Smart from Tele2 in Estonia
The cheapest Start Package in the GSM world.
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Smart was the second PrePaid GSM card from the Baltic states and the first in Estonia. It's the latest and fastest growing GSM net operator Tele2 who has done it. The operator has now become the second largest in Estonia. The card was launched on 17 Febr 1998 under the name Kõnekaart. There is also a card called Ultra which is aimed at customers who mainly make calls within the Tele2 net. The international fees are very low, sometimes even lower than from a fixed line.
The card is valid for 6 months after activation/refill, after that you'll have one more month to fill it upp again. During the last month you are able to receive calls. If you should use up your credit, say, during your first week, you'll only have one month to fill it up again.
The start packages cost 100EEK (6EUR) for Smart and Ultra. The Start packages consist of a SIM card loaded with 50EEK (3EUR), which makes it the most economical PrePaid card in the whole GSM world. In the package are also a pricelist for domestic calls, manual in Estonian and Russian language, PIN1-, PUK1-, PIN2- and PUK2-codes.Most sales points also have an English manual.
Call coupons are available in three sizes 100, 200 and 500EEK.
International calls are allowed. You can receive and send SMS.
Available now are also complete phone packages with cards included. The phone is SP-locked to the SIM cards of the Tele2 net. Tele2 does not allow these phones to be opened for use in other nets, ever.
We do really recommend these cards. It is good economy for a visitor in the country to buy a Smart card if you are planning to make many calls during your stay and receiving calls are free. A call to UK or Germany could very well be considerably cheaper than with your own card in roaming.
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We tested the card the first time already during the first week of its launching. The cards work very well. If you are in Tallinn, the main office and largest shop is close to the harbour and the town centre. Don't hesitate to go there, they speak good English. There you can find manuals in English and Finnish.
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Price examples of calling fees per minute (in Estonian Krooni)
1 EEK = 0.125 DEM
Smart
Ultra
Refilling the card
free
free
Checking the credit
1.00/call
1.00/call
Domestic calls, peak hours
4.00(0.25EUR)
6.00(0.35EUR) 
Domestic calls, off peak
4.00(0.25EUR)
3.00(0.17EUR)
Call to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, peak hours
14.40
14.40
Call to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, off peak
10.80
14.40
Calls to Germany, France, UK, peak hours
18.60
18.60
Calls to Germany, France, UK, off peak
14.90
18.60
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