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Finland: 3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Finland – known for (often) being the happiest country in the world, is a country in the Nordics.

Depending on who you ask, it is also part of Scandinavia, but this topic often brings up heated debates.

As a Nordic country, Finland is not known for warm weather, especially up north (but that can change thanks to lovely climate change).

However, some summer days do call for shirts and shorts; although Finns may claim they are literally melting.

While being a large country, it is a sparsely populated nation – mostly due to the climate.

As a result, however, the nature is stunning in Finland.

And of course, it is an excellent destination for winter sports activities.

Before you stream your snowboard experience, do note that international roaming can be expensive.

If you do not watch out, the roaming bill can be more expensive than your whole trip in Finland.

Luckily, there are ways to avoid roaming bills. One of these methods is by using a local SIM card, such as a Finnish one.

That way, you can enjoy local rates.

And the best part, the costs of SIM cards and mobile data are low.

You can get a Finnish SIM card for 4.90 EUR (5.15 USD) from Telia and DNA and 5.90 EUR from Elisa (6.20 USD). Telia also has a data-only SIM card starter pack with unlimited data for 24.90 EUR (26.20 USD). SIM cards are also sold at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL).

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! 🇺🇦

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

Buying a SIM Card in Finland Guide (logos of Elisa, Telia & DNA)

Original publication: 2nd of July 2021. Last updated: 19th of October 2022.


Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Finland?

Anyone living in or visiting Finland can buy a Finnish prepaid SIM card from Elisa, Telia & DNA without restrictions.

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in Iceland.

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Finland?

You can get a Finnish SIM card in Elisa, Telia & DNA stores. Resellers, like grocery stores and convenience stores, also sell SIM cards. They are also sold at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL).

You may be directed to an R-Kioski when asking for a prepaid SIM cards due to most mobile operators (prefer to) deal with postpaid customers only.

However, you will not pay a premium when buying a SIM card from a reseller, like an R-Kioski.

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

  • Elisa Finland: 5.90 EUR
  • Telia Finland: 4.90 EUR (regular) & 24.90 EUR (data-only)
  • DNA Finland: 4.90 EUR

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

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Can You Use Your Phone in Finland?

Finland uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Finland. 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 Iceland, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

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

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Finland.

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Finland

Finland has three mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Elisa Finland
  • Telia Finland
  • DNA Finland

The following frequencies are used in Finland:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Finland, 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.

5G NR in Finland

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Finland since October 2019. It is available on the Elisa, Telia & DNA networks. All mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers (for select plans).

Best SIM Card in Finland

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Finland, I recommend going with DNA. Its coverage is comparable with Elisa's and Telia's. But DNA offers much more favorable data-featured plans than its competitors. Moreover, it is Finland's fastest (5G NR) mobile operator.

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Best eSIM in Finland

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

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

Airalo has the Finn Communication eSIMs:

Finland Finn Communication eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

The Airalo links above and below will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

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

Or you can get Finland eSIMs from Nomad.

Finland eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 10 GB Finland Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

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

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

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Finland eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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

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

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

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

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

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

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

1 on 3G only

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 10.78 USD/country in Europe!

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

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Finland

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Finland, 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.

Finland Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© 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 Iceland and the following other countries:

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

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

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

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

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner

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

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Finland

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

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EU Roaming in Finland

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

Finland 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 Finland.

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

Do note that although the Åland Islands are part of Finland, they are an autonomous region of Finland. They also have their own operator – Ålcom. None of the Finnish operators operate in the Åland Islands.

It is reported that those with an Elisa Finland SIM card can roam for free the Åland Islands. DNA does the same. Telia Finland does not clearly mention whether its free Nordics/EU/EEA roaming applies to the Åland Islands.

Roaming in the EU with Finnish SIM Cards

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

However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

Moreover, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period.

If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Just a note about Telia: you can only roam in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania), the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden) & select European Union states (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain).

Finland Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Currency in Finland

Finland 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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Finnish Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Elisa Finland, Telia Finland & DNA Finland, 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 Finland has to offer to us.


Elisa Finland

Elisa Logo
© Elisa

Elisa Finland, just Elisa, is the largest mobile operator in Finland. It was the first operator to offer unlimited data plans in the country, and its competitors followed shortly. Elisa is also active in Estonia and is also the largest mobile operator there.

Elisa uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – Elisa Finland

Elisa has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is Elisa's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Elisa Finland

You can get an Elisa SIM card, called Saunalahti Prepaid, for 5.90 EUR with 6 EUR in credit in Elisa stores, R-Kioski, and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Most Elisa stores will turn you away and recommend you get a prepaid SIM card at an R-Kioski because they usually deal with postpaid customers/subscribers.

Luckily, there are around 500 R-Kioski throughout Finland, so it will be easy to find one.

Text ENGLISH to 18258 to change the Elisa menu to English.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Elisa Finland

Elisa top-up vouchers are sold in some Elisa stores, but they are sold in all R-Kioski and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 50 EUR

To top up your Elisa SIM card, text LAATA VoucherCode to 18258.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text LAATA 123456 to 18258.

You can also tell the salesperson at the Elisa store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Text TILI to 18258 to check your Elisa balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Elisa Finland

Elisa has attractive default data rates and two data-featured plans: Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) & Nettipaketit (Online Packages).

Default Data Rates – Elisa Finland

The default data rate for Elisa is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month. These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan.

Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) – Elisa Finland

The Yhdistelmäpaketit (Combo Packages) are combo plans with truly unlimited data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Yhdistelmäpaketit are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 15020:

PricePlanData 1EU Roaming Data SpeedsLocal/EU Minutes 2Local/EU SMS 2ValidityActivation Code
24.90 EURRajoitukseton 3GUnlimited7 GB21 Mbps5000 minutes5000 SMS1 month3G
29.90 EURRajoitukseton 4GUnlimited 9 GB100 Mbps5000 minutes5000 SMS1 month4G

1 50 GB roaming data in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden) and the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania)
2 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Finland (NOT from Finland to other EU/EEA member states)

Nettipaketit (Online Packages) – Elisa Finland

The Nettipaketit (Online Packages) are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

The following Nettipaketit are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 15020:

PricePlanData 1EU Roaming DataSpeedsValidityActivation Code
7.90 EURNettiviikko 4G+Unlimited3 GB200 Mbps7 days DATA7
19.90 EURNettikuukausi 4GUnlimited6 GB50 Mbps1 monthDATA50M
24.90 EURNettikuukausi 4G+Unlimited7 GB200 Mbps1 monthDATA200M

1 50 GB roaming data in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden) and the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania)

EU Roaming – Elisa Finland

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

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

APN/Internet Settings – Elisa Finland

  • Name: Elisa Internet
  • APN: Internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Telia Finland

Telia Logo
© Telia

Telia Finland, just Telia, is the second-largest mobile operator in Finland. Telia as a company is active in the Baltics and the Nordics.

Telia uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – Telia Finland

Telia has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is Telia's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Telia Finland

You can get a Telia SIM card, Prepaid Liittymä, for 4.90 EUR with 7 EUR in credit in Telia stores, R-Kioski, and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is also possible to get the data-only SIM card, Prepaid Netti, for 24.90 EUR with unlimited data for a month.

Telia Finland Prepaid SIM Card
© Telia Finland

Below is an overview of the two SIM cards:

SIM CardPriceCreditDataRoaming Data 1
Prepaid Liittymä4.90 EUR7 EURN/AN/A
Prepaid Netti24.90 EURN/AUnlimited12 GB

1 in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & select European Union member states (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)

Telia Finland Prepaid SIM Cards
© Telia Finland

Most Telia stores will turn you away and recommend you get a prepaid SIM card at an R-Kioski because they usually deal with postpaid customers/subscribers.

Luckily, there are around 500 R-Kioski throughout Finland, so it will be easy to find one.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telia Finland

Telia top-up vouchers are sold in some Telia stores, but they are sold in all R-Kioski and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR
  • 40 EUR
  • 50 EUR

To top up your Telia SIM card, head to the online recharge portal, where you can recharge with (international) debit and credit cards.

You can also tell the salesperson at the Telia store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Text PREPAID SALDO to 15400 to check your Telia balance.

You can also use the Telia Prepaid Top-Up App to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

Telia Finland App
© Telia Finland

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telia Finland

Telia has attractive default data rates and two data-featured plans: Prepaid Paketit & Netin Käyttöaikaa (Unlimited Surfing).

Telia offers speeds up to 100 Mbps on 4G/LTE.

All Telia plans can be activated on the Telia self-service portal or at an R-Kioski.

Default Data Rates – Telia Finland

The default data rate for Telia is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month. These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan.

Prepaid Paketit – Telia Finland

The Prepaid Paketit are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Prepaid Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataRoaming Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
9.90 EURPrepaid Paketti S1 GBFrom Data Allowance100 minutes100 SMS31 days
19.90 EURPrepaid Paketti M5 GBFrom Data Allowance500 minutes500 SMS31 days
29.90 EURRajaton 4G L PakettiUnlimited17 GB5000 minutes5000 SMS31 days
34.90 EURRajaton 5G Xl Paketti 2Unlimited23 GB5000 minutes5000 SMS31 days

1 in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & select European Union member states (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)

Netin Käyttöaikaa (Unlimited Surfing) – Telia Finland

The Netin Käyttöaikaa are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

The following Netin Käyttöaikaa are available:

PriceDataRoaming Data 1Validity
9.90 EURUnlimited6 GB7 days
19.90 EURUnlimited12 GB31 days
29.90 EUR 2Unlimited20 GB31 days

1 in the Nordics (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) & select European Union member states (France, Germany, Greece, Italy & Spain)
2 5G NR access with speeds up to 300 Mbps

APN/Internet Settings – Telia Finland

  • Name: Telia
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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DNA

DNA Finland Logo
© DNA

DNA by Telenor is the smallest operator in Finland. However, it has the fastest speeds in the country.

DNA uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258 – not in commercial use yet)

Coverage – DNA

DNA has extensive coverage throughout Finland, even in remote areas.

Below is DNA's 2G coverage map:

Here is the 3G map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE map:

Finally, we have DNA's 5G NR map:

I always like to compare the official coverage map(s) with the one of Speedtest because some operators like to be generous with their coverage:

SIM Card Price – DNA

You can get a DNA SIM card, both the Super Prepaid 4G and Rajaton Prepaid 4G SIM cards, for 4.90 EUR in DNA stores, R-Kioski, and grocery stores – there is also an R-Kioski at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is also possible to get the data-only SIM card, Dataprepaid, for 24.90 EUR.

DNA Prepaid SIM Card
© DNA

Below is an overview of all the DNA SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardSIM Card TypeCreditDataSpeedsValidity
4.90 EURSuper Prepaid 4GRegular5 EURUnlimited (0.89 EUR/day)100 Mbps30 days
4.90 EURRajaton Prepaid 4G Regular5 EURUnlimited (0.89 EUR/day)100 Mbps30 days
19.90 EURDataprepaidData-onlyN/AUnlimited100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EURDataprepaidData-onlyN/AUnlimited300 Mbps30 days
DNA Super Prepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA
DNA Rajaton Prepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA
DNA Dataprepaid 4G SIM Card
© DNA

You can see your DNA phone number by heading to the prepaid self-service portal (when using a DNA SIM card).

  • Rajaton Prepaid: 225 days
  • Dataprepaid: 240 days
  • Super Prepaid: 380 days

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – DNA

DNA top-up vouchers are sold in DNA stores, R-Kioski, and post offices.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 25 EUR
  • 30 EUR
  • 50 EUR
  • 70 EUR
  • 100 EUR

To top up your DNA SIM card, head to the online recharge portal, called DNA Laturi, where you can recharge with (international) debit and credit cards. However, only debit and credit cards issued in Europe, Canada, Russia, the United States, and a few undisclosed other countries can use online top-up.

You can also tell the salesperson at the DNA store or R-Kioski how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Text SALDO to 14000 to check your DNA balance.

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

DNA Prepaid App
© DNA

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – DNA

DNA has attractive default data rates and three data-featured plans:

All DNA plans can be activated on the DNA self-service portal or at an R-Kioski.

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

Default Data Rates – DNA

The default data rate for the Rajaton Prepaid and Super Prepaid SIM cards is 0.89 EUR/day with unlimited data, which translates to 26.70 EUR/month. For the Dataprepaid SIM card, the default data rate is 0.99 EUR/day with unlimited, which translates to 29.70 EUR/month.

These rates are attractive for those staying in Finland for a short period or those who use data sporadically.

As it is the default data, there is no need to manually enable this rate/plan. However, note that there is an EU/EEA data roaming cap of 300 MB/day.

Rajattomat Paketit (Unlimited Packages) – DNA

The Rajattomat Paketit (Unlimited Packages) are combo plans with truly unlimited data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Rajattomat Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
7.90 EURRajaton 7 vrkUnlimited2.2 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day7 days
24.90 EURRajaton 30 vrkUnlimited7 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day30 days
64.90 EURRajaton 90 vrkUnlimited17.5 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 300 SMS/day90 days

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

Nettipaketit (Online Packages) – DNA

The Nettipaketit (Online Packages) are data-only plans with truly unlimited data.

You have the following Nettipaketit (Online Packages):

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataSpeedsValidity
19.90 EURTehonetti 30 vrkUnlimited5.4 GB100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EURHypernetti 30 vrkUnlimited7 GB300 Mbps30 days
29.90 EURLaitenetti 180 vrk 1Unlimited8.1 GB0.5 Mbps180 days

1 this plan is called “Device Network 180 days” and is an IoT plan. It is not designed for smartphone nor tablet usage (this is even mentioned by DNA)

Ladattavat Paketit (Downloadable Packages) – DNA

The Ladattavat Paketit (Downloadable Packages) are data-only plans exclusive for the Dataprepaid SIM cards.

The following Ladattavat Paketit are available:

PricePlanDataEU Roaming DataSpeedsValidity
7.90 EUR7 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited2.2 GB300 Mbps7 days
19.90 EUR10 Gt/90 Päivää10 GB0.3 GB/day300 Mbps90 days
19.90 EUR30 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited7 GB100 Mbps30 days
24.90 EUR30 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited7 GB300 Mbps30 days
59.90 EUR90 vrk Rajatonta KäyttöäUnlimited17.5 GB300 Mbps90 days
EU Roaming – DNA

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

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

APN/Internet Settings – DNA

  • Name: DNA
  • APN: prepaid.dna.fi

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Finland

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