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Basics[]

Country code for Sweden is +46. All prices given in Swedish Kronas (SEK).

Networks[]

Sweden has 4 physical network operators with some MVNOs or subsidiaries:

  • Telia <Halebop, Lycamobile>
  • Tele2 <Comviq>
  • Telenor (formerly Vodafone Sweden) <Vimla!>
  • 3 (Tre) <Hallon>

However, all the 4 physical networks share 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G with at least one other network:

  • Telia runs its own 2G, 4G and 5G networks. Its 3G network on 2100 MHz is shared with Tele2 (SUNAB), while it has another 3G network on the 900 MHz band, that it doesn't share.
  • Tele2 operates all its networks in cooperation with other operators: Tele2's 2G, 4G and 5G are shared with Telenor (Net4Mobility), while its 3G is shared with Telia (SUNAB).
  • Telenor's 2G, 4G and 5G networks are shared with Tele2 (Net4Mobility), 3G is shared with 3 outside Stockholm, Gothenborg, Malmö, Lund and Karlskrona, where they have their own.
  • 3 is the only Swedish network without any 2G. They currently have two different 3G networks, one on the 2100 MHz band, shared with Telenor (except in the cities named above), and one on the 900 MHz band, that it doesn't share. It also operates its own 4G and 5G networks.

Another provider sold under the brand of Net1/Teracom Mobil run by Teracom AB offers mobile broadband based on LTE on 450 MHz (band 31) with a pretty large footprint all over the country. But it's on an unusual frequency, has never offered any prepaid services and since 2021 has completely shifted its target market to the B2B and B2G sectors (though there might be some private customers without fixed-line broadband Internet who still have their old Net1 contracts grandfathered in). So it's not mentioned any further.

Coverage[]

In 2021 Telia is market leader with the best coverage and 36% of customers, followed by Tele2 with 27% and Telenor with 19% and 3 with 15% in last position.

2G is on 900 and 1800 MHz like everywhere in Europe, 3G is on 900 and 2100 MHz. Tre does not have a 2G network.

In Stockholm, southern Sweden and close to main roads and cities all operators have excellent coverage, however if you are going to spend a lot of time in northern Sweden or in the countryside, Telia (or its sub-brand Halebop and virtual network operators using their network such as Lycamobile) is the best choice, followed closely by Tele2 (Comviq) and Telenor (+ Vimla!). Tre (3) and its sub-brand Hallon is more limited to main roads and population centres and should never be used for going north or to rural areas. In OpenSignal's test in 2021 Telia and Tele2 had the highest 4G availability at excellent 95%, while Telia and Tre both had the highest 4G speeds.

All major 4 Swedish operators support 4G/LTE. Tele2 and Telenor have a joint LTE network called Net4Mobility claiming 99.5% coverage. LTE is on all carriers on 2600 MHz (band 7) in the cities. 800 MHz (band 20), 900 MHz (band 8, only on Net4Mobility) and 1800 MHz (band 3) frequencies are used additionally. Tre offers TDD-LTE on 2600 MHz (band 38) and FDD-LTE on 2100 MHz (band 1) in some locations. From 2019 700 MHz (Band 28) will be added by Telia and Net4Mobility.

5G started to be available in Sweden during 2020 on some postpaid subscriptions on the four big operators and since September 2021 on some high-data Comviq postpaid plans, though not on prepaid and MVNO yet. Physically, 3 different 5G networks are being built: Telia and Tre will build their own networks, while Tele2 and Telenor continue with their joint network Net4Mobility. Frequencies on 700 MHz (n28), 2300 MHz (n40) and 3500 MHz (n78) were auctioned to 4 providers in 2018 and 2021.

2G and 3G shutdown[]

Both 2G and 3G are being phased out and are planned to terminated by 2025. Telia has announced that it will shutdown its 2G network by 2025, but has started with its phase out. Telia has also said that its own 3G network will shut down at the latest 2025, but it will dismantle individual sites as time goes. Tele2 has said that its shared 3G network (SUNAB; that has been built with Telia) is being gradually phased out since 2021 and will be completed at the latest 2025. So for data you need to have a device that at least supports 4G/LTE on the frequencies mentioned above, while a basic service will be maintained on 2G and 3G up to 2025 for voice and SMS services. (information unconfirmed, but Telia has started disabling 3G in many regions) Tele2 and Telia has dismounted 3G in a lot of Sweden as of may 2022.

Availability[]

Buy the SIM cards in shops, as online you'll need a Swedish ID number called Personnummer. No further registration necessary. A prepaid SIM card is generally called Kontantkort (Kontant as Swedish word for cash) in Sweden. All prices in the article are given in Swedish Krona (SEK).

In many cases you can get SIM cards for free without the need to register. Operators often have people handing them out at Stockholm Central Station. You can also ask at various small stores, often they give away SIM cards if you buy a top up at their place. Registration is not needed, as anonymous SIM cards are legal in Sweden, so you can start using them right away. However, new legislation intended to bring an end to all anonymous prepaid SIM cards in Sweden, originally intended to start on 01/JAN/2022, is still under study by the Swedish government and have therefore not yet been implemented.

In 2022 no prepaid operator so far offers 5G access. eSIM is only offered by Comviq on the Tele2 network and Halebop on the Telia network so far.

Recharges[]

Topping-up credit is fairly easy as long as you are in the country, as you can buy top-up cards at many locations for cash. But it becomes a problem when you are outside the country trying to maintain a SIM card or use it for roaming because often only Swedish-issued credit cards with a Swedish personnummer are accepted and credit cards from other countries are blocked.

When attempting to top-up using a non-Swedish credit card, or when attempting to load credit outside Sweden, you will see error messages somewhat differing by operator such as:

  • "Betalningen kunde inte genomföras. Nekad av Defender. Försök igen eller välj annan betalningsmetod." (lit. "Payment could not be made. Denied by Defender. Please try again or select another payment method."; for operators which use DIBS Payment Services as their online processing merchant such as Comviq);
  • "Medges Ej. Betalningen kunde inte genomföras. Försök igen eller välj annan betalningsmetod." (lit. "Not allowed. Payment could not be made. Please try again or select another payment method."; as seen on a Hallon forum thread from 2019).

It's not the card currency that matters, but the country where the credit/debit card was issued. This applies to most Swedish providers as well as the online top-up site Goyada.se.

Exceptions are prepaid packages from Comviq as their interface allows the entry of some foreign credit cards as long as you are in Sweden or using the Comviq SIM with a VPN routed to a Swedish IP address. This is very tricky, because there's no way to know if your card works (without getting the above-mentioned "Nekad av Defender" message), and you will only know when you try it. It's reported that European debit/credit cards work better (like Transferwise, N26 and others). Lycamobile accepts foreign payment cards too, but gives a rather short validity of 90 days. While Telia cards can be reloaded via Ihavelanded, it has proven to be almost impossible to reload any other card from abroad. Some users succeeded by changing their IP address to Sweden while topping up (through an VPN), other users were able to reload using a Revolut MasterCard from the UK. So better be prepared to be unable to keep your SIM card alive from abroad as the only country in Europe so far.

EU roaming[]

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Sweden is part of the EU, where from 2017 new international roaming rules are enforced. In most European countries you can now 'roam like at home' at domestic rates rather than excessive roaming rates. Note that some plans are restricted for roaming and others like unlimited data packages are capped by a Fair Use Policy. For specifics about the new regulation check the European Union chapter and every provider below.

In practice, Telia and Halebop have limited all international roaming to Swedish citizens with ID (personnummer) only, while Hallon does not offer any international roaming at all. So to use Swedish SIM cards in another country, you will be limited to certain plans of Comviq, Telenor or Vimla! or use the rather unreliable service of Lycamobile. So for travelling through Scandinavia, you may think of bringing a EU/EEA SIM card from another country to Sweden.

Due to Brexit, Telenor has removed the UK from its EU/EEA roaming zone for prepaid users since 01/MAY/2021, instead placing the UK on a separate daily 250 MB "extrasaldo" top-up as with some other non-EU countries (see "Telenor#EU roaming" section for more details). Telia and Halebop have also removed the UK from its EU/EEA roaming zone for all prepaid and postpaid users with Swedish personnummer since 18/SEP/2021.

For more information on Swedish prepaid SIM cards refer to https://www.kontantkort.se/ which gives a superb summary of the available options.

Telia[]

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Telia, owned by the Swedish Telia Company is market leader in Sweden with the best coverage nationwide in 2G, 3G and 4G (on 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz): Telia 2G 3G 4G coverage map. 4G/LTE is available for all prepaid products with up to 100 Mbit/s speed, no 5G or eSIM for prepaid yet.

If you are going to northern Sweden and intend to stay out of cities, then Telia or its subbrand Halebop will probably be the only network that has coverage.

Note, that it's almost impossible now for foreigners to use international roaming outside Sweden on Telia SIM cards, because of the need of a special registration (see below).

Availability []

Their prepaid starter pack called "Telia Kontantkort Startpaket" is sold for free online and in Telia branded stores (locator) and for SEK 59 in many convenience stores like Coop, ATG, 7-Eleven, CircleK, Hemköp and Pressbyrån (store locator). All three sizes are available. It includes 1 GB and unlimited calls and texts for a week, but you are expected to top it up at purchase.

As long as you are in the country you can buy reload vouchers (laddingscheck) that are found in many places. Redeem the voucher by dialling *125*<VOUCHER_CODE># or use this webpage online. If you have Sweden bank account or Sweden credit card, you can use official recharge page ("ladda"). Note, that it's very hard to top-up Swedish Telia SIM cards from abroad or online using a non-Swedish credit/debit card.

Dial *120# and press the "call" button to check the current account balance. Top-ups are sold for SEK 50, 100, 200 and 300.

Telia prepaid SIM cards will expire after 12 months without use. Recharge your card at least once a year and it will stay active, but this can be tricky from out of Sweden.

Data feature packages[]

Default rate outside packages is a daily charge of SEK 10 per MB with a max. of SEK 19 per day, then reduced in speed. Max. speed is 100 Mbit/s in 3G and 4G, no 5G so far.

Their data-only packages are called "Surf" and are available in these volumes:

  • for 30 days:
    • 500 MB: SEK 49
    • 2 GB: SEK 149
    • 30 GB: SEK 499 as a promotion
  • for 6 months (or 183 days):
    • 3 GB per month: SEK 299
    • 10 GB: SEK 329
    • 20 GB: SEK 429

Alternatively, they sell combo packages called "Fastpris" with domestic voice, SMS and data:

Time Voice SMS & MMS Data Price
7 days unlimited unlimited 1 GB SEK 59
30 days 70 calls 1 GB SEK 109
30 days unlimited 3 GB SEK 199
30 days 5 GB SEK 249
30 days 10 GB SEK 329
3 months 70/month 1 GB* SEK 299
6 months 1 GB* SEK 499
6 months unlimited 3 GB* SEK 999

(*) = data per month

EU roaming (for Swedish Residents only)[]

Telia now requires registration to use their prepaid SIM cards abroad. "Roam like at home" in the EU/EEA as well as weekly semestervecka packages for non-EU/EEA countries (including the UK since 18/SEP/2021) require registration with a Swedish personal ID number (Personnummer) online, or in person at a Telia store with a proof of residence in Sweden (work permit, study permit, residence permit, or proof of property ownership in Sweden). So roaming remains unavailable to the average short-term visitor and it can be only used in Sweden.

More info[]

halebop (on Telia)[]

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Halebop is a subsidiary of Telia using their network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE at speeds up to 100 Mbit/s for prepaid. No 5G access so far, but has eSIM support.

Availability[]

You can get the Halebop Kontantkort for SEK 100 and top-up at Telia stores (see Telia above). You can also buy it at outlets like The Phone House, Elgiganten, Media Markt, 7-Eleven, Coop, Pressbyrån and other places for less (rather SEK 50). Finally, if you have a local address, you can also order one online for free. Halebop the the most satisfied customers in Sweden, but their plans are rather pricey.

Top-up with vouchers are sold there as international credit cards are not accepted (see Basics above). Vouchers of SEK 50, 100, 200 or 300 are available. Halebop balances and SIM cards expire one year after their last use.

Data feature packages[]

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You can either get a Fastpris bundle with voice & text messages included, or just pay-as-you-go with Go and get data on the side.

The following Fastpris bundles are available for 30 days with unlimited domestic voice and SMS:

  • SEK 129: 2 GB
  • SEK 209: 6 GB
  • SEK 319: 20 GB
  • SEK 369: 50 GB
  • SEK 429: 100 GB

Bundles are valid for 30 days. Unused data is carried forward to the next month, but you can never have more data available than your monthly allottment.

Alternatively, you can stay on a different prepaid plan called Go that has no data as long as you don't add it by data plans with unlimited (obregränsad) data:

  • for 1 day: SEK 69
  • for 3 days: SEK 129
  • for 7 days: SEK 199

Instead of the unlimited packs, you can add limited data packages called Extra Surf valid for 90 days each:

  • SEK 39 : 500 MB
  • SEK 59 : 1 GB
  • SEK 199 : 5 GB
  • SEK 349 : 15 GB

EU roaming (for Swedish Residents only)[]

Halebop has implemented "roam like at home" rules for the EU/EEA (excluding the UK since 18/SEP/2021) to all their plans and data add-ons up to a limit of 10 GB per month. To use data in the EU/EEA, you first need to register your SIM card to your name. Unfortunately, you can't do so online, unless you live in Sweden and have a Swedish ID and personnummer. Like on Telia there is no international roaming on this SIM for foreigners, it will only work in Sweden.

More info[]

Comviq (on Tele2)[]

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Comviq is a subsidiary of Tele2 in Sweden. That's why it uses the Tele2 and Telenor network on 2G, SUNAB (= Tele2 and Telia) on 3G and Net4Mobility (= Tele2 and Telenor) on 4G with up to 80 Mbit/s speed. In 2021, 5G on Net4Mobility was opened up for some high-data Comviq postpaid plans with up to 100 Mbit/s speed, but is not open for prepaid yet.

Tele2 doesn't sell own prepaid SIMs anymore since 2014-15; they are geared to contract customers and channel all prepaid products through their Comviq brand. They have a 99+% coverage on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE: Comviq Coverage Map or Tele2s Coverage Maps

Comviq gives out eSIM to compatible devices. This way you may order your SIM online and get the eSIM profile by email. It's also one of the few providers that offer EU roaming on prepaid SIM cards and may be your best choice when you want to visit other countries in Europe.

Availability[]

You can get their prepaid SIM called Comviq Kontantkort from a Comviq reseller, as they don't have any stores themselves. Any Pressbyrån, 7-Eleven or other convenience stores and some ICA, COOP or many other food chains too for SEK 45 or in many cases for free if you buy a top-up. If you have a Swedish post address, you can also order one online for free.

SIM cards are normally free of charge if bought online and together with a plan or a package. But for that you have to have a Swedish personal number and a Swedish postal address. No need to register your SIM card though. SIM cards in all three current sizes are available.

According to some users it's now possible to select a data package on their website and pay with local or foreign credit cards. For some foreign credit cards it seems to be essential, that you access the site using a Swedish IP address. This can be done in Sweden, using the Comviq SIM anywhere or using a Swedish VPN from abroad for top-ups. The SIM needs to be topped up once every 12 months to keep it active.

Check your balance by *111#.

Data feature packages[]

The following plans are offered for prepaid and domestic data only. All of the below are valid for 30 days, except SEK 45 (week) that is only valid for 7 days. After that period the plan changes to standard, that includes no data and is pretty expensive. Additionally, all packages allow one month of rollover data. Renew the same package and data unused in the previous month carries over to the next.

  • Fastpris: domestic calls, domestic SMS and MMS are free of charge[1], data can be used for roaming in the EU/EEA too:
    • SEK 45 (per week): 500 MB
    • SEK 145: 5 GB
    • SEK 195: 10 GB
    • SEK 245: 20 GB (EU: max. 12 GB)
    • SEK 295: 40 GB (EU max. 12 GB) + 500 foreign minutes
    • SEK 345: 100 GB (EU max. 18 GB) + 1000 foreign minutes
  • Fastpris mini: SEK 95; 3 GB domestic only, 200 min free calls to Swedish numbers, then SEK 0.45 /min, free domestic SMS and MMS, plan can't be used for roaming in the EU/EEA
  • Amigos: cheap international calls and texts, default data rate at SEK 0.35/MB. May be combined with Fastpris, Fastpris mini or Surf by recharging Amigos on the same SIM that you have other plan [2]Beware that after you do this your other plan will not renew automatically anymore. The data allowances can be used for roaming in the EU/EEA and UK:
    • SEK 50: 500 MB
    • SEK 100: 2 GB
    • SEK 200: 5 GB
  • Standard: valid for 365 days for low use
    • SEK 100: 200 MB
    • SEK 250: 1 GB
  • Surf: no calls or SMS/MMS possible, only domestic data in Sweden, can't be used for roaming abroad
    • SEK 55: 1 GB
    • SEK 115: 3 GB
    • SEK 175: 6 GB
    • SEK 295: 20 GB
  • Boost: Allows unlimited surf for a specific period of time
    • SEK 55: unlimited data for 24 hours (100 GB domestic FUP applies in some situations, max. 2 GB roaming in EU)
    • SEK 119: unlimited data for 72 hours (300 GB domestic FUP applies in some situations, max. 2 GB roaming in EU)
    • SEK 199: unlimited for 7 days (1000 GB domestic FUP applies in some situations, max. 2 GB roaming in EU)
  • Mobilt Bredband: Allows unlimited data only for 30 days, as a FWP plan
    • SEK 399: unlimited data for 30 days. There's also an offer for an optional 4G router for SEK 1290 for use with the plan, found in the operator's website.

EU roaming []

Data allowances in Fastpris, Boost (up to the stated FUP for larger data allowances and unlimited data plans) and Amigos packs can be used for roaming in the EU/EEA including UK, but not Fastpris Mini and Surf plans which don't offer any roaming and can be used in Sweden only.

More info[]

Telenor[]

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Telenor has a good 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network (see Basics above for networks) with up to 450 Mbit/s maximum speed for prepaid. No 5G or eSIM for prepaid users, but roaming is enabled according to EU rules on all prepaid plans.

Availability[]

The starter packs for Telenor Kontant are available in two different plans at their stores (locator) and lot of outlets for SEK 49 start-up price. Both plans can't be switched. All three current SIM sizes are available.

Their starter pack is also available online for free with 200 MB on top, but again you need a Swedish personnummer for purchase. Without having one, better buy it in shops. Top-ups are available in the usual stores by voucher add *120*<voucher PIN>#. Check balance by *121#

Every top-up extends the validity of your SIM to 365 days from the previous top-up, so you need to top up once a year to keep your SIM active. Telenor has, however, limited topping up of prepaid cards to Swedish credit cards for online topping up. Topping up in kiosk stores in Sweden works with all credit cards. Like other Swedish providers, this may give you a problem in recharging from abroad. So top up before you leave the country or check your options.

Data feature packages[]

Default and overuse data rate is SEK 1 per 1 MB on all plans. These packages with data are valid in Sweden and the EU/EEA:

  • Rörligt: base plan with data at SEK 1 per MB.
  • Surf: data is at SEK 19 per 100 MB. Top-ups are available for 50, 100 and SEK 300 valid for 1 year. The SEK 300 top-up gives SEK 400 credit. You can add these data packages for 31 days:
    • 1 GB: SEK 49
    • 3 GB: SEK 99
    • 10 GB: SEK 199
    • 30 GB: SEK 299
    • 20 GB: SEK 499, valid for 6 months
    • 60 GB: SEK 999, valid for 6 months
    • 10 GB: SEK 299, valid for 12 months
  • Fastpris: for data and unlimited calls and texts, you need to add one of these bundles valid for 31 days:
    • 0.5 GB for 7 days: SEK 49
    • 2 GB: SEK 99
    • 5 GB: SEK 149
    • 10 GB: SEK 199
    • 20 GB: SEK 249
    • 40 GB and 500 IDD mins: SEK 299
    • 100 GB and 1000 IDD mins: SEK 349
    • 150 GB and 1500 IDD mins:: SEK 449
  • Hello: Comes in two varieties, including data, unlimited local calls and SMS, and differing amounts of IDD mins:
    • 1 GB and 100 or 20 international minutes (varies by country called) for SEK 100
    • 10 GB and 500 or 100 international minutes for SEK 250

IDD minutes in Fastpris and Hello are for calls to the EU, EEA, UK and USA.

EU roaming[]

As the only major provider in Sweden Telenor has implemented 'Roam like at home' with EU/EEA roaming at domestic Swedish rates to all prepaid offers. Only St. Martin, Réunion and (since 01/MAY/2021) the UK and Gibraltar are excluded. Use in certain non-EU countries is also possible at a surcharge. So this remains your best choice when you want to visit other EU countries too and intend to use a Swedish SIM card. Be aware that top-ups from abroad remain a problem (see above).

The lowest extra charge tier for out-of-EU roaming is SEK 39 for 250 MB daily in Albania, Faroe Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland, and the UK (including Gibraltar). There are two higher price tiers of SEK 69 for 250 MB and SEK 99 for 10 MB. In order to use this, you must perform a separate "extrasaldo" (additional balance) top-up (available in SEK 50 and SEK 100); you can not use credit from Rörligt or Surf top-ups to pay for roaming data. This also means that when your roaming credit runs out, it will not consume any credit purchased for those two plans.

More info[]

  • Tethering: no restrictions
  • APN: services.telenor.se /or/ internet.telenor.se
  • Website (in Swedish): http://www.telenor.se

Lyca Mobile (on Telia)[]

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The British Lycamobile Group has a MVNO in Sweden too. Until the start of 2022 it operated on the Telenor network, now it operates on the Telia network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE, no 5G. Their SIM card can be purchased for ca. SEK 15 in their outlets (see store locator, although it's terribly outdated) and you can usually top-up right away. Doing so on the internet gives 10% bonus for first top-up and a possible data bonus for national plans. Lycamobile is the only provider that allows foreign credit cards for top-ups. Bear in mind that unused credit validity is limited to 90 days only, after inactivity that long the SIM card is switched off. Note that roaming is included up to the designated EU cap.

Check remaining credit check by *102# and data balance by *137#.

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Data feature packs[]

Default data rate is SEK 0.99 per MB. The following monthly data bundles on up to 4G/LTE are offered for Sweden and now with EU/EEA/UK roaming included:

SE Data EU Cap Price Activation
1 GB SEK 39 *139*9500#
3 GB SEK 69 *139*9000#
10 GB 6.5 GB SEK 99 *139*94000#
40 GB 13 GB SEK 199 *139*91200#

Furthermore these combo packages called Smart with unlimited domestic voice and data are offered:

Pack SE Data EU Cap IDD mins Price Activation
Smart XS 1 GB SEK 49 *139*46049#
Smart M 5 GB 5 GB SEK 85 (*) *139*46149#
Smart L 8 GB 6.5 GB 100 mins SEK 99 (*) *139*46199#
Smart XL 10 (12) GB (#) 7.5 GB 200 mins SEK 129 (*) *139*46239#
Smart Super 25 (30) GB (#) 8.5 GB 300 mins SEK 149 *139*46499#
Smart XXL 30 (35) GB (#) 13 GB 500 mins SEK 199 (*) *139*46399#
  • (#) = 2 GB or 5 GB more when purchased online
  • (*) = 50-80% discount for the first 3-6 months

All packages auto-renew after one month (auto-renew can be disabled when buying). To stop, type *190#. If you buy it for 3, 6 or 12 months, Lyca gives high discounts.

For more data you can Surf bolt-ons:

  • 500 MB: SEK 29, activation: *139*601#
  • 1 GB: SEK 39, activation: *139*602#
  • 3 GB: SEK 69, activation: *139*603#

These add-ons are vaild for the rest period of the base package in Sweden and the EU.

EU roaming[]

Prepaid bundles now include Roam like at home in EU/EEA countries including UK like these data packages mentioned above up to the specified limit. Beyond the included volumes same SEK 0.99 per MB default rate applies.

More info[]

hallon (on 3)[]

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We used to delist hallon as it was only available online with a Swedish personnummer. This has changed since Hallon made a cooperations with local stores where you can buy the SIM. That's why we put it back on the list.

hallon means raspberry and is a MVNO on the Swedish 3 network in 3G and 4G. Check the details about 3 above: there is no 2G fallback and coverage in the northern part is not so good. Hallon only works in Sweden. They remain the only prepaid option on the 3 network which is quite cheap, but can't often match Telia, Tele2 or Telenor.

Their SIM card can be ordered online on https://www.hallon.se/ but you need a Swedish personnummer for that. Alternatively, you can go to one of the local Coop stores. Coop is one of the largest food retailer in the country with more than 800 branches. Better take a Swedish friend if they still insist on a personnummer that you don't have as a foreigner.

They offer two different SIM cards. A Kontantkort with voice, SMS and data and a Bredbandskontantkort with data-only. The SIM card is for SEK 99 and you need to buy a first plan. They can be topped up online and remain valid for 12 months after the last recharge.

Data feature packs[]

On the Kontantkort with voice and SMS you have unlimited voice (FUP: 3000 calls), SMS (FUP: 10000 SMS) and a data volume in Sweden, no roaming and a data volume valid for 30 days:

  • 4 GB: SEK 99
  • 8 GB: SEK 149
  • 25 GB: SEK 249
  • 50 GB: SEK 299
  • 100 GB: SEK 349

For more data you can add online 1 GB for SEK 49, 3 GB for SEK 99, 10 GB for SEK 199.

Data-only SIM[]

Their Bredbandskontantkort is for data only, no voice or SMS. It's for SEK 99 as well and these data volumes are valid for 30 days:

  • 5 GB: SEK 89
  • 20 GB: SEK 149
  • 100 GB: SEK 249
  • 200 GB: SEK 299

EU roaming[]

Note that Hallon only works in Sweden. There is no roaming available.

More info[]

Vimla! (on Telenor)[]

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Vimla! is a subsidiary of Telenor in Sweden using Telenor's 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network (for specifics see Telenor above). It started with no-frills mobile contracts some years ago, but couldn't be listed here as they used to require a Personnummer. Now they have changed policy and you don't have to have Swedish nationality anymore for ordering and using, but certain restrictions still apply to foreigners. It's an online-only offer that needs to be ordered online through their website. Support is only given online or by phone, not in any stores.

For SIM card delivery you need to have a reliable Swedish postal address on your name to where it will be delivered in 2-4 working days after ordering for free. This may be inconvenient for travellers, but can be a good option for those who stay for longer. They also restrict foreign calls and calls to premium numbers for those without Swedish credentials. After leaving Sweden you can either cancel your contract or pause it what you can do anytime. This has to be done online through app or account (at Inställingar). Vimla doesn't say for how long you can pause. Pause or termination will take effect in the next billing month. Your credit card is linked to Vimla and will be continued to be charged, if contract is not paused or terminated.

Combo offer[]

Vimla! is a prepaid rolling contract. They offer only combo plans with unlimited calls and texts in Sweden and a data quota for a month:

  • 3 GB: SEK 100
  • 8 GB: SEK 160
  • 18 GB: SEK 220
  • 50 GB: SEK 320
  • 100 GB: SEK 350

As a promotion they discount monthly plans by 75% in price for the first two months for new customers. You can change anytime between different packages through the app or online.

Without a Swedish nationality or Personnummer you will be only able to pay by credit or debit card, not by invoice or direct debit on a bank account. Furthermore, you will not be able to place foreign calls and calls to surcharged numbers.

EU roaming[]

Roaming works in EU and EEA countries including UK according to Roam like at home rules without surcharges, but is capped at max. 16 GB per month regardless of the domestic volume of your plan.

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3 (Tre), Fello, Wifog, Vectone Mobile[]

3 (called "Tre") in Sweden has good speeds in 3G (on 900 and 2100 MHz) and 4G/LTE on (800, 2100 and 2600 MHz, partly as TD-LTE on band 38) in southern Sweden: Tre 3G and 4G coverage. Have in mind that Tre doesn't operate a 2G network and has no 2G roaming. You'll need to have a 3G or 4G device for using the Tre network. The 3 network in the northern parts of Sweden is much weaker than its competitors.

Like Tele2 3 stopped the sale of all prepaid SIM cards (Kontantkort) on 1/SEP/2021 for its own brand. From 31/DEC/2021 it can't be topped up anymore and all prepaid service will be discontinued by 31/MAR/2022. From then on, Hallon remains the only option for using the 3 network.

Fello and Wifog can't be listed here. They are online-only which makes it difficult for travellers without a local address. You will need to have a Swedish ID number (personnummer) for ordering and using. That's why Fello and Wifog products are hardly accessible to foreigners and are banned according to the rules of our wiki.

Vectone Mobile was taken over by Lycamobile Sweden and all its customers have been migrated to the Lycamobile brand in 2018. Hopefully, the service issues with Vectone will come to an end.

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