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

Cyprus – known for its wines, beaches & pleasant weather.

With not-too-hot summers and mild winters, Cyprus is popular for those who want warmer weather than their own countries offer during those seasons.

Besides soaking up all the sunshine as possible, you can do many other things than just lying on the beach.

Aphrodite's Rock, Petra tou Romiou, is a fantastic place for taking scenic photos.

The Archaeological Site of the Tombs of the Kings is a must-see.

And do not forget to visit the Kykkos Monastery.

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 Cypriot one, so that you can enjoy local rates.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Cyprus?

You can get a Cypriot SIM card for 2 EUR (2.15 USD) from Epic (formerly MTN) & Cytamobile (Vodafone), PrimeTel in their stores and from resellers, like convenience stores and grocery stores. SIM Cards are also sold at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO).

Those SIM card prices are not bad at all, right?

And you also have tourist SIM cards from PrimeTel (Travel Internet Pack) with 100 GB of data for 20 days, costing 20 EUR.

Cyprus does not have to be expensive for everything 😏.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Cyprus Guide (logos of Cytamobile-Vodafone, Epic, PrimeTel & Cablenet)

Original publication: 12th of July 2021. Last updated: 14th of January 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Cyprus?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Cyprus, I recommend going with Epic (formerly MTN) or Cytamobile (Vodafone). Epic is the best and fastest mobile operator. Cytamobile (Vodafone) has attractive plans.

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

Cyprus has three mobile operators and one Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering prepaid services easily accessible to tourists:

  • Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN Cyprus)
  • Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)
  • PrimeTel Cyprus
  • Cablenet (Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus) MVNO)
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In this guide, I will stick to the mobile operators and the most popular MVNOs, all in bold above, to limit the length of this guide (but also not to overwhelm you with all the options available).

But if you are interested in getting a SIM card from one of the unbolded MVNOs, you would have to do the research yourself for the time being. I stopped actively testing and reviewing MVNOs to spend time reviewing travel eSIMs instead, like the ones for Cyprus.

Anyone living in or visiting Cyprus can buy a Cypriot SIM card with no real restrictions, but you do have to comply with the Cypriot SIM card registration regulations.

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Which, in this case, is only showing your passport (or European Union ID if you have one) at the point of sale.

Where Can You Buy a Cypriot SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get a Cypriot SIM card in Epic, Cytamobile (Vodafone) & PrimeTel stores. Resellers, like grocery stores and convenience stores, also sell SIM cards. Some Cypriot airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

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

  • Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN): 2 EUR
  • Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus): 2 EUR (regular) & 15 EUR (data-only)
  • PrimeTel Cyprus: 2 EUR

The following Cypriot mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • PrimeTel Cyprus: 20 EUR

Note that SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date EUR (Euro) to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) exchange rates.

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

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

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

(Travel) eSIMs for Cyprus

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Currently, only PrimeTel offers eSIM to prepaid customers.

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

Buying an eSIM for Cyprus Guide (logos of Holafly, Primetel, Nomad, Eurolink, Airalo & Dekanet)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a Cypriot SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Europe-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this Cyprus SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Cyprus eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for Cyprus:

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

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

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

Buying an eSIM for Cyprus Guide (logos of Holafly, Primetel, Nomad, Eurolink, Airalo & Dekanet)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

Cypriot Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN Cyprus), Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus) & PrimeTel Cyprus, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

With that said, let's see what Cyprus offers us.


Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

Epic Logo
© Epic

Epic Cyprus, just Epic and formerly MTN Cyprus, is the largest mobile operator in Cyprus.

Epic, by Monaco Telecom, is also active in Malta.

Epic 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: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Epic:

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

Coverage – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

Epic has extensive coverage throughout Cyprus.

Below is Epic's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

You can get an Epic SIM card for 2 EUR with 1 EUR credit for 30 days in Epic stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Epic SIM cards are also sold at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO).

Epic Cyprus SIM Card
© Epic Cyprus
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Epic has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

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

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Dekanet (Cyprus only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Cyprus, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

Buying an eSIM for Cyprus Guide (logos of Holafly, Primetel, Nomad, Eurolink, Airalo & Dekanet)

For now, I will continue with Epic.

Note that Epic 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 – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

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

The following (online) Epic All in One Bonus top-ups are available:

Top-UpCreditDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSCredit ValidityBonus Validity
1 EUR1 EURN/AN/AN/A24 hoursN/A
5 EUR5 EURN/AN/AN/A180 days30 days
10 EUR10 EUR30 MB40 minutes100 SMS365 days30 days
20 EUR20 EUR60 MB120 minutes250 SMS365 days30 days
35 EUR35 EUR90 MB240 minutes500 SMS365 days30 days
50 EUR50 EUR150 MB400 minutes750 SMS365 days30 days

To top up your Epic SIM card, you would dial *202*VoucherCode# or call 2020 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *202*123456#.

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

Dial *202# or call 2020 to check your Epic balance.

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

Epic Cyprus My Epic App
© Epic Cyprus

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

Epic has seven data-featured prepaid plans:

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

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

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

Mega Bundle – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Mega Bundle are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mega Bundle are available, which can be activated by texting ON to 8500:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
7 EUR1000 MB1000 minutes1000 SMS10 daysON
Epic Cyprus Mega Bundle
© Epic Cyprus
Mobile Telephony Plans – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Mobile Telephony Plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

You will need your ID card or passport and a proof of address document.

The following Mobile Telephony Plans are available, which can be activated through Epic's website or Telesales by calling 159:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
15.99 EUR/9.99 EUR5G Value1 GB300 minutesN/A300 SMS1 month
29.99 EUR/19.99 EUR5G Advanced8 GB800 minutesN/A800 SMS1 month
39.99 EUR/19.99 EUR5G Unlimited MaxUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AUnlimited1 month
49.99 EUR/24.99 EUR5G Unlimited Max PlusUnlimitedUnlimited100 minutes 1Unlimited1 month

1 for Alaska, American Virgin Islands, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hawaii, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City

Epic Cyprus Mobile Telephony Plans
Youth Offer Plans – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Youth Offer Plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS. For between 18 and 29 years of age.

The following Youth Offer Plans are available, which can be activated through any Epic store all over Cyprus, at selected associates’ stores, Epic's website or Telesales by calling 159:

Price 1PlanDataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
39.99 EUR/19.99 EUR5G Unlimited Max“Unlimited”, 150 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimited1 month
49.99 EUR/24.99 EUR5G Unlimited Max Plus“Unlimited”, 150 GBUnlimited100 minutes 2Unlimited1 month

1 the monthly fee price of your plan is subject to a price adjustment on 1 February each year by the annual Consumer Price Index rate of inflation published by the Statistical Service in January that year
2 for Alaska, American Virgin Islands, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hawaii, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City

Epic Cyprus Youth Offer Plans
© Epic Cyprus
Pay As You Surf Plans – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Pay As You Go Surf plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

The following Pay As You Go Surf are available, which can be activated by texting Activation Code to 6040:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 EURDaily300 MB/500 MB1 daydata on day
4 EURWeekly1500 MB/4 GB1 weekdata on week
10 EURMonthly6 GB/12 GB1 monthdata on month
15 EURMonthly Plus12 GB/25 GB1 monthdata on month 2000
Epic Cyprus Pay As You Surf
Mobile Broadband – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Mobile Broadband Plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Enjoy superfast internet with 4G & 5G speeds on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even to a Wi-Fi router without any commitment.

The following Mobile Broadband Plans are available, which can be activated through any Epic store all over Cyprus, at selected associates’ stores, Epic's website or Telesales by calling 159:

PriceDataValidity
8.12 EUR250 MB30 days
16 EUR1 GB30 days
24.99 EUR5 GB30 days
34.99 EUR50 GB30 days
39.99 EUR100 GB 130 days

1 for 40 Mbps Max download speed and 10 Mbps Max upload speed

Epic Cyprus Mobile Broadband Plans
Data Top Ups Plans – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Data Top Ups plans are, as the name implies, top-up cards for data (with 5G NR access).

The following Data Top Ups are available, which can be activated by dialing the VoucherCode of the top-up card (*202*VoucherCode#):

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR5 GB10 days
10 EUR12 GB30 days
15 EUR25 GB30 days
Epic Cyprus Data Top Up Plans
© Epic Cyprus
Data Booster – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Data Booster plans are, as the name implies, data boosters (without 5G NR access) for the Mobile Broadband plans.

This package serves as a simple data booster to meet your data requirements through the end of the month. When your included data consumption reaches 90%, Epic will send you an SMS alerting you that it has been used up. The Data Booster that matches your plan will then be available for activation.

The following Data Booster plans are available, which can be activated by texting “Top up” to 6020 or by dialing 136:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 EURMobile Broadband 250MB1 GBUntil the end of the month
10 EURMobile Broadband 1GB1 GBUntil the end of the month
10 EURMobile Broadband 5GB1 GBUntil the end of the month
10 EURMobile Broadband 50GB20 GBUntil the end of the month
10 EURMobile Broadband 100GB20 GBUntil the end of the month
Epic Cyprus Data Booster Plans
EU Roaming – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

As Epic 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 – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

  • Name: epic Cyprus
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Logo 2022
© Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus, just Cyta, is the second-largest mobile operator in Cyprus.

CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunication Authority) is a state-owned enterprise that signed a deal with Vodafone in 2004 to establish Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus.

Nowadays, the mobile operator is referred to as just Cytamobile.

Its prepaid brand is called Soeasy.

Cytamobile 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: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone):

* Coverage
* How to Get a Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone) SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Cytamobile (Vodafone) has extensive coverage throughout Cyprus.

Below is Cytamobile's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

You can get a Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone) SIM card for 2 EUR with 1 EUR credit valid for 90 days in Cyta(mobile) stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. The data-only SIM card, VMB PAYG SIM Pack, costs 15 EUR with 1 GB of data for 15 days. soeasy/Cytamobile SIM cards are also sold at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO).

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Soeasy by Cytamobile has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Cyprus, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Soeasy by Cytamobile (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Europe-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Cyprus or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Cyprus eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Dekanet (Cyprus only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data + calling feature – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Cyprus, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Cyprus eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Cyprus Guide (logos of Holafly, Primetel, Nomad, Eurolink, Airalo & Dekanet)

But let's continue with soeasy by Cytamobile for now.

Note that soeasy by Cytamobile 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 – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone) top-up vouchers are sold in Cyta(mobile) stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Cyprus.

The following (online) Soeasy by Cytamobile top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
1 EUR30 days
3 EUR30 days
5 EUR180 days
10 EUR365 days
20 EUR365 days
35 EUR365 days
50 EUR365 days

To top up your Soeasy by Cytamobile SIM card, you would dial *115*VoucherCode# or call 1882 and follow the instructions.

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

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

Dial *110# to check your Soeasy by Cytamobile balance.

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

Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus selfCare App
© Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone) has five data-featured prepaid plans:

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

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

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

Soeasy Youth Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Soeasy Youth plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS for those up to 27 years old.

So sorry oldies – these plans are not for you 🤪.

The following Soeasy Youth are available, which can be activated in Cyta(mobile) stores:

PriceCreditDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
10 EUR2 EUR40 GB500 minutes500 SMS1 month
15 EUR2 EUR100 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS1 month
20 EUR2 EUR200 GB2000 minutes2000 SMS1 month

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

Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus New Soeasy Youth Plans
Soeasy Plus Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Soeasy Plus plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Soeasy Plus are available, which can be activated through the My Cyta website or My Cyta app, or by texting on soeasy to 8000 and topping up with the corresponding plan price:

PriceCreditDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
10 EUR2 EUR20 GB400 minutes400 SMS30 days
20 EUR2 EUR50 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 days
35 EUR2 EUR100 GB2000 minutes2000 SMS30 days

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

Soeasy Plus plans can be deactivated by texting off soeasy to 8000.

Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Soeasy Plus Plans
Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

The following Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8000:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
1 EURSoeasy MI Daily400 MB1 dayMI Day
2 EURSoeasy MI Weekly1 GB7 daysMI Week
2.90 EURUnlimited GB /Friday – SundayUnlimited3 days Friday – SundayΜΙ UNL3
4.90 EURUnlimited GB / 7 daysUnlimited7 consecutive daysΜΙ UNL7
5 EURSoeasy MI Monthly Small4 GB30 daysMI S or MI Small
10 EURSoeasy MI Monthly Large12 GB30 daysMI LRG
15 EURSoeasy MI Monthly XLarge24 GB30 daysMI XL
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs
Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

The following Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards are available, which can be activated by dialing the VoucherCode of the top-up card (*115*VoucherCode#):

PriceDataValidity
2.90 EURUnlimited 3 days Friday – Sunday
4.90 EURUnlimited 7 days
5 EUR4 GB30 days
10 EUR12 GB30 days
15 EUR24 GB30 days
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Mobile Internet Top Up Cards Plans
Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go plans are data bundles (perhaps with 5G NR access) for the data-only SIM card.

The following Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
4 EUR100 MB1 month
7 EUR500 MB1 month
11 EUR4 GB1 month
19 EUR40 GB1 month
39 EUR500 GB1 month
45 EUR1000 GB1 month
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go Plans 1
EU Roaming – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

You can use your Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone) allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Soeasy by Cytamobile 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 – Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

For a soeasy SIM card:

  • Name: cyta
  • APN: cytamobile

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

For a Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go (VMB PAYG) SIM Card:

  • Name: internet
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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PrimeTel

PrimeTel Logo
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PrimeTel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not operational yet

This is what you will learn about PrimeTel:

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

Coverage – PrimeTel

PrimeTel has great coverage throughout Cyprus.

However, its coverage is not as good as its competitors. But it is not lacking far behind either. It has yet to launch 5G NR commercially, but 4G/LTE is widely available.

Below is PrimeTel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – PrimeTel

You can get a PrimeTel SIM card for 2 EUR with 1 EUR in credit and 50 MB in PrimeTel stores and other stores, such as corner shops, kiosks, and post offices. It is also possible to get SIM cards at both Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport.

PrimeTel SIM Card

You have to call 133 to activate the SIM card.

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Travel Internet Pack. It is a data-only SIM card costing 20 EUR with 10 GB valid for 20 days. You can purchase Travel Internet Pack Data if you are out of data.

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It is also possible to get the PrimeTel eSIM for the same price listed above.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Cyprus because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from PrimeTel.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Cyprus in my Cyprus eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Dekanet (Cyprus only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Cyprus & Europe (32 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs which allow for (limited) calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Cyprus, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Cyprus eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with PrimeTel for now.

Buying an eSIM for Cyprus Guide (logos of Holafly, Primetel, Nomad, Eurolink, Airalo & Dekanet)
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – PrimeTel

PrimeTel top-up vouchers, in values between 5 EUR to 50 EUR, are sold in PrimeTel stores and other stores, including kiosks, electronic shops, and grocery stores.

PrimeTel Top Up Cards
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With each top-up, you get 1000 MB bonus data lasting 5 days or 30 days, depending on the top-up value.

Below is an overview of the bonuses:

Top-UpBonus DataBonus Data Validity
5 EUR5 GB5 days
10 EUR10 GB10 days
15 EUR20 GB20 days
50 EUR80 GB30 days

Bonus data can only be used in Cyprus – not in other EU/EEA member states. Bonuses will be given for a year.

To top up your PrimeTel SIM card, dial *133*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *133*123456#.

Dial *138# or call 2020 to check your PrimeTel balance.

You can also use the MyPrimeTel app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

MyPrimetel App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – PrimeTel

PrimeTel has four data-featured prepaid plans:

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

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

Wise Currency Exchange Banner
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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Pay As You Go eSIM Bundles – PrimeTel

The Pay As You Go eSIM Bundles are combo plans with credit and data (with 5G NR access) for the PrimeTel eSIM.

The following Pay As You Go eSIM Bundle is available, which you can activate online.

PricePlanDataValidity
20 EUReSIM 100 GB Bundle100 GB20 days
PrimeTel Cyprus Pay As You Go eSIM Bundles
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Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans – PrimeTel

The Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

The following Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8133:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 EUR1 GB1 dayMB1
5 EUR5 GB7 daysMB7
10 EUR10 GB30 daysMB30
15 EUR20 GB30 daysMB30 2500
PrimeTel Cyprus Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans
Mobile Data Top-Ups Cards – PrimeTel

The Mobile Data Top-Ups Cards are, as the name implies, data bundles (with 5G NR access) that can be activated with physical top-up cards.

The following Mobile Data Top-Ups Cards are available, which can can be redeemed by dialing *133*VoucherCode#:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR5 GB10 days
10 EUR15 GB30 days
15 EUR50 GB30 days
20 EUR100 GB60 days
50 EUR300 GB90 days
PrimeTel Cyprus Mobile Data Top-Up Cards
Travel Internet Pack – PrimeTel

The Travel Internet Pack are data bundles (with 5G NR access) exclusive to the Travel Internet Pack that can be activated with physical top-up cards.

The following Travel Internet Pack are available, which can be redeemed by dialing *133*VoucherCode#:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR5 GB10 days
10 EUR10 GB30 days
20 EUR15 GB30 days
35 EUR35 GB30 days
50 EUR300 GB90 days
PrimeTel Cyprus Travel Internet Pack
EU Roaming – PrimeTel

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

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • 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 Martin
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – PrimeTel

  • Name: primetel
  • APN: ip.primetel

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Cyprus

Getting a SIM card from Epic or Cytamobile (Vodafone) would do you well when considering a Cypriot SIM card.

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