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Belgium: 6 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2022)

Belgium – known for being the capital of the European Union (EU), but sometimes also called the Capital of Europe, its beers & its tasty, tasty chocolate.

It is also home to three official languages (Dutch, French & German – the latter unbeknownst to many).

But what can you do in Belgium, besides looking at political buildings (like the NATO headquarters)? A lot.

Bruges is a cozy medieval city with loads of history and old architecture.

Antwerp has the Diamond District with fun attractions.

Brussels, the capital city, has the Atomium, which is something you should experience once.

You can skip Manneken Pis – you will be disappointed (just like the Litte Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark – both statues are small).

Or, you can enjoy the beach in Ostend.

Whatever you will be doing in Belgium, you will most likely share your experiences online.

Be aware that international roaming, using your main SIM card, can be expensive.

Luckily, local SIM cards, like a Belgian one, are an affordable way to stay connected when exploring countries.

You will be charged local rates, which are often lower than what you would pay back home.

So, how expensive are SIM cards in Belgium?

You can get a Belgian SIM card for 10 EUR (11.10 USD) from Proximus, BASE & Carrefour Mobile. Orange sells its SIM cards for 15 EUR (17 USD). Lycamobile and Vectone Mobile SIM cards can be obtained for free, but on-the-spot top-ups or plan purchases are often required. SIM cards are also sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – through Sim Local).

Special note for those from Ukraine: be sure to ask about special benefits for Ukrainians. Many mobile operators around Europe have waived fees for you or introduced exclusive plans, including free calls back to Ukraine. Слава Україні! 🇺🇦

These prices are not crazy for countries in this region. In fact, they are average.

But those are just the SIM card prices. What about plans? Which SIM card is the best? What about coverage? Or any other questions you have?

I will answer them all for you today.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Belgium Guide (logos of Proximus, Orange, BASE, Lycamobile, Vectone Mobile, Carrefour Mobile & L-Mobi Mobile)

Original publication: 15th of August 2021. Last updated: 19th of September 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Belgium?

Anyone living in or visiting Belgium can buy a Belgian SIM card from Proximus, Orange, BASE, Carrefour Mobile, Lycamobile & Vectone Mobile with no restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Belgium).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Belgium?

You can get a Belgian SIM card in Proximus, Orange, BASE & Carrefour stores. Resellers, like Carrefour (Express), also sell SIM cards (especially for the MVNOs). They are also sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU).

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

  • Proximus: 10 EUR
  • Orange Belgium: 15 EUR
  • BASE Belgium: 10 EUR
  • Carrefour Mobile Belgium: 10 EUR
  • Lycamobile Belgium: 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR
  • Vectone Mobile Belgium: 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR

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Can You Use Your Phone in Belgium?

Belgium uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Belgium. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Belgium, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

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If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Belgium.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Belgium or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Belgium (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE (and soon 5G NR).

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Belgium

Belgium has three mobile operators and three Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) offering prepaid services:

  • Proximus
  • Orange Belgium
  • BASE Belgium (by Telenet)
  • Carrefour Mobile Belgium (BASE MVNO)
  • Lycamobile Belgium (BASE MVNO)
  • Vectone Mobile Belgium (BASE MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in Belgium:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Belgium, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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A Note about MVNOs in Belgium

Belgium has many Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) operating in the country.

Most MVNOs offer services to postpaid customers only (travelers can only take advantage of prepaid offers) or are fully online-based, meaning that SIM cards can only be ordered and shipped to Belgian addresses.

Others only allow you to register SIM cards with the Belgian eID card.

Without it, the SIM card will be useless.

These MVNOs have not partnered up with other stores for physical registration.

Below are some MVNOs that are popular (when searched on the web or by asking locals) but should be avoided as a tourist because of restrictions or because they do not offer prepaid services:

  • Ello Mobile
  • JIM Mobile
  • Mobile Vikings
  • Scarlet
  • Telenet
  • Voo

There are many others MVNOs not mentioned above. However, if you had an enemy in Belgium, even they would not recommend them to you because they are so bad

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Belgium

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Belgium. All Belgian mobile operators offer both services.

5G NR in Belgium

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Belgium since April 2020. It is available on the Proximus, Orange & BASE networks. None of the Belgian mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers. The MVNOs do not even have 5G NR access yet.

Best SIM Card in Belgium

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Belgium, I recommend going with Proximus or BASE. Proximus has the best overall network. BASE has the fastest speeds and the best data-featured plans.

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Best eSIM in Belgium

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM to prepaid customers in Belgium (yet).

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo has the Belganet eSIMs:

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Belgium/Belganet 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Belgium/Belganet 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Belgium/Belganet 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  4. Belgium/Belganet 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Airalo Belganet eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Belgium eSIMs Compared guide.

Or you can get Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Belgium eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Belgium eSIMs Compared guide.

Finally, you can get Belgium eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Belgium eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Belgium eSIMs Compared guide.

With these eSIMs, you can skip Belgium's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Belgium!

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TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium

If you plan on visiting other neighboring European nations, consider the Eurolink eSIM (six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days) in Albania and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 10.78 USD/country in Europe!

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of Europe.

But honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is superior (but you can consider the Holafly Europe eSIM if you want unlimited data in 30+ countries – just do not forget about code PHONETRAVELWIZ if you go with Holafly).

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Belgium and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Belgium

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Belgium, I recommend going with SimCorner's Europe SIM cards that covers Europe (mainly the European Union) and parts Asia, Central America & South America – all in one SIM card.

SimCorner Europe Travel SIM Card (7 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner
SimCorner UK and Europe Travel SIM Card (100 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner

You have these four options:

  1. Europe Travel SIM card with 7 GB for 30 days (includes calls)
  2. Europe & UK Travel SIM card with 12 GB for 30 days (includes calls, SMS & data use in Asia, Central America & South America)
  3. UK and Europe Travel SIM card with 100 GB for 30 days (includes calls and SMS)
  4. Europe Data SIM card with 12 GB for 60 days (includes data use in Asia, Central America & South America)
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The SimCorner Europe SIM cards can be used in Belgium and the following other countries:

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SIM Card Registration in Belgium

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Belgium. It will often be done at the point of purchase.

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As of December 2016, newly issued prepaid SIM cards have to be registered in Belgium.

If you have a Belgian eID card, SIM cards can be registered easily and quickly online and only once.

If you have a Bancontact, a Belgian payment system, debit or credit card, registration can be done by topping up online. However, you will need to re-register every 18 months with this method.

As a traveler, however, it is improbable that you have such an identity card.

Luckily, registration can be done in the official stores of the mobile operators (Proximus, Orange Belgium & BASE Belgium).

Also, places like Carrefour, Mediamarkt & Relay can register with foreign passports (or IDs from EU/EEA visitors – but you may not have to purchase a Belgian SIM card because of free EU/EEA roaming).

But it can take up to a week before your registration is processed – this method is not recommended.

Do note that you are able to buy Belgium SIM cards from smaller resellers, like non-Relay kiosks (not Relay) or small shops.

Just like Relay, Carrefour, and Mediamarkt, registration through smaller resellers can take a long time.

Not all these shops can or will do registration for you, and they may give you a SIM card regardless of registration.

However, unregistered SIM cards will not work. You would still be required to visit the mobile operator's store or a store that can do registration for you.

In short, if you want a SIM card of one from the mobile operators, visit their stores, Carrefour, Mediamarkt, or Relay.

The same counts for the MVNOs, but then your only options are Carrefour, Mediamarkt, or Relay, or smaller shops that can do registration.

EU Roaming in Belgium

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Belgium is part of the European Union (EU).

Since June 2017, those with EU/EEA (European Economic Area) SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including Belgium.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Belgian SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. Mobile operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP).

In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and the Nordics), mobile operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your mobile operator offers free roaming while in Belgium or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Belgian SIM Cards

Belgium and the Belgian mobile operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on.

However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

Moreover, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period.

If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Belgium Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Those living and visiting Europe are quite lucky – mobile data rates are low.

This cannot be said about some other regions, like the Caribbean and (Pacific) Oceania.

Are mobile data rates low in Belgium too? Not quite.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Belgium is 5.28 USD, above the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

What surprises me is that the average cost of 1 GB of data has only gone up over the years.

Compared to 2019's figures, the price for 1 GB of data has increased by 69.2%

This while the Western European average over the same period went down by 55.7%.

(By the way, Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe & the Baltics. The Western European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.66 USD, which is just slightly more than the overall European average.)

Why I cannot tell why prices went up, I can already tell you is that data allowances in Belgium are not generous as neighboring countries, especially for prepaid plans.

I cannot tell why prices went up.

What I can tell you is that data allowances in Belgium are not as generous as neighboring countries, especially for prepaid plans.

Perhaps things will change with the introduction of 5G NR? We will see.

Okay, mobile data rates are not the cheapest in Belgium – do you at least get fast download speeds?

Yes, you will.

Belgium's median mobile download speed is around 52 Mbps.

While most of Belgium's neighbors, France, Luxembourg & the Netherlands, have (much) faster mobile download speeds, the country is not doing too bad.

At least it has faster speeds than Germany… for now.

Also, Belgium's 5G NR rollout has been slow, resulting in speeds being rather stagnant (unlike Portugal, for example, whose speeds have improved significantly over the months).

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Belgium.

That would be Telenet Belgium/BASE Belgium, with a speed score of 65.61. Followed by Proximus (62.96) and Orange Belgium (47.23).

Remember: Telenet owns BASE. BASE used to be owned by KPN from the Netherlands until it was sold to Telenet in 2015. Why it still maintains two separate brands is unknown to me.

The fastest mobile download speed can be found in Ghent, with a median download speed of 79.96 Mbps.

Antwerp, Brussels & Charleroi have median download speeds around 60 Mbps (64.71 Mbps, 57.63 Mbps & 59.15 Mbps, respectively).

Liège deals with a median download speed of 51.18 Mbps – just above 50 Mbps.

So what about overall network performance by the Belgian mobile operators?

Proximus wins the most categories, but it is the joint winner with Orange in many categories. Telenet/BASE is not doing bad either.

Basically, you cannot go wrong with Proximus or Orange.

But I recommend BASE over Orange because it has better data-featured plans than Orange.

With average SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, incredible mobile download speeds, and high mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Belgium.

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Currency in Belgium

Belgium uses the Euro with the symbol EUR (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just . For example, 25 EUR = €25.

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

  • 1 EUR = 1.15 USD
  • 10 EUR = 10.75 USD
  • 100 EUR = 107.50 USD

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Belgian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Proximus, Orange Belgium, BASE Belgium, Carrefour Mobile Belgium, Lycamobile Belgium & Vectone Mobile Belgium, 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 being said, let’s see what Belgium has to offer to us.


Proximus

Proximus Logo
© Proximus

Proximus is the largest mobile operator in Belgium.

It is also the mobile operator with the best overall network.

Proximus uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78) – all not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Proximus:

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

Coverage – Proximus

Proximus has the best coverage in Belgium.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Proximus' 2G, 3G & 4G/LTE coverage map:

Here we have a 5G NR coverage map of Proximus (which is not available to prepaid customers… yet 🥲):

Finally, we have a combined Proximus coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Proximus

You can get a Proximus SIM card, called Pay&Go+, for 10 EUR with 10 EUR credit and 3 GB of data in Proximus stores and from resellers, like electronic shops. Proximus SIM cards are also sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – through Sim Local).

Proximus Belgium SIM Card
© Proximus
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While Proximus does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Belgium (Belganet) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Belgium eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Belgium and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium.

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Note that Proximus offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Dial #122# to see your Proximus phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Proximus

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

The following (online) Proximus top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 EUR1 month
10 EUR => 12 months

To top up your Proximus SIM card, dial #121*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial #121*123456#.

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

Dial #120# or #121# to check your Proximus balance.

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

Proximus Belgium MyProximus App
© Proximus

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Proximus

Proximus has two data-featured plans: Herlaadbeurten/Rechargez (combo) & Data Bundles.

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

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Herlaadbeurten/Rechargez – Proximus

The Herlaadbeurten/Rechargez are combo plans/top-ups retaining your credit, data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Herlaadbeurt(en)/Rechargez are available, which get activated automatically by topping up the corresponding amount:

PriceCreditBonus Data 2Bonus Local/EU Minutes 1Bonus Local/EU SMS 1Credit ValidityBonus Validity
10 EUR10 EUR100 MB10 minutes500 SMS12 months31 days
15 EUR15 EUR250 MB20 minutesUnlimited12 months31 days
25 EUR25 EUR500 MB50 minutesUnlimited12 months31 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)
2 you get 500 MB, 3 GB, or 5 GB of data instead of up to 500 MB when you recharge online instead of with a voucher

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Data Bundles – Proximus

The Data Bundles are, as the name suggests, data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate Data Bundles:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
6 EUR500 MB31 days#151*1#
12 EUR3 GB31 days#152*1#
EU Roaming – Proximus

You can use your Proximus allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

As Proximus does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Proximus

  • Name: Proximus Internet
  • APN: internet.proximus.be

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Orange Belgium

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Orange Belgium, just Orange, is the second-largest mobile operator in Belgium.

Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe & the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Orange:

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

Coverage – Orange Belgium

Orange has the best 4G/LTE availability in Belgium.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Orange's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Orange Belgium

You can get an Orange SIM card for 15 EUR with 10 EUR credit, 5 GB of data, unlimited on-net minutes & 4000 SMS (Tempo Giga), or with 150 minutes/150 minutes/150 SMS (only one perk – Tempo Easy) in Orange stores and from resellers, like electronic shops. Orange SIM cards are also sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – through Sim Local).

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While Orange does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Belgium (Belganet) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Belgium eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Belgium and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium.

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Note that Orange offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Orange SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 12 months (no top-up for 12 months or no activity for 12 months).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Orange Belgium

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

To top up your Orange SIM card, dial #125*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial #125*123456#.

You can also recharge online with debit and credit cards. However, only Belgium-issued cards are accepted.

Dial #123*1# to check your Orange balance.

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

Orange Belgium My Orange BE App
© Orange Belgium

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange Belgium

Orange has three data-featured plans:

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

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Tempo Easy Plans – Orange Belgium

The Tempo Easy plans are combo plans/top-ups retaining your credit, data (without 5G NR access), minutes, or SMS for the Tempo Easy SIM card.

You can select only one perk, so only data, minutes, or SMS.

You are better off with the Tempo Giga SIM card and the Tempo Giga Plans for better value for money.

The following Tempo Easy plans are available, which get activated automatically by topping up the corresponding amount:

PriceDataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSValidity
10 EUR100 MB100 minutes100 SMS31 days
15 EUR150 MB150 minutes150 SMS31 days
20 EUR200 MB200 minutes200 SMS31 days
50 EUR500 MB500 minutes500 SMS31 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)

Orange Belgium Tempo Easy Plans
Tempo Giga Plans – Orange Belgium

The Tempo Giga plans are combo plans/top-ups retaining your credit, data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS for the Tempo Giga SIM card.

The following Tempo Giga plans are available, which get activated automatically by topping up the corresponding amount:

PriceCreditBonus DataBonus On-Net Minutes 2Bonus Local/EU SMS 1Credit ValidityBonus Validity
10 EUR10 EUR1 GBN/A500 SMS12 months31 days
15 EUR15 EUR4 GBUnlimited4000 SMS12 months31 days
15 EURN/A8 GBN/AN/AN/A31 days
20 EUR20 EUR7 GBUnlimited5000 SMS12 months31 days
50 EUR50 EUR10 GB Unlimited10 000 SMS12 months31 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)
2 to Orange Tempo Giga numbers only, not to all Orange Belgium numbers

Orange Belgium Tempo Giga Plans
Data Bundles – Orange Belgium

The Data Bundles are, as the name suggests, data plans.

Data Bundles can be activated on the My Orange BE app:

PriceDataValidity
2 EUR1 GB24 hours
5 EUR1.5 GB7 days
6 EUR500 MB31 days
10 EUR1 GB31 days
EU Roaming – Orange Belgium

You can use your Orange allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

As Orange does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Orange Belgium

  • Name: Mobiel Internet
  • APN: mworld.be

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BASE Belgium

BASE Belgium Logo
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BASE Belgium, just BASE, is the smallest mobile operator in Belgium.

It is a mobile operator by Telenet Belgium, which is, besides being a fixed broadband provider, also a mobile operator.

BASE used to be owned by KPN from the Netherlands until it was sold to Telenet in 2015.

While Telenet offers postpaid plans only, so does BASE – so I am not sure why they have not unified the brands yet.

Ah well, it is what it is – just do not go to a Telenet store to get a BASE SIM card. They cannot help you.

BASE uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about BASE:

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

Coverage – BASE Belgium

BASE has the worst coverage in Belgium.

However, you will still have close to excellent coverage throughout the country due to how extensive coverage is throughout Belgium.

Below is BASE's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – BASE Belgium

You can get a BASE SIM card for 10 EUR with 10 EUR credit in BASE stores and from resellers, like electronic shops. BASE SIM cards may be sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – through Sim Local).

BASE used to be the only mobile operator with a full shop at the airport. However, it may have closed shop when Sim Local entered

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BASE has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Belgium (Belganet) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Belgium eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Belgium and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium

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Note that BASE offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

BASE SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 12 months (no top-up for 12 months or no activity for 12 months).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – BASE Belgium

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

To top up your BASE SIM card, text TOPUP VoucherCode to 1914 or call 1999 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial text TOPUP 123456 to 1914.

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

Text COLSULT to 1914 to check your BASE balance.

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

BASE Belgium My Base App
© BASE Belgium

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – BASE Belgium

BASE has two data-featured plans: Prepaid Plans (combo) & Extra Data.

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

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Prepaid Plans – BASE Belgium

The Prepaid Plans are combo plans/top-ups retaining your credit, data (without 5G NR access), minutes, or SMS

The following Prepaid Plans are available, which get activated automatically by topping up the corresponding amount:

PriceCreditBonus DataBonus On-Net MinutesLocal/EU SMS 1Credit ValidityBonus Validity
10 EUR10 EUR1 GBUnlimited250 SMS12 months30 days
15 EUR15 EUR4 GBUnlimited1000 SMS12 months30 days
20 EUR20 EUR4 GBUnlimited1000 SMS12 months30 days
25 EUR25 EUR8 GBUnlimited5000 SMS12 months30 days
30 EUR30 EUR8 GBUnlimited5000 SMS12 months30 days
50 EUR50 EUR8 GBUnlimited5000 SMS12 months30 days
90 EUR90 EUR8 GBUnlimited5000 SMS12 months30 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)

Extra Data Plans – BASE Belgium

The Extra Data plans are, unlike the name suggests, data plans (without 5G NR access) that can be standalone bundles.

Text the Activation Code to 1914 to activate Extra Data:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
10 EUR2 GB30 daysSURF10
15 EUR4 GB30 daysSURF15
25 EUR8 GB30 daysSURF25
EU Roaming – BASE Belgium

You can use your BASE allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

As BASE does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – BASE Belgium

  • Name: BASE Internet
  • APN: gprs.base.be
  • Username: base
  • Password: base

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Carrefour Mobile Belgium

Carrefour Mobile Logo Small
© Carrefour Mobile

Carrefour Mobile Belgium, just Carrefour Mobile, is a BASE Belgium MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by the hypermarket chain Carrefour.

To learn about Carrefour Mobile's frequencies, jump back to BASE's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Carrefour Mobile:

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

Coverage – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

Carrefour Mobile is a BASE Belgium MVNO, meaning Carrefour Mobile uses the BASE Belgium network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Carrefour Mobile, jump to the BASE Belgium Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

You can get a Carrefour Mobile SIM card for 10 EUR with 10 EUR credit in Carrefour stores. Carrefour SIM cards are not sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – from Carrefour).

Carrefour Mobile Belgium SIM Card
© Carrefour Mobile Belgium
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Carrefour Mobile has no eSIMs.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Belgium (Belganet) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Belgium eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Belgium and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

Carrefour Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Carrefour stores.

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

  • 4 EUR
  • 6 EUR
  • 12 EUR
  • 24 EUR
  • 36 EUR
  • 48 EUR
Carrefour Mobile Belgium Top Ups
© Carrefour Mobile Belgium

To top up your Carrefour Mobile SIM card, text VoucherCode to 1988, or call 1988, select option 1, and enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial text 123456 to 1988, or call 1988, select option 1, and enter 123456.

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

Text EURO to 1988 to check your Carrefour Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

Carrefour Mobile has two data-featured plans: Our Bundles (combo) & Data Bundles.

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

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Our Bundles – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

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

Text the Activation Code to 1988 to activate Our Bundles:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
6 EURBonus Mobile 61 GB60 minutes50 SMS30 daysBONUSMOBILE6STOP BONUSMOBILE6
9 EURBonus Mobile 92 GB120 minutes50 SMS30 daysBONUSMOBILE9STOP BONUSMOBILE9
12 EURBonus Mobile 123 GB180 minutes50 SMS30 daysBONUSMOBILE12STOP BONUSMOBILE12
29 EURUnlimited 293 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 daysUNLIMITEDSTOP UNLIMITED

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)

Our Bundles auto-renew. To cancel auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1988.

Carrefour Mobile Belgium Our Bundles
© Carrefour Mobile Belgium
Data Bundles – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

The Data Bundles are, unlike the name suggests, data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 1988 to activate Data Bundles:

PriceDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
3 EUR200 MB30 daysDATA3STOP DATA3
5 EUR500 MB30 daysDATA5STOP DATA5
7 EUR1 GB30 daysDATA7STOP DATA7
10 EUR2 GB30 daysDATA10STOP DATA10
20 EUR5 GB30 daysDATA20STOP DATA20

Data Bundles auto-renew. To cancel auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1988.

Carrefour Mobile Belgium Data Bundles
© Carrefour Mobile Belgium
EU Roaming – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

As Carrefour Mobile does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Carrefour Mobile Belgium

  • Name: Mobile Internet
  • APN: carrefourdata.be
  • Username: carrefour
  • Password: carrefour

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Lycamobile Belgium

Lycamobile Logo New 2021
© Lycamobile

Lycamobile Belgium, just Lycamobile, is a BASE Belgium MVNO.

Lycamobile, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various other European countries, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda & the United States.

To learn about Lycamobile's frequencies, jump back to BASE's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Lycamobile:

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

Coverage – Lycamobile Belgium

Lycamobile is a BASE Belgium MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the BASE Belgium network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the BASE Belgium Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Belgium

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Lycamobile SIM cards are also sold at Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (BRU – from Carrefour & Relay).

Lycamobile SIM Card New 2021
© Lycamobile
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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Belgium (Belganet) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Belgium Belganet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Belgium eSIMs from Nomad.

Belgium eSIMs Nomad
Belgium Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Belgium eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Belgium and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

TIP: check out my Best Belgium eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Belgium.

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Dial 96# or *101#, or call 973 or 5595 to see your Lycamobile phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Belgium

Lycamobile top-up vouchers are sold in various stores, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations throughout Belgium.

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

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *103*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *103*123456#.

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

Text BAL to 1966 or dial *103# to check your Lycamobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Belgium

Lycamobile has two data-featured plans: National Bundles (combo) & International Bundles (combo).

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

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National Bundles – Lycamobile Belgium

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

Dial the Activation Code to activate National Bundles:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataOn-Net MinutesLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
10 EURBelgium Plan S/1 GB1.5 GB1 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes400 minutes500 SMS30 days*139*2001#
15 EURBelgium Plan Star/10 GB5 GBShared with data allowance“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes750 minutes750 SMS30 days*139*2011#
20 EURBelgium Plan M/15 GB10 GB9.5 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*2002#
30 EURBelgium Plan XL“Unlimited”, 30 GB 216 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*9025#
40 EURBelgium Plan Unlimited/60 GB“Unlimited”, 60 GB 221.5 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*2040#

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)
2 unlimited data @ 512 Kbps after exhausting your data allowance

Lycamobile Belgium National Bundles
International Bundles – Lycamobile Belgium

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

You also get the choice of international minutes to select destinations inside and outside the EU/EEA.

Each of these bundles features various perks, which can differ greatly from plan to plan.

Because of this, it is a challenge to list all the plans and packages in an easy-to-understand overview.

You can learn more about them on the International Bundles page.

Dial the Activation Code to activate International Bundles:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataOn-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
15 EURInternational MIX S2 GBShared with data allowance“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*4004#
25 EURInternational MIX M5 GBShared with data allowance“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*4005#
30 EURAll In One S10 GB8 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days*139*2004#
Lycamobile Belgium International Bundles 2022
EU Roaming – Lycamobile Belgium

You can use your Lycamobile allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Belgium

  • Name: Lycamobile
  • APN: data.lycamobile.be
  • Username: lmbe
  • Password: plus

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Vectone Mobile Belgium

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Vectone Mobile Belgium, just Vectone Mobile, is a BASE MVNO. Vectone Mobile, as a company, is active in Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands & the United Kingdom.

To learn about Carrefour Mobile's frequencies, jump back to BASE's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Vectone Mobile:

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

Coverage – Vectone Mobile Belgium

Vectone Mobile is a BASE MVNO, meaning Vectone Mobile uses the BASE network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

However, MVNOs, like Vectone Mobile, do not get full access to the Base network. Instead, they get limited access with worse coverage and restricted speeds.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Vectone Mobile, jump to the Lycamobile Belgium Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Vectone Mobile Belgium

You can get a Vectone Mobile SIM card for free at various electronic shops, ethnic stores, and mobile shops throughout Belgium. However, you are often required to top-up on the spot or purchase a plan.

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Dial *105# to see your Vectone Mobile phone number.

Vectone Mobile SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 180 days (no top-up for 180 days or no activity for 180 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vectone Mobile Belgium

Vectone Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in various stores, including grocery stores, throughout Belgium.

Vectone Mobile top-ups have unlimited validity if you perform an action (use data, make a call, or send an SMS) once every 180 days.

To top up your Vectone Mobile SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode# or call 121 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

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

Dial *102# to check your Vectone Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vectone Mobile Belgium

Vectone Mobile has four data-featured plans:

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

Belgium Bundles – Vectone Mobile Belgium

The Belgium Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Although the name suggests that these bundles can only be used in Belgium, they can also be used in other EU/EEA member states without being charged roaming rates.

The following Belgium Bundles are available:

PriceDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
1 EUR33 MB33 minutes33 SMS30 days*6013#
2.90 EUR250 MB50 minutes50 SMS30 days*6099#
5 EUR500 MB100 minutes100 SMS30 days*6014#
7.90 EUR1 GB100 minutes100 SMS30 days*6100#
10 EUR2 GB400 minutes 2500 SMS30 days*6006#
15 EUR2 GB600 minutes600 SMS30 days*6027#
20 EUR4 GB750 minutes 2“Unlimited”, 50 SMS/day (1500 SMS)30 days*6028#
25 EUR5 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 50 SMS/day (1500 SMS)30 days*6029#

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)
2 “unlimited” on-net minutes (3000 minutes)

International/All In One Bundles – Vectone Mobile Belgium

The International/All In One Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

These International/All In One Bundles are available:

PriceDataLocal/EU/International Minutes 1, 2Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
5 EUR500 MB100 minutes100 SMS30 days*6031#
7.90 EUR1 GB250 minutes200 SMS30 days*6101#
10 EUR2 GB300 minutes250 SMS30 days*6026#
12 EUR1 GB600 minutes 4“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS 530 days*6083#
15.90 EUR2 GB500 minutes500 SMS30 days*6025#
20 EUR3 GB1000 minutes 4“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS 530 days*6072#
20 EUR4 GB600 minutes600 SMS30 days*6024#
29 EUR8 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes 3Unlimited, 3000 SMS30 days*6023#
39 EUR15 GBUnlimited, 3000 minutesUnlimited, 3000 SMS30 days*6022#
45 EUR20 GBUnlimited, 3000 minutesUnlimited, 3000 SMS30 days*6021#

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Belgium (NOT from Belgium to other EU/EEA member states)
2 see eligible destinations below
3 1000 international minutes
4 EU minutes only
5 on-net SMS only

My Country Bundles – Vectone Mobile Belgium

The My Country Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Some also feature international minutes and SMS to EU countries or countries outside of the EU (such as Bangladesh, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria & Pakistan).

At the time of writing, there are 16 different international bundles. Each of these bundles features various perks, which can differ a lot from another plan.

Vectone Mobile Belgium My Country Bundles

Because of this, it is a challenge to list all the plans and packages in an easy-to-understand overview.

For more information about the My Country Bundles, head to the My Country Bundles page.

Data Bundles – Vectone Mobile Belgium

The Data Bundles are data-only plans.

The following Data Bundles are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 EUR1 GB30 days*6008#
7.50 EUR2 GB30 days*6018#
10 EUR3 GB30 days*6009#
15 EUR5 GB30 days*6010#
25 EUR10 GB30 days*6020#
EU Roaming – Vectone Mobile Belgium

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

APN/Internet Settings – Vectone Mobile Belgium

  • Name: Vectone
  • APN: webbe.mundio.com

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Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience

Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel!

Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises & accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services & products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cardsinternational SIM cardsmobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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Get updates related to the newest guides, videos & recommended products and services.

Moreover, I send you many tips and tricks on saving money while traveling every now and then.

Let's Be Social

Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone?

A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!