The "Big Three" companies have their own sales networks. Find the store nearest you by clicking on the link (select your city in Russia) -MegaFon | MTS | Beeline
Besides, there are many others stores of mobile networks. The two most widespread of them are called:Evroset`
(in Russian - Евросеть / in English - Euronetwork) - store and logo at the top, andSvyaznoy
(in Russian - Связной / in English - Messenger) - store and logos at the bottom.
There you can buy a SIM card of any operator, except for MTS
, which sells sim-cards in its own offices only.
Everywhere are many cell communication sale offices, so you can find them very easy - at the airport and railway stations, near subway, in shopping centers and just on the street. Prices, within the same city, are the same and no matter where you buy a contract. Choose the first store that you see.
Do not forget that the types of SIM cards are different (standard, micro, nano for Apple devices). If you are not sure, show your phone to the staff and / or ask the seller to put the SIM card in your device and activate it. Russian phrases here
In order to purchase a SIM card, one has to produce your passport. This is dictated on the Russian law. Do not buy SIM cards in random places!
Only purchase from official mobile and operator shops and stalls are recommended.