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North Macedonia: 3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2022)

North Macedonia – formerly known as just Macedonia until the 12th of June 2018, when Greece and (North) Macedonia made an agreement for (North) Macedonia to change its name.

That agreement was implemented 8 months later.

Formerly part of Yugoslavia, like all West Balkan countries, it is a cheap travel destination.

With cheap but tasty food, affordable accommodation & relatively safe, it is understandable why the country attracts many tourists.

From a rich history to impressive mountains, North Macedonia has a lot to see and explore.

You probably want to share your experience online to show off… I meant to share your travels, which you should – it is your trip overall.

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

Some travelers come back home in a good mood only for it to be ruined by an excessive international roaming bill – do not let this happen to you.

Luckily, there is one way to stay connected for low rates, which is by getting local SIM cards when traveling.

This would be buying a SIM card in North Macedonia.

And everyone can do so without restrictions.

So how much will a North Macedonian SIM card cost you?

You can get a Macedonian SIM card for 100 MKD (1.80 USD) from Lycamobile, 399 MKD to 1199 MKD (7 USD-21.20 USD) from Makedonski Telekom, or 299 MKD (5.30 MKD) from A1 in their stores or from resellers, including gas stations. SIM cards are sold at Skopje International Airport (SKP).

Those numbers are not too bad. But you will be surprised how cheap mobile data is in North Macedonia.

But before we get there, there are some things you should know about buying a SIM card in this country, so…

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

Buying a SIM Card in North Macedonia Guide (logos of A1, Makedonski Telekom & Lycamobile)

Original publication: 29th of May 2020. Last updated: 19th of September 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in North Macedonia?

Anyone living in or visiting North Macedonia can buy a Macedonian SIM card from Makedonski Telekom, A1 & Lycamobile with no 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 North Macedonia).

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in North Macedonia?

You can get a Macedonian SIM card in Makedonski Telekom and A1 stores. Resellers, like gas stations, also sell SIM cards (especially for Lycamobile). They are sometimes sold at Skopje International Airport (SKP).

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

  • Makedonski Telekom: 399 MKD (regular), 499 MKD (data-only) & 1199 MKD (regular)
  • A1 Macedonia: 299 MKD
  • Lycamobile Macedonia: free, but top-up of at least 100 MKD required. Else starting from 100 MKD

TIP: Check out my SIM card prices lookup tool for a detailed overview of SIM card starter pack benefits (for Macedonian SIM cards and SIM cards worldwide).

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Can You Use Your Phone in North Macedonia?

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in North Macedonia

North Macedonia has two mobile operators and one Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering prepaid services:

  • Makedonski Telekom
  • A1 Macedonia
  • Lycamobile Macedonia (A1 Macedonia MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in North Macedonia:

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

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in North Macedonia, 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 North Macedonia

VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) is available in North Macedonia. However, VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) is not available in North Macedonia (yet).

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

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in North Macedonia:

  • Makedonski Telekom
  • A1 Macedonia

The following mobile operators offer neither VoLTE nor VoWiFi in North Macedonia:

  • Lycamobile Macedonia

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

5G NR in North Macedonia

Commercial 5G NR has been available in North Macedonia since February 2022. It is available on the Makedonski Telekom and A1 networks. However, prepaid customers cannot use 5G NR (yet) – and neither can Lycamobile customers.

Best SIM Card in North Macedonia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in North Macedonia, I recommend going with Makedonski Telekom or A1. Makedonski Telekom has the best coverage. However, it throttles prepaid speeds to up to 21 Mbps. A1 does not throttle prepaid speeds, and its coverage is almost as extensive as Makedonski Telekom's.

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Best eSIM in North Macedonia

Makedonski Telekom offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

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

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

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo.

Airalo has the Makta Mobile eSIMs:

North Macedonia Makta Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options:

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

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

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

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, travel eSIMs & travel SIM cards for every country (lookup tool)
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TIP: check out my Best North Macedonia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for North Macedonia.

If you plan on visiting other neighboring European nations, consider the Eurolink eSIM (six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days) in Albania and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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!

Best International/Travel SIM Card for North Macedonia

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

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

Instead of spending between 5 USD to 15 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in North Macedonia

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

EU Roaming in North Macedonia

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

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

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

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

Western Balkans Roaming in North Macedonia

Coming soon.

Roaming in the Western Balkans with Macedonian SIM Cards

Coming soon.

North Macedonia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Currency in North Macedonia

50 Macedonian Denar Note
© National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia/Народна банка на Република Северна Македонија

North Macedonia uses the Macedonian Denar with the symbol MKD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as den/ден. For example, 25 MKD = 25 den/ден.

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

  • 1 MKD = 0.02 USD
  • 10 MKD = 0.20 USD
  • 100 MKD = 1.80 USD
  • 100 MKD = 17.70 USD

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Macedonian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Makedonski Telekom, A1 Macedonia & Lycamobile Macedonia, 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 North Macedonia has to offer to us.


Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

Telekom Logo
© Telekom

Makedonski Telekom (Македонски Телеком АД), often referred to as just Telekom and formerly T-Mobile Macedonia, is the largest mobile operator in North Macedonia.

It is owned by Magyar Telekom from Hungary, which is in turn owned by Deutsche Telekom from Germany.

Makedonski Telekom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: Unknown (probably 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Makedonski Telekom:

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

Coverage – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

Makedonski Telekom has the best coverage throughout North Macedonia.

Below is Makedonski Telekom's 2G coverage map:

Here we have Makedonski Telekom's 3G coverage map:

Then we have the 4G/LTE coverage map of Makedonski Telekom:

Lastly, we have a Makedonski Telekom coverage map with all technologies combined (2G, 3G & 4G/LTE):

Here we have a coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

You can get a Makedonski Telekom SIM card for between 399 MKD to 1199 MKD with various perks in Makedonski Telekom stores. SIM cards are also sold at Skopje International Airport (SKP).

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia 399 MKD SIM Card
© Makedonski Telekom
Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia 1199 MKD SIM Card
© Makedonski Telekom
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Below is an overview of the three Makedonski Telekom SIM cards:

PriceSIM Card TypeCreditDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
399 MKDRegular181 MKD1 GBUnlimitedN/A100 SMS7 days
499 MKDData-OnlyN/A5 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
1199 MKDRegularN/A15 GBN/AUnlimitedN/A30 days
Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia SIM Card Prices

It is also possible to get a Makedonski Telekom eSIM for 295 MKD with 295 MKD credit.

To use a Makedonski Telekom eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13/13 Mini/13 Pro/13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone XR/XS/XS Max
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20/20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21FE 5G/S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia eSIM
© Makedonski Telekom

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

Makedonski Telekom top-up vouchers are sold in Makedonski Telekom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout North Macedonia.

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

Top-UpValidity
100 MKD60 days 
150 MKD60 days 
200 MKD60 days 
250 MKD60 days 
300 MKD60 days 
590 MKD180 days 
900 MKD360 days 
2000 MKD500 days 
Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Top-Ups

To top up your Makedonski Telekom SIM card, dial *122# or call 122 and follow the instructions.

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

Dial *122# to check your Makedonski Telekom balance.

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

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Telekom MK App
© Makedonski Telekom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

Makedonski Telekom has four data-featured plans:

  • Weekly Packages (combo)
  • Internet (as the name suggests)
  • Speak Out (data)
  • Stream On (data)

All Makedonski Telekom plans can be activated by dialing *122# or on the Telekom MK app.

Makedonski Telekom prepaid customers do not have 5G NR access (yet).

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

Weekly Packages – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

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

Dial *122# to activate Weekly Packages:

PricePlanData 1On-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
119 MKDOption 100250 MBUnlimited100 SMS7 days
169 MKDOption 500500 MBUnlimited500 SMS7 days

1 speeds up to 21 Mbps

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Weekly Packages
Internet Plans – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

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

Dial *122# or call 140140 to activate Internet plans:

PricePlanData 1, 2Validity
49 MKDDaily Internet1 GB24 hours 
59 MKDWeekly Internet S500 MB7 days 
99 MKDWeekly Internet M1 GB7 days 
129 MKDWeekly Internet L2 GB7 days 
129 MKDMonthly Internet S500 MB30 days 
249 MKDMonthly Internet M2 GB30 days 
499 MKDMonthly Internet L8 GB30 days 

1 speeds up to 21 Mbps
2 double the data allowances when activated on the Telekom MK app

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Internet Plans
Speak Out Припејд (Speak Out Prepaid) Plan – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

The Speak Out Припејд (Speak Out Prepaid) plan is a data bundle with 4 GB of data (without 5G NR access @ 21 Mbps) and unlimited data for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, Twitter & WhatsApp for 7 days.

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Speak Out Apps
© Makedonski Telekom

It costs 149 MKD and can be activated on the Telekom MK app.

PricePlanData 1Social Media Data 2Validity
149 MKD Speak Out Припејд4 GBUnlimited7 days 

1 speeds up to 21 Mbps
2 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, Twitter & WhatsApp

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia SpeakOut Plan
Stream On Plan – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

The Stream On plan is a data bundle with 4 GB of data (without 5G NR access @ 21 Mbps) and unlimited data for HBO GO, MaxTV Go, Netflix & YouTube for 7 days.

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia Stream On Apps
© Makedonski Telekom

It costs 149 MKD and can be activated on the Telekom MK app.

PricePlanData 1Social Media Data 2Validity
149 MKD Stream On4 GBUnlimited7 days 

1 speeds up to 21 Mbps
2 for HBO GO, MaxTV Go, Netflix & YouTube

Makedonski Telekom North Macedonia StreamOn Plan

APN/Internet Settings – Makedonski Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Macedonia)

  • Name: Makedonski Telekom
  • APN: internet
  • Username: internet
  • Password: t-mobile

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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A1 Macedonia

A1 Logo
© A1

A1 Macedonia (Македонија), just A1, is the other mobile operator in North Macedonia.

Unlike Makedonski Telekom, A1 does not throttle prepaid speeds, allowing for much faster speeds throughout the country.

A1 uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: Unknown (probably 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about A1:

* Coverage
* How to Get an A1 SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – A1 Macedonia

A1 has extensive coverage throughout North Macedonia.

Below is A1's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – A1 Macedonia

You can get an A1 SIM card for 299 MKD with 50 MKD credit, 10 GB of data (14 days) & unlimited on-net minutes (7 days) in A1 stores. A1 SIM cards are also sold at Skopje International Airport (SKP).

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A1 has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

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

North Macedonia Makta Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Note that A1 offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi) yet.

Call 0771234 and select option 4, or call 1770, select option 3, and select option 2 to change the system's language.

A1 SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 15 months (no top-up for 15 months or no activity for 15 months).

However, your A1 SIM card will enter into a passive state after not topping up for 12 months, allowing only for receiving incoming calls and SMS and making calls to emergency services.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – A1 Macedonia

A1 top-up vouchers are sold in A1 stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout North Macedonia

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

Top-UpValidity
100 MKD90 days 
101 MKD – 499 MKD180 days 
500 MKD =>12 months 

To top up your A1 SIM card, dial *100*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *100*123456#.

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

Dial *101# or call 1700 and select option 1 to check your A1 balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mojot A1 (My A1) app (Android/iOS).

A1 North Macedonia Mojot A1 App
© A1 Macedonia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – A1 Macedonia

A1 has four data-featured plans:

  • Talks (combo)
  • Monthly Packages (combo)
  • Internet Data (as the name suggests)
  • A1 Go Social (data)

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

Talks Plans – A1 Macedonia

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

The following Talks are available, which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code to 1480 or 1430:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
99 MKDUnlimited to А1 и 400 MB400 MBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 daysSTART to 1480STOP to 1480
149 MKDUnlimited to all networks и 1 GB1 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 daysSTART to 1483STOP to 1483

Talks auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1480 or 1483.

A1 North Macedonia Talks Plans
Monthly Packages – A1 Macedonia

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

The following Talks are available, which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code to 1474:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
149 MKDMonthly Bundle SN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedN/A30 daysSSTOP S
249 MKDMonthly Bundle M2 GBUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedN/A30 daysMSTOP M
299 MKDMonthly Bundle LN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysLSTOP L
499 MKDMonthly Bundle XL5 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysXLSTOP XL

Monthly Packages auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1474.

A1 North Macedonia Monthly Packages
Internet Data Plans – A1 Macedonia

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

The following Internet Data are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 1410:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
19 MKDDaily Bundle 100 MB100 MB24 hoursDEN STARTSTOP DNEVEN 100MB
39 MKDDaily Bundle 1 GB1 GB24 hoursDEN PROMO STARTSTOP DNEVEN 1GB
49 MKDWeekly Bundle 400 MB400 MB7 days NEDELA 200MBSTOP NEDELEN 200MB
79 MKDWeekly Bundle 1 GB1 GB7 days NEDELA 1GBSTOP NEDELEN 1 GB
99 MKDMonthly Bundle 1 GB1 GB30 days 1GBSTOP 1GB
119 MKDWeekly Bundle 2 GB2 GB7 days PROMOSTOP PROMO
199 MKDMonthly Bundle 3 GB3 GB30 days 3GBSTOP 3GB
299 MKDMonthly Bundle 10 GB10 GB30 days 10GBSTOP 10GB
399 MKDMonthly Bundle 15 GB15 GB30 days 15GBSTOP 15GB
999 MKDMonthly Bundle 50 GB50 GB30 days 50GBSTOP 50GB

Internet Data auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 1410.

A1 North Macedonia Internet Data Plans
A1 Go Social Plan – A1 Macedonia

The A1 Go Social Plan is a data bundle with 1 GB of data (without 5G NR access) and unlimited data for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp for 7 days, costing 119 MKD.

Text START to 1499 to activate A1 Go Social Plan.

PriceDataSocial Media Data 1ValidityActivation Code
119 MKD1 GBUnlimited7 days START

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp

A1 North Macedonia Go Social Plan

APN/Internet Settings – A1 Macedonia

  • Name: A1
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Lycamobile Macedonia

Lycamobile Logo New 2021

Lycamobile Macedonia (Македонија), just Lycamobile, is an A1 Macedonia MVNO.

Lycamobile, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various other European countries.

To learn about Lycamobile's frequencies, jump back to A1 Macedonia's frequencies (but you have no VoLTE access).

This is what you will learn about Lycamobile:

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

Coverage – Lycamobile Macedonia

Lycamobile is an A1 Macedonia MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the A1 Macedonia network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

Unfortunately, Lycamobile does not have full access to A1 Macedonia's network.

In fact, its coverage is embarrassing compared to what A1 Macedonia offers.

Below is Lycamobile's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Macedonia

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for free if you top up at least 100 MKD on the spot or from 100 MKD (with a plan) from Lycamobile resellers, including gas stations. Lycamobile SIM cards are not sold at Skopje International Airport (SKP).

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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

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

North Macedonia Makta Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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

Dial *132# to see your Lycamobile phone number.

Call 1222 to change the system's language.

Lycamobile SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 180 days (no top-up for 180 days or no activity for 180 days).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Macedonia

Lycamobile top-up vouchers are sold by Lycamobile resellers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout North Macedonia.

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

Top-UpValidity
100 MKD60 days 
150 MKD60 days 
200 MKD60 days 
250 MKD60 days 
300 MKD60 days 
590 MKD180 days 
900 MKD360 days 
2000 MKD500 days 

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *122# or call 1222 and follow the instructions.

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

Dial *122# or call 1200 to check your Lycamobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Macedonia

Lycamobile has two data-featured plans: National Bundles (combo) & Data Bundles.

National Bundles – Lycamobile Macedonia

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

The following National Bundes are available, which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataWestern Balkan DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
99 MKDWeekly 99 S2 GBShared with data allowance“Unlimited”, 5000 minutesN/A“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS7 days*139*1074#
200 MKDSuper 20010 GB1 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimtied”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days*139*5200#
399 MKDLyca Mega S12 GB2 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days*139*1026#
499 MKDLyca Mega22 GB2.5 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days*139*51025#
499 MKDLyca Max1 GB/day (30 GB)2 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days*139*1040#
Data Bundles – Lycamobile Macedonia

The Data Bundles are, as the name suggests, data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Data Bundes are available, which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataWestern Balkan DataValidityActivation Code
99 MKDData 993 GB0.5 GB7 days *139*1032#
129 MKDData M2 GB0.5 GB30 days *139*1003#
249 MKDData XL5 GB1 GB30 days *139*1005#
499 MKDMega Data25 GB3 GB30 days *139*1075#

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Macedonia

  • Name: Lycamobile
  • APN: data.lycamobile.mk
  • Username: lmmk
  • Password: plus

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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