South African SIM card

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Jul 26th, 2013, 06:14 AM
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South African SIM card

Hi everyone! I'll be flying to Cape Town, South Africa in September for a vacation and would like to get a SIM card to use in an old Motorola Razr phone. Does anyone know of they're available at the airport? I'm American if it makes any difference. Thanks!
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Jul 26th, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Yes, you can get one at the airport from any of the cell phone companies. They cost about $20 initially, or at least that was the price in 2012, and come with a certain number of minutes. You can buy more minutes at phone stores throughout the country.

Have a good time!

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Jul 26th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Thanks for the information!
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Jul 27th, 2013, 04:45 AM
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I forgot to say that your phone needs to be quad band, and be unlocked.

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Jul 30th, 2013, 05:30 AM
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We got sim cards for our iphones at the Cape Town airport Vodafone. Ditto on what Celia said - you must unlock your phone before leaving. Also check with your cell provider to see if you have to change any settings before leaving the US.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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Hmm ok. It's just an old phone not attached to any provider or contract. I suspect it belonged to somebody in my family as I found it while cleaning out closets. Not sure who I would call to unlock it.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I don't know this for certain, but I think you can find instructions on the internet for unlocking many kinds of phones. Good luck!

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Jul 31st, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Thanks, Celia.
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