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Basics[]

There are now three mobile operators in Austria:

  • A1 Telekom Austria
  • Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile)
  • 3 (= "Drei")

Orange and "3" merged in 2013 into one network and the Orange brandname was dropped, but still two different "3" networks are shown when you make a scan. In May 2019 T-Mobile was rebranded to Magenta Telekom as a result of the merger with the cable-company UPC. In addition, there are many Sub-Brands and MVNOs on all networks.

Mobile coverage is excellent for a country with difficult topography and similar to Switzerland on a very high level. In 4G/LTE all three networks cover >=98% of the population. 5G/NR was launched on all three networks in 2019/2020 but is only open to prepaid customers through two plans on the Lidl Connect MVNO operating on the Drei "3" network for now. This article follows the historical order used in the country and is no ranking.

Data rates in Austria are among the lowest in Central Europe. Ironically, there are hardly any good EU roaming offers for prepaid cards. While data packages are sold domestically for as low as 0.1c per MB, EU roaming rates are still mostly around 6c per MB.

A prepaid SIM card is locally called "Wertkarte". This is a specific Austrian expression, not used in other German-speaking countries.

Note that the small counters at the Vienna International Airport with Wowww!-branding charge excessive registration fees on Wowww! SIM cards up to €40. Visit the Bipa store at Terminal 1 of Vienna Airport which sells Drei, Eety and Lycamobile SIM cards, or a store in the city which doesn't cater to tourists instead. If you're taking the City Airport Train, Vienna S-Bahn Line S7 or the regional express train REX 7 from Vienna International Airport to Wien Mitte, there are A1, Magenta and Drei stores, as well as an Interspar, a Media Markt and a Libro at Wien Mitte The Mall. If you're taking the ÖBB Railjet to Wien Hauptbahnhof, there is an Interspar, a Libro and a Bipa at the train station and a Media Markt a short 5-minutes walk away at 1100 Columbus shopping centre.

Cellular frequencies in Austria per carrier:[]

A1 Magenta 3 (Drei)
2G

GSM

Band 8 (900 MHz) Band 8 (900 MHz) Band 8 (900 MHz)
- - Band 3 (1800 MHz)
3G

UMTS

Band 8 (900 MHz) Band 8 (900 MHz)6 -
Band 1 (2100 MHz) - Band 1 (2100 MHz)
4G

LTE

Band 20 (800 MHz)*

with 20 MHz

Band 20 (800 MHz)*

with 10 MHz‏‏‎

-
- Band 8 (900 MHz)*

with 5 MHz

Band 8 (900 MHz)³

with 3 MHz

Band 3 (1800 MHz)¹

with 20 + 15 MHz

Band 3 (1800 MHz)¹

with 20 MHz

Band 3 (1800 MHz)*

with 15 MHz

- Band 1 (2100 MHz)¹

with 15 MHz

Band 1 (2100 MHz)*

with 15 MHz

Band 7 (2600 MHz)²

with 20 MHz

Band 7 (2600 MHz)²

with 20 MHz

Band 7 (2600 MHz)²

with 20 MHz

- - Band 38 (2600 MHz

TDD)³ with 20 MHz

5G

NR

- Band n28 (700 MHz)

with 20 MHz

-
Band n1 (2100 MHz)

with 20 MHz

Band n1 (2100 MHz)⁵

with 15 MHz

-
Band n77/n78

(3410-3800 MHz)

with 100-140 MHz⁴

Band n77/n78

(3410-3800 MHz)

with 110 MHz

Band n77/n78

(3410-3800 MHz)

with 100 MHz

*Used for nationwide 4G/LTE coverage. ¹Used in smaller and bigger cities. ²Used in bigger cities. ³Limited availability and no carrier aggregation with other bands. ⁴Depending on the region. ⁵Shared with 4G/LTE using DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) technology. 6Only available until 01/JAN/2024.

SIM card registration (effective 1/JAN/2019)[]

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Unlike some other European countries, SIM cards in Austria have been anonymous and were not registered until the end of 2018. A new security law requires all new prepaid SIM cards to be registered from 1/JAN/2019. All previously existing prepaid SIM cards need to be registered by 1/SEP/2019 or they will no longer be able to be recharged thereafter. Though all top-ups made until this date will remain valid beyond.

In the country, the branded shops of major providers will do the registration for free or a minimal charge. Often partner shops or post offices also offer to do the registration but may charge up to €10. Most brands can be registered through an online verification process too, which is similar to Germany. Be aware that not all brands accept all foreign ID documents from overseas for their online registration. These visitors should better go to a branded store instead. Citizens from EU countries can try the Foto-Identifikation which is now available online for most brands. For this process, you need to have a reliable internet connection and a cam as you need to upload a pic of your ID document and a selfie to get registered.

Be aware that brands sold in supermarkets, service stations or at tobacconists can't always be registered there. Be prepared to go next to a provider store, post office or online for registration.

Recharging[]

Online top-up vouchers are available for most networks at onlineaufladen.at without surcharges. Note that if you would like to use your credit or debit card on this website, payments are possible with Mastercard Securecode, Verified by Visa, Diners Club and Maestro Cards that have Mastercard Securecode enabled. Visitors from some EU countries may also use their online banking account to buy top-ups. Since this is restricted to certain countries and banks, check beforehand if your country is in the drop-down menu. Further, you need to be able to receive text messages to your home SIM, so if you don't want to connect it to a network in Austria, this method won't work. The minimum top-up value is mostly €10.

For top-ups, most Austrian retailers don't sell scratch cards but hand out a paper slip with a PIN code. This usually involves either picking up a tag like seen here or asking the cashier for a Ladebon (= recharge voucher) for your carrier. You will be issued a paper slip containing the voucher PIN to be entered into your phone.

Some Austrian providers have introduced a non-activity fee, if you don't use your plan. This makes it hard to keep your SIM card when you pause it, because loaded credit will be eaten up without any benefit. Generally, most Austrian SIM cards stay alive for a year, without using them or topping up. Because of this inactivity fee, better run down your balance, before you pause for longer.

EU roaming[]

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Austria is part of the EU, where since 2017 new international roaming rules have been enforced. In most European countries you can now 'roam like at home' at domestic rates rather than excessive roaming rates. For specifics about the new regulation check the European Union chapter, the section and every provider below, as the rules have been implemented in a special way in Austria.

Austrian operators have partly undermined the EU regulation to "protect" domestic Austrian rates. On many tariffs and plans either roaming in general or data roaming is blocked. This means, that they only work in Austria. Thus, the EU regulation doesn't apply to them. If you want to use an Austrian SIM card, choose an option with EU roaming enabled from the start. You will not be able to switch plans from domestic-only to roaming later.

All those plans that roam outside of Austria according to EU rules are governed by a strict FUP (fair use policy). Only a certain share of the included domestic data volume in packages can be used without surcharges. This portion is shown as "EU Data" in every table. It is taken from the domestic package and should not be seen as additional allowance. Furthermore, strict time rules are imposed against "permanent roaming". This means that you will be asked for "stable links" to Austria by your Austrian provider, when you roam for more than 3 months abroad. If you can't provide these links, you will be set to the "misuse rate" with all surcharge-free roaming scrapped.

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So roaming data use on Austrian SIM cards in the EU/EEA remains generally more expensive than domestic use in Austria, despite of EU 'Roam like at Home' rules. The cheapest Austrian packages are domestic-only and on other more expensive packages roaming is strictly limited. At least surcharges are capped according to EU rules. When you overuse in 2021, they are allowed to charge you no more than €3.52 per GB additionally (debited in MB increments) as long as you have domestic data left in your plan.

UK roaming

Austrian market leader A1 was one of the first networks in Europe to start excluding the United Kingdom from its surcharge-free EU/EEA roaming zone in 2021. Following Brexit, the UK is not part of the EU roaming regulation anymore and can from now on be surcharged without legal restrictions, but most EEA providers have continued to treat the UK as still being in the EEA. A1 and its budget brands started to heavily surcharge all roaming in the UK from summer 2021. From the beginning of 2022 the budget bands of Drei (eety and Lidl-Connect) started to treat the United Kingdom as a Zone 1 country. So the best options are to use any MVNO based on the network of Magenta or get a mainline Drei SIM card, or use the rather unreliable service of Lycamobile, if you plan to use an Austrian SIM card in the UK later.

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eSIM[]

eSIM is currently available for prepaid customers from the following operators:

  • Drei (Drei network): You can get an eSIM through a SIM swap at a Drei shop. If you want to get a new line you can buy and activate a starter pack with a physical SIM at a Drei shop and then swap the physical SIM for an eSIM. This SIM swap costs €20 in addition to the cost of a physical SIM starter pack. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new SIM before first use. For more details visit the Drei section below.
  • yesss! (A1 network): You can order the default rate, any mobile plan or any special mobile plan online as an eSIM. If you want to use a data-only plan with an eSIM buy a new eSIM with the default rate plan and switch to a data-only plan in the online portal or the app as soon as the SIM is active. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the yesss! section below.
  • ge org! (A1 network): You can order the default rate or any mobile plan online as an eSIM. If you want to use a data-only plan with an eSIM buy a new eSIM with the default rate plan and switch to a data-only plan in the online portal or the app as soon as the SIM is active. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the ge org! section below.
  • HoT (Magenta & Drei network): You can order an eSIM for use on the Magenta network. All of their mobile plans and add ons are available with this eSIM. The data only plan on the Drei network is not offered as an eSIM. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM during the purchase process. After the registration and email verification you can select the default or any mobile plan. For more details visit the HoT section below.
  • Spusu (Drei network): You can order an eSIM for their default rate plan. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the Spusu section below.
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5G Offers[]

As mentioned the only option to get access to an Austrian 5G network as a prepaid customer is to get one of the two 5G unlimited data-only plans from Lidl Connect (a brand of Drei "3") on the network of Drei "3".

2G and 3G shutdown[]

Network priority[]

All three networks use network management to prioritise some plans over other plans. The strategy used depends on the network. On the network of A1 prepaid plans have a rather low priority (for B.free equal to their low-end postpaid plans and lower priority for other non-B.free prepaid plans). Magenta, on the other hand, prioritises most prepaid plans over their postpaid plans on their network. While on the 3 ("Drei") network prepaid plans have the same priority as postpaid plans.

Data Rollover[]

The different operators list rollover data in two different ways. One way is to list the total monthly data you can have (the data from the current month + the possible rollover data from previous months). The other way is to list only the possible rollover data from previous months. To make their offers more comparable the data rollover column (if applicable) only lists the possible rollover data that can be collected from previous months.

A1 Telekom Austria[]

A1 Telekom Austria is still the biggest telecommunication provider in the country with a very high standard: A1 coverage map 4G/LTE is available on band 20 (800 MHz) nationwide, band 3 (1800 MHz) in smaller and bigger cities as well as band 7 (2600 MHz) in bigger cities, covering 98% of the population. 5G/NR was launched but is not yet available to prepaid customers.

Power Saving[]

A1 employs power saving between the hours of 12 am and 6 am. This means that bands 3 and 7 might not be available in all areas during these hours. If you want to use the A1 network during the wee hours a device with band 20 would be highly recommended. Expect degraded speeds during these hours even with a device which supports band 20.

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in two versions:

  • B.free Welcome Package - for B.Free Wertkarte plans and add-ons for €9.90. It comes preloaded with 5,000 units as mins/SMS/MBs usable for the first 28 days.
  • B.free Internet Welcome Package - for B.Free Internet plans for €9.90 (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 5,000 MBs usable for the first 28 days.

Their starter packs are sold in their stores and many agencies like post offices, Metro, Media Markt, Libro, Hartlauer, Bipa, supermarkets, etc. The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

Top-up vouchers of 10, 20 or €40 can be found everywhere in the country at A1 shops, post offices, supermarkets, tobacco shops, and service stations. You can top-up online, in the "Mein A1" App or by 'dialing' *102*<voucher code>#. You can check balance online, in the "Mein A1" App or by 'dialing' *101#.

If you use the internet connection of your prepaid SIM card, you don't need a username and password to log-in to the Mein A1 online portal or the Mein A1 app.

Registration []

All SIM cards must be registered. This can be done in A1-Shops, partner stores, post offices and online for free or up to a €10 fee.

Default rates[]

  • B.Free 40
    • for data €0.40 per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

If you bought a "B.free Welcome Package" (mobile plans) you can get better rates by topping-up at least €20 *. And you would need to top-up at least €20* every three months after that to keep this rate. These are the better default rates:

  • B.Free Basic
    • for data €0.20 per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

*It has to be €20 in one transaction or one top-up voucher (e.g. €10 + €10 doesn't count).

B.free Wertkarte[]

These combo plans are valid for 28 days:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS

Activation

Others
B.free XS 1000

mins

1000

SMS

6 GB blocked 50/10

Mbit/s

€10 'JA' to 2976 no roaming

at all

B.free S 15 GB blocked €15 'JA' to 2977
B.free M 2000

mins

2000

SMS

18 GB 14 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€20 'JA' to 2978 100 mins & 100

SMS to EU

B.free L 3000

mins

3000

SMS

30 GB 20 GB €30 'JA' to 2979 150 mins & 150

SMS to EU

All packages auto-renew after 28 days or can be renewed ahead of time by re-entering the activation code. The overuse of the packages is high at €0.40 per MB.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.a1.net/handys/mehr/b-free/s/wertkarte

B.free Internet[]

These plans can be added for 28 days, 168 days (6x28 days) or 336 days (12x28 days):

Plan Data max. Speed

Down/Up

Price

(28 days)

Price

(168 days)

Price

(336 days)

Data S 8 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €10 €20 n./a.
Data L 20 GB 100/20 Mbit/s €22 n./a. €32
Data unlimited unlimited 20/5 Mbit/s €28 n./a.

Note that voice and SMS are enabled as well but at a high rate of €0.40 per minute or SMS. The overuse rate is at €0.10 per MB. Data is valid in Austria only, roaming abroad is disabled.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.a1.net/bfree-internet-wertkarte-vertrag

Data add-ons[]

These add-ons are offered for more data in Austria (roaming is blocked):

Add-On Data Price SMS

Activation

Validity
Data 1 GB 1 GB €5 "JA" to 2945

until the

end of the

billing period

Data 3 GB 3 GB €7 "JA" to 2933
Data 5 GB 5 GB €9 "JA" to 2934
Data 10 GB 10 GB €13 "JA" to 2935
Data Happy Hour unlimited €0.90 "SURF1H" to 2900 1 hour

The Data 1 GB, Data 3 GB, Data 5 GB and Data 10 GB add-ons will renew automatically, given enough credit.

The Data Happy Hour add-on can be activated as often as you want (given enough credit).

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.a1.net/bfree-zusatzoptionen-daten

EU roaming[]

EU roaming is only activated for a few combo plans. For others and all data plans of B.free Internet, it's completely blocked. Note that A1 enforces a volume-based FUP and time restrictions for roaming.

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the United Kingdom you will be charged Zone 2 fares (€1.49 per 100 KB). These are horrendous €14.90 per MB or €14,900 per GB.

There is an option to purchase 1 GB of non-EU roaming data for one week for €17.90 by sending "Woche L" to 2967. This option is valid not only in the UK (incl. Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Channel Islands), but also Switzerland and 20+ other non-EU countries in Europe as well as Latin America (list of countries here in German).

Inactivity fee[]

A1 charges an inactivity fee of €0.90 per month if you don't use your SIM for more than 12 weeks. It will only be deducted from the credit on the SIM (can't get overdrawn).

More information[]

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: a1.net Username: ppp@A1plus.at Password: ppp
  • unlimited data packages have no specific FUP in place, but A1 warns against excessive consumption causing network degradation
  • Website in German: http://www.a1.net/

Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile)[]

new Magenta T logo

Deutsche Telekom rebranded T-Mobile Austria to the Magenta brand in May 2019. The new operator is called Magenta Telekom and is considered to have the best 4G network and a good coverage within the country on GSM and UMTS, slightly behind A1 and Drei, but still on a very high level. 4G/LTE is available on band 20 (800 MHz) & band 8 (900 MHz) nationwide as well as band 3 (1800 MHz) & band 1 (2100 MHz) for smaller and bigger cities and Band 7 (2600 MHz) in bigger cities. It covers 98.7% of the population. See coverage map for details.

old T-Mobile logo

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in four versions:

  • Mobile Klax M Startpaket - for voice, SMS, and data for €10. It comes pre-loaded with the Klax M (1500 mins/SMS & 15 GB) usable for the first 28 days.
  • Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket 8GB - for data-only for €10 (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 8 GB usable for the first 28 days.
  • Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket 15GB - for data-only for €15 (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 15 GB usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax 30 Startpaket - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for €25 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax 70 Startpaket - for the Internet Klax 70 plan for €35 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax 30 Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for €74 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Alcatel HH71 stationary cat6 4G router.
  • Internet Klax 70 Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax 70 plan for €79 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Alcatel HH71 stationary cat6 4G router.

Their Mobile Klax Startpaket, Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket and Internet Klax Startpaket are sold in their stores and many agencies like Media Markt, Libro, Hartlauer, Bipa, supermarkets, etc as well as online (Mobile Klax Startpaket & (Mobile) Internet Klax Startpaket starters). The Internet Klax Startpaket + Box are sold online and in their stores (for Shop select Magenta Shops) as well as partner shops (for Shop select Partner) like Hartlauer. The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

Top-up vouchers of €10, €20 or €40 can be found everywhere in the country at Magenta stores, supermarkets, tobacco shops, service stations, etc. You can top-up online, in the "Mein Magenta" App or by 'dialing' *105*<voucher code>#. You can check balance online, in the "Mein Magenta" App or by 'dialing' *101#.

Top-up via credit card is available (once, monthly or automatic).

Registration[]

All new SIM cards need to be registered, pre-existing ones by 31/AUG/2019. This can be done in Magenta stores (locator) for free and in partner shops for up to €10. You can also use their online registration system called "Video-Identifikation" if you have an ID card or passport from one of these countries: AT, BA, CH, CZ, DE, HR, HU, IT, LI, LU, PL, RO, RS, SI, SK, TR.

Default rate[]

The default rates change depending on the starter-pack.

The default rate plan for the "Mobile Klax M Startpaket" (mobile plans) is called Mobile Klax Basic:

  • for data €0.09 per MB @ 4G+ up to 10 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

For the "Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket" (data-only plans):

  • for data €0.02 per MB @ 4G+ up to 10 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

Mobile Klax[]

These Mobile Klax plans will renew every 28 days, if not deactivated and given enough credit:

Plan Voice &

Text1

Data EU

Data1

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS

Activation

Others
Klax S 1000 mins

or SMS

8 GB blocked 20/5

Mbit/s

€10 S voice and text

roaming enabled

Klax M 1500 mins

or SMS

15 GB 10 GB 50/10

Mbit/s

€15 M
Klax L 2000 mins

or SMS

20 GB 14 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€20 L 100 mins and SMS from AT

to EU, CH, BA, RS & TR

Klax XL 3000 mins

or SMS

30 GB 20 GB 150/50

Mbit/s

€30 XL 150 mins and SMS from AT

to EU, CH, BA, RS & TR

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. All packages auto-renew for the same price after 28 days. In case of insufficient credit for the auto-renewal, the chosen plan stays active for 4 months. After 4 months you are switched to the default rate.

1 EU roaming is not available to tourists. For details the EU roaming section below.

On these Klax mobile plans you can get an additional 500 MB of data each billing cycle. This option needs to be activated manually every billing cycle in the Mein Magenta App. The additional data is only valid within Austria.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/wertkarte

Internet Klax[]

These Internet Klax plans will renew every 28 days, if not deactivated:

Plan Data max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
Internet Klax S 8 GB 20/5 Mbit/s €10 INTERNET KLAX S
Internet Klax M 18 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €18 INTERNET KLAX M
Internet Klax 30 unlimited 30/6 Mbit/s €25 by a special starter*
Internet Klax 70 unlimited 70/14 Mbit/s €35 by a special starter*

(*) See availability section.

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. These plans are voice and text enabled except for the Internet Klax 30 & Internet Klax 70 plans.

You can find the Internet Klax S & M plans on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/internet/wertkarte#/wenig-volumen

You can find the Internet Klax 30 & 70 plans on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/internet/wertkarte#/viel-volumen

Data and speed add-ons[]

These add-ons are offered for more data:

Add-On Data Price SMS Activation

(without EU Roaming)

SMS Activation

(with EU-Roaming)

Volume Boost 100 MB 100 MB €1 100 MB 100 MB EU
Volume Boost 1 GB 1 GB €4 1 GB 1 GB EU
Volume Boost 3 GB 3 GB €6 3 GB 3 GB EU
Volume Boost 5 GB 5GB €9 5 GB 5 GB EU

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. Not available for Klax Basic, Internet Klax Basic, Internet Klax 30 & Internet Klax 70. The full data amount of these add-ons is available for EU Roaming if you add them to a plan with EU Roaming (EU roaming is not available to tourists, for details the EU roaming section below.). These add-ons are valid until the end of the billing period.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/zusatzpakete/datavolumeboost

There is also an add-on for more speed: 100/50 Mbit/s at €3. It can be activated by texting "Speed" to 0676 2222. This add-on automatically renews every billing period. The increased maximum speed is only available in Austria. It can't be added to the Internet Klax 30 & Internet Klax 70 plans. You can find this add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/zusatzpakete/speedboost-wertkarte

EU roaming (roam like at home not available to tourists)[]

Roaming without surcharges in EU, EEA and UK is only available for people with a permanent residence in Austria. If you work, study or primarily life in Austria you can bring the enrollment confirmation, a long-term employment contract or declaration of main residence (= Meldezettel) to a Magenta store to get access to roam like at home. By extension this means that tourists can't use roam like at home on Magenta prepaid plans, but roaming add-ons can instead be purchased and used by tourists.

If you are eligible EU data roaming is only available on certain Mobile Klax plans while voice and SMS EU roaming is available on all Mobile Klax plans.

Roaming data for EU, EEA and UK can be added through these add-ons:

  • Travel & Surf EU Small: 2.5 GB for 24 hours at €4
  • Travel & Surf EU Large: 4.5 GB for 7 days at €8

Only available with plans with data roaming enabled.

You can find these roaming add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/zusatzpakete/travel-surf-klax#/tab-762221623-0

Roaming in Switzerland, Turkey, and other non-EU countries is available by purchasing a "Travel & Surf World" pack. There are three packs available:

  • Small: 100 MB for 24 hours at €5
  • Medium: 250 MB for 24 hours at €12
  • Large: 500 MB for 7 days at €23

You can find these roaming add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/zusatzpakete/travel-surf-klax#/tab-970895132-1/

Inactivity fee[]

Magenta charges an inactivity fee of €0.50 per month if you don't use your SIM for more than three months.

More information[]

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: internet.t-mobile.at Username: t-mobile Password: tm
  • Fair Use Policy (FUP) for unlimited data is 5 TB
  • If you need a public IP-Address use this APN: business.gprsinternet Username: t-mobile Password: tm
  • Magenta website in German: https://www.magenta.at/

Drei Austria ("3")[]

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Drei Austria (called 'drei' pronounced like 'dry' for 3) used to be the smallest network in the country until they bought Orange and merged in 2013 to become a very competitive player. 4G/LTE is on band 3 (1800 MHz) and band 1 (2100 MHz) nationwide as well as band 8 (900 MHz), band 7 (2600 MHz) & band 38 (2600 MHz TDD) in some areas and covers already 98% of population overall. 5G/NR is available on band n77/n78 (3410-3800 MHz, non-standalone), but prepaid customers can only get 5G access through some unlimited data-only plans on the cheaper Lidl-Connect brand for now (see Lidl-Connect section below). See 3 coverage map for availability details.

Their network coverage is considered to be slightly behind A1 and Magenta but still on a very high level. 3 offers domestic roaming with the "3-AT" (Magenta 2G) network. Through automatic selection, your phone will switch to this network if the connection to the home 3 network becomes weak. Even though you don't pay a surcharge for using "3-AT", roaming data is limited. So either stick to 3 network by manual selection or enable roaming data. Since March 2021 the domestic roaming has expanded to include Magenta 3G. Unlike 2G domestic roaming the carrier name doesn't change when you are on 3G domestic roaming.

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in two versions:

  • Nimm3 zum Telefonieren ohne Bindung - for voice, SMS, and data for 9.90€. It comes pre-loaded with 1,000 minutes, 1,000 SMS and 4 GB usable for the first 30 days.
  • Nimm3 zum Surfen ohne Bindung - for data for 9.90€ (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 10 GB usable for the first 30 days.

These starter packs are sold in Drei shops (shop list), as well as many agencies like Media Markt, Libro, Hartlauer, BIPA (including the Vienna Airport store), supermarkets, etc. The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

You can get an eSIM but only through a SIM swap at a Drei shop. This apply to new and existing lines since there are no eSIM starter packs as of yet. A SIM swap costs 20€. This means if you want to get a new line with an eSIM you would need to pay a total of 29,90€ (physical SIM starter + SIM swap). If you already have an active prepaid line, you just need to pay the 20€ SIM swap fee.

Top-up vouchers of 10, 20 or €40 can be found everywhere in the country at supermarkets, tobacco shops, service stations, etc. You can top-up online, in the "3 Kundenzone" App or by texting your voucher code to 31321. You can check the balance online, in the "3 Kundenzone" App or by texting "GUT" to 31321.

Top-up via credit card is available.

If you use the internet connection of your prepaid SIM card you don't need a username and password to log-in online or to the app.

Registration[]

All SIM cards need to be registered by 31/AUG/2019. This can be done in Drei Shops and at certain resellers for a fee of up to €10. With online Foto-Identifikation it's possible for at least some foreigners to register online. For this process, you need an Austrian address (like accommodation address), a device with a good cam and a reliable internet connection. You need to upload a pic of your passport and a selfie and be lucky that you will be accepted. Otherwise, you need to go to a local Drei store.

Default rate[]

Talk Klassik and Talk EU Klassik

  • for data €0.15 per MB @ 4G+ up to 10 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

Talk EU Klassik is fully enabled for EU-Roaming, while Talk Klassik is confined to Austria only.

Nimm3 Talk[]

These are their plans for 30 days:

Plan

Voice

Texts Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
Talk M 1000 mins 1000 SMS 10 GB blocked 50/20

Mbit/s

€10 no Roaming
Talk L 1500 mins 1500 SMS 15 GB blocked 100/50

Mbit/s

€15
Talk EU L 2000 mins 2000 mins 20 GB 15 GB €20 200 mins from

AT to EU

Talk EU XL 3000 mins 3000 SMS 30 GB 20 GB 150/50

Mbit/s

€30 300 mins from

AT to EU; 50 mins

from AT to TR, CH,

CN, US, CA, AU

The rate outside of the packages is at a high 0.35€ per min/SMS/MB.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.drei.at/de/shop/tarife/privat/telefonie-tarife/wertkartentarife/

Nimm3 Surf[]

This is their data-only SIM, with domestic data. Calls and texts are possible, but at high prices. Note that in some tariffs, international roaming is blocked.

These monthly plans on 4G/LTE are offered:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
Surf 8GB 8 GB blocked 30/10

Mbit/s

€10
Surf 20GB 20 GB blocked €20
Surf Flat 30 unlimited 20 GB €30
Surf Flat 50 unlimited 27 GB 50/20

Mbit/s

€40

The rate outside of the packages is also at a high €0.35 per min/SMS/MB.

3 ("Drei) also introduced Surf 365 Tage bundles, which are valid for a year but are limited to Austria:

Plan Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price

(per year)

Surf 365-Tage 3GB 3 GB 30/10 Mbit/s €10
Surf 365-Tage 6GB 6 GB €20
Surf 365-Tage 20GB 20 GB €30
Surf 365-Tage 30GB 30 GB 50/20 Mbit/s €40

The rate outside of the packages is at a high €0.35 per min/SMS/MB.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.drei.at/de/shop/tarife/privat/internet-tarife/internet-wertkarte/

Data add-ons[]

These data add-ons called Zusatzpakete can be activated for extra data:

Add-On Data Price Activation Others
Schutzengel 2GB 2 GB €5 Ja Daten Only available when Drei Schutzengel is enabled

in the 3 Kundenzone (= 3 customer zone);

all 2GB EU Roaming enabled; up 10x per 30 days

Internet 3 GB 3 GB €5 Daten3 only national data

(even with roaming enabled plans)

Internet 8 GB 8 GB €10 Daten8
EU Internet 5 GB 5 GB €10 EU Daten only for Talk EU and Surf Flat plans
EU-Roaming Data 10GB 10 GB €15 - only available online

for Surf Flat plans

EU-Roaming Data 20GB 20 GB €20 -

Activation is by texting code to 4040. The max. speed of add-ons depends on the max. speed of the base plan.

In order to be able to activate a Schutzengel 2GB data add-on the "Drei Schutzengel SMS" option needs to be enabled in the 3 Kundenzone (= 3 customer zone) under "Einstellungen" (= Settings) -> "Anrufeinstellung" (= Call Settings). With this Option enabled you will receive a text when less than 20% of the minutes, texts or data included in your plan are remaining. The all the data of this add-on EU roaming enabled. The add-on is only available on the Talk, Talk EU, and Surf Flat plans.

You can find more information about Drei Schutzengel and the Schutzengel add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.drei.at/de/shop/wertkarte/drei-schutzengel-wertkarte/

You can find the other add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.drei.at/de/shop/wertkarte/zusatzpakete/

EU roaming[]

Some of the plans are completely blocked for roaming, while others are not. For the Talk plans, only those with "EU" in the name allow EU roaming and for the Surf plans only the unlimited plans allow EU roaming.

All Drei prepaid packages with roaming enabled still treat the UK as part of its EU-Roaming-Zone (although this may change) ever since new Drei postpaid plans purchased after 04/NOV/2021 no longer do so; higher-tier postpaid plans now only include the UK as part of its heavily capped non-EU (i.e. including Switzerland, Turkey and USA) data roaming allowance. Drei treats the Channel Islands as "EU-zone" for voice and SMS only. Data is charged at excessive €15 per MB there.

Drei is known to employ a time-based FUP against permanent roaming in the EU. This means that you will receive a SMS after 3 months of roaming to prove stable links to Austria or face surcharges from the 4th month. This seems not to apply to their standard EU Klassik tariff.

More information[]

  • Tethering is allowed
  • APN: drei.at
  • Fair Use Policy (FUP) for unlimited data is 5 TB (1 TB for plans purchased before 2020)
  • You can switch between plans however this may require a trip to a Drei Shop if your online account does not have the option to change tariffs online.
  • If you need a public IP-Address you need to enable the "Open Internet" option in the 3 Kundenzone (= 3 customer zone) under "Einstellungen" (= Settings) -> "Datendienste und Roaming" (= Dataservices and Roaming).
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that some phones use region specific firmware which doesn't include VoLTE or VoWiFi support for Austria.
  • Website in German: http://www.drei.at

Yesss! (by A1)[]

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Yesss! is a brand of A1 and operates on the A1 network on 2G, 3G and since 2016 on 4G/LTE for all prepaid plans. It uses their good IP backbone but behaves differently when roaming.

Availability[]

Yesss! starter sets are sold for €1.99 as a triple SIM (standard, micro & nano). They contain 100 units as domestic minutes, SMS, or MB data, and 15 mins to customer support and are usable within 15 days after activation.

Yesss! SIMs can be purchased online to be sent to an Austrian postal address. Yesss! starter packs are available in stores of the Rewe Group (Billa, Billa Plus, BIPA, etc) as well as Libro stores, in post offices and in some service stations, too.

It's also available as an eSIM card for eligible devices. You can currently order a new eSIM only with the default rate plan, one of the mobile plans or one ot the special mobile plans. If you want an eSIM with a data-only plan, you can order one with the default rate plan and then switch to a data-only plan. The eSIM will be delivered via email.

The minimum online top-up amount is €10 ; larger amounts are in €1 increments up to €100. This applies to both www.yesss.at and onlineaufladen.at. Top-up vouchers are available with €10 and €20 amounts at 15,000 stores across the country. You can top-up online, in the yesss! App or by texting "LB <your voucher code>" to 810820. You can check the balance online, in the yesss! App or by texting "gut" to 810820.

Top-up via credit card (Visa & Mastercard) is available (once, monthly or automatic).

Wertkarte vs Vertrag

All yesss! plans are available in both prepaid and postpaid options.

If you order a physical or eSIM online make sure to order a "Wertkarte" (=prepaid) rather than a "Vertrag" (postpaid) to avoid the need to cancel a subscription.

All starter sets available in a store are prepaid by default.

Registration[]

For registration go online and choose the Foto-Identverfahren. You need to have a camera and a reliable internet connection and make a pic of your passport and a selfie during the process. Alternatively, you can also do it with your passport in post offices, A1 shops, and other stores (a fee may be charged).

Default rate[]

yesss! classic

  • for data €0.009 per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans[]

These 30-day packages are available:

Plan Voice &

Texts

Data EU

Data

max. Data

Rollover

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
Austria 1000 mins

or SMS

10 GB blocked up to

30 GB

50/10 Mbit/s €8.49 voice and text

roaming enabled

Complete L 1500 mins

or SMS

20 GB 6.7 GB up to

40 GB

100/50

Mbit/s

€9.99 annual option with twelve

30-day packs for €109.89

Complete XL 35 GB 10 GB up to

70 GB

150/50

Mbit/s

€14.99 annual option with twelve

30-day packs for €159,88

*Special Promotion

Data Rollover will save unused mobile Data for use in the following months. Rollover data will be used after using up the included monthly data. While you use Rollover-Data EU-Data-Roaming will be charged separately. If you switch plans Rollover-Data will be lost.

When the included data and Rollover-Data has been used up a 1 GB booster for €3.90 will be activated automatically (given enough credit).

These plans renew automatically (given enough credit).

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/tarife

Special mobile plans

These 30-day packages are available online only:

Plan Voice &

Texts

Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
Complete M 1100 mins

or SMS

5 GB 4.8 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€7.19
Complete Pro 1500 mins

or SMS

10 GB 6.3 GB €9.19
Complete XL+ 2000 mins

or SMS

30 GB 6.6 GB €9.85

These plans are available online only with a new physical SIM or a new eSIM. You can't switch to these plans with an existing SIM.

The plans are offered in partnership with the local cellular and internet plan comparison website tarife.at.

Compared to the regular mobile plans these plans do not offer Data-Rollover.

When the included data has been used up a 1 GB booster for €3.90 will be activated automatically (given enough credit).

These plans renew automatically (given enough credit).

Due to the partnership with tarife.at you need to go through the following page in order to see the plans on the yesss! website: https://www.tarife.at/details/redirect?target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yesss.at%2Fspezialtarife

Data-only plans[]

These are their 30-day data plans:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
unlimited unlimited blocked 30/8 Mbit/s €19.99
unlimited+ 50/10 Mbit/s €28.99

These plans renew automatically (given enough credit).

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/shop/internet

Data add-ons (30 days)[]

They offer these 30-day data add-ons:

Add-on Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €4.00
5 GB 5 GB 4 GB 100/50 Mbit/s €5.99
9 GB 9 GB 6.7 GB 150/50 Mbit/s €9.99

You can also add these data add-ons to their mobile plans, special mobile plans and default rate plan for more data, but keep in mind that they renew automatically (given enough credit).

For more data, you can manually get the same amount of data again for the same price.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/tarifuebersicht/datenpakete

Other Data add-ons[]

Add-on Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Validity
Night Flat unlimited 2 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€2.99 from 10:00 pm till the next day at 6:00 am
Weekend Flat 2.7 GB €3.99 from Saturday 12:00 am till Sunday 11:59 pm

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/tarifuebersicht/datenpakete

You may not be able to fully utilize these add-ons due to the power saving on the A1 network.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/tarifuebersicht/datenpakete

International roaming (data roaming must be enabled first before usage)[]

Yesss! adopts "roam like at home" within the EU, but data roaming is disabled by default. You have to enable data roaming before you can use it by sending SMS with 'roaming daten ein' to 810820 (or +43 681 810820 if you are already outside Austria). Alternatively, you can enable data roaming in the yesss! Kontomanager (online or App).

Note that the unlimited & unlimited+ plans are blocked from international roaming.

The roaming add-on called 'Roaming 100' gives you 100 units for minutes, SMS and MB for traveling to Switzerland, Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey, USA and Canada, and can be automatically renewed up to 5 times when the volume is used up. The roaming package costs €14.99 valid for 30 days, and if the user wants to extend it in time, he needs to renew it manually. You can find this roaming add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/tarifoptionen/roaming100

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More info[]

bob (by A1)[]

Bob logo.jpg

Bob is a brand of A1 and operates on the A1 network in 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE.

Availability[]

Bob starter packs are available for €9.90 at post offices, Media Markt, Libro or Lidl and online sent to an Austrian postal address with the same credit. Standard SIM, micro SIM, and nano SIM are available. Two different starters are sold:

  • Sprich mit bob - speak with Bob for voice, data, and SMS
  • Surf mit bob - surf with Bob for data only

All their plans now include 4G/LTE. For registration check the A1 section.

sprich mit bob (talk with bob)[]

On Sprich mit Bob SIMs you will be on the minibob plan:

  • for data €0.15 per MB @ 4G+ up to 21 Mbit/s down and 5 Mbit/s up

No other option is offered for the voice and data prepaid SIMs. Roaming is enabled.

You can find this plan on the following page (in German): https://www.bob.at/sprachtarife-wertkarte/minibob/

surf mit bob (surf with bob)[]

For data-only you need a starter called Surf mit bob which comes with three monthly options:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
gigabob S none enabled 50/10

Mbit/s

€5 per 1 GB
gigabob M 4 GB 4 GB €5.90
gigabob L 9 GB 6 GB €9.90

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.bob.at/breitbandtarife-wertkarte/

EU Roaming[]

Bob applies "roam like at home" in the EU at domestic rates up to a certain defined data limit (see EU cap above) in their data plans only.

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 2 fares.

More information[]

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: "bob.at" Username: "data@bob.at" Password: "ppp"
  • Website in German: https://www.bob.at/

HoT (Hofer Telekom) [on Magenta and 3 "Drei"][]

Hot.jpg

Hofer (the Austrian branch of Aldi discounter stores) started its own MVNO with the MVNE-company ventocom in 2015. Hot uses the network of Magenta (formerly known as T-Mobile) in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE for their default and mobile plans and as of October 2020 the network of 3 "Drei" in 3G and 4G/LTE for their data-only plan. It has become the most successful MVNO in the country so far.

Availability[]

Five different starter packs are available:

  • HoT SIM-Karte für Sprach- und Datentarife - this is the starter for the plans and add-ons on the Magenta network and can be purchased online to be sent to an Austrian address or at all Hofer supermarkets (Hofer Store Locator) for €1.99 without any credit
  • HoT SIM-Karte für Mobiles Internet - this is the starter for the plan on the 3 "Drei" network and can be purchased online to be sent to an Austrian address for 1.99€ without any credit or at all Hofer supermarkets (Hofer Store Locator) for €19.90 with 30 days of service
  • HoT W-Lan Router ZTE MF286R - this is the starter for the plan on the 3 "Drei" network with a ZTE MF286R Cat 6 router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €69.99 with 30 days of service
  • HoT W-Lan Router Beafon R281A - this is the starter for the plan on the 3 "Drei" network with a Beafon R281A Cat 6 router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €69.99 with 30 days of service
  • HoT W-Lan Router Alcatel HH72 - this is the starter for the plan on the 3 "Drei" network with a Alcatel HH72 Cat 7 router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €79.99 with 30 days of service

The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

You can also get an eSIM card for plans on the Magenta network. A new eSIM can be purchased online for €1.99. Existing customers can switch to an eSIM online or in the App for 1.99€. Here is a list with eligible devices.

Top-ups can be done by purchasing "Ladebons" (= vouchers) of €10 or €20 at Hofer stores. Your phone number (like 0677....) needs to be entered twice followed by the PIN code of the voucher online here for a recharge. You can get the balance of your account by texting "GUTHABEN" to 6700, by "calling" *101#, or use Mein HoT (online or App).

Top-up via credit card (Master, Visa, Diners Club & American Express) or even a PayPal account is available. You can to top-up directly online here: click on "mit Kreditkarte, Online Banking, PayPal". Automatic top-up is also available.

Registration[]

You should register your SIM card at the point of purchase in the Hofer branch by showing your passport as online registration may be tricky and not all documents are accepted that way.

For online registration the following documents are accepted:

  • a passport from any country,
  • an ID card (debit/credit card sized) from AL, AT, BA, BE, BG, CH, CZ, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MD, ME, MK, NL, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, TR & UA
  • a drivers license (debit/credit card sized) from AT, BA, CH, CZ, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, NL, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, SK & UK

Default rate (on the Magenta network)[]

hot flex

  • for data 0.9c per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans (on the Magenta network)[]

They offer four plans with data valid for 30 days:

Plan Voice &

Texts

Data EU

Data

Data-

reserve

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
HoT Smart mini €0.039

per min

or SMS

500 MB blocked none 150/50

Mbit/s

€1.90 no roaming

at all

HoT Smart 7,000 MB 4,000 MB €5.90
Hot Fix 1000 mins

or SMS

20,000 MB 6,600 MB €9.90
Hot Fix Mega 17,000 MB 10,000 MB 18,000 MB €14.90

Voice and SMS allowances can be mixed.

Datareserve can be activated for free once a month online, in the App or via SMS. Datareserve data can't be used for EU-Data-Roaming. When using EU-Data-Roaming while the Datareserve is active you will be charged 0.0042€ per MB.

When the included data of the pack is used up, you will be charged the default data rate (see Default rates) or buy a data add-on (see Data and speed add-ons).

And they offer one plan with data valid for 365 days:

Plan Voice &

Texts

Data EU

Data

Data-

reserve

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
HoT Smart Control €0.039

per min

or SMS

10,000 MB blocked none 150/50

Mbit/s

€19.90 no roaming

at all

When the included data of the pack is used up, you will be charged the default data rate (see Default rates).

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.hot.at/tarife.html

Data-plans (on the 3 "Drei" network)[]

They offer one package with data valid for 30 days:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
HoT surf

unlimited

unlimited blocked 40/10

Mbit/s

€19.90

For the HoT surf unlimited you need a new SIM-card, which can only be used with this plan for now. For the availability of SIM-cards for plans on the 3 "Drei" network see the availability section.

You can find this plan on the following page (in German): https://www.hot.at/tarife.html

Data and speed add-ons (only for plans on the Magenta network)[]

There are two data add-ons available:

Addon Data EU

Data

Price
Refill-Paket Daten 500 MB

for HoT smart mini

500 MB none €1.90
Refill-Paket Daten 5,000 MB

for HoT fix, HoT fix Mega or HoT smart

5,000 MB 4,600 MB €6.90
Refill-Paket Daten 10,000 MB

for HoT fix, HoT fix Mega or HoT smart

10,000 MB 5,950 MB €8.90
Refill-Paket Daten 10.000 MB

for HoT smart Control

10,000 MB none €9.90

These addons are valid for the rest of the billing period and don't renew automatically.

There is also an add-on for more speed: 200/50 Mbit/s at €2. This add-on is only available while on a HoT flex, HoT smart mini, HoT smart, HoT fix, or HoT fix mega plan.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.hot.at/tarife.html

EU roaming[]

Roaming without surcharges is available in the EU, EEA and UK on all of the plans except for the surf unlimited plan, the Smart mini and the Smart Control plan. But, HoT applies a strict 4-months limit for permanent roaming at domestic rates. Additionally, when roaming in some countries the service may be limited to 3G instead of 4G/LTE.

For light users, their per-MB rate is still one of the lowest in Europe. To the default domestic rate of 0.9c per MB, a surcharge of 0.72c/MB may be added, making it 1.62c/MB in EU roaming without further restrictions.

More information[]

  • for some devices, you must enable data roaming as this MVNO may be recognised as a roaming network. When you have data roaming enabled be careful near the Swiss border as Swiss roaming is charged at €15.36 per MB (!!!). So better make a manual network selection and lock it on Hot or Magenta.
  • on some older devices "tele.ring" not HoT, T-Mobile or Magenta is shown as network ID
  • tethering is allowed
  • Apple iOS users may have to download a profile for tethering from here: http://www.hot.at/config/faqs/HoT_APN_iOS.mobileconfig
  • APN: webaut
  • Website in German: http://www.hot.at
  • Some information in English: https://www.hot.at/hot-info-english.html

eety (by 3 "Drei")[]

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Eety was taken over from the former Orange Austria by Drei (3) in 2015 and relaunched on its network on 2G/3G and since 2016 also on 4G/LTE.

Availability[]

Eety SIM cards are available in many stores, gas stations and supermarkets in Austria like Billa & Billa Plus (store locator), BIPA (store locator) and Pagro Diskont (store locator) and some other shops (full store locator). It comes as hybrid in all three sizes either for €1.99 without credit or for €2.99 with €1 credit preloaded. In addition they sometimes set up temporary stands in front of MediaMarkt stores and sell SIMs for €8 with €10 credit preloaded. You can also order starter packs online and pay by credit card, but they will only be delivered to Austrian and German postal addresses without a surcharge.

Registration can be done in over 400 partner shops (full list) by showing foreign ID documents too. For online registration, some (mostly European) passports are accepted when you choose Foto-Identifikation.

Top-ups are available online at www.onlineaufladen.at/ or by vouchers offline sold for 10€ and 20€ in many supermarkets, kiosks ('Trafiken'), stores and service stations (list). To top-up by voucher type *147*<voucher code># <call>. To check balance type *149#

Default rate[]

eety Basis

  • for data €0.009023 per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

Note, that you can't switch back from another plan to this plan.

Mobile plans[]

These plans are valid for 30 days and will auto-renew given enough credit:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation

Number

Top 1000 mins 500 SMS 15 GB 10 GB 50/10

Mbit/s

€9.90 *151*1125#
Connect L 500 mins

+ intl. mins

150 SMS 12 GB 6.7 GB €9.99 *151*1145#
Connect XL 800 mins* 500 SMS 16 GB blocked €14.90 *151*1130#
Star 1000 mins 1000 SMS 30 GB blocked €13.90 *151*1128#

(*) = these minutes can be used for domestic calls and calls to 27 countries (calls to some countries will count one actual minute as five minutes).

Note that the Star and Connect XL can't be used for roaming outside Austria.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.eety.at/kategorien/tarife/telefonieren/

Data-only plan[]

This data plan is valid for 30 days and will auto-renew given enough credit:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation

Number

Flat unlimited blocked 30/10 Mbit/s €19.99 *151*1139#

You can find this plan on the following page (in German): https://www.eety.at/kategorien/tarife/surfen/

Data add-ons[]

Having used up your included data, you can add a data addon:

Add-On Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation Number

(plan with roaming)

Activation Number

(plan without roaming)

DATA 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB 50/10

Mbit/s

€4.90 *151*1122# *151*1147#
DATA 6 GB 6 GB 5,3 GB €6.90 *151*1123# *151*1148#
DATA 10 GB 10 GB 6 GB €8.90 *151*1149# *151*1150#
DATA 20 GB 20 GB 8.6 GB €12.90 *151*1151# *151*1152#

Dataroaming on these data add-ons is only enabled if your base plan supports roaming.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.eety.at/kategorien/tarife/zusatzpakete/

EU roaming[]

Eety applies "roam like at home" in the EU on some plans for calls, texts and data (EU data limit shown in the tables above). On the Basis plan you can roam at 0.9023c/MB restricted to 7 Mbit/s on 3G. After 4 months of continuous roaming, a surcharge of 0.72c/MB may be applied.

From 01/JAN/2022 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More info[]

S-Budget Mobile (by Magenta)[]

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S-Budget Mobile is the mobile brand of the SPAR supermarket group in collaboration with Magenta Telekom. It operates on the network of Magenta in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in two versions:

  • S-BUDGET MOBILE Startpaket - This starter comes without any credit and is available exclusively in all SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR markets (locator) for €1.99 and online to be sent to an Austrian address for free.
  • S-BUDGET MOBILE WLAN-ROUTER-BOX UNLIMITED INTERNET - This starter for €69.90 comes with the ZTE MF286R stationary Cat 6 Router as well as a SIM card preloaded with the Unlimited Internet plan for the first 30 days This starter is available exclusively in all INTERSPAR markets (locator) and online to be sent to an Austrian address. For online orders the shipping costs is €3.90.

The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

Top-ups vouchers of 10, 15 and €20 are available in all SPAR outlets and online in the Interspar online shop where you can pay with credit card or PayPal and get the voucher code via e-mail (no shipping charges here). To top-up type *104*<voucher code>#. To check credit, type *102#, to check validity *103#.

Registration[]

In store registration is only available at INTERSPAR markets. You can register online by taking a picture of you and your passport.

Default rate[]

BASIC

  • for data 0.9c per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans[]

You can choose from these 30-day packs:

Plan Voice &

Texts1

Data EU

Data1

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
TARIF S 1000 mins

or SMS

8 GB 7 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€7.90 TARIF S
TARIF M 20 GB 9 GB €9.90 TARIF M
TARIF L 1500 mins

or SMS

35 GB 13 GB €14.90 TARIF L

Activation is by texting code to 20771 or through the online portal. All overuse is the rate of the BASIC plan. Plans auto-renew after 30 days (given enough credit). To stop text "STOP <plan name>" to 20771.

1 EU roaming is not available to tourists. For details the EU roaming section below.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.s-budget-mobile.at/home

Data-only plan[]

This 30-day data-only plan is offered:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
UNLIMITED INTERNET unlimited blocked 40/10

Mbit/s

€19.90 only available with a special starter

(see availability section)

Plan auto-renews after 30 days (given enough credit).

You can find the UNLIMITED INTERNET plan on the following page (in German): https://www.s-budget-mobile.at/internet

Data add-ons[]

A couple of data add-ons are offered:

Addon Data Price SMS Activation
DATEN S 1 GB €3.90 DATEN S
DATEN M 3 GB €6.90 DATEN M
DATEN L 10 GB €8.90 DATEN L

Activation is by texting code to 20771 or through the online portal. These add-ons can't be added to the BASIC plan. Add-ons are valid for 28 days.

These add-ons can be used for EU-Data-Roaming when paired with an EU-Data-Roaming capable plan. EU roaming is not available to tourists. For details the EU roaming section below.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.s-budget-mobile.at/zusatzpakete

There is also an add-on for more speed: 150/50 Mbit/s for €2 every 28 days. Activation is by texting "SPEED 150" to 20771 or through the online portal. This add-on can't be added to the UNLIMITED INTERNET plan

EU roaming (roam like at home not available to tourists)[]

Roaming without surcharges in EU, EEA and UK is only available for people with a permanent residence in Austria. If you work, study or primarily life in Austria you can bring the enrollment confirmation, a long-term employment contract or declaration of main residence (=Meldezettel) to a Magenta store to get access to roam like at home. By extension this means that tourists can't use roam like at home on S-Budget Mobile, but roaming add-ons can be used by tourists.

If you are eligible, EU roaming is available on all plans except the UNLIMITED SURF plan.

Roaming data for EU, EEA and UK can be added through these add-ons:

  • Data S+: 1 GB for 24 hours at €2.40
  • Data M+: 5 GB for 7 days at €8.90

Not available when on the UNLIMITED SURF plan.

Roaming in Switzerland, Turkey, and other non-EU countries is available by purchasing a "DATEN WELT" add-on. There three are add-ons available:

  • DATEN WELT S: 100 MB for 24 hours at €4.90
  • DATEN WELT M: 250 MB for 24 hours at €11.90
  • DATEN WELT L: 500 MB for 7 days at €22.90

Only available while on a TARIF S, TARIF M or TARIF L plan.

You can find these roaming add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.s-budget-mobile.at/zusatzpakete

More info[]

spusu (on 3 "Drei")[]

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Spusu is a brand of the MVNO Mass Response which started its' service on the 2G/3G Drei network in 2015. It previously couldn't be listed as their SIM cards were available online only. In 2016 things changed: 4G/LTE was added and offline sales in some shops began.

4G on band 38 (2600 MHz TDD) is available to spusu customers, but your device needs to support another 4G band as well. This is because a connection to another band needs to be established first, before the network can move your device to band 38.

Since the middle of September 2021 4G on band 8 (900 MHz) is also available to spusu customers. But domestic roaming on Magenta 3G is still unavailable.

Availability[]

Their starter pack (called "Spusu Wertkarte") is available online to be sent to an Austrian address and since 2017 in more than 1000 tobacconists (called Trafiken) countrywide. It's sold at €20 including the same credit and can be registered there. It's also available as eSIM card for eligible devices.

You can top-up with vouchers of 10, 20, 30 and €50 sold in these tobacconists, by bank transfer (SEPA-account required), by credit card or Paysafecard online. You will be awarded a free 2 GB bonus at the first top-up.

Default rate[]

They don't sell any prepaid packages for voice, text or data, but offer a very cheap default rate called spusu Wertkarte.

  • for data 0.4c per MB (that's equal to low €4 per GB, billing is in 1 kB increments) @ 4G+ up to the network's limit

You can find this plan on the following page (in German): https://www.spusu.at/spusuwertkarte

EU roaming[]

EU Roaming is available for the same 0.4c per MB in all of the EU, EEA and the UK.

Inactivity fee[]

spusu charges an inactivity fee of €2 per month, if you don't top up your SIM with at least €10 every 12 months. When the balance is depleted the SIM will be shut off.

More info[]

Ge org! (by A1)[]

Ge org! is the mobile brand of the electronic market chain Media Markt. Ge org! uses the network of A1 (2G, 3G and 4G/LTE) and the portfolio is very similar to yesss! (see above).

Availability[]

Ge org! is still exclusively sold by Media Markt.

Ge org! SIM cards are sold for €1.99 as

  • Ge org! Telefonieren with 100 units (as mins, SMS or MB) for voice, text, and data
  • Ge org! Internet with 1 GB credit

Here you can check the availability of Ge org! SIM cards at Media Markt by using the "Markt ändern" button and entering a zip code or city:

If it is not available in the respective store it can be ordered to any store or Austrian postal address. It can be paid and registered in the store when collecting it or with PayPal and credit cards.

It's also available as an eSIM card for eligible devices. You can currently order a new eSIM only with the default rate plan or one of the mobile plans. If you want an eSIM with a data-only plan, you can order one with the default rate plan and then switch to a data-only plan. The eSIM will be delivered via email.

To top-up, you can use vouchers sold at Media Markt of 10, 20 or €50 or by credit card in your online account called Kundencenter.

Wertkarte vs Vertrag[]

All ge org! plans are available in both prepaid and postpaid options.

If you order a physical or eSIM online make sure to order a "Wertkarte" (=prepaid) rather than a "Vertrag" (postpaid) to avoid the need to cancel a subscription.

All starter sets available in a store are prepaid by default.

Default rate[]

ge org! basic

  • for data 0.9c per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans[]

These 30-day packages are available, all open to 4G/LTE:

Plan Voice &

Texts

Data EU

Data

max. Data

Rollover

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Others
dahoam 1000 mins

or SMS

10 GB blocked 30 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €8.49 voice and text

roaming enabled

smart 1500 mins

or SMS

20 GB 6.7 GB 40 GB 100/50 Mbit/s €9.99
smart pro 35 GB 10 GB 70 GB 150/50 Mbit/s €14.99 annual option with twelve

30-day packs for €159.88

Data Rollover will save unused mobile data for use in the following months. Rollover data will be used after using up the included monthly data. While you use Rollover-Data EU-Data-Roaming will be charged separately. If you switch plans Rollover-Data will be lost.

When the included data and Rollover-Data is used up a 1 GB booster for €3.90 will be activated automatically (given enough credit).

To activate or change your plan use their app or go to your online account.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/mobiltarife

Data-only plans[]

This is their data-only SIM with these 30-day plans:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
surf 5 5 GB 4 GB 100/50 Mbit/s €5.99
surf 10 10 GB 6.7 GB 150/50 Mbit/s €9.99
unlimited unlimited blocked 30/8 Mbit/s €19.99
unlimited pro blocked 50/10 Mbit/s €28.99

For more data, a 1 GB booster can be added for €3.90 as often as you like (valid in the EU too). The 1 GB booster can't be added to the unlimited and unlimited pro plans. This offer will be texted to you when the base package is depleted.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/internettarife

Data add-ons (30 days)[]

They offer these 30-day data addons:

Addon Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
1 GB Datenpaket 1 GB 1 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €4.00
5 GB Datenpaket 5 GB 4 GB 100/50 Mbit/s €5.99
10 GB Datenpaket 10 GB 6.7 GB 150/50 Mbit/s €9.99

These add-ons automatically renew every billing period (given enough credit).

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/mobiltarife

Other Data add-ons[]

Addon Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Validity
Night Flat unlimited 2 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€2.99 10:00 pm till the next day at 6:00 am
Weekend Flat 2.7 GB €3.99 Saturday 12:00 am till Sunday 11:59 pm

You may not be able to fully utilize these add-ons due to the power saving on the A1 network.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/mobiltarife

EU roaming[]

International roaming at domestic rates is capped for each data plan at the volumes given above.

Note that EU roaming is disabled on the unlimited and unlimited pro data plans.

Note that data roaming is disabled on the Ge org! dahoam plan (voice and text roaming is enabled).

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the United Kingdom you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More info[]

yooopi! (by A1)[]

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Yooopi! is a brand of Alpinacom GmbH in collaboration with A1 using the MVNE infrastructure of Yesss! and the network of A1 on 2G, 3G, and 4G.

Availability[]

Yooopi! SIMs can be purchased online for free to be sent to an Austrian postal address. Yooopi! starter packs are available in Trafiken (= official tobacco stores), "handy"- and call shops where they can be registered as well.

Top-ups are available at service stations like OMV, Shell, Emi or BP or supermarkets of the Spar group. To top up, type *122*<voucher code>#, check the balance by *121#, check package by *123#. Management is possible by app or on your online account called Kontenmanager.

Default rate[]

yooopi! Wertkarte 5 Cent

  • for data 0.9c € per MB @ 4G+ up to 7.2 Mbit/s down and 3 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans:[]

You can activate all packages by the appropriate Ladebon (top-up voucher) or by SMS to 810820. These options are valid for 28 days:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
Austria M 1000 mins

or SMS

15 GB 6.7 GB 50/10

Mbit/s

€9.99 1111
Austria L 2000 mins 200 SMS 30 GB 9.3 GB €13.90 1112
All in One M 500 mins

max 800 intl mins*

150 SMS 10 GB 6.4 GB 21/6

Mbit/s

€9.50 1117
All in One L 700 mins

(AT and intl²)

500 SMS 25 GB 10 GB €14.90 1113

Activation is by texting code to 810 820.

*These minutes can be used for calls to all EU and 40+ additional countries (there are minute caps per country for fixed and mobile lines).

²These minutes can be used for calls to AT, EU counties and 15 additional counties (for calls to some counties minutes to mobile lines are restricted to 100 mins)

All these packages auto-renew after 28 days, if not stopped by the activation command and adding 'aus' (example: '1120 aus').

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.yooopi.at/tarife-produkte/#tarife-austria

Data-only plans[]

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
Data S 1 GB 1 GB 21/6 Mbit/s €4.00 1119
Data M 15 GB blocked 50/10 Mbit/s €10.00 1114
Data U unlimited blocked 30/8 Mbit/s €19.99 1125

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. All these packages auto-renew after 28 days, if not stopped by the activation command and adding 'aus' (example: '1120 aus').

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.yooopi.at/tarife-produkte/#tarife-datau

EU roaming []

Data in EU roaming is capped according to the quotas mentioned on the plans above or disabled.

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the United Kingdom you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More info[]

wowww! (by A1)[]

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Wowww! is a brand of ICC Calling Cards GmbH in collaboration with A1 using the MVNE infrastructure of Yesss! and the network of A1 in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. Their portfolio is very similar to yooopi! It has the same portfolio with slightly different activation codes. Simply replace the first 1 of yooopi! with 2.

Availability[]

Wowww! SIMs can be purchased online for free to be sent to an Austrian postal address. Wowww! starter packs and top-ups are available at service stations like Shell, Jet or Esso, in tobacco stores, electronic markets like EP or Expert or post offices. SIM Card is given out in all 3 sizes. There are also two Wowww!-branded SIM card stores at Vienna Airport that sell very overpriced Wowww! SIM cards with excessive €40 on-the-spot registration charge.

Their vouchers of 5, 10, 20 or €40 never expire. Top-ups and SIM management like credit check is done by app or on your online account called Kontomanager. You can also Top-Up by calling 810820 free of charge and following the instructions. When you call first, instructions will be given in German. To switch to other languages, press "2" and you will be redirected to a selection of multiple languages, including English.

Default rate[]

wowww! Wertkarte 5 Cent

  • for data 0.9c per MB @ 4G+ up to 7.2 Mbit/s down and 3 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans[]

These packages are offered on 4G/LTE for 28 days:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
Austria

L

1000 mins

or SMS

15 GB 6.7 GB 50/10

Mbit/s

€9.99 2111
Austria

XL

2000 mins 200 SMS 30 GB 9.3 GB €13.90 2112
All in One M 500 mins

max 800 intl mins*

150 SMS 10 GB 6.4 GB 21/6

Mbit/s

€9.50 2117
All in One L 700 mins

(AT & intl)²

500 SMS 25 GB 10 GB €14.90 2113

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. All packages auto-renew. To stop text <code> aus to 810820.

*These minutes can be used for calls to all EU and 40+ additional countries (there are minute caps per country for fixed and mobile lines).

²These minutes can be used for calls to AT, EU counties and 15 additional counties (for calls to some counties minutes to mobile lines are restricted to 100 mins)

You can find the Austria plans on the following page (in German): https://wowww.at/tarife/wowww-austria.html

You can find the All in One plans on the following page (in German): https://wowww.at/tarife/wowww-all-in-one.html

Data-only plans[]

These data plans are offered on up to 4G/LTE for 28 days:

Plan Data max. Speed

Down/Up

Price SMS Activation
S-Data 1 GB 21/6 Mbit/s €4.00 none
L-Data 15 GB 50/10 Mbit/s €10.00 2114
XL-Data unlimited 30/8 Mbit/s €19.99 2115
XXL-Data unlimited 50/10 Mbit/s €24.99 2116

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. All packages auto-renew. To stop text <code> aus to 810820.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://wowww.at/tarife/wowww-internet.html

EU roaming[]

Wowww! applies the strict FUP given out in EU roaming at the domestic rate.

From 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the United Kingdom you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More info[]

Lyca Mobile (on A1)[]

new logo

The UK-based MVNO Lyca Mobile, formerly written as Lycamobile, started in 2013 in the Austrian market. It uses the network of A1 in 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE.

Availability[]

Lyca Mobile's prepaid SIM card can be purchased in their own outlets (locator: check 'SIM') or online to be sent to an Austrian postal address for free. They are given out in all three sizes but don't have credit on it and you need to make a top-up. Some shops give the SIM out for free. There should be a little box where you can take them. Other vendors only give them out when buying a product at their shop (often take out restaurants). If they don't give them free, try another location. Be sure to register your SIM there for activation.

You can top-up online by using an international Visa or MasterCard with a secure code or in many shops (locator: check 'top up') by vouchers or direct top-up.

old logo

Default rate[]

  • for data €0.09 per MB @ 4G+. There is also an unusual connection charge of 12c per voice connection.

Mobile bundles[]

These 30-day combo packages are sold:

Combo bundle Voice Texts Data EU

Data

Price Activation Number
National XS 300 mins +

100 mins to Lyca Ukraine & Kyivstar +

25 mins to all other Ukrainian networks

300 SMS 1 GB 1 GB €4.90 *139*1100#
National S 3000 mins +

100 mins to Lyca Ukraine & Kyivstar +

25 mins to all other Ukrainian networks

3000 SMS 15 GB 7 GB €9.90 *139*1200#
National M 20 GB 8 GB €11.90 *139*1500#
National L unlimited mins +

100 mins to Lyca Ukraine & Kyivstar +

25 mins to all other Ukrainian networks

unlimited SMS 40 GB 10 GB €14.90 *139*3000#
Global Plus S 500 national mins +

1000 intl mins (inkl. Lyca Ukraine &

Kyivstar), 25 mins to all other

Ukrainian networks +

unlimited on-net mins¹

150 SMS 5 GB 5 GB €9.90 *139*514#
EU Plus 1000 national/intl mins none 25 GB 10 GB €15.00 *139*525#
All in One M unlimited national mins +

500/100 intl mins

unlimited SMS 50 GB 13.5 GB €19.90 *139*519#

¹ Only unlimited between Lyca Mobile customers.

All packages auto-renew after one month if you have enough credit. To stop, call customer service on 322. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

Data-only bundles[]

These domestic data bundles are all valid for 30 days in Austria (and for EU roaming up to said specified limit):

Data

bundle

Data EU

Data

Price Activation Number
Data S 500 MB 500 MB €2.90 *139*30300#
Data M 1 GB 1 GB €3.90 *139*30500#
Data L 3 GB 3 GB €4.90 *139*301024#
Data XL 15 GB 7 GB €9.90 *139*303072#

All packages auto-renew after one month if you have enough credit. To stop, call customer service on 322. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

EU roaming []

Lyca Mobile offers its bundles for roaming in the EU/EEA and the UK up to the specified FUP limit or at the default rate of €0.09 per MB. Any consumption beyond the FUP when you still have domestic bundle allowance left is charged at low €0.0035 per MB.

More information[]

  • Strictly no tethering as Lyca Mobile sniffs and blocks tethering connections
  • APN: data.lycamobile.at Username: lmat (that's small L, not capital i) Password: plus
  • Website in English: http://www.lycamobile.at/en/

Vectone Mobile (on Magenta)[]

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Vectone Mobile is an MVNO and operates on the Magenta network (find details above) in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE (on some bundles).

Availability[]

Their SIM cards are free of charge and can be ordered online sent to an Austrian postal address or to another country where Vectone operates. In Austria, they are sold at certain agencies that display their logo. The SIM will be activated once popped into the phone. Standard, micro and nano SIMs are sold.

Top-up is done online or in selected stores as SIM cards come without preloaded credit. For topping up changing high bonuses are granted. Check their website in English for the current promotion. Check credit balance by *102#.

Default rate[]

Default rate for data €0.19 per MB There is also an unusual connection charge of €0.12 per voice connection.

Mobile bundles[]

These 30-day Austria Plan combo packages with 4G are sold:

Plan Voice Texts Data Price Activation Number
Austria Plan €0,99 50 mins 50 SMS 0.05 GB €0.99 *3030#
Austria Plan €4,90 200 mins 200 SMS 3 GB €4.90 *3031#
Austria Plan €6,90 600 mins 600 SMS 7 GB €6.90 *9063#
Austria Plan €7,90 700 mins 700 SMS 10 GB €7.90 *3257#
Austria Plan €9,90 3000 mins 3000 SMS 30 GB €9.90 *3162#
Austria Plan €11,90 40 GB €11.90 *3210#
Austria Plan €14,90 unlimited unlimited 75 GB €14.90 *3170#
Austria Plan €24,90 unlimited unlimited 100 GB €24.90 *3160#
Austria Plan €29,90 unlimited unlimited unlimited €29.90 *3001#

To activate type code. Packages will be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *1662#, to check bundle allowance *1611#. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

You can find these plans on the following page (in English): https://www.vectonemobile.at/en/bundles/austria-bundle

And these 30-day combo plans with 4G:

Plan Voice Texts Data Price Activation Number
All in One €4,90 100 mins

(national & intl)

100 SMS

(national only)

3 GB €4.90 *1382#
All in One €6,90 250 mins

(national & intl)

250 SMS

(national only)

5 GB €6.90 *3058#
All in One €7,90 10 GB €7.90 *3095#
International Afghanistan €9,90 200 mins (national) +

70 mins to Afghanistan

none 2 GB €9.90 *3085#
All in One €9,90 1000 mins

(national & intl)

150 SMS

(national only)

15 GB *3258#
International Croatia €10 400 mins

(national & to Croatia)

none 1 GB €10.00 *3037#
International Nigeria €10 150 mins

(national & to Nigeria)

*3080#
All in One €13,90 1000 mins

(national & intl)

1000 SMS

(national only)

20 GB €13.90 *3029#
All in One €14,90 500 SMS

(national only)

30 GB €14.90 *1383#
All In One Serbia €18 unlimited national mins +

200 mins to VIP Serbia +

200 mins to EU

unlimited

SMS (national only)

€18.00 *5472#
International Afghanistan €19,90 500 mins (national) +

150 mins to Afghanistan

none 5 GB €19.90 *3332#
All in One €19,90 unlimited national mins,

1000 intl mins

unlimited

SMS (national only)

50 GB *3097#
International Nigeria €20 400 mins

(national & to Nigeria)

none 5 GB €20.00 *3081#
All In One Serbia €25 unlimited national mins,

500 mins to VIP Serbia

500 mins to EU

unlimited

SMS (national only)

50 GB €25.00 *5462#
All in One €29,90 unlimited national mins,

2000 intl mins,

3000 mins to Vectone

100 GB €29.90 *3057#
All In One Serbia €30 unlimited mins

(national, to VIP Seriba &

to EU)

€30.00 *5452#

To activate type code. Packages will be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *3253#, to check bundle allowance *1622#. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

You can find these plans on the following page (in English): https://www.vectonemobile.at/en/bundles/international-bundles

Data-only bundles[]

Their 4G enabled data packs are valid for 30 days (in 4G):

Plan Data Price Activation Number
Data Plan €2,90 1 GB €2.90 *3209#
Data Plan €3,90 3 GB €3.90 *3003#
Data Plan €4,90 5 GB €4.90 *3099#
Data Plan €7,90 10 GB €7.90 *3131#
Data Plan €9,90 15 GB €9.90 *3004#
Data Roaming Plan 2 GB €10.00 *3271#
Data Plan €14,90 50 GB €14.90 *3141#
Data Plan €19,90 unlimited €19.90 *3139#

To activate type code. Packages will be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *1652#, to check bundle allowance *1601#. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

You can find these plans on the following page (in English): https://www.vectonemobile.at/en/bundles/data-only-plans

You can find the Data Roaming Plan on the following page (in English): https://www.vectonemobile.at/en/bundles/international-bundles (click View More)

EU roaming[]

Free roaming is only available on some mobile bundles for voice and texts and data in up to 3G.

More information[]

Delight Mobile (on Magenta)[]

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Delight Mobile is a MVNO and operates on the Magenta network (find details above) in 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE.

Their SIM cards are free of charge and can be ordered online sent to an Austrian postal address or to another country where Delight operates. In Austria they are sold at certain agencies that display their logo. The SIM will be activated once popped into the phone. Standard/micro and nano SIMs are sold.

Top-up is done online or in selected stores as SIM cards come without pre-loaded credit. Check credit balance by *192#.

Default rate[]

  • for data €0.09 per MB

Mobile bundles[]

These 28-day combo packages are sold:

Plan Voice Texts Data Price Activation Number
Austria €4,90 300 mins 300 SMS 2 GB €4.90 *3112#
Austria €9,90 3000 mins 1000 SMS 10 GB €9.90 *3111#
Austria €14,90 3000 SMS 20 GB €14.90 *3218#
Austria €19,90 1000 SMS 30 GB €19.90 *3219#
All In One €9,90 500 national mins,

1000 intl mins

1000 SMS 5 GB €9.90 *3124#
All In One €14,90 1000 mins

(AT & intl)

1000 SMS 15 GB €14.90 *3090#
All In One €24,90 2000 mins

(AT & intl)

1000 SMS 20 GB €24.90 *3091#

To activate call the activation code. Packages will be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *3101# (Austria Plan), to check bundle allowance *3100# (Austria Plan) or *3900# (All In One plans). The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

You can find the Austria plans on the following page (in English): https://www.delightmobile.at/en/bundles/delight-bundles

You can find the All In One plans on the following page (in English): https://www.delightmobile.at/en/bundles/all-in-one

Data-only bundles[]

Their data bundles are valid for 28 days and on 4G/LTE too, valid only in Austria:

Plan Data Price Activation Number
Data €1,90 1 GB €1.90 *3115#
Data €2,50 2 GB €2.50 *3106#
Data €5,00 3 GB €5.00 *3107#
Data €9,90 15 GB €9.90 *3108#
Data €14,90 20 GB €14.90 *3132#
Data €19,90 50 GB €19.90 *3148#
Data €24,90 unlimited €24.90 *3153#

To activate call the activation code. Packages will be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *3103#, to check bundle allowance *3102#. The maximum download and upload speed of these bundles is unknown.

You can find these plans on the following page (in English): https://www.delightmobile.at/en/bundles/delightful-data-bundles

EU roaming[]

Data bundles are not given out for roaming. You will be charged 9c per MB in the EU instead. They offer a roaming bundle for the EU/EEA countries:

  • 5 GB data & 300 mins/SMS for 30 days: €10 , activation: *3154#

You can find this add-on on the following page (in English): https://www.delightmobile.at/en/bundles/delight-roaming-bundle

More information[]

  • Tethering is forbidden by their Terms & Conditions; but enforcement of this is unclear
  • Data is not compatible with Blackberrys (below OS10)
  • APN: mobile.barablu.com
  • Website in English: https://www.delightmobile.at/en

m:tel Austria (on A1)[]

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M:tel Austria is a MVNO owned by Telekom Serbia operating on the A1 network (find details above) in 2G and 3G and 4G/LTE.

It offers special plans for the ex-Yugoslav community living in Austria with EU-roaming and free roaming on the Telekom Serbia Group networks in Serbia (mts), Bosnia-Herzegovina (m:tel) and Montenegro (m:tel).

Availability[]

Their SIM cards are sold in Lidl supermarkets and many different spots (locator- select "Wertkarte" from the "Art der Leistung" dropdown) where they can be registered. They can also be ordered online to an Austrian postal address. The starter package is available for €9.90 and comes with the Free plan for the first 28 days.

Default rate[]

  • for data €0.03 per MB (within Austria) @ 4G+

Mobile plans[]

They offer this 28 day package:

Plan Voice & Texts & Data max. Speed

Down/Up

Price
Free 10,000 mins or SMS or MB 150/10

Mbit/s

€9.90

Minutes and texts can be used within Austria, in an EU-Roaming country (with a surcharge), while roaming on a Telekom Serbia Group network and to customers on a Telekom Serbia Group network.

Data can be used in Austria and while roaming on a Telekom Serbia Group network.

Data outside the plan costs 0.0041€ per MB.

With every top-up you get an additional 1,000 mins or SMS or MB useable within Austria and on the Telekom Serbia Group networks.

You can find this plan on the following page (in German): https://mtel.at/de/tarife/wertkarte

EU and Telekom Serbia roaming[]

For roaming in Telekom Serbia networks in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro all surcharges have been scrapped in 2018 and data comes from packages without surcharges.

The current Free plan is voice and text EU roaming enabled but a surcharge of 0.0384€ per minute and 0.012€ per SMS applies.

The current Free plan does not offer EU data roaming.

More information[]

  • APN: "web.mtel.at"
  • Support is available in
  • Website in German and Serbian: http://mtel.at/

Lidl Connect (by 3 "Drei")[]

Lidl, the main competitor of the Hofer (otherwise known as Aldi) discount chain, launched its own mobile brand in Austria in partnership with 3 ("Drei") in 2019. It operates in 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G/NR. 5G/NR is only available on select plans with 5G in the name. This operator shouldn't be mixed up with the same brand in Germany.

Availability[]

Starter packs are available exclusively in all Lidl supermarket branches in the country or online sent to an Austrian postal address only.

Available starter packs:

  • Lidl Connect Basic starter pack - it comes with the Limbo Basic plan pre-selected (can be changed, given enough credit) for €0.99 in Lidl stores or online (without any credit).
  • Lidl Connect M starter pack - it comes with the M plan for the first 30 days for €5.90 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Jahrestarif M starter pack - it comes with the Jahrestarif M plan for the first 360 days for €64.90 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Ö starter pack - it comes with the Ö plan for the first 30 days for €8.00 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Black starter pack* - it comes with the Ö plan for the first 30 days for €8.90 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect L starter pack - it comes with the L plan for the first 30 days for €9.50 in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect XL starter pack - it comes with the XL plan for the first 30 days for €14.50 in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect XXL starter pack - it comes with the XXL plan for the first 30 days for €17.50 in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Surf starter pack - it comes with the Surf plan for the first 30 days for €19.50 in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Surf 5G starter pack - it comes with the Surf 5G plan for the first 30 days for €31.90 in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect Surf 5G Plus starter pack - it comes with the Surf 5G Plus plan for the first 30 days for €39.90 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).

*Promotional plan starter pack available for purchase untill 06/JUL/2022.

You can top up in all Lidl branches at the cash register for €10 or €20 or online by Visa or MasterCard. When you show this coupon on your phone at the cash register you can get a top up voucher with a value of €20 for €18. And with this coupon you can get a top up voucher for €20 which comes with 3 GB of additional data (the data is only valid in Austria for 30 days, up to five 3 GB packages at the same time). SIM card and loaded credit will remain valid for 12 months after each top-up and can be extended by another recharge. To check balance, type *149#.

This SIM card needs to be registered to be activated. Unfortunately, Lidl hardly offers any in-store registration, only in a few branches at certain off-peak times. Instead, you need to go online with your passport and a cam, choose "Foto-Identifikation" and follow the steps.

Default rate[]

Basic

  • for data 0.9c per MB @ 4G+ up to 60 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans[]

These packages are available for 30 days:

Plan Voice & Text Data EU Data max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation

Number

Other
M €0,039 per

min or SMS

7 GB 4 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€5.90 *151*711# also available for

€64.90 for twelve

30 day packages

Ö 1.000 mins or SMS 7 GB blocked €8.00 *151*604#
Black* 2.000 mins or SMS 30 GB 7.4 GB €8.90 *151*715#
L 1.500 mins or SMS 20 GB 6.4 GB €9.50 *151*708#
XL 1.700 mins or SMS 35 GB 9.7 GB €14.50 *151*709#
XXL 2.000 mins or SMS 45 GB 11.7 GB 150/50

Mbit/s

€17.50 *151*710# 200 mins

to EU

You can activate these plans using the account manager, by calling the activation number or via the support line.

*Promotional plan available if activated till 06/JUL/2022

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.lidl-connect.at/kategorien/tarife/

Data-only plan[]

These 30-day data plans are available from Lidl Connect:

Plan Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation

Number

Others
Surf unlimited blocked 40/10 Mbit/s €19.50 *151*761#
Surf 5G 100/25 Mbit/s €31.90 *151*713# 5G/NR enabled
Surf 5G Plus 250/50 Mbit/s €39.90 *151*714#

You can activate it using the account manager, by calling the activation number or via the service-line.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.lidl-connect.at/kategorien/tarife/

Data addons[]

A data addon is available for the Lidl Connect mobile plans:

Addon Data EU

Data

max. Speed

Down/Up

Price Activation

Number

Compatible Plans
1 GB Refill 1 GB 1 GB 100/50

Mbit/s

€3.50 *151*712# M, L, XL and XXL
Data 10 GB 10 GB 6.6 GB €9.90 *151*662# Basic, M, L, XL and XXL

The 1 GB Refill add-on can be activated up to 10 times per billing cycle and the Data 10 GB add-on can be activated up to 6 times per billing cycle.

You can activate these add-ons using the account manager, by calling the activation number or via the service-line.

You can find these add-ons on the following page (in German): https://www.lidl-connect.at/kategorien/zusatzpakete/

EU roaming[]

EU roaming is at the domestic rate up to the limit shown as EU cap in the table. The Surf, Surf 5G, Surf 5G Plus and Ö plans are without roaming any at all. If you exceed your plans' cap, a surcharge of 0.4c per MB is added.

From 01/JAN/2022 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

More information[]

tele.ring (discontinued)[]

tele.ring has been a sub-brand of Magenta Telekom using the latter's network. In 2019 Magenta announced its decision to discontinue its subsidiary in 2020. They announced the fading out of its low-cost brand tele.ring from March 2020, but existing customers had grandfathering. From 01/MAR/2020 no new tele.ring starter packages were sold anymore and from 01/JAN/2021 unused starter-packs couldn't be activated. From 27/JAN/2021 all existing tele.ring prepaid customers were moved from My tele.ring to Mein Magenta.

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