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Armenia SIM Cards: Everything You Need To Know | 2023


Mar 18, 2023
Tatev, Armenia


Visiting Armenia soon? Make sure to know what to expect when it comes to purchasing an Armenia SIM card.

Fortunately, Asia is one of the best places where you can buy a SIM card easily.

You should be able to find a cheap SIM card pretty much anywhere in Asia. In fact, most data packages are affordable, which makes the whole thing easier!

In this guide, we’ll explain where to buy a SIM card in Armenia in person and online. We’ll also discuss prepaid SIM cards and eSIMs if your mobile supports them.

Before you read this guide, you may wonder if you actually need a SIM card in Armenia.

If you don’t mind not having Internet, you’ll likely find free Wifi in restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels.

That said, if you need data to get around, call a cab, or translate Armenian – you may want to get a SIM card for your travels in Asia.

Tatev, Armenia

Best SIM Cards In Armenia

If you’re traveling in Armenia, we recommend using a SIM card from MTS, Beeline, Ucom, or Airalo. (I’ll get back to Airalo later on, so keep reading to learn more!)

That said, if you’re planning on visiting other countries during your trip to Asia, you might want to make sure to pick an option that offers coverage in other Asian countries.

How To Buy A SIM Card In Armenia

You can either buy an Armenia prepaid SIM card in person in some international airports, mobile provider stores, convenience stores, or online.

Usually, you can expect higher costs and low data offers at the airport, so we don’t recommend buying a SIM card at the airport.

That said, you won’t necessarily find SIM card shops in every airport, so it’s essential to keep this in mind. And, when you see a shop, you might also have limited options.

For this reason, I’d recommend buying a SIM card directly from the mobile provider store. Note that you may need your passport to buy one.

Although, this means you won’t get data right upon your arrival. So, if you prefer to be connected at all times, you could use an eSIM or purchase an Asia prepaid SIM card online.

Now, let’s take a look at the data plans offered by MTS, Beeline, and Ucom.

Yerevan, Armenia




MTS offers a variety of prepaid SIM card plans.

The most relevant for tourists include:

  • 4 GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 2500 ($6.47)
  • 6 GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 3500 ($9.06)
  • 10 GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 5500 ($14.23)
  • 20 GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 7500 ($19.41)
  • 38 GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 9500 ($24.58)

Beeline SIM Cards

Beeline has two different prepaid plans available:

  • Unlimited data, 30 days AMD 4900 ($12.68)
  • Unlimited data, 30 days AMD 7900 ($20.44)

Ucom SIM Cards

Ucom offers two SIM-only plans:

  • 10GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 2900 ($7.50)
  • 30GB, valid for 30 days for AMD 4900 ($12.68)

Overall, we think Belline is the best option if you plan to buy your SIM card in person. That said, any would do if you can’t find their store!

How To Buy A Armenia Prepaid SIM Card Online

If you wish to have your SIM card ready for your arrival, you could purchase it online or on websites like Amazon.

You’ll find different plans on Amazon. For example, the Prepaid Asia-Pacific SIM card works in more than 17 countries and gives you unlimited data for 14 days. Armenia is included.

But there are many other options worth considering, so have a look and make sure the countries you plan on visiting are listed.

Another option is to purchase a prepaid Asian SIM card on Simify. This works if you live in the United States or Australia.

They currently offer 3 different packages that cover Armenia:

  • 6 GB, valid for 15 days for $40 – works in 120 countries
  • 6 GB, valid for 15 days for $40 – works in 18 countries

Simify Asia eSIM plan

Finally, the last option is to buy an eSIM card for Armenia or, if you’re traveling to multiple countries, an eSIM plan for Asia.

How To Buy A eSIM Card For Armenia

eSIM is a new concept allowing you to have a virtual SIM card inside your phone.

If your mobile phone supports eSIM cards – it’s definitely one of the best options to get data in Armenia.

Curious? Learn more about eSIMs for travelers on eSIM Roamers.

I started using eSIM as soon as my mobile phone supported it. To buy eSIMs, I usually use Airalo, a reliable eSIM provider.

Keep reading to learn more about the best eSIMs for Armenia.

Airalo Armenia

If you want to buy an eSIM for Armenia, you could purchase one on Airalo.

This website offers many eSIM cards worldwide and special plans for Asia and Armenia. I’ve been using Airalo for several months, and it works fine.

Here are the options available:

  • Arpi Telecom: 1 GB, valid for 7 days for $6.50
  • Arpi Telecom: 2 GB, valid for 15 days for $12.50
  • Arpi Telecom: 3 GB, valid for 30 days for $17
  • Arpi Telecom: 5 GB, valid for 30 days for $26

Airalo Armenia eSIM plan

Holafly Armenia

Alternatively, you could look at your options on Holafly. You can read our Holafly review to learn more about this eSIM store.

Here’s an overview of their plans for Armenia:

  • 8 GB, valid for 30 days for $47

Holafly Armenia eSIM plan

Nomad Armenia

Finally, Nomad is also a great eSIM provider.

Here’s an overview of the plans available for Armenia:

  • 1GB, valid for 7 days for $25
  • 3GB, valid for 30 days for $40
  • 5GB, valid for 30 days for $45

Nomad also has a global plan. This plan offers coverage in Armenia.

Here’s an overview:

  • 1GB, valid for 7 days for $25
  • 3GB, valid for 30 days for $40
  • 5GB, valid for 30 days for $45

Final Thoughts On SIM Cards In Armenia

As you can see, getting a prepaid SIM card in Armenia or even an eSIM for your travels in Armenia is pretty straightforward.

You’ll even be able to stay connected wherever you go in Asia without changing your SIM card, especially if you purchase an Asia plan.

I believe the eSIM card is the most convenient way to get data in Armenia if you wish to have data upon your arrival.

This way, you won’t need to go to a store to buy a SIM card.

Obviously, you need to make sure your mobile phone supports eSIM first.

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