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

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 (5.40 USD) from Crnogorski Telekom or 10 EUR (10.80 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 (16.20 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: 18th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Montenegro?

Anyone living in or visiting Montenegro can buy a Montenegrin SIM card from Crnogorski Telekom, One (formerly Telenor) & m:tel with no restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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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 Montenegro).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Montenegro?

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 targetting tourists:

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

1 when One was still Telenor, it used to have tourist SIM cards (10 EUR & 15 EUR with 500 GB for 15 days or 30 days). These SIM cards are often available from April/June (depending on the mobile operator) until September/October. While these offers are not available with One (yet), they may be soon. Let me know once they are sold again
A kind reader, David, informed me that the One tourist SIM cards are back for 10 EUR (as of May)! – He got it at Bijela near Herceg Novi. However, getting the SIM card to work is a hassle (just like when One was still Telenor) – you probably have to call support to get the right settings

One Montenegro Telenor Montenegro Tourist SIM Card
© Telenor/One Montenegro

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Can You Use Your Phone in Montenegro?

Montenegro uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Montenegro. 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 Montenegro, 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
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Montenegro

Montenegro has three mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)
  • One Montenegro (formerly Telenor)
  • m:tel Montenegro

The following frequencies are used in Montenegro:

  • 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)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Montenegro, 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 Montenegro

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are not offered by the mobile operators in Montenegro (yet).

This means that when you make a call, your phone will downgrade to 3G (or 2G when 3G is not available) instead of staying connected to 4G/LTE.

This is also why you often cannot use mobile data while calling if not connected to WiFi.

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

5G NR in Montenegro

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Montenegro since March 2022. It is available on the Crnogorski Telekom. One (formerly Telenor) and m:tel do not offer 5G NR yet. Crnogorski Telekom prepaid customers cannot use 5G NR (yet).

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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Best eSIM in Montenegro

One (formerly Telenor) offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

While Crnorgoski Telekom and m:tel also have eSIMs, they are not available to prepaid customers (yet).

Note that the Montenegrin mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

While you can enter Montenegro with an EU/EEA ID card, most mobile operators only accept passports for registration purposes.

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

Airalo has the Jezero eSIMs:

Montenegro Jezero eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options:

  1. Montenegro/Jezero 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Montenegro/Jezero 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Montenegro/Jezero 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

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

You can also get Montenegro eSIMs from Nomad.

Montenegro eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off!

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

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Montenegro eSIMs from Holafly:

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No unlimited data for Montenegro (yet)

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

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

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

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

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TIP: check out my Best Montenegro eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Montenegro.

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 Montenegro and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 6 USD/country in Europe!

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

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Montenegro

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Montenegro, I recommend going with SimCorner's International Travel SIM card. You get 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Montenegro and 100+ countries, including neighboring Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Serbia.

You can use the Simcorner International Travel SIM card in the following countries:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner
International Travel eSIM SimCorner
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  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

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SIM Card Registration in Montenegro

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

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EU Roaming in Montenegro

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

Note that Montenegro is not part of the European Union (EU) nor European Economic Area (EEA), meaning that EU roaming regulations do not apply in Montenegro.

As a result, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Montenegro.

It is unlikely that your mobile operator offers free roaming for Montenegro.

Western Balkans Roaming in Montenegro

Coming soon.

Roaming in the Western Balkans with Montenegrin SIM Cards

Coming soon.

Montenegro Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Currency in Montenegro

Montenegro 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

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Montenegrin Prepaid SIM Cards

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 being said, let’s see what Montenegro has to offer to 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
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Crnogorski Telekom has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Note that the Montenegrins mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

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

Montenegro Jezero eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Montenegro and 35+ other European countries (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).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with Crnogorski Telekom.

Dial *111# to access the Crnogorski Telekom menu.

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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 six data-featured plans:

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

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
0.80 EUROmiljeni Broj 7500 MBN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUntil midnight 
1.20 EUROmiljeni Broj 151 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2UnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUntil midnight 
2 EUROmiljeni Broj 301 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited100 minutesUnlimited7 days 
5.95 EURNet & Svi 151 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited100 minutesUnlimited15 days 
10.95 EURNon-Stop 301 GB10 GB 1 & 20 GB 2Unlimited100 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 YouTube

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
4.95 EUR7 Dana Trajna500 units7 days JEDINICE TRAJNA 7JEDINICE TRAJNA 7 ODJAVA
7.50 EUR15 Dana Trajna500 units15 days JEDINICE TRAJNA 15JEDINICE TRAJNA 15 ODJAVA
12.90 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
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
0.50 EURNET 15 GB1 weekend (Friday 0:00 – Monday 20:00)
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Vikend Opcija Weekend Options
Internet Plans – Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro)

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

Dial *111# to activate Internet:

PricePlanDataValidity
0.50 EURNET 11 GBUntil midnight
3 EURNET 75 GB7 days
5 EURNET 157 GB15 days
7.95 EURNET 3010 GB30 days
Crnogorski Telekom Montenegro Internet Plans
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 Račun Prepaid Internet Account Plans

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

One 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).

One Montenegro eSIM Banner
© One Montenegro
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Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with One.

Dial *123# to access the One menu.

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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 three data-featured plans:

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

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:

PricePlanWestern Balkan DataDataValidity
0.59 EURSurfuj 1 DanN/A100 MB24 hours
2.99 EURSurfuj 30 Dana S4 GB500 MB30 days 
3.99 EURSurfuj 30 Dana M5 GB1 GB30 days 
5.99 EURSurfuj 30 Dana L7.5 GB3 GB30 days 
9.99 EURSurfuj 30 Dana XLN/A10 GB30 days 
14.99 EURSurfuj 30 Dana XXLN/A20 GB 30 days 
One Montenegro Internet tarifni dodaci Internet Tariff Add-Ons
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 
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 (Facebook)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 
4.99 EURViše Muzike (Deezer)10 GB30 days 
5.99 EURViša Zabave (HBO Max)10 GB30 days 
One Montenegro Digitalni Servisi Digital Services Apps
© One Montenegro

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

Note that the Montenegrins mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

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

Montenegro Jezero eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Montenegro and 35+ other European countries (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).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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Be aware that there is no VoLTE nor VoWiFi with m:tel.

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

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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
© m:tel Montenegro

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – m:tel Montenegro

m:tel has only two plans: Nedjeljni Plan & Mjesečni Plan.

They are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following m:tel 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
mtel Montenegro Plans

APN/Internet Settings – m:tel Montenegro

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

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