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Mongolia: Best Tourist eSIMs Reviewed (2024)

Are you thinking of traveling to Mongolia soon and looking for the best travel eSIM?

Many eSIM providers are available nowadays, but not all are equal or good.

Some offer unlimited data, while others include a phone number for local, regional, or global use.

Some have blazing-fast speeds, while others have extended validity.

Whatever you need, there will be an eSIM for your liking.

In the case of Mongolia, I recommend one of these eSIM providers, which I have tested in numerous countries on multiple continents:

  • Airalo
  • Alosim
  • Holafly
  • Nomad
Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad Logos for eSIM Guides

What do they offer?

eSIMPackagesPricesDataPhone Number?5G NR?Discount Code(s)
Airalo56.50 USD – 43 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNoNoAIRALOMAY10 (10%) & NEWMAY15 (15%) 2
Alosim39 USD – 35 USD1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 daysYes (CA/US number) 1NoPTW (5%)
Holafly629 USD – 79 USDUnlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 30 daysNoNoPHONETRAVELWIZ (5%)
Nomad325 USD – 45 USD1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 daysNoNoADU123 (3 USD) 3

1 Alosim allows you to pick a Canadian (CA) or American (US) phone number through its sister app Hushed, giving you credits worth 30 minutes (within Mongolia or from Mongolia to anywhere else) or 50 texts (same conditions as calling)
2 if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM, use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off. You can still get 10% off using code AIRALOMAY10 if you are an existing customer. Note each code has a redemption limit of 3000 (while the codes of Alosim and Holafly have no redemption limit)
3 if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM, use code ADU123 for 3 USD off. On Tuesdays, use NOMADTUE for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or higher

Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim

What about eSIMs global eSIMs exist? Of course!

eSIMGlobal eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Discover(+))120+Yes (Discover+ only)
AlosimNoN/AN/A
HolaflyNoN/AN/A
NomadYes (Global 109/136)109 & 136No

The discount codes I highlighted earlier can also be redeemed for any regional or global eSIM.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Now that we have an overview of our options let's go through each and find out about their benefits.

But if you already have an eSIM provider in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.

Buying an eSIM for Mongolia Guide (logos of Holafly, Unitel, Nomad, Mobicom, Alosim, Mongo Mobile & Airalo)

Original publication: 16th of September 2022. Last updated: 6th of May 2024.


Table of Contents

Airalo Mongolia eSIM

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo has only one eSIM that can be used in Mongolia: Mongo Mobile & Fiber.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Mongolia?
Mongo Mobile & FiberMongolia only56.50 USD – 43 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNo
Airalo eSIMs for Mongolia Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember to use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM store launched in 2019.

It is also the largest eSIM provider, covering more than 200 countries and territories.

Airalo All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

The first eSIM I ever tested was one from Airalo (in the Netherlands).

This is why I have tested Airalo eSIMs in more countries than other providers.

Airalo gives each country's eSIM a unique name that is often related to said nation.

Airalo Mongo Mobile & Fiber (Mongolia) eSIM

Airalo's Mongolia eSIM is called Mongo Mobile & Fiber.

Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

As highlighted in the table earlier, there are five Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM variants:

  1. Mongolia/Mongo Mobile & Fiber 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 6.50 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Mongolia/Mongo Mobile & Fiber 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 11.50 USD
  3. Mongolia/Mongo Mobile & Fiber 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 16 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Mongolia/Mongo Mobile & Fiber 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Mongolia/Mongo Mobile & Fiber 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 43 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Airalo Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With the Airalo Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM, you can use the Unitel Mongolia network.

Airalo Mongolia Mongo Mobile & Fiber eSIM Supported Networks in Mongolia Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my Mongolia SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Mongolian mobile operator is/are the best in coverage or speed so you can manually select the network that would suit your needs.

Buying a SIM Card in Mongolia Guide (logos of Unitel and Mobicom)

Airalo eSIMs for Mongolia Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Airalo eSIM covered in this section:

  • Mongo Mobile & Fiber:
    • can be used in Mongolia only
    • is priced between 6.50 USD and 43 USD
    • has five variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Airalo eSIMs for Mongolia Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Alosim Mongolia eSIM

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim has only one eSIM that can be used in Mongolia: Mongolia.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Mongolia?Phone Number?
MongoliaMongolia only39 USD – 35 USDNoYes

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim

Alosim is backed by AffinityClick, which is known for the Hushed app.

AffinityClick Logo
© AffinityClick

That app with the tagline “Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting” has over 8 million downloads.

Hushed Screenshot

It took a while, but AffinityClick finally bundled its product, which is a big deal.

Why? With any Alosim eSIM purchase, you will get a Hushed redemption code, giving you up to 30 international minutes or 50 international SMS.

You get a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number from one of the more than 300 supported area codes.

While it would be fantastic to get a Mongolian phone number instead, it is impossible to get one for the time being due to local regulations.

Either way, Alosim is the only eSIM provider that gives you a phone number for each eSIM purchase.

And it has eSIMs for over 170 countries, including Mongolia.

Alosim All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Alosim Mongolia eSIM

For Mongolia, you have the following three choices:

Alosim Taiwan eSIM
© Alosim
  1. Mongolia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
  2. Mongolia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD
  3. Mongolia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 35 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Alosim Mongolia eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Alosim's Mongolia eSIM gives you access to the Unitel Mongolia (4G) network.

Alosim Mongolia eSIM Supported Networks in Mongolia Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

For more information on how Mongolian mobile operator perform, check out my Mongolia SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Mongolia Guide (logos of Unitel and Mobicom)

Alosim eSIMs for Mongolia Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Alosim eSIM covered in this section:

  • Mongolia:
    • is priced between 9 USD and 35 USD
    • has three variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • includes a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number through Hushed
      • allows for up to 30 international calls and/or 30 international SMS (within Mongolia or from Mongolia to any other country)
Alosim eSIMs for Mongolia Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly Mongolia eSIM

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly has only one eSIM that can be used in Mongolia: Mongolia.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Mongolia?Phone Number?
MongoliaMongolia only629 USD – 79 USDNoNo
Holafly eSIMs for Mongolia Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember that you can use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off any Holafly purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly made a name for itself by introducing unlimited data plans in June 2022, which was uncommon back then.

Now, it has eSIMs for more than 160 countries.

Holafly All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

And more than 100 of them have unlimited data plans.

Holafly Unlimited Data eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Holafly Mongolia eSIM

Mongolia is lucky enough to have unlimited data eSIMs, and you have six options:

  1. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 29 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 37 USD
  3. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 44 USD
  4. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 59 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Mongolia unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 79 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Holafly Mongolia eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Be aware that as of mid-2023, Holafly eSIMs with unlimited data plans (excluding European ones) are speed-restricted to 18 Mbps (the speeds are even slower in some countries).

While 18 Mbps is not exactly a snail's speed, much faster speeds are available for lower prices with other eSIM providers mentioned in this guide.

Anyway, with this eSIM, you can use the Unitel Mongolia network.

Holafly eSIMs for Mongolia Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Holafly eSIM covered in this section:

  • Mongolia:
    • is priced between 29 USD and 79 USD
    • has six variants (unlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Holafly eSIMs for Mongolia Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad Mongolia eSIMs

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad has two kinds of eSIMs that can be used in Mongolia: Mongolia and Global.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPrices5G NR in Mongolia?
MongoliaMongolia only325 USD – 45 USDNo
GlobalMongolia & 108/135 other countries6 (3 for 109 countries & 3 for 136 countries)25/19 USD – 45/57 USD 1No


Nomad eSIMs for Mongolia Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

1 25 USD and 45 USD apply to the 109 Countries Plan. 136 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 19 USD and 57 USD

Nomad is an eSIM provider covering over 160 countries.

Nomad All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

It also has the strongest presence in Asia in terms of number of packages for country-specific countries and (sub-)regional eSIMs.

And very generous data plans are available (up to 50 GB).

Unlike many eSIM providers that refer to Asia as several East- and Southeast Asian countries, Nomad has eSIMs covering those regions + Oceania and South Asia.

Nomad Mongolia eSIM

For Mongolia, you have these three choices:

  1. Mongolia 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 25 USD
  2. Mongolia 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD
  3. Mongolia 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 45 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

If an eSIM is powered by JoyTelecom, you can use 5G NR or some or all supported Mongolian mobile networks. If the eSIM is powered by Global1SIM, Nomad Black (Tele2 Sweden), Singtel, or Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) instead, you will be restricted to 4G/LTE.

Because these providers are different, you can access different Mongolian mobile networks depending on who powers them.

The best way to find out is by pressing See Details on the Nomad Mongolia eSIM product page.

Nomad Mongolia eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

My Mongolia SIM card buying guide will inform you which network is/are the best regarding coverage and speed.

Buying a SIM Card in Mongolia Guide (logos of Unitel and Mobicom)

Nomad Global eSIM

At last, we have the Nomad Global eSIM.

Depending on your chosen variant, the eSIM can be used in 109 or 136 countries.

Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) powers the 109 Countries Plan, giving you up to 4G/LTE access.

Meanwhile, the 136 Countries Plan is powered by eSIM Go, giving you 5G NR access in about half of the supported countries.

Each plan has three eSIMs: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days.

Below is a price list of all the Nomad Global eSIMs:

  1. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (109 Countries), costing 25 USD
  2. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (136 Countries), costing 19 USD
  3. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 40 USD
  4. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 45 USD
  6. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 21st of April.

Nomad Global eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

Because I have no ongoing review for this eSIM (its short validity makes it challenging to be a proper global eSIM), you can use the Nomad Global product page or the map below to find all supported countries.

Nomad Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png
2023 version

Nomad eSIMs for Mongolia Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Nomad eSIM covered in this section:

  • Mongolia:
    • is priced between 25 USD and 45 USD
    • has three variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Global:
    • can be used in Mongolia and 108/135 other countries globally
      • 109 Countries Plan (powered by Truephone/1Global)
      • 136 Countries Plan (powered by eSIM Go)
    • is priced between 19 USD and 57 USD
      • 109 Countries Plan: 25 USD – 45 USD
      • 136 Countries Plan: 19 USD – 57 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
      • 109 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
      • 136 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
    • has no 5G NR access
      • 109 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
      • 136 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Nomad eSIMs for Mongolia Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Overview of the Best eSIMs for Mongolia

That was a lot of info we went over, so let's try to summarize everything.

Mongolia-only eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Mongolia eSIM: Airalo (16 USD)
  • Cheapest 5 GB Mongolia eSIM: Airalo (24 USD)
  • Cheapest 10 GB Mongolia eSIM: Airalo (43 USD)
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Mongolia: Holafly
  • Mongolia eSIM with the longest validity: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad (30 days)
  • Mongolia eSIM with 5G NR: N/A
  • Mongolia eSIM with phone numbers: Alosim (American/Canadian)

Asia/APAC eSIMs covering Mongolia:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: N/A
  • Cheapest 5 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: N/A
  • Cheapest 10 GB Asia/APAC eSIM: N/A
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Mongolia and Asia: N/A
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with the longest validity: N/A
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with 5G NR in Mongolia: N/A
  • Asia/APAC eSIM with phone numbers: N/A

Regarding global eSIMs, Airalo's Discover(+) eSIM is cheaper, has more generous data allowances & longer validity than Nomad's Global eSIM (and includes a phone number for the + variant).

However, Nomad's eSIM has better coverage (135+ instead of 120+ countries).

Do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD (or your currency's equivalent) if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM

Enjoy Mongolia (and neighboring countries)!