Modern smartphones can work with two SIM-cards from different operators at once. This allows you not only to separate personal and work calls, but also to save a lot on communication if your main number has too expensive Internet, like, for example, MTS. The user is faced with a choice — either pay a rather large subscription fee (for Moscow — from ) for a set of «minutes plus megabytes», or refuse to use the Internet on the main SIM card, purchasing a separate card for accessing the Network from another operator. For example, Tele2 has communication and Internet tariffs starting at . That’s a decent savings.
But here it is important to take into account two factors — the availability of a cellular network in the regions of Russia is different for different operators, while Tele2 only claims to support communications via 3G-4G. And without it, even voice communication will not be available.
If you live or travel mainly in cities where this operator has good coverage, then you can take advantage of an even more tempting offer — completely free communication and Internet from Danycom. This virtual operator uses Tele2’s cellular capacities, respectively, and its availability in districts and regions is almost the same.
The main feature of Danycom is very low tariffs for communication, SMS and Internet access. Moreover, there are tariffs and completely without a monthly fee. In the latter case, the operator receives its benefit by periodically sending SMS with promotional offers to the subscriber’s number — but no more than 5 messages per day.
If you are not an avid surfer on the Internet and not a streamer, then a free plan with 1 GB of traffic, 60 minutes of communication to all numbers and 50 SMS per month may be enough. And even if you have exhausted the limits, the tariffs for exceeded traffic here are almost two times lower than those of the main operators.
We were interested in such a tariff precisely because it allows you to always be in touch completely without a subscription fee. It can be used as a primary or installed on a spare phone. It can also be an ideal option for installation in a car navigator to track traffic jams. For these purposes, 1 GB is enough and will remain (however, the traffic in the free tariff “burns out”). Some even install it in CCTV cameras, but for these purposes, in our opinion, a specialized tariff is needed.
This operator also offers to go to it with your number. If this is not for you, the company on its website offers to choose a number with numbers that suit you. So, it’s decided, we order a SIM card!
How we received a SIM card: delivery features
One could say, “the theater begins with a hanger, and the operator with the delivery of a SIM card,” but probably this will not be entirely true. We ordered the card not in the first rows, and by that time the company had probably already “got the hang of” not to make mistakes in providing customers with the coveted cards with a free rate. And yet, everything looks smooth only on the company’s website.
After filling out the application for the selected tariff and a very beautiful number, we immediately received an SMS confirming the order and then a couple more — that it was accepted for processing and that it would be completed within 8 working days, and the courier will contact us regarding delivery. Almost on the same day, a girl called and asked how best to deliver a contract with a SIM card. And here a curious detail came to light: there is courier delivery, but it operates only no further than the city of Mytishchi, and Korolev, where the author lives, is just next to him, if you look at the distance from Moscow. Moreover, there is no pickup point in Mytishchi.
Well, it was not convenient for us to catch a courier all day in a foreign city, so we chose a pickup point , which this company has the only one — on the street. Barclay 6, building 26, office 1-4. So, if you are far from Moscow, your way for a SIM card lies exactly at this point.
How Danycom’s free plan works
With this, probably, it was necessary to start, but it was in this matter that everything turned out to be quite simple and unpretentious.
Communication and the Internet have been working stably for the third month. The signal strength of Tele2 in the author’s house is not the strongest, but the download speed on Danycom is about 74 Mbps — which is quite acceptable. By the way, you can also check the speed of the Internet on our website.
As for promotional SMS, at first there were none at all for about 3 weeks, and then about once every 3-5 days they began to receive 1 SMS. Note that the main SIM card from MTS receives more different offers from the operator and banks than from Danycom. It is possible that Danycom will soon recruit a pool of advertisers and will “spam” more often.
Should I take Danycom’s free plan?
The quality and reliability of communication does not cause any complaints — everything works clearly and stably. In addition, to track costs and traffic, the company has made an excellent mobile application that, upon installation, will only ask for access to your location. Our verdict — worth taking. What’s more, it’s free. And if you don’t have enough traffic of 1 GB, there is an option with the “Family” tariff, which offers 3 GB of Internet and 150 minutes of calls for per month — which is also inexpensive when compared with other Moscow tariffs.
We talked about the new Danycom tariffs in detail in this article.