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There are three mobile operators in Austria:

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

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

Cellular frequencies in Austria per carrier:

Carrier 2G/GSM 3G/UMTS 4G/LTE 5G/NR
A1 900 MHz (B8)

1800 MHz (B3)

900 MHz (B8)

2100 MHz (B1)

800 MHz (B20)*, 1800 MHz (B3)¹ & 2600 MHz (B7)² 3410-3800 MHz (n77/n78)
Magenta 800 MHz (B20)*, 1800 MHz (B3)¹, 2100 MHz (B1)⁴ & 2600 MHz (B7)²
3 900 MHz (B8)³, 1800 MHz (B3)*, 2100 MHz (B1)*, 2600 MHz (B7)³ & 2600 MHz (TDD B38)³

*Used for nationwide 4G/LTE coverage. ¹Used in smaller and bigger cities. ²Used in bigger cities. ³Limited availability. ⁴Used in more and more Areas.

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 more than 98%. This survey follows the historical order mostly used in the country and is no ranking. 5G/NR was launched on all three networks in 2019/2020 but isn't open to pre-paid customers for now.

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

A prepaid SIM card is locally called "Wertkarte". This is a specific Austrian expression, not used in Germany.

Note that at the airport of Vienna the small counters that sell SIM cards charge up to excessive 40 € for registration. Better go to a branded store or choose a downtown option.

New SIM card registration (effective 1/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 required all new prepaid SIM cards to be registered from 1/JAN/2019. All previously existing prepaid SIM cards need to be registered by 1/SEP/2019 or they will no longer be able to be recharged thereafter. Though all top-ups made until this date will remain valid beyond.

In the country, the branded shops of major providers will do the registration for free or a minimal charge. Often partner shops or post offices do the same 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 IDs from overseas countries 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 upload a pic of your ID document and a selfie to get registered.

Be aware that brands sold in supermarkets, service stations or at tobacconists can rarely be registered there. Then be prepared to go next to a provider store, post office or online for registration.

Recharging

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

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

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' on an Austrian SIM card at domestic rates rather than excessive roaming rates. For specifics about the new regulation check the European Union chapter and every provider below.

Austrian operators follow different approaches. Some block data roaming completely or apply a limit of about 2.8 GB per 10 € retail price of the plan, that is given out at domestic rates. All providers apply a surcharge of 0.72c per MB for continuous roaming after more than 4 months.

This means that the price for EU roaming is mostly between 3.60 € per GB (as long as you stay within the included EU roaming allowance) and 7.20 € per GB (when the excess rate is applied). So roaming data use on Austrian SIM cards abroad remains much more expensive than domestic use in Austria, even under the 'Roam like at Home' rules.

A1

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 800 MHz (B20) nationwide, 1800 MHz (B3) in smaller and bigger cities as well as 2600 MHz (B7) in bigger cities, covering 98% of population in 2019.

Since March 2019, A1 has discontinued all international roaming for prepaid. A1 can therefore only be used within Austria.

Availability

The starter pack comes in two versions:

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

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

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

Registration

All new SIM cards must be registered now and existing SIM cards until 31/AUG/2019. This can be done in A1-Shops, partner stores, post offices and online for free or up to a 10 € fee.

Default rates

B.Free 40

  • for voice and texts 0.40€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.40€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

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

B.Free Basic

  • for voice and texts 0.20€ per min and 0,09€ per SMS
  • for data 0.20€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

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

B.free Wertkarte

Their combo plans come are valid for 28 days:

Plan Voice Texts Data max. Speed (Down/Up) Price

(28 days)

Activation Others
B.free Talk 700

mins

700 SMS 1GB 50/10 Mbit/s 9 € 'JA' to 5520 none
B.free S 1000

mins

1000 SMS 4GB 12 € 'JA' to 5530
B.free M 10GB 100/50 Mbit/s 16 € 'JA' to 5540 includes A1 Free

Stream Chat

B.free L 2000

mins

2000 SMS 20GB 22 € 'JA' to 5550

Note that choosing a B.free M or B.free L plan will automatically enable A1 Free Stream Chat, which gives unlimited data for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and Snapchat at no extra charge.

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

B.free Internet

B.free Internet is a data-only SIM. The starter pack for 9.90 € has 5 GB data valid for 28 days included. These plans can be added for 28 days or 336 days (12x28 days):

Plan Data max. Speed (Down/Up) Price (28 days) Price (336 days)
Data S 8 GB 50/10 Mbit/s 10€ 20€
Data L 20 GB 100/20 Mbit/s 22€ 32€
Unlimited unlimited 20/5 28€ not available

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

Data add-ons

These add-ons are offered for more data:

Add-On Data Price Activation Other
Data 1 GB 1 GB 5€ "JA" an 2945 *
Data 3 GB 3 GB 7€ "JA" an 2933
Data 5 GB 5 GB 9€ "JA" an 2934
Data 10 GB 10 GB 13€ "JA" an 2935
Data Happy Hour unlimited 0.90€ "SURF1H" an 2900 ²

*These add-ons are valid until the end of the billing period. These add-ons renew automatically every billing period (given enough credit).

²This add-on is valid for one hour. This add-on can be purchased as often as you like.

EU roaming (no Roaming for prepaid)

As of March 2019, international roaming is no longer offered anymore for prepaid.

Off Note

A1 charges an inactivity fee (0.90€ per month) if you don't use your SIM for more then 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
  • Website in German: http://www.a1.net/

Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile)

Magenta

new Magenta T logo

Deutsche Telekom rebranded T-Mobile Austria to the Magenta brand in May 2019. The new operator is called Magenta Telekom and is considered to have the best 4G network and a good coverage within the country on GSM and UMTS, slightly behind A1 and Drei, but still on a generally high level. 4G/LTE is available on 800 MHz (B20) nationwide except for some bigger cities, 1800 MHz (B3) for smaller and bigger cities, 2100 MHz (B1) in more and more places as well as 2600MHz (B7) in bigger cities. It covers 97% of the population in 2019.

Tmobile-logo

old T-Mobile logo

Availability

The starter pack comes in four versions:

  • Mobile Klax Startpaket - for voice, SMS, and data for 10€. It comes preloaded with 5,000 units as mins/SMS/MBs usable for the first 28 days.
  • Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket 8GB - for data-only for 9.90€ (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 5,000 MBs usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax Startpaket - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for 30€ (data only). It comes preloaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for 75€ (data only). It comes preloaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Alcatel HH40 stationary cat4 4G router.

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

Top-up vouchers of 10, 20 or 40 € can be found everywhere in the country at 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#.

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, LIE, LUX, PL, RO, RS, SI, SK, TR.

Default rates

Default rates change depending on the starter-pack.

For the "Mobile Klax Startpaket" (mobile plans):

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

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

  • for voice and texts 0.40€ per min and 0,09€ per SMS
  • for data 0.02€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 10 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

Mobile Klax

The starter pack is offered for 10 €: "Mobile Klax Startpaket" containing 5,000 units (as mins, SMS or MB) for 28 days.

The default rate is Klax Basic with 9c per minute, SMS or MB of data in up to 10 Mbit/s. Rather than falling down on this rate, you can add these booster packs for 28 days:

Plan Voice + Text Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation Others
Klax S 2000 mins or SMS 6GB (blocked) 20/5 Mbit/s 10€ MOBILE KLAX S
Klax M 2000 mins or SMS 12GB (8GB EU) 50/10 Mbit/s 15€ MOBILE KLAX M
Klax L 3000 mins or SMS 15GB (9GB EU) 100/50 Mbit/s 18€ MOBILE KLAX L 100 mins and SMS from AT to EU
Klax XL 4000 mins or SMS 20GB (12GB EU) 150/50 Mbit/s 25€ MOBILE KLAX XL 150 mins and SMS from AT to EU

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. You can add a speed boost for 3 € per month to get 100 Mbit/s. All packages auto-renew for the same price after 28 days. In case of insufficient credit for the auto-renewal, the chosen plan stays active for 4 months. After 4 months you are switched to the default rate.

Internet Klax

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

Plan Data max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Internet Klax S 8 GB 20/5 Mbit/s 10 € INTERNET KLAX S
Internet Klax M 18 GB 50/10 Mbit/s 18 € INTERNET KLAX M
Internet Klax 30 unlimited 30/6 Mbit/s 25 € by a special starter*

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. *See Availability section. These plans are voice and text enabled (for rates see Default rates section) except for the Internet Klax 30 plan.

Data and speed add-ons

These add-ons are offered for more data:

Add-On Data Price Activation (for plans without EU-Roaming) Activation (for plans with EU-Roaming)
Volume Boost 100 MB 100 MB 1€ 100 MB 100 MB EU
Volume Boost 1 GB 1 GB 4€ 1 GB 1 GB EU
Volume Boost 3 GB 3 GB 6€ 3 GB 3 GB EU
Volume Boost 5 GB 5GB 9€ 5 GB 5 GB EU

Activation is by texting code to 0676 2222. Not available for Klax Flex, Klax Basic, Internet Klax Basic and Internet Klax 30. The full data amount of these add-ons is available for EU-Roaming if you add them to a plan with EU-Roaming. These add-ons are valid until the end of the billing period.

There is also an add-on for more speed: 100/50 Mbit/s at 3 €. It can be activated by texting "Speed" to 0676 2222. This add-on automatically renews every billing period. The increased maximum Speed is only available in Austria. It can't be added to the Internet Klax 30 plan.

EU roaming

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

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

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

Off Note

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

More information

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: "gprsinternet"
  • APN (for public IP): "business.gprsinternet" Username: "t-mobile" Password "tm"
  • New Magenta website in German: https://www.magenta.at/

Drei Austria ("3")

Group-three4

Drei Austria (called 'drei' spoken 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 1800 MHz (B3) and 2100 MHz (B1) nationwide as well as 900MHz (B8), 2600 MHz (B7) & 2600 MHz (TDD B38) in some areas and covers already 98% of population: 3 coverage map.

Their market share is now on par with T-Mobile and network coverage and speeds are on par with A1 in 2017 on a high level. In the meantime, Drei has opened 4G/LTE for most of their prepaid plans. They offer the lowest rates of any network operator. 3 offers domestic roaming with the "3-AT" (Magenta 2G) network. Through automatic selection, your phone will switch to this network if the connection to the home 3 network becomes weak. Even though you don't pay a surcharge for using "3-AT", roaming data is limited. So either stick to 3 network by manual selection or enable roaming data.

Availability

The starter pack comes in four versions:

  • Mobile Klax Startpaket - for voice, SMS, and data for 10€. It comes preloaded with 5,000 units as mins/SMS/MBs usable for the first 28 days.
  • Mobile Internet Klax Startpaket 8GB - for data-only for 9.90€ (voice and SMS is enabled). It comes preloaded with 5,000 MBs usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax Startpaket - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for 30€ (data only). It comes preloaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days.
  • Internet Klax Startpaket + Box - for the Internet Klax 30 plan for 75€ (data only). It comes preloaded with unlimited data usable for the first 28 days. This starter pack includes the Alcatel HH40 stationary cat4 4G router.

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

Top-up vouchers of 10, 20 or 40 € can be found everywhere in the country at 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#.

Registration

All new SIM cards need to be registered and all existing too by 31/AUG/2019. This can be done in Drei Shops and at certain resellers for a fee of up to 10 €. Finally, in July 2019 the online Foto-Identifikation makes it 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.

Nimm3

They have two prepaid (= Wertkarte) lines. These two starter packs are offered:

  • Talk (formerly Nimm3 Telefonie) - with voice, SMS, and data
  • Surf (formerly Nimm3 Internet) - with data-only

Both are sold at 9.90 €. Talk comes with 1000 domestic minutes, 1000 domestic SMS and 4 GB data while Surf comes with 10 GB data. Both are valid for 30 days and can't be switched.

Their SIM cards can be found in kiosks, phone stores, at Libro (store locator) or Hartlauer. Interestingly, Drei shops (shop list) don't sell prepaid cards, only contracts. Standard SIM, micro SIM, and nano SIMs are available.

Top-up cards can be found at many stores, kiosks, petrol stations, and supermarkets. Online reloads by many international credit cards are accepted.

Default rates

Talk Klassik and Talk EU Klassik'

  • for voice and texts 0.08€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.15€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 10 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

The Talk EU Klassik is fully enabled for EU-Roaming while the Talk Klassik is completely locked down.

Talk

These are their plans for 30 days (available till 05/FEB/2020):

Plan

Voice

Texts Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Others
Talk Christmas M 500 mins 500 SMS 10 GB (blocked) 150/50 Mbit/s 10€ no EU-Roaming at all
Talk Christmas L 1000 mins 1000 SMS 15 GB (blocked) 15€
Talk Christmas EU L 2000 mins 2000 SMS 20 GB (10 GB) 20€ 200 mins from AT to EU
Talk Christmas EU XL 5000 mins 5000 SMS 30 GB (15 GB) 30€ 500 mins from AT to EU

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

Surf

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

These monthly packages on 4G/LTE are offered:

Plan Data EU Data max. Speed (Down/Up) Price (a month)
Surf 8GB 8 GB blocked 30/10 Mbit/s 10 €
Surf 20GB 20 GB blocked 20 €
Surf Flat 30 unlimited 15 GB 30 €
Surf Flat 50 unlimited 20 GB 50/20 Mbit/s 40 €

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

The package won't be renewed automatically after 30 days. This is done when you go online for the first time thereafter and have enough credit on your account. The same happens when your data volume is used up ahead of time and you have enough credit for another bundle. Otherwise, the rate will be charged at a high 0.35 € per MB.

Three also introduced Surf 365 Tage Bundles, which are valid once-off for a year. They are limited to Austria:

Plan Data

max. Speed (Down/Up)

Price (a year)
Surf 365-Tage 3GB 3 GB 30/10 Mbit/s 10€
Surf 365-Tage 6GB 6 GB 20€
Surf 365-Tage 20GB 20 GB 30€
Surf 365-Tage 30GB 30 GB 50/20 Mbit/s 40€

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

To check the remaining allowance, download the 3 Kundenzone (= 3 customer zone) app from the App or Google Play Store. When you open the app, press Automatisch erkennen (= detect automatically) and you will be redirected automatically (please note that this WILL NOT work on WIFI, but only when checking on mobile data). Activity done in 3 Kundenzone will NOT be withdrawn from your data allowance.

You can easily 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.

Data add-ons

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

Add-On Data Price Activation Others
Internet 1 GB 1 GB 5€ Daten1 EU-Roaming enabled if combined with an EU-Roaming capable plan.
Internet 5 GB 5 GB 9€ Daten5
EU-Roaming Data 10GB 10 GB 15€ online only only available for Surf Flat 30 & Surf Flat 50 plans
EU-Roaming Data 20GB 20 GB 20€ online only

Activation is by texting code to 31322. The max. speed of the add-ons depends on the max. speed of the base plan.

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.

Drei treats the Channel Islands as "EU-zone" for voice and SMS only. Data is charged at excessive 15 € per MB. Note that for the Surf tariffs, only the Flat tariffs have EU roaming, up to the given limit.

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
  • public IP (Open Internet) can be enabled in the 3 Kundenzone (= 3 customer zone)

tele.ring (winding down)

Telering-logo
Telering is a sub-brand of Magenta Telekom using the latter's network. In spring 2019 Magenta announced its decision to discontinue its subsidiary that has been known for lower prices in 2020.

On 04/FEB/2020 it was announced that nothing will change for existing and new pre-paid customers. Although post-paid customers will be moved to the Magenta Brand on 23/MAR/2020, tele.ring pre-paid starter-sets can still be activated and top-up vouchers can still be used after that date.

Note that international roaming is very restricted and can only be used for voice and SMS.

Availability

Their current prepaid data SIM is called "schlaue SIM" (clever SIM) and sold online to be sent to an Austrian address or at shops. For registration check the Magenta section.

Top-up vouchers can be bought online, at post offices, in Libro, Penny stores and many kiosks. Enter *104*<voucher code>#. Check balance by *101#.

Default rates

SCHLAUE SIM BASISTARIF

  • for voice and texts 0.069€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.099€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 21 Mbit/s down and 5 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

There are two 28 day mobile plans available:

Plan

Voice + Texts

Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Schlaue SIM Mini 1000 mins or SMS 5 GB (blocked) 21/5 Mbit/s 9€ mini
Schlaue SIM Maxi 10 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 14€ maxi

Activation is by texting code to 20650. These packs renew every 28 days for the same fee.

Data and speed add-ons:

There are two data add-ons available for these tariffs:

Add-On Data Price Activation
+ 100 MB 100 MB 1€ PLUS 100
+ 1 GB 1 GB 5€ PLUS 1

Activation is by texting code to 20650. These add-ons don't renew automatically.

There is also an add-on for more speed: 100/50 Mbit/s at 3 €. It can be activated by texting "PLUS SPEED" to 20650. This add-on automatically renews every billing period. The increased maximum Speed is only available in Austria.

EU roaming

EU roaming is available but for voice and texts only.

Off Note

tele.ring charges an inactivity fee (0.50€ per month) if you don't use your SIM for more then three months.

More information

Yesss!

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. It uses their good IP backbone but behaves differently when roaming.

Availability

Yesss! SIMs can be purchased online to be sent to an Austrian postal address. Yesss! starter packs are available in all supermarkets of the Rewe chain called Billa, Merkur, Libro stores, in post offices and in some service stations, too.

Yesss! Startersets are sold for 1.99 € as a triple SIM cut out for mini, micro and nano. They contain 100 units as domestic SMS, voice minutes or MB data, and 15 mins to customer support. All included allowances are valid for 30 days. Sometimes this offer differs in promotions.

For registration go online and choose the Foto-Identverfahren. You need to have a cam and a reliable internet connection and make a pic of your passport and a selfie during the process.

The minimal 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. To check credit balance, type *121#.

Default rates

yesss! classic

  • for voice and texts 0.039€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

These monthly packages are available:

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data) Data Rollover max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Others
Austria 1000 mins or SMS 4 GB (blocked up to 12 GB 50/10 Mbit/s 8.49€
Complete L 1500 mins or SMS 8 GB (4.8 GB) up to 24 GB 100/50 Mbit/s 9.99€
Complete XL 15 GB (7.2 GB) up to 45 GB 150/50 Mbit/s 14.99€ includes "all you can chat"

Note that choosing a Complete XL plan will automatically enable all you can chat (same as A1 Free Stream Chat), which gives unlimited data for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and Snapchat at no extra charge. all you can chat can be added to other plans for 2.99€ a month.

Data Rollover will save unused mobile Data for use in the following months. Rollover data will be used after using up the included monthly data. While you use Rollover-Data EU-Data-Roaming will be charged separately. For the maximum Data you can have (monthly Data + Rollover-Data) in each plan please reference the table above. If you switch plans Rollover-Data will be lost.

When the included data and Rollover-Data has been used up a 1GB booster for 3,90€ will be activated automatically (given enough credit).

Data-only plans

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
1 GB 1 GB (1 GB) 50/10 Mbit/s 4.00€
5 GB 5 GB (2.9 GB) 100/50 Mbit/s 5.99€
9 GB 9 GB (4.8 GB) 150/50 Mbit/s 9.99€
unlimited unlimited (blocked) 30/6 Mbit/s 19.99€

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

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).

The new roaming tariff offer called 'Roaming 100', intended for travelers to Switzerland, Bosnia, Serbia, Turkey, US and Canada includes 100 units for minutes, SMS and MB, which 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.

More info

  • tethering is allowed
  • APN: webapn.at

bob

Bob logo

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

Availability

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

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

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

sprich mit bob (talk with bob)

On Sprich mit Bob plan you will be on the minibob tariff at 0.08€ per min or SMS or 0.15€ per MB in Austria by default. No other option is offered for the voice and data prepaid plan and no international roaming is offered.

surf mit bob (surf with bob)

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

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
gigabob S none (enabled) 50/10 Mbit/s 5€ per 1 GB
gigabob M 4 GB (2GB) 5.90€
gigabob L 9 GB (3GB) 9.90€

EU Roaming

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

More information

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

HoT (Hofer Telekom)

Hot

Hofer (the Austrian branch of Aldi discounter stores) started its own MVNO with the MVNE-company ventocom in 2015. It's called HoT (for Hofer Telekom) and uses the network of Magenta (formerly known as T-Mobile) in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. It has become the most successful MVNO in the country so far.

Availability

Starters can be purchased online to be sent to an Austrian address or at all Hofer supermarkets (Hofer Store Locator) for 1.99 €. The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM. 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 passports are accepted that way.

Top-ups can be done by purchasing "Ladebons" (= vouchers) of 10 € or 20 € at Hofer stores. Your phone number (like 0677....) needs to be entered twice followed by the PIN code of the voucher online here for a recharge. Alternatively, you can use a credit card (Master, Visa, Diners or AmEx) or even a PayPal account to top-up directly online here: click on "mit Kreditkarte, Online Banking, PayPal".

You can get the balance of your account if you send an SMS to 6700 with the word "GUTHABEN" or just type and call *101#, or use Mein HoT smartphone App.

Default rates

hot flex

  • for voice and texts 0.039€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

They offer two packages with data valid for 30 days:

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data) Datareserve max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
Hot Fix 1000 mins or SMS 8 GB (4.8 GB) 3 GB 100/50Mbit/s 9.90 €
Hot Fix Mega 15 GB (7.1GB) 15 GB 14.90 €

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

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

Data-only plans

They offer two packages with data valid for 30 days:

Plan Data (EU Data) Price Others
HoT Data 6,000 6 GB (2.9 GB) 5.90€
HoT Data unlimited unlimited (blocked) 19.90€ *

* The unlimited data plan is only available with the ZTE router starter pack for 49.90 €.

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)

Data and speed add-ons

There are two data add-ons available:

Add-On Data (EU Data) Price
Refill-Paket Daten 1,000 MB 1 GB (1 GB) 3.90€
Refill-Paket Daten 3,000 MB 3 GB (2.8 GB) 5.90€

These add-ons are valid for the rest of the billing period and don't renew automatically. The data add-ons are not available on the hot flex and Hot Data unlimited plans.

There is also an add-on for more speed: 150/50 Mbit/s at 2€. This add-on is not available for the hot Fix Mega and Hot Data unlimited plans.

EU roaming

EU roaming is available on all of the plans except for the Data unlimited plan. But, HoT applies a strict 4-months limit for permanent roaming at domestic rates. Additionally, when roaming in some countries the service may be limited to 3G instead of 4G/LTE.

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

More information

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

eety

Eety-0

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

Availability

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

Registration can be done in the store that sell eety by showing foreign ID documents too. For online registration, some (mostly European) passports are accepted when you choose Foto-Identifikation.

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

Default rates

eety Basis

  • for voice and texts 0.05€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009023€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 7 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s up

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

Mobile plans

Plan Voice Texts Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Top Promo 1000 mins 500 SMS 10 GB (10 GB) 50/10 Mbit/s 9.90 € *151*1125#
Connect 800* mins 500 SMS 16 GB (blocked) 14.90 € *151*1130#
Star 1000 mins 100 SMS 20 GB (blocked) 13.90 € *151*1128#

(*) = these minutes can be used for domestic calls and to 27 countries (calls to some counties will count one actual minute as five minutes). Note that the Star and Connect can't be used for roaming outside Austria. Plans are valid for 30 days and will auto-renew if there is enough credit.

Data-only plans

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Flat 15 unlimited (blocked) 42/10 Mbit/s 13.99€ for 15 days *151*1138#
Flat 30 30/10 Mbit/s 19.99€ for 30 days *151*1139#

Data add-ons

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

Add-On Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation Other
1 GB EXTRA 1 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 5.00€ *151*1116#
DATA 2 GB 2 GB (2 GB) 4.90€ *151*1122# Only for Basis and Top Promo
DATA 6 GB 6 GB (3.8 GB) 7.90€ *151*1123#
DATA 11 GB 11 GB (5.7 GB) 11.90€ *151*1124#

EU roaming

Eety applies "roam like at home" in the EU at domestic rates up on some plans only up to a certain limit shown for each plan in the tables above. Without limits, it's only possible staying for roaming on the Basis plan at 0.9c/MB restricted to 7 Mbit/s on 3G. After 4 months of continuous roaming, a surcharge of 0.72c/MB may be applied additionally. In 2018 they added the Top plan available with a roaming option.

In an unusual arrangement, visitors from Hong Kong can purchase eety SIMs from 3 in Hong Kong before departure, but SIMs purchased in Hong Kong cost HK$ 158 (= more than 18 €) or HK$ 198 (= more than 22 €) for two, are preloaded with 3.3 GB data only, are non-reloadable, and have a non-extendable validity period of 30 days from first use. The website says that all EU/EEA countries are covered plus North Cyprus. The latter country is questionable and could be a mistake, as it follows EU/EEA zoning and excludes Switzerland and Turkey too.  

This is now the only Austrian SIM that can be purchased without any form of ID; no ID is collected at the point of purchase in Hong Kong, and registration is not required on arrival either. 

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S-Budget Mobil

S-budget mobil

S-Budget Mobil is the mobile brand of the SPAR supermarket group in collaboration with Magenta Telekom. It uses MVNE infrastructure of tele.ring (owned by Magenta Telekom) and operates on the network of Magneta in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability

The starter pack is exclusively available in all SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR markets (locator) where they register as well and online to be sent to an Austrian address. Be aware that the shipping cost is a hefty 3.90 €. So it's recommended to buy it from a Spar market instead. It's sold at 1.99 € with the "Small" plan pre-configured. The starter packs include the option for standard, micro, and nano SIM.

Top-ups are with vouchers of 10, 15, 20 and 35 € available in all SPAR outlets. To top-up type *104*<voucher code>#. To check credit, type *102#, to check validity *103#.

Mobile plans

The default plan is the Small plan with 0.039€ per minute/SMS and 0.009€ per MB (max. Speed is 21Mbit/s). Instead of this usage-based plan, you can choose from these 30-day packs:

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data) Data Rollover max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
MEDIUM+ 1500 mins or SMS 8 GB (5 GB) up to 24 GB 100/50 Mbit/s 9.90€ MEDIUM+
LARGE+ 10 GB (6.5GB) up to 30 GB 150/50 Mbit/s 12.90€ LARGE+
X-LARGE+ 15GB (7.5GB) up to 45 GB 100/50 Mbit/s 14.90€ X-LARGE+

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

Data Rollover will save unused mobile Data for use in the following months. Rollover data will be used after using up the included monthly data. While you use Rollover-Data EU-Data-Roaming will be charged separately. For the maximum Data you can have (monthly Data + Rollover-Data) in each plan please reference the table above. If you switch plans Rollover-Data will be lost.

Data-only plan

One 30-day data-only plan is offered:

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
CONNECT+ 8 GB (4 GB) 100/50 Mbit/s 7.90€ CONNECT+

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

Data add-ons

A couple of data add-ons are offered:

Add-On Data Price Activation (for plans without EU-Roaming) Activation (for plans with EU-Roaming)
Volume Boost +100MB 100 MB 0.89€ Volume100MB Volume+100MB
Volume Boost +1GB 1 GB 3.90€ Volume1GB Volume+1GB
Volume Boost +3GB 3 GB 5.90€ Volume3GB Volume+3GB

Activation is by texting code to 20771. Not available for Small plan. Add-ons are valid for 30 days. These add-ons can be used for EU-Data-Roaming when paired with an EU-Data-Roaming capable plan.

EU roaming

EU Roaming for Voice, Text, and Data is available on all the current plans.

More info

spusu

Spusu

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

Availability

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

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 for free at the first top-up.

If you don't use it for more than 1 year, 2 € per month will be charged and when the balance is depleted the SIM will be shut off.

Default rates

They don't sell any packages for voice, text or data, but offer a very cheap default rate:

spusu Wertkarte

  • for voice and texts 0.04€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB (that's equal to low 4 € per GB, billing is in 1 kB increments) @ 4G+ up to the network's limit

EU roaming (temporarily roaming surcharges apply)

Austrian regulator RTR has granted permission for Spusu to temporarily charge roaming surcharges of 0.84c per MB. The only rate for EU roaming is, therefore, 0.84+0.4c per MB (= 12.40 € per GB).

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Ge org!

Ge org!

Ge org! is the "old" MVNO of the two electronic market chains Media Markt and Saturn. Ge org! uses the network of A1 (2G, 3G and 4G/LTE) and the portfolio is very similar to yesss! (see above).

Availability

Ge org! is still exclusively sold by Media Markt and Saturn.

Ge org! SIM cards are sold for 1.99 € as

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

Here you can check the availability of Ge org! Internet using the button "market availability" at respective MediaMarkt or Saturn.

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.

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

Default rates

ge org! basic

  • for voice and texts 0.039€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 50 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

These monthly packages are available, all open to 4G/LTE:

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data)

Data Rollover

max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
dahoam 1000 mins or SMS 4 GB (blocked) 12 GB 50/10 Mbit/s 8.49€
smart 1500 mins or SMS 8 GB (4.8 GB) 24 GB 100/50 Mbit/s 9.99€
smart pro 15 GB (7.2 GB) 45 GB 150/50 Mbit/s 14.99€

Data Rollover will save unused mobile Data for use in the following months. Rollover data will be used after using up the included monthly data. While you use Rollover-Data EU-Data-Roaming will be charged separately. For the maximum Data you can have (monthly Data + Rollover-Data) in each plan please reference the table above. If you switch plans Rollover-Data will be lost.

When the included data and Rollover-Data is used up a 1GB 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. As data add-ons for extra volume, the same packs as in Ge org Internet can be added.

Data-only plans

This is their data-only SIM with these monthly plans:

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
surf 5 5GB (2,9 GB) 100/50 Mbit/s 5.99€
surf 10 10 GB (4,8 GB) 150/50 Mbit/s 9.99€
unlimited unlimited (blocked) 30/6 Mbit/s 19,99€

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

Data add-ons

Add-On Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price
1 GB Datenpaket 1 GB (1 GB) 50/10 Mbit/s 4.00€
5 GB Datenpaket 5 GB (2.9 GB) 100/50 Mbit/s 5.99€
10 GB Datenpaket 10 GB (4.8 GB) 150/50 Mbit/s 9.99€

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

EU roaming

International roaming at domestic rates is capped for each data plan at the volumes given above. The Ge org! dahoam plan and on the unlimited data bundle it's EU-Raoming is disabled.

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yooopi!

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 rates

yooopi! Wertkarte 5 Cent

  • for voice and texts 0.05€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 7.2 Mbit/s down and 3 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans:

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

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Austria M 1000 mins or SMS 10 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 9.99€ 1111
Austria L 2000 mins & 200 SMS 20 GB (blocked) 14.90€ 1112
All in One M 500 mins, max 800 mins intl* & 150 SMS 5 GB (4.6 GB) 21/6 Mbit/s 9.90€ 1117
All in One L 700 mins (AT and intl²) & 500 SMS 15 GB (blocked) 14.90€ 1113
Travel S 300 mins or SMS 5 GB (3.8 GB & 100 MB for Switzerland) 50/10 Mbit/s 10.00€ 1120
Travel M 400 mins or SMS 10 GB (4.9 GB & 200 MB for Switzerland) 15.00€ 1121
Travel L 500 mins or SMS 30 GB (7.8 GB & 400 MB for Switzerland) 100/50 Mbit/s 25.00€ 1122

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. *These minutes can be used for calls to all EU and 40+ additional countries (there are minute caps per country for fixed and mobile lines). ²These minutes can be used for calls to AT, EU counties and 15 additional counties (for calls to some counties minutes to mobile lines are restricted to 100 mins)

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

Data-only plans:

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Data S 1 GB (blocked) 21/6 Mbit/s 4.00€ 1119
Data M 15 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 10.00€ 1114
Data U unlimited (blocked) 30/8 Mbit/s* 19.99€ 1125

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. *The website and the current pecuniary overview document have contradicting information.

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

EU roaming

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

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wowww!

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! by 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.

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 rates

wowww! Wertkarte 5 Cent

  • for voice and texts 0.05€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 7.2 Mbit/s down and 3 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

The default rate is 0.9c per MB. These packages are offered on 4G/LTE for 28 days:

Plan Voice + Texts Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Austria L 1000 mins or SMS 10 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 9.99€ 2111
Austria XL 2000 mins & 200 SMS 20 GB (blocked) 14.90€ 2112
All in One M 500 mins, 800 mins intl* & 150 SMS 5 GB (4.6 GB) 21/6 Mbit/s 9.90€ 2117
All in One L 700 mins (AT & intl) & 500 SMS 15 GB (blocked) 14.90€ 2113

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. All packages auto-renew. To stop text <code> aus to 810820. *These minutes can be used for calls to all EU and 40+ additional countries (there are minute caps per country for fixed and mobile lines). ²These minutes can be used for calls to AT, EU counties and 15 additional counties (for calls to some counties minutes to mobile lines are restricted to 100 mins)

Data-only plans

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

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
S-Data 1 GB (blocked) 21/6 Mbit/s 4.00€ none
L-Data 15 GB (blocked) 50/10 Mbit/s 10.00€ 2114
XL-Data 25 GB* (blocked) 19.99€² 2115
XXL-Data unlimited (blocked) 24.99€ 2116

Activation is by texting code to 810 820. All packages auto-renew. To stop text <code> aus to 810820. *After 25GB you can use data at max 128 Kbit/s. ²With special starter, price when activated via SMS, the App or online is 20.00€.

EU roaming

Wowww! applies the strict FUP given out in EU roaming at the domestic rate for some packages, on others roaming is totally disabled.

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Lycamobile

Lyca

The UK-based MVNO started in 2013 in the Austrian market. It uses the network of A1 in 2G, 3G and 4G LTE on some bundles.

Availability

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

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

Data feature packs

Default rate for data outside of packages is 9c per MB. Better buy these domestic data bundles that are all valid for 30 days in Austria (and for EU roaming up to said specified limit):

Data bundle AT data EU cap Price Activation
Data S 500 MB 500 MB 2.90 € *139*30300#
Data M 1 GB 1 GB 3.90 € *139*30500#
Data L 3 GB 2 GB 4.90 € *139*301024#
Data XL 15 GB 3.75 GB 9.90 € *139*303072#
Data XXL 50 GB 5.75 GB 14.90 € *139*305072#

Additionally, these combo packages are sold:

Combo bundle AT data EU cap dom. Voice dom. SMS Price Activation
National XS 1 GB 1 GB 300 mins 300 4.90 € *139*1100#
National S 15 GB 3.75 GB 3000 mins 3000 9.90 € *139*1200#
National M 30 GB 4.5 GB 3000 mins 3000 11.90 € *139*1500#
National L 60 GB 5.75 GB unlimited unlimited 14.90 € *139*3000#

All packages auto-renew after one month, if you have enough credit. To stop, call customer service on 322 from your Lycamobile for free.

EU roaming

Lycamobile offers its data bundles for roaming now up to the specified limit or at the default rate of 9c per MB.

More information

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

Vectone Mobile

Vectone

Vectone Mobile is a MVNO and operates on the Magenta network (find details above) in 2G and 3G and 4G LTE only on their Data Pocket Saver packages so far.

Availability

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

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

The standard data rate outside of packages is at 0.19 € per MB.

Data feature packs

Their data packs called Data Pocket Savers are valid for 30 days in Austria and EU, and on 4G LTE too:

Data Price Activation
1 GB 2.90 € *3209#
3 GB 3.90 € *3003#
5 GB 4.90 € *3099#
15 GB 9.90 € *3004#
50 GB 14.90 € *3141#
100 GB 19.90 € *3139#

To activate type code. Packages with be renewed automatically. To stop renewal type *1652#, to check bundle allowance *1611#.

EU roaming

All data bundles include roam at home, but exact implementation remains unclear.

More information

  • Tethering is forbidden according to Terms & Conditions; but enforcement of this is unclear.

Delight Mobile

Delight

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

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

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

Data feature packs

Their data bundles are valid for 30 days and on 4G/LTE too valid only in Austria:

Data Price Activation
500 MB 1.90 € *3115#
1 GB 2.50 € *3106#
5 GB 4.90 € *3107#
15 GB 9.90 € *3108#
20 GB 14.90 € *3132#
50 GB 19.90 € *3148#
unlimited 24.90 € *3153#

To activate type code. Plans will auto-renew. To stop type *3103#, to check data balance type *3102#.

EU roaming

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

  • 5 GB data for 30 days: 10 €, activation: *3154#

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

m:tel Austria

Mtel austria-0

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M:tel Austria is a MVNO owned by Telekom Serbia operating on the A1 network (find details above) in 2G and 3G and since 2019 in 4G/LTE too.

It offers special plans for the ex-Yugoslav community living in Austria given free roaming in the EU and the Telekom Serbia Group operators in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Availability

Their SIM cards are sold in Lidl supermarkets and many different spots (locator- klick on "Wertkarte") where they can be registered. They can also be ordered online to an Austrian postal address. The starter package is available at 1.90 €.

Data feature packs

Default rate outside of packages is 0.9c per MB. They offer these packages for 30 days:

  • Hallo M: 5.90 € includes 2 GB data in Austria, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro (500 MB in the EU) and 500 min or SMS to Austria and Telekom Serbia networks in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
  • Hallo L: 9.90 € includes 3 GB data in Austria, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro (1 GB in the EU) and 1000 min or SMS to Austria and Telekom Serbia networks in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Activation is through *100*3*3*1*1#. You can add another 2 GB for 30 days at 5 € and 5 GB at 9.90 €.

EU and Telekom Serbia roaming

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

Included EU package allowance is capped according to FUP specified above.

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Lidl Connect

Lidl connect

Lidl, main competitor of the Hofer (otherwise known as Aldi) discount chain launched its own mobile brand in Austria in July 2019. It operates on the network of Drei (3) in 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE and shouldn't be mixed up with the same brand in Germany.

Availability

The starter pack is available exclusively in all Lidl supermarket branches in the country for 0.99 € or online sent to an Austrian postal address only. It comes without credit.

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#.

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

Default rates

Limbo Basic

  • for voice and texts 0.039€ per min/SMS
  • for data 0.009€ per MB @ 4G+ up to 60 Mbit/s down and 10 Mbit/s up

Mobile plans

These packages are available for 30 days:

Plan Voice Texts Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Datareserve Price Activation
Limbo Ö 1000 mins 1000 SMS 7 GB (blocked) 100/50 Mbit/s none 8.00€ *151*604#
Limbo L 10 GB (4.6 GB) none 7.90€* *151*602#
Limbo XL 1500 mins 1500 SMS 15 GB (7 GB) 15 GB 14.50€ *151*603#

On the Limbo XL plan, you can activate a 15 GB Datareserve package for free once a billing-period after you used more than 80% of your data. You can activate it using the account manager, by calling *151*706# or via the service-line.

*Special promotion if activated till 01/MAR/2020 (promotion price applies as long as the plan is active).

As an add-on, they offer a 10 GB data pack (EU cap: 4.8 GB) for 9.90 €, activation: *151*662#.

Data-only plan

Only one 30 day data plan is available from Lidl-Connect:

Plan Data (EU Data) max. Speed (Down/Up) Price Activation
Limbo Surf unlimited (blocked) 40/10 Mbit/s 19.50€ *151*661#

EU roaming

EU roaming is at the domestic rate up to the limit shown as EU cap in the table. The Limbo Surf and Limbo Ö plans are without roaming at all. If you exceed this cap, a surcharge of 0.7c per MB is added.

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