Find wireless carriers that offer eSIM in Myanmar 🇲🇲
Find wireless carriers that offer eSIM in Myanmar
Let’s take a look at your options for eSIM in Myanmar!
Myanmar is one of the most underestimated countries in Southeast Asia. Think of it as Thailand 50 years ago. Large undeveloped parts, relatively easy to travel, few tourists, and very affordable. Myanmar is a great destination for a traveler who likes to experience an untouched country.
Not only that Myanmar has a lot to offer, all major local carriers support eSIMs as well!
Traveling to Myanmar? Stay connected by purchasing an eSIM online!
eSIMs are easy to activate without the need of physical swapping of cards to install a connection. They also allow for another physical SIM to be used at the same time. Travel eSIMs are especially good as you can get them digitally right before you travel. eSIMs is perfect for travelers as it removes the need for individual SIMs. You can also upgrade devices in a breeze by registering your new device with your cellular network provider.
MPT , the state owned provider MPT (for Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications) has ruined its reputation in the past when it charged exorbitantly high fees for mobile access, voice and data. They had a monopoly under the military regime when they used to give out access only to the elite, privileged foreigners and the military power circle. They have lowered prices significantly. Back in 2013, they charged US$ 200 for a SIM card with data; only two years later it was just US$ 1.50. This alienated a lot of people who started to shun MPT, even if it’s still the only choice in many areas of Myanmar.
Telenor, ended up 2nd in the race with Ooreedoo: they launched their network in 2014 in Mandalay and Yangon only. In 2015 it covered 15 provinces: Mandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Mon, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Nay Pyi Taw and Tanintharyi making it the biggest 3G network in the country.
Ooredoo, was first in the race to revolutionize the mobile phone system of Myanmar. It started its network in August 2014 in Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay. Even they were first, they have fallen behind Telenor to the 3rd position, but are available in other areas like the Mon state.
Ooredoo only started up a 3G network on 900 MHz mostly. So you need to have a device working on this frequency in 3G. There is no 2G fallback. This different approach gave them an edge ahead in time. But simply skipping 2G and starting on 3G may prove to be not such a great idea. This is
So how does a roaming eSIM compare with local eSIMs?
Local SIMs are charging about USD 1.33 per GB. The price per GB on Sim to fly is USD 3.10 of per GB on the first package then only USD 2.50 for add on packages. This makes the eSIM2Fly roaming sim competitive with the local eSIMs in price per GB.
Price of 6GB in USD
In the graph above, we see the equivalent cost of 6 GB when priced in USD.