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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 brand name 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 non-standalone was launched on all three networks in 2019/2020. As of September 2022 Drei "3" is the only carrier with 5G standalone. Prepaid customers can only get access to 5G non-standalone through select plans on all three networks. 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, largely due to the proliferation of unlimited data-only packages intended for mobile broadband due to a relative lack of fixed-line broadband connections especially in rural areas. Ironically, there are hardly any good EU roaming offers for prepaid cards. While data packages are sold domestically for as low as €0.001 per MB, EU roaming rates are still mostly around €0.06 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. At Vienna International Airport you can visit the Billa supermarkets at Terminal 1 (between 5:30 and 20:00) and Terminal 3 (between 6:00 and 22:00), the Bipa store at Terminal 3 or the SIM Local store at Terminal 3 where they sell Drei, Eety and Lycamobile SIM cards. Alternatively you can go to a store in the city. 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 MediaMarkt and a Libro at Wien Mitte The Mall. If you're taking the S-Bahn Line S7 or the regional express train REX 7 from Vienna International Airport to Wien Rennweg there is a Lidl in the small shopping center above the station and a Drei store as well as a Bipa a short walk away at the intersection Rennweg and Ungargasse. If you're taking the ÖBB Railjet to Wien Hauptbahnhof, there is an Interspar, a Libro, a Billa and a Bipa at the train station and a MediaMarkt a short 5-minutes walk away at 1100 Columbus shopping center.

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) 7 - -
Band 1 (2100 MHz) 6 & 7 - Band 1 (2100 MHz) 5
4G
LTE
Band 20 (800 MHz)*
with 20 MHz
Band 20 (800 MHz)*
with 10 MHz‏‏‎
-
- Band 8 (900 MHz)*
with 10 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 + 5 MHz
- - Band 38/41 (2600 MHz
TDD) ³ with 20 MHz
5G
NR
- Band n28 (700 MHz)
with 20 MHz
Band n28 (700 MHz)
with 10 MHz 8
- Band n75 (1500 MHz)
with 20 MHz
Band n75 (1500 MHz)
with 30 MHz 8
Band n1 (2100 MHz)
with 20 MHz
Band n1 (2100 MHz) 4
with 15 MHz
-
Band n77/n78
(3410-3800 MHz)
with 100 MHz
Band n77/n78
(3410-3800 MHz)
with 100 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. ⁴Shared with 4G/LTE using DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) technology. 5Might no longer be available from Q1 2024. 6Might no longer be available from February 2023. 7Only available until the end of 2024. 85G standalone only, 5G standalone is not available for prepaid customers.

Power Saving[]

All operators employ power saving between the hours of 12-1 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 or Magenta network during the wee hours a device with band 20 (+ band 8 for Magenta) would be highly recommended, while for Drei network a device with bands 1 and 8 would be similarly recommended. Expect degraded speeds during these hours even with a device which supports bands 1, 8 and 20.

SIM card registration (effective 01/JAN/2019)[]

Wertkarte Registrieren

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 01/JAN/2019. All previously existing prepaid SIM cards need to be registered by 01/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. In both cases, these registration methods can be done on WiFi hotspots (like in Germany, locally referred to as WLAN rather than WiFi) which are available in many public places.

Be aware that brands sold in supermarkets, service stations and tobacconist can't always be registered there.

Be prepared to go 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. With the rise of App-based Multi Factor Verification for Bank Transfers, this issue has become obsolete in recent years. If you verify transcations via your Banks App rather than via SMS, this method will still work for you, even without connecting to an austrian Network. 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 carriers, you will be issued a paper slip containing the voucher PIN to be entered into your phone or online.

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[]

EU flag
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 some prepaid 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 in another EU roaming country, choose an option with EU roaming enabled from the start. Because either you will not be able to switch from a domestic-only to an EU roaming enabled plan during the validity period of the domestic-only plan or switching early causes the loss the remaining validity period of the domestic-only plan.

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 or 4 months abroad (depending on provider). If you can't provide these links, you will be set to the "misuse rate" with all surcharge-free roaming scrapped. Magenta and its budget brand S-Budget-Mobile require everyone to prove a "stable link" to Austria to enable EU roaming which is impossible for tourists.

No roaming

So roaming data use on Austrian SIM cards in the EU/EEA remains generally more expensive than domestic use in Austria, despite EU 'Roam like at Home' rules. The cheapest Austrian phone packages and almost all data-only mobile broadband 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 2024, they are allowed to charge you no more than €1.55 per GB additionally (debited in MB increments) as long as you have domestic data left in your plan.

UK

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. From August 2022 Drei treats the United Kingdom as a Zone 1 country. So the best options are to use any MVNO based on the network of Magenta or use the rather unreliable service of Lycamobile, if you plan to use an Austrian SIM card in the UK.

Hot-esim

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.
  • Georg (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 Georg section below.
  • HoT (Magenta network): You can order an eSIM for all current plans. 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 rate 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.
  • MTEL Austria (A1 network): You can request an eSIM in MTEL Austria Shops. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the MTEL section below.
  • eety (Drei network): You can order any plan with an eSIM. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the eety section below.
  • Lyca Mobile (A1 network): You can order a new eSIM with any plan. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the Lyca Mobile section below.
  • Magenta Telekom (Magenta network): You can get an eSIM through a SIM swap at a Magenta store, a partner store (e.g. Hartlauer) or over the phone. If you want to get a new line you can buy and activate a starter pack with a physical SIM at a Magenta store or a partner store and then swap the physical SIM for an eSIM. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new SIM before first use. For more details visit the Magenta section below.
  • Lidl-Connect (Drei network): You can order any plan with an eSIM. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the Lidl-Connect section below.
  • A1 (A1 network): You can order any starter as an eSIM. Please keep in mind, that you need to register your new eSIM before first use. For more details visit the A1 section below.
3GPP 5G logo

5G Offers[]

As mentioned, there are only a few options to get access to an Austrian 5G/NR network as a prepaid customer:

  • Lidl Connect (Drei network): one 5G limited mobile plan and two 5G unlimited data-only plans
  • Drei (Drei network): a 5G unlimited mobile plan and a 5G unlimited data-only plan
  • HoT (Magenta network): two 5G limited mobile plans and a 5G unlimited data-only plan
  • A1 (A1 network): one 5G limited mobile plan, two tourist eSIM plans and with add-ons 5G is also available on any other current B.free starter pack or B.free plan
  • yesss! (A1 network): one unlimited data-only plan and with add-ons 5G is also available on one default rate plan and two limited mobile plans
  • Georg (A1 network): one unlimited data-only plan and with add-ons 5G is also available on one default rate plan and two limited mobile plans
  • Magenta (Magenta network): a 5G unlimited mobile plan and a 5G unlimited data-only plan

These plans only grant access to 5G non-standalone and not 5G standalone.

2G and 3G shutdown[]

  • The 3G network of Magenta Telekom ceased operation in all of Austria on 11/JUN/2024 shortly before 10:30 pm. The shutdown of 3G was completed in phases starting in small trail areas in late 2023 and from the 5th of April in bigger areas every other week. With the final shutdown the 3G network in Vienna, most of Lower Austria and most of Burgenland was turned off. In the end Magenta was broadcasting 5MHz of 3G in band 8. The shutdown of the 3G network was announced by Magenta in April of 2022. Magenta has since refarmed the 3G spectrum on band 8 for additional 4G/LTE capacity.
  • A1 has announced that they will shut off their 3G network on band 1 (2100 MHz) from Februrary 2023 (starting in Carinthia and Salzburg). The band 1 spectrum will be refarmed for 5G (going from 20 to 25 MHz of 5G on n1). The 3G network on band 1 (2100 MHz) and band 8 (900 MHz) will be shut off by the end of 2024. (Source in German)
  • Drei has announced that they will shut off their 3G network starting in quarter 1 of 2024.(Source in German) As of 16/MAY/2024 Drei says that the 3G shutdown is underway, but it is unclear where it is already unavailable. (Source in German) Drei will refarm the 3G spectrum on band 1 for additional 4G/LTE and 5G/NR capacity. (Source in German)
  • A1 and Magenta agree that 2G will not be going anywhere any time soon.
  • Meanwhile Drei indicated that the 2G network would go away in 2023 but has since retracted this plan (Source in German). In their 3G shutdown notification Drei now states that 2G will continue to provide basic coverage for voice services (Source in German).

Network priority[]

All three networks use network management to prioritise some plans over other plans. The strategy used depends on the network. On the A1 network 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). On the Magenta network, on the other hand, most prepaid plans have a higher priority then postpaid plans (except the HoT Internet and HoT Internet Plus plans). While on the 3 ("Drei") network prepaid plans have the same priority as equivalent legacy postpaid plans in thems of maximum data rates and category (mobile plans vs. data-only plans) and enjoy a higher priority compared to most current postpaid plans.

A1 Telekom Austria[]

A1 Logo

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. 4G+/LTE-A carrier aggregation is available on cell sites which broadcast multiple 4G/LTE bands. 5G/NR is available on band n1 (2100 MHz) and band n77/n78 (3410-3800 MHz) in non-standalone mode. 5G/NR is only available with select plans and add-ons.

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in five versions:

  • B.free Welcome Package - for B.Free Wertkarte plans and add-ons for €9.90. It comes preloaded with with the B.free S plan 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 10 GB of data at up to 80 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up usable for the first 28 days.
  • B.free Internet Unlimited Data Welcome Package - for the Data unlimited plan for 25€. It comes preloaded with the B.free Data unlimited plan usable for the first 28 days.
  • Austria Prepaid Tourist eSIM B.free Travel S - It comes preloaded with with the B.free Travel S plan usable for the first 14 days for 12.90€.
  • Austria Prepaid Tourist eSIM B.free Travel L - It comes preloaded with with the B.free Travel L plan usable for the first 28 days for 17.90€.

The first three starter packs are sold online, in their stores and many agencies like post offices, Metro, MediaMarkt, Libro, Hartlauer, Bipa, Billa (Plus) supermarkets, etc. These starter packs include the option for physical tripple SIM (standard, micro, and nano SIM) or eSIM.

The Austria Prepaid Tourist eSIM starters are available online only and eSIM only.

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 rate[]

  • B.Free 50: for data €0.50 per MB (that's equal to an extremely high €500 per GB, billing is in 128 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 100 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up

B.free Wertkarte[]

These 28 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS
Activation
Others
B.free S 2000
mins
2000
SMS
30 GB blocked 100/50
Mbps
€15 'JA' to 2980 no roaming
at all
B.free M 40 GB 24 GB €22 'JA' to 2981 50 mins & 50
SMS to EU & CH
B.free L 3000
mins
3000
SMS
50 GB 35 GB 150/50
Mbps
€32 'JA' to 2982 5G/NR non-
standalone enabled
;
100 mins & 100
SMS to EU & CH

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit) or can be renewed ahead of time by re-entering the activation code. The overuse of the packages is high at €0.50 per MB.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate in over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

You can find these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.a1.net/handys-tarife/wertkartentarife

B.free Internet[]

These 28 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
B.free Data 40 GB 80/20 Mbps €25
B.free Data unlimited unlimited €30

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

A1 also offers an annual plan, which is valid for 336 days (12x28 days) on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
(per 336 days)
B.free Data 12 30 GB 80/20 Mbps €35

The plan trys to auto-renew after the 336 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

Note that voice and SMS are enabled as well but at a high rate of €0.50 per minute or SMS. The overuse rate is at €0.10 per MB. Data is valid in Austria only, roaming abroad is disabled.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate in over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

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

Data add-ons[]

These data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data Price SMS
Activation
Validity
B.free Data 1 GB 1 GB €5 "JA" to 2945 until the
end of the
billing cycle
B.free Data 3 GB 3 GB €7 "JA" to 2933
B.free Data 5 GB 5 GB €9 "JA" to 2934
B.free Data 10 GB 10 GB €13 "JA" to 2935
Data Happy Hour unlimited €0.90 "SURF1H" to 2900 1 hour
B.free Day Flat Surfen €3 - (online only) rest of the day

The B.free Data 1 GB, B.free Data 3 GB, B.free Data 5 GB and B.free Data 10 GB add-ons will try to renew automatically each billing cycle (given enough credit).

There is also a special version of the B.free Data 3 GB add-on without automatic renewal called B.free Data 3 GB (einmalig) which can be purchased online through Mein A1 for the same €7. The German word einmalig translates to one-time.

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

These add-ons are for use in Austria only,

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

Other data related add-ons (speed/technology)[]

  • B.free 5G Option: Enable 5G/NR non-standalone on any current B.free starter pack or B.free plan for €5 for 28 days. Activate by texting "JA" to 2905 or online. This add-on will try to renew automatically each billing cycle (given enough credit). Deactivate automatic renewall by texting "AUS" to 2905 or online.

You can find this add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.a1.net/wertkartentarife-5g-option

Tourist eSIM[]

Two eSIM packages for tourists are offered called B.free Travel on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Validity Others
B.free Travel S 2000
mins
2000
SMS
50 GB 14 GB 150/50
Mbps
€12.90 14 days 5G/NR non-standalone enabled;
50 mins & 50 SMS to EU & CH
B.free Travel L 20 GB €17.90 28 days

Just like all other Austrian prepaid SIM cards you will need to register the Tourist eSIM which can be done online before your arrival or in a store after arrival (see above).

After the validity period you can continue to use the tourist eSIM by switching to a regular B.free plan and topping up the amount for the new plan (see B.free Wertkarte section above).

You can find these plans on the following page (in English): https://www.a1.net/handys-tarife/wertkartentarife/austria-prepaid-data-esim

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.

Since 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom is no longer 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
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi (branded as Voice Plus) is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for A1. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2016.
  • Website in German: http://www.a1.net/

Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile)[]

T Magenta logo

new 2022 ·T· Magenta 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. On 11/JUN/2024 Magenta became the first network operator in Austria without a 3G network. 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. For more information, see the basic coverage map (different shades of magenta) or the advanced coverage map (different colors and each technology can be displayed individually). 4G+/LTE-A carrier aggregation is available on cell sites which broadcast multiple 4G/LTE bands. 5G/NR is available on band n28 (700 MHz), band n75 (1500 MHz) only with some devices, band n1 (2100 MHz) shared with 4G/LTE via DSS technology and band n77/n78 (3410-3800 MHz) in non-standalone mode. 5G/NR non-standalone is only available on select plans.

Magenta

old Magenta T logo

Tmobile-logo

old T-Mobile logo

Availability[]

The starter pack comes in ten versions:

  • Startpaket Klax Flex - for voice, SMS, and data for €10. It comes pre-loaded with the Klax Basic plan, 300 units usable as mins/SMS/MB and 10€ of credit.
  • Startpaket Klax M - for voice, SMS, and data for €10. It comes pre-loaded with the Klax M (2000 mins/SMS & 40 GB) usable for the first 28 days.
  • Startpaket Klax Unlimited - for voice, SMS, and data for €25. It comes pre-loaded with the Klax Unlimited (unlimited mins/SMS/data) 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 S Startpaket - for the Internet Klax S plan for €25 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax M Startpaket - for the Internet Klax M plan for €35 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax 5G L Startpaket - for the Internet Klax 5G L plan for €45 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax S Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax S plan for €79 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Huawei B535-232 stationary cat7 4G router.
  • Internet Klax M Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax M plan for €84 (data only). It comes pre-loaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Huawei B535-232 stationary cat7 4G router.

Their Mobile Klax Startpaket, Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket and Internet Klax Startpaket are sold in their stores and many agencies like MediaMarkt, 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 "Klax Flex" and "Mobile Klax M Startpaket" mobile plan starters is called Mobile Klax Basic:

  • for data €0.09 per MB (that's equal to a very high €90 per GB, billing is in 50 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 10 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up

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

  • for data €0.02 per MB (that's equal to a rather high €20 per GB, billing is in 512 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 10 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up

Mobile Klax[]

These 28 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice &
Text1
Data EU
Data1
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS
Activation
Others
Klax S 1000 mins
or SMS
30 GB 11 GB 150/50
Mbps
€9.90 Magenta S
Klax M 2000 mins
or SMS
40 GB 17 GB €14.90 Magenta M
Klax Unlimited unlimited mins
or SMS
unlimited 33 GB €29.90 Magenta Unlimited 5G/NR non-standalone enabled
150 mins and 150 SMS from AT
to EU, CH, BA, RS & TR

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222.

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). 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 see the EU roaming section below.

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

Internet Klax[]

These 28 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Other
Mobile Internet Klax S 8 GB 20/5 Mbps €10
Mobile Internet Klax M 18 GB 50/10 Mbps €18
Internet Klax S unlimited €25
Internet Klax M 100/20 Mbps €35
Internet Klax 5G L 200/40 Mbps €45 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. The Mobile Internet Klax plans are voice and text enabled.

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

Data and speed add-ons[]

These data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data Price SMS Activation
(without EU Roaming)
SMS Activation
(with EU-Roaming)
KLAX Volume Boost 1 GB 1 GB €4 1 GB 1 GB EU until the
end of the
billing cycle
KLAX Volume Boost 3 GB 3 GB €6 3 GB 3 GB EU
KLAX Volume Boost 5 GB 5 GB €9 5 GB 5 GB EU
KLAX Volume Boost 10 GB 10 GB €14 10 GB EU
KLAX Unlimited Hour unlimited €2 Unlimited Hour 1 hour

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. Not available for Klax Basic, Internet Klax Basic, Internet Klax S, Internet Klax M and Internet Klax 5G L plans. On EU Roaming enabled add-ons 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).

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

These is also an add-on for temporary unlimited data: KLAX Unlimited Hour with unlimited data in Austria for one hour at €2. It can be activated by texting "Unlimited Hour" to 0676 2222. The maximum speed of the current plan applies. The add-on doesn't renew automalically. You can find this add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.magenta.at/handytarife/zusatzpakete/datavolumeboost#/tab-844979674-1

Other data related add-ons (speed/technology)[]

  • KLAX Speedbooster 250 (LTE): increase the maximum data rates up tp 250/50 Mbps for €3 for 28 days. It can be activated by texting "Speed" to 0676 2222. This add-on automatically renews every billing cycle given enough credit. The increased maximum speed is only available in Austria. It can't be added to the Internet Klax S & Internet Klax M 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 live 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 GB for 7 days at €7
  • Travel & Surf EU Large: 5 GB for 14 days at € 10

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/

Roaming in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine is available by purchasing a "Travel & Surf Balkan" pack. There are three packs available:

  • Small: 100 MB for 7 days at €2
  • Medium: 500 MB for 7 days at €9
  • Large: 1 GB for 7 days at €15

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
  • If you need a public IP-Address use this APN: business.gprsinternet Username: t-mobile Password: tm
  • Fair Use Policy (FUP) for unlimited data is 5 TB
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi (branded as Voice Boost) is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for Magenta. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018.
  • Magenta website in German: https://www.magenta.at/

Drei Austria ("3")[]

Group-three4

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. 4G+/LTE-A carrier aggregation is available on cell sites which broadcast multiple 4G/LTE bands (band 8 and band 38 can't be used for 4G+/LTE-A carrier aggregation). 5G/NR is available on band n77/n78 (3410-3800 MHz) in both non-standalone and standalone mode. On band n28 (700 MHz) and band n75 (1500 MHz) 5G/NR is only available in standalone mode. But prepaid customers can only get access to 5G non-standalone (n78 only) only through select plans from Drei directly and select plans on the cheaper Lidl-Connect brand (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, while generally offering somewhat cheaper rates. From 2024, all customers on the Drei network will be able to use a new active sharing and a new regional roaming agreement between 3 and Magenta. With this new active sharing agreement Magenta is allowed to deploy the spectrum holdings of 3 in 700, 900, 1500 and 1800 MHz on up to 400 cell sites. Using MOCN (Multiple Operator Core Network) technology customers on the 3 and Magenta network will be able to use the spectrum holdings of both companies on these special regional roaming cell sites. Active sharing will not be employed on cell sites in Vienna, Graz, and Linz. Additionally, with regional roaming customers on the network of 3 can also roam on select cell sites of Magenta in 4G/LTE.

Availability[]

The starter pack costs €9.90 and depending on which plan you choose the included units are different:

  • When you choose a Mobile plan (Talk/Talk EU): 1,000 minutes, 1,000 SMS and 16 GB usable for the first 30 days (without EU roaming)
  • When you choose a Data-only plan (Surf/Surf Flat/Surf 365-Tage): 16 GB usable for the first 30 days (without EU roaming)

These starter packs are sold in Drei shops (shop list), as well as many agencies like MediaMarkt, 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 applies 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.

The online set-up assistant will prompt you to top-up your SIM card, but this prompt can be ignored if you don't want to top-up right away. If you stay in Austria for up to 30-days, you can just use the included units and never top-up your SIM card.

If you select a 5G/NR non-standalone enabled plan (e.g.Talk EU XL) you will also be able to access 5G non-standalone with the data included in the starter pack.

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 EU Klassik

  • for data €0.08 per MB (that's equal to a very high €80 per GB, billing is in 102.4 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 10 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up

Talk EU Klassik is fully enabled for EU-Roaming.

Mobile plans (Wertkarte zum Telefonieren)[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Others
Talk Basic 1000 mins 1000 SMS 15 GB blocked 20/10 Mbps €7 no Roaming at all
Talk EU S 30 GB 11 GB 50/20 Mbps €10
Talk EU M 1500 mins 1500 SMS 40 GB 17 GB 100/50
Mbps
€15 100 mins from
AT to EU
Talk EU L 2000 mins 2000 SMS 45 GB 22 GB €20 200 mins from
AT to EU
Talk EU XL 3000 mins 3000 SMS unlimited 33 GB 150/50
Mbps
€30 5G/NR non-
standalone enabled
;
300 mins from
AT to EU; 50 mins
from AT to TR, CH,
CN, US, CA & AU

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). The rate outside of the packages is at an extremely 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/

Data-only plans (Drei Wertkarte zum Surfen)[]

These 30 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Other
Surf 8GB 8 GB blocked 30/10
Mbps
€10
Surf 20GB 20 GB €20
Surf Flat 30 unlimited €25
Surf Flat 150 unlimited 44 GB 150/50
Mbps
€40 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). The rate outside of the packages is also extremely high at €0.35 per min/SMS/MB with the Surf 8GB and Surf 20GB or €0.90 per MB on the Surf Flat 30 and Surf Flat 150 plans.

3 ("Drei) also offers 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 Mbps €10
Surf 365-Tage 6GB 6 GB €20
Surf 365-Tage 20GB 20 GB €30
Surf 365-Tage 30GB 30 GB 50/20 Mbps €40

All plans try to auto-renew after the 365 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). 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 are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data Price SMS
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 plans and Surf Flat 150
EU-Roaming Data 10GB 10 GB €15 - only available online
for Surf Flat 150
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.

Since August 2022 the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 1 fares.

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 to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for Drei. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018.
  • Website in German: http://www.drei.at

Yesss! (by A1)[]

Yesss-telekommunikation

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. Since 2024 5G/NR non-standalone is available on select data-only plans and with with add-ons on select mobile plans at an additional cost (see Other data related add-ons (speed/technology) below).

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 of 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 €0.012 per MB (that's equal to a high €12 per GB, billing is in 8 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Rollover
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
(30-day)
Price
(12x30-day)
Others
Austria 1000 mins
or SMS
10 GB blocked up to 20 GB 50/10 Mbps €8.49* n./a. voice and text
roaming enabled
Complete L 1500 mins
or SMS
50 GB 10.8 GB up to 100 GB 100/50 Mbps €9.99* €99.90 12x30-day option
is 12 consecutive
30-day packs
Complete XL 60 GB 16.2 GB up to 120 GB 150/50 Mbps €14.99* €149.90

All plans try to auto-renew the 30-day option after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of the 12x30-day option you need to select the 12x30-day plan manually after 360 days.

*As a limited time offer when you order a new physical SIM or eSIM online with any 30-day mobile plan as a new customer the first four months (4*30-days) are free. No upfront payment and no minimum duration. When you switch plans during the free period the free period ends. The prepaid SIM card must be registered and thus activated before it is sent to you. The end date of the offer is unknown.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate is over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

Rollover Data 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).

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

Special mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered online only on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
Complete M 1100 mins
or SMS
5 GB 5 GB 100/50
Mbps
€6.85*
Complete Pro 1500 mins
or SMS
20 GB 8.6 GB €7.95*
Complete XL+ 2000 mins
or SMS
50 GB 9.7 GB €8.95*

All plans try to auto-renew after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

*As a limited time offer when you order a new physical SIM or eSIM online with any 30-day special mobile plan as a new customer the first three months (3*30-days) are free. No upfront payment and no minimum duration. When you switch plans during the free period the free period ends. The prepaid SIM card must be registered and thus activated before it is sent to you. The end date of the offer is unknown.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate is over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

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 or eSIM.

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 Rollover Data.

When the included data has been used up a 1 GB booster for €3.90 will be activated 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 30-day or 12x30-day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
(30-day)
Price
(12x30-day)
Others
Unlimited unlimited blocked 50/15 Mbps €19.99 €199.90
Unlimited 5G unlimited blocked 100/40 Mbps €29.99 €299.90 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled

This plan tries to auto-renew the 30-day option after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of the 12x30-day option you need to select the 12x30-day plan manually after 360 days. 12x30-day option is 12 consecutive 30-day packs.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate is over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

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

Data add-ons (30 days)[]

These 30 day data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 50/10 Mbps €4.00
5 GB 5 GB 5 GB 100/50 Mbps €5.99
9 GB 9 GB 9 GB 150/50 Mbps €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[]

The time-limited add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A

Add-On Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Validity
Night Flat unlimited 3.3 GB 100/50
Mbps
€2.99 from 10:00 pm till the next day at 6:00 am
Weekend Flat 4.3 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.

Other data related add-ons (speed/technology)[]

  • 5G Option Smart: enable 5G/NR non-standalone on Classic, Complete L and Complete XL plans for €5 for 30 days

These add-ons automatically renew every billing cycle given enough credit.

You can find this add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.yesss.at/5g

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 5G 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 7 countries, 3 British islands and 1 British overseas territory: Switzerland, Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey, Canada, the USA (including Hawaii), Great Britain, Gibraltar, Jersey, Isle of Man, and Guernsey; 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

Since 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the UK you will be charged high Zone 1 fares, or use Roaming 100 instead.

More info[]

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: webapn.at
  • If you need a public IP-Address you need to fill out the following form and send it as an attachment to info@yesss.at: Yesss!_public_IP_form.pdf Here is also a version of the form with translations (translations in blue): Yesss!_public_IP_form_translation.pdf
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for yesss!. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2022.
  • Website in German: http://www.yesss.at/
  • Some information in English: https://www.yesss.at/english

HoT (Hofer Telekom) [on Magenta][]

Hot

Hofer (the Austrian branch of Aldi discounter stores) started its own MVNO with the company ventocom using the infrastructure of Magenta Telekom (formerly known as T-Mobile) in 2015. HoT uses the network of Magenta in 2G, 4G/LTE and since Janurary 2024 5G/NR. 5G/NR non-standalone is only available on select plans. From October 2020 until October 2023 HoT offered a data-only plan on the network of 3 "Drei" in 3G and 4G/LTE. It has become the most successful MVNO in the country so far.

Availability[]

Six different starter packs are available:

  • HoT SIM-Karte für Smartphone Tarife und Mobiles Internet - this starter for all current plans 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 W-Lan Router Beafon MR1 - this starter comes with a HoT SIM card for all current plans without any credit and a Beafon MR1 Cat 4 mobile router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €49.99
  • HoT W-Lan Router Alcatel HH72 - this starter comes with the HoT Internet for the first 30 days and a Alcatel HH72 Cat 7 stationary router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €79.99
  • HoT W-Lan Router Beafon R222 - this starter comes with the HoT Internet for the first 30 days and a Beafon R222 Cat 7 stationary router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket for €79.99
  • HoT W-Lan Router ZTE MC888D - this starter comes with the HoT Internet Plus for the first 30 days and a ZTE MC888D 5G stationary router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket or online to be send to an Austrian address for €199
  • HoT W-Lan Router TCL HH512L - this starter comes with the HoT Internet Plus for the first 30 days and a TCL HH512L 5G stationary router and can be purchased in a Hofer supermarket or online to be send to an Austrian address for €199

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

You can also get an eSIM card for all current plans. 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.

You can top-up with the voucher code online by entering your phone number (like 0677....) twice followed by the PIN code of the voucher.

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[]

hot flex

  • for data €0.009 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 102.4 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Others
HoT Smart mini €0.039
per min
or SMS
550 MB blocked 150/50
Mbps
€1.90 no roaming
at all
HoT Smart 8,700 MB 6,400 MB €5.90
Hot Fix 1000 mins
or SMS
51,200 MB 10,700 MB €9.90
Hot Fix 5G 16,100 MB €14.90 5G/NR non-standalone enabled
Hot Fix Mega 61,900 MB
Hot Fix Mega 5G 21.500 MB €19.90 5G/NR non-standalone enabled

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of insufficient credit for the auto-renewal you are switched to the default rate.

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 on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Others
HoT Smart Control €0.039
per min
or SMS
10,800 MB blocked 150/50
Mbps
€19.90 no roaming
at all

The plan tries to auto-renew after the 365 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of insufficient credit for the auto-renewal you are switched to the default rate.

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

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

Data-plans[]

These 30 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Others
HoT Internet unlimited blocked 50/15 Mbps €19.90
HoT Internet Plus 100/25 Mbps €29.90 5G/NR non-standalone enabled

This plans tries to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

Data add-ons[]

These data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On 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 5,000 MB €6.90
Refill-Paket Daten 10,000 MB
for HoT fix, HoT fix Mega or HoT smart
10,000 MB 9,600 MB €8.90
Refill-Paket Daten 10,000 MB
for HoT smart Control
none €9.90

These add-ons are valid for the rest of the billing cycle of the main plan and don't renew automatically.

EU roaming[]

Roaming without surcharges is available in the EU, EEA and UK on all of the plans except for the Internet 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 €0.009 per MB, a surcharge of €0.0072/MB may be added, making it €0.0162/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 excessive €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 the network name
  • 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: internet.t-mobile.at
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for HoT (Magenta). This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For Magenta postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018. To be able to use VoLTE and VoWiFi make sure that your phone uses the internet.t-mobile.at APN instead of the old webaut APN.
  • Website in German: http://www.hot.at
  • Some information in English: https://www.hot.at/hot-info-english.html

eety (by 3 "Drei")[]

Eety-0

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).

Two starters are available:

  • eety Top - 1000 mins, 500 SMS and 50 GB data for €9.90
  • eety Flat - unlimited data for €19.99

They come as a triple SIM (standard, micro & nano).

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.

All plans are also available for eSIM enabled devices (except Apple Watch). The eSIM will be delivered via email.

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#

Registration

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.

Default rate[]

eety Basis

  • for data €0.009023 per MB (that's equal to a high €9.023 per GB, billing is in 102.4 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 7 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up

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

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Activation
Number
Top 1000 mins +
200 mins to EU
500 SMS 50 GB 10.7 GB 150/50
Mbps
€9.90 *151*1146#
Connect L 500 mins +
intl. mins*
150 SMS 12 GB 10.8 GB 50/10
Mbps
€9.99 *151*1145#
Star 1000 mins 1000 SMS 50 GB blocked 150/50
Mbps
€13.90 *151*1128#
Connect XL Plus up to 800 mins
for national and
international calls
500 SMS 30 GB 50/10
Mbps
€14.90 *151*1158#

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

*These minutes can be used for international calls. The full list of supported countries can be found on the Connect L plan page. You will be charged a call-setup-fee of €0,12 per call.

Note that the Star and Connect XL Plus plans 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[]

These 30 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Activation
Number
Other
Flat unlimited blocked 50/10 Mbps €19.99 *151*1139#
Flat XL €24.99 *151*1155# 200 mins

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

Data add-ons[]

These 30 day data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

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
Mbps
€4.90 *151*1122# *151*1147#
DATA 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB €6.90 *151*1123# *151*1148#
DATA 10 GB 10 GB 9.6 GB €8.90 *151*1149# *151*1150#
DATA 20 GB 20 GB 13.9 GB €12.90 *151*1151# *151*1152#

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

These add-ons be activated up to 30 times per billing cycle.

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 €0.009023/MB restricted to 7 Mbps on 3G. After 4 months of continuous roaming, a surcharge of €0.0072/MB may be applied.

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

More info[]

  • Tethering is allowed
  • 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.
  • APN: eety.at
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for Lidl-Connect (Drei). This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For Drei postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018.
  • Website in German: https://www.eety.at
  • Some information in English: https://www.eety.at/we-are-eety/

S-Budget Mobile (by Magenta)[]

S-budget mobil

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 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 €79.90 comes with the Huawei B535-232A stationary Cat 7 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 €5.90.

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

Top-ups vouchers of €10, €15, €20 and €35 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 €0.009 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 50 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts1
Data EU
Data1
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS Activation
TARIF S 1000 mins
or SMS
8 GB 8 GB 150/50
Mbps
€7.90 TARIF S
TARIF M
TARIF SCHNÄPPCHEN*
40 GB
50 GB
11 GB €9.90 TARIF M
TARIF SCHNAEPPCHEN
TARIF L 1500 mins
or SMS
50 GB 17 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.

* This plan is only available until including 17/JUL/2024. After this date the TARIF M plan with 40 GB of data should return.

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). 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 plan. When you are on the default rate plan and you want to switch back to a mobile plan you can only choose from the plans that are available at that time.

If you want to cancel the auto-renewal 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 plan is offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS Activation
UNLIMITED INTERNET
UNLIMITED INTERNET SPEED*
unlimited blocked 50/10 Mbps
100/20 Mbps*
€19.90 TARIF UNLIMITED

Activation is by texting code to 20771 or through the online portal.

*As a special offer the UNLIMITED INTERNET SPEED plan is available with double the maximum data rates compared to the UNLIMITED INTERNET plan. The UNLIMITED INTERNET SPEED plan is only available until 2/OCT/2024.

This plans tries to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (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[]

These data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data Price SMS Activation
DATEN S 1 GB €3.90 DATEN S
DATEN M 5 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.

These add-ons are valid for the rest of the billing cycle and don't renew automatically.

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

Other data related add-ons (speed/technology)[]

  • SPEED BOOSTER 250: increase the maximum data rate to 250/50 Mbps for €2 every 28 days. Activation is by texting "SPEED 250" to 20771 or through the online portal. This add-on will try to renew automatically each billing cycle (given enough credit). This add-on can't be added to the UNLIMITED INTERNET plan.

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

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 INTERNET plan.

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

  • Data S+: 2 GB for 7 days at €6.90
  • Data M+: 5 GB for 7 days at €9.90

Not available when on the UNLIMITED INTERNET 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, TARIF SCHNÄPPCHEN or TARIF L plan.

Roaming in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine is available by purchasing a "DATEN BALKAN" pack. There are three packs available:

  • DATEN BALKAN S: 100 MB for 7 days at €1.90
  • DATEN BALKAN M: 500 MB for 7 days at €8.90
  • DATEN BALKAN L: 1 GB for 7 days at €14.90

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

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 info[]

  • Tethering is allowed
  • APN: internet.t-mobile.at Username: t-mobile Password: tm
  • If you need a public IP-Address use this APN: business.gprsinternet Username: t-mobile Password: tm
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for S-Budget Mobile (Magenta). This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For Magenta postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018. To be able to use VoLTE and VoWiFi make sure that your phone uses the internet.t-mobile.at APN.
  • Website in German: https://www.s-budget-mobile.at/home

spusu (on 3 "Drei")[]

Spusu

Spusu is a brand of the MVNO Mass Response which started its' service on the 2G/3G Drei network in 2015. In 2016 4G/LTE was added and offline sales of prepaid SIM cards began. Spusu is short of the German phrase "sprich und surf" ("speak and surf"). Spusu is the second most successful MVNO brand behind HoT (mainly because of their postpaid plans). Spusu has access to all 4G bands on the Drei (=3) network.

Availability[]

Their starter pack (called "Spusu Wertkarte") is available online to be sent to an Austrian address and 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 an eSIM card for most eSIM enabled devices (see the list of unsupported devices). The eSIM will be delivered via email.

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 €0.004 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 €0.004 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[]

  • Tethering is allowed
  • APN: mass.at
  • VoLTE is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE for spusu. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For more information on VoLTE and a list of supported phones see the following page (in German): https://www.spusu.at/volte
  • VoWiFi may need to be activated via customer service before first use, after which the phone may need to be restarted. VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoWiFi for spusu. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. VoWiFi from spusu also works in other countries and allows calls at domestic rates when connected to any WiFi network. For more information on VoWiFi and a list of supported phones see the following page (in German): https://www.spusu.at/wlananrufe
  • Customer service is available over the phone, in writing via WhatsApp, Signal and E-Mail or in person in their stores in Vienna and Lower Austria. For more information see the following page (in German): https://www.spusu.at/kontakt
  • Website in German: http://www.spusu.at/

Georg (by A1)[]

Ge org!

Georg is the mobile brand of the electronic market chain MediaMarkt. Georg uses the network of A1 (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G/NR) and the portfolio is very similar to yesss! (see above). 5G/NR non-standalone is available on select data-only plans and with with add-ons on select mobile plans at an additional cost (see Other data related add-ons (speed/technology) below).

Availability[]

Georg is still exclusively sold by MediaMarkt.

Georg SIM cards are sold for €1.99 as

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

Here you can check the availability of Georg SIM cards at MediaMarkt 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 MediaMarkt of 10, 20 or €50 or by credit card in your online account called Kundencenter.

Wertkarte vs Vertrag[]

All Georg 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

Georg SIM cards can be registered in any MediaMarkt store or online by taking a picture of you and your passport.

Default rate[]

Georg basic

  • for data €0.012 per MB (that's equal to a high €12 per GB, billing is in 8 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Rollover
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
(30-day)
Price
(12x30-day)
Others
smartwatch 500 mins
or SMS
0.5 GB 0.5 GB none 21/6 Mbps €5.99 n./a. not only for watches;
no Apple Watch support
dahoam 1000 mins
or SMS
10 GB blocked up to 20 GB 50/10 Mbps €8.49 voice and text
roaming enabled
smart 1500 mins
or SMS
50 GB
100 GB*
10.8 GB up to 100 GB
200 GB*
100/50 Mbps €9.99 €99.90 12x30-day option
is 12 consecutive
30-day packs
smart pro 60 GB
120 GB*
16.2 GB up to 120 GB
240 GB*
150/50 Mbps €14.99 €149.90

All plans try to auto-renew the 30-day option after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of the 12x30-day option you need to select the 12x30-day plan manually after 360 days.

*As a limited time offer the data volume and rollover data is increased. The end date of the offer is unknown.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate is over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

Rollover Data 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 the smartwatch plan on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/smartwatchtarife/smartwatch-tarif

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

Data-only plans[]

These 30 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
(30-day)
Price
(12x30-day)
Others
surf 5 5 GB 5 GB 100/50 Mbps €5.99 n./a.
surf 10 10 GB 10 GB 150/50 Mbps €9.99
unlimited unlimited blocked 50/15 Mbps
100/40 Mbps*
€19.99 €199.90
5G unlimited unlimited blocked 100/40 Mbps €29.99 €299.90 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled

All plans try to auto-renew the 30-day option after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit). In case of the 12x30-day option you need to select the 12x30-day plan manually after 360 days. 12x30-day option is 12 consecutive 30-day packs.

*As a limited time offer the downlink and uplink data rates are increased. The end date of the offer is unknown.

These plans have automatic inflation adjustment build in. This means that if the average inflation rate is over the course of a calendar year is over 1% then the price of the plan can automatically increase in the following year between April and December. This is only relevant for repeat visitors.

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

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

Data add-ons (30 days)[]

These 30 day data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
1 GB Datenpaket 1 GB 1 GB 50/10 Mbps €4.00
5 GB Datenpaket 5 GB 5 GB 100/50 Mbps €5.99
10 GB Datenpaket 10 GB 8.4 GB 150/50 Mbps €9.99

These add-ons try to auto-renew after the billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

Other Data add-ons[]

Add-On Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Validity
Night Flat unlimited 2.5 GB 100/50
Mbps
€2.99 10:00 pm till the next day at 6:00 am
Weekend Flat 3.4 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

Other data related add-ons (speed/technology)[]

  • 5G Option Smart: enable 5G/NR non-standalone on basic, smart and smart pro plans for €5 for 30 days

These add-ons automatically renew every billing cycle given enough credit.

You can find this add-on on the following page (in German): https://www.georg.at/5g

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 Georg dahoam plan (voice and text roaming is enabled).

The roaming add-on called 'Roaming 100' gives you 100 units for minutes, SMS and MB for traveling to 7 countries, 3 British islands and 1 British overseas territory : Switzerland, Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey, Canada, the USA (including Hawaii), Great Britain, Gibraltar, Jersey, Isle of Man, and Guernsey; 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.georg.at/pakete/roaming-100-paket

Since 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU-Roaming zone. When Roaming in the United Kingdom you will be charged high Zone 1 fares, or use Roaming 100 instead.

More info[]

  • Tethering is allowed
  • APN: webapn.at
  • If you need a public IP-Address you need to fill out the following form and send it as an attachment to service@georg.at: Georg_public_IP_form.pdf Here is also a version of the form with translations (translations in blue): Georg_public_IP_form_translation.pdf
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for Georg. This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2022.
  • Website in German: http://www.georg.at/
  • Some information in English: https://www.georg.at/english

yooopi! (by A1)[]

Yooopi

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 €0.009 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 113.78 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 7.2 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up

Mobile plans:[]

These 28 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS
Activation
Other
Austria M 1000 mins 100 SMS 50 GB 10.8 GB 100/50
Mbps
€9.99 1111
Austria L 2000 mins 200 SMS 60 GB 15 GB €13.90 1112
All in One M 500 mins
max 800 intl mins1
150 SMS 15 GB 10.3 GB 21/6
Mbps
€9.90 1117
All in One L 700 mins
(AT and intl²)
500 SMS 30 GB 16.1 GB €14.90 1113
MAX 3000 mins
max 500 intl mins1
300 SMS unlimited blocked 50/10
Mbps
€24.99 1131 no roaming
at all

Activation is by texting code to 810 820 or online by buying the appropriate Ladebon (top-up voucher).

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

If you want to cancel the auto-renewal text the activation command and adding 'aus' (example: '1120 aus') to 810 820.

1 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).

² These 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 these plans on the following page (in German): https://www.yooopi.at/tarife-produkte/

Data-only plan[]

This 28 day data plan is offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price SMS
Activation
Data U unlimited blocked 50/15 Mbps €19.99 1125

Activation is by texting code to 810 820 or online by buying the appropriate Ladebon (top-up voucher).

This plan tries to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

If you want to cancel the auto-renewal text the activation command and 'aus' (example: '1120 aus') to 810 820.

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.

Since 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom is no longer 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)[]

Wowww!

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 kiosks 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 €0.009 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 113.78 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 7.2 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 28 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice Texts Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Other
Austria L 1000 mins 100 SMS 50 GB 10.8 GB 100/50
Mbps
€9.99
Austria XL 2000 mins 200 SMS 60 GB 15 GB €13.90
All in One M 500 mins
max 800 intl mins1
150 SMS 15 GB 10.3 GB 21/6
Mbps
€9.90
All in One L 700 mins
(AT & intl²)
500 SMS 30 GB 16.1 GB €14.90
All in One XL 3000 mins
max 500 intl mins1
300 SMS unlimited blocked 50/10
Mbps
€24.99 no roaming
at all

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

1These 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/en/products-tariffs/wowww-austria/

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

Data-only plans[]

These 28 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Other
S-Data 1 GB 1 GB 21/6 Mbps €4.00
L-Data 15 GB blocked 50/10 Mbps €10.00
XL-Data unlimited blocked 50/15 Mbps €19.99 3x 28 day: € 59.97
6x 28 day: €119.94
13x 28 day: €239.88
XXL-Data €24.99 200 mins in AT

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

EU roaming[]

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

Since 01/JUN/2021 the United Kingdom is no longer 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)[]

Lycamobile new

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'). A starter with the National L (unlimited talk & text and 60 GB Data for €14.90) is available at Billa, Billa Plus and Bipa. Sim cards can also be ordered online to be sent to an Austrian postal address for free. The SIM cards are given out in all three sizes. An eSIM can also be ordered online for compatible phones. You can pruchase an eSIM with any plan by clicking on the BUY NOW button and selecting the eSIM option during checkout. Unless stated otherwise SIM cards don't have credit on them and you need to make a top-up.

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.

Lyca

old logo

Default rate[]

  • for data €0.09 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 50 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A. There is also an unusual connection charge of €0.12 per voice connection.

Mobile bundles[]

These 28 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Combo
bundle
Voice Texts Data EU Data UK and
CH Data
max. Speed
Down
Price Activation
Number
Other
National XS 300 mins 300 SMS 2 GB 1 GB
2 GB*
1 GB 100 Mbps €4.90 *139*1100#
National S 3000 mins 3000 SMS 50 GB 11 GB 5.5 GB €9.90 *139*1200# 3x 30 days: €22.50
6x 30 days: €42.00
12x 30 days: €78.00

these options only
include 40 GB of data

National L unlimited mins unlimited SMS 60 GB 17 GB 8.5 GB €14.90 *139*3000# 3x 30 days: €34.50
6x 30 days: €64.50
12x 30 days: €120.00
All in One XS 500 national mins +
up to 500 intl mins
150 SMS 15 GB 11 GB 5.5 GB €9.90 *139*514# up to 1.5 GB can be
used in AL, BA, ME,
MK, RS, and Kosovo
All in One S 1000 national mins +
up to 1000 intl mins
200 SMS 30 GB 17 GB 8.5 GB €14.90 *139*525# up to 3 GB can be
used in AL, BA, ME,
MK, RS, and Kosovo
All in One M unlimited national mins +
up to 1500 intl mins
unlimited SMS 50 GB 22 GB 11 GB €19.90 *139*519# up to 5 GB can be
used in AL, BA, ME,
MK, RS, and Kosovo
All in One L unlimited national mins +
up to 2500 intl mins
100 GB 27 GB 13.5 GB €24.90 *139*529# up to 10 GB can be
used in AL, BA, ME,
MK, RS, and Kosovo

To activate call the activation number.

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). To stop, call customer service on 322.

The maximum upload speed of these plans is unknown.

* As a special offer the National XS includes more EU and GB & CH data. The offer ends on 31/JUL/2024.

Data-only bundles[]

These 28 day data plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Data
bundle
Data EU Data UK and
CH Data
max. Speed
Down
Price Activation
Number
Other
Data S 0.5 GB
1 GB*
0.5 GB
1 GB*
0.25 GB
0.5 GB*
100 Mbps €2.90 *139*30300#
Data M 1 GB
2 GB*
1 GB
2 GB*
0.5 GB
1 GB*
€3.90 *139*30500#
Data L 3 GB 3 GB 1.5 GB €4.90 *139*301024#
Data XL 15 GB
30 GB*
9.2 GB 4.6 GB €9.90 *139*303072#
Data UL 100 GB 18.45 GB 9.23 GB €19.90 *139*1019# unlimited on-net
mins1 and SMS1

To activate call the activation number.

All plans try to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit). To stop, call customer service on 322.

The maximum upload speed of these plans is unknown.

* As a special offer the Data S & Data M plans include more national, EU and GB & CH data and the Data XL plan includes more national data, the offer ends on 31/JUL/2024.

1 Only unlimited between Lyca Mobile customers.

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

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/

MTEL Austria (on A1)[]

Mtel austria-0

new logo

MTEL 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 (virtual) Telekom Serbia Group networks in Serbia (mts), Bosnia-Herzegovina (m:tel), Montenegro (m:tel), North Macedonia (MTEL a MVNO on the A1 network) and Switzerland (MTEL a MVNO on the Salt network).

Availability[]

Their SIM cards are sold in thier own stores and Hartlauer locations (storelocator- select "Wertkarte" from the "Art der Leistung" dropdown) as well as stores of the REWE Group (ADEG, Billa, Billa Plus, Bipa and Penny), gas station (BP, Eni, OMV, Shell and Turmöl) and Libro & Pagro Diskont stores. They can also be ordered online to an Austrian postal address. The starter package is available for €10 and comes with the Star plan for the first 28 days.

It's also available as an eSIM in MTEL Austria stores (see list of MTEL Austria Shops).

Registration

MTEL Austria SIM cards can only be registered in MTEL Austria stores with your passport (see list of MTEL Austria Shops).

Default rate[]

  • for data €0.03 per MB within Austria (that's equal to a very high €30 per GB, billing is in 50 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A

Mobile plans[]

This 28 day combo plan is offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Plan Voice &
Texts
Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price
Star 1000 mins
or SMS
23 GB 10 GB 50/10 Mbps €10

This plan tries to auto-renew after the 28 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

Data can be used in Austria, in an EU-Roaming country and while roaming on a (virtual) Telekom Serbia Group network.

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

EU and Telekom Serbia Group roaming[]

When roaming on (virtual) Telekom Serbia networks in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Switzerland you can call, text and use data without any surcharges.

The current Star plan is voice, text and data EU roaming enabled.

More information[]

Lidl Connect (by 3 "Drei")[]

Lidl connect at

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 non-standalone 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 with a physical SIM are available in all Lidl supermarket branches in the country or online to be sent to an Austrian postal address only.

All plans are also available for eSIM enabled devices (except Apple Watch). The eSIM will be delivered via email.

Available starter packs:

  • Lidl Connect Basic+ starter pack - it comes with the Basic+ plan pre-selected (can be changed, given enough credit) and 500 MB for the first 30 days for €1.99 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 L starter pack - it comes with the L plan for the first 6x30 days* for €9.50 €5* in Lidl stores or online (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).
  • Lidl Connect XL 5G starter pack - it comes with the XL 5G plan for the first 30 days for €14.50 online only (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 €29.90 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 €36.90 online only (the plan can be changed, given enough credit).

*As a special limited time offer available until 4/SEPT/2024 you can buy the Lidl Connect L starter pack for just €5. Additionally, if you register and activate this Lidl Connect L starter pack by 4/SEPT/2024 you also get an additional 5x30 days of service for free. This means you only pay €5 for 6x30 days = 180 days, and you get a new allotment of 1500 mins/SMS and 55 GB of data every 30 days. When you switch plans during the free period the free period ends.

You can top up in all Lidl branches at the cash register for €10 or €20 or online by Visa or MasterCard. 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#.

Registration

Lidl-Connect starter packs can be registered with a passport in any Lidl branch. Another way to register is to go online and take a picture of you and your passport.

Default rate[]

Basic+

  • for data €0.009 per MB (that's equal to a high €9 per GB, billing is in 102.4 KB increments) @ 4G+/LTE-A up to 60 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up

Mobile plans[]

These 30 day combo plans are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Voice & Text Data EU Data max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Activation
Number
Other
M €0,039 per
min or SMS
9 GB 6.4 GB 100/50
Mbps
€5.90 *151*711#
L 1.500 mins or SMS 55 GB 10.3 GB 150/50
Mbps
€9.50 *151*708#
XL 5G 1.700 mins or SMS 55 GB 15.6 GB €14.50 *151*719# 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled
XXL 2.000 mins or SMS 70 GB 18.9 GB €17.50 *151*710# 200 mins
to EU

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

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

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 offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A or on up to 5G/NR:

Plan Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Activation
Number
Others
Surf unlimited blocked 50/20 Mbps
100/50 Mbps*
€19.50 *151*761#
Surf 5G 100/25 Mbps €28.90 *151*713# 5G/NR
non-standalone
enabled
Surf 5G Plus 250/50 Mbps €36.90 *151*714#

All plans try to auto-renew after the 30 day billing cycle is over (given enough credit).

*As a special offer the Surf plan is available with double the maximum data rates for the lifetime of the plan. The lifetime of a plan ends when you switch to another plan or don't top-up your prepaid SIM for more than 13 months. The offer ends on 17/JUL/2024.

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 Add-Ons[]

These 30 day data add-ons are offered on up to 4G+/LTE-A:

Add-On Data EU
Data
max. Speed
Down/Up
Price Activation
Number
Compatible Plans
1 GB Refill 1 GB 1 GB 100/50
Mbps
€3.50 *151*712# M, L, XL and XXL
Data 10 GB 10 GB 10 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 and Surf 5G Plus plans are without any roaming at all. If you exceed your plans' cap, a surcharge of €0.004 per MB is added.

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

More information[]

  • APN: drei.at
  • If you need a public IP-Address you need to fill out the following form and send it as an attachment to info.connect@drei.com: Lidl-Connect_public_IP_form.pdf Here is also a version of the form with translations (translations in blue): Lidl-Connect_public_IP_form_translation.pdf After you receive a response that your request was processed you need to change the APN to "data.public".
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi is available to prepaid customers with a compatible phone. Keep in mind that not all phones will support VoLTE or VoWiFi for Lidl-Connect (Drei). This is especially true if your phone uses older firmware and/or region specific firmware. For Drei postpaid plans VoLTE and VoWiFi has been available since 2018.
  • Website in German: https://www.lidl-connect.at

bob (by A1)[]

Bob logo

Bob is a brand of A1 and operates on the A1 network in 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G/NR.

Bob ceased the sale of prepaid SIM cards. Existing customers can still use thier prepaid SIM cards and top them up.

Bob continues to exist as a premium low-cost postpaid brand of A1.

More information[]

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

Vectone Mobile and Delight Mobile (discontinued)[]

Vectone Mobile and Delight Mobile were two MVNO brands by Mundio Mobile Holding Limited which operated on the Magenta network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE, these two brands ceased operation in 2023.

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. Since 01/MAR/2020 no new tele.ring starter packages were sold anymore and from 01/JAN/2021 unused starter-packs couldn't be activated.

Since 27/JAN/2021 all existing tele.ring prepaid customers were moved from My tele.ring to Mein Magenta.

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