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

Latvia – known for its architecture, landscapes & beaches.

While it is a small country, just like all Baltic states, it still has a lot to offer.

The Central Market in Riga (Riga Central Market) is a must-visit.

The same counts for the Latvian National Museum of Art – even though I am not that much into museums myself.

And do not forget about the many churches and cathedrals.

But there is no reason to be bored in Latvia.

What certainly will not bore you is you dealing with an expensive international roaming bill because you forgot to turn data roaming off.

International roaming can be expensive, which is why I always recommend local SIM cards, like a Latvian one, so that you can enjoy local rates.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Latvia?

You can get a Latvian SIM card for between 0.99 EUR (1.05 USD) to 24.89 EUR (26.70 USD) from LMT, 1.49 EUR (1.60 USD) to 4.99 EUR (5.40 USD) from Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 & 4.75 EUR (5.10 USD) or 6.75 EUR (7.25 USD) from Bitė in their stores and resellers, like convenience stores and grocery stores. SIM cards are also sold at Latvia International Airport (RIX).

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! 🇺🇦

Not expensive at all, right? It could be worse (looking at you, Canada and the Czech Republic).

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

Buying a SIM Card in Latvia Guide (logos of LMT, Bite & Zelta Zivtina (Tele2))

Original publication: 4th of March 2020. Last updated: 19th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Latvia?

Anyone living in or visiting Latvia can buy a Latvian SIM card from LMT, Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 & Bitė with no restrictions.

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in Latvia.

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Latvia?

You can get a Latvian SIM card in LMT, Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 & Bitė stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. They are also sold at Riga International Airport (RIX).

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

  • LMT: 0.99 EUR, 4.99 EUR & 24.89 EUR
  • Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 Latvia: 1.49 EUR (regular), 2.99 EUR (regular), 4.49 EUR (regular) & 4.99 EUR (data-only)
  • Bitė Latvia/Latvija: 4.75 EUR & 6.75 EUR

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Can You Use Your Phone in Latvia?

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

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

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Latvia

Latvia has three mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • LMT (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons)
  • Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 Latvia/Latvija
  • Bitė Latvia/Latvija

The following frequencies are used in Latvia:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1500 MHz (Band 32), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2300 MHz (Band 40) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 1500 MHz (n75) & 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Latvia, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

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

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

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Latvia

VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) is available in Latvia, and it is offered by all mobile operators. However, VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) is not available.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Latvia (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Latvia:

  • LMT
  • Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 Latvia
  • Bitė Latvia

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

5G NR in Latvia

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Latvia since July 2019. It is available on the LMT, Tele2 & Bitė networks. LMT offers 5G NR to prepaid customers. It is unknown if Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 and Bitė allow 5G NR for prepaid customers.

Best SIM Card in Latvia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Latvia, I recommend going with LMT. It has the best coverage and the fastest speeds. Moreover, it offers 5G NR to prepaid customers already.

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Best eSIM in Latvia

LMT offers eSIM to prepaid customers.

Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 and Bitė have no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

Airalo has the Labitel eSIMs:

Latvia Labitel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Latvia/Labitel 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Latvia/Labitel 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Latvia/Labitel 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  4. Latvia/Labitel 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

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

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

Or you can get Latvia eSIMs from Nomad.

Latvia eSIMs Nomad
Latvia Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

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

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

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Finally, you can get Latvia 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 Latvia eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Latvia eSIMs Compared guide.

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With these eSIMs, you can skip Latvia's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Latvia!

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TIP: check out my Best Latvia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Latvia, 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 days very 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 Latvia and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 2
  • Bulgaria 2
  • Croatia 2
  • Cyprus 2
  • Denmark 2
  • Estonia 2
  • Finland 2
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar 1
  • Greece 2
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 2
  • Malta 2
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland 2
  • Portugal
  • Romania 2
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 2
  • Switzerland 2
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 2

1 on 3G only
2 (limited) 5G NR availability at no additional cost!

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 (and get 5G NR access at no additional cost)!

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

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Latvia

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

Latvia 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 Latvia 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 Latvia

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

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EU Roaming in Latvia

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

Latvia 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 Latvia.

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

Roaming in the EU with Latvian SIM Cards

Latvia and the Latvian mobile operators have largely 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.

Latvia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Currency in Latvia

Latvia 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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Latvian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through LMT, Zelta Zivtina (ZZ) by Tele2 Latvia & Bitė Latvia, and go through:

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

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


LMT (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons)

LMT Latvia Logo
© LMT

LMT (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons) is the largest mobile operator in Latvia.

It is also the best-performing mobile operator in the country.

LMT uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1500 MHz (Band 32), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2300 MHz (Band 40) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 1500 MHz (n75) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about LMT:

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

Coverage – LMT

LMT has the best (4G/LTE) coverage in Latvia.

This is also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is LMT's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – LMT

You can get an LMT SIM card for 0.99 EUR, 4.99 EUR, or 24.89 EUR in LMT stores from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. LMT SIM cards are also sold at Riga International Aiport (RIX).

LMT Latvia SIM Card
© LMT

The following three LMT starter packs are available:

PriceDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
0.99 EURN/AN/AN/AN/A60 days
4.99 EURUnlimitedN/AUnlimited 2Unlimited 27 days
24.89 EURUnlimited16.07 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited30 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Latvia (NOT from Latvia to other EU/EEA member states)
2 for local use only
3 also from Latvia to EU/EEA countries

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It is also possible to get an LMT eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

LMT does not have a complete list of which devices are supported, except for stating that Huawei, iPhones & Samsung phones can use eSIM.

So I assume the standard phones are supported (Huawei P40 series, iPhone 11/12/13 series & Samsung (Galaxy (Note) (S)20 & 21 series).

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Note that LMT offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – LMT

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

To top up your LMT SIM card, you would call 29202010 and follow the instructions.

You can also recharge online with debit and credit cards. However, only Latvia-issued cards are accepted.

Dial *120#, call 29202010 and select option 1, or text i to 29202010 to check your LMT balance.

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

LMT Latvia Mans LMT App
© LMT

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – LMT

LMT has two types of data-featured plans: Combo & Internet.

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

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

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Combo Plans – LMT

The Combo Plans, which probably are not called Combo Plans but have no apparent name, are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 1626 to activate Combo Plans:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
0.50 EURInternet for a DayUnlimited331 MBN/AN/A1 dayIDID-
2 EURWeek for Internet1 GBShared with data allowance30 minutesUnlimited7 daysNIANIA-
2.50 EURWeek for Calls300 MBN/AUnlimited 2Unlimited 27 daysNSANSA-
3 EURWeek for Internet+Unlimited1.94 GB30 minutesUnlimited7 daysNIPANIPA-
4.50 EURWeek for AllUnlimitedN/AUnlimited 2Unlimited 27 daysNEDNED-
24.89 EURMonth for AllUnlimited16.07 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited30 daysMVMV-

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Latvia (NOT from Latvia to other EU/EEA member states)
2 for local use only
3 also from Latvia to EU/EEA countries

Combo Plans auto-renew. To cancel auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1616.

LMT Latvia Plans
Internet Plans – LMT

The Internet Plans, which probably are not called Internet Plans but have no apparent name, are data bundles with data (with 5G NR access).

The following Internet Plans are available:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataValidity
1.40 EURFor a Day1 GB926 MB1 day
5.65 EURFor a Week10 GB3.65 GB7 days
LMT Latvia Data Plans
EU Roaming – LMT

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – LMT

  • Name: LMT
  • APN: internet.lmt.lv

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia/Latvija)

Zelta Zivtina by Tele2 Latvia Logo
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Zelta Zivtiņa, also referred to as simply ZZ, is the prepaid brand by Tele2 Latvia (Latvija).

Tele2 Logo
© Tele2

Tele2 is the second-largest mobile operator in Latvia.

Tele2, from Sweden, is also active in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Norway.

Zelta Zivtiņa uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 1500 MHz (n75) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Zelta Zivtiņa:

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

Coverage – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

Zelta Zivtiņa by Tele2 has extensive coverage throughout Latvia.

Below is Zelta Zivtiņa (Tele2)'s coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

You can get a Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ) by Tele2 SIM card for 1.49 EUR, 2.99 EUR, or 4.49 EUR from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. The data-only SIM card costs 4.99 EUR with unlimited data for 7 days. Zelta Zivtiņa SIM cards are also sold at Riga International Aiport (RIX).

Zelta Zivtina by Tele2 Latvia Resellers
© Zelta Zivtiņa

The following three Zelta Zivtiņa starter packs are available:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
1.49 EURStarta KomplektsN/A10 minutesN/A30 days
2.99 EURStarts Bezlimita Sarunas1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
4.49 EURStarts Bezlimits VisamUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
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While Tele2 does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers (Zelta Zivtiņa).

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Latvia (Labitel) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Latvia Labitel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

Or get the Latvia eSIMs from Nomad.

Latvia eSIMs Nomad

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

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Latvia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

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

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Latvia and 35+ other European countries (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 – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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Note that Zelta Zivtiņa offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ) by Tele2 Latvia top-up vouchers are sold in grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Latvia.

To top up your Zelta Zivtiņa SIM card, you would dial *110*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *110*123456#.

You can also recharge online with debit and credit cards. However, only Latvia-issued cards are accepted.

Dial *245# to check your Zelta Zivtiņa balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ) by Tele2 has three types of data-featured plans:

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

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

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

Prieksapmaksa (Prepayment) Plans – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

The Prieksapmaksa (Prepayment) Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 1616 to activate Prieksapmaksa:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
2.49 EURBezlimita InternetsUnlimited10 minutesUnlimited7 daysBI
4.49 EURBezlimits VisamUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 daysBV
6.49 EURBezlimits SarunasUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysBS

Prieksapmaksa auto-renew. But I do not know how to disable auto-renewal… except for not having enough credit on your account for a renewal 🥲.

Zelta Zivtina by Tele2 Latvia Prieksapmaksa Prepaid Plans
Datu Pakas Telefona (Data Packages) – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

The Datu Pakas Telefona (Data Packages) are data bundles (without 5G NR).

Text the Activation Code to 1616 to activate Datu Pakas Telefona:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
0.49 EURDati DienaiUnlimited24 hoursDD
2.99 EURDatu Paka S500 MB30 daysS
3.99 EURDatu Paka M1 GB30 daysM
5.99 EURDatu Paka L2 GB30 daysL

Datu Pakas Telefona auto-renew. But I do not know how to disable auto-renewal… except for not having enough credit on your account for a renewal 🥲.

Zelta Zivtina by Tele2 Latvia Data Plans
Internet Planšetei un Datoram (Internet for Tablet and Computer) – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

The Internet Planšetei un Datoram (Internet for Tablet and Computer) are data bundles (without 5G NR) for the data-only SIM card.

Internet Planšetei un Datoram can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
1.50 EUR5 GB2 days
3 EUR5 GB7 days
5 EURUnlimited7 days
6.50 EURUnlimited9 days
10 EURUnlimited14 days
20 EURUnlimited30 days
Zelta Zivtina by Tele2 Latvia Prieksapmaksa Data Plans for Data-Only SIM Card
EU Roaming – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

While Zelta Zivtiņa by Tele2 offers roaming options, you cannot roam for free in the European Union.

APN/Internet Settings – Zelta Zivtiņa (ZZ – Tele2 Latvia)

  • Name: Tele2
  • APN: internet.tele2.lv

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Bitė Latvia (Latvija)

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Bitė Latvia (Latvija), just Bitė, is the smallest mobile operator in Latvia.

As part of the Bitė group, Bitė is also active in Lithuania.

Bitė uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2300 MHz (Band 40) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1500 MHz (n75) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Bitė:

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

Coverage – Bitė Latvia

Bitė has extensive coverage throughout Latvia.

Below is Bitė's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Bitė Latvia

You can get a Bitė SIM card, called Bites Karte, for 4.75 EUR with 100 MB of data, unlimited local minutes & unlimited local SMS for 30 days, or 6.75 EUR with 100 MB of local/EU data, 100 local/EU minutes & 100 local/EU SMS for 30 days in Bitė stores. Bitė SIM cards are not sold at Riga International Aiport (RIX).

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Bitė has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Latvia (Labitel) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Latvia Labitel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

Or get the Latvia eSIMs from Nomad.

Latvia eSIMs Nomad

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

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Latvia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

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

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Latvia and 35+ other European countries (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 – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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Note that Bitė offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Bitė Latvia

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

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Bitė Latvia

Bitė has only one data-featured plan: Tarifu Plani Prieksapmaska (Voice Tariff Plans). It is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

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

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

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Text the Activation Code to 1600 to activate Tarifu Plani Prieksapmaska:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
4.75 EURBitė Priekšapmaksa100 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysB2 LVSTOP B2 LV
6.75 EURBitė Priekšapmaksa Eiropa100 MB 1100 minutes 1100 SMS 130 daysBITE EIROPAUnknown

1 can also be used in other EU/EEA countries

Tarifu Plani Prieksapmaska auto-renew. To cancel auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1600.

These data allowances are minuscule and not worth it.

However, you can use more data at Pay As You Go rates (PAYG), with a rate of 0.14 EUR/MB.

Luckily, there are price caps until you hit a data use level:

PriceData
1.42 EUR100 MB
3.56 EUR500 MB
6.40 EUR2 GB
9.96 EUR6 GB
12.09 EUR10 GB

As these are Pay As You Go rates, you do not have to activate them.

EU Roaming – Bitė Latvia

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Bitė Latvia

  • Name: Bite
  • APN: internet

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