Cellcard, also known as Mobitel, is the third-largest provider in Cambodia and has substantial coverage throughout the country. While it delivers impressive speeds in urban areas, the network coverage can be inconsistent in rural areas. In 2015, they introduced 4G/LTE in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and five other towns on 1800 MHz (band 3). From 2017, the network is expected to expand nationwide. Today in this article, I will list Cellcard/Mobitel Prepaid Plans and Internet Packages 2023 both for Local users and Tourists.
Get their prepaid SIM card in a shop (locator) or an outlet for $ 1. If possible, take their regular prepaid SIM or their 4U SIM, not the discounted “Niyeay” line, which can only add special “Big Love” data add-ons. The regular SIM comes with $ 1 network minutes, 50 network texts, and 10 MB data valid for 30 days. For 4G/LTE, be sure to get a 4G SIM card.
Top-ups can be made in every outlet of Cellcard for $1, $2, $5, $10, and $50 extending SIM validity for 8-180 days. To top-up, type *123*<14-digit PIN code>#. To check the balance, enter #823#.
Cellcard has launched a new set of combo plans called 4U. These are priced in KHR and come with a set amount of on-net data, voice, and SMS. Allowances can be rolled over up to 1 year from accrual. They are also on a mandatory auto-renew basis; the only way to cancel a 4U plan is to migrate to a lower 4U plan or change to a regular line by dialing #8181#4#1#, forfeiting all 4U allowances in the process.
Data feature packages
Default rate outside of packages is 2.5c per MB. As data packages, they offer these denominations called “iNet plans”:
All packages renew themselves if you have enough credit. To check the data balance, type #823#. One day is based on a calendar day. 4G/LTE is included, where available.
Big Love packages
Big Love packages function like Metfone’s “exchange” promotions, where you can exchange some of your cash credit for a special balance for on-net data. The difference is that, unlike Metfone’s flexible credit system, Big Love credit can only be used for standard-rate data on the two larger packs, because they come with unlimited on-net voice and SMS. They are also the only discount-rate data that can be purchased on a Niyeay line.
$1 top-up for $250 on-net voice/SMS/data credit valid for 7 days: *898*100#
$2 top-up for $500 on-net data credit and unlimited on-net voice/SMS valid for 7 days: *898*200#
$8 top-up for $2000 on-net data credit and unlimited on-net voice/SMS valid for 30 days: *898*800#
These conversions will automatically recur if not disabled with *898*0#. The credit is valid for data at the standard rate of your plan- 2.5 cents per MB on regular and 4U, 5 cents per MB on Niyeay. This is better value than a standard data package- for example, the $8 Big Love package would get you $2000 data credit, which amounts to 40 GB data on Niyeay and 80 GB data on other lines. This is far less than the $20 it would cost to get 40 GB of data as a separate iNet package.
Tourist SIM card
They sell a special SIM card directed to tourists. For $6 you get a SIM card valid for 7 days with 5 GB data per day and $50 airtime. These SIM cards may only be available at the Cellcard booth inside Phnom Penh International Airport. To extend, you can add an iNet plan from above. Big Love packages can not be added to tourist plans.
Cellcard sells unlimited international roaming passes that are valid for 1 day:
$2 per day: Thailand, activation: *8911*1#
$5 per day: Hong Kong, S. Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, and USA, activation: *8911*2#.
$7 per day: Albania, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and Ukraine, activation: *8911*3#
Additionally, they sell longer-running packs with limited data. 1 GB valid for 30 days is available for the following prices:
$6: China, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam
Mir Md Salman Farsi is a seasoned writer and tech enthusiast with years of experience writing on various topics related to technology, including prepaid plans. As a contributor to internetsettings.org, he brings his expertise to the Prepaid Plan category, providing readers with valuable insights on choosing the right prepaid plan for their needs.