3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Malta: Buying Guide


Malta – a popular destination for filmmakers due to its natural characteristics, making it easy to record many types of movies in one country.

For tourists and travelers, Malta also has a lot to offer. From incredible beaches, stunning architecture, and plenty of historical sights, such as cathedrals.

From the walled city Valletta with the St. John's Co-Cathedral to the fantastic beaches in Gozo – there is no reason to be bored in Malta.

In fact, you should make your friends and family jealous by sharing all your Malta experiences online!

But do know that international roaming can be expensive – you certainly will not make anyone jealous of your expensive roaming bill.

Luckily, there is a way to avoid excessive roaming bills – local prepaid SIM cards like a Maltese one. That way, you can enjoy local rates.

And SIM cards in Malta are not too expensive.

You can get a Maltese SIM card for 10 EUR from the three mobile operators, Epic, GO, and Melita, in their stores. 1 GB of data valid for 28 days will set you back at least 6 EUR.

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Those prices are not too bad – and people say Malta is an expensive travel destination!

Okay, it actually is an expensive country for travel. Still, at least the SIM cards and mobile data are reasonably priced!

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

Buying a SIM Card in Malta Guide (logos of Epic, GO Mobile Malta & Melita)

Original publication: 23rd of May 2020. Last updated: 13th of July 2021.

Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Malta?

Anyone living in or visiting Malta can buy a Maltese SIM card from Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta), GO & Melita without any restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations. Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Malta). Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Malta?

You can get a Maltese SIM card in the official stores of Epic (formerly Vodafone), GO & Melita. It is also possible to buy SIM cards at Malta International Airport (Ajruport Internazzjonali ta' Malta) – Epic only.

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

  • Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta): 10 EUR
  • GO: 10 EUR
  • Melita: 10 EUR

Can You Use Your Phone in Malta?

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Malta

Malta has three mobile network operators:

  • Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)
  • GO
  • Melita

The following frequencies are used in Malta:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)

Note: 5G is currently not available to prepaid customers yet.

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.Opens in a new tab.

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To check whether your phone will work in Malta, check out this pageOpens in a new tab. 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 Malta

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Malta since 2021, with Melita leading the process. However, Melita does not offer 5G NR to prepaid customers (yet). It is unknown whether Epic Cyprus and GO will offer 5G NR services directly to prepaid customers upon launch.

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) will auction the common European-designated 5G NR licenses, 700 MHz (n28), 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258) once it has received responsesOpens in a new tab. from the operators who submitted an expression of interest before moving to the Call for Applications phase.

If you wonder how Melita is already offering 5G NR without the necessary licenses – it has reframed one of its 4G/LTE licenses (2100 MHz – Band 1) to 5G NR. 5G NR is offered through Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS).

Best SIM Card in Malta

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Melta, I recommend going with either Epic or GO. Epic is overall the best operator. GO allows you to make international calls to EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom as part of its bundles. Melita is “slow” but is the first to introduce 5G NR in the country.

SIM Card Registration in Malta

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Malta. It will be done at the point of purchase.

Excise Tax on Top-Ups in Malta

An excise tax of 4% will be charged on each top-up in Malta. As a result, the effective credit you get upon recharging will be as follows:

Top-UpCredit After Tax
5 EUR4.81 EUR
10 EUR9.62 EUR
20 EUR19.23 EUR
50 EUR48.08 EUR

Every plan is inclusive of all relevant taxes, meaning that you do not have to top-up slightly extra to cover the excise tax.

For example, if the plan you want costs 20 EUR, you can simply top up 20 EUR and buy the bundle.

EU Roaming in Malta

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

Malta 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 Malta.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Maltese SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. 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 Nordics), 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 operator offers free roaming while in Malta or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Maltese SIM Cards

EU Roaming
© European Commission

Malta and the Maltese operators have fully adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on. Unlike most EU/EEA operators that impose EU/EEA roaming caps, none of the Maltese operators have such caps.

However, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period. If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Malta Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Malta

Mobile data is quite affordable in Europe. The cost of mobile data has gone down a lot over the years.

And the same can be said about Malta, which used to be one of the most expensive countries for mobile data in Europe.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Malta is 2.01 USD, about the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Compared to 2019's figures, the average cost of 1 GB of data has gone down by 84.7% – quite remarkable!

Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Baltics. The Western European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.66 USD, which is just slightly more than the overall European average.

So what about mobile internet speeds? Are they fast or slow?

Malta's average mobile download speed is around 58 Mbps, which is around the global average.

The average download speed has been stagnant throughout 2020 and 2021 until April 2021, when the average speed broke to the 50 Mbps ceiling. This has to do with Melita launching 5G NR.

I suspect the average download speeds to improve even more when both Epic Cyprus and GO launch 5G NR.

With extensive nationwide coverage, fast speeds, and standard SIM card pricing, you should have a smooth network experience in Malta.

Currency in Malta

50 Euro Bank Note
© European Central Bank (ECB)

Malta 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 = 1.20 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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Maltese Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta), GO & Melita, 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 Malta has to offer to us.

Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

Epic Logo
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Epic MaltaOpens in a new tab., just Epic and formerly Vodafone Malta, is the largest operator in Malta. According to a price comparison done by itself, it is the cheapest operator in the country.

Epic Malta Price Comparison with GO and Melita
© Epic Malta

Epic uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Epic:

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

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

Jump to: GO | Melita

Coverage – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

Epic has the best coverage in Malta.

It won the Umlaut Malta Benchmarking test four times (2016Opens in a new tab., 2017Opens in a new tab., 2019Opens in a new tab. & 2020Opens in a new tab.) when it was still known as Vodafone Malta.

Below is Epic's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

You can get an Epic SIM card for 10 EUR in Epic storesOpens in a new tab.. New SIM cards feature the Value Promo Pack, which features 8 GB of data, 200 local minutes, and 200 SMS – all valid for 28 days (local use only).

The price of the Value Pack is 9.99 EUR. However, you can get it for 4.99 EUR a month for six months as a new Epic customer. You may have to text VALUE to 16200 to activate this promo.

Epic Malta Value Promo Pack
© Epic Malta

It is also possible to get Epic SIM cards at Malta International Airport.

Epic SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 365 days (no top-up for 365 days or no activity for 365 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

Epic top-up vouchers are sold in Epic storesOpens in a new tab. and other stores, including kiosks, electronic shops, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpCredit After Tax
5 EUR4.81 EUR
10 EUR9.62 EUR
20 EUR19.23 EUR
50 EUR48.08 EUR
Epic Malta Top Up Cards
© Epic Malta

You can tell the salesperson 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 onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Send a Blank SMS to 16290 to check your Epic balance.

You can also use the Epic Malta app to refill and check your balance (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

Epic Malta App
© Epic Malta

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

Epic has two data-featured plans: Value Packs (combo) & Youth Plans (combo for the youth).

Value Packs – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

The Value Packs are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Value Packs by texting the Activation Code to 16200:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
4.99 EURTalk Pack100 MB100 minutes100 SMS28 daysTALK
5.99 EURData Pack4 GBN/AN/A28 daysDATA
9.99 EURValue Packs 8 GB200 minutes200 SMS28 daysVALUE

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

Youth Plans – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

The Youth Plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS exclusive to those who are 25 years old or younger, including travelers.

You have to verify your age by visiting this pageOpens in a new tab. and link it to your Facebook account. Suppose you do not have a Facebook account or do not want to link it for whatever reason. In that case, you can verify your age by visiting an Epic storeOpens in a new tab. with valid identification.

Youth Plans get activated by reaching the top-up threshold:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
8.99 EURYouth Basic5 GB/10 GB400 minutesUnlimited28 days
12.99 EURYouth Standard20 GB/40 GB400 minutesUnlimited28 days

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

EU Roaming – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

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
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta)

  • Name: connect
  • APN: connect

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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GO

Go Malta Logo
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GOOpens in a new tab., also known as GO Mobile, is the second-largest operator in Malta. In 2017, it won the Malta Speedtest Awards Fastest Mobile Network.

GO uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about GO:

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

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

Jump to: Epic | Melita

Coverage – GO

GO has extensive coverage in Malta.

Below is Go's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – GO

You can get a GO SIM card for 10 EUR in GO storesOpens in a new tab.. New SIM cards include 10 EUR in credit or 4 GB of data, 200 minutes, and 200 SMS – all valid for 28 days (local use only).

GO SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 365 days (no top-up for 365 days or no activity for 365 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – GO

GO top-up vouchers are sold in GO storesOpens in a new tab. and other stores, including kiosks, electronic shops, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpCredit After Tax
5 EUR4.81 EUR
10 EUR9.62 EUR
20 EUR19.23 EUR
50 EUR48.08 EUR

You can tell the salesperson 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 onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Send a Blank SMS to 16415 to check your GO balance. The same can be done by calling 1232.

You can also use the GO app to refill and check your balance (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

GO App
© GO

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – GO

GO has three data-featured plans:

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

Smart Mobile Plans – GO

The Smart Mobile Plans are combo plans with data, unlimited data with Music Wildcard for Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer & Spotify streaming (local use only), minutes, and SMS. You can use your minutes and SMS to call other EU/EEA nations and the United Kingdom.

You can activate Smart Mobile Plans by texting the Activation Code to 16410.

PricePlanDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
4.99 EURSmart S250 MB100 minutes100 SMS4 weeksS
9.99 EURSmart Mobile Plans 8 GB200 minutes200 SMS4 weeksM
15.99 EURSmart L10 GB300 minutes300 SMS4 weeksL
34.99 EURSmart XL12 GBUnlimitedUnlimited4 weeksXL

Unused data will roll over to the next period.

Play Plans (Youth Plans) – GO

The Play Plans are combo bundles with data, unlimited data with Music Wildcard for Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer & Spotify streaming (local use only) minutes, and SMS exclusive to those 27 years old or younger, including travelers.

You can use your minutes and SMS to call other EU/EEA nations and the United Kingdom.

You have to verify your age by visiting this pageOpens in a new tab., texting Play to 79797911, or visiting a GO storeOpens in a new tab. with valid identification.

You can activate a Play Plan by texting the Activation Code to 16410:

PricePlanDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
8.99 EURDIS5 GB200 minutesUnlimited4 weeksDIS
12.99 EURDouble DAT20 GB300 minutesUnlimited4 weeksDoubleDAT

Unused data will roll over to the next period.

Extra Bundles – GO

The Extra Bundles are data, minutes, or combo add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

You can activate Extra Bundles by texting the Activation Code to 16410:

PricePlanDataLocal/International MinutesValidityActivation Code
1 EUR10 GB10 GBN/A24 hoursApp only
1 EUR1000 minN/A1000 minutes24 hoursApp only
3 EURWeekend Boom10 GB1000 minutes1 weekend (Saturday & Sunday)App only
5 EUR500 MB500 MBN/A4 weeks500MB
8 EUR1 GB1 GBN/A4 weeks1GB
20 EUR6 GB6 GBN/A4 weeks6GB
25 EUR10 GB10 GBN/A4 weeks10GB
EU Roaming – GO

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

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Martinique
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – GO

  • Name: GO
  • APN: rtgsurfing

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Melita

Melita Logo
© Melita

MelitaOpens in a new tab. is the smallest operator in Malta. It was the first mobile operator to offer 5G NR in the country.

Melita uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20) & 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about Melita:

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

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

Jump to: Epic | GO

Coverage – Melita

Melita has extensive coverage throughout Malta.

Below is Melita's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Melita

You can get a Melita SIM card for 10 EUR in Melita storesOpens in a new tab..

Melita SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 90 days (no top-up for 90 days or no activity for 90 days).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Melita

Melita top-up vouchers are sold in Melita storesOpens in a new tab. and other stores, including kiosks, electronic shops, and grocery stores.

The following top-up options are available:

Top-UpCredit After Tax
5 EUR4.81 EUR
10 EUR9.62 EUR
20 EUR19.23 EUR
50 EUR48.08 EUR

To top up your Melita SIM card, dial *125*VoucherCode# or call 1882 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *125*123456#.

You can tell the salesperson 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 onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *121# to check your GO balance.

You can also use the MyMelita app to refill and check your balance (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

MyMelita App
© Melita

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Melita

Melita has three data-featured plans:

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

Pockit – Melita
Melita Pockit Pass
© Melita

Pockit is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS. You can use your minutes and SMS to call other EU/EEA nations and the United Kingdom.

You can activate Pockit by texting the Activation Code to 16860.

PriceDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
5 EUR250 MB100 minutes100 SMS30 daysPass S
10 EUR1 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 daysPass M
15 EUR4 GB200 minutes200 SMS30 daysPass L

Pockit auto-renews. To disable auto-renewal, text STOP to 16852.

Djuno Plans (Youth Plans) – Melita
Melita Djuno
© Melita

The Djuno Plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS exclusive to those 28 years old or younger, including travelers. You can use your minutes and SMS to call other EU/EEA nations and the United Kingdom.

You have to verify your age by visiting a GO storeOpens in a new tab. with valid identification.

You can activate Djuno Plans by texting the Activation Code to 16860.

PriceDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
8 EUR5 GB400 minutesUnlimited30 daysBigGig M
12 EUR20 GB400 minutesUnlimited30 daysBigGig L
Endless Data Boost – Melita

The Endless Data Boost is a data add-on giving you unlimited data until midnight (local use only) for only 2 EUR.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
2 EURUnlimitedUntil midnight Endless data
EU Roaming – Melita

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
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – Melita

  • Name: melitaweb
  • APN: web.melita

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Malta

The cheapest way to get online in Malta is to get a SIM card from one of the 3 mobile operators unless you have an EU/EEA SIM card and can roam for free in Malta. 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 Malta

Getting a SIM card from Epic or GO would do you well when considering a Maltese SIM card.

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