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Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

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Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

We understand that there is a special tourist SIM which is ONLY available “at the airport”.

We like the idea of getting a SIM and 30 days of data in one step. Claro akes you re-purchase every 6 days, and we’ve had lots of difficulty doing that in other countries (wrong instructions, confusing terminology, wrong number to text ....)

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31. Re: Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

Thank you!!!

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32. Re: Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

We have just arrived in Quito and bought a Claro SIM card.

Package: 30 days, 2GB internet, 10USD + 5 USD for sim card.

Procedure: 1) Buy a simple card at the pharmacy on the ground floor. From the arrival Terminal, you cross the street, go down one floor by escalator, this will take you to a parking garage. Turn left when you walk out of the building. After 20m there is a pharmacy at the left. The sim card costs 5 USD.

2) Go up one floor to the Claro shop. Here they can get the card activated (they'll need your passport). Ask for the package as described above, the shop attendants can arrange for this.

Hope this helps!

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33. Re: Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

What's the advantage of buying the SIM at the pharmacy first instead of just buying one in the Claro store?

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34. Re: Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

No advantage, it's just that the Claro shop doesn't sell their own sim cards..

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35. Re: Where is the Movistar at the quito airport? Tourist SIM

They usually do. Maybe they were just sold out.

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