Using Lyca Mobile is simple, just click below for more information.
Can I keep my mobile number for a longer time without using the service?
You can return to using the services within 90 days from the date of the last paid action. All this time, the subscriber number will be assigned to you.
Can I use VoIP Services on my Lyca Mobile?
Under our terms and conditions, Lyca Mobile has the right to restrict or prevent access to certain websites and services over its network. At present Lyca Mobile does not allow the use of Lebara Talk over the Lyca Mobile data network. This will not prevent you from accessing such services via any available WiFi connection.”
Where can I buy a Lyca Mobile SIM or Top-up My Balance?
You can purchase the Lyca Mobile SIM-card right here on our website. For your convenience we have established a few ways to top-up your balance:
- — via the lycamobile.ru website in the TOP-UP section
- — via top-up terminals such as QIWI and ELEKSNET
- — via the cash machines of the banks partnered with Lyca Mobile.
- — via Megafone shops.
- — ATM and mobile apps Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, Promsviaz bank.
My Handset is Locked
If your mobile phone screen shows any of the following when you first put your Lyca Mobile SIM into your phone: ‘blocked’, ‘barred’, ‘incorrect SIM’ or ‘SP lock’, your mobile may be locked to another network. There are a number of ways to unlock your phone. If you have been with your current provider for more than 1 year this lock can be removed for free, please contact your current provider directly to request the code which will allow you to remove your SIM lock. If you have had your handset for less than one year you should ask your handset provider how much it will cost to remove the SIM lock. You can also call the Customer Services team on 980 from Lyca Mobile for expert advice.
Forgotten PIN / PUK Codes
If you have activated your SIM PIN code and then entered the wrong PIN code into your Lyca Mobile three times your SIM card will automatically lock. In this case, you must enter your PUK code. Your PUK code is displayed on the SIM card holder that came in your starter pack. Please retain it for safe keeping. If you have already joined My Lyca Mobile you can also find your PUK code displayed there – click here to login. If not please call our Customer Services team on 980 from Lyca Mobile, and our team will return your call.
What is My Lyca Mobile?
My Lyca Mobile is a way of monitoring your calls and texts online. You can join from this website and gain access to lots of useful tools.
Where can I find my Lyca Mobile number?
Once you’ve inserted your new Lyca Mobile SIM, you can view your number by dialing *132# (or 95#).
Are there any monthly or hidden charges?
No, never. *From iPhone phones, SMS can automatically be sent to +447786205094 (UK). The reason is that iPhone by default activates FaceTime and iMessage functions by sending SMS to +447786205094. These functions must be disabled in the device settings: Settings / FaceTime, then move the FaceTime slider to deactivate it. You also need to do the same with iMessage: Settings / Messages and put the slider in the off mode. If you want to use these services, when you turn on iMessage, a warning will appear that an SMS will be sent to activate the service at the cost of the operator’s tariff plan.
How do I contact customer service?
How can I contact Lyca Mobile? Visit our Contact us page for full details of the ways you can get in touch with us.
How can I stop receiving unwanted texts or SPAM?
When you receive a text from a company you have not given your number to, this is called SPAM. Unfortunately, Lyca Mobile is unable to prevent you from receiving these unwanted messages, unless you want to ban all text messaging. These companies have sophisticated ways of obtaining mobile phone numbers. One way to avoid SPAM is to be careful about what sites you give your mobile number to.
Why is there a flashing envelope on my mobile?
The flashing envelope indicates your text memory is full. This will usually prevent you from receiving more text messages until you have deleted a few old ones. You can delete messages from the Inbox, Sent or Draft folders to free-up some storage space. The number of messages you can store will vary from one handset to another.
Where can I buy Lyca Mobile?
Lyca Mobile SIM cards and Top-up vouchers are available at many shops throughout Russia.
How do I make an international call with Lyca Mobile?
When it comes to making international calls, Lyca Mobile works in the same way as other mobiles or fixed line phones. Simply dial the number you need: 00 followed by your country code, then your area code and then the phone number and press the call button. Instead of a 00, you can also use a “+”. Please note that most premium voice and text services in other countries cannot be reached from a mobile phone service when calling from outside that country. When paying by credit card on the site, please note that the bank card is stored on the site and is tied to the Lyca Mobile phone number for use in future payments. If you do not want to save a bank card, please refuse to pay on the website and / or choose another method of replenishment. If you have already saved a card and would like to delete / update it, please contact Support.
How do I send a text message from Russia to another country with Lyca Mobile?
Lyca Mobile works in the same way as other mobiles when it comes to sending international text messages. Simply text 00 followed by your country code, then your area code and then the phone number and press the dialer button. Instead of a 00, you can also use a “+”.
My handset seems to be locked
If your mobile phone screen shows any of the following when you first put your Lyca Mobile SIM into your phone: ‘blocked’, ‘barred’, ‘incorrect SIM’ or ‘SP lock’, your mobile may be locked to another network. There are a number of ways to unlock your phone – just call our Customer Services team on 980 from Lyca Mobile for expert advice.
My SIM card is lost/ stolen. How do I prevent someone else from using it?
Please contact Customer Services on 980 as quickly as possible and one of our advisors will help you.
Can I send Premium SMS and make Premium Calls Using Lyca Mobile?
No, we do not offer Premium SMS or Premium Calling as part of our product offering.
I have not used my Lyca Mobile for a while and it has now stopped working. Why is this?
We automatically deactivate SIM cards if you do not use them to make a call or send a text for more than 90 days. Unfortunately, these SIM cards cannot be reconnected and the mobile number also stops being available for you to use after this time.
How much does it cost to access the voicemail?
Your Lyca Mobile Voicemail service has been automatically activated. To access your voicemail from your Lyca Mobile in Russia dial 971. Calls to access the voicemail are absolutely free.
How do I activate roaming facility using Lyca Mobile?
Roaming services are automated and they should work as soon as you travel abroad. If you are unable to access the same, kindly restart your phone and you should be able to use the services without any problem.
The Operator provides communication services to Subscribers 24 (twenty-four) hours a day in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, national standards, technical norms and rules, licenses, as well as the contract for the provision of communication services.If no other term is established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, the Operator eliminates malfunctions that prevent the use of communication services (hereinafter referred to as malfunctions) within 7 (seven) working days from the date of registration of the Subscriber’s request. Malfunctions caused by the actions of third parties are subject to elimination within 30 (thirty) working days from the moment when the Operator became aware of this. In certain cases (such as force majeure, a major accident, etc.