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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Bulgaria: Buying Guide

Bulgaria – known for its opera singers, folk dances & John Atanasoff (inventor of the first digital computer).

It is also a popular travel destination because it is relatively inexpensive (especially compared to the Nordics).

But Bulgaria also has a lot to offer in terms of sights and attractions.

Sunny Beach is a beach well-known throughout Europe.

Those who love nature always recommend the Seven Rila Lakes.

And those in love with churches head to the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila or Saint Alexander Nevsky Patriarch's Cathedral.

You should not be bored in Bulgaria.

While the country may be cheap, international roaming certainly will not be cheap.

That is why you should get a local SIM card to enjoy local rates, like a Bulgarian one.

So, how expensive are Bulgarian SIM cards?

You can get a Bulgarian SIM card for between 6 BGN (3.50 USD) to 50 BGN (29 USD) from A1, 7 BGN (3.70 USD) to 20 BGN (10.60 USD) from Vivacom & 8 BGN (4.20 USD) to 40 BGN (21.25 USD) from Yettel (formerly Telenor) in their stores. SIM cards may be sold at Sofia Airport (SOF).

Telenor Bulgaria has been rebranded to Yettel Bulgaria since March 2022. I will make sure this change will be reflected in this guide soon eventually, lol. Just read “Yettel” instead of “Telenor”. The plan selection and prices should still be the same.

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! 🇺🇦

All SIM cards include starter perks in terms of credit, data, minutes, and/or SMS, so those starter prices are certainly not bad at all for European standards.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Bulgaria Guide (logos of Yettel, Vivacom & A1)

Original publication: 6th of January 2022. Last updated: 07th of August 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Bulgaria?

Anyone 18 years old or older living in or visiting Bulgaria can buy a Bulgarian SIM card from A1 (formerly Mtel), Yettel (formerly Telenor) & Vivacom with some restrictions.

The main restriction is that you can only have ten active SIM cards in your name in Bulgaria.

Even for people like me, who like to test out all the mobile operators in a country, this should be more than enough.

Besides that restriction, you are free to use Bulgarian SIM cards.

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 Bulgaria).

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Bulgaria?

You can get a Bulgarian SIM card in A1 (formerly Mtel), Yettel (formerly Telenor) & Vivacom stores. Sofia Airport (SOF) may have SIM cards too.

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

  • A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel): 6 BGN, 15 BGN, 25 BGN & 40/50 BGN (four starter packs)
  • Yettel Bulgaria (formerly Telenor): 8 BGN, 10 BGN, 15 BGN, 25 BGN & 40 BGN (five starter packs)
  • Vivacom Bulgaria: 7 BGN, 8 BGN & 20 BGN (three starter packs)

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Can You Use Your Phone in Bulgaria?

Bulgaria uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Bulgaria. 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 Bulgaria, 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.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

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 Bulgaria.

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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE (and soon 5G NR as well).

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has three mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel Bulgaria)
  • Yettel Bulgaria (formerly Telenor Bulgaria)
  • Vivacom Bulgaria

The following frequencies are used in Bulgaria:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz (n1) & 3600 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid yet

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Bulgaria, check out this page by Will My Phone Work.

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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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Bulgaria

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Bulgaria.

However, not all mobile operators in Bulgaria offer VoLTE and VoWiFi.

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Bulgaria:

  • Vivacom Bulgaria

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Bulgaria:

  • A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel Bulgaria)
  • Yettel Bulgaria (formerly Telenor)

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

5G NR in Bulgaria

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Bulgaria since October 2020. It is available on the A1 (formerly Mtel), Yettel (formerly Telenor) & Vivacom networks. However, prepaid customers cannot use 5G NR (yet).

Best SIM Card in Bulgaria

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Bulgaria, I recommend going with A1 or Vivacom. A1 has, overall, a great network. Vivacom is the fastest (on 4G/LTE) and has the cheapest plans.

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Best eSIM in Bulgaria

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

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

Airalo has the Bultel eSIMs:

Bulgaria Bultel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these five options:

  1. Bulgaria/Bultel 2.5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  2. Bulgaria/Bultel 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Bulgaria/Bultel 15 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Bulgaria/Bultel 30 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Bulgaria/Bultel 50 GB eSIM for 30 days

For some reason, the Bultel eSIM has the most generous data allowances of any Airalo eSIM in Europe (typically, it is up to 10 GB/30 days – while being cheaper than most!).

Anyway, 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 Bultel eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide.

Airalo Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Or you can get Bulgaria eSIMs from Nomad.

Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide.

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

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

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of the European Union (and more).

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 Bulgaria and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Bulgaria.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Bulgaria

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Bulgaria, 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 Bulgaria and the following other countries:

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

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SIM Card Registration in Bulgaria

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Bulgaria. It will be done at the point of purchase.

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Moreover, you can have up to ten active prepaid SIM cards in Bulgaria.

This restriction applies to both Bulgarian citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

EU Roaming in Bulgaria

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

Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Bulgarian 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 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 Bulgaria or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Bulgarian SIM Cards

Bulgaria and the Bulgarian 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.

Bulgaria Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Bulgaria

I mentioned that Bulgaria is a relatively inexpensive travel destination in the introduction.

And the same can be said for the mobile data rates in the country.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Bulgaria is 2.26 USD, around the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Just look at how mobile data costs have fallen over the years (decreased by 80.4% from 2019 to 2021).

Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe & the Baltics.

The Eastern European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.25 USD.

So, the cost of mobile data is low, but what about mobile data speeds.

Is mobile data fast in Bulgaria?

You could say it blazing fast.

Bulgaria's median mobile download speed is around 85 Mbps, almost triple the global median.

You may be surprised, but Bulgaria has the 4th fastest mobile download speed in the whole of Europe.

Only behind Norway (117 Mbps), the Netherlands (94 Mbps) & Cyprus (89 Mbps).

You would not expect that from Bulgaria, did you? 😏

And the speeds have significantly improved since the introduction of 5G NR.

Moreover, Vivacom Bulgaria was the fastest mobile operator in 2020 – it even won the Europe Fastest Mobile Operator Speedtest Award.

In 2021, Vivacom hit the second place, with a Speed Score of 122.21, behind Cyta from Cyprus (134.69 Speed Score).

Okay, so which mobile operator is the best in Bulgaria?

A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel) and Vivacom Bulgaria are.

We already know that Vivacom Bulgaria is the fastest mobile operator in the country (and the second-fastest in Europe), but A1 Bulgaria is doing great too.

While you should ignore the speeds in the images below because they are way underreported, it does give you an idea of where the mobile operators stand.

What A1 Bulgaria is currently excelling in 5G NR.

It is rocking it. Far ahead of its competitors.

But… remember… 5G NR is not available to prepaid customers yet 🥲.

With low SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, blazing-fast mobile download speeds, and low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Bulgaria.

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Currency in Bulgaria

50 Bulgarian Lev Bank Note
© Bulgarian National Bank (BNB)/Българска народна банка

Bulgaria uses the Bulgarian Lev with the symbol BGN (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as Лв. For example, 25 BGN = 25 Лв.

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

  • 1 BGN = 0.50 USD
  • 10 BGN = 5.30 USD
  • 100 BGN = 53.10 USD

For up-to-date BGN:your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

While Bulgaria is in the European Union, it is not part of the Euro Zone.

That is why it still uses its own currency.

50 Euro Bank Note
© European Central Bank (ECB)

However, Bulgaria is planning on adopting the Euro in 2024.

In the meantime, do not attempt to pay with Euros in Bulgaria, as almost no merchant will accept it – certainly not the mobile operators.

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Bulgarian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel), Yettel Bulgaria (formerly Telenor) & Vivacom Bulgaria, 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 Bulgaria has to offer to us.


A1 Bulgaria (А1 България – formerly Mtel Bulgaria/Мтел България)

A1 Logo
© A1

A1 Bulgaria (А1 България), just A1 and formerly Mtel Bulgaria (Мтел България), is the largest mobile operator in Bulgaria.

It also has the fastest 5G network – double the speed of its competitors.

Unfortunately, 5G NR is not available to prepaid customers (yet) 🥲.

A1, as a company, is from Austria and is active in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia & Slovenia.

A1 uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3600 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about A1:

* Coverage
* How to Get an A1 SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

A1 has extensive coverage throughout Bulgaria.

While 4G/LTE with A1 is available almost everywhere, it is still (slightly) lacking behind Yettel Bulgaria (formerly Telenor) & Vivacom Bulgaria.

Below is A1's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

You can buy an A1 SIM card, called A1 Holiday Plus, for 6 BGN with 1500 MB and 30 local/international minutes (to select destinations) or data-only SIM cards for 15 BGN (15 GB), 25 BGN (30 GB), or 40/50 BGN (50 GB) in A1 stores. A1 SIM cards may be available at Sofia Airport (SOF).

A1 Bulgaria Holiday Plus SIM Card
© A1 Bulgaria

The local and international minutes to select destinations with the A1 Holiday Plus SIM card are as follows:

Below is an overview of the A1 data-only SIM cards:

Price SIM Card Data Validity
15 BGN Prepaid Mobile Internet 15 GB 15 GB 30 days
25 BGN Prepaid Mobile Internet 30 GB 30 GB 30 days
50 BGN 1 Prepaid Mobile Internet 50 GB 50 GB 30 days

1 since mid-2019, this SIM card has often been sold for 40 BGN instead. It may be the new permanent price

A1 Bulgaria Mobile Internet Data Only SIM Cards
© A1 Bulgaria
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While A1 does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Bulgaria (Bultel) eSIMs from Airalo (2.5 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 15 GB/30 days (most popular with PTW readers), 30 GB/30 days (very popular with PTW readers) & 50 GB/30 days).

Bulgaria Bultel 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 Bulgaria eSIMs from Nomad.

Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 – read my Eurolink review too).

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 Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Bulgaria

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Note that A1 offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Dial *123# to access the A1 menu.

A1 SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 396 days (no top-up for 396 days or no activity for 396 days).

A1 Bulgaria SIM Card & Credit Validity
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

A1 top-up vouchers are sold in A1 stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bulgaria.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-Up Validity
8 BGN 90 days
10 BGN 90 days
15 BGN 90 days
30 BGN 90 days
60 BGN 90 days

To top up your A1 SIM card, dial *100*VoucherCode# or call *88 and follow the instructions.

Note that every call to *88 will cost 0.18 BGN/call.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *100*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Dial *123# to check your A1 balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My A1 (Bulgaria) app (Android/iOS).

A1 Bulgaria My A1 App
© A1 Bulgaria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

A1 has five data-featured plans:

All A1 plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 789 or by dialing *123#.

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

Combo Add-Ons for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

The Combo Add-Ons for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan are, as the name suggests, combo add-ons (read: plan) with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS for the Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan(s).

You have to send a text message to 789 to switch to this tariff plan to use these combo plans.

Text the Activation Code to 789 to activate Combo Add-Ons for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan:

Price Data On-Net Minutes Off-Net Minutes On-Net SMS Validity Activation Code
5.49 BGN N/A 150 minutes 50 minutes N/A 30 days C5
5.99 BGN 200 MB 200 minutes N/A 200 SMS 30 days C1
5.99 BGN 200 MB 5000 minutes N/A 200 SMS 30 days F1
5.99 BGN 1000 MB 100 minutes 100 minutes N/A 15 days C3
14.99 BGN 3000 MB 300 minutes 150 minutes N/A 30 days C4
A1 Bulgaria Combo Add-Ons
Add-Ons for Prepaid Pack A1 Holiday Plus – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

The Add-Ons for Prepaid Pack A1 Holiday Plus are combo add-ons (read: plans) with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes exclusively for the A1 Holiday SIM card.

Text the Activation Code to 1730 to activate Combo Add-Ons for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan:

Price Data Local/International Minutes Validity Activation Code
9.99 BGN 2000 MB N/A 10 days DS1
9.99 BGN N/A 50 minutes 10 days VS1
24.99 BGN 2000 MB 50 minutes 30 days CS1
29.99 BGN 5000 MB N/A 30 days DS2
29.99 BGN N/A 150 minutes 30 days VS2
A1 Bulgaria Add-Ons for Prepaid Pack A1 Holiday Plus
MB Mobile Internet for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

The MB Mobile Internet for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan are, as the name suggests, data add-ons (read: plan without 5G NR access) for the Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan(s).

You have to send a text message to 789 to switch to this tariff plan to use these combo plans.

Text the Activation Code to 789 to activate Combo Add-Ons for Universal (Plus) Tariff Plan:

Price Data Validity Activation Code
2.99 BGN 300 MB 30 days D2
9.99 BGN 1500 MB 30 days D3
A1 Bulgaria MB Mobile Internet Add-Ons
Additional Packages for A1 Prepaid Mobile Internet Cards – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

The Additional Packages for A1 Prepaid Mobile Internet Cards are data plans (without 5G NR) for the data-only SIM cards.

Dial *123# to activate Additional Packages for A1 Prepaid Mobile Internet Cards:

Price Plan Validity Validity
5.99 BGN Prepaid Mobile Internet 1000 MB 1000 MB 10 days
9.99 BGN Prepaid Mobile Internet 2500 MB 2500 MB 20 days
29.99 BGN Prepaid Mobile Internet 9000 MB 9000 MB 30 days
A1 Bulgaria Additional Packages for A1 Prepaid Mobile Internet Cards
Top-Ups for Mobile Internet Cards – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

The Top-Ups for Mobile Internet Cards are data top-ups/plans (without 5G NR access).

Depending on how much you top-up, a fee will be charged (6 BGN, 10 BGN, or 30 BGN) for data allowances.

If there is still credit left, it can be used for other purposes.

The following Top-Ups for Mobile Internet Cards are available:

Top-Up Price Data Validity
6 BGN – 9 BGN 6 BGN 2000 MB 30 days
10 BGN – 29 BGN 10 BGN 5000 MB 30 days
30 BGN => 30 BGN 20 000 MB 30 days
A1 Bulgaria Top-Ups for Mobile Internet Data Only SIM Cards

EU Roaming – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

You can use your 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 – A1 Bulgaria (formerly Mtel)

  • Name: A1
  • APN: internet.a1.bg

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Telenor Bulgaria (Теленор България – formerly GloBul)

Telenor Logo
© Telenor

Telenor Bulgaria has been rebranded to Yettel Bulgaria since March 2022. I will update this section soon eventually. Just read “Yettel” instead of “Telenor”. The plan selection and prices should still be the same.

Telenor Bulgaria (Теленор България), just Telenor and formerly GloBul, is the second-largest mobile operator in Bulgaria.

While Telenor is from Norway, it is not run by the Telenor Group.

Instead, it is owned by the PPF Group – a Czech-based investment firm – that also runs Telenor in Hungary, Montenegro & Serbia.

For a while, Telenor Bulgaria was known as GloBul.

Telenor uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2600 MHz (n38) & 3600 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about Telenor:

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

Coverage – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

Telenor has extensive coverage throughout Bulgaria.

It has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience together with Vivacom Bulgaria.

Below is Telenor's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBull)

You can buy a Telenor SIM card for 8 BGN or 10 BGN (regular SIM cards), or 15 BGN, 25 BGN or 40 BGN (data-only SIM cards) in Telenor stores. Telenor SIM cards may be available at Sofia Airport (SOF).

The following five Telenor starter packs are available:

Price SIM Card Credit Data EU/EEA Roaming Data Local/EU Minutes 1 Validity
8 BGN Prepaid Starter Pack Telenor 8 BGN 3 BGN (60 days) 6000 MB 2800 MB 300 minutes 14 days
10 BGN Prepaid Starter Pack Telenor 10 BGN 3 BGN (60 days) 8000 MB 3500 MB 400 minutes 30 days
15 BGN Prepaid Starter Pack Mobile Internet 15 GB N/A 15 GB N/A N/A 30 days
25 BGN Prepaid Starter Pack Mobile Internet 30 GB N/A 30 GB N/A N/A 30 days
40 BGN Prepaid Starter Pack Mobile Internet 50 GB N/A 50 GB N/A N/A 30 days

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Bulgaria (NOT from Bulgaria to other EU/EEA member states)

Telenor Bulgaria Prepaid Start pack Telenor 8 BGN SIM Card
© Telenor Bulgaria
Telenor Bulgaria Prepaid Start pack Telenor 10 BGN
© Telenor Bulgaria

Telenor used to have Telenor Tourist SIM card with some data and attractive international call rates.

This offer has been discontinued, or it is only available during summer.

I guess I have to visit Bulgaria once when it is summer instead of winter or spring 🥴.

Telenor Bulgaria Mobile Internet 15 GB SIM Card
© Telenor Bulgaria
Telenor Bulgaria Mobile Internet 30 GB SIM Card
© Telenor Bulgaria
Telenor Bulgaria Mobile Internet 50 GB SIM Card
© Telenor Bulgaria
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While Telenor does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.\

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Bulgaria (Bultel) eSIMs from Airalo (2.5 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 15 GB/30 days (most popular with PTW readers), 30 GB/30 days (very popular with PTW readers) & 50 GB/30 days).

Bulgaria Bultel 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 Bulgaria eSIMs from Nomad.

Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 – read my Eurolink review too).

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 Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Bulgaria

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

Dial *123# to access the Telenor menu.

Telenor SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 365 days (no top-up for 365 days or no activity for 365 days).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

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

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
6 BGN60 days
10 BGN90 days
20 BGN90 days
40 BGN90 days

To top up your Telenor SIM card, dial *115*VoucherCode# or dial *123# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *115*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Dial *123# to check your Telenor balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyTelenor Bulgaria app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Telenor Bulgaria MyTelenor Bulgaria App
© Telenor Bulgaria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

Telenor has four data-featured plans:

All Telenor plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

From-To Combo Add-Ons – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

The From-To Combo Add-Ons (read: plans) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial the Activation Code to activate From-To Combo Add-Ons:

PriceLocal/EU Roaming DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net/EU Minutes 1ValidityActivation Code
5.99 BGN500 MB250 minutes25 minutes7 days*123*2*2#
9.99 BGN1000 MB500 minutes50 minutes30 days*123*2*4#
14.99 BGN2000 MB1000 minutes100 minutes30 days*123*2*5#

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

Telenor Bulgaria From-To Combo Add-Ons
Top-Up Add-Ons – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

The Top-Ups Add-Ons (read: plans) are combo top-ups/plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Depending on how much you top-up, a fee will be charged (5 BGN or 7 BGN) for data and call allowances.

If there is still credit left, it can be used for other purposes.

The following Top-Ups Add-Ons are available:

Top-UpPriceDataEU/EEA Roaming DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net/EU Minutes 1Validity
6 BGN – 7.99 BGN5 BGN750 MB750 MB100 minutes50 minutes14 days
8 BGN – 9.99 BGN7 BGN1000 MB2400 MB100 minutes50 minutes14 days
10 BGN – 14.99 BGN7 BGN3500 MB2400 MB150 minutes50 minutes14 days
15 BGN =>7 BGN6000 MB2400 MB200 minutes100 minutes20 days

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

Telenor Bulgaria Top-Up Add-Ons
Mobile Internet Add-Ons – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

The Mobile Internet Add-Ons (read: plans) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate Mobile Internet Add-Ons:

PriceDataEU/EEA Roaming DataValidityActivation Code
2.99 BGN300 MBShared with local allowance1 day*123*3*1#
4.99 BGN1500 MBShared with local allowance7 days*123*3*8#
9.99 BGN3500 MBShared with local allowance30 days*123*3*3#
14.99 BGN10 000 MB5200 MB30 days*123*3*4#
19.99 BGN20 000 MB6900 MB30 days*123*3*7#
Telenor Bulgaria Mobile Internet Add-Ons
Mobile Internet Add-On for Mobile Internet SIM Cards – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

The Mobile Internet Add-On for Mobile Internet SIM Cards is, as the name implies, a data add-on (read: plan without 5G NR access) for the data-only SIM cards.

For 5 BGN, you get 1000 MB for 14 days. Text LS1 to 123 to activate it.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 BGN1000 MB14 daysText LS1 to 123
Telenor Bulgaria Mobile Internet Add-On for Data-Only SIM Cards
EU Roaming – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

APN/Internet Settings – Telenor Bulgaria (formerly GloBul)

  • Name: Telenor Internet
  • APN: telenorbg

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Vivacom Bulgaria (Виваком България)

Vivacom Bulgaria Logo
© Vivacom Bulgaria

Vivacom Bulgaria, just Vivacom and officially Виваком България, is the third-largest mobile operator in Bulgaria.

It was the first mobile operator to offer 5G NR in all 27 district centers of Bulgaria.

It also won the Speedtest Europe's Fastest Mobile Network of 2020 award twice (Q1 – Q2 (83.64 Speed Score) and Q3 – Q4 (92.55 Speed Score)).

Speedtest Awards Fastest Mobile Network 2020
Source 1 & 2

Vivacom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1) & 3600 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid (yet)

This is what you will learn about Vivacom:

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

Coverage – Vivacom Bulgaria

Vivacom has extensive coverage throughout Bulgaria.

It has the best 4G/LTE availability.

It has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience together with Telenor Bulgaria.

Below is Vivacom's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Vivacom Bulgaria

You can buy a Vivacom SIM card for 7 BGN (OPA!), 8 BGN (FREE2GO), or 20 BGN (DATA2GO) in Vivacom stores. Vivacom SIM cards may be available at Sofia Airport (SOF).

The following three Vivacom starter packs are available:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataEU/EEA Roaming DataLocal MinutesValidity
7 BGNOPA!5 BGNN/AN/AN/A60 days
8 BGNFREE2GO3 BGN6000 MB2800 MB400 minutes60 days
20 BGNDATA2GO 1N/A25 000 MB5900 MBN/A60 days

1 this is a data-only SIM card

Vivacom Bulgaria FREE2GO & DATA2GO SIM Card Banners
© Vivacom Bulgaria
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While Vivacom does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Bulgaria (Bultel) eSIMs from Airalo (2.5 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 15 GB/30 days (most popular with PTW readers), 30 GB/30 days (very popular with PTW readers) & 50 GB/30 days).

Bulgaria Bultel 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 Bulgaria eSIMs from Nomad.

Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 – read my Eurolink review too).

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 Bulgaria eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Bulgaria

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Note that Vivacom 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 *123# to access the Vivacom menu.

Vivacom 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 – Vivacom Bulgaria

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

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
<= 19.99 BGN60 days
20 BGN => 120 days

To top up your Vivacom SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode# or call 123, select option 1, and enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456# or call 123, select option 1, and enter 123456.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Dial *102# or call 123 and select option 2 to check your Vivacom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MY VIVACOM app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Vivacom Bulgaria MY VIVACOM App
© Vivacom Bulgaria

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vivacom Bulgaria

Vivacom has three data-featured plans:

All Vivacom plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 1236 or by dialing *123#.

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

Additional Packages – Vivacom Bulgaria

The Additional Packages are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS. Unlike the name suggests, they can be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Additional Packages are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 1236:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
3.99 BGN+ Talk200 MB300 minutes20 minutesN/A7 daysM2
3.99 BGN+ Talk Super400 MB500 minutes50 minutes25 SMS25 daysD1
6.99 BGN+ No.400 MB150 minutes10 minutesN/A7 daysM3
6.99 BGN+ No Super1000 MB300 minutes20 minutes25 SMS25 daysD2
Vivacom Bulgaria Additional Package
Combo/Mix Add-Ons – Vivacom Bulgaria

The Combo/Mix Add-Ons are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS. Unlike the name suggests, they can be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Combo/Mix Add-Ons are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 1236:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Roaming DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
6.99 BGN Mix M600 MB600 MB300 minutes25 SMS28 daysX1
6.99 BGN 2Mix M+600 MB2400 MB400 minutes50 SMS28 daysX2
9.99 BGN Mix L1500 MB1500 MB600 minutes25 SMS28 daysX3
9.99 BGN 2Mix L+2000 MB3500 MB800 minutes50 SMS28 daysX4

1 for calls within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Bulgaria (NOT from Bulgaria to other EU/EEA member states)
2 auto-renews

Some Combo/Mix Add-Ons auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text STOP_X2 (Mix M+) or STOP_X4 (Mix L+) to 1236.

Vivacom Bulgaria Internet Add-Ons (Data Plans)
Internet/Data Add-Ons – Vivacom Bulgaria

The Internet/Data Add-Ons are data plans (without 5G NR access). Unlike the name suggests, they can be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Internet/Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 1236:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Roaming DataValidityActivation Code
2.99 BGNData XS1000 MB1000 MB1 dayT1
4.99 BGNData S1000 MB1000 MB7 daysT2
6.99 BGNData M1000 MB1000 MB28 daysT3
6.99 BGN 1Data M+1200 MB2400 MB28 daysP1
9.99 BGNData L3000 MB3000 MB28 daysT4
9.99 BGN 1Data L+10 000 MB3500 MB28 daysP2
9.99 BGNData Special3000 MB3000 MB28 daysS1

1 auto-renews

Some Internet/Data Add-Ons auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text STOP_P1 (Data M+) or STOP_P2 (Data L+) to 1236.

Vivacom Bulgaria Internet Add-Ons (Data Plans)
EU Roaming – Vivacom Bulgaria

You can use your 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 – Vivacom Bulgaria

  • Name: VIVACOM INTERNET GPRS
  • APN: internet.vivacom.bg

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Bulgaria

The cheapest way to get online in Bulgaria is to get a SIM card from one of the mobile operators unless you have a EU/EEA SIM card and can roam for free in Bulgaria.

However, local SIM cards are not your only method of staying online when abroad.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected.

You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers.

The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting.

Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option.

Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.


The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Bulgaria

Getting a SIM card from A1 or Vivacom would do you well when considering a Bulgarian SIM card.

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