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SIM Cards in Moldova: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Moldova – known for its wine, architecture & for being an inexpensive travel destination.

It may also be (in)famous for the fact that the country did not have a president for three years.

Belgium is shaking and crying because its government formation took a little more than 1.6 years.

Moving on, as a mostly argiculture-based economy, the country is not visited as much as its neighboring countries.

This is a shame, as Moldova has a few unique characters.

But it is understandable – both Romania and Ukraine have much more to offer. So does the rest of Europe as a whole.

So, what can you do in Moldova?

Of course, you better be drinking its wine if you are into it.

I heard the wine is tasty (I do not like wine, so I have to rely on reviews from others 🤪).

The Stephen the Great Central Park is a much visit too.

The Triumphal Arch will remind you of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France), but it is still cute.

Let's not forget about the many Fortresses, like Bendery Fortress and Soroca Fortress.

Overall, you should not have to be bored while in Moldova.

And if you do – the neighboring countries are less than two hours away 🤓.

What you should not do, to stay within your Moldova travel budget, is roam internationally in Moldova.

International roaming can be expensive – local SIM cards, like Moldovan ones, are cheaper options.

What is even better is that Moldova has one of the lowest mobile data rates in Europe.

You can get a Moldovan SIM card for 10 MDL (0.55 USD), 29 MDL (1.60 USD), or 50 MDL (2.80 USD) from Moldcell, 29 MDL from Orange, or 39 MDL (2.20 USD) from Moldtelecom (formerly Unité) in their stores and from resellers, including gas stations. SIM cards are also sold at Chișinău International Airport (KIV).

Not too pricey, right? And all new SIM cards come with generous starter bonuses.

You may not even need to purchase a data-featured plan with these bonuses.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Moldova Guide (logos of Orange, Moldcell & Moldtelecom)

Original publication: 21st of March 2020. Last updated: 1st of March 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Moldova?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Moldova, I recommend going with Orange. It is, overall, the best mobile operator in the country. Consider Moldtelecom (formerly Unité) for more generous allowances for worse network performance.

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Moldova has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Orange Moldova
  • Moldcell
  • Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)
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Anyone living in or visiting Moldova can buy a Maldovian SIM card from Orange, Moldcell & Moldtelecom (formerly Unité) with no restrictions.

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Where Can You Buy a Moldovan SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get a Moldovan SIM card in Orange, Moldcell & Moldtelecom (formerly Unité). Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. Some airports may sell (tourist) SIM cards (at higher prices).

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

  • Orange Moldova: 29 MDL
  • Moldcell: 10 MDL (regular), 29 MDL (regular) & 50 MDL (data-only)
  • Moldtelecom (formerly Unité): 39 MDL

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned earlier.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date MDL (Moldovan Leu) to your currency (let's say NZD – New Zealand Dollar) exchange rates.

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For reference, below are some exchange rates between MDL and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 MDL = 0.055 USD
  • 10 MDL = 0.55 USD
  • 100 MDL = 5.60 USD
  • 1000 MDL = 55.85 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Moldova

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want a local Moldovan eSIM, you can get one from Orange Moldova & Moldcell.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for Moldova and even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Moldova eSIM buying guide.

Buying a SIM Card in Moldova Guide (logos of Orange, Moldcell & Moldtelecom)

Here is a quick introduction to your Moldova travel eSIM options:

  • Airalo: Soroca Mobile (Moldova only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Moldova
  • Holafly: Moldovaunlimited data eSIMs
  • Nomad: Moldova & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Use these discount codes when getting one of these travel eSIMs:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Moldova eSIM buying guide.

Buying a SIM Card in Moldova Guide (logos of Orange, Moldcell & Moldtelecom)

Moldovan Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Orange Moldova, Moldcell & Moldtelecom (formerly Unité), 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) 

Let's see what Moldovan mobile operators can offer us.


Orange Moldova

Orange Logo
© Orange

Orange Moldova, just Orange, is the largest mobile operator in Moldova.

Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe & the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

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

This is what you will learn about Orange:

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

Coverage – Orange Moldova

Orange has the best coverage throughout Moldova.

4G/LTE is available almost everywhere.

Below is Orange's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Orange Moldova

You can buy an Orange SIM card, called Cartela Orange PrePay, for 29 MDL with 29 MDL credit, 10 GB, and 250 local minutes for 15 days (if you dial *888*0#) in Orange stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Orange SIM cards are also sold at Chișinău International Airport (KIV) – sometimes, they are free.

Orange Moldova New SIM Card Bonus

You have to make a call to activate your Orange SIM card.

Orange Moldova SIM Card
© Orange Moldova

Dial *88# or *99# to see your Orange phone number.

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

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Moldova, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Orange.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Moldova eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Soroca Mobile (Moldova only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Moldova – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Moldova – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Moldova & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Moldova eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

For now, I will continue with Orange.

Note that Orange offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi).

Orange Moldova SIM Card 2
© Orange Moldova
Orange Moldova Top-Up Validity
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Orange Moldova

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

Orange Moldova Top-Up Cards
© Orange Moldova

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpBonus DataBonus Local MinutesBonus ValidityActive ValidityPassive Validity
1 MDL – 49 MDLN/AN/AN/A1 month6 months
50 MDL – 99 MDL15 GB500 minutes15 days3 months9 months
100 MDL =>100 GB500 minutes15 days3 months9 months
Orange Moldova SIM Top-Up Bonuses

To top up your Orange SIM card, dial *144*VoucherCode# or call 144 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *144*123456#.

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

Dial *133# to check your Orange balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Orange Moldova app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Orange Moldova App
© Orange Moldova

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange Moldova

Orange has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Orange plans can be activated by dialing *100#.

I will list all the prices in MDL (Moldovan Leu).

To convert MDL to your currency (let's say USD) 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.

Opţiuni Nelimitat (Unlimited Options) – Orange Moldova

The Opţiuni Nelimitat (Unlimited Options) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Opţiuni Nelimitat can be activated by dialing *100#:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
10 MDLN/AUnlimited1 day
50 MDL1 GBUnlimited15 days
150 MDL20 GBUnlimited7 days

1 for automatic reactivation

Orange Moldova Opţiuni Nelimitat Unlimited Options
Combo Optiunea (Combo Options) – Orange Moldova

The Combo Optiunea (Combo Options) are, as the name implies, combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Combo Optiunea can be activated by dialing *100#:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
30 MDL2 GB100 minutes15 days
50 MDL10 GB250 minutes15 days
60 MDL15 GB500 minutes15 days
Extra Optiunea (Extra Options) – Orange Moldova

The Extra Optiunea (Extra Options) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Extra Optiunea can be activated by dialing *100#:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
40 MDL500 MB60 minutesShared with call allowance30 days
60 MDL1 GB100 minutesShared with call allowance30 days
Orange Moldova Extra Optiunea Plans
Opţiuni Internet (Internet Options) – Orange Moldova

The Opţiuni Internet (Internet Options) are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

Opţiuni Internet can be activated by dialing *100#:

PriceDataValidity
10 MDL1 GB1 day
10 MDL2 GB1 day
25 MDL 12 GB7 days

1 for automatic reactivation

Orange Moldova Opţiuni Internet Options

APN/Internet Settings – Orange Moldova

  • Name: Orange IMO
  • APN: wap.orange.md

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Moldcell

Moldcell Moldova Logo
© Moldcell

Moldcell is the second-largest mobile operator in Moldova.

It used to be part of the Telia Company (group), from Sweden, until the Telia Company decided to leave various markets in Asia and Europe (except for the Baltics and the Nordics).

Now, Moldcell is entirely owned by CG Corp Global (hence, you see CG in Moldcell's logo).

Moldcell was the first mobile operator to introduce 4G/LTE in Moldova.

Moldcell uses the following frequencies:

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

This is what you will learn about Moldcell:

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

Coverage – Moldcell

Moldcell has extensive coverage throughout Moldova.

However, 4G/LTE reception is mainly concentrated around the big cities.

Below is Moldcell's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Moldcell

You can buy a Moldcell SIM card, called Cartelă Moldcell, for 10 MDL with 2 GB of data and 100 local minutes or 29 MDL with 20 GB of data and 250 local minutes in Moldcell stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Moldcell SIM cards may be sold at Chișinău International Airport (KIV).

Moldcell Moldova SIM Cards
© Moldcell
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You can also get the data-only SIM card, called Internet ca Lumea, for 50 MDL with 4 GB of 30 days.

This is also the only plan available for the Internet ca Lumea SIM card.

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

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Moldova, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Moldcell.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Moldova eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Soroca Mobile (Moldova only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Moldova – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Moldova – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Moldova & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Moldova eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

But let's continue with Moldcell for now.

Currently, it is unclear whether Moldcell offers VoLTE and VoWiFi or not.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Moldcell

Moldcell top-up vouchers are sold in Moldcell stores and various top-up locations, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Moldova.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpBonus DataBonus Local MinutesBonus ValidityActive ValidityPassive Validity
1 MDL – 29 MDLN/AN/AN/A1 month8 months
30 MDL – 49 MDL10 GB250 minutes15 days1 month8 months
50 MDL =>20 GB500 minutes15 days4 months8 months

To top up your Moldcell SIM card, dial *999*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *999*123456#.

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

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Moldcell app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Moldcell Moldova App
© Moldcell

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Moldcell

Moldcell has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Moldcell plans can be activated by dialing *202#.

I will list all the prices in MDL (Moldovan Leu).

To convert MDL to your currency (let's say EUR) 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.

Optiunea #bum – Moldcell

The Optiunea #bum (Option #bum) is a combo plan with (without 5G NR access) 300 MB; 1 GB for Facebook, Odnoklassniki, Twitter & VK; unlimited on-net minutes; 30 off-net minutes & 300 local SMS – all for 30 days.

It costs 30 MDL and can be activated by dialing *222*2*0*4#

PriceDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
30 MDL300 MB1 GBUnlimited30 minutes300 SMS30 days*222*2*0*4#

1 for Facebook, Odnoklassniki, Twitter & VK

Internet Plans – Moldcell

The Internet Plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Internet Plans can be activated by dialing *202#:

PriceDataValidity
10 MDL200 MB1 day
20 MDL250 MB30 days
25 MDL1 GB7 days
50 MDL1 GB30 days
90 MDL3 GB30 days
100 MDL5 GB30 days
140 MDL10 GB30 days
200 MDL20 GB30 days
Internet Add-Ons – Moldcell

The Internet Add-Ons are data add-ons (without 5G NR access). They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *202# to activate Internet Add-Ons:

PriceDataValidity
10 MDL500 MB1 day
25 MDL1 GB7 days
Social Media Plan – Moldcell

The Social Media plan is a 1 GB data-only bundle for Facebook, Odnoklassniki, Twitter & VK, costing 15 MDL valid for 30 days.

Dial *222*1*2# to activate the Social Media plan.

PriceSocial DataAppsValidityActivation Code
15 MDL1 GBFacebook, Odnoklassniki, Twitter & VK30 days*222*1*2#

APN/Internet Settings – Moldcell

  • Name: Moldcell
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

Moldtelecom Moldova Logo
© Moldtelecom

Moldtelecom, formerly Unité, is the smallest mobile operator in Moldova.

It used to be a state-owned organization until liberalization.

Since then, it has still held a stronghold on the fixed-broadband market (70% market share), offering a median download speed of 92 Mbps (in the top 30 countries with the fastest fixed broadband speeds worldwide).

Its mobile division, however, has always lacked behind because it was the last player to enter the mobile market, and it used to be a CDMA-only mobile operator.

Right now, it is the most generous mobile operator in terms of data allowances.

However, it is the worst option in terms of network performance.

Moldtelecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it (except for on CDMA)
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Moldtelecom:

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

Coverage – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

Moldtelecom has extensive coverage throughout Moldova.

However, this mostly applies to its 3G network – 4G/LTE reception barely exists outside the cities.

Below is Moldtelecom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

You can buy a Moldtelecom SIM card, called Cartela Prepay Moldtelecom, for 39 MDL with 30 GB, unlimited social media data (Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, OK.ru, TikTok, VK, WhatsApp & Wikipedia), 150 on-net minutes, 150 off-net minutes for 30 days in Moldtelecom stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Moldcell SIM cards may be sold at Chișinău International Airport (KIV).

Moldtelecom Moldova SIM Card Purchase & Top-Up Locations
© Moldtelecom

Dial *200# or call 200 to activate your Moldtelecom SIM card.

Moldtelecom Moldova SIM Card
© Moldtelecom

Text Lang_1 to 100 to change the system's language to English.

Text NUMBER to 100 to see your Moldtelecom phone number.

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Moldtelecom has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Moldova, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Moldtelecom.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Moldova eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Soroca Mobile (Moldova only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Moldova – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Moldova – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Moldova & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Moldova eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with Moldtelecom.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

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

Moldtelecom Moldova Top-Up Cards
© Moldtelecom

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpBonus DataBonus Social Data 1Bonus On-Net MinuesBonus Off-Net MinutesBonus ValidityActive ValidityPassive Validity
<= 25 MDLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15 days6 months
25 MDL – 49 MDLN/AUnlimitedN/AN/A30 days60 days6 months
50 MDL =>10 GBUnlimited150 minutes150 minutes30 days90 days6 months

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, OK.ru, TikTok, VK, WhatsApp & Wikipedia

Moldtelecom Moldova Top-Up Bonuses and Validity

To top up your Moldtelecom SIM card, text R_VoucherCode to 100, dial *200#, select option 4, and enter the VoucherCode, or call 300 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text R_123456 to 100.

Moldtelecom Moldova Top-Up Cards 2
© Moldtelecom

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

Text MYINFO to 100 or call 500 and select opion 1 to check your Moldtelecom balance.

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

Moldtelecom Moldova App
© Moldtelecom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

Moldtelecom has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Moldtelecom plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 100 or by dialing *200#.

I will list all the prices in MDL (Moldovan Leu).

To convert MDL to your currency (let's say EUR) 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.

Opțiunea Național (National Options) – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

The Opțiunea Național (National Options) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 100 to activate Opțiunea Național (National Options):

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
15 MDL500 MB40 minutes40 SMS30 daysN15
30 MDL1 GB90 minutes90 SMS30 daysN30
40 MDL2 GB120 minutes120 SMS30 daysN40
60 MDL3 GB180 minutes180 SMS30 daysN60
80 MDL4 GB260 minutes260 SMS30 daysN80
Moldtelecom Moldova Opțiunea Național Options
Fly Prepay – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

The Fly Prepay Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 100 to activate Fly Prepay:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesValidityActivation Code
30 MDL30 Fly Prepay5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited100 minutes30 daysFly 30
50 MDL50 Fly Prepay20 GBUnlimited250 minutes250 minutes15 daysFly 50
70 MDL70 Fly Prepay25 GBUnlimited300 minutes300 minutes30 daysFly 70
100 MDL100 Fly PrepayUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited300 minutes15 daysFly 100

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, OK.ru, TikTok, VK, WhatsApp & Wikipedia

Moldtelecom Moldova Fly Prepay Plans
Internet Plans – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

The Internet Plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 100 to activate Internet Plans:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
10 MDL1 GB24 hours1 GB/1
20 MDL1 GB7 days1 GB/7
20 MDLUnlimited24 hoursNelimitat 1 zi
25 MDL1 GB30 days1 GB/30
30 MDL3 GB7 days3 GB/7
40 MDL3 GB30 days3 GB/30
50 MDL5 GB7 days5 GB/7
60 MDL5 GB30 days5 GB/30
100 MDL10 GB30 days10GB
100 MDLUnlimited7 daysNelimitat/7
150 MDL20 GB30 days20GB
Moldtelecom Moldova Internet Plans
Rețele Sociale Gratuite (Free Social Media) – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

The Rețele Sociale Gratuite (Free Social Media) is, unlike the name suggests, a (paid – 20 MDL) unlimited data plan for select social media apps (Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, OK.ru, TikTok, VK, WhatsApp & Wikipedia) for 30 days.

Text RS25 to 100 to activate Rețele Sociale Gratuite.

PriceSocial Data 1ValidityActivation Code
25 MDLUnlimited30 daysRS25

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, OK.ru, TikTok, VK, WhatsApp & Wikipedia

Moldtelecom Moldova Retele Sociale Gratuite Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Moldtelecom (formerly Unité)

  • Name: Moldtelecom
  • APN: internet.unite.md OR internet3g.unite.md

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Moldova

Getting a SIM card from Orange or Moldtelecom would do you well when considering a Moldovan SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.