Tourists, as a rule, do not have communication problems in St. Petersburg – mobile communications work here even underground, at all metro stations and in the lines between them.
However, in order to make calls more affordable, it will be more convenient to purchase a local SIM card, for the acquisition of which a passport is required. At the service of travelers in St. Petersburg are the largest mobile operators: Megafon, MTS, Beeline, SkyLink, Tele2, each of which offers profitable tariff plans for tourists.
You can pay for mobile communication in specialized salons, as well as through terminals at metro stations, in shopping and entertainment centers, supermarkets. The size of the commission can reach 10%, there are interest-free terminals. It is curious that at the current level of development of communications in some parts of the city payphones are still preserved, which are now practically not in demand. You can call from them both by intra-city numbers and to other cities of Russia and abroad. To make a call, you must purchase a special plastic card, which is available at the ticket offices of subway stations. Internet access is provided by city post offices and Internet centers, and free Wi-Fi zones are available in some cafes and restaurants, hotels, train stations, major museums and in each of our apartments.