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4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards & eSIMs in Cyprus (CY): Buying 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 (2.10 USD) from Epic (formerly MTN), Cytamobile (Vodafone), PrimeTel & Cablenet 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).

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! 🇺🇦

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

And you also have tourist SIM cards from PrimeTel (Travel Internet Pack) with 15 GB of data for 20 days, costing 20 EUR.

Of the Purple Loop tourist SIM card by Cablenet costing 15 EUR with 20 GB of data, 500 local minutes & 500 local SMS for 30 days.

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: 09th of August 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Cyprus?

Anyone living in or visiting Cyprus can buy a Cypriot SIM card from Epic (formerly MTN), Cytamobile (Vodafone), PrimeTel & Cablenet with no restrictions.

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in Cyprus.

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Cyprus?

You can get a Cypriot SIM card in Epic, Cytamobile (Vodafone), PrimeTel & Cablenet stores. Resellers, like grocery stores and convenience stores, also sell SIM cards. They are also sold at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO).

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

  • Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN): 2 EUR
  • Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus): 2 EUR (regular) & 14.95 EUR (data-only)
  • PrimeTel Cyprus: 2 EUR
  • Cablenet Cyprus: 2 EUR

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

  • PrimeTel Cyprus: 20 EUR
  • Cablenet Cyprus: 15 EUR

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Can You Use Your Phone in Cyprus?

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Cyprus

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

  • Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN Cyprus)
  • Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)
  • PrimeTel Cyprus
  • Cablenet (Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus) MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in Cyprus:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 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) & 3500/3600 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Cyprus, 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 Cyprus

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Cyprus. However, not all Cypriot 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 Cyprus (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Cyprus:

  • Epic Cyprus
  • Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The following mobile operator does not offer VoLTE nor VoWiFi in Cyprus:

  • PrimeTel

I am not sure whether Cablenet offers any of these services or not.

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

5G NR in Cyprus

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Cyprus since January 2021. It is available on the Epic (formerly MTN) and Cytamobile (Vodafone) networks. Both mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers. PrimeTel has no 5G NR yet. It is unknown whether Cablenet can use Cytamobile's 5G NR network.

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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Best eSIM in Cyprus

PrimeTel is the only mobile operator offering eSIMs to prepaid customers in Cyprus.

It is not one of the mobile operators I recommend.

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

Airalo has the Dekanet eSIMs:

Cyprus Dekanet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options:

  1. Cyprus/Dekanet 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Cyprus/Dekanet 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Cyprus/Dekanet 5 GB eSIM for 30 days

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

Airalo Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Or you can get Cyprus eSIMs from Nomad.

Cyprus eSIMs Nomad
Cyprus Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

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

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Cyprus 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!

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

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, travel eSIMs & travel SIM cards for every country (lookup tool)
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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 Cyprus and eSIMs worldwide).

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 Cyprus and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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 Cyprus and eSIMs worldwide).

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Cyprus

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

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:

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!

SimCorner Travel SIM Card Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

SIM Card Registration in Cyprus

SIM card registration using your passport information is not needed when buying a SIM card in Cyprus.

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EU Roaming in Cyprus

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

Cyprus 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 Cyprus.

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

Roaming in the EU with Cypriot SIM Cards

Cyprus and the Cypriot mobile operators have fully adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on.

Unlike most EU/EEA mobile operators that impose EU/EEA roaming caps, none of the Cypriot mobile operators have such caps.

However, 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.

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Currency in Cyprus

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

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

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

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

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Cypriot Prepaid SIM Cards

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

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

With that being said, let’s see what Cyprus has to offer to 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:

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.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with Cyprus (Dekanet) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days).

Cyprus Dekanet 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 Cyprus eSIMs from Nomad.

Cyprus eSIMs Nomad
Cyprus Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

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

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Cyprus 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 Cyprus 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 and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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Note that Epic offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if 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 three data-featured plans:

  • Mega Bundle (combo)
  • Pay As You Go Surf (data)
  • Data Top Ups

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 is a combo plan with 1000 MB of data (with 5G NR access), 1000 local minutes & 1000 local SMS for 10 days, costing 7 days.

Text ON to 8500 to activate Mega Bundle.

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
7 EUR1000 MB1000 minutes1000 SMS10 daysON
Epic Cyprus Mega Bundle
© Epic Cyprus
Pay As You Go Surf Plans – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

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

Text the Activation Code to 6040 to activate Pay As You Go Surf:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 EURDaily100 MB1 daydata on day
4 EURWeekly500 MB1 weekdata on week
10 EURMonthly2 GB1 monthdata on month
15 EURMonthly Plus4 GB1 monthdata on month 2000
Epic Cyprus Pay As You Go Surf Plans
Data Top Ups – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

The Data Top Ups are top-up cards for data (with 5G NR access).

Data Top Ups can be activated by dialing the VoucherCode of the top-up card (*202*VoucherCode#):

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR850 MB10 days
10 EUR2 GB30 days
15 EUR4 GB30 days
Epic Cyprus Data Top Up Cards
© Epic Cyprus
EU Roaming – Epic Cyprus (formerly MTN)

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

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:

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 14.95 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.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with Cyprus (Dekanet) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days).

Cyprus Dekanet 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 Cyprus eSIMs from Nomad.

Cyprus eSIMs Nomad
Cyprus Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

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

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Cyprus 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 Cyprus 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 and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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Note that soeasy by Cytamobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if 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 plans:

  • Soeasy Plus (combo)
  • Soeasy Youth (combo for the youth)
  • Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs
  • Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go (data for data-only SIM card)
  • Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards

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 Plus Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

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

Soeasy Plus plans get activated automatically by texting on soeasy to 8000 and topping up with the corresponding plan price:

PriceCreditDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
10 EUR1 EUR2 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 daysTop up 10 EUR
20 EUR1 EUR5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 daysTop up 20 EUR
35 EUR1 EUR10 GB2000 minutes2000 SMS30 daysTop up 35 EUR
50 EUR1 EUR40 GB3000 minutes3000 SMS30 daysTop up 50 EUR

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 Soeasy Plans Plus
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 🤪.

Soeasy Youth plans initially have to be activated in Cyta(mobile) stores:

PriceCreditDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
10 EUR1 EUR2 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 days
20 EUR1 EUR6 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 days
35 EUR1 EUR10 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)

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

The Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs are, as the name suggests, data plans (with 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 8000 to activate Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 EURSoeasy MI Daily200 MB1 dayMI Day
3 EURSoeasy MI Weekly500 MB7 daysMI Week
5 EURSoeasy MI Monthly Small2 GB30 daysMI S
10 EURSoeasy MI Monthly Large6 GB30 daysMI LRG
15 EURSoeasy MI Monthly XL12 GB30 daysMI XL
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Soeasy Mobile Internet Packs
Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go Plans – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

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

Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR500 MB5 EUR
10 EUR1000 MB10 EUR
20 EUR2200 MB20 EUR
35 EUR4100 MB40 EUR
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Vodafone Mobile Broadband Pay As You Go Plans
Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards – Soeasy by Cytamobile (Vodafone Cyprus)

The Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards are, as the name suggests, data plans (with 5G NR access).

Mobile Internet Top-Up Cards can be activated by dialing the VoucherCode of the top-up card (*115*VoucherCode#):

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR2 GB30 days
10 EUR6 GB30 days
15 EUR12 GB30 days
Cytamobile Vodafone Cyprus Mobile Internet Top Up Cards
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:

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:

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. To use a PrimeTel eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra
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PrimeTel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 90 days (no top-up for 90 days or no activity for 90 days). Travel Internet Pack SIM cards cannot be extended.

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
© PrimeTel

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 EUR1000 MB5 days
10 EUR1000 MB10 days
20 EUR1000 MB20 days
35 EUR1000 MB30 days
50 EUR1000 MB30 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
© PrimeTel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – PrimeTel

PrimeTel has four data-featured plans:

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 for the PrimeTel eSIM.

The following Pay As You Go eSIM Bundles are available, which you can activate online.

PricePlanCreditDataValidity
11.99 EUReSIM 5 GB Bundle1 EUR5 GB30 days
16.99 EUReSIM 10 GB Bundle1 EUR10 GB30 days
Data Top-Ups – PrimeTel
PrimeTel Data Top Ups
© PrimeTel

The Data Top-Ups are data-only options that can be activated with physical top-up cards.

Data Top-Ups can be redeemed by dialing *133*VoucherCode#:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR2 GB10 days
10 EUR5 GB30 days
15 EUR10 GB30 days
PrimeTel 5 EUR 2 GB Data Top Up Card
© PrimeTel
PrimeTel 10 EUR 5 GB Data Top Up Card
© PrimeTel
PrimeTel 15 EUR 10 GB Data Top Up Card
© PrimeTel
Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans – PrimeTel

The Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plans are data-only plans.

You can activate a Pay As You Go Mobile Internet Plan by texting the Activation Code to 8133:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 EUR400 MB1 dayMB1
5 EUR2 GB7 daysMB7
10 EUR5 GB30 daysMB30
15 EUR10 GB30 daysMB30 2500
Travel Internet Pack Data – PrimeTel

The Travel Internet Pack Data plans are data-only bundles exclusive to the Travel Internet Pack that can be activated with physical top-up cards.

Travel Internet Pack Data can be redeemed by dialing *133*VoucherCode#:

PriceDataValidity
5 EUR500 MB2 days
10 EUR1000 MB7 days
20 EUR4000 MB14 days
35 EUR7000 MB20 days
50 EUR10 000 MB30 days
EU Roaming – PrimeTel

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

APN/Internet Settings – PrimeTel

  • Name: primetel
  • APN: ip.primetel

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Cyprus

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

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 mobile 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 mobile 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 Cyprus

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

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other European Countries

Visiting other countries in Europe? Check out my Europe SIM card buying guide, covering other European nations, such as:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

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