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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Kosovo: Buying Guide

Kosovo – Europe‘s youngest nation after gaining independence from Serbia in 2008.

Although some countries do not recognize Kosovo as a nation, that should not withhold you from visiting the lovely nation.

From mosques to churches, from the peaceful countryside to busy Pristina – Kosovo has it all (except for beaches. The country is landlocked).

Regardless of what you plan on doing while in Kosovo, you certainly want to stay connected to learn more about what there is to do in Kosovo or just to show off your amazing travel experiences on social media.

Honestly, I cannot blame you for that. However, you should know that international roaming can be expensive. If unlucky, it can be bankrupting-expensive.

Fortunately, many countries worldwide let travelers buy local SIM cards, like a Kosovan one. That way, you can enjoy local rates at a fraction of what your home operator would have charged you while roaming.

So, how expensive are SIM cards in Kosovo?

Kosovan SIM cards are available for as low as 3 EUR (3.60 USD) in the official stores of Vala, IPKO & MTS D.O.O. The latter sells SIM cards for 2.36 EUR (2.90 USD), but it is only active in Northern Kosovo. A data plan with 2 GB of data for 7 days will cost 2 EUR (2.45 USD).

Cannot see the video above? Watch it here or on YouTube.

Those are some cheap figures! But, if you have been to the Balkans before, or have read my guides related to countries in the Balkans, then you know the cost for mobile data is low in this region.

But what about the quality? Does cheap not equal low quality? No – check out Canada, where they charge top-dollar rates for prepaid and dare to throttle your speeds. The operators in the Balkans do not play those jokes.

Looking to get your questions related to Kosovan SIM cards answered? You came to the right place, because…

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

Buying a SIM Card in Kosovo Guide (loso of Vala, IPKO & MTS D.O.O.)

Original publication: 21st of March 2020. Last updated: 3rd of July 2021.

Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Kosovo?

Anyone 16 years old or older can buy a Kosovan SIM card, regardless of whether you live in the country or visit it as a tourist or traveler.

Kovosar SIM cards have to be registered as per the SIM card registration laws. Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in Kovoso (even if you intend on roaming in Kovoso). Lastly, your phone needs to be SIM-lock-free (unlocked) if you want to use a local SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Kosovo?

You can get a Kosovan SIM card in the official stores of Vala, IPKO, and MTS D.O.O..

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

  • Vala by Kosovo Telecom: 3 EUR
  • IPKO: 3 EUR & 5 EUR
  • MTS D.O.O. (northern Kosovo only): 2.36 EUR

Can You Use Your Phone in Kosovo?

Kosovo uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Kosovo. 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 Kosovo, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 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 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Kosovo.

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 Kosovo 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 Kosovo (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Kosovo

Kosovo has three mobile network operators

  • Vala by Kosovo Telecom
  • IPKO
  • MTS D.O.O. (northern Kosovo only)

The following frequencies are used in Kosovo:

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

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

Cannot see the video above? Watch it here or on YouTube.

To check whether your phone will work in Kosovo, 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 in Kosovo

5G is not available in Kosovo as of 2021, and the Kosovan government has not made any indications of when they will auction 5G licenses. The current operators are not holding 5G trials either.

Right now, only the University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Pristina, Kosovo, has a private 5G wireless network, as announced by Nokia.

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, joined The Clean Network Initiative, which is “intended to implement internationally accepted digital trust standards across a coalition of trusted partners” in regards to 5G, preventing signees from using any transmission, control, computing, or storage equipment from untrusted IT vendors (read: China – Huawei & ZTE).

The Clean Network program addresses the long-term threat to data privacy, security, human rights, and principled collaboration posed to the free world from authoritarian malign actors

Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State of the United States. Source

Avdullah Hoti has this to say about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the Clean Network Initiative:

The U.S.-Kosovo 5G Memorandum of Understanding is a big step toward ensuring Kosovo’s 5G security and a resilient and trustworthy 5G ecosystem. As part of the Clean Network, Kosovo proudly stands side by side with our strategic partners, such as the United States and many other like-minded countries and companies.

Avdullah Hoti, former Prime Minister of Kosovo. Source

For now, we have to wait and see when Kovoso will have 5G.

Best SIM Card in Kosovo

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Kosovo, I recommend going with Vala. It is the best operator in terms of coverage and speeds. Although IPKO is cheaper than Vala, the difference is marginal and not worth the trade-off.

SIM Card Registration in Kosovo

SIM card registration, with the use of your passport information, is mandatory in Kosovo. This will be done at the point of sale.

Do note that although European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) -issued IDs are valid travel documents for travel in Kosovo, some travelers have reported that some shops require your passport to register your SIM card and refuse EU/EEA-issued IDs.

EU Roaming in Kosovo

Note that Kosovo is not part of the European Union (EU) nor European Economic Area (EEA), meaning that EU roaming regulations do not apply in Kosovo. As a result, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Kosovo.

Although some European operators may offer free (data) roaming while in Kosovo, most operators do not. Make sure to explore your roaming options before you roam.

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

Roaming in the EU with Kosovan SIM Cards

Kosovo is not part of the European Union (EU) nor the European Economic Area (EEA). Therefore, the EU roaming regulations do not apply to Kosovan SIM cards. As a result, you should expect to roam for free in the EU/EEA with Kosovan SIM cards.

However, Kosovo is a Potential Candidate for joining the EU. The country also wants to join the EU/EEA common roaming zone in the near future. To do so, Kosovo and other Western Balkan countries have decided to cap roaming rates between July 2019 and July 2021. They will entirely scrap roaming rates within the region on the 1st of July 2021. This is because it is apparently a prerequisite to join the EU/EEA common roaming zone.

West Balkan Roaming

Those with SIM cards from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia can roam at reduced rates in Kosovo, and those with Kosovan SIM cards can do the same in the aforementioned countries as part of the Roam Like At Home Plus (RLAH+) scheme agreed to by the six countries since July 2019.

Western Balkans Countries
Western Balkans Countries by Marko7, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Starting from the 1st of July 2019, roaming rates in Western Balkan states have gone down by up to 99%. From the 1st of July 2021, international roaming fees will be abolished in the West Balkans.

Albania and Kosovo made a separate agreement to reduce roaming rates between the two countries. Just like with the other West Balkan countries, roaming rates in Albania and Kovoso with Albanian and Kosovan SIM cards will be something from the past, starting from the 1st of July 2021.

Kosovo Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Kosovo

Mobile data in Europe is cheap, especially compared to other regions around the world. The Balkans are one of the regions with the lowest average mobile data rates in the world.

Normally, I would tell you the average cost of 1 GB of data in the country I am writing about, which would be Kosovo in this case. However, did not include Kosovo in its yearly comparison for unknown reasons (probably because KoSoVo Is NoT a CoUnTrY).

Either way, below is a list of the average price for 1 GB of data in Eastern Europe.

I can tell you that mobile data rates are more expensive than in Moldova but cheaper than in the Czech Republic. split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Baltics. The Eastern European average cost of 1 GB of data, using's definition, is 2.25 USD, which is around the overall European average of 2.30 EUR. The world average is 4.07 USD.

So what about mobile data speeds in Kosovo? Is it blazing-fast or sluggish?

Kosovo's average mobile download speed is around 30 Mbps, making it the country with the slowest mobile speeds in the Balkans.

Kosovo Mobile Speeds 2021
Global Mobile Internet Speeds 2021

Even though Kosovo's average mobile download speeds are not close to the global average of 49 Mbps, speeds in the country are not too bad. Sure, 30 Mbps is not speedy, but more than 100 countries have slower speeds than Kosovo.

Mobile speeds will undoubtedly improve when 5G rolls out in the country (with an unknown roll-out date). However, coverage throughout the country is decent, and the cost of data is low. You should have a smooth mobile experience when in Kovoso.

Currency in Kosovo

Euro Bills (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 & 200 Euro)
PawełMM, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Kosovo 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 = €25/25 €. For reference, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.20 USD
  • 10 EUR = 12.15 USD
  • 100 EUR = 121.55 USD

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

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Kosovan Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Vala, IPKO & MTS D.O.O., 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 Kosovo has to offer to us.

Vala by Kosovo Telecom

Vala by PTK Logo

Vala, by Kosovo Telecom, is the largest operator in Kosovo. It is fully owned by the Kosovan government.

Vala uses the following frequencies:

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

Coverage – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

Vala has the best coverage throughout Kosovo.

It also has the fastest speeds in the country.

They have an official coverage map on their site. However, it has no legend. So try figuring out what what means.

Vala Coverage Map

In cases like this, I would normally also show a coverage map by Speedtest. However, it is useless in this case.

Vala Coverage Map 2

But Vala truly has the best coverage in the country. You can take my word for it :)

SIM Card Price – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

You can get a Vala SIM card for 3 EUR in Vala stores. The SIM card includes a welcome bonus of 1 EUR in credit, 3 GB, 50 local minutes, and unlimited local SMS – all valid for 15 days.

Vala SIM Card

Vala SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 180 days (no top-up for 180 days or no activity for 180 days).

Topping Up & Recharging – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

Vala top-up vouchers are sold in Vala stores and many other establishments throughout Kosovo, including grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores.

The following top-up cards are available:

0.50 EUR 7 days 
1 EUR10 days 
2 EUR20 days 
3 EUR30 days 
4 EUR45 days 
5 EUR60 days 
10 EUR120 days 
20 EUR 360 days 
40 EUR360 days 
50 EUR360 days 

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

For example, if your voucher code is 123456. you would dial *103*123456#.

You can also recharge by calling 161, select option 2, and enter the VoucherCode.

It is also possible to recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards. At the time of writing, the online recharge page is insecure (you will get an SSL warning). Do not use online recharge until the certificate error has been fixed.

If you open the page and your browser does not tell you to proceed with caution, then the certificate has properly been renewed, and you can use online recharge. Let me know when that happens.

Dial *101# to check your Vala balance. The same can be done by calling 161 and selecting option 1.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

Vala has four types of data-featured plans:

You may have to text Internet to 50555 to enable data on your SIM card.

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

Pako Promocianale/Promotional Packages – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

The Pako Promocianale (Promotional Packages) are combo plans with data, local minutes, and local SMS.

The following Pako Promocianale are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 50555:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
2.99 EURFOL S2 GBUnlimited150 miutesUnlimited30 days FOL S
4.99 EURFOL M3 GBUnlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days FOL M
4.99 EURINT M6 GBUnlimited100 minutesUnlimited30 days INT M
9.99 EURFOL L4 GBUnlimited700 minutesUnlimited30 days FOL L
9.99 EURINT L15 GB Unlimited300 minutesUnlimited30 days INT L
Pakot Piaspora – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

The Pakot Piaspora are combo plans with data, roaming data for Albania (on ALBtelecom), local minutes, and local SMS.

You can activate one of the following Pakot Piaspora by texting the Activation Code to 50555:

PricePlanDataAlbania Roaming Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
3 EURDiaspora 22 GBN/A200 minutes200 SMS30 days Diaspora 2
5 EURDiaspora 44 GB500 MB400 minutes400 SMS30 days Diaspora 4
10 EURDiaspora 1010 GB1000 MB700 minutes1000 SMS30 days Diaspora 10
15 EURDiaspora 1515 GB1500 MB1500 minutes1500 SMS30 days 2Diaspora 15

1 roaming on ALBtelecom
2 this plan extends the validity of your SIM card to 1 year instead of 180 days

N'Trip – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

The N'Trip is an exclusive plan for youngsters between 16 and 28 with data and reduced Pay As You Go rates. N'Trip can only be activated once a Vala agent has confirmed your age. Once done, it can be activated by texting Trip Plus to 50555.

Vala N'Trip
PricePlanDataActivation Code
2.99 EURN'Trip2 GBTrip Plus 
  • Text Trip auto to 50555 to enable auto-renewal
  • Text Trip minus to 50555 to disable auto-renewal
  • Text Trip status to 50555 to check your balance
Internet Në Mobil/Data Bundles – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

The Internet Në Mobil (Data Bundles) are data-only bundles.

You can activate one of the following Internet Në Mobil by texting the Activation Code to 50555:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
0.50 EUR500 MB1 day 500 MB
1.50 EUR1 GB7 days 1 GB
2.50 EUR2 GB15 days 2 GB
3.50 EUR3 GB21 days 3 GB
6 EUR5 GB31 days 6 GB
7.50 EUR8 GB31 days 8 GB

APN/Internet Settings – Vala (Kosovo Telecom)

  • Name: Vala
  • APN: Vala

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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IPKO is the second-largest operator in Kosovo. It is run by Telekom Slovenije from Slovenia. The parent company was planning on selling IPKO but decided against it out of a sudden.

IPKO uses the following frequencies:

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

Coverage – IPKO

IPKO has extensive coverage throughout Kosovo.

It is believed that IPKO and Vala have about the same footprint in Kosovo. However, hard evidence for that has yet to be found.

Either way, below is an IPKO coverage map:

IPKO Coverage Map

SIM Card Price – IPKO

IPKO SIM cards are sold for 3 EUR or 5 EUR in IPKO stores. New SIM cards include credit, data, and local minutes.


Below is an overview of the two IPKO SIM cards that are available:

PriceCreditDataLocal MinutesBenefit Validity
3 EUR1 EUR5 GB50 minutes14 days 
5 EUR2 EUR10 GB100 minutes14 days 

You can check the status of your benefits by dialing *116#.

IPKO SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 60 days (no top-up for 60 days or no activity for 60 days).

Topping Up & Recharging – IPKO

IPKO top-up vouchers are sold in IPKO stores and many other stores in Kosovo, such as corner shops, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The following top-up cards are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR

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

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

You can also top-up online with values between 1 EUR to 50 EUR with (international) debit and credit cards.

Below is a recharge validity overview:

1 EUR10 days 
2 EUR20 days 
3 EUR – 4 EUR30 days 
5 EUR – 9 EUR60 days 
10 EUR – 19 EUR90 days 
20 EUR => 360 days 

Dial *123# to check your IPKO balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – IPKO

IPKO has four data-featured plans, which are:

You may have to dial *321# to enable internet on your SIM card. Follow that up by dialing *583# to enable 4G/LTE.

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

TiP Packages – IPKO

The TiP packages are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

IPKO TiP Plans

The following TiP packages are available:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
2.95 EURTip Bazik1 GBN/A200 minutesUnlimited7 days *110*2#
3.50 EURTip Trendy2 GBN/A150 minutesUnlimited21 days *110*4#
4.95 EURTip Aktiv4 GBN/A200 minutesUnlimited30 days *110*5#
7.95 EURTip Ndryshe5 GBUnlimited250 minutesUnlimited30 days *110*7#
Diaspora – IPKO

The Diaspora plans are combo plans with data (that can be used in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia & Turkey as well), local minutes, and local SMS.

You can activate one of the following Diaspora plans:

PricePlanData 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
15.20 EURDiaspora 15 GB300 minutes300 SMS20 days *115*1#
20.20 EURDiaspora 210 GB500 minutes500 SMS20 days *115*2#
30.20 EURDiaspora 320 GB 1000 minutes500 SMS30 days *115*3#

1 in Albania (One Telecommunications & ALBtelecom), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH Telecom), Croatia (HT HR), Greece (Cosmote), Montenegro (M:tel), North Macedonia (One & VIP), Serbia (VIP) & Turkey (Turkcell)

If you get a Diaspora plan, you can get your SIM card for free, and the validity of your SIM card will be valid for 1 year instead of 60 days.

Hej! – IPKO

Hej! is an exclusive plan for those between 16 & 28. You get data, unlimited social media data (Instagram alone or Facebook and Instagram), local minutes, and local SMS. Hej! can only be activated once an IPKO agent has confirmed your age.

IPKO Hej! Plans

You can get one of the two Hej! plans by texting the Activation Code to 50888:

PricePlanDataSocial Media DataHej Minutes/SMSIPKO MinutesHej/IPKO Minutes/SMSValidityActivation Code
3.99 EURHej! Special 3 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited 100 minutes N/A30 days hej2
5 EURHej! Pro5 GB Unlimited 2N/AN/AUnlimited30 days hej4
Interneti në Mobil/Mobile Internet – IPKO

The Interneti në Mobil (Mobile Internet) plans are data-only bundles. You also get free 5 GB of IPKO WIFI access.

IPKO Mobile Internet Plans

You can activate one of the following Interneti në Mobil plans:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
1.99 EUR1 GB7 days *900*1#
2.99 EUR2 GB10 days *900*2#
3.99 EUR3 GB14 days *900*3#
5.99 EUR5 GB30 days *900*4#
7.99 EUR7 GB 30 days*900*5#

Interneti në Mobil auto-renew. Dial *900*9# to disable auto-renewal.

APN/Internet Settings – IPKO

  • Name: Ipko
  • APN: Ipko

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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MTS D.O.O. Logo

MTS D.O.O. is the smallest operator in Kosovo. It is only active in Northern Kosovo, which makes it not a (good) option for most travelers – unless you are certain you will only stay up north.

MTS D.O.O. was founded in October 2015 per the Agreement on Telecommunications between Kosovo and Serbia. This agreement also gave Kosovo its own country code (+383). Before that, Kosovo used +377 (Monaco) & +386 (Slovenia).

MTS D.O.O. uses the following frequencies:

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

Coverage – MTS D.O.O.

MTS D.O.O. only covers the northern part of Kosovo. It does not have nationwide coverage.

SIM Card Price – MTS D.O.O.

You can get an MTS D.O.O. SIM card for 2.36 EUR with 0.20 EUR credit in MTS D.O.O. stores. New customers can take advantage of the New User Promotion (Promo Za Nove Korisnike), which gives 10 GB, 10 000 on-net minutes, and 10 000 local SMS – all valid for 7 days by dialing *100# within 60 days of purchasing the SIM card.

You also get free data and unlimited social media data (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Viber & WhatsApp) if you top up at least 3.50 EUR.

Below are all the benefits you can get:

3.5 EUR – 4 EUR 1 GB
4 EUR – 5 EUR4 GB
5 EUR =>20 GB 
  • Dial *105# to check your data balance
  • Dial *137# to check your call balance
  • Dial *138# to check your text balance

MTS D.O.O. SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 1 year (no top-up for 1 year or no activity for 1 year).

Topping Up & Recharging – MTS D.O.O.

MTS D.O.O. top-up vouchers are sold in MTS D.O.O. stores and many other stores in Kosovo, such as corner shops, gas stations, and grocery stores.

To top up, dial *100# and follow the instructions. The same short code can be used to check your balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – MTS D.O.O.

MTS D.O.O has two types of data-featured plans: Internet Dodaci (Internet Add-Ons) & Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije (Social Media Add-Ons).

Internet Dodaci/Internet Add-Ons – MTS D.O.O.

The Internet Dodaci (Internet Add-Ons) are data-only bundles.

You can activate an Internet Dodaci by texting the Activation Code to 687:

PriceAdd-OnDataSocial Media Data 1Activation Code
0.40 EURInternet 1 dan 100 MB100 MBN/ANET50
0.80 EURInternet 1 dan 1 GB1 GBN/ANET100
1 EURInternet 7 dana 200 MB200 MBN/ANET125 2
1.60 EURInternet 7 dana 1 GB1 GB UnlimitedNET200 2

1 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Viber & WhatsApp
2 auto-renews

To disable auto-renewal for Internet 7 dana 200 MB & Internet 7 dana 1 GB, text NET125STOP or NET200STOP to 687..

Dial *105# to check your balance.

Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije/Social Media Add-Ons – MTS D.O.O.

The Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije (Social Media Add-Ons) are data-only bundles for Facebook, Twitter, Viber, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

The following Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 687:

PriceAdd-OnDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
0.55 EURFacebook DodatakUnlimited30 days FBSTOPFB
0.55 EURTwitter DodatakUnlimited30 days TWSTOPTW
0.79 EURViber DodatakUnlimited30 days UKSTOPVB
0.79 EURWhatsApp DodatakUnlimited30 days WASTOPWA
2.39 EURInstagram, Facebook i TwitterUnlimited30 days DMSTOPDM

APN/Internet Settings – MTS D.O.O.

In most cases, your phone will automatically retrieve the correct APN settings for MTS D.O.O.. If not, text WAP to 4777 to download the correct internet settings for your phone.

If that does not work and you need to add the APN settings manually, add the following details in the APN fields:

  • Name: mts wap
  • APN: gprswap
  • Proxy:
  • Port: 8080
  • Username: mts wao
  • Password: 064
  • Server:
  • MCC: 220
  • MNC: 2
  • Authentication Type: PAP

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Kosovo

The cheapest way to get online in Kosovo is to get a SIM card from one of the three mobile operators. However, local SIM cards are not your only method of staying online when abroad.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected. You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers. The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

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

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option. Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Kosovo

Getting a SIM card from Vala would do you well when considering a Kosovan SIM card.

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