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Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

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Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

Hi

I am travelling to Krakow next week, spending 2 days there and then getting the train to Kiev. I am covered in Poland with EU roaming but want to ensure I have connection whilst on the train when over the border in Ukraine as I may need to work. Just wondered if it's possible to buy a Kyivstar prepaid sim (seems to offer best coverage for train journey) in Krakow or Przemysl, where I change trains, or if they can be bought and posted to UK, so I don't have to wait till in Kiev?

Thanks in advance.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 03:22
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1. Re: Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

Simple answer: it is not possible. You may be able to get off and a get a SIM quickly in one of the kiosks during the halt at the Lviv railway station but it is obviously not certain.

The Przemyśl-Kyiv train has wi-fi but it is hit or miss - it may work or not. Actually mobile internet on the train is also far from quality allowing for reliable work. I used Vodafone a few times within the last year and it was OK for checking e-mails but browsing webpages was already quite cumbersome.

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2. Re: Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

Thanks very much for the reply. Is the WiFi on the train free or paid for?

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3. Re: Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

If is available, then it is for free.

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4. Re: Buying Kyivstar Sim Cards in Krakow or Przemysl

It's free. But do not rely on it, the connection is very erratic.

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