The sunny mountain country is one of those spiritual corners where you need to relax with your phone turned off. Arriving in Georgia, you want to immerse yourself in its nature, taste, and color with your whole body and mind and not be distracted by calls from work or sticking to social networks. However, completely losing touch is also not good because the phone is the contact with relatives, rescuers, and insurance. There are traditionally 5 options. Main: buy a starter package of a local SIM card of a Georgian operator; roaming; get a tourist sim card; catch Wi-Fi; eSIM. Buy a SIM card from a Georgian mobile operator Mobile Internet access and mobile communications in Georgia please with reasonable data plans, so buying a local SIM card makes sense, even if you come for a couple of weeks. It is especially relevant for those who often need to call locals, they do not like to call back foreign numbers. And also, the SIM card of the Georgian operator will become a lifesaver traveling to wild lands since the coverage captures even high-mountainous regions. By the way, if you are going to relax away from large cities (in Svaneti, Kakheti, Adjara, etc.), do not hesitate to check with the operator how well the network “catches” there. Indeed, health and even life can depend on the presence of communication if you are among the lovers of wild or extreme recreation. What is the mobile connection in Georgia? Note! There is no nano-SIM in starter packs, and you can cut it to such a format only in the offices of operators or mobile phone stores. The cost of starter packs is up to 5 GEL (up to $1.7), depending on the tariff and account balance. Some sims are given away for free, but you need to activate them yourself. Popular mobile operators in Georgia Magti is the largest mobile network in Georgia, famous for the best coverage, and is the leader in 4G/LTE quality. Therefore, Magti is recommended to brave conquerors of the mountains and scouts of the outback. However, the prices of this operator are higher than those of others. It is most convenient for tourists to separately order packages with the required number of minutes for calls and the volume of the Internet. Or take the “Simple” tariff of 5 GEL (about $ 1.7) for 7 days, which includes 1 GB of the Internet and unlimited on-net calls and SMS. Geocell – in terms of communication quality, it is approximately at the level of Magti. In summer, in popular tourist places, promoters distribute tourist cards for free, and you can also take them to some hotels. For guests of the country, the operator has a special offer – the “Tourist pack All inclusive” tariff. The price of the package is 20 lari (about $6.8) for 15 days; it includes 2 GB of internet, 30 minutes of international calls, and unlimited calls within Georgia. Beeline is famous for its low rates, but the coverage is noticeably worse than that of previous operators. Pay attention to the “Tourist” package – 20 GEL (about $ 6.8) for 14 days. It includes 2 GB of internet, 50 minutes of international calls, unlimited SMS, and calls within Georgia. Roaming from home country operators This option is much more expensive. But it’s more convenient – roaming is usually connected automatically, without special activation, it’s more familiar to replenish an account, and it’s easier to solve problems with a “native” operator. Such amenities are useful if you come to Georgia for a short time or if you do not plan to use the services of your mobile operator often; for example, public Wi-Fi will be enough. Tourist SIM card The principle is that you buy a SIM card from a virtual GSM operator, top it up, and you can access the Internet and make calls at a set rate almost anywhere in the world. This is an excellent choice for those who travel frequently and to different countries. If you go on vacation for a week once a year, purchasing a tourist SIM card is unlikely to justify itself. In other cases, you should definitely consider it as an alternative to roaming and local operators. eSim – salvation for tourists eSim is a digital SIM card. You can buy it online at esimway.com and immediately link it to your smartphone. Previously, eSim technology was found only in flagship smartphones. Operators also did not particularly support it. Now you can buy this card from any Georgian operator. Of course, for foreign SIM cards, this is almost the main option. Purely theoretically, even before the start of the vacation, you can buy yourself a Georgian SIM card. There are special sections on the websites of all Georgian operators: Magti, Silknet, and Beeline. If you set everything up from home, you will have a connection at the airport.