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SIM cards are available in mini-, micro- and nano-size at their branded stores [http://en.mts.ru/coverage/offices/ (shop locations)]. You can also find them at cellphone shops, dealers, or in other electronics shops. All new SIM cards come in 3-in-1 (triple cut) size now - no need to cut.
 
SIM cards are available in mini-, micro- and nano-size at their branded stores [http://en.mts.ru/coverage/offices/ (shop locations)]. You can also find them at cellphone shops, dealers, or in other electronics shops. All new SIM cards come in 3-in-1 (triple cut) size now - no need to cut.
   
SIM card expires after 90 days of inactivity (NB: I was told six months). To extend this term, make a call or send a text message. There is no way to see how many days are remaining. However, it is possible to put your account on hold for 1 rub/day to suspend all tariff plan charges and keep the SIM active longer. Dial *111*157# and then reply with "1" to activate Voluntary Blocking ("добровольная блокировка"). Unblocking must be done [https://lk.mts.ru/settings/numbers online] or at an MTS location if the SIM is registered in your name. 
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SIM card expires after 90 days of inactivity (NB: I was told six months). To extend this term, make a call or send a text message. There is no way to see how many days are remaining. However, it is possible to put your account on hold for 1 rub/day to keep it active longer. Dial *111*157# and then reply with "1" to activate Voluntary Blocking ("добровольная блокировка"). Unblocking must be done [https://lk.mts.ru/settings/numbers online] or at an MTS location, so the SIM should be registered in your name. 
   
 
You can [https://www.prepaid.com/ top-up online] by international credit card or PayPal with 3rd party agency or by buying vouchers in Russia. To check your account balance, dial *100# (in Russian) or #100# (in English) for free. To check last 5 charges in 3 days dial *152*1#.
 
You can [https://www.prepaid.com/ top-up online] by international credit card or PayPal with 3rd party agency or by buying vouchers in Russia. To check your account balance, dial *100# (in Russian) or #100# (in English) for free. To check last 5 charges in 3 days dial *152*1#.
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