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Croatia: 5 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Croatia – known for its waterfalls, islands & Roman Ruins.

The country is also home to many stunning beaches, like the ones in Split.

But can you do other things than soaking up the sun? For sure.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must-see – it is breathtaking.

The Diocletian's Palace is impressive too.

And do not forget about Blue Grotto.

While all of those activities sound fun, what is not fun is dealing with an expensive international roaming bill because you forgot to turn data roaming off.

International roaming can be expensive, which is why I always recommend local SIM cards, like a Croatian one, so that you can enjoy local rates.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Croatia?

You can get a Croatian SIM card for 20 HKR (2.80 USD) from Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa), A1 (formerly vip), Telemach (formerly Tele2), Bonbon & Tomato in their stores and from resellers, like convenience stores and grocery stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

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! 🇺🇦

Not too bad, right? What if I told you that Hrvatski Telekom and A1 offer tourist SIM cards with truly unlimited data for 85 HRK and 80 HRK, respectively.

These SIM cards are also popular with digital nomads, as you can use those SIM cards in your phone or mobile hotspot, which can then be used while working on your business while on the beach.

Have I done this before? Maybe 😏.

Nah, the glare on your laptop from the pleasant sun is not cool 🤪.

Anyway…

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

Buying a SIM Card in Croatia Guide (logos of Hrvatski Telekom, Telemach, A1, Tomato & Bonbon)

Original publication: 18th of May 2021. Last updated: 19th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Croatia?

Anyone living in or visiting Croatia can buy a Croatian SIM card from Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa), A1 (formerly vip), Telemach (formerly Tele2), Bonbon & Tomato with no restrictions.

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in Croatia.

Furthermore, your phone needs to be unlocked (SIM-lock free) to use a Croatian SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Croatia?

You can get a Croatian SIM card in Hrvatski Telekom (for Simpa and Bonbon), A1 (formerly vip – also for Tomato) & Telemach (formery Tele2) stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards (especially for the MVNOs). They are also sold at various airports, including Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

You can buy a Croatian SIM card in the following airports):

  • Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik/Čilipi Airport (DBV)
  • Split – Split (Resnik) Airport (SPU)
  • Zagreb – Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG)

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

  • Simpa by Hrvatski Telekom: 20 HRK
  • A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia): 20 HRK
  • Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia): 20 HRK (regular), 49 HRK (regular) & 70 HRK (data-only)
  • Bonbon Croatia: 10 HRK (data-only) & 20 HRK (regular)
  • Tomato Croatia: 20 HRK

The following Croatian mobile operators also have SIM cards targetting tourists:

  • Simpa by Hrvatski Telekom: 85 HRK
  • A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia): 80 HRK
  • Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia): 75 HRK

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Can You Use Your Phone in Croatia?

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

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 Croatia 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 Croatia (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Croatia

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

  • Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)
  • A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia)
  • Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia)
  • Bonbon Croatia
  • Tomato Croatia

The following frequencies are used in Croatia:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 2600 MHz (n7) & 3500/3600 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Croatia, 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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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Croatia

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Croatia. However, not all Croatian mobile operators offer VoLTE or VoWiFi.

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

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Croatia:

  • Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)
  • Bonbon Croatia

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Croatia:

  • A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia)
  • Tomato Croatia

The following mobile operator does not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi in Croatia:

  • Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia)

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Croatia

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Croatia since November 2020. It is available on the Hrvatski Telekom, A1 (formerly vip) & Telemach (formerly Tele2) network. None of the Croatian mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers. The MVNOs do not even have 5G NR access yet.

Best SIM Card in Croatia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Croatia, I recommend going with Simpa by Hrvatski Telekom. It has the best overall network and the fastest speeds. Consider its tourist SIM card with unlimited data for 7 days, costing 85 HRK (12.80 USD).

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Best eSIM in Croatia

A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia) offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

While Hrvatski Telekom also has eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers (Simpa).

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

Airalo has the Cronet eSIMs:

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options:

  1. Croatia/Cronet 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Croatia/Cronet 3 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Croatia/Cronet 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

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

Or you can get Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

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

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip the queues and avoid physical SIM cards in Croatia and use them immediately upon arriving in Croatia!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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TIP: check out my Best Croatia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Croatia, including ones not mentioned above.

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 2
  • Bulgaria 2
  • Croatia 2
  • Cyprus 2
  • Denmark 2
  • Estonia 2
  • Finland 2
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar 1
  • Greece 2
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 2
  • Malta 2
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland 2
  • Portugal
  • Romania 2
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 2
  • Switzerland 2
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 2

1 on 3G only
2 (limited) 5G NR availability at no additional cost!

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 (and get 5G NR access at no additional cost)!

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

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

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Croatia

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

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

SimCorner's Europe & UK Travel SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) & Europe Data SIM card (12 GB for 60 days) can also be used in the following Asian, Central American & South American countries:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Macau
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
SimCorner Europe & UK Travel SIM Card (12 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner
SimCorner Europe Data SIM card (12 GB for 60 days)
© SimCorner

If this selection of countries is still not enough, get SimCorner's International SIM card with 6 GB of data for 15 days to be used in Africa, the Americas (all), Asia, Europe (also outside of the European Union), the Middle East & Oceania (100+ countries).

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner

Instead of spending between 0.67 USD to 105.17 USD for SIM cards in each country in the European Union, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Croatia

SIM card registration, with the use of your personal information (such as your passport), is not required when buying a SIM card in Croatia.

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However, the mobile operators may encourage you to register your SIM by providing incentives, such as extra credit or data upon doing so.

In this case, registration means creating an account with the mobile operators.

Some do ask for your ID or passport details when registering your SIM card.

However, remember that registration is optional, not mandatory.

EU Roaming in Croatia

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

Croatia 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 Croatia.

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

Roaming in the EU with Croatian SIM Cards

Croatia and the Croatian 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.

Croatia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Mobile data rates in Central Europe are probably the lowest in the whole of Europe.

And in many countries in that region, SIM cards are inexpensive too.

So, how expensive is mobile data in Croatia?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Croatia is 2.35 USD, around the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

While costs have not gone down as drastically as in the Czech Republic, prices were not as high as in that country (people were getting robbed there!).

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.

Okay, let's talk about mobile data speeds in Croatia. Are they fast?

Yes – incredibly fast.

Croatia's median mobile download speed is around 77 Mbps, 2.5 times the global median.

Croatia always had fast mobile data speeds for some reason.

And now it is in the top 15 countries with the fastest median download speeds worldwide.

In Europe, only Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway & Portugal have faster mobile download speeds than Croatia.

All the others are (far) behind.

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

That would be Hrvatski Telekom, with a mean download speed of 83.06 Mbps. Followed by A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia – 72.32 Mbps) and Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia – 48.88 Mbps).

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

Hrvatski Telekom is the best, although it is the joint winner with A1 in many categories.

So you actually cannot go wrong with Hrvatski Telekom or A1.

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

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Currency in Croatia

100 Croatian Kuna Banknote
© Croatian National Bank/Hrvatska Narodna Banka (HNB)

Croatia uses the Croatian Kuna with the symbol HRK (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as kn. For example, 25 HRK = 25 kn.

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

  • 1 HRK = 0.15 USD
  • 10 HRK = 1.50 USD
  • 100 HRK = 15 USD
  • 1000 HRK = 150.30 USD

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

Most stores in Croatia, including the mobile operators, often do not mind if you pay in EUR (as long as they are Euro bills).

However, the country will switch to the Euro in 2023.

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Their fees are MUCH lower than banks and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

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Croatian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Simpa by Hrvatski Telekom, A1 Croatia (formerly vip Croatia), Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia), Bonbon Croatia & Tomato Croatia, 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 Croatia has to offer to us.


Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa – formerly T-Mobile Croatia)

Telekom Logo
© (Hrvatski) Telekom

Hrvatski Telekom, sometimes referred to as just Telekom or HT and formerly T-Mobile Croatia, is the largest mobile operator in Croatia.

It also won the Croatia Fastest Mobile Network Speedtest Award of 2021.

It has the best overall network in Croatia.

Its prepaid brand is called Simpa, which is why you will see me refer to both brands as Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa.

Hrvatski Telekom, by Deutsche Telekom (from Germany), is active in Europe (as Telekom and T-Mobile) and the United States (as T-Mobile).

Hrvatski Telekom 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) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa):

* Coverage
* How to Get a Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa) SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)

Hrvatski Telekom has the best coverage in Croatia.

It also won the Croatia Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Award of 2021.

Below is Hrvatski Telekom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Hrvatski Telekom's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)

You can get a Hrvatski Telekom SIM card, called Simpa, for 20 HRK with 20 HRK credit in Hrvatski Telekom stores and from resellers, like gas stations and post offices. Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Hrvatski Telekom Visiting Croatia SIM card – Hrvatski Telekom's tourist offering.

For 85 HRK, you get 5 HRK credit and unlimited data for 7 days.

Hrvatski Telekom Tourist SIM Card
© Hrvatski Telekom

If you plan on staying in Croatia for more than a week, top-up at least 60 HRK every week, and the Visiting Croatia plan will auto-renew at the reduced rate of 60 HRK (instead of 85 HRK initially).

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

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

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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 Croatia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

TIP: check out my Best Croatia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Croatia (including ones not mentioned above).

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

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)

Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa top-ups are available in Hrvatski Telekom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Croatia.

The following (online) Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
20 HRK90 days 
30 HRK90 days 
60 HRK90 days 
120 HRK120 days 
200 HRK180 days 

To top up your Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*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/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *111# to check your Hrvatski Telekom/Simpa balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Moj Telekom HR (My Telekom Croatia) app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Hrvatski Telekom Moj Telekom HR App
© Hrvatski Telekom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)

Simpa Opcije (Simpa Options) – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)
PricePlanDataSnapchat or WhatsApp Data 3Local/EU Minutes/SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
24 HRKSimpa Tjedna2500 MB 2N/A400 minutes/SMS7 days TJEDNA
49 HRKSimpa XS1 GBN/A2000 minutes/SMS30 days SIMPA XS
59 HRK Simpa S2 GBN/A2000 minutes/SMS30 days SIMPA S
79 HRKSimpa M5 GBN/A2000 minutes/SMS30 days SIMPA M
99 HRKSimpa L8 GBUnlimited2000 minutes/SMS30 days SIMPA L
119 HRKSimpa XL13 GBUnlimited2000 minutes/SMS30 days App only
Hrvatski Telekom Simpa Opcije Simpa Options
Internet Opcije (Internet Options) – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)
PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataValidityActivation Code
10 HRKDnevno Internet DanUnlimited @ 75 MbpsUnknown1 dayINTERNET DAN
20 HRKMjesečno Internet S1000 MBN/A30 days 1INTERNET S
40 HRKMjesečno Internet M3000 MB2.9 GB30 days 1INTERNET M
60 HRKMjesečno Internet L6000 MB4.3 GB30 days 1INTERNET L
70 HRKTjedno Internet TjedanUnlimited @ 75 MbpsUnknown7 days Tjedan
90 HRK Mjesečno Internet Xl9000 MB 6.5 GB 30 days 1INTERNET XL
Hrvatski Telekom Simpa Internet Opcije Internet Options
Dodatne Simpa Opcije (Additional Simpa Options) – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)
PricePlanDataApp(s)Validity
9 HRKMjesečno SnapchatUnlimitedSnapchat30 days 
9 HRKMjesečno WhatsAppUnlimitedWhatsApp30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno AudiomackUnlimitedAudiomack30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno DeezerUnlimitedDeezer30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno Facebook & Facebook MessengerUnlimitedFacebook & Facebook Messenger30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno HBO GOUnlimitedHBO GO30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno InstagramUnlimitedInstagram30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno MAXtv To GoUnlimitedMAXtv To Go30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno NetflixUnlimitedNetflix30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno Pickbox NOWUnlimitedPickbox NOW30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno TikTokUnlimitedTikTok30 days 
49 HRKMjesečno YouTubeUnlimitedYouTube30 days 
Hrvatski Telekom Simpa Dodatne Simpa Opcije Additional Simpa Options
EU Roaming – Hrvatski Telekom (Simpa)

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

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

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

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  • Name: Hrvatski Telekom
  • APN: internet.ht.hr

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A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

A1 Logo
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A1 Croatia (A1 Hrvatska), just A1 and formerly vip Croatia, is the second-largest mobile operator in Croatia.

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

A1 uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3600 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

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 Croatia (formerly vip)

A1 has extensive coverage throughout Croatia.

Below is A1's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

You can get an A1 SIM card for 20 HRK with 20 HRK credit in A1 stores and from resellers, like gas stations and post offices. A1 SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the A1 Tourist 4G SIM card – A1's tourist offering.

For 80 HRK, you get unlimited data and 100 local minutes/SMS for 7 days.

A1 Croatia Tourist SIM Card
© A1 Croatia
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It is also possible to get an A1 eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, it is unclear if eSIMs are available for prepaid customers too.

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

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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 Croatia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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Note that A1 offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

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

The following (online) A1 top-ups are available:

Top-UpOnline Top-Up Bonus Data
15 HRK150 MB
30 HRK300 MB
60 HRK600 MB
90 HRK900 MB
120 HRK1200 MB 
240 HRK2400 MB

To top up your A1 SIM card, dial *103*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *103*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/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *101# to check your A1 balance.

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

A1 Croatia Moj A1 App
© A1 Croatia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

Tarife na Bonove (Voucher Rate) – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)
PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes/SMSValidity
49 HRKSpikalica1 GB300 minutes/SMS30 days 
79 HRKSheralica4 GB500 minutes/SMS30 days 
99 HRKSurferica8 GB1000 minutes/SMS30 days 
139 HRKStrimalica12 GB2000 minutes/SMS30 days 
249 HRKFleterica“Unlimited” (1 TB)1500 minutes/SMS30 days 
A1 Croatia Tarife na Bonove Plans
Dodatne Opcije (Additional Options) – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)
PricePlanDataValidity
9 HRK9za99 GB24 hours
15 HRK1 Giga1 GB30 days 
20 HRKWeekend Opcija“Unlimited” (1 TB)1 weekend (Friday 17:00 – Sunday 23:59)
40 HRK4 Gige4 GB30 days 
50 HRKNoćna“Unlimited” (1 TB)1 night (0:00 – 8:00)
50 HRKNon Stop Social “Unlimited” (1 TB) 130 days  2
60 HRKTjedna Opcjia20 GB7 days 
80 HRK10 Giga10 GB30 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok & WhatsApp
2 auto-renews. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the Moj A1 app

A1 Croatia Dodatne Opcije Additional Options Add-Ons
EU Roaming – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

You can use your A1 allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

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

APN/Internet Settings – A1 Croatia (formerly vip)

  • Name: A1 Hrvatska
  • APN: internet

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Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2 Croatia)

Telemach Logo
© Telemach

Telemach Croatia, just Telemach and formerly Tele2 Croatia, is the smallest mobile operator in Croatia.

Telemach, as a company, is also active in Slovenia as a mobile operator, and as a cable operator in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Telemach uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3600 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Telemach:

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

Coverage – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

Telemach has the worst coverage in Croatia.

However, you will still have reception almost anywhere in the country.

Below is Telemach's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

You can get a Telemach SIM card, called SIM2GO, for 20 HRK with 20 HRK credit and 1 GB of data or 49 HRK with 2 GB, 500 local minutes & 500 local SMS in Telemach stores and from resellers, like gas stations and post offices. Data-only SIM cards (NET2GO) are sold for 70 HRK with 20 GB. You can also get them at several Croatian airports, such as Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport.

Below is an overview of the three Telemach SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 HRKSIM2GO 20 kn20 HRK1 GBN/AN/A30 days
49 HRKSIM2GO 49 knN/A2 GB500 minutes500 SMS30 days
70 HRKNET2GO CardN/A20 GBN/AN/A30 days
Telemach Croatia SIM Card Prices

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the SIM2Go for Tourists SIM card – Telemach's tourist offering.

For 75 HRK, you get 10 HRK credit, 10 GB of data & 200 local minutes for 30 days.

Telemach Croatia Tourist SIM Card Perks
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Telemach has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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 Croatia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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Note that Telemach does not offer VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) or VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

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

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

Top-UpOnline Top-Up Bonus Data/CreditValidity
15 HRKN/A90 days
30 HRK300 MB/7.5 HRK90 days
60 HRK600 MB/15 HRK90 days
120 HRK1200 MB/30 HRK150 days 
240 HRK2400 MB/60 HRK250 days 

To top up your Telemach SIM card, dial *131*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *131*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/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *150# or text STANJE to 13888 (regular SIM card) or Balance to 13800 (SIM2GO Tourist SIM card) to check your Telemach balance.

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

Telemach Croatia Telemach Hrvatska App

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

Telemach has two data-featured plans: SIM2GO (combo) & NET2GO (data for the data-only SIM card).

SIM2GO Plans – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)
PricePlanDataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSValidityActivation Code
39 HRKSIM2GO S0.5 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 days S
59 HRKSIM2GO M2 GB500 minutes500 SMS30 days M
89 HRKSIM2GO L7 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 days L
Telemach Croatia SIM2GO Plans
NET2GO Plan – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)
Telemach Croatia NET2GO SIM Card
EU Roaming – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

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

APN/Internet Settings – Telemach Croatia (formerly Tele2)

  • Name: Telemach Internet
  • APN: internet

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Bonbon Croatia

Bonbon Croatia Logo
© Bonbon Croatia

Bonbon Croatia, just Bonbon, is a Hrvatski Telekom MVNO.

To learn about Bonbon’s frequencies, jump back to Hrvatski Telekom’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Bonbon:

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

Coverage – Bonbon Croatia

Bonbon is a Hrvatski Telekom MVNO, meaning Bonbon uses the Hrvatski Telekom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Bonbon, jump to the Hrvatski Telekom Coverage section.

Note that Bonbon has no 5G NR access.

SIM Card Price – Bonbon Croatia

You can get a Bonbon SIM card for 20 HRK with 20 HRK credit in Hrvatski Telekom stores and from resellers, like gas stations and post offices. The data-only SIM card (Internet SIM-ica s početnih 10 kn) costs 10 HRK with 10 HRK credit. Bonbon SIM cards are not sold at airports, like Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

Bonbon Croatia SIM Cards
© Bonbon Croatia
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Bonbon has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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 Croatia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Bonbon Croatia

Bonbon top-up vouchers are sold in Hrvatski Telekom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Croatia.

Bonbon Croatia Stores

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

Top-UpValidity
15 HRK90 days 
30 HRK90 days 
60 HRK90 days 
90 HRK90 days 
180 HRK360 days 
Bonbon Croatia Top-Ups
© Bonbon Croatia

To top up your Bonbon SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*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.

Bonbon Croatia SIM Card
© Bonbon Croatia

Dial *100#, *121#, or text kuna to 13977 to check your Bonbon balance.

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

Bonbon Croatia App
© Bonbon Croatia

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Bonbon Croatia

Bonbon has four data-featured plans:

Be aware that all Bonbon speeds are restricted to 75 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload.

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

Unaprijed Skombinirano Za Uštedu (Combo Plans) – Bonbon Croatia

The Unaprijed Skombinirano za Uštedu (Combo Plans) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

You can activate Unaprijed Skombinirano za Uštedu by dialing *121#:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
95 HRKKombo L5 GB2400 minutes300 SMS30 days 
110 HRKKombo XL12 GB2400 minutes300 SMS30 days 

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

Bonbon Croatia Unaprijed Skombinirano za Uštedu Combo Plans
Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju (Make Your Own Plan) – Bonbon Croatia

The Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju (Make Your Own Plan) customizable plan allowing you to set how much data (without 5G NR access), how many minutes, how many SMS you want & add-specific add-ons.

Bonbon Croatia Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju Make Your Own Plan
Internet Options for Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju – Bonbon Croatia

The Internet Options (without 5G NR access) for Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju start from 300 MB (10 HRK) to 12 GB (90 HRK):

PricePlanDataValidity
10 HRKInternet XS300 MB30 days 
20 HRKMali Internet1 GB30 days 
20 HRKMali Tjedni Internet2 GB7 days 
40 HRKSrednji Internet4 GB30 days 
50 HRKVeliki Internet6 GB30 days 
70 HRKJako Veliki Internet 19 GB30 days 
70 HRKTjedni Flat 2Unlimited7 days 
90 HRKJako Jako Veliki Internet12 GB30 days 

1 5.2 GB in the EU/EEA
2 6 GB in the EU/EEA

Razgovori (Call Options) for Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju – Bonbon Croatia

The Call Options (Razgovori) for Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju start from 300 minutes (20 HRK) to 2400 minutes (50 HRK):

PricePlanLocal/EU Minutes 1Validity
20 HRKMali Razgovori300 minutes30 days 
35 HRKSrednji Razgovori600 minutes30 days 
50 HRKVeliki Razgovori2400 minutes30 days 

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

Other Options for Izaberi Svoju Kombinaciju – Bonbon Croatia

The Other Options include 300 SMS (20 HRK), unlimited Deezer Music data (35 HRK), or unlimited HBO GO data (40 HRK):

PriceDataAppLocal/EU SMSValidity
20 HRKN/AN/A300 SMS30 days 
35 HRKUnlimitedDeezer MusicN/A30 days 
40 HRKUnlimitedHBO GON/A30 days 

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

Opcije Bez Potrošnje Interneta (Options Without Internet Consumption) Add-Ons – Bonbon Croatia

The Opcije Bez Potrošnje Interneta (Options Without Internet Consumption) Add-Ons are data add-ons for select music streaming, social media & video streaming apps. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Opcije Bez Potrošnje Interneta can be activated by dialing *121#:

PriceDataApp(s)Validity
9 HRKUnlimitedSnapchat30 days
9 HRKUnlimitedWhatsApp30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedDeezer30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedFacebook & Facebook Messenger30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedHBO GO30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedInstagram30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedMAXtv To Go30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedNetflix30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedPickbox Now30 days
49 HRKUnlimitedYouTube30 days
Bonbon Croatia Opcije Bez Potrošnje Interneta Options WIthout Internet Consumption
Internet SIM Paketi (Internet SIM Packages) – Bonbon Croatia

The Internet SIM Paketi (Internet SIM Packages) are data plans for the data-only SIM card.

Internet SIM Paketi can be activated by texting hocu to 13977:

PricePlanDataValidity
3 HRKDnevnom Internet Paketu300 MB1 day 
10 HRKVelikom Dnevnom Internet Paketu5 GB1 day 
60 HRK Jako Velikom Internet Paketu7 GB 130 days 

1 5.2 GB in the EU/EEA

Bonbon Croatia Internet SIM Paketi Internet SIM Packages
EU Roaming – Bonbon Croatia

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

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Bonbon does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances (for most plans), you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Bonbon Croatia

  • Name: Hrvatski Telekom
  • APN: internet.ht.hr

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Tomato Croatia

Tomato Croatia Logo New
© Tomato

Tomato Croatia, just Tomato, is an A1 Croatia MVNO.

To learn about Tomato’s frequencies, jump back to A1’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Tomato:

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

Coverage – Tomato Croatia

Tomato is an A1 Croatia MVNO, meaning Tomato uses the A1 Croatia network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Tomato, jump to the A1 Croatia Coverage Section.

Note that Tomato has no 5G NR access.

SIM Card Price – Tomato Croatia

You can get a Tomato SIM card for 20 HRK in Tomato Partner stores, like gas stations, kiosks & post offices. Tomato SIM cards are not sold at airports, like Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG).

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Tomato has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

Croatia Cronet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Croatia eSIMs from Nomad.

Croatia eSIMs Nomad
Croatia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 20 GB Croatia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 10 GB for 30 days variant is very popular.

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 Croatia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

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

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Tomato Croatia

Tomato top-up vouchers are sold in Tomato Partner stores, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Croatia.

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

Top-UpOnline Top-Up Bonus Data
25 HRK250 MB
60 HRK600 MB
120 HRK1200 MB
240 HRK2400 MB

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

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *103*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 *101# to check your Tomato balance.

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

Tomato Croatia Moj Tomato App
© Tomato Croatia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Tomato Croatia

Tomato has two data-featured plans: Tarife na Bonove/Voucher Rate (combo) & Paket Dodatnih/Additional Packages (add-ons).

All Tomato plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 13435.

Be aware that all Tomato speeds are restricted to 75 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload.

Tarife na Bonove (Voucher Rate) – Tomato Croatia

The Tarife na Bonove (Voucher Rate) are combo plans using a unit system.

1 unit equals 1 MB, 1 minute, or 1 SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 13435 to activate Tarife na Bonove (Voucher Rate):

PricePlanUnitsValidityActivation
60 HRKMini3000 units30 daysDUPLO MINI
100 HRKTotal12 000 units30 daysDUPLO TOTAL
130 HRKMaxi25 000 units30 daysDUPLO MAXI
Tomato Croatia Tarife na Bonove Voucher Rate Plans
Paket Dodatnih (Additional Packages) – Tomato Croatia

The Paket Dodatnih (Additional Packages) are unit add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Text the Activation Code to 13435 to activate Paket Dodatnih:

PricePlanUnitsValidityActivation Code
15 HRKPaket Dodatnih 500500 unitsUntil plan expires500
35 HRKPaket Dodatnih 15001500 units Until plan expires1500
Tomato Croatia Paket Dodatnih Additional Packages
EU Roaming – Tomato Croatia

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Tomato 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 – Tomato Croatia

  • Name: tomato
  • APN: tomato

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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