4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Egypt: Buying Guide

The mobile operator market in Egypt is highly competitive, which resulted in the prices for SIM cards and mobile data packages to be cheap compared to other Northern African or Middle Eastern countries.

How cheap, you may ask?

You can buy an Egyptian SIM card for as low as 20 EGP (1.27 USD) in Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and WE (Telecom Egypt) stores, and a data package containing 1 GB of data valid for seven days can cost you only 20 EGP too.

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For African standards, these prices in Egypt are insanely low. Even if you group Egypt with the Middle East, mobile data rates in Egypt are in the top 5 countries with the lowest mobile internet prices.

This is just one of the many reasons why I recommend travelers to buy local SIM cards when traveling.

Those already living in Egypt sometimes forget how lucky they are with their mobile operator market. At least, price-wise – mobile coverage throughout Egypt still has some ways to go.

Mobile internet speeds in Egypt are decent too, averaging 20 Mbps in download.

But there is much more to learn about buying a SIM card in Egypt, regardless if you are visiting Egypt as a tourist or traveler, or if you are living in Egypt as a resident or an expat.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Egypt Guide (Logos of Orange, Etisalat, Zain, and WE by Telecom Egypt)

Original publication: 26th of December 2019. Last updated: 12th of February.

Table of Contents

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Can I Use My Phone in Egypt?

Egypt uses GSM for its mobile telecommunications network. They use frequencies used in many regions around the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania – ITU Regions 1 & 3). However, these frequencies are not used in the Americas (North-, Central-, and South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2).

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If you bought your phone in the Americas, if your device has not been unlocked, or your phone does not support the Egypt's frequencies, then you cannot use your phone in Egypt.

Mobile Operators, Networks, and Frequencies in Egypt

Egypt has four mobile operators:

All operators, except for WE, have 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks. WE is a 4G/LTE-only operator with 2G and 3G roaming agreements with Orange Egypt and Etisalat Egypt.

The following frequencies are used by the Egyptian operators:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

CommsUpdateOpens in a new tab. reported that some operators are bidding on more 4G/LTE spectrum, in particular, 2600 MHz (on band 36).

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

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To check whether your phone will work in Egypt, check out this pageOpens in a new tab. by Will My Phone Work.

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

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

The Best SIM Card in Egypt

If you want to buy a SIM card in Egypt, I would recommend going with either Vodafone or Orange. Both providers have similar pricing and coverage, so it would not really matter which one you choose. The cheapest tourist SIM card from Vodafone comes with more GB than Orange.

SIM Card Registration Regulations in Egypt

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Egypt to get an Egyptian prepaid SIM. Registration is done at the point of sale. You need to provide an Egyptian address as well, which can be the address of your stay in Egypt (you do not have to legally reside here).

VoIP Blocked in Egypt

VoIP applications and usage are blocked by the Egyptian telcos since 2010Opens in a new tab., but it was re-enforced and reported in 2015 again. The national regulator, NTRA, has routinely denied such claimsOpens in a new tab..

This means that voice calls with WhatsApp, for example, is not possible due to this ban.

Apparently, an article (Article 72) of the Telecommunications Law prohibits the […] by-passing [of] international telephone calls by any means whatsoever.

To use VoIP services, you can use a reliable VPN, by-passing the VoIP ban and avoiding excessive international call rates.

Stamp Tax in Egypt

Be aware that everyone using an Egyptian SIM card has to pay 6.10 EGP (0.38 USD) in Stamp Tax to the Egyptian authorities annually. This will automatically be charged by the Egyptian operators every month (0.51 EGP per month).

The State of the Telecom Market in Egypt

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(If you just want to know what the Egyptian operators have to offer, click here to jump to the first operator (Vodafone Egypt))

Egypt is in a favorable position, geographically, with the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Suez Canal, and the Red sea along its coast.

With more than seven submarine cables landing in Egypt, and more submarine cables being laid with planned landing points in Egypt, the country has the potential to have exceptionally fast mobile data speeds.

As a rule of thumb, African nations with direct access to submarine cables will have faster broadband and mobile internet speeds than landlocked African countries.

But when you look at mobile internet speeds in Egypt, they are slow for Middle Eastern standards, but quite fast for African standards.

The Speedtest GlobalOpens in a new tab. Index labels Egypt as the 99th fastest countryOpens in a new tab. when looking at average mobile download speeds – the index has 140 countries.

For reference, the average mobile download speed in the world is 35 Mbps, and the average upload speed is 11 Mbps.

A few other Middle Eastern countries are in the top 10, such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

The African nation with the fastest average mobile download speeds is South Africa, which is in the top 50. Between South Africa and Egypt, there are not many other African countries on the list, as other countries have significantly slower speeds than Egypt (and are simply not indexed).

What the Egyptian operators do well, however, is offer mobile data at incredibly low rates.

The average cost of 1 GB of data is 1.09 USD in Egypt. For reference, the Middle Eastern average cost for 1 GB is 4.46 USD, and the North African is 2.06 USD – mobile internet in Egypt is indeed cheap.

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When talking about mobile coverage, only the populated area around the coasts are covered by the Egyptian operators.

Initially, that will look weird when looking at the coverage maps that I will show when discussing individual operators. But you have to remember that most of Egypt is desert, and most living in Egypt do not reside there.

As a result, the telcos do not bother to build their infrastructure there – it would be a waste of money.

But when you are staying in the cities, mobile coverage will be great. Speeds may not be super fast compared to other countries in the region, but you will be paying extremely low prices for mobile data.

Currency in Egypt

Egypt uses the Egyptian Dollar with the symbol EGP (which will be used throughout this article). Prices in Egypt are listed in LE, L.E, ج.م, or E£. For example, 25 EGP = LE/L.E/ج.م/o/E£ 25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between EGP and USD (US Dollars – Rounded):

  • 1 EGP = 0.05 USD
  • 10 EGP = 0.65 USD
  • 100 EGP = 6.35 USD
  • 1000 EGP = 63.40 USD
  • 10 000 EGP = 634.00 USD

For up-to-date EGP:USD exchange rates, search EGP to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Egypt Prepaid SIM Cards & Video Guide

Below, I will guide you through Vodafone Egypt, Orange Egypt, Etisalat Egypt, and WE by Telecom Egypt, and go through:

  • Background information about the operators
  • How to get a SIM card from each operator
  • How to recharge your SIM card
  • What type of data-featured packages are offered by the operators

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With that said, let’s see what Egypt has to offer to us.

Vodafone Egypt

Vodafone Egypt Logo

Vodafone EgyptOpens in a new tab., just Vodafone, is the largest operator in Egypt. They have the best coverage throughout the country, but they are also the most expensive operator in Egypt.

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a SIM Card, SIM Card Prices & Tariff Plans
* Vodafone Tourist Line (Tourist SIM Card)
* Recharge Cards, Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

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

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Vodafone Egypt Coverage

Vodafone has the best coverage throughout Egypt.

Large parts of the populated areas (around the coasts, large cities, and along busy roads) are covered by Vodafone.

Vodafone does not have a mobile coverage map on the website, so I used the Coverage Map tool on the Speedtest app, which gives you an insightful look into telco's mobile operators around the world.

Below is the coverage map of Vodafone:

Getting a Vodafone Egypt SIM Card & Price

You can buy a Vodafone SIM card, called Kart El-Korout, between 20 EGP and 25 EGP in Vodafone storesOpens in a new tab. and select international airports in Egypt. It is also possible to get a Vodafone tourist SIM card, called Vodafone Tourist Line, starting from 250 EGP.

Vodafone sells SIM cards at Cairo International Airport, Marsa Alam International Airport, and Hurghada International Airport.

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© Vodafone Egypt

Vodafone offers five tariff plans for their prepaid SIM cards, all focused on minutes and SMS. If you plan on getting an internet bundle, then it does not matter which tariff plan you choose.

The following five Vodafone tariff plans are available:

Besides those tariff plans, you also have the Tourist Line.

Let's go through each tariff plan. Click on the links above to jump to the tariff plan you are interested in.

Vodafone Egypt Mared 10 pt Tariff Plan

The Marid 10 pt rate plan is a tariff plan where you will be charged 0.10 EGP (10 pt) per minute for local calls if you purchase the 5 Minutes bundle (costing 0.50 EGP).

This is a bundle which will charge you the following rates:

  • 0.10 EGP/min
  • 0.10 EGP/SMS

You can activate this bundle up to 10 times a day. The out of bundle rate for calls is 0.14 EGP/min.

Vodafone Egypt Harakat Tariff Plan

The Harakat rate plan is a tariff plan where you can purchase four bundles that will come with on-net minutes.

The follow Marakat bundles are available:

PriceFrequencyOn-Net Minutes
1 EGPDaily30 minutes
2 EGPDaily60 minutes
15 EGPMonthly500 minutes
25 EGPMonthly600 minutes
Vodafone Egypt Worry Free Tariff Plan

The Worry Free rate plan is a tariff plan where you will be charged 0.14 EGP for data, calling, and texting.

Below is a complete list of the actions you will be charged 0.14 EGP:

  • Data: 0.14 EGP/MB
  • Calling: 0.14 EGP/minute
  • Texting: 0.14 EGP/SMS
  • Call Tone: 0.14 EGP/day
  • Balance Transfer: 0.14 EGP/transaction
  • Blacklist: 0.14 EGP/day
Vodafone Egypt 14 pt Tariff Plan

The 14 pt rate plan is a Tariff plan where you will be charged 0.14 EGP per minute and SMS. It costs 2 EGP to switch to this tariff plan.

Vodafone Egypt Per Second Tariff Plan

The Per Second rate plan is a tariff plan that charges you set rates for minutes and SMS.

The following prices apply to the Per Second tariff plan:

  • Local minutes: 0.18 EGP/min
  • International minutes: 5.9 EGP/min
  • SMS: 0.30 EGP/SMS
Vodafone Egypt Tourist Line

The Tourist Line is Vodafone's prepaid SIM card aimed at tourist and short-term visitors exploring Egypt.

The following Tourist Line packages are available:

PricePackage NameDataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesValidity
250 EGPTourist Line 250 EGP10 GB200 local minutes20 international minutes30 days
500 EGPTourist Line 500 EGP30 GB200 local minutes30 international minutes30 days 

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You can check your Tourist Line balance by dialing *6060#.

If you are out of data, minutes, or SMS, then the following Out of Bundle rates apply:

  • Data: 0.19 EGP/MB
  • Local minutes: 0.19 EGP/minute
  • Local SMS: 0.19 EGP

Recharging your Vodafone Egypt SIM Card

Vodafone recharge vouchers are sold in denominations starting from 25 EGP to 200 EGP in VodafoneOpens in a new tab. stores and in more than 7000 retailers across Egypt, such as FwaryOpens in a new tab., Masary, Bee, Sadded, Aman, Sadad, or any other store that has the Vodafone logo on its storefront.

It is also possible to recharge with a credit card onlineOpens in a new tab. or on the Vodafone app called Ana VodafoneOpens in a new tab..

To recharge your Vodafone SIM card, dial *858*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *858*123456#.

Vodafone Egypt Recharge Card

Dial 868 to check your balance. You may be charged 0.20 EGP for each balance inquiry.

Reminder: 30% of your recharge amount will be deducted as part of local taxes and fees. For example, a 10 EGP recharge will leave you with 7 EGP.

Vodafone Egypt Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

Vodafone Egypt Internet Bundles
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Vodafone has a large variety of packages to choose from, called Mobile Internet Packages, which are:

Let's go through each bundle. Click on the links above to jump to the bundle you are interested in.

Note that all bundles allow you to check your data balance by dialing *2000#.

Vodafone Egypt Daily Bundles

The Daily Bundles, also known as Time-Based Add-Ons or Time Bundles, are data-only bundles that come with high-speed data allowances before you get unlimited data throttled at 64 Kbps.

The following Daily Bundles are available:

PricePackageHigh-Speed DataValidityActivation Code
0.75 EGP1 Hour On-Demand10 MB1 hour*2000*01#
1.5 EGP3 Hours On-Demand30 MB3 hours*2000*03#
2.5 EGP6 Hours On-Demand60 MB6 hours*2000*06#

To subscribe to a Daily Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 1 Hour On-Demand Package (0.75 EGP), you would dial *2000*01#.

It is unknown whether these Time Bundles auto-renew or not. You do, however, get the option to opt-out from them by dialing *2000*000#.

Vodafone Egypt Weekly Bundles

The Weekly bundles are data-only bundles that are valid for 7 days.

The following Weekly Bundles are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
2 EGP50 MB7 days*2000*72#
3 EGP100 MB7 days*2000*73#
7 EGP350 MB7 days*2000*77#

To subscribe to a Daily Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 2 EGP Weekly Bundle (50 MB for 0.75 EGP), you would dial *2000*72#.

Vodafone Egypt Main Bundles/Extreme Bundles – Monthly

The Monthly Main Bundles, simply known as Monthly Bundles or Extreme Bundles, are data-only bundles starting from 5 EGP for 150 MB to 400 EGP for 40 GB, all valid for 28 days.

The following Monthly Bundles are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 EGP150 MB28 days*2000*5#
10 EGP400 MB28 days*2000*10#
25 EGP1.25 GB28 days*2000*25#
60 EGP3.5 GB28 days*2000*60#
100 EGP7 GB28 days*2000*100#
150 EGP12 GB28 days*2000*150#
250 EGP20 GB28 days*2000*250#
400 EGP40 GB28 days*2000*400#

To subscribe to a Monthly Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 100 EGP Monthly Bundle (7 GB), you would dial *2000*100#.

Do note that unused data will transfer to the next month if you renew your Extreme Bundle on time (before it expires). There does not seem to be a cap on how much data that can be transferred to the next renewal period.

Vodafone Egypt Main Bundles/Extreme Bundles – Add-Ons

The Main Bundle Add-Ons are data-only add-ons for the Monthly Bundles. They come with standard data allowances or data for select social media apps, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

The following Extreme Bundle Add-Ons are available:

PriceDataAppsValidityActivation (One-Time)Activation (Auto-Renewal)
5 EGP150 MBN/AWhen Monthly Bundle Renews OR 30 days*2000*105#*2000*15#
5 EGP500 MBFacebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapchatWhen Monthly Bundle Renews OR 30 days*2000*2300#*2000*230#
10 EGPUnlimited data at 32 KbpsN/AWhen Monthly Bundle Renews OR 30 days*2000*1020#*2000*120#
20 EGP1 GBN/AWhen Monthly Bundle Renews OR 30 days*2000*1010#*2000*110#

Note: 32 Kbps is EXTREMELY slow; the same counts for 64 Kbps. I would not recommend buying a bundle with such low data speeds.

Depending on whether you want the Extreme Bundle Add-On to auto-renew or not, you would dial the One-Time Activation Code or Auto-Renewal Activation Code to enable the preferred add-on.

For example, if you want the 5 EGP add-on (150 MB), you would dial *2000*105# if it should be a one-off purchase or *2000*15# if you want it to auto-renew.

Vodafone Egypt Super Pass – Social & Streaming Bundles

The Super Passes are data-only bundles for select social apps (Social Bundles) and streaming apps (Streaming Bundles).

Vodafone Egypt Super Pass – Social Bundles

The Super Pass Social Bundles are bundles for Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

The following Social Bundles are available:

PriceBundle NameData
7 EGPSuper Pass Social 500 500 MB
15 EGPSuper Pass Social 1500 1500 MB
25 EGPSuper Pass Social 28002800 MB
35 EGPSuper Pass Social 45004500 MB
45 EGPSuper Pass Social 60006000 MB
65 EGPSuper Pass Social 95009500 MB
120 EGPSuper Pass Social 20,00020 000 MB
200 EGPSuper Pass Social 36,00036 000 MB
300 EGPSuper Pass Social 58,00058 000 MB
Vodafone Egypt Super Pass – Streaming Bundles

The Super Pass Streaming Bundles are bundles for YouTube, Shahid.net, and Vodafone Drama.

The following Streaming Bundles are available:

PriceBundle NameData
7 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 500 500 MB
15 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 15001500 MB
25 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 28002800 MB
35 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 45004500 MB
45 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 60006000 MB
65 EGPSuper Pass Streaming 95009500 MB
120 EGPSuper Pass Combo 20,00020 000 MB
200 EGPSuper Pass Combo 36,00036 000 MB
300 EGPSuper Pass Combo 58,00058 000 MB
Vodafone Egypt Plus

Vodafone Plus is a data-only bundle costing 5 EGP that comes with 450 MB for YouTube, TikTik, or PUBG Mobile.

Vodafone Egypt Vodafone Plus Apps (YouTube, TikTok & PUBG Mobile)
© Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Egypt Content Bundles – Social, Video & Music

The Content Bundles are data-only add-ons for the Main Bundles that come in three types of bundles: Social Apps, Video Streaming Apps, and Music Streaming Apps.

Vodafone Egypt Content Bundles – Social

The Social Content Bundles are bundles for Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

The following Social Content Bundles are available:

PriceBundle NameDataValidityActivation Code
1 EGPUnlimited Daily Social Bundle25 MB*Until 00:00 (12 AM)*2000*21#
3.5 EGPUnlimited Weekly Social Bundle100 MB*Until 00:00 (12 AM) the following week*2000*27#
5 EGPMonthly Social Bundle 500 MBExpires with Main Bundle*2000*2300#

* Unlimited data throttled at 32 Kbps when you have consumed your data allowance
The activation code for the Monthly Social Bundle that automatically renews is *2000*230#.

To subscribe to a Social Connect Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 1 EGP Unlimited Daily Social Bundle (25 MB), you would dial *2000*21#.

Vodafone Egypt Content Bundles – Video

The Video Content Bundles are bundles for YouTube, Shahid.net, and Vodafone Drama.

The following Video Content Bundles are available:

PriceBundle NameDataValidityActivation Code
2 EGPUnlimited Daily Video Bundle120 MB00:00 (12 AM)**2000*31#
6 EGPUnlimited Weekly Video Bundle400 MB7 days*2000*37#
10 EGPMonthly Video Add-On1 GB Expires with Main Bundle*2000*3300#

* Until 00:00 (12 AM) if opted out before 13:00 (1 PM). Otherwise, it expires at 14:00 (2 PM) the next day if opted out after 13:00 (1 PM)
The activation code for the Monthly Video Add-On that automatically renews is *2000*330#.

To subscribe to a Video Connect Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 2 EGP Unlimited Daily Video Bundle (120 MB), you would dial *2000*31#.

Vodafone Egypt Content Bundles – Music

The Music Content Bundles are bundles for Anghami, SoundCloud, Nogoum FM, and Nile FM.

The following Music Content Bundles are available:

PriceBundle NameDataValidityActivation Code
0.5 EGPDaily Music Bundle20 MBUntil 00:00 (12 AM)*2000*41#
2 EGPWeekly Music Bundle100 MBUntil 00:00 (12 AM) the following week*2000*47#
4 EGPMonthly Music Bundle300 MBExpires with Main Bundle*2000*4300#

The activation code for the Monthly Video Add-On that automatically renews is *2000*430#.

To subscribe to a Music Connect Bundle, dial the Activation Code.

For example, if you want the 2 EGP Weekly Music Bundle (100 MB), you would dial *2000*47#.

Vodafone Egypt APN Settings

  • Name: Vodafone EG
  • APN: internet.vodafone.net
  • Username: internet
  • Password: internet

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Orange Egypt

Orange Egypt Logo

Orange EgyptOpens in a new tab., just Orange, is the second-largest operator in Egypt, although Etisalat is just behind Orange.

The operator used to be known as Mobilnil before it was rebranded to Orange in March 2016.

This is what you will learn about Orange:

* Coverage
* How to Get a SIM Card, SIM Card Price & Tariff Plans
* Orange Holidays Line (Tourist SIM Card)
* Recharge Cards, Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

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

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Orange Egypt Coverage

Orange has good coverage throughout Egypt (at least, for Egyptian standards). Their coverage is slightly worse than Vodafone, which has the best coverage, but it is on par with Etisalat and WE.

When I said that coverage was good for Egyptian standards, I meant that the local operators only cover the big cities, the coasts, and busy roads. Western, Central, Southern, and most of Eastern Egypt are not covered by the telcos.

As Orange does not have an official coverage map on their website, I will show the coverage map with the use of the Speedtest app:

Getting an Orange Egypt SIM Card & Price

Orange SIM cards are sold starting from 20 EGP up to 70 EGP, depending on the tariff plan you choose, in Orange stores, and at a few international airports. You can also get the Orange Holiday Line, Orange's tourist SIM card, starting from 261.56 EGP.

Orange sells SIM cards at Cairo International Airport, Marsa Alam International Airport, and Hurghada International Airport.

Orange Egypt Shops
© Orange Egypt

Orange offers four types of prepaid starter packs, which come with data, minutes, and SMS, and their Holidays Line targeted at short-term visitors of Egypt.

Although most tariff plans come with data, it is possible to get the cheapest tariff plan without data and get a mobile internet package on top of it, which could save you some money.

Orange Egypt SIM Card
© Orange Egypt

The following three Orange tariff plans are available:

Note: Orange Eagle is a postpaid-only plan. Thus, it will not be covered in this article.

In addition to those tariff plans, you also have the Holidays Line.

Let's go through each tariff plan. Click on the links above to jump to the tariff plan you are interested in.

Orange Egypt El King Tariff Plan

The El King tariff plan is a rate plan that comes with data, called Super MB, and minutes.

Orange Egypt El King
© Orange Egypt

The El King tariff plan comes with two internet buckets, which gives more strength to Super Sites (social media sites/apps) than to regular sites.

When you are on a Super Site, or using the app of a Super Site, you will consume 1 Super MB per 1 MB, whereas visiting any other site will consume 2 Super MB per MB.

The following sites and apps are considered to be Super Sites:

  • Anghami
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Google Maps
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • SoundCloud
  • TikTok
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
Orange Egypt Super sites
© Orange Egypt

In terms of your call allowance, an on-net call will consume 1 minute, while an off-net call will consume “5 minutes” from your allowance.

The following El King tariff plans are available, which are all valid for 30 days:

PriceRate PlanDataMinutes
20 EGPEl King 20750 Super MB150 minutes
30 EGPEl King 301400 Super MB250 minutes
40 EGPEl King 402100 Super MB 350 minutes
60 EGPEl King 604000 Super MB500 minutes

You can manage and check your El King plan (and balance) by dialing #0#.

If you renew your El King plan, then unused data and minutes roll-over to the new month.

TIP: Dial #1000# to double your bucket allowance for 1 month after buying a new Orange line.

If you need more Super MB or minutes, then you can purchase one of these buckets by dialing #0#:

PriceData BucketsMinutes Buckets
3 EGPN/A60 minutes
5 EGP500 Super MBN/A
5 EGPN/A160 minutes
10 EGP1000 Super MBN/A
15 EGP1500 Super MBN/A
20 EGPN/A600 minutes
Orange Egypt Control Plus Tariff Plan

The Control Plus Tariff Plan is a rate plan that uses a unit system that can be used for data, minutes, and SMS.

The following unit rates are charged:

  • Data: 1 unit/MB
  • On-net calls: 1 unit/minute
  • Off-net calls: 5 units/minute
  • On-net SMS: 1 unit/SMS
  • Off-net SMS: 5 units/SMS
Orange Egypt Control Plus Tariff Plan
© Orange Egypt

The following Control Plus tariff plans are available, which are all valid for 30 days:

PriceRate PlanUnits“Unlimited” On-Net CallsPlus SocialContinuous WhatsApp*
20 EGPControl 251000 unitsNoNo50 MB
30 EGPControl 301200 unitsYes (400 minutes)Yes50 MB
45 EGPControl 451850 unitsYes (850 minutes)Yes200 MB
70 EGPControl 703000 unitsYes (1500 minutes)Yes200 MB

* You can still use WhatsApp with the allotted WhatsApp allowance once you are out of your units.

You can manage and check your Control Plus plan (and balance) by dialing #0# and renew it by dialing #18#.

Suppose you have unused units left when your plan renews. In that case, you can either get a discount on the renewal (100 remaining units = 1 EGP discount) or carry over unused units.

If you need more units, then you can purchase one of these buckets by dialing #0#:

PriceUnits
3 EGP60 units
5 EGP120 units
10 EGP400 units
Orange Egypt Alo Tariff Plan

The Alo tariff plan is a rate plan that charges you 0.14 EGP per MB, minute, and SMS. However, you can also buy the Alo Daily and Alo Weekly buckets that use a unit system

Orange Egypt Alo Tariff Plan
© Orange Egypt

You will be charged 0.10 EGP instead of 0.14 EGP when you call a favorite number, which can be set up by dialing #0#.

Although adding a favorite number is free (for the initial additions), you will be charged 1 EGP per month per favorite number. The maximum amount of favorite numbers you can have is three. Additionally, you can change a favorite number once a month for 1 EGP.

The following rates are when you have an active Alo bucket:

  • Data: 1 unit/MB
  • On-net calls: 1 unit/minute
  • Off-net calls: 5 units/minute
  • Calls to On-net Favorite Numbers: 0.5 unit/minute
  • Calls to Off-net Favorite Numbers: 2.5 units/minute
  • On-net SMS: 1 unit/SMS
  • Off-net SMS: 5 units/SMS

The following Alo buckets are available:

PriceBucket NameUnitsWhatsApp All DayValidity
1.5 EGPAlo Daily60 units20 MB24 hours
7 EGPAlo Weekly300 units50 MB7 days

* You can still use WhatsApp with the allotted WhatsApp allowance once you are out of your units.

You can control and check your Alo tariff plan balance by dialing #0#.

Orange Egypt Holidays Line

The Holidays Line is Orange's tourist SIM cards targeted at short-term tourists visiting Egypt.

The following two Holidays packages are available:

PricePackageDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes
261.56 EGPHolidays 10 GB 400 local minutes20 international minutes
561.56 EGPHolidays Super40 GB400 local minutes30 international minutes

Recharging your Orange Egypt SIM Card

Orange recharge vouchers are sold in Orange stores, at Orange partners, and more than 10 000 establishments throughout Egypt.

It is also possible to top-up online with a debit or credit card with the Orange app or My AccountOpens in a new tab., although only Egyptian cards are accepted. However, the Orange Self-Service Terminals (Orange SST) in Cairo Festival City, City Stars, and Orange stores do accept international debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club).

When topping up with an Orange scratch card, you can dial #100# OR #102# to redeem the voucher.

Reminder: 30% of your recharge amount will be deducted as part of local taxes and fees. For example, a 10 EGP recharge will leave you with 7 EGP.

Orange Egypt Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

Orange has one type of data-only package: their Go-Net packages, with data allowances ranging from 250 MB to 40 000 MB (costing between 7.5 EGP to 400 EGP).

Orange Egypt Go-Net Packages
© Orange Egypt

Typically, Go-Net Packages are valid for 28 days for prepaid customers. Unused data carries over to the new month. However, if you disable the carryover feature, then the package will have a 30-day validity instead of 28 days.

The carryover feature can be disabled by dialing #137#.

The following Go-Net Packages are available:

PricePlan NameData
7.5 EGPGo-Net 7.5250 MB
15 EGPGo-Net 15750 MB
30 EGOGo-Net 301800 MB
45 EGPGo-Net 452800 MB
60 EGPGo-Net 604250 MB
75 EGPGo-Net 755500 MB
100 EGPGo-Net 1009000 MB
150 EGPGo-Net 15012 000 MB
250 EGPGo-Net 25020 000 MB
400 EGPGo-Net 40040 000 MB 

You can purchase and manage (and check balance) your Go-Net packages by dialing #222#.

Orange Egypt APN Settings

  • Name: Orange Egypt
  • APN: mobinil

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Etisalat Egypt

Etisalat Egypt Logo

Etisalat EgyptOpens in a new tab., just Etisalat, is the third-largest operator in Egypt, only slightly behind Orange Egypt.

Etisalat is an Emirati company operating in many Middle Eastern countries and a few North African ones.

This is what you will learn about Etisalat:

* Coverage
* How to Get a SIM Card, SIM Card Prices & Tariff Plans
* Etisalat Welcome Line (Tourist SIM Card)
* Recharge Cards, Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* Demagh Tanya
* APN Settings

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

Jump to Vodafone Egypt | Jump to Orange Egypt | Jump to WE (Telecom Egypt)

Etisalat Egypt Coverage

Etisalat has great coverage throughout Egypt. At least, in the populated areas, like the other Egyptian telcos.

Etisalat's coverage is not as extensive as Vodafone's, but it is on par with Orange.

Etisalat does have a coverage map on their websiteOpens in a new tab.. However, it is rather ugly, and it does not show its 4G/LTE network. Therefore, I will show you a coverage map produced by Speedtest.

Getting an Etisalat Egypt Prepaid SIM Card & Price

You can buy an Etisalat SIM card, called Ahlan, for 20 EGP in Etisalat stores, from select dealers,Opens in a new tab. and several international airports. An Ahlan SIM card will include 10 EGP in credit. You can also get a data-only SIM card, called Mongez Prepaid, for 10 EGP.

Etisalat sells SIM cards at Cairo International Airport, Marsa Alam International Airport, and Hurghada International Airport.

If you have forgotten your Etisalat Egypt phone number, dial *974# OR send a blank SMS to 555 to retrieve your phone number.

Etisalat has several tariff plans for its Ahlan SIM cards, which are mostly for minutes and SMS, but some plans include data. If you plan on getting an internet package, then it does not matter which Ahlan tariff plan you choose.

The following Etisalat tariff plans are available:

Let's go through each tariff plan. Click on the links above to jump to the tariff plan you are interested in.

Note: Hekaya is another Etisalat tariff plan. It is targeted to families who have multiple lines with Etisalat, allowing them to get double the social data and on-net minutes. As this type of plan falls outside the scope of plans I cover in my guides, Hekaya will not be discussed. However, you can go to the Etisalat Hekaya pageOpens in a new tab. for more information about this plan.

Etisalat Ahlan New Daily Plans

The New Daily Plan rate plan is a daily tariff plan that used MIX units that you can spend on data, minutes, and SMS.

When using MIX, you will be charged 1 MIX for 1 MB, 1 MIX for 1 on-net minute, and 1 MIX for 1 on-net SMS.

The following New Daily Plans are available:

PriceMIXOff-Net Minutes With MixLocal Calls Without MIXData Without MIXSMS Without MIXValidityActivation Code
0.5 EGPN/AN/A5 minutes 1.75 EGP (for 24 MB)0.10 EGP/SMS1 day*976#
1.5 EGP55 MIX5 MIX + 0.14 EGP Dial Fee0.14 EGP0.14 EGP/MB0.30 EGP/SMS1 day*972#
2.5 EGP120 MIX5 MIX + 0.14 EGP Dial Fee0.14 EGP0.14 EGP/MB0.30 EGP/SMS1 day*973#

You can manage your New Daily Plan by dialing *975# (only for the 1.5 EGP and 2.5 EGP plans). Those on the 0.5 EGP plan can check their balance by calling 525.

Existing Etisalat customers can call 525 to migrate to any of the New Daily Plans or by dialing the Activation Code of the plan of choice.

For example, if you want to subscribe to the 1.5 EGP New Daily Plan, you would dial *972#.

Etisalat Egypt New Daily Plans
© Etisalat Egypt
Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Weekly Tariffs

The Ahlan Weekly Tariffs are two rate plans (Ahlan 3 Pts All Week and Ahlan Kol 7aga All Week) valid for 7 days.

Etisalat Egypt Ahlan 3 Pts All Week Tariffs

The Ahlan 3 Pts All Week Plan costs 9 EGP and grant 10 EGP in credit for the plan. The plan reduces the rates for data, minutes, and SMS to 0.03 EGP (3 Pts).

Below is a rate overview:

ActionPrice
Bundle Data0.03 EGP/MB
Bundle Minutes0.03 EGP/min
Bundle SMS0.03 EGP/SMS
Out of Bundle Data0.50 EGP/MB
Out of Bundle Local Calls0.19 EGP/min
Out of Bundle On-Net SMS0.19 EGP/SMS
Out of Bundle Off-Net SMS0.30 EGP/SMS

To subscribe to Ahlan 3 Pts All Week, send a black SMS to 7772 OR call 525.

To check your Ahlan 3 Pts All Week balance, dial *888#. Sending a blank SMS to 772 will allow you to see your balance as well, but you will be charged 0.05 EGP per inquiry when using the latter method.

Those on Ahlan 3 Pts All Week can choose to purchase a Connect Mobile Internet Bundle instead of being charged 0.03 EGP/MB.

Note that existing customers will be charged a subscription fee of 1.5 EGP when switching to Ahlan 3 Pts All Week, while new customers will be charged nothing.

Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Weekly Plans
© Etisalat Egypt
Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Kol 7aga All Week

The Ahlan Kol 7aga All Week tariff rate plan is actually a bundle costing 12 EGP that includes 40 MB, 420 on-net minutes, and 40 on-net SMS for 7 days.

Out of bundle actions will be charged as per the following:

  • Out of bundle data: 0.50 EGP/MB
  • Out of bundle local calls: 0.14 EGP/min
  • Out of bundle local SMS: 0.30 EGP/SMS

To subscribe to Ahlan Kol 7aga All Week, call 525.

Etisalat Egypt 15 pts Kol 7aga Tariff Plan

The 15 pts Kol 7aga rate plan, also known as the Everything plan, is a tariff plan where you will be charged 0.15 EGP (15 pt) per MB, minute, and SMS.

To subscribe to 15 pts Kol 7aga, send a blank SMS to 339.

Etisalat Egypt 15 pts Kol 7aga Plan
© Etisalat Egypt
Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Baladna

The Ahlan Baladna rate plan is a tariff plan for residents of Alexandria, the Delta Canal, and Sinai regions. Ahlan Balanda gives 120 on-net minutes between midnight (0:00/12 AM) and 15:00 (3 PM) as long as you call within the said regions. Otherwise, you will be charged 0.14 EGP per minute.

To subscribe to Ahlan Baladna, send a black SMS to 441 OR call 525.

Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Baladna Plan
© Etisalat Egypt
Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Super Yes

The Ahlan Super Yes rate plan is a tariff plan that allows you to select 10 favorite numbers. When calling or texting to those favorite numbers, you will be charged 0.07 EGP per minute or SMS.

Setting up favorite numbers can be done by calling 525.

You can still call to non-favorite numbers, but you will be charged the following rates:

ActionPrice
On-Net Call0.15 EGP/min
Off-Net Call0.25 EGP/min
SMS0.30 EGP/SMS

To subscribe to Ahlan Super Yes, send a black SMS to 224 OR call 525.

Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Super Yes Plan
© Etisalat Egypt
Etisalat Egypt Ahlan Per Second

The Ahlan Per Second rate plan is a tariff plan which charges you the same rate per second, depending on when you are making a call.

The following rates will be charged with Ahlan Per Second:

ActionPrice
Local Call Between 0:00 – 6:000.03 EGP/min
Local Call Between 6:00 – 24:000.04 EGP/min
International Call0.12 EGP/min
0:00 – 6:00 = 12 AM – 6 AM, 6:00-24:00 = 6 AM – 12 AM

To subscribe to Ahlan Super Yes, send a black SMS to 6080 OR call 525.

Be aware that existing customers will be charged a subscription fee of 1.5 EGP when switching to Ahlan Super Yes, while new customers will be charged nothing.

Etisalat Egypt Welcome Line

The Welcome Line is a rate plan for tourists visiting Egypt.

The following rates will be charged with the Welcome Line:

ActionPrice
Local Call0.25 EGP/min
International Call3.5 EGP/min
Local SMS0.30 EGP/min
International SMS0.99 EGP/min
Data1.25 EGP for 6 MB/day, 25 EGP per subsequent MB 

Do note that plans specifically made for the Welcome Line are sold at select international airports (Tourist 175, Tourist 350, and Tourist 525). These plans are not advertised anywhere, except for at airports, and an Etisalat airport salesperson may encourage you to buy one of these plans instead of a regular, more affordable, internet or combo plan.

Etisalat Egypt Welcome Line
© Etisalat Egypt

Recharging your Etisalat Egypt SIM Card

Etisalat recharge cards are sold in denominations between 2 EGP to 50 EGP in many shops throughout Egypt. It is also possible to recharge onlineOpens in a new tab..

To redeem an Etisalat recharge card, dial *556*VoucherCode# (quick recharge method).

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *556*123456#.

You can also recharge your Etisalat SIM card by dialing 555 and following the instructions. This method is known as normal recharge.

Reminder: 30% of your recharge amount will be deducted as part of local taxes and fees. For example, a 10 EGP recharge will leave you with 7 EGP.

It is possible to convert your regular recharge card into an Akwa Kart, which gives you certain benefits instead of being charged as per your tariff plan.

Etisalat Egypt Akwa Kart Recharges

When choosing or converting your reload into Akwa Kart, the recharge will include data (Mega X), minutes, and Mix.

The following Akwa Kart Recharge Cards or benefits are available:

Recharge CardMIX Or Local MinutesMega XSocial Minutes & Video MinutesValidity
2 EGP30 + 20 WhatsApp MBN/AN/AEnd of the day
4.25 EGP190 + 50 MB 380 + 50 WhatsApp MB 70End of the day
5 EGP2004001202 days
7 EGP3006001803 days
9 EGP400 + 50 MB800 + 50 WhatsApp MB2404 days
10 EGP4509003007 days
15 EGP75015004207 days
25 EGP1100N/AN/A14 days
30 EGP700N/AN/A28 days
50 EGP1300N/AN/A28 days

You will be charged based on the TIME you spent on a social or video app, NOT based on data consumption with social and video minutes. It is unknown which apps are charged as social and video minutes. If you happen to know, please send me a message.

You need to be aware of the following things:

  • On-net calls: 1 MIX/min
  • Off-net calls: 5 MIX/min
  • Social data (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Google Maps, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat & Twitter): 1 Mega X/MB
  • Non-social data: 2 Mega X/MB
  • Video data (YouTube, Shahid, Viu, Etisalat TV & Netflix): 1 Mega X/MB

To redeem or activate Akwa Kart, dial *811#.

Etisalat Egypt Akwa Kart Recharge
© Etisalat Egypt

Etisalat Egypt Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

Etisalat has several types of bundles for the Ahlan SIM card, called Menu El Geneih and Super Connect, and bundles for the Mongez Prepaid SIM card, called Mongez Prepaid.

The following plans are available for Ahlan:

The following plans are available for Mongez, which are all data-only:

Let's go through each plan. Click on the links above to jump to the bundle of choice.

Etisalat Egypt Super Connect Daily & Monthly Bundles

The Super Connect Daily & Monthly Bundles are data-only bundles.

The following Daily & Monthly Bundles are available:

PriceBundleDataValidityActivation Code
1 EGPEGP 1/day 50 MB Until midnight*566#
7.5 EGPConnect 7.5250 MB28 days*566*75#
15 EGPConnect 15750 MB28 days*566*15#
30 EGPConnect 301800 MB28 days*566*30#
45 EGPConnect 452800 MB28 days*566*45#
60 EGPConnect 604250 MB28 days*566*60#
100 EGPConnect 1009000 MB28 days*566*100#
150 EGP Connect 15012 000 MB28 days*566*150#

Unused data from the Monthly Bundles (Connect 7.5 – Connect 150) carries over to the month (28 days) if auto-renewal is successful.

The Daily & Monthly Bundles auto-renew when there is enough credit. To disable auto-renewal for the Daily Bundle (EGP 1/day), text s to 566. To unsubscribe from the monthly bundles, dial *566#.

If more data is needed for a Monthly Bundle, you can get a Connect Add-On.

Etisalat Egypt Super Connect Monthly Bundles Add-Ons

The Connect Add-Ons are data add-ons for the Super Connect Monthly Bundles for those who want more data and do not want to pay the 0.15 EGP/MB data overuse rate.

The following Connect Add-Ons are available:

PriceAdd-OnData
7.5 EGPConnect Add-On 7.5250 MB
15 EGPConnect Add-On 15750 MB
30 EGPConnect Add-On 301800 MB

Connect Add-Ons can be purchased by calling 566.

Etisalat Egypt Super Connect X Bundles

The Super Connect X Bundles are data-only bundles using the Mega X system. Select sites and apps, referred to as Social Protocols and Streaming Protocols, consume 1 Mega X. In comparison, other sites will use 2 Mega X, making the bundles promote social use.

When on a social or streaming site, or using the app of a social or streaming site, you will consume 1 Mega X per 1 MB, whereas visiting any other site will consume 2 Mega X per 1 MB.

The following sites and apps are part of the Social Protocols and Streaming Protocols:

  • Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp

The following sites and apps are part of the Streaming Protocols:

  • Anghami
  • Shadid
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube

The following Super Connect X Bundles are available:

PriceDataProtocolsActivation Code
5 EGP350 Mega XSocial OR Streaming5
10 EGP1000 Mega XSocial OR Streaming10
20 EGP2250 Mega XSocial OR Streaming20
35 EGP4500 Mega XSocial OR Streaming35
50 EGP7000 Mega XSocial OR Streaming50
75 EGP11 000 Mega XSocial OR Streaming75
125 EGP21 000 Mega XSocial AND Streaming125
250 EGP48 000 Mega XSocial AND Streaming250
400 EGP90 000 Mega XSocial AND Streaming400

To activate a Super Connect X Bundle, text the Activation Code to 090.

Those on a Super Connect X Bundle with a bundle priced equal or less than 75 EGP have to choose whether they want their Mega X to work on the Social Protocols OR the Streaming Protocols. Those on bundles prices 125 EGP or more will have sites and apps in both protocols charged at 1 Mega X.

The validity of a Super Connect Bundle depends on whether you want to let the bundle auto-renew or not. If you enable auto-renew, then the bundle will renew every 28 days, and unused Mega X carries over to the next period. If you do not want the auto-renew feature, then the bundle will be valid for 30 days, and unused data will be forfeited.

Super Connect X Bundles can by managed by dialing *566#, such as enabling or disabling auto-renewal, checking balance, and selecting protocols.

Super Connect X Bundles can be upgraded with Super Connect X Add-Ons.

Etisalat Egypt Super Connect X Add-Ons

The Super Connect X Add-Ons are data add-ons for the Super Connect X Bundles for those who want more data and do not want to pay the 0.15 EGP/MB data overuse rate.

The following Super Connect X Add-Ons are available:

PriceDataActivation
5 EGP350 Mega X05
10 EGP1000 Mega X010
20 EGP2250 Mega X020

Super Connect X Add-On benefits expire when a Super Connect X Bundle auto-renews or expires.

To activate a Super Connect X Add-On, text the Activation Code to 090.

For example, if you want 350 Mega X (5 EGP), you would text 05 to 090.

Etisalat Egypt Super Connect By Time

The Super Connect by Time Bundles, also known as Internet Minutes Monthly Bundles, are social-focused data-only bundles where you will be charged based on the time you spent on select apps instead of data used.

For example, you could use 10 GB on YouTube within an hour (60 minutes) with a Super Connect by Time Bundle and only be charged for those 60 minutes and not for the consumed 10 GB.

There are four types of Internet Minutes Monthly Bundles, which are:

Let's go through each type of Super Connect By Time bundle. Click on the links above to jump to your bundle of choice.

Note that you can combine different types of Internet Minutes Monthly Bundles. For example, you can have a Video Minutes Bundle and a Music Minutes Bundle activated at the same time while subscribed to a Connect Plan.

Etisalat Egypt Social Minutes

The Social Minutes bundles are time-based bundles where you will be charged on how long you use YouTube, Shadid.net, Viu, Etisalat TV, and Netflix instead of actual data usage.

The following Social Minutes bundles are available:

PriceInternet MinutesValidityActivation Code
3.5 EGP60 social minutes1 day*566*721#
5 EGP120 social minutes2 days*566*722#
7 EGP180 social minutes3 days*566*723#
10 EGP300 social minutes7 days*566*724#
15 EGP420 social minutes7 days*566*725#
Etisalat Egypt Video Minutes

The Video Minutes bundles are time-based bundles where you will be charged on how long you use Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and WhatsApp instead of actual data usage.

The following Video Minutes bundles are available:

PriceInternet MinutesValidityActivation Code
3.5 EGP60 video minutes1 day*566*726#
5 EGP120 video minutes2 days*566*727#
7 EGP180 video minutes3 days*566*728#
10 EGP300 video minutes7 days*566*729#
15 EGP420 video minutes7 days*566*730#
Etisalat Egypt Gaming Minutes

The Gaming Minutes bundles are time-based bundles where you will be charged on how long you use Call of Duty, PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and Etisalat Games instead of actual data usage.

The following Gaming Minutes bundles are available:

PriceInternet MinutesValidityActivation Code
2.5 EGP90 gaming internet minutes1 day*566*731#
3.5 EGP180 gaming internet minutes2 days*566*732#
5 EGP360 gaming internet minutes3 days*566*733#
7 EGP480 gaming internet minutes7 days*566*734#
10.5 EGP720 gaming internet minutes7 days*566*735#
Etisalat Egypt Music Minutes

The Music Minutes bundles are time-based bundles where you will be charged on how long you use Anghami, Soundcloud, Deezer, Spotify, Etisalat Music, and iTunes instead of actual data usage.

The following Music Minutes bundles are available:

PriceInternet MinutesValidityActivation Code
2.5 EGP90 music internet minutes1 day*566*736#
3.5 EGP180 music internet minutes2 days*566*737#
5 EGP360 music internet minutes3 days*566*738#
7 EGP480 music internet minutes7 days*566*739#
10.5 EGP720 music internet minutes7 days*566*740#
Etisalat Egypt Welcome Line Packages

The Welcome Line Packages, also known as the Traveler Packages, are the combo plans sold at select international airports when buying an Etisalat Welcome Line.

These plans are not sold in any regular Etisalat store. Most salespersons in those shops may not know what you are referring to when mentioning one of these plans.

The following Etisalat Traveler packages are available:

PricePackageDataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
175 EGPTraveler 175/Traveler 15 GB500 local minutes10 international minutes500 SMS30 days
350 EGPTraveler 350/Traveler 210 GB1500 local minutes25 international minutes1000 SMS30 days
525 EGPTraveler 525/Traveler 320 GB3500 local minutes50 international minutes2000 SMS30 days

All the plans listed below are exclusively for the Mongez data-only SIM card.

Etisalat Egypt Mongez Prepaid Rate Plans

The Mongez Prepaid Rate plans are plans for the Mongez Pre-Paid data-only SIM card. Although they are called rate plans, you can only use data with these plans.

The following Mongez Prepaid Rate Plans are available:

PricePlanData (Basic Quota)Bonus Quota*SpeedsOut of Bundle Rates
25 EGPMax 25 EGP1.25 GBN/AUp to 7.2 Mbps20 EGP/GB
40 EGPDouble 40 EGP1.5 GB1.5 GBUp to 7.2 MbpsAdd-On Needed
90 EGPDouble 90 EGP4 GB4 GBUp to 7.2 MbpsAdd-On Needed
140 EGPDouble 140 EGP7 GB7 GBUp to 21 MbpsAdd-On Needed
240 EGPMax 240 EGP20 GBN/AUp to 42 MbpsUnlimited data at 64 Kbps **

* Bonus quota will and can be consumed between 2:00 and 14:00 (2 AM – 2 PM), whereas basic quota can be used at all hours of the day.
** A high-speed add-on can be purchased for 20 EGP, giving you 1 GB of high-speed data

Etisalat Egypt Mongez Prepaid Rate Plans Extra GBs

If you are out of data with the Double 40 EGP, Double 90 EGP, or Double 140 Mongez Prepaid Rate Plans, data usage will be blocked, but you will be allowed to buy more data (Extra GBs or Daily Add-Ons).

The following Extra GBs options are available:

PriceExtra GBsData (Basic Quota)Bonus QUota
15 EGPExtra 15 EGP500 MB500 MB
25 EGPExtra 25 EGP1 GB1 GB
Etisalat Egypt Daily Add-Ons

The Mongez Daily Add-Ons are daily bundles for the Mongez Prepaid SIM card.

The following Mongez Daily Add-Ons are available:

PriceAdd-OnDataSpeedsValidityActivation Code
3 EGPExtra All Day 125 MBUp to 3.6 Mbps Until the end of the day1
3 EGPExtra All Night300 MBUp to 3.6 Mbps 2:00 – 14:00 (2 AM – 2 PM)2
3 EGPExtra Speed 50 MBUp to 7.2 Mbps Until the end of the day3

To activate a Mongez Daily Add-On, text the Activation Code to 590.

For example, if you want to buy the Extra All Day Add-On (3 EGP for 125 MB), you would text 1 to 590.

Mongez Daily Add-Ons can be combined, and multiple Daily Add-Ons can be purchased at the same time.

Etisalat Egypt Mongez Pre-Paid

The Mongez Pre-Paid plans are standard data-only bundles.

The following Mongez bundles are available:

PriceBundleValidity
30 EGPMongez 3030 days 
45 EGPMongez 4530 days 
60 EGPMongez 6030 days 
100 EGPMongez 10030 days 
150 EGPMongez 15090 days
250 EGPMongez 25090 days
400 EGPMongez 40090 days
600 EGPMongez 600180 days

To activate a Mongez bundle, dial *130#.

Mongez Bundles can be supplemented with Add-Ons.

Etisalat Egypt Mongez Pre-Paid Add-Ons

The Mongez Pre-Paid Add-Ons are data add-ons for when you are out of Mongez data but do not want to pay 0.25 EGP/MB.

The following Mongez Pre-Paid Add-Ons are available:

PriceAdd-OnDataEligibilityActivation Code
5 EGPExtra UL Social 5 EGP500 MBAll Mongez Rate Plans*130#
10 EGPExtra 10 EGP500 MBAll Mongez Rate Plans*130#
10 EGPExtra UL Social EGP 101 GBAll Mongez Rate Plans*130#
20 EGPExtra 20 EGP1 GB All Mongez Rate Plans*130#
25 EGPSocial Boost (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp & Snapchat)5 GB – 7 GBMongez 30, Mongez 45 & Mongez 60*527#
25 EGPMusic & Video Boost (YouTube, SoundCloud, Anghamo & TuneIn)5 GB – 7 GBMongez 30, Mongez 45 & Mongez 60*527#
50 EGPSocial, Music & Video Boost (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp & Snapchat + YouTube, SoundCloud, Anghamo & TuneIn)15 GBMongez 100, Mongez 150, Mongez 250 & Mongez 400*527#

A Mongez Pre-Paid Add-On will expire when a Mongez Pre-Paid Bundle expires.

Etisalat Egypt Connect

The Connect plans are bundles specifically for the Mongez data-only SIM card. They should not be confused with Super Connect or Connect X.

The following Connect plans are available:

PricePlanData
10 EGPConnect 10500 MB
25 EGPConnect 251.25 GB
50 EGPConnect 503 GB
100 EGPConnect 1007 GB
150 EGPConnect 150 12 GB

You can activate a Connect plan by dialing *566#.

You can also buy Super Social Unlimited Add-Ons for your Connect Plan.

Etisalat Egypt Super Social Unlimited Add-Ons

The Super Social Unlimited Add-Ons are add-ons for the Connect plans.

The following Super Social Unlimited Add-Ons are available:

PriceAdd-OnDataApps
5 EGPExtra 5 EGP150 MBN/A
5 EGPExtra Social 5 EGP Unlimited*500 MB on Social Protocols Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp & Snapchat 
5 EGPExtra Music and Video 5 EGP500 MB on Music & Video Protocols YouTube, SoundCloud, Anghamo & TuneIn
7 EGPExtra Super Social Unlimited 7 EGP*350 MB on Social Protocols, 50 MB on other sites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp & Snapchat + other sites
15 EGPSuper Social Unlimited*750 MB on Social Protocols, 100 MB on other websites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp & Snapchat + other sites

* Upon exhausting your allowance, you can still use the apps in the said protocols at 32 Kbps

You can activate a Super Social Unlimited Add-On by dialing *566#.

Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya

Demagh Tanya is Etisalat's new 30-day or 90-day plan that allows you to fully customize your plan in terms of data (Mega X), minutes (units), and extras, such as dedicated data allowances for TikTok, select social media apps, and select games.

Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya
© Etisalat Egypt

Demagh Tanya may look similar to other types of bundles and plans that use the Mega X and units system. The main difference between all the other Etisalat plans and Demagh Tanya is that you can choose whether a plan is valid for 30 days or 90 days and the allowances.

Demagh Tanya plans can be set up on the Etisalat websiteOpens in a new tab. or on the My Etisalat App.

Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Plan Example
A random Demagh Tanya plan with 3000 Mega X, 200 units for minutes and SMS, 500 Social data, and 1000 Streaming data, costing me 73 EGP.

In addition to your plan set up, you can choose one Etisalat service. The choices are:

  • Etisalat Music
  • Etisalat Sports (Local Football, Africann Football, International Football & Fitness)

The following options and prices are available:

  • Internet (Mega X)
  • Minutes & SMS (Units)
  • TikTok
  • Gaming (PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, Candy Crush & Clash of Kings)
  • Social (TikTok, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat)
  • Streaming (Anghami, SoundCloud, YouTube, Shadid & Etisalat Music)

Do note that minimum bundle requirements apply. For the 30-day plan, you need to have at least 700 Mega X and 150 Units for minutes and SMS, making the minimum price 29 EGP. For the 90-day plan, you need to have at least 6000 Mega X and 400 Units for minutes and SMS, making the minumum price 108 EGP.

Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Internet Options

The following data options are available if you choose a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueMega X
29 EGP20 EGP700 Mega X
38 EGP26 EGP2000 Mega X
49 EGP34 EGP3000 Mega X
61 EGP42 EGP4000 Mega X
70 EGP49 EGP5000 Mega X
79 EGP55 EGP6000 Mega X
86 EGP60 EGP7000 Mega X
90 EGP63 EGP8000 Mega X
99 EGP69 EGP9000 Mega X
106 EGP74 EGP 10 000 Mega X
113 EGP79 EGP11 000 Mega X
121 EGP84 EGP12 000 Mega X
132 EGP92 EGP13 500 Mega X
140 EGP98 EGP15 000 Mega X
155 EGP108 EGP17 000 Mega X
169 EGP118 EGP19 000 Mega X
182 EGP127 EGP21 000 Mega X
196 EGP137 EGP23 000 Mega X
209 EGP146 EGP25 000 Mega X
225 EGP157 EGP27 500 Mega X

The following data options are available if you choose a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueMega X
108 EGP75 EGP6000 Mega X
136 EGP95 EGP9000 Mega X
166 EGP116 EGP12 000 Mega X
216 EGP151 EGP18 000 Mega X
269 EGP188 EGP27 000 Mega X
305 EGP213 EGP33 000 Mega X
405 EGP283 EGP51 000 Mega X
562 EGP393 EGP82 500 Mega X

You will be charged 1 Mega X per MB if you use one of the select Social or Streaming apps. Any other website will be charged 2 MB per MB.

  • Social Applications: TikTok, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat
  • Streaming (Anghami, SoundCloud, YouTube, Shadid & Etisalat Music

Additional notes:

For the 30-day plans:

  • Bundles with fewer than 21 000 Mega X can use social OR streaming apps for 1 Mega X and 2 Mega X for any other websites (so you have to choose your protocol).
  • Bundles with equal or greater than 21 000 Mega X can use social AND streaming apps for 1 Mega X from your bundle and other websites for 2 Mega X from your bundle.

For the 90-day plans:

  • Bundles fewer than 33 000 Mega X can use social OR streaming for 1 Mega X and 2 Mega X for any other websites (so you have to choose your protocol).
  • Bundles with equal or greater than 33 000 Mega X can use social AND streaming apps for 1 Mega X from your bundle and other websites for 2 Mega X from your bundle.
Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Minutes & SMS Options

The following minutes and SMS options are available if you choose a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueMinutes & SMS Units
29 EGP20 EGP150 Units
32 EGP22 EGP200 Units
35 EGP24 EGP300 Units
39 EGP77 EGP400 Units
43 EGP30 EGP500 Units
46 EGP32 EGP600 Units
49 EGP34 EGP700 Units
52 EGP36 EGP800 Units
55 EGP38 EGP900 Units
58 EGP40 EGP1000 Units
63 EGP44 EGP1200 Units
68 EGP47 EGP1400 Units
72 EGP50 EGP1600 Units
76 EGP53 EGP1800 Units
80 EGP56 EGP2000 Units
88 EGP61 EGP2500 Units
93 EGP65 EGP3000 Units
99 EGP69 EGP3500 Units
105 EGP73 EGP4000 Units

The following minutes and SMS options are available if you choose a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueMinutes & SMS Units
108 EGP75 EGP400 Units
130 EGP91 EGP1000 Units
163 EGP114 EGP2000 Units
232 EGP162 EGP5000 Unts
268 EGP187 EGP7500 Units
289 EGP202 EGP10 000 Units
318 EGP222 EGP12 500 Units
346 EGP242 EGP15 000 Units

The following rates are charged with the unit system:

  • On-net calls: 1 Unit/min
  • Off-net calls: 5 Units/min
  • Local SMS: 1 Unit/SMS
Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya TikTok Add-On

The TikTok add-on is a dedicated bundle for TikTok.

The following TikTok bundles can be added if you have a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueTikTok Data
6 EGP4 EGP512 MB
10 EGP7 EGP1024 MB

The following TikTok bundles can be added if you have a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueTikTok Data
5 EGP4 EGP512 MB
10 EGP7 EGP1024 MB
Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Gaming Add-On

The Gaming add-on is a data bundle with a dedicated data allowance for PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, Cancy Crush & Clash of Kings.

The following Gaming bundles can be added if you have a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueGaming Data
6 EGP4 EGP512 MB
10 EGP7 EGP1024 MB

The following Gaming bundles can be added if you have a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueGaming Data
5 EGP4 EGP512 MB
10 EGP7 EGP1024 MB
Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Social Add-On

The Social add-on is a data bundle with a dedicated data allowance for TikTok, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat.

The following Social bundles can be added if you have a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueSocial Data
7 EGP5 EGP500 MB
14 EGP10 EGP1000 MB
29 EGP20 EGP2500 MB

The following Social bundles can be added if you have a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueSocial Data
7 EGP5 EGP500 MB
16 EGP11 EGP1000 MB
28 EGP20 EGP2500 MB

Do note that you can still use the social app at reduced speeds if you are out of regular data and social data (64 Kbps). However, fair use policies are in place, which are mentioned below.

For the 30-day plans:

Internet Bundle Mega XSocial Data Fair Usage Policy (Upon Exhaustion)
700 Mega X140 MB
2000 Mega X200 MB
3000 – 13 500 Mega X400 MB
15 000 – 19 000 Mega X1000 MB
21 000 – 27 500 Mega X1750 MB

For the 90-day plans:

Internet Bundle Mega XSocial Data Fair Usage Policy (Upon Exhaustion)
6000 Mega X600 MB
9000 – 33 000 Mega X1000 MB
51 000 Mega X2500 MB
82 500 Mega X5500 MB
Etisalat Egypt Demagh Tanya Streaming Add-On

The Streaming add-on is a data bundle with a dedicated data allowance for Anghami, SoundCloud, YouTube, Shadid & Etisalat Music.

The following Streaming bundles can be added if you have a 30-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueStreaming Data
7 EGP5 EGP500 MB
14 EGP10 EGP1000 MB
29 EGP20 EGP2500 MB

The following Streaming bundles can be added if you have a 90-day validity for your customized Demagh Tanya plan:

PriceRecharge ValueStreaming Data
7 EGP5 EGP500 MB
16 EGP11 EGP1000 MB
28 EGP20 EGP2500 MB

Etisalat Egypt APN Settings

  • Name: Etisalat
  • APN: etisalat OR internet.etisalat (for Mongez Data SIM)

RELATED GUIDES:

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WE by Telecom Egypt

We by Egypt Telecom Logo

WE, by Telecom EgyptOpens in a new tab., just WE, is the Egypt's first 4G/LTE-only mobile operator.

Telecom Egypt itself has a monopoly on Egypt’s landline communications, and Telecom Egypt is mostly owned by the Egyptian government (80%).

Telecom Egypt has a minority stake in Vodafone Egypt (45%). However, Telecom Egypt decided to enter the Egyptian mobile telecom market after seeing the successes Vodafone Egypt, Orange Egypt, and Etisalat Egypt were having.

This is what you will learn about WE:

* Coverage
* How to Get a SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Recharge Cards, Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

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WE (Telecom Egypt) Coverage

WE has good coverage in Egypt, with populated areas being covered by WE.

WE has 2G and 3G roaming agreements with both Orange and Etisalat in areas they do not have their own 4G/LTE coverage, which is why WE's coverage looks similar to the ones of Orange and Etisalat.

Like with the other Egyptian operators, you should not expect any coverage in Western, Central, Southern, and most of Eastern Egypt.

WE has no official coverage map on their site, like every other Egyptian operator, so I will use one produced by the Speedtest app.

Getting a WE (Telecom Egypt) SIM Card & Price

You can get a WE prepaid SIM card for 76.56 EGP in Telecom Egypt stores.

It is also possible to buy a WE SIM card in Telecom Egypt stores at Cairo International Airport.

Unlike the other Egyptian operators, WE only has one starter plan: the Pay As You Go plan. You will be charged 0.12 EGP per MB, minute, or SMS with this plan if you do not buy a package.

Recharging your WE (Telecom Egypt) SIM Card

WE scratch cards are sold in Telecom Egypt storesOpens in a new tab. and many other retailers throughout Egypt. You can also get e-vouchers or recharge through Fawry, Masary, and Bee. Online recharge on the WE websiteOpens in a new tab. is available too.

The following recharge scratch cards are available:

Reload CardActual BalanceValidity
2.5 EGP125 Units*12 hours
5 EGP3.5 EGPUnknown**
10 EGP7 EGP30 days
15 EGP10.5 EGP30 days
25 EGP17.5 EGP30 days
30 EGP21 EGP30 days
40 EGP28 EGP30 days
50 EGP35 EGP30 days
60 EGP42 EGP30 days
75 EGP52.5 EGP30 days
100 EGP70 EGP30 days
150 EGP105 EGP30 days

* 1 MB = 1 unit. 1 on-net minute or on-net SMS = 1 unit. 1 off-net minute or off-net SMS = 5 units.
** If you know the credit validity of the 5 EGP scratch card, please let me know.

To redeem your WE scratch card, dial *555*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *555*123456#.

Dial *550# to check your WE balance. Do note that a balance inquiry costs 0.05 EGP per inquiry.

Reminder: 30% of your recharge amount will be deducted as part of local taxes and fees. That is why there is a difference in reload denominations and your actual balance.

WE (Telecom Egypt) Agda3 Kart Recharges

The Agda3 Kart recharge cards are another way to reload your WE SIM card. Instead of only airtime charged at standard rates (0.12 EGP), you can choose to get credit and free units, to convert credits to units, or get data.

Note: It is possible to convert regular recharge credit to Agda3 Kart credit by dialing *500#.

The following Agda3 Kart combinations are available:

  • Credit only = reload balance (+ free units in some cases) – *555*VoucherCode# (+ *501#)
  • More units = reload balance converted into units – *566*VoucherCode#
  • More internet = reload balance converteed into data – *599*VoucherCode#

Note that it is not possible to alter the combinations mentioned above.

Units are charged in the following ways:

  • On-net use (on-net calls and SMS) are charged at 1 unit per minute or SMS
  • Off-net use (off-net calls and SMS) are charged at 5 units per minute or SMS
  • Units for data are charged at 1 unit per MB

Below are the perk activation instructions for each method:

  • If you want credits that should be charged at standard rates, you would dial *555*VoucherCode# (for example, *555*123456#)
  • If you want credits that should be charged at standard rates AND your reload amount comes with free units, you would dial *555*VoucherCode# THEN *501# (for example, *555*123456#, then *501#)
  • If you want more units instead of regular credits, you would dial *566*VoucherCode# (for example, *566*123456#)
  • If you want more data instead of regular credits, you would dial *599*VoucherCode# (for example, *599*123456#)

Below are all the Agda3 Kart options.

WE (Telecom Egypt) Agda3 Kart Credit + Free Units Recharges

For regular Agda3 Kart reloads, you have to activate the recharge card by dialing *555*VoucherCode#. If the reload amount comes with free units, dial *501# to activate the free units.

Agda3 KartCreditFree UnitsValidity
5 EGP3.5 EGPN/A3 days 
10 EGP5 EGP100 units7 days
15 EGP10.5 EGP150 units14 days
25 EGP17.5 EGPN/A14 days
30 EGP21 EGPN/A21 days
40 EGP28 EGPN/A30 days
50 EGP35 EGPN/A30 days
60 EGP42 EGPN/A30 days
75 EGP52.50 EGPN/A30 days
100 EGP70 EGPN/A30 days
150 EGP105 EGPN/A30 days
WE (Telecom Egypt) Agda3 Kart More Units Recharges

If you want more units with your Agda3 Kart reload, you have to activate the recharge card by dialing *566*VoucherCode#.

Agda3 KartMore UnitsValidity
5 EGP200 units3 days 
10 EGP700 units7 days
15 EGP1100 units14 days
25 EGP1300 units14 days
30 EGP1600 units21 days
40 EGP2150 units30 days
50 EGP2450 units30 days
60 EGP3250 units30 days
75 EGP4100 units30 days
100 EGP5450 units30 days
150 EGP8200 units30 days
WE (Telecom Egypt) Agda3 Kart More Internet Recharges

If you want more internet with your Agda3 Kart reload, you have to activate the recharge card by dialing *566*VoucherCode#.

Agda 3 KartDataApp Data* Validity
5 EGP125 MB125 MB for Group 1 Apps3 days 
10 EGP400 MB400 MB for Group 1 Apps7 days
15 EGP625 MB625 MB for Group 1 Apps14 days
25 EGP700 MB700 MB for Group 1 Apps14 days
30 EGP850 MB850 MB for Group 1 Apps21 days
40 EGP1100 MB1100 MB for Group 1 Apps30 days
50 EGP1475 MB1475 MB for Group 1 Apps30 days
60 EGP1725 MB1725 MB for Group 1 Apps30 days
75 EGP2100 MB2100 MB for Group 1 Apps30 days
100 EGP3100 MB3100 MB for Group 2 Apps30 days
150 EGP4975 MB4975 MB for Group 2 Apps30 days

* Group 1 Apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Anghami & Soundcloud
Group 2 Apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Anghami, Soundcloud & YouTube

Note: the listed data allowances for the More Internet options are higher on the WE website than in the table above. That is because 50% of your data allowance can be used only on select social media apps, music apps, and video streaming apps

For example, WE may say that you get 2200 MB (for 40 EGP), but 1100 MB can be used on one of the select apps, and the other 1100 MB can be used on whatever website you visit or app you use.

That is why I split the data allowances in the table above to appropriately reflect how you can use your data.

WE (Telecom Egypt) Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

WE offers several types of internet packages, which are:

Let's go through each plan. Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Note: you can check the data balance of all data packages by dialing *414# at no additional charge.

WE (Telecom Egypt) Daily Packages

The daily packages are data bundles that are valid for 24 hours.

The following two Daily Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *999*1#:

PriceDataValidity
1 EGPBetween 25 MB and 50 MB*24 hours
5 EGP315 MB24 hours

* With the 1 EGP Daily Bundle, social media usage is charged 0.5 MB per 1 MB.

For example, the data allowance for the 1 EGP Daily Package is 25 MB. Suppose you only use Instagram, which is one of the eligible social media apps,. In that case, you can use 50 MB on Instagram instead of 25 MB.

If you only use non-social media apps, then your maximum data allowance is 25 MB.

In short, your minimum data allowance is 25 MB, and your maximum data allowance is 50 MB.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Google Maps, SoundCloud, and Anghami are the selected social media apps that count half (0.5 MB per 1 GB) towards your 1 EGP Daily Bundle data allowance.

WE Telecom Egypt Daily Packages
© WE/Egypt Telecom
WE (Egypt Telecom) Mobile Internet (Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala Bundles)

The Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala Bundles are WE's standard data-only bundles.

Some apps “consume” 0.5 MB instead of 1 MB, making it possible to double your total data allowance.

Suppose you only use Facebook, which is one of the select apps that gets charged 0.5 MB per 1 MB, and your total data allowance is 100 MB. In that case, you could use a total of 200 MB (double) when only using Facebook (or any other selected app).

The following Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *900# OR *999*1#:

PriceBundleDataValidity
10 EGPInternet 10Between 625 MB to 1250 MB30 days
20 EGPInternet 20Between 1375 MB & 2750 MB 30 days
40 EGPInternet 40Between 3250 MB & 6500 MB30 days
70 EGPInternet 70Between 6250 MB & 12 500 MB30 days
100 EGPInternet 100Between 10 000 MB & 20 000 MB30 days
200 EGPInternet 200Between 23 500 MB & 47 000 MB30 days

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Google Maps, Anghami, and Soundcloud are the apps that use 0.5 MB per 1 MB (or 1 MB per 2 MB).

Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala/Mobile Internet Bundles auto-renew when there is enough credit. To disable auto-renewal, dial *999*0#.

Unused data carries over if your Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala/Mobile Internet Bundle renews successfully, or if you renew your package early by dialing *999*2#.

WE Telecom Egypt Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala Bundles
© WE/Egypt Telecom
WE (Telecom Egypt) Nitro Packages

The Nitro Packages are data-only packs. Select apps “consume” 0.5 MB instead of 1 MB, making it possible to double your total data allowance.

Suppose you only use Twitter, which is one of the select apps that get charged 0.5 MB per 1 MB, and your total data allowance is 100 MB. In that case, you could use a total of 200 MB (double) when only using Twitter (or any other selected app).

The following Nitro Packages are available:

PricePackageDataSelected AppsValidityActivation
10 EGPNitro 10Between 625 MB to 1250 MBSocial30 Days*999*10#
20 EGPNitro 20Between 1375 MB & 2750 MB Social30 Days*999*20#
40 EGPNitro 40Between 3250 MB & 6500 MBSocial & Games30 Days*999*40#
70 EGPNitro 70Between 6250 MB & 12 500 MBSocial, Games & YouTube 30 Days*999*70#
100 EGPNitro 100Between 10 000 MB & 20 000 MBSocial, Games & YouTube 30 Days*999*100#
200 EGPNitro 200Between 23 500 MB & 47 000 MBSocial, Games & YouTube 30 Days*999*200#
450 EGPNitro 450Between 50 000 MB & 100 000 MBSocial, Games & YouTube 90 Days*999*450#
  • Social apps: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google Maps, SoundCloud, Anghami, Spotify & Deezer
  • Games: PUBG, Fortnite, Clash Royale, Call of Duty Mobile, Clash of Clans & Asphalt 9
  • YouTube: YouTube (not YouTube Music nor YouTube Kids)

Nitro Packages auto-renew when there is enough credit. To disable auto-renewal, dial *999*0#.

Unused data carries over if your Nicro Package renews successfully or by renewing your package early by dialing *999*2#.

WE Telecom Egypt Nitro Packages
© WE/Egypt Telecom
WE (Telecom Egypt) Nitro Package Add-On

If you are (almost) out of data, you can purchase a Nitro Add-On, with 1000 MB, for 20 EGP by dialing *999*101#. The add-on is valid for 30 days and does not distinguish between social apps, games, or YouTube data and normal data – 1 MB = 1 MB.

WE (Telecom Egypt) X Bundles

The X Bundles are “unlimited” social media add-ons for the (Lesa El Baka Sha3’ala/Mobile Internet bundles. This means you cannot activate an X Bundle unless you have an active Lesa El Baka Sha3'ala/Mobile Internet Bundle, Daily Package, or Nitro Package.

Fair Use policies apply with the X Bundles, which will be mentioned in the comparison table.

The following X Bundles are available:

PriceBundleDataAppsActivationValidity
20 EGPX“Unlimited” (3500 MB)Facebook (no video), WhatsApp (no video), Facebook Messenger & Google Maps *990*20#30 days
50 EGPX Plus“Unlimited” (10 000 MB)Facebook (with video), WhatsApp (with video), Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps, YouTube, Anghami & Soundcloud)*990*50#30 days

You are encouraged to change YouTube video streaming quality settings to auto because of the fair-use policies imposed on these unlimited add-ons.

X Bundles auto-renew when there is enough credit. To disable auto-renewal, dial *999*21# for Bundle X and *999*51# for Bundle X Plus.

WE Telecom Egypt X Bundles
© WE/Egypt Telecom
WE (Telecom Egypt) Video Packages

The Video Packages are plans with data allowances for WE TV, YouTube, Netflix, and Shahid.net. Video Packages can be purchased as standalone plans or as add-ons to main plans.

The following Video Packages are available:

PricePackageDataValidityActivation
2 EGPDaily Video250 MB24 hours*999*250#
10 EGPWeekly Video1250 MB7 days*999*1250#
25 EGPMonthly Video3500 MB30 days*999*3500#

TIP: Lower the video quality to preserve more data (360P or 480P is recommended).

WE Telecom Egypt Video Bundles
© WE/Egypt Telecom

WE (Telecom Egypt) APN Settings

  • Name: TE Internet
  • APN: internet.te.eg

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Egypt

When looking at the prices the Egyptian operators charge, getting an Egyptian SIM card is the most affordable way to get online when in Egypt. 1.09 USD for 1 GB of data is very cheap.

Some travelers prefer other options to stay connected when traveling, and local prepaid SIM cards are not the best option for everyone.

Below are the other ways to get online while in Egypt.

International Roaming

Those with a SIM card from other Arab nations (the Middle East and North Africa) and European countries can often take advantage of relatively affordable roaming plans that frequently include Egypt.

Some operators, especially Vodafone and 3 (Three) in Europe, may allow you to roam for free while in Egypt. Paying nothing is better than paying something. Be sure to check your roaming options to see whether roaming will make sense for you or not.

Do note that even if you can roam for free in Egypt or other countries, there are some drawbacks to international roaming listed in the video below.

Those with a SIM card from other countries than Europe or Arab nations may not want to roam while in Egypt because you will probably pay full roaming rates. Standard roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, which is why international roaming has a bad name.

International SIM Cards or Travel SIM Cards

You could also consider using an international SIM card or a travel SIM card. These are useful for frequent travelers who do not want to deal with expensive roaming rates but also do not want to keep switching SIM cards all the time.

Egypt is rather lucky. It is one of the African countries (and Middle Eastern countries) where international SIM cards and travel SIM cards offer decent rates for their services, like Surfroam, SimOptions, and SimCorner.

There are many expensive and terrible international SIM cards out there, which will charge you an arm and leg for little benefits and awful service quality. The ones I mentioned earlier are international SIM cards and travel SIM cards that I have tried and that have a good track record.

You can read more about international SIM cards and travel SIM cards here.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

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

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available all the time, especially when on the road.

Although public WIFI hotspots can be found in touristy areas, expect them to be slow. Moreover, protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data and access blocked websites (like making WhatsApp calls).

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Egypt

Getting a SIM card from either Orange or Vodafone would do you well when considering an Egyptian SIM card.

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