Andorra is the 16th smallest nation in the world with a population of 85 000. Some people do not even know this country exists. Those who do know about Andorra are aware that it is considered a tax heaven.
What can you do in Andorra? The country has many ski resorts. It is also popular for golfing museums, and majestic lakes. The nightlife in Arinsal is quite cool too.
What is not cool is dealing with an expensive roaming bill after enjoying your time in Andorra. Roaming can be expenisve, which is why many travelers prefer to buy local SIM cards, like an Andorran one.
However, SIM cards and mobile data are super expensive in Andorra. This is one of the nations I would somewhat recommend to roam in.
In this article, I will tell you everything about buying a SIM card in Andorra. Let's do this.
Telecom Provider in Andorra
Andorra has 1 telecom provider:
- Andorra Telecom
The operator has a 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE network.
Best SIM Card in Andorra
If you want to buy a SIM card in Andorra, then Andorra Telecom would be your only choice.
Like many places in Western Europe, Southern Europe, and Europe in general, you have to show your passport when buying an Andorran SIM card.
Do note that mobile data is expensive in Andorra for European standards. Additionally, even getting a SIM card will cost you €30 ($32.45).
A special reminder for those from the EU/EEA: Andorra is not part of the EU or EEA, which means that the Roam Like At Home rule does not apply in Andorra. Normally, I would recommend that those from the EU/EEA are better off getting a local SIM card. However, that may not necessarily have to be the case for Andorra.
A few EU/EEA operators include Andorra in their Roam Like at Home country list. 2 notable examples are Vodafone Netherlands and Orange France. The Netherlands is quite a distance away from Andorra, while France is around the corner.
Those from the EU/EEA, and anyone else for that matter, will be better off heading to France, get an Orange SIM card, get a reasonable data plan, and roam in Andorra instead of getting an Andorra Telecom SIM card – it could save you some money.
Additionally, the antennas from French and Spanish operators cover most of Andorra. If you do not enable data roaming when in Andorra and have a French or Spanish SIM card, you may not even have to worry about roaming costs or getting an Andorran SIM card. Do note that speeds can be slow.
The same can be said when having an EU/EEA SIM card. Instead of disabling data roaming, you have to change the data roaming setting from automatic selection to manual selection and select a French or Spanish operator to take advantage of the Roam Like at Home feature.
With that being said, let’s see what Andorra Telecom has to offer to us.
Andorra Telecom is the sole operator in Andorra and is state-owned.
You can buy an Andorra Telecom SIM card, called Clic, for €30 at the Andorra Telecom head office or from select vendors. The SIM card comes with €30 in credit, and they are sometimes sold for less than €30. Top-up cards are sold in €15, €30, and €60 denominations. Dial *101# to check your Clic balance.
Andorra Telecom has 2 monthly combo packs:
- €9: 1 GB and 20 minutes
- €19: 3 GB and 60 minutes
If you only need data, then the following data packs are available:
- €2: 200 MB for 3 days. Activation: text a blank message to 102
- €5: 0.5 GB for 7 days. Activation: text a blank message to 103
- €9: 1 GB for 1 month. Activation: text a blank message to 104
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Getting a SIM card from Andorra Telecom would be your only option when considering an Andorran SIM card.
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