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

Montenegro – literally meaning Black Mountain, is one of the (Western) Balkan nations in Europe.

Formerly part of Yugoslavia, Montenegro has a rich history like most former Yugoslav countries.

It is also a very mountainous country, which is one reason why the country is named after a Mountain (Mount Lovćen).

From the Medieval old town in Kotor to beaches and casinos in Sveti Stefan, there is no reason to be bored when in Montenegro – it should not be possible.

And you probably want to share your travel experience online.

And it is your right to show off on social media (that is what it is for, right?).

However, you should know that international roaming can be expensive.

If you do not watch out, you could go back home and face a roaming bill in the hundreds or thousands.

That is why you are better off buying local prepaid SIM cards to enjoy local rates and avoid (excessive) international roaming rates.

Luckily, SIM cards are pretty cheap in Montenegro, and so is mobile data.

But what does cheap mean?

You can get a Montenegrin SIM card for 5 EUR (5.35 USD) from Crnogorski Telekom or 10 EUR (10.70 USD) from One (formerly Telenor) and m:tel in their stores. Tourist SIM cards with 500 GB of data are sold for 10 EUR and 15 EUR (10.70 and 16.05 USD). SIM cards are sold at Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV).

I am not sure if you can actually exhaust your 500 GB data allowance (if you can, I am proud of you!), but those are some exciting prospects.

With cheap SIM cards and low data rates, you can share all you want without worrying about data costs.

But before you get yourself a Montenegrin SIM card, there are quite some things to be of aware about SIM cards in Montenegro. So…

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Montenegro. Let's get started, shall we?

Buying a SIM Card in Montenegro Guide (logos of One, m:tel & Chrogorski Telekom)

Original publication: 18th of March 2020. Last updated: 14th of January 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Montenegro?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Montenegro, I recommend going with Crnogorski Telekom. It has the best coverage and the fastest speeds.

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So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?

Montenegro has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to tourists:

  • Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)
  • One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)
  • m:tel Montenegro
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Anyone living in or visiting Montenegro can buy a Montenegrin SIM card with no real restrictions, but you do have to comply with the Montenegrin SIM card registration regulations.

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Which, in this case, is only showing your passport (or European Union ID if you have one) at the point of sale.

Where Can You Buy a Montenegrin SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get a Montenegrin SIM card in Crnogorski Telekom, One Montenegro (formerly Telenor) & m:tel stores. They are also sold at Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) from newsstands and tobacco stores.

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

  • Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro): 5 EUR (regular) & 9.90 EUR (data-only)
  • One Montenegro (formerly Telenor): 9.99 EUR (data-only) & 10 EUR (regular)
  • m:tel Montenegro: 10 EUR (regular)

The following Montenegrin mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro): 10 EUR & 15 EUR
  • One Montenegro (formerly Telenor): 10 1
  • m:tel Montenegro: 10 EUR & 15 EUR

Note that SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date EUR (Euro) to your currency (let's say USD – United States Dollar) exchange rates.

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.05 USD
  • 10 EUR = 10.70 USD
  • 100 EUR = 107 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Montenegro

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Currently, One (formerly Telenor) offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But if you purchase an eSIM from any of these mobile operators, you must comply with Montenegro's SIM card registration regulations.

Suppose you do not wish to do so for privacy reasons (for example) or want to be connected immediately without paying for an overpriced SIM card (or eSIM) sold at a Montenegrin airport. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for Montenegro.

In my Montenegro eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide (even in Montenegro).

Buying an eSIM for Montenegro Guide (logos of Holafly, One, Nomad, Alosim, Eurolink, Airalo & Jezero)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a Montenegrin SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Europe-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this Montenegro SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Montenegro eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for Montenegro:

  • Airalo: Jezero (Montenegro only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Montenegro & Europe (32 countries)
  • Holafly: Montenegro – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls
  • Nomad: Montenegro & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 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)

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

Buying an eSIM for Montenegro Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Holafly, Airalo, Alosim, Jezero & One)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

Montenegrin Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Crnogorski Telekom, One Montenegro (formerly Telenor) & m:tel Montenegro, 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 said, let's see what Montenegro offers us.


Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

Telekom Logo
© Telekom

Crnorgoski Telekom, often referred to as just Telekom, is the largest mobile operator in Montenegro.

It is also the mobile operator with the fastest speeds.

It is owned by Hrvatski Telekom from Croatia, which is in turn owned by Deutsche Telekom from Germany.

Crnogorski Telekom 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)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78 – coming soon) – not for prepaid (yet)
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Crnorski Telekom:

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

Coverage – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

Crnogorski Telekom has the best coverage throughout Montenegro.

Below is Crnogorski Telekom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

You can get a Crnogorski Telekom SIM card for 5 EUR in Crnogorski Telekom stores. Data-only SIM cards are sold for 9.90 EUR with “unlimited” (200 GB) data for 10 days. Crnogorski Telekom SIM cards are also sold at Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) from newsstands and tobacco stores.

Note: you should still go to a Crnogorski Telekom store because of SIM card registration – do not insert the SIM card before a Crnogorski Telekom employee tells you to do so. Else, the SIM card becomes invalid, and you have wasted your money.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Telekom tourist SIM cards – Crnogorski Telekom's tourist offering.

The following two Crnogorski Telekom tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
10 EUR500 GB15 daysT15
15 EUR500 GB30 daysT30

If you purchased a regular Crnogorski Telekom SIM card but still want to take advantage of the tourist benefits, text the Activation Code to 1466. Texting the activation code to 1466 is unnecessary when you purchase the Telekom Tourist SIM card starter pack.

Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Tourist SIM Card
© Crnogorski Telekom

Dial *111# to access the Crnogorski Telekom menu.

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Crnogorski Telekom has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

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 Montenegro eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Jezero (Montenegro only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Montenegro & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Montenegro – all variants include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Montenegro, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

Buying an eSIM for Montenegro Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Holafly, Airalo, Alosim, Jezero & One)

For now, I will continue with Crnogorski Telekom.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with Crnogorski Telekom.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

Crnogorski Telekom top-up vouchers are sold in Crnogorski Telekom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Montenegro.

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 EUR60 days
10 EUR60 days
20 EUR 60 days

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

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*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 *111# or *112# to check your Crnogorski Telekom balance.

However, each balance inquiry will cost you 0.01 EUR.

Texting RACUN to 1467 may be the free method to check your balance (INFO to 1467 with the Telekom Tourist SIM card is free for sure).

You can also use the Telekom ME app to top up and check your balance for free (Android/iOS).

Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Telekom ME App
© Crnogorski Telekom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

Crnogorski Telekom has seven data-featured prepaid plans:

Most Crnogorski Telekom plans can be activated by dialing *111#.

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

To convert EUR 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.

Mix/Omiljeni Broj (Mix/Favorite Number) Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Mix/Omiljeni Broj (Mix/Favorite Number) plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial *111# to activate Mix/Omiljeni Broj:

PricePlanDataSocial Media Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
0.60 EURNet & Mi1 GBN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimited24 hours
0.80 EUROmiljeni Broj 7N/AN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimited7 days 
1.20 EUROmiljeni Broj 15N/AN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimited15 days 
2 EUROmiljeni Broj 30N/AN/AUnlimited100 minutesUnlimited30 days 
4.95 EURNet & Svi 73 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited130 minutesUnlimited7 days 
6.95 EURNet & Svi 153 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited130 minutesUnlimited15 days 
12.95 EURNon-Stop 303 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited130 minutesUnlimited30 days 

1 for Viber
2 for YouTube

Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Mix Plans
Volim Pripejd 066 (I Love Prepaid 066) – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Volim Pripejd 066 (I Love Prepaid 066) plan is a combo bundle with 2 GB of data (without 5G NR access), 20 GB for Viber, 20 GB for YouTube & 200 on-net minutes for 30 days, costing 3.99 EUR.

Dial *111# to activate Volim Pripejd 066.

PriceDataSocial Media DataOn-Net MinutesValidity
3.99 EUR2 GB20 GB 1 & 20 GB 2200 minutes30 days 

1 for Viber
2 for TikTok

500 Jedinica (500 Units) Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The 500 Jedinica (500 Units) plans are combo bundles using a unit system 1 unit equals 1 GB (yes, really – but without 5G NR access), 1 local SMS, or 1 local SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 1467 to activate 500 Jedinica:

PricePlanUnitsValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
5.50 EUR7 Dana Trajna500 units7 days JEDINICE TRAJNA 7JEDINICE TRAJNA 7 ODJAVA
8 EUR15 Dana Trajna500 units15 days JEDINICE TRAJNA 15JEDINICE TRAJNA 15 ODJAVA
13.90 EUR30 Dana Trajna500 units30 days JEDINICE TRAJNA 30JEDINICE TRAJNA 30 ODJAVA

500 Jedinica auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1467.

Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro 500 Jedinica Units
Internet Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Internet plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Dial *111# to activate Internet:

PricePlanDataValidity
0.60 EURNET 12 GBUntil midnight
4 EURNET 75 GB7 days
6 EURNET 158 GB15 days
8.95 EURNET 3012 GB30 days
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Internet Plans
Vikend Opcija (Weekend Option) – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Vikend Opcija (Weekend Option) is a data plan with 5 GB of data (without 5G NR access) for one weekend (Friday 0:00 to Monday 22:00), costing 0.50 EUR.

Dial *111# to activate Vikend Opcija.

PricePlanDataValidity
0.95 EURNET 15 GB1 weekend (Friday 0:00 – Monday 20:00)
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Vikend Opcija Weekend Options
Pripejd Internet Račun (Prepaid Internet Account) Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Pripejd Internet Račun (Prepaid Internet Account) plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access) for the data-only SIM card.

Pripejd Internet Račun can be activated on the Telekom ME app:

PriceDataValidity
1 EUR1 GB1 day 
7 EUR5 GB5 days 
10 EUR“Unlimited”, 200 GB10 days 
20 EUR20 GB30 days 
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Pripejd Internet Racun
Tourist Prepaid Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

The Tourist Prepaid Plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for Prepaid Tourist SIM card only.

The following Tourist Prepaid Plans are available:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 EURTurist 10500 GB7 days 
15 EURTurist 15500 GB15 days 
20 EURTurist 201 TB30 days
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Tourist Prepaid

APN/Internet Settings – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

  • Name: T-Mobile Internet 4G
  • APN: tmcg-4g
  • Username: leave empty OR 38267
  • Password: leave empty OR 38267

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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One Montenegro (Crna Gora/Црна Гора – formerly Telenor)

One Montenegro Logo
© One Montenegro

One Montenegro (Crna Gora/Црна Гора), just One and formerly Telenor – not to be confused with One Telecommunications in Albania, is the second-largest mobile operator in Montenegro.

4iG from Hungary purchased Telenor Montenegro from an investment firm called PFF back in December 2021.

One 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)
  • 5G NR: not available yet
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about One:

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

Coverage – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

One has extensive throughout Montenegro.

Below is One's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

You can get a One SIM card for 10 EUR with 200 GB of data, 3 GB in the Western Balkans, unlimited Viber data (12 months), 500 on-net minutes & 500 off-net minutes for 15 days in One stores. Data-only SIM cards (Pripejd Internet Paketa) are sold for 9.99 EUR with 100 GB for 15 days. One SIM cards are also sold at Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) from newsstands and tobacco stores.

One Montenegro SIM Card Price
© One Montenegro

Dial *123# to access the One menu.

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

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Montenegro, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from One (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Europe-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Montenegro or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Montenegro eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Jezero (Montenegro only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Montenegro & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Montenegro – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Montenegro, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Montenegro eSIM buying guide.

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But let's continue with One for now.

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

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

The following top-up options are available:

  • 1 EUR
  • 2 EUR
  • 3 EUR
  • 4 EUR
  • 6 EUR

To top up your One SIM card, dial *123#, call 147, call 148, or call 1700, select option 1, select option 2, and select option 1 again, and follow the instructions.

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 *147# or call 14147 to check your One balance.

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

One Montenegro Moj One App
© One Montenegro

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

One has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All One plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

To convert EUR 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.

Internet Tarifni Dodaci (Internet Tariff Add-Ons) – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

The Internet Tarifni Dodaci (Internet Tariff Add-Ons) are data plans (without 5G NR access @ 21 Mbps).

Dial *123# to activate Internet Tarifni Dodaci:

PricePlanDataValidity
0.69 EURSurfuj 1 Dan 200200 MB24 hours
0.79 EURSurfuj 1 Dan 500500 MB24 hours
3.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana S750 MB30 days 
4.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana M1.5 GB30 days 
6.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana L4 GB30 days 
10.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana XL12 GB30 days 
15.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana XXL25 GB 30 days 
16.49 EURSurfuj 30 Dana XXXL40 GB30 days 
One Montenegro One Montenegro Internet Tarifni Dodaci
Pripejd Mobilnil Internet (Prepaid Mobile Internet) Plans – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

The Pripejd Mobilnil Internet (Prepaid Mobile Internet) are data plans (without 5G NR access) for the data-only SIM card.

Pripejd Mobilnil Internet can be activated online:

PricePlanDataValidity
1 EURDnevni Internet1 GB24 hours
5 EURInternet S100 GB5 days 
10 EURInternet M100 GB15 days 
15 EURInternet L100 GB30 days 
One Montenegro Pripejd Mobilnil Internet Plans
One Turist (One Tourist) – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

The One Turist (One Tourist) are data plans (without 5G NR access) for the Tourist SIM card.

One Turist (One Tourist) can be activated online:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 EUROne Turist 10500 GB7 days
15 EUROne Turist 15500GB15 days 
20 EUROne Turist 201 TB30 days 
One Montenegro One Pripejd Turist Plans
Digitalni Servisi (Digital Services) Add-Ons – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

The Digitalni Servisi (Digital Services) add-ons are social media data add-ons (without 5G NR access) for Internet Tarifni Dodaci. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *123# to activate Digitalni Servisi:

PricePlanDataValidity
0.29 EURViša Tvitovanja (Twitter)10 GB30 days 
0.99 EURViša Druženja (10 GB)10 GB30 days 
0.99 EURViša Fotkanja (Instagram)10 GB30 days 
0.99 EURKomuniciraj (Viber)10 GB30 days 
0.99 EURViša Sa Prijateljima (WhatsApp)10 GB30 days 
1.99 EURViša Četovanja (Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp)10 GB30 days 
4.99 EURKnjige na Dohvat Ruke (Bookmate)10 GB30 days 
5.99 EURViša Zabave (HBO Max)10 GB30 days 
One Montenegro Digitalni Servisi Digital Services Apps

APN/Internet Settings – One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)

  • Name: One
  • APN: internet
  • Username: gprs
  • Password: gprs

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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m:tel Montenegro (Crna Gora/Црна Гора)

m:tel Logo
© m:tel

m:tel Montenegro (Crna Gora/Црна Гора), just m:tel, is the smallest mobile operator in Montenegro.

It is also the mobile operator with the slowest speeds. But its data allowances are generous.

Moreover, it looks like m:tel decided to focus more on postpaid customers.

It went from having about 15 prepaid options to choose from in 2021 to only two nowadays.

m:tel, as a company from Serbia (Telekom Srbija), is also active in Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

m:tel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: not available yet
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about m:tel:

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

Coverage – m:tel Montenegro

m:tel has the worst coverage Montenegro.

While its 3G reception is extensive, 4G/LTE is lacking behind its competitors big time.

Below is m:tel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – m:tel Montenegro

You can get an m:tel SIM card, called VRH Prepaid, for 10 EUR with 400 GB of data, 1.11 GB of Western Balkans data, 500 local minutes & 500 local SMS for 15 days in m:tel stores. SIM cards are also sold at Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) from newsstands and tobacco stores.

mtel Montenegro VRH SIM Card
© m:tel Montenegro

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the m:tel Turist SIM cards – m:tel's tourist offering.

The following two m:tel tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceDataValidity
10 EUR500 GB15 days
15 EUR500 GB30 days

Dial *105# to access the m:tel menu.

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While m:tel does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Montenegro because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from m:tel.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Montenegro in my Montenegro eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Jezero (Montenegro only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Montenegro & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Montenegrounlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Montenegro, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Montenegro eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with m:tel for now.

Buying an eSIM for Montenegro Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Holafly, Airalo, Alosim, Jezero & One)

Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with m:tel.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – m:tel Montenegro

m:tel top-up vouchers are sold in m:tel stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Montenegro.

The following top-up options are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR

To top up your m:tel SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode# or call 14788 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*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 *105# to check your m:tel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Moj m:tel (My m:tel) app (Android/iOS).

mtel Montenegro Moj mtel App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – m:tel Montenegro

m:tel has two data-featured prepaid plans: VrH Prepaid Plans (combo) & Prepaid Turist Paket/Tourist Package (data for tourist SIM card).

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

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

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VrH Prepaid Plans – m:tel Montenegro

The VrH Prepaid Plans are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following VrH Prepaid Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing *105# and selecting option 1 or option 2:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesOn-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
3 EURNedjeljni Plan5 GB1000 minutes100 minutesN/A7 days *105# -> 2
7 EURMjesečni Plan100 GBUnlimited100 minutes100 SMS30 days *105# -> 1
m Tel Montenegro VrH Prepaid Plans
Prepaid Turist Paket (Tourist Package) – m:tel Montenegro

The Prepaid Turist Paket (Tourist Package) are data plans (without 5G NR access) for the Tourist SIM card.

Prepaid Turist Paket (Tourist Package) can be activated online:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 EURMtel Turist 10500 GB7 days
15 EURMtel Turist 15500 GB15 days
20 EURMtel Turist 201 TB30 days
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Tourist Prepaid

APN/Internet Settings – m:tel Montenegro

  • Name: m:tel
  • APN: mtelinternet
  • Username: internet
  • Password: 068

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Montenegro

Getting a SIM card from Crnogorski Telekom would do you well when considering a Montenegrin SIM card.

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