| 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
| 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.
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.