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SIM Cards in Albania: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Albania – the country that has, over the years, become a popular travel destination for travelers of all kinds. Beaches, mountains, architecture – the country has it all.

There is a big chance that you would want to share your Albania experiences online – and I cannot blame you for that. It is truly a remarkable travel destination.

What can also be remarkable, in a bad way, is how expensive international roaming can be in Albania (or in general). Especially data roaming. Watching a YouTube video in Full HD can cost you a lot.

Luckily, you can get an Albanian SIM card. That way, you can enjoy local rates.

How expensive are Albanian SIM cards, and how much will data cost you?

You can get an Albanian SIM card for 100 ALL (1 USD) or 500 ALL (5.10 USD) from ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile), 500 ALL or 800 ALL (5.10 USD-8.15 USD) from Vodafone, or 500 ALL or 1500 ALL (5.10USD – 15.30 USD) from One (formerly Telekom) in their stores. SIM cards are also sold at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA).

To me, this sounds exciting. There are countries out there where data will cost you an arm and a leg (almost literally), so seeing that SIM cards and data are available for reasonable prices are always a good thing.

But how is network coverage throughout the country? Which mobile operator is the best? And what type of packages are available?

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Albania. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Albania Guide (logos of Vodafone, ALBtelecom & One Communications)

Original publication: 28th of May 2020. Last updated: 14th of January 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Albania?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Albania, I recommend going with Vodafone or One Telecommunications (formerly Telekom). Vodafone has the best overall network, while One Telecommunications is not far behind and slightly cheaper. ALBtelecom offers loads of cheap data at 3G (speeds).

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So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?

Albania has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to tourists:

  • Vodafone Albania
  • One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)
  • ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania)
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Anyone 18 or older living in or visiting Albania can buy an Albanian SIM card with no real restrictions, but you do have to comply with the Albanian SIM card registration regulations.

And if you are younger than 18, you can still get a SIM card if your parents buy one for you (in their name).

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Which, in this case, is only showing your passport (or European Union ID if you have one) at the point of sale.

Where Can You Buy an Albanian SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get an Albanian SIM card in Vodafone, One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania) & ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania) stores. They are also sold at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA).

You can expect to pay the following for Albanian SIM cards:

  • Vodafone Albania: 500 ALL or 800 ALL (depending on the promotion)
  • One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania): 500 ALL & 1500 ALL
  • ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania): 100 ALL & 500 ALL

The following Albanian mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Vodafone Albania: 1500 ALL
  • ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania): 1000 ALL

Note that SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date ALL (Albanian Lek) to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) exchange rates.

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between ALL and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 ALL = 0.010 USD
  • 10 ALL = 0.10 USD
  • 100 ALL = 1 USD
  • 1000 ALL = 10.20 USD
  • 10 000 ALL = 102.10 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Albania

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Vodafone Albania offers eSIMs, but it is unclear if they are available to prepaid customers too.

I will ask the next time I go to Albania – I forgot to do so when I was there the last time 💀 (but if you know the answer, let me know).

However, you can also get a travel eSIM from various eSIM providers.

The list below is not exhaustive – many more providers have eSIMs for Albania.

But if you purchase an eSIM from any of these mobile operators, you must comply with Albania's SIM card registration regulations.

Suppose you do not wish to do so for privacy reasons (for example) or want to be connected immediately without paying for an overpriced SIM card (or eSIM) sold at an Albanian airport. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for Albania.

In my Albania eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide (even in Albania).

Buying an eSIM for Albania Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Hej Telecom, Alosim & Airalo)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than an Albanian SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Europe-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this Albania SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Albania eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for Albania:

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

Once again, check out my Albania eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Albania Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Hej Telecom, Alosim & Airalo)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

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Below, I will guide you through Vodafone Albania, One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania) & ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania), and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

With that said, let's see what Albania offers us.


Vodafone Albania

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Vodafone Albania, just Vodafone, is the largest mobile operator in Albania.

It is also the mobile operator with the fastest speeds.

Vodafone, as a company, is active in Africa (mostly as Vodacom), Asia, Europe, the Middle East & Oceania.

Vodafone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: testing mode only
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Vodafone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Vodafone Albania

Vodafone has the best coverage throughout Albania.

Below is Vodafone's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Albania

You can get a Vodafone SIM card, called Vodafone Club, for 500 ALL or 800 ALL, depending on the promotion, with 300 ALL credit and 500 on-net SMS in Vodafone stores. SIM cards are also sold at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Vodafone 3 Weekly Tourist Pack SIM cards – Vodafone's tourist offering.

For 1500 ALL, you get 15 GB of data, 5 GB for Netflix, Twitch & YouTube, 500 local minutes, 10 international minutes 1 & 100 local/international SMS for 21 days.

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Vodafone Albania Vodafone 3 Weekly Tourist Pack

Dial #123# to access the Vodafone menu.

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It is also possible to get a Vodafone eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Albania, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Vodafone.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Albania eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Hej Telecom (Albania only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Albania – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Albania – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Albania, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Albania eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

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For now, I will continue with Vodafone.

Note that Vodafone offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Albania

Vodafone top-up vouchers are sold in Vodafone stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Albania.

The following (online) top-up options are available:

  • 300 ALL
  • 500 ALL
  • 800 ALL
  • 1000 ALL
  • 2000 ALL
  • 3000 ALL
  • 10 000 ALL

To top up your Vodafone SIM card, call 141 and follow the instructions.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial #123# or send a blank SMS (or whatever, like a dot, if your phone does not allow you to send a blank SMS) to 131 to check your Vodafone balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Vodafone (AL) app (Android/iOS).

Vodafone Albania My Vodafone (AL) App
© Vodafone Albania

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Albania

Vodafone has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Vodafone plans can be activated by dialing #123# or calling 131.

I will list all the prices in ALL (Albanian Lek).

To convert ALL to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Daily/Weekly Bundles – Vodafone Albania

The Daily/Weekly Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial #123# or call 131 to activate Daily/Weekly Bundles:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 2Local SMSValidity
300 ALL3 Day Bundle300 MB300 minutesN/A30 SMS 33 days
700 ALL10 Days Bundle1.5 GB300 minutesN/A30 SMS 310 days
1500 ALLGigaMax Bundle15 GB 1500 minutes 210 minutes100 SMS21 days 
2300 ALLTourist Pack40 GB1000 minutesN/AN/A15 days
2900 ALLTourist Giga Pack100 GBUnlimitedN/AN/A21 days 

1 +5 GB for Video Pass: Netflix, Twitch & YouTube
2 +10 international minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States
3 +3000 on-net minutes

Vodafone Albania Paketa Ditore Javore
30 Days Bundles – Vodafone Albania

The 30 Days Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial #123# or call 131 to activate 30 Days Bundles:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
600 ALLVodafone Basic50 MB50 minutesN/A30 days
1000 ALLVodafone Easy1 GB300 minutes300 SMS30 days
1500 ALLVodafone Advance10 GB2000 minutes2000 SMS30 days
2000 ALLVodafone Max25 GB3000 minutes 13000 SMS 230 days

1 +10 international minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States
2 also for international use (no country restrictions)

Vodafone Albania Paketa 30 Ditore
Vodafone Next + – Vodafone Albania

The Vodafone Next + Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The Vodafone Next + can be activated on the My Vodafone App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidity
900 ALLVodafone Next Easy1 GB300 minutesN/A300 SMS30 days
1400 ALLVodafone Next Advance10 GB2000 minutesN/A2000 SMS30 days
1900 ALLVodafone Next Max30 GB3000 minutes10 minutes3000 SMS30 days

1 for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

Vodafone Albania Vodafone Next +
Extra Bundles – Vodafone Albania

The Extra Bundles are combo add-ons with data (without 5G NR access) and national/international minutes. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial #123# or call 131 to activate Extra Bundles:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Validity
150 ALL100 National MinutesN/A100 minutesN/A7 days
300 ALL20 International MinutesN/AN/A20 minutes28 days
500 ALL40 International MinutesN/AN/A40 minutes28 days
700 ALL5 GB Internet 5 GBN/AN/A30 days
800 ALL6 GB Internet6 GBN/AN/A30 days

1 + international minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

Vodafone Albania Extra Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Albania

  • Name: Vodafone Albania
  • APN: vodafoneweb

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

One Telecommunications Albania Logo
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One Telecommunications Albania, just One (Telecommunications) and formerly Telekom Albania (and Albanian Mobile Communications – AMC a very long time ago), is the second-largest mobile operator in Albania.

4iG from Hungary purchased One Telecommunications and ALBtelecom, the last mobile operator covered in this guide, in March 2022.

4iG plans to combine the two mobile operators, but that will take a while.

Once completed, the combined mobile operator is supposed to have a bigger market share than Vodafone Albania.

One Telecommunications uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: not available yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about One Telecommunications:

* Coverage
* How to Get a One Telecommunications SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

One Telecommunications has extensive throughout Albania.

Below is One Telecommunications's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

You can get a One Telecommunications SIM card for 500 ALL or 1500 ALL (Paketa All Inclusive – 3 Javore) with 15 GB of data, 5 GB for Facebook Messenger, Message+, Viber & WhatsApp, 500 local minutes, 10 international minutes 1 & 100 local SMS for 21 days in One stores. One SIM cards are not sold at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA).

1 to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

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One Telecommunications has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Albania, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from One Telecommunications (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Europe-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Albania or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Albania eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Hej Telecom (Albania only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Albania – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Albania – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Albania, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Albania eSIM buying guide.

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But let's continue with One Telecommunications for now.

Note that One Telecommunications offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

One Telecommunications top-up vouchers are sold in One stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Albania.

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
100 ALL – 499 ALL30 days
500 ALL – 1200 ALL45 days
1201 ALL – 2000 ALL60 days
2001 ALL =>180 days
One Telecommunications Albania Top-Ups

To top up your One Telecommunications SIM card, call 141 and follow the instructions.

Text BA to 142 to check your One Telecommunications balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My One (AL) app (Android/iOS).

One Telecommunications Albania My One (AL) App
© One Telecommunications Albania

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

One Telecommunications has five data-featured prepaid plans:

All One Telecommunications plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 142.

I will list all the prices in ALL (Albanian Lek).

To convert ALL to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Paketa të Tjera (Other Packages) – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Paketa të Tjera (Other Packages) are combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The Paketa të Tjera can be activated on the My One App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidity
200 ALLDaily Package500 MB100 minutesN/A150 SMS1 day
200 ALLDaily Internet Package1 GBN/AN/AN/A1 day
300 ALLInternational SN/A10 minutesN/A30 days
400 ALLWeekly Data2 GBN/AN/AN/A7 days
500 ALLInternational MN/AN/A20 minutesN/A30 days
500 ALLWeekly Package1 GB300 minutesN/A300 SMS7 days
600 ALLMonthly Internet package3 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
1200 ALL Internet Monthly 10008 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days

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One Albania Paketa të Tjera
Paketa të Tjera me Parapagesë (Other Prepaid Packages) – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Paketa të Tjera me Parapagesë (Other Prepaid Packages) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The Paketa të Tjera me Parapagesë can be activated on the My One App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidity
600 ALLPaketa Unlimited S500 MB150 minutesN/A150 SMS45 days
1000 ALLPaketa Unlimited M1 GB400 minutesN/A400 SMS45 days
1300 ALLUnlimited L+8 GBUnlimited200 minutes1000 SMS60 days
1600 ALLUnlimited Beats +23 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited60 days
2100 ALLUnlimited XL+33 GBUnlimited500 minutesUnlimited60 days

1 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Servia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

One Albania Other Prepaid Packages
Paketat One Unlimited (One Unlimited Packages) – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

Paketat One Unlimited (One Unlimited Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The Paketat One Unlimited can be activated on the My One App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
600 ALLOne Lite50 MB50 minutes50 SMS30 days 
1000 ALLOne Go1 GB400 minutes400 SMS30 days 
1500 ALLOne Smart 10 GBUnlimited1000 SMS 30 days 
1800 ALLOne Extra25 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days 
2100 ALLOne Premium 34 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days 

1 + 50 international minutes to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Servia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

One Albania Paketat One Unlimited
Paketa Turist (Tourist Package) – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Paketa Turist (Tourist Package) are combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The Paketa Turist can be activated on the My One App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
2300 ALLOne Tourist Advance40 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS 15 days
2900 ALLOne Tourist Ultra100 GBUnlimitedUnlimited21 days
One Albania Paketa Turist
Paketat Shtesë (Addon Packages) – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Paketat Shtesë (Addon Packages) are combo add-ons with data (without 5G NR access) and national/international minutes.

The Paketat Shtesë can be activated on the My One App:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Validity
200 ALLMinutes International S+N/AN/A10 minutes30 days 
300 ALLMinutes International M+N/AN/A20 minutes30 days 
500 ALLMinutes International L+N/AN/A40 minutes30 days 
500 ALLInternet Xtreme M3 GBN/AN/A30 days 
600 ALLM+ National MinutesN/A300 minutesN/A30 days 
600 ALLInternet Xtreme L6 GBN/AN/A30 days 
700 ALLInternet Xtreme XL8 GBN/AN/A30 days 

1 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Servia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

One Albania Paketat Shtesë

APN/Internet Settings – One Telecommunications Albania (formerly Telekom Albania)

  • Name: One
  • APN: internet.t

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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ALBtelecom (formerly Eagle Mobile Albania)

Albtelecom Logo
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ALBtelecom (Mobile), formerly Eagle Mobile Albania and not to be confused with Eagle Mobile in Russia, is the smallest mobile operator in Albania.

While it often has the cheapest plans and the most generous data allowances, it has the slowest speeds.

ALBtelecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: not available yet
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about ALBtelecom:

* Coverage
* How to Get an ALBtelecom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

ALBtelecom has the worst coverage throughout Albania.

Its 4G/LTE reception is nowhere close to its competition.

Below is ALBtelecom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

You can get an ALBtelecom SIM card for 100 ALL (SIM Card Super 100) or 500 ALL with 3 ALL credit and 4 GB of data 1 (SIM Card Super 500) in ALBtelecom stores. ALBtelecom SIM cards are also sold at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA).

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ALBtelecom Albania 500 SIM Card
© ALBtelecom

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Super Holidays Packages SIM cards – ALBtelecom's tourist offering.

For 1000 ALL, you get 15 GB of data, 1000 local minutes, 10 international minutes & 200 local SMS for 14 days.

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ALBtelecom Albania Super Holidays Package
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ALBtelecom has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Albania because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from ALBtelecom.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Albania in my Albania eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Hej Telecom (Italy only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Albania – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Albania – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Albania, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Albania eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with ALBtelecom for now.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

ALBtelecom top-up vouchers are sold in ALBtelecom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Albania.

To top up your ALBtelecom SIM card, text RM VoucherCode to 141.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text RM 123456 to 141.

Text Balance to 130 to check your ALBtelecom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Profili Im (My Profile) app (Android/iOS).

ALBtelecom Albania Profili Im My Profile App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

ALBtelecom has seven data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in ALL (Albanian Lek).

To convert ALL to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Daily & Weekly Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Daily & Weekly Packages are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 131 to activate Daily & Weekly Packages:

PricePlansDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
150 ALLDaily Packages250 MB150 minutres150 SMS24 hoursCP1
500 ALLWeekly Package1 GB300 minutes300 SMS7 daysCP7
ALBtelecom Albania Daily Package
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ALBtelecom Albania Weekly Package
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Super Standard Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Super Standard Packages are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 131 to activate Super Standard Packages:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1On-Net SMSLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
500 ALLSuper Package 50050 MB50 minutesN/A50 SMSShared with on-net SMS allowance30 daysP500
1100 ALLSuper Package 11003.5 GB2500 minutesN/A1000 SMS500 SMS30 daysP1100
1300 ALLSuper Package 13006 GB3000 minutes30 minutes3000 SMS600 SMS30 daysP1300
1300 ALLGigastic Package6 GB + 10 GB600 minutesN/A600 SMSShared with on-net SMS allowance30 daysGIGA1300
1900 ALLSuper Package 190013 GB3500 minutes120 minutes3000 SMS600 SMS30 daysP1900

1 to Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

ALBtelecom Albania Super Standard Packages
Super Unlimited Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Super Unlimited Packages are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 131 to activate Super Standard Packages:

PricePlanDataWestern Balkans Data 2Local MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
500 ALLSuper Start Package100 MB880 MB150 minutes150 SMSShared with on-net SMS allowance30 daysstart
900 ALLUnlimited Super 900 Package3 GB 11.5 GB600 minutes600 SMSShared with on-net SMS allowance30 daysU900
1100 ALLUnlimited Super 1100 Package8 GB 11.89 GB3000 minutes1000 SMS500 SMS 330 daysU1100
1300 ALLUnlimited Super 1300 Package24 GB2.23 GB2000 minutes1500 SMSShared with on-net SMS allowance30 daysU1300
1900 ALLUnlimited Super 1900 Package32 GB3.23 GB“Unlimited”, 4000 minutes 4“Unlimited”, 4000 SMS1500 SMS 330 daysU1900

1 unlimited data @ 128 after exhausting your data allowance
2 in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia & Serbia
3 also for international use
4 +150 international minutes to Afghanistan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

ALBtelecom Albania Super Unlimited Packages
GigaNatën Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The GigaNatën Packages are data plans with data (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 138 to activate GigaNatën Packages:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
100 ALLGigaNatën 75 GB7 nights (23:01 – 6:59)N7
300 ALLGigaNatën 3020 GB30 nights (23:01 – 6:59)N30
ALBtelecom Albania GigaNatën Packages
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Internet Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Internet Packages are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 138 to activate Internet Packages:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
100 ALLDaily0.5 GB24 hoursID100
300 ALLWeekly1 GB7 daysIJ300
500 ALLMonthly 5002 GB30 daysIM500
750 ALLMonthly 7504 GB30 daysIM750
1000 ALLMonthly 10006 GB30 daysIM1000
1500 ALLMonthly 150020 GB30 daysIM1500
3000 ALLMonthly 300040 GB30 daysIM3000
ALBtelecom Albania Internet Packages
4G Internet Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The 4G Internet Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 138 to activate 4G Internet Packages:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
100 ALLDaily 1001 GB24 hoursID100
300 ALLWeekly 3001 GB7 daysIJ300
300 ALLMonthly 3002 GB30 daysIM300
500 ALLMonthly 5004 GB30 daysIM500
600 ALLMonthly 6006 GB30 daysIM600
1000 ALLMonthly 100010 GB30 daysIM1000
1500 ALLMonthly 150020 GB30 daysIM1500
ALBtelecom Albania 4G Internet Packages
Super Weekend Packages – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

The Super Weekend Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 138 to activate Super Weekend Packages:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
200 ALLSuper Weekend 15 GB1 weekend (Saturday 0:00 – Sunday 23:59)W1
600 ALLSuper Weekend 420 GB4 weekends (Saturday 0:00 – Sunday 23:59)W4
ALBtelecom Albania Super Weekend Packages

APN/Internet Settings – ALBtelecom (formerly Telekom Albania)

  • Name: ALBtelecom
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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