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

Andorra – known for its ski resorts, clean air & stunning nature.

It is also one of the smallest countries in Europe.

And its airport is not even within its borders – it lies in Spain.

So, what can you do in Andorra?

You should not be expecting a thrilling nightlife as in Barcelona or Toulouse.

Instead, you can enjoy nature in peace, like taking a hike in Estanys de Tristania.

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is stunning too.

And if you are into mountain biking, Vallnord Bike Park La Massana is the place to be.

Even though the country is small, there is no need to be bored in Andorra.

Dealing with an expensive international roaming bill will certainly not be enjoyable because you forgot to turn off international roaming.

That feature can be expensive, which is why I always recommend getting local SIM cards, like an Andorran one, so that you can enjoy local rates.

SIM cards are not cheap in Andorra. In fact, they are expensive for European standards.

But even then, the SIM card prices and mobile data rates will certainly be low than international roaming in Andorra.

So, how expensive are SIM cards in Andorra?

You can get an Andorran SIM card for 9 EUR (9.60 USD) or 19 EUR (20.25 USD) from Andorra Telecom in their stores. SIM cards are not sold at Andorra-La Seu d'Urgell Airport (LEU – in Catalonia, Spain).

Those prices are not to bad – especially as both plans include plans with data and local minutes.

Even then, the data allowances are low and still pricey compared to many other European nations.

But that is what you get when there is only one mobile operator that holds a monopoly – there is no incentive to reduce prices 🥲.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Andorra. Let's get started, shall we?

Buying a SIM Card in Andorra Guide (logo of Andorra Telecom)

Original publication: 23rd of May 2020. Last updated: 1st of March 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Andorra?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Andorra, then Andorra Telecom is your only option. It is currently the only mobile operator in Andorra.

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

Andorra has only one mobile operator offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Andorra Telecom
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Anyone living in or visiting Andorra can buy an Andorran SIM card without restrictions.

  • 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 Andorran SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get an Andorran SIM card in Andorra Telecom stores. Some Andorran airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

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

  • Andorra Telecom: 9 EUR & 19 EUR

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

  • 1 EUR = 1.05 USD
  • 10 EUR = 10.70 USD
  • 100 EUR = 107 USD

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

(Travel) eSIMs for Andorra

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.

Currently, only Andorra Telecom offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But if you purchase an eSIM from any of these mobile operators, you must comply with Andorra'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 Andorran airport. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for Andorra.

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

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Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than an Andorran 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 Andorra SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Andorra 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 Andorra:

  • Airalo: Handi (Andorra only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Andorra & Europe (32 countries)
  • Holafly: Andorra & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls
  • Nomad: Andorra, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, AIRALOMAY10 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 Andorra eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

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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).

Andorran Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Andorra Telecom, 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 Andorra offers us.


Andorra Telecom

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Andorra Telecom is the only mobile operator in Andorra.

It is also a fixed broadband, fixed-line telephony & digital television provider.

Andorra Telecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Andorra Telecom:
* Coverage
* How to Get an Andorra Telecom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* My Andorra Telecom Review (in Andorra la Vella)
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Andorra Telecom

Andorra Telecom has extensive coverage throughout the country.

However, you should expect degraded reception up in the mountains.

Below is Andorra Telecom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Andorra Telecom

You can get an Andorra Telecom SIM card for 9 EUR with 1 GB and 20 local minutes or 19 EUR with 3 GB and 60 local minutes in Andorra Telecom stores. Andorra Telecom SIM cards are not sold at Andorra-La Seu d'Urgell Airport (LEU – in Catalonia, Spain).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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It is possible to get an Andorra Telecom eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

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

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 Andorra eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Handi (Andorra only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Holafly: Andorra – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

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For now, I will continue with Andorra Telecom.

Note that Andorra Telecom 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 – Andorra Telecom

Andorra Telecom top-up vouchers are sold in Andorra Telecom stores and partner stores.

To top up your Andorra Telecom SIM card, call 115 and follow the instructions.

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

Dial *101# to check your Andorra Telecom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Andorra Telecom app (Android/iOS).

Andorra Telecom App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Andorra Telecom

Andorra Telecom has two data-featured prepaid packages: Plans (combo) and Add-Ons (data).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (USD – United State Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Plans – Andorra Telecom

The Plans, which may not be called plans but have no clear name, are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Call 115 to activate Plans:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
9 EURS Rate1 GB20 minutes30 days
19 EURM Rate3 GB60 minutes30 days
Andorra Telecom Plans
Add-Ons – Andorra Telecom

The Add-Ons are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Send a blank SMS to 102/103/104 1 to activate Add-Ons:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR2 GBUntil plan expires

1 if your phone does not allow you to send a blank SMS, then you can send whatever to 102/103/104 (such as a space, a dot, or a short poem)

Andorra Telecom Add-Ons

My Review – Andorra Telecom

I had the chance to try out Andorra Telecom in March 2022.

Honestly, the network performance was much better than I expected.

It is almost worth the money 😳.

Okay… it is still expensive, but international roaming in Andorra will be much more costly in many cases.

You can read my Andorra Telecom review here.

APN/Internet Settings – Andorra Telecom

  • Name: Andorra Telecom
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Andorra

Getting a SIM card from Andorra Telecom would be your only option when considering an Andorran SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.