Two Czech PrePaid GSM SIM card
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Paegas
"Twist" This card is the less expensive one and the cost per minute is a bit lower.

The startpackage costs 1999Kc (appr US$60) and contains a SIM card and a value cheque of 400Kc (appr US$12). The package also includes a pricelist, a manual in Czech language, PIN and PUK codes.

The card is valid for 12 months after activation/recharging.

Value cheques are available in the amounts of 400Kc, 750Kc (gives 800Kc) and 1900Kc (gives 2000Kc).

International calls are possible, see price examples below. A limited type of roaming, for an extra fee, is available. Receiving SMS works, and nowadays also sending. SIM Toolkit is available.

It could very well be profitable for a visitor to buy a Twist card, if you plan to make or receive many calls. A call to Germany, with this card, costs about 30% less than the price of a German card in roaming.

Calls to Customer Service are free. It is biligual, Czech and English. It can be very difficult to make yourself understood, even in English.

We have tested this card and it worked allright. We recommend you to check thouroughly the call prices to your home country.

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EuroTel
"Go" This card is more expensive one and the cost per minute is a bit higher, although calls to some countries are much more expensive. 

The startpackage costs 2895Kc (appr US$90) and contains a SIM card and a value cheque of 1000Kc (appr US$30). The package also includes a pricelist, a manual in Czech language, PIN and PUK codes. PIN2 and PUK2 are permanently blocked because the call credit is sent to the SIM card automaticly and continuesly.

The card is valid for 18 months after activation/recharging, but you have to make one call at least every three months.

Value cheques are available in the amount of 500Kc, 1000Kc and 2000Kc.

International calls are possible, see price examples below. Receiving SMS works, and nowadays also sending. Full roaming is available with a sort of call-back procedure.

It could very well be profitable for a visitor to buy a Go card, if you plan to make or receive many calls. A call to Germany, with this card, costs about 40% less than the price of a German card in roaming.  There are also IP-calls available which make international calls to some countries much cheaper. You just exchange the leading + or 00 with 55 e.g 55-49-172-123456 for an IP call to Germany.

Calls to Customer Service are free. It is biligual, Czech and English. It can be very difficult to make yourself understood, even in English.

We have tested this card too and it works allright. We recommend you to check thouroughly the call prices to your home country. The actual billing amount is not always the same as the the price from the pricelist. In spite of a number of visits to the operator, we have had no explanation, so far. A call to Sweden, for example, is billed 26Kc/min not 52Kc/min as printed in the offical pricelist.

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Examples of call costs
per minute in czech krons (US$)
To:
Paegas Twist
Eurotel GO 
Sending SMS
2,98 (0.09)
3,30 (0.10)
Recharging the card
free
free
Credit check
free
free
Domestic calls to fixed lines, 07-19, peak hours
15.00 (0.44)
15.50 (0.47)
Domestic calls to fixed lines, off peak
5.00 (0.15)
5.50 (0.17)
Calls to Sweden, Norway, Finland
25.00 (0.73)
52.00 (1.52)
Calls to USA, Canada
36.00 (1.05)
52.00 (1.52)
Calls to Germany, Poland, Austria
22.00 (0.65)
17.69 (0.52)
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