- 1 Basics
- 2 Ežys and Extra (by Telia)
- 3 Pildyk (by Tele2)
- 4 Labas (by Bitė)
- 5 Mezon (by LRTC [Telecentras])
- 6 References
Basics[edit | edit source]
Lithuania has three mobile network operators, each of which operates prepaid services under a different brand name which also have a separate website (except Telia Extra).
- Telia - prepaid brands: Ežys and Extra
- Tele2 - prepaid brand: Pildyk
- Bitė - prepaid brand: Labas
There is also another wireless internet provider LRTC (Telecentras) that uses 4G/LTE technology (they used WiMAX in the past) sold under the brand name Mezon. In April of 2020 Bitė has agreed to purchase Mezon from LRTC.
Frequencies, coverage and speed[edit | edit source]
All three major networks cover the country in 2G on 900 and 1800 MHz. 3G is covered by Tele2 (~98±1% on -95 dBm RSSI), by Telia (~96±1% on -95 dBm RSSI) and by Bitė (~96±1% on -95 dBm RSSI) on 2100 MHz and 900 MHz (in rural areas) (coverage data is up to Febuary 1, 2018). -95 dBm RSSI is moderate strength connection for 3G. 4G LTE has started on Tele2 and Telia on 800 (B20), 1800 (B3) and 2600 (B7) MHz and covers around 99% of population in 2018. Bitė covers 97% of population on the same frequencies in 2018. 4G is covered by Tele2 (~77.5±2.5% on -105 dBm RSRP), by Telia (~72.5±2.5% on -105 dBm RSRP) and by Bitė (~67.5±2.5% on -105 dBm RSRP). 4G coverage data is up to Febuary 1, 2018. -105 dBm RSRP is moderate strength connection for 4G.
According to OpenSignal, 4G LTE availability (proportion of time OpenSignal app users have access to 4G network) in Lithuania is 88.40% (February, 2018). Average download speed on 4G LTE network is 30.78 Mbps (February, 2018). According to speedtest.net, average mobile internet download speed in Lithuania is 40.02 Mbps and 13.75 Mbps upload (April, 2018).
Generally, there is a very good 3G/4G coverage across the country. You can find current and detailed information about coverage (GSM, UMTS, and LTE) of the major network operators here. It's made by RRT (The Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania). It includes a map (you can select different layers with different operator/connection technology in a map) and a table/chart data of all operators with expected GSM, UMTS and LTE coverage calculations which were done using the same methods for all operators.
They have also created a convenient tool to evaluate mobile internet download speed (and some other connection strength and quality data: like RSRP, RSRQ, SINR) from all operators for 3G and 4G connections in various locations across Lithuania. It was done by a special purpose travelling car equipped with consumer grade mobile internet modems.
In 2019 Tele2 and Bite signed a network sharing agreement for Latvia and Lithuania. The two operators’ networks will be merged, forming a joint shared network. This joint network will be built out gradually starting 2021, with the full network scheduled for completion by December 2023. Each party will hold 50% ownership in the joint venture.
Telia plans to switch off its 3G network in 2022
Additional info (where to buy?)[edit | edit source]
The three major network operators sell their prepaid lines under different names: Pildyk, Labas and Ežys and Extra whose rates are amongst the lowest in all of Europe. Prepaid SIM cards are available in the brand stores of the network providers (Tele2, Telia, Bitė), supermarkets (e.g.: MAXIMA, IKI, RIMI, NORFA), petrol stations (e.g.: Circle K, Viada, Baltic Petroleum, other stations with prepaid cards marking), kiosks (e.g.: Lietuvos spauda, Narvesen, Kauno spauda, Vaskota), convenience store (e.g.: Aibė), post offices (new version Lithuanian page with locations, old version English page with locations), coffee shops and other agencies where you find prepaid cards marking. No ID or registration is needed for purchase. The cheapest price for a new card (as of May 2019 in one supermarket): Ežys - €2, Telia Extra - €1.50, Labas: €2, Pildyk: €1.
- Almost all existing and available to general public prepaid and postpaid calling and mobile data plans comparison website in Lithuanian: https://www.topup.lt/lt/internetas (this link is for mobile data plans comparison). Website frequently updates information. There are filtering and sorting functions. E.g.: you can filter so you have only prepaid options, sort offers by price, select price range.
EU roaming: NO roam like at home?[edit | edit source]
Ežys and Extra (by Telia)[edit | edit source]
Telia Lithuania, formerly Omnitel, owned by the Swedish-Finnish Telia Group. It has the one of the best overall coverage together with Tele2: Telia LT Coverage Map. 4G/LTE already covers 99% of the population in 2018 and it is available to prepaid users without any surcharge. They offer two very similar prepaid brands called Extra and Ežys (hedgehog in English) that only work in Lithuania for data, not abroad.
Telia plans to refarm most of its 2100 MHz frequencies from its 3G network to increase the speed and capacity of its LTE mobile services by the end of 2020. This move will pave the way for the shutdown of its 3G network by the end of 2022. Telia states that 3G-only devices will still be able to connect to the 2G network, adding that around 97% of all mobile data traffic is currently carried over LTE network.
Availability[edit | edit source]
The Extra and Ežys SIM is sold for €1.50 to €2.00 with the same credit preloaded. You can buy it in Telia stores (list) and at Iki, Rimi, Maxima supermarkets, at kiosks, coffee shops and lots of other outlets where you can buy top-up vouchers too.
All Extra and Ežys SIM cards are triple-sized in mini, micro and nano format. Check the package when buying if you need nano size - some older packages (issued before 2017) contain only mini and micro cards.
Telia Extra and Ežys SIM cards are quite similar, but imply different data packages. The management of the SIMs are identical. Same coverage, application, dashboard and payment methods.
Activation and validity[edit | edit source]
When you buy Telia Extra SIM card, its number is written on the package and SIM card holder plate rear side.
When you purchase latest Ezys SIM card, your mobile number is printed on the outer SIM card ("tavo numeris" = your number). To activate your card, you should dial 1544. Listen to the voice menu; it will ask for a language (press "9" for English), then press "1" to activate the card and hear the mobile number acquired. It will confirm your mobile number to you. Get ready to write it down for future usage. The activation call is free, but don't accept the invitation to hear your balance during this call, which will cost you €0.09 (a problem if the supplied credit is €1.50 and you want to buy a weekly bundle for €1.49).
To check your balance at any other time, use the Ežys smartphone app free of charge. Although you can dial 1544 and press "2" in the voice menu to hear your account balance, it will cost you €0.09 per request.
Telia Extra does not have an app, but you can check remaining data and balance at http://telia.lt/extra/paslaugos or by sending an SMS with "SL" to 1301 (free of charge)
Ežys users can also use a similar website free of charge at http://duomenys.ezys.lt/uzsakymas but Ežys has an easy to use app as well.
The SIM card is valid for 100 days after its first usage until the "sąskaita galioja iki" date. Then your card will be suspended with only incoming calls and SMS messages available for a grace period of 100 days until the "numeris galioja iki" date, after which it will be blocked permanently without any chance to restore it. To extend, you should recharge your account. Each €1 top-up extends the "sąskaita galioja iki" date by another 30 days, with a further 100 days after that until the "numeris galioja iki" date. Both dates are displayed clearly in the Telia or Ežys smartphone app.
Roaming[edit | edit source]
Roaming outside Lithuania is disabled by default. To enable it, send +TRP command to number 1570 (for free). After getting a confirmation, you will be able to use your SIM card outside Lithuania, but only for voice and SMS, and not for data roaming, which remains inaccessible outside the country. FAQ indicates that when roaming service is activated inbound calls (in Lithuania and abroad) won't work during the 100 day grace period after your 30-100 day top-up period has expired.
Recharges[edit | edit source]
You can recharge your account in different ways:
- by "multiple top-up card": You can find a plastic card with special barcode in each new Ežys package. With this card, you can make instant (electronic) top-up at supermarkets, kiosks and service stations. If you wish to top-up your account, give your top-up card and the required amount of money (or your credit card) to the cashier. The cashier will scan the barcode and your account will be topped-up instantly. You will be notified by SMS. The minimum top-up amount is €1.
- by OmniID card (only Telia Extra) included in every Telia Extra package, but you first have to associate the card with your number by calling 1600 pressing 9 for English menu, then 1 and entering the 11 digit code, or you can use OmniID app or omniid.lt website
- by top-up vouchers: you can buy a top-up voucher in kiosks, supermarkets and Telia-branded shops. Dial 1544 and follow the voice menu instructions to redeem the voucher; the minimum amount is €2. Vouchers can be activated only in Lithuania. Unfortunately, you can't redeem them abroad, either by phone or online. Vouchers also have an expiry date, before which you need to activate it.
- by credit card online. Choose "ĮKRAUK IŠ KORTELĖS" to pay online using your credit card. Also you can try this page. Extra and Ežys allow direct online recharges using credit and debit cards, including Revolut and Curve, but not all EU cards are accepted.
Ežys (by Telia)[edit | edit source]
Data feature packages[edit | edit source]
Default rate is €0.26 for 10 MB (valid for the current day until midnight). It's activated automatically, if you try to use mobile internet and have enough credit for it.
To avoid typing the SMS commands and incurring SMS charges, you can use the "Mano Ežys" smartphone app (iOS and Android) or carry out those tasks online instead. Overuse or out of bundle use is charged at the default rate.
Ežys data plans:
|1 TB||24 hours||€0.99||+AKC NERIBOK|
|1 TB||7 days||€3.45||+AKC SAVAITE|
|Regular Data Plans (NARŠYK):|
|2 GB||30 days||€2.59||+NARSYK 2|
|6 GB||30 days||€5.99||+NARSYK 6|
|9 GB||30 days||€7.89||+NARSYK 9|
|unlimited*||30 days||€11.99||+NARSYK NERIBOTIGB|
(*) = Fair usage terms apply (prepaid services usage terms). Basically Telia may investigate your usage if you use more than 150 GB a month
Activation is online, through the app or by sending the above activation text by SMS to 1566 (€0.05/SMS). You may reactivate the plan. Mobile internet is valid only browsing in Lithuania. If the account balance is sufficient, the plan will auto-renew after the 30 days are used. To stop, text 'NARSYK' to 1566 (at €0.05). To stop promotional plan, text the same text as ordering it except use '-' (minus sign) instead of '+'. For e.g. to stop NERIBOK from renewal text '-AKC NERIBOK' to 1566 (at €0.1).
You can only have one KALBĖK (calling plans) or VISKAS VIENAME (combo plans) type plan at the same time. Additionally only one NARŠYK (data plans) type plan at the same time. Ordering the same type plan automatically cancels the prior active plan. Promotional plans (NAKTYS, DAR and others) can be used together with other active data and/or calling/combo plans. Cancelled plan benefits can still be used until its validity period ends. The benefits of the plan which ends the soonest are used first.
They also introduced these combo plans with voice, SMS and data valid only in Lithuania for 30 days. You can use unlimited Facebook, Messenger, Spotify, Tidal as long as you have remaining data allowance or sufficient account balance to browse using pay go rate (standard tariff). When using Spotify and Tidal up to 10% of additional data or while making calls using FB Messenger your data allowances will be used.
|Combo plans (SUPERPLANAI) for 30 days:|
|Data||Voice||SMS per day||Price||Activation|
|1 GB||300 mins||200 SMS||€3.49||+PLANAS MINI1|
|3 GB||300 mins||200 SMS||€4.99||+PLANAS MINI3|
|6 GB||300 mins||200 SMS||€6.99||+PLANAS MINI6|
|1 GB||unlimited||400 SMS||€5.49||+PLANAS MAXI1|
|3 GB||unlimited||400 SMS||€6.99||+PLANAS MAXI3|
|6 GB||unlimited||400 SMS||€8.99||+PLANAS MAXI6|
|9 GB||unlimited||400 SMS||€9.99||+PLANAS MAXI9|
You may reorder the plan. If the account balance is sufficient, the plan will renew after the 30 days are used. When the plan renews automatically, unused data will be transferred to the next month. To stop auto-renewal, text '-PLANAS' to 1566 (€0.1).
Additional/promotional plans and their conditions:
- Spotify Premium subscription service: €6.99 for 30 days. More information about this service and how to order it in Lithuanian: https://www.ezys.lt/paslaugos/spotify.
- Free SMS between Ežys users "+AKC SMS" (to 1566 - €0.1)
- Free 1 GB each month for a year "+AKC LIEKU" (to 1566 - €0.1)
Extra (by Telia)[edit | edit source]
Off any plan, mobile internet is charged by volume: 10 MB for €0.26. The provided data are valid until the end of the current day (at midnight). If all data is used up more quickly, you will automatically get another 10 MB for €0.26.
Data feature packages[edit | edit source]
These data packages can be added to Extra SIM cards valid for 30 days:
|1 GB||€2.45||+NARSYK X1|
|2 GB||€3.55||+NARSYK X2|
|4 GB||€5.95||+NARSYK X4|
|8 GB||€8.95||+NARSYK X8|
|16 GB||€12.95||+NARSYK X16|
Activation is by texting code to 1301 for free. Packages will auto-renew after 30 days, if there is enough credit. To deactivate, text "-NARSYK" to 1301.
These combo packages are offered for 30 days:
|50 MB||150 mins||3,000||€3||+PLANAS MANO|
|1 GB||150 mins||12,000||€5.49||+PLANAS MANO1|
|50 MB||unlimited||12,000||€6.99||+PLANAS NERIBOTAI|
|1 GB||unlimited||12,000||€9.50||+PLANAS NERIBOTAI1|
All allowances are only valid in Lithuania. For activation text code to 1301. All overuse at the default rate. To deactivate auto-renew text "-PLANAS" to 1301.
EU Roaming[edit | edit source]
Remember that all data roaming is blocked outside Lithuania on all plans and packages of Ežys or Extra. It doesn't even work for a surcharge on the base rate. Only calls and SMS can be used outside the country that may come out of your combo package.
More info[edit | edit source]
- APN: omnitel
- Website for Ežys in Lithuanian and English: https://www.ezys.lt
- Website for Extra in Lithuanian and English: https://www.telia.lt/extra
Pildyk (by Tele2)[edit | edit source]
Tele2 by the Swedish Tele2 group has one of the best coverage in the country together with Telia: coverage map. 4G/LTE covers 99% of the population in 2018 and is also available for prepaid customers. It is the most popular mobile network in Lithuania. They have 42.6% of the market as of Q4 2017. Their prepaid brand is called Pildyk (top up/fill up in English).
Availability and start-up[edit | edit source]
A new SIM card is sold for around €2 in Tele2 stores (list)and small stores all over the country like Maxima, Iki or Rimi stores. They contain the same amount. Be careful, because checking the balance by *245# and ordering packages costs €0.04. But it's also possible to do it for free by their smartphone app (Android App) or on the Internet (mano.pildyk.lt).
Pildyk users can make calls for 100 days and receive calls for 180 days after the last top-up. If your account remains at 0, you will be given 80 days until the SIM expires.
From 2020 Pildyk started to charge users 0.02 € per day if they don't have any calling/data/combo plan active (they are using standard plan called - 'STANDARTINIS'). So such standard plan will drain ~0.60 €/month. For very minimal usage (calls/SMS) Ežys/Labas is way better as basic tariffs are very similar and there is no credit drainage. So you should top-up for the amount that you will use straight away by ordering the plan if you don't want to waste your credit for nothing (when 'STANDARTINIS' plan would be active again).
Recharges[edit | edit source]
To add credit to your account, you can buy top-up cards (vouchers) for €3 or €5 or electronic top-up for €2, €3, €5, €10 or €15 at Tele2 outlets, Perlas lottery stores, press kiosks, supermarkets and service stations.
Data feature packages[edit | edit source]
These new plans valid for 30 days in Lithuania have been introduced:
|4 GB||199 mins||Unlimited
(*100 SMS / day
to Bitė network)
|7 GB||199 mins||€6.99||199MIN7GB|
- unlimited internet on the weekends and night-time: €2.50 (30 days). Weekend and night use is every night from 11pm to 6am and all day long on weekend days (Saturday and Sunday). Renews automatically. SMS activation code: 'LAISVALAIKIS' (text to 1556 for €0.05/SMS). It can also be activated on mano.pildyk.lt/planai ('Paslaugos' -> 'Neribotas internetas savaitgaliais').
- unlimited internet for 1 day: €0.99 (24 hours). Does not renew automatically. SMS activation code: 'NGB1' 'NERIBOK1' (old code). Text it to 1556 for €0.05/SMS. It can also be activated on mano.pildyk.lt/planai ('Kiti planai' -> 'Neriboti GB dienai').
- unlimited internet for 1 week: €3.49 (168 hours). Renews automatically. SMS activation code: 'NGB7' or 'NERIBOK7' (old code). Text it to 1556 for €0.05/SMS. It can also be activated on mano.pildyk.lt/planai ('Kiti planai' -> 'Neriboti GB savaitei').
Activation is online (or with SMS messages). Text code to 1556 (for €0.05 per SMS) or go to mano.pildyk.lt to activate any calling or data package. You can find SMS activation code by selecting the plan you want and opening the 'Tarifai' button above the selected plan. Packages auto-renew after 30 days if there is enough credit for it. You can cancel the combo/calling plan by texting 'STOP' to 1556 (for €0.05/SMS). Do that at the end of plan validity period as it completely cancels the plan and activates default tariffs. There is no other way to stop combo/calling plan auto-renewal (except too low credit on your account). To stop a data plan (do not work for combo/calling plans) from renewal text 'STOPDATA' to 1556 (for €0.05/SMS). You can still use your remaining data plan quota after you have cancelled data plan renewal. If you don't have enough credit or active data plan, you can still access narsyk.pildyk.lt to check data balances and order any data plan (except combo/calling plans).
Furthermore, this old data package is still offered:
- 1.5 GB for 7 days: €1.50, activation: N7
Package will be renewed automatically if there is enough credit. To stop text 'STOPDATA' to 1556 (for €0.05/SMS).
For social media they offer for 30 days:
- unlimited YouTube: €3.99, activation: YT
- unlimited Snapchat: €0.99, activation: SNAP
- unlimited Instagram: €0.99, activation: INSTA
- unlimited Facebook and FB Messenger: €0.99, activation: FB
To activate text code to 1556. It will auto-renew after 30 days. To stop, text STOP to be followed by code.
EU/EEA roaming[edit | edit source]
Pildyk is still allowed to apply surcharges for EU/EEA roaming. You can't use domestic packages outside Lithuania. However, you can still use default calling plan called STANDARTINIS (0.18 €/min & 0.05 €/SMS plus Tele2 EU/EEA roaming surcharges of 0.00484 €/min for incoming & outgoing calls) if you only need to call or send some SMS messages. You should activate this default calling plan by cancelling your active domestic combo/calling plan. You can do that by texting 'STOP' to 1556 (for €0.05/SMS). It completely cancels your active combo/calling plan so you lose all plan's benefits by doing that. It should be possible to achieve the same thing by texting 'STANDARTINIS' to 1556 (for €0.05/SMS). You can also do that by going to mano.pildyk.lt/planai and ordering this default calling plan for free (Kiti planai (Other plans) -> STANDARTINIAI TARIFAI (Standard tariffs) -> UŽSAKYTI (Order)).
You need to buy one of these special EU/EEA roaming packages (there is no EU/EEA roaming surcharges for their package quota) if you want to use data, get more calling minutes & SMS messages in other EU/EEA countries:
|50 MB||10 min||10||24 hours||€1||EU1|
|300 MB||50 min||50||7 days||€4||EU7|
|1 GB||120 min||120||30 days||€15||EU30|
|3 GB||300 min||300||30 days||€30||EU3GB|
|1 GB||30 days||€8.99||EURO1GB|
|5 GB||30 days||€32.99||EURO5GB|
For activation text the selected package code to 1556 (€0.05 per each request). No auto-renew -- book another one manually if you still need it. Calling to other countries (not EU/EEA) is for 2 €/min additionally. You can also order preferred plan (without paying for your order request) from mano.pildyk.lt/planai (they are in "Kiti planai (Other plans)" section). More information in Lithuanian: pildyk.lt/paslaugos/tarptinklinis-rysys-es.
More info[edit | edit source]
- APN: internet.tele2.lt
- Website in Lithuanian: https://pildyk.lt/
- Simple brochure about Pildyk services in English: https://pildyk.lt/temp/pdf-footer/Pildyk_services_ENG.pdf
Labas (by Bitė)[edit | edit source]
Bitė (The bee in English) has the lowest coverage on 3G/4G in Lithuania, but it is still comparable to other two major mobile network operators (for more info look "Frequencies & Coverage" section above): Bitė's coverage map. They started 4G/LTE in 2015 on 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz. 4G is available for 97% of the population in 2018. The prepaid line is called Labas (Hello/Hi in English).
Availability[edit | edit source]
A Labas SIM card can be bought at Bitė stores (list) and many more outlets like Maxima, Rimi, Iki, Norfa and others where recharge vouchers can be found too for €1 or more with the same credit on or some pre-ordered plan advertised on the packaging. New packages come with triple-cut SIM cards (mini, micro and nano sizes).
Labas still offers no manual, website, dashboard or system messages in any languages but Lithuanian. However there is one page in English (see "More info" bellow). Card packaging made in 2017-05-23 (so newer card packaging should have some information in English) had a short text in English how to activate the SIM and get mobile internet settings. You can use Chrome browser's integrated Google translate service to help you translate their website and more importantly the dashboard pages (you can't do that from regular machine translation service websites). You can also use Tilde Translator or Microsoft Translator to translate the website. Roaming is active by default; you don't need to activate it.
Recharges and expiration[edit | edit source]
You can buy Labas top-up vouchers in kiosks, supermarkets and Bitė branded phone shops. The minimum amount is €2. The voucher contains two codes (serial number and activation code) which should be dialled or texted in order to recharge your account.
Labas now accepts online top-ups using credit cards (Visa or MasterCard). This is still the only way to do it from abroad. The website says that only EU cards accepted, but some other cards can be good too. Card should support 3D Secure (Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode) feature. Verified in 2017 with UK card.
All Labas SIM cards are valid for 6 (assuming recharge gives you 3 active months and 3 months grace period after that) months since last recharge. After 3 months, a grace period of 3 months begins. During the grace period you can only receive incoming calls and SMS but can't make outgoing calls or send SMS. Recharge your account to extend its lifetime. After the grace period ends, they will terminate your subscription and block the number.
You can check your account balance and expiration date by dialling *245#. It will display the actual account balance on your phone screen. Each request costs €0.05. Use online profile Mano Labas to check the balance for free.
Data feature packages[edit | edit source]
These domestic data packages on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE works only Lithuania. These plans don't work together with EU roaming plans: HEYEU and HEYEU7:
If you don't have any active data package and you try to use mobile internet, then automatically the STANDARTINIS (€0.99) default data plan will be activated. It gives you 'unlimited' (FUP: 10 GB, then throttled to 256 kbps) data for 24 hours. It is not the same thing as LABADIENIS data plan. With STANDARTINIS, your second data plan (if you order it after STANDARTINIS gets activated) is used first contrary to LABADIENIS data plan.
'Unlimited' data packages:[edit | edit source]
- LABADIENIS (hello day) gives 10 GB for 24 hours, beyond throttled to 256 kbps: €0.99, activation: "LABADIENIS" or "PARA". It can be re-ordered ahead of time and data from this plan is used at first when you run a second data plan. It doesn't renew automatically and doesn't turn off your other active plan with data.
- VAKARAI BERIBIAI (evenings unlimited) gives 5 GB per evening (from 6pm to 11pm for 30 days), beyond throttled to 256 kbps: €3.49, activation: "VAKARAI". This plan doesn't use data from your other active data plans (on that plan's working hours). It renews automatically every 30 days, if there is enough active credit and doesn't turn off your other active plan with data. To deactivate text "VAKARAI-" to 1550.
- IŠEIGINĖS (weekends) gives 5 GB per day (from Saturday midnight to Monday midnight for 30 days), beyond throttled to 256 kbps: €1.49, activation: "ISEIGINES". This plan doesn't use data from your other active data plans (on that plan's working hours). It renews automatically every 30 days if there is enough active credit and doesn't turn off your other active plan with data. To deactivate text "ISEIGINES-" to 1550.
- MĖNUO BERIBIS (unlimited month) gives 100 GB for 30 days, beyond throttled to 256 kbps: €12.99 or €9.99 when you have an active monthly calling plan (WOW, HOT, YES, OSM, LUV, HIP or FAV), activation: "MBERIBIS". You can re-order this plan ahead of time, but it can't be used with other limited mobile data plans. It renews automatically every 30 days if there is enough active credit and does turn off your other active limited data plan. To deactivate text "INTERNETAS-" to 1550.
- SAVAITĖ BERIBĖ (unlimited week) gives 100 GB for 7 days, beyond throttled to 256 kbps: €3.59 or €2.89 when you have an active monthly calling plan (WOW, HOT, YES, LUV, HIP or FAV), activation: "SBERIBE". You can re-order this plan ahead of time, but it can't be used with other limited mobile data plans. It renews automatically every 30 days if there is enough active credit and does turn off your other active limited data plan. To deactivate text "INTERNETAS-" to 1550.
Limited data packages:[edit | edit source]
|7 days||2 GB||€1.89
|7 days||4 GB||€2.89
|30 days||1 GB||€2.45
|30 days||2.5 GB||€4.99
|30 days||6 GB||€8.99
The second price in () shows the discounted rate when you have an active calling plan running. Once you have a Labas SIM card, you just need send an SMS with appropriate word for a plan to 1500 to activate your data (for €0.05). If you want to cancel your internet plan, you have to send SMS message containing "INTERNETAS-" to 1550 (free). You won't lose the current data packages you have activated, they just won't be renewed. You can also try to use 1550 (free) instead of 1500 (€0.1). It may work because it used to work in the past for ordering some data/calling plans. Also you can do everything on the self-service website mano.labas.lt for free.
For social media they offer three bundles with unlimited data for 30 days:
- ŠLOVEI (glory) for TikTok and Snapchat: €1.49, activation: SLOVEJ
- PASILABINT (improve) for Instagram, Facebook and FB Messenger: €1.49, activation: PASILABINT
- REIKALIUKAMS (requirements) for WhatsApp and Viber: €0.79, activation: REIKALIUKAMS
To activate, text name to 1550. It will auto-renew after a month. To stop text name followed by - (minus).
You can find all possible call and data plans and most recent information about them here: https://www.labas.lt/planai. Some call plans includes some data in their package. Because monthly call plans gives discounts for data packages, it may be very beneficial to order one. For e.g.: monthly calling plan HIP (€3.99) + mobile data plan MĖNUO BERIBIS (€7.99) together cost €11.98. However MĖNUO BERIBIS alone cost €14.99.
EU roaming[edit | edit source]
Like all other operators in Lithuania, Bitė is still allowed to surcharge EU roaming past June 2017. Regular packages won't work outside of Lithuania. Instead they have introduced two combo packs for roaming in the EU:
|HeyEU7||7 days||400 MB||20 mins||20||€4.49||HEYEU7||HEYEU7-|
|HeyEU||30 days||1 GB||60 mins||60||€11.99||HEYEU||HEYEU-|
|HeyEU3||30 days||3 GB||150 mins||150||€25.99||HEYEU3||HEYEU3-|
Both packs include unlimited WAZE app use. Activation SMS costs €0.05 to 1550.
More info[edit | edit source]
- APN: internet
- A page in English (all basic information): https://labas.lt/en
- Website in Lithuanian: https://www.labas.lt
Mezon (by LRTC [Telecentras])[edit | edit source]
The state-owned Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (LRTC), also known as Telecentras provides telecoms services under the Mezon brand. It commercially launched of 4G/LTE services in the towns and cities of Klaipėda, Tauragė, Telšiai, Utena, Alytus and Anykščiai in 2015 and Vilnius and another 200 cites (list) in 2017 on 2300 MHz (TDD LTE band 40) covering around 70% of population. In April of 2020 Bitė has agreed to purchase Mezon from LRTC.
They are offering unlimited data 4G/LTE mobile internet by renting hardware mostly on a 12 or 24 months contract. They are no longer offering prepaid option (they offered such option when they used WiMAX mobile internet technology), and offer non-binding contracts instead.
Non-binding contracts offers:[edit | edit source]
Their non-binding contract promotion (up to 2019-07-31): https://www.mezon.lt/namu-internetas/be-terminuotu-isipareigojimu/ (for stationary usage), https://www.mezon.lt/nesiojamas-internetas/be-terminuotu-isipareigojimu-nesiojamas-internetas/ (for mobile usage). This "promotion" seems to be somewhat permanent. They consistently extend it without changing the terms. Prices (modem rent included) ranges from 6.9 €/month to 12.9 €/month for download speed from 10 to 20 Mbps. Service activation fee: 8.9 €. SIM card price: 1 €. Regular price for such non-binding contract services is from 14.9 €/month to 18.9 €/month. Modem rent is for 2 (mobile) or 3 (stationary) €/month additionally.
There is also another very expensive premium non-binding contract plan with download speed up to 100 Mbps (69.9 €/month with modem rent included). Link to that plan (iki 100 Mb/s).
More info[edit | edit source]
- More info in Lithuanian: https://www.mezon.lt
- 4G/LTE coverage map (green colour) picture: http://www.mezon.lt/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LTE-su-wifi-v2.jpg
References[edit | edit source]
- https://www.frequencycheck.com/countries/lithuania - Mobile network frequencies information for different mobile network operators. Probably not very accurate.
- http://epaslaugos.rrt.lt/apreptis/ - Information about 2G/3G/4G mobile network coverage in Lithuania.
- https://www.telia.lt/privatiems/4g-internetas - Telia covers 99% of country population on 4G LTE mobile network according to their data.
- https://tele2.lt/privatiems/rysio-zemelapis - Tele2 covers 99% of country population on 4G LTE mobile network according to their data.
- https://www.bite.lt/apie/bites-rysys - Bitė covers 97% of country population on 4G LTE mobile network according to their data.
- https://opensignal.com/reports/2018/02/state-of-lte#coverage-lte - OpenSignal's 4G LTE coverage information (February 2018)
- https://opensignal.com/reports/2018/02/state-of-lte#speed-lte - OpenSignal's 4G LTE download speed information (February 2018)
- http://www.speedtest.net/global-index/lithuania#mobile - Speedtest.net average mobile and fixed broadband internet speed statistics in Lithuania.
- http://rrt.lt/download/23619/ataskaita_2017_iv_ketvirtis.pdf - Report for electronic connections sector for Q4 2017 (in Lithuanian). MNO's market percentage: Page 7, 9th table.
- http://rrt.lt/lt/apzvalgos-ir-ataskaitos/elektroniniu-rysiu-sektoriaus-mzkm.html - All other reports for electronic connections sector.
- https://pildyk.lt/naudinga-informacija/raktazodziai - All Pildyk SMS activation keywords. Information how to cancel combo/calling and data plans.