official stores are better as a tourist because of the SIM card registration requirement. You can also get them at Yerevan-Zwartnots International Airport (Զվարթնոց Միջազգային Oդանավակայան).

You can expect to pay the following for Armenian SIM cards:

  • Viva-MTS Armenia: 100 AMD, but 1000 AMD (900 AMD credit) top-up required or free when purchased with a plan
  • Beeline Armenia: 100 AMD, but 1000 AMD (900 AMD credit) top-up required or free when purchased with a plan
  • Ucom: 100 AMD, but 1000 AMD (1000 AMD credit) top-up required or free when purchased with a plan

Can You Use Your Phone in Armenia?

Armenia uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Armenia. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Armenia, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Armenia.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Armenia or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Armenia (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Armenia

Armenia has three mobile network operators:

  • Viva-MTS Armenia (Վիվա-ՄՏՍ)
  • Beeline Armenia (Telecom Armenia (ՎԵՈՆ Արմենիա) – formerly Armentel)
  • Ucom (Յուքոմ)

The following frequencies are used in Armenia:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 450 MHz (Band 31), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Armenia, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

5G NR in Armenia

5G NR is not available in Armenia of 2021, and the Armenian government has not made any indications of when it will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Armenia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Armenia, I recommend going with Viva-MTS or Ucom. Viva-MTS is, overall, the best mobile operator in the country with the fastest speeds and best coverage. Ucom is the cheapest option with extensive 4G/LTE coverage.

SIM Card Registration in Armenia

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Armenia. It will be done at the point of sale.

EU Roaming in Armenia

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Note that Armenia is not part of the European Union (EU) nor European Economic Area (EEA), meaning that EU roaming regulations do not apply in Armenia. As a result, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Armenia.

It is unlikely that your mobile operator offers free roaming for Armenia. Still, you can always explore your roaming options before you roam.

Armenia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Armenia

The Caucasus is known for being a budget-friendly travel region. The cost of living, for most travelers, is low compared to other places in that region.

Luckily, the same can be said for mobile data rates in this region. And also for Armenia.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Armenia is 0.78 USD, around the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) average of 0.98 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

In fact, Armenia is one of the 53 countries where the average cost of 1 GB of data is less than 1 USD, together with 7 others from this region.

If you just looked at the image above (and below) and calculated the average quickly, you will notice that the average I mentioned is way off.

That is because I excluded Turkmenistan from the average. It is such an outlier that it pulls the average by a lot (8x more than Tajikistan, the CIS's second-most expensive country for mobile data).

Alright, that is enough about prices – it is cheap here. But what about speeds?

Armenia's average mobile download speed is around 33 Mbps.

That is not too bad! Sure, it is below the global average, but Armenia is doing well.

And you can reach download speeds of up to 170 Mbps in Yerevan – but only if you are lucky.

However, one thing to note is that although the three mobile operators have been investing a lot in LTE-A, an improved version of regular 4G/LTE, speeds have stayed roughly the same over a year (it even dipped for a while).

But browsing the web and streaming videos should not be an issue in Armenia.

With cheap SIM cards, low mobile data rates, decent mobile internet speeds, and extensive nationwide coverage, you should have a smooth network experience in Armenia.

Currency in Armenia

50000 Armenian Dram Bank Note

Armenia uses the Armenian Dram with the symbol AMD (which will be used throughout this guide). However, prices are often listed in ֏ or դր. For example, 25 AMD = 25 ֏/դր.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between AMD and USD (US Dollars):

  • 10 AMD = 0.02 USD
  • 100 AMD = 0.20 USD
  • 1000 AMD = 2.05 USD
  • 10 000 AMD = 20.35 USD
  • 100 000 AMD = 203.55 USD

For up-to-date AMD:USD exchange rates, search AMD to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Armenian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Viva-MTS Armenia, Beeline Armenia & Ucom, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Armenia has to offer to us.

Viva-MTS Armenia

Viva-MTS Armenia Logo
© Viva-MTS Armenia

Viva-MTS Armenia, officially Վիվա-ՄՏՍ but just Viva-MTS, is the largest mobile operator in Armenia. It is also, however, the most expensive. Luckily, the difference is minimal. MTS (MTC), as a company, is active in Belarus and Russia.

This is what you will learn about Viva-MTS:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Viva-MTS SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Viva-MTS Armenia

Viva-MTS has the best coverage in Armenia.

Below is Viva-MTS' 2G coverage map:

Then we have the 3G map:

Finally, the 4G/LTE coverage map:

I always like to compare official coverage maps with one made independently because some mobile operators are overly optimistic with their maps.

SIM Card Price – Viva-MTS Armenia

You can get a Viva-MTS SIM card for free if purchased with a plan or for 100 AMD with a minimum top-up of 1000 AMD (900 AMD in credit) in MTS-Viva stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Yerevan-Zvartnots International Airport.

Dial *130# to access the Viva-MTS menu.

The following USSD/shortcodes can be used to change the system language:

  • English: *129*1#
  • Russian: *129*2#
  • Armenian: *129*3#

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Viva-MTS Armenia

Viva-MTS top-up vouchers are sold in Viva-MTS stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
500 AMD12 days
1000 AMD20 days
2000 AMD45 days

To top up your Viva-MTS SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards. The following validities apply to online recharges:

Top-UpValidity
<= 999 AMD7 days – 12 days
1000 AMD – 9999 AMD20 days – 255 days
10 000 AMD – 90 000 AMD269 days – 1024 days 

There is a list with more than 70 rows listing the validity of each top-up. You can check it here.

Dial *122# or call 122 to check your Viva-MTS balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Viva-MTS app (Android/iOS).

My Viva-MTS Armenia App
© Viva-MTS Armenia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Viva-MTS Armenia

Viva-MTS has six data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Super Couple – Viva-MTS Armenia

The Super Couple plan is a combo bundle with data and minutes. For 200 AMD, you get 500 MB and unlimited on-net minutes for 1 day by dialing *077#.

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesValidityActivation Code
200 AMD500 MBUnlimted 1 day*077#
X, Y, X Tariff Plans – Viva-MTS Armenia

The X, Y, Z Tariff Plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate one of the following X, Y, X Tariff Plans:

PricePlanDataSocial Media Data 1On-Net Minutes 4Local/Off-Net Minutes 2Local SMSValidityActivation Code
1800 AMDZ Tariff Plan3 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 10 000 minutes200 minutes200 SMS30 days*208*1800#
2800 AMDY Tariff Plan 5 GBUnlimited 3“Unlimited”, 10 000 minutes400 minutes300 SMS30 days*280*2800#
5000 AMDX Tariff Plan10 GBUnlimited 3, 5“Unlimited”, 10 000 minutes1500 minutes500 SMS30 days*280*5000#

1 Facebook Messenger, iMusic, Skype, Telegram, Twitter, Viber, WhatsApp, Zangi & Zoom
2 + to Artsakh, Canada, MTS Russia, United States & Vodafone Ukraine
3 + Clubhouse, Facebook, Instagram, IVI, Snapchat, Spotify & TikTok
4 only after consuming Local/Off-Net Minutes allowance
5 + Netflix & YouTube

Viva Plans – Viva-MTS Armenia

The Viva Plans are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate one of the following Viva Plans:

PricePlanDataOn-Net Minutes 1Off-Net Minutes 2Local SMSValidityActivation Code
2500 AMDViva 25004000 MB2500 minutes50 minutes250 SMS30 days*161*2500#
3500 AMDViva 35006000 MB3500 minutes100 minutes250 SMS30 days*161*3500#
5500 AMDViva 550010 000 MB5500 minutes200 minutes250 SMS30 days*161*5500#
7500 AMDViva 750020 000 MB7500 minutes350 minutes350 SMS30 days*161*7500#
9500 AMDViva 950038 000 MB9500 minutes450 minutes450 SMS30 days*161*9500#

1 + MTS Russia
2 + to Artsakh, Canada, MTS Russia, United States & Vodafone Ukraine

Bit – Viva-MTS Armenia

The Bit plan is a data-only bundle that auto-renews. For 100 AMD, you get 200 MB for 1 day by dialing *777*1#.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
100 AMD200 MB1 day*777*1#

Bit plans auto-renew.

Super Bit – Viva-MTS Armenia

The Super Bit plan is a data-only bundle that auto-renews. For 100 AMD, you get 200 MB for 1 day by dialing *778*1#.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
150 AMD500 MB1 day*778*1#

Super Bit plans auto-renew.

+Internet Add-Ons – Viva-MTS Armenia

You can activate one of the following X, Y, X Tariff Plans:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
500 AMD+3 GB3 GB30 days*888*1#
500 AMD+ChatUnlimited 230 days*404*1#
1000 AMD+10 GB10 GB30 days*888*2#
1500 AMD+VideoUnlimited 130 days*405*1#

1 Netflix, Rutube, TikTok, Vimeo & YouTube
2 Facebook Messenger, iMusic, Skype, Telegram, Twitter, Viber, WhatsApp, Zangi & Zoom

APN/Internet Settings – Viva-MTS Armenia

  • Name: VivaCell-MTS Inet
  • APN: inet.vivacell.am

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Beeline Armenia

Beeline Logo
© Beeline

Beeline Armenia, officially Telecom Armenia (ՎԵՈՆ Արմենիա) but just Beeline, is the second-largest mobile operator in Armenia. Beeline, as a company, is active in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Russia.

Beeline uses the following frequencies:

This is what you will learn about Beeline

* Coverage
* How to Get a Beeline SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Beeline Armenia

Beeline has extensive coverahe throughout Armenia.

However, its 4G/LTE availability is limited to basically Yeravan.

The operator is actively expanding its 4G/LTE coverage. But its competitors are far-ahead for some reason.

Below is Beeline's 3G coverage map:

Also the 4G/LTE coverage map:

I always like to compare official coverage maps with one made independently because some mobile operators are overly optimistic with their maps.

SIM Card Price – Beeline Armenia

You can get a Beeline SIM card for free if purchased with a plan or for 100 AMD with a minimum top-up of 1000 AMD (900 AMD in credit) in Beeline stores. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Yerevan-Zvartnots International Airport.

You can also order a SIM online and pick it up at the nearest store.

Dial *444# to enable 4G/LTE.

Dial *525# to see your Beeline phone number.

Beeline SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 90 days (no top-up for 90 days or no activity for 90 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Beeline Armenia

Beeline top-up vouchers are sold in Beeline stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 1000 AMD
  • 2500 AMD
  • 5000 AMD
  • 10 000 AMD
  • 20 000 AMD

Beeline recharges have unlimited validity, as long as you perform an action (use data, make a call, or send a text) once every 90 days.

To top up your Beeline SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *102# to check your Beeline balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Beeline Armenia app (Android/iOS).

My Beeline Armenia App
© Beeline Armenia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Beeline Armenia

Beeline has five data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

BeeFree – Beeline Armenia
Beeline Armenia BeeFree Plans
© Beeline Armenia

The BeeFree plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS.

You also get unlimited data for up to 22 apps, depending on the plan you choose.

Beeline Armenia BeeFree Plans Social Media Apps
© Beeline Armenia

Below are the BeeFree plans:

PricePlanDataLocal Minutes 1Local SMSValidityActivation Code
1900 AMDBeeFree 19005 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 days*701#
1900 AMDBeeFree Regional7 GB450 minutes300 SMS30 days*704#
2900 AMDBeeFree 29007 GB450 minutes300 SMS30 days*702#
4900 AMDBeeFree 490015 GB1500 minutes500 SMS30 days*703#
7900 AMDBeeFree Premium30 GB3000 minutes1000 SMS30 days*709#

1 also to Artsakh, Beeline Russia, Canada & United States

Smart – Beeline Armenia

The Smart Plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS.

Below are the Smart bundles:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal Minutes 1Local SMSValidityActivation Code
990 AMDSmart 990 Regional 2 GB10 000 minutesN/A150 SMS30 days*405#
1500 AMDSmart 15003 GB10 000 minutesN/A150 SMS30 days*505#
1500 AMDSmart 1500 Regional 3 GB10 000 minutesN/A150 SMS30 days*305#
2500 AMDSmart 25005 GB10 000 minutes50 minutes150 SMS30 days*605#
3500 AMDSmart 35007 GB10 000 minutes150 minutes250 SMS30 days*705#
5500 AMDSmart 550012 GB10 000 minutes250 minutes500 SMS30 days*805#
7500 AMDSmart 750022 GB10 000 minutes350 minutes1000 SMS30 days*905#
9500 AMDSmart 950040 GB10 000 minutes500 minutes1000 SMS30 days*406#
12 000 AMDSmart 1200050 GB10 000 minutes600 minutes1000 SMS30 days*506#
15 000 AMDSmart 1500060 GB10 000 minutes700 minutes1000 SMS30 days*606#

1 also to Artsakh, Beeline Russia, Canada & United States

Mega – Beeline Armenia

The Mega plans are data-only bundles.

Below are the Mega bundles:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
100 AMDMega 300+300 MB 11 day*1150#*1151#
150 AMDMega 500+500 MB 21 day*1500#*1501#

1 600 MB when activated on the My Beeline Armenia app
2 1000 MB when activated on the My Beeline Armenia app

Giga – Beeline Armenia

The Giga Plans are data-only bundles.

Below are the Giga bundles:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
700 AMDGiga 1+1 GB1 GB 130 days*1101#*1001#
1000 AMDGiga 2+1 GB2 GB 130 days*1102#*1002#
2000 AMDGiga 5+1 GB5 GB 130 days*1105#*1005#
3500 AMDGiga 10 GB10 GB30 days*1110#*1010#
5000 AMDGiga 15 GB15 GB30 days*1115#*1015#

1 +1 GB when activated on the My Beeline Armenia app

3 GB Add On – Beeline Armenia

The 3 GB Add On is, as the name implies, an add-on with 3 GB of data valid until your main plan expires. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

Dial *4100# to activate the 3 GB Add on.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
500 AMD3 GBUntil plan expires*4100#

APN/Internet Settings – Beeline Armenia

  • Name: Beeline Internet
  • APN: internet.beeline.am
  • Username: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Ucom

Ucom Armenia Logo
© Ucom

Ucom, officially Յուքոմ and formerly Orange Armenia, is the smallest and youngest mobile operator in Armenia. It is also the cheapest option in the country.

Ucom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Ucom

* Coverage
* How to Get a Ucom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Ucom

Ucom has extensive coverage throughout Armenia.

Its 4G/LTE reception is also substantial.

Below is Ucom's 2G coverage map:

Then we have the 3G map:

Finally, the 4G/LTE coverage map:

I always like to compare official coverage maps with one made independently because some mobile operators are overly optimistic with their maps.

SIM Card Price – Ucom

You can get a Ucom SIM card for free if purchased with a plan or for 100 AMD with a minimum top-up of 1000 AMD (1000 AMD in credit) in Ucom stores, post offices, Yerevan City supermarkets, and Carrefour. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Yerevan-Zvartnots International Airport.

You can also get a Ucom eSIM card for free.

To use a Ucom eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Huawei P40/P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone XS/XS Max/XR
  • Samsung S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold/Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Ucom SIM cards are active for 5 days up to 6 months (active period), depending on your latest top-up amount.

Once the active period expires, your SIM card will enter the inactive period for 6 months. You can still receive calls and SMS but cannot make calls nor send SMS (except for calling emergency services).

When the inactive period expires, your SIM card will enter the suspended period for 31 days. The only thing you can do with your SIM card in this state is recharging it to prevent it from being deactivated.

After your SIM card has been deactivated, your phone number has been lost, and it may be recycled by Ucom.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Ucom

Ucom top-up vouchers are sold in Ucom stores and many other establishments, such as kiosks, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
100 AMD – 499 AMD5 days 
500 AMD – 1999 AMD1 month
2000 AMD – 3999 AMD2 months
4000 AMD – 4999 AMD3 months
5000 AMD =>6 months
uCom Armenia Top-Up Cards
© Ucom

To top up your Ucom SIM card, dial *144*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *144*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *133# to check your Ucom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Ucom app (Android/iOS).

Ucom Armenia App
© Ucom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Ucom

Ucom has four data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Level Up – Ucom

The Level Up plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Level Up plans are available:

PricePlanDataSkype DataLocal Minutes 1Local SMSValidityActivation Code
1700 AMDLevel Up 17006 GBUnlimited200 minutes200 SMS30 days*451#
1700 AMDLevel Up Regional 17008 GBUnlimited300 minutes300 SMS30 daysStores only
2700 AMDLevel Up 27008 GBUnlimited450 minutes300 SMS30 days*452#
4700 AMDLevel Up 470015 GBUnlimited1500 minutes500 SMS30 days*453#
8700 AMDLevel Up 8700“Unlimited”, 200 GBN/A6000 minutes1000 SMS30 days*454#

1 also to Artsakh, Canada & United States

uDaily – Ucom

The uDrift plans are data-only bundles:

The following plans are available:

PriceData 1ValidityActivation Code
250 AMD1 GBUntil midnightN/A
1000 AMD1 GB7 days1 GB
2000 AMD4 GB15 days4 GB
3000 AMD8 GB30 days8 GB

1 unlimited data at 64 Kbps after exhausting data allowance

uDrift – Ucom
Ucom Armenia uDrift Plans
© Ucom

The uDrift plans are data-only bundles.

These uDrift bundles are available:

PriceData 1ValidityActivation Code
2900 AMD10 GB30 days*111*4#
4900 AMD30 GB30 days*111*5#

1 unlimited data at 64 Kbps after exhausting data allowance

Internet Bundles – Ucom

The Internet Bundles are data-only plans.

You can activate one of these Internet Bundles:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
100 AMD300 MB1 day*205*1#
500 AMD500 MB 30 days*205*2#
700 AMD1 GB30 days*205*3#
1200 AMD3 GB30 days*205*4#
3500 AMD10 GB30 days*205*5#
6500 AMD20 GB30 days*205*6#

APN/Internet Settings – Ucom

  • Name: Ucom Internet
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Armenia

Getting an Armenian SIM card is the best way to stay connected in the country.

However, for some, getting local SIM cards is not an option. For example, if you have a SIM-locked device.

Luckily, there are other ways to get online when in Armenia.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the local operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Armenia here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind. Using them is often cheaper than international roaming. However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Armenia.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Armenia

Getting a SIM card from Viva-MTS or Ucom would do you well when considering an Armenian SIM card.

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Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises, and accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services, and products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cards, international SIM cards, mobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

Sign Up for the Phone Travel Wiz Newsletter

Sign up for my newsletter: Get an excel sheet of the best SIM cards of over 230+ destinations around the world! Moreover, I send you many tips and tricks on how to save money while traveling every now and then.

Let's Be Social

Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone? A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!

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