It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

So, how does one connect while in Azerbaijan

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
There are four mobile operators: Azercell, Bakcell, Nar Mobile, Azerfon-Vodafone. Each network has its own 3 digit code that’s different for each operator followed by the 7 digit long subscriber number. For example (050) xxx xxxx, (051) xxx xxxx, or (055) xxx xxxx, or (070) xxx xxxx, or (077) xxx xxxx You can buy cards for use with different operators almost in every store. Azercell is the largest one.

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Photo by Robert Scarth

 

To dial an Azercell number you need to dial (050) or (051) and then the number. Only with Azercell can you talk in the metro (subway) in Baku. Bakcell is OK. It works almost everywhere and is cheaper than Azercell. To dial a Bakcell number you need to dial (055) and then the number. Nar Mobile is pretty cheap but doesn’t work in some regions.

For dialling Nar Mobile numbers you need to dial (070) and then the number. Azerfon-Vodafone is a new operator that has 3G. For dialling Azerfon-Vodafone numbers you need to dial (077) and then the number.

Other tips on staying connected while in Azerbaijan? Please add your comments and tips.