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

Norway – part of Scandinavia, known for the Vikings, nature & oil production.

It is also not a place for someone who loves hot weather – you will barely experience hot days in the country, especially up north.

Even then, it is a popular travel destination, especially for travelers from East Asia who are OBSESSED about Scandinavia.

But it certainly is not cheap. It is always one of the, if not the, most expensive countries to live in or travel to in Europe.

With majestic fjords, stunning nature & ski resorts, it is understandable why travelers are willing to pay top-dollar in Norway.

What can make your trip even more expensive is by roaming internationally. International roaming can be expensive.

That is why you should get a local SIM card to enjoy local rates, like a Norwegian one.

So, how expensive are Norwegian SIM cards?

You can get a Norwegian SIM card for 29 NOK or 99 NOK from Telia, 49 NOK from Mycall, or 49 NOK, 99 NOK, or 199 NOK from Lycamobile in their stores and from resellers, like convenience stores and grocery stores. SIM Cards are also sold at Bergen Airport (BGO), Oslo Airport (OSL) & Stavanger Airport (SVG).

So far, so good – the SIM cards do not seem to be too expensive. Just wait until you see the plans. It is still Norway, after all.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Norway Guide (logos of Telia, Lycamobile & Mycall)

Original publication: 12th of November 2021. Last updated: 2nd of March 2024.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Norway?

Anyone 18 years or older living in or visiting Norway living in or visiting Norway can buy a Norwegian SIM card from the mobile operator Telenor, Telia, Lycamobile & Mycall) without 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 Norway).

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Norway?

You can get a Norwegian SIM card in Telenor, Telia & Mycall stores. Resellers, like grocery stores and convenience stores, also sell SIM cards (especially for the MVNOs). They are also sold at various international airports, including Oslo (Gardermoen) Airport.

You can buy a SIM card in the following international airports:

  • Bergen – Bergen (Flesland) Airport (BGO)
  • Oslo – Oslo (Gardermoen) Airport (OSL)
  • Stavanger – Stavanger (Sola) Airport (SVG)

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

  • Telenor Norway: 49 NOK
  • Telia Norway: 429 NOK or 99 NOK
  • Lycamobile Norway: free, but top-up or plan purchase required
  • Mycall: 49 NOK

For up-to-date NOK:your currency (let's say EUR) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Can You Use Your Phone in Norway?

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

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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 Norway.

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Norway

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Norway has one mobile operator and two Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) easily accessible to travelers offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Telia Norway (Norge)
  • Lycamobile Norway (Norge)
  • Mycall

The following frequencies are used in Norway:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: shut down in November 2021 for 5G NR refarming
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 2100 MHz (n1), 2600 MHz (n38) & 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Norway, check out this page by Kimovil or this one by Will My Phone Work (outdated, unfortunately, but extremely user-friendly – useful for phones launched in or before 2019. It does not check for 5G NR compatibility).

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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A Note about Telenor Norway, ice & Chilimobil

In addition to Telia Norway, Norway is home to two other mobile operators: Telenor Norway and ice.

Telenor Logo
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Telenor Norway is the largest and the best mobile operator in the country.

Yet, I do not recommend going with it.

Why? Because its prepaid offering is basically a joke.

Not only does it offer no plans, meaning you have to deal with Pay As You Go (PAYG) data rates, but your speeds will significantly drop once you have reached 1 GB within a month (from max. 300 Mbps to 128 Kbps).

The only positive about this default rate is that you will be charged only 20 NOK per day, regardless of how much data you use on that day.

But remember, your speeds will be throttled for the remainder of the month, which is not pretty.

ice Norway Logo
© ice Norway

Let's talk about ice (Norway), the third mobile operator.

It has the worst network performance in all regards, but that is not a reason why I exclude it from my guides.

Often, the worst is the cheapest and still has reasonable service in urban areas, making them a budget option.

In the case of ice, however, it does not offer prepaid services.

So, it is not an option at all 🙃.

Chilimobil Norway Logo
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Lastly, we have Chilimobil – another Telia Norway MVNO.

While it offers reasonable plans for attractive prices (for Norwegian standards, that is), it stopped selling recharge cards in physical stores.

Normally, that is not an issue – just recharge online or on the app.

The issue with recharging online in the Nordics, including Norway, is that the mobile operators only accept Nordic-issued debit- and credit cards.

Meaning only Danish, Finnish, Icelandic & Norwegian debit- and credit cards are accepted, not international ones.

This, unfortunately, applies to Chilimobile, meaning that it is not an easily accessible option for travelers and tourists.

Lycamobile Norway and Mycall luckily do accept international debit- and credit cards for online recharge, in addition to physical top-ups.

Telia Norway does not, but physical recharges are widely available.

As a result, only Telia Norway, Lycamobile Norway & Mycall will be covered in this guide.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Norway

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Norway. However, not all mobile operators offer both services.

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

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Norway:

  • Telia Norway
  • Mycall

The following mobile operator does not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi in Norway:

  • Lycamobile Norway

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

5G NR in Norway

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Commercial 5G NR has been available in Norway since March 2020. It is available on the Telenor and Telia networks. ice has not 5G NR yet. Telia allows its prepaid customers and Mycall users to use its 5G NR network. Lycamobile cannot use Telenor's 5G NR network (yet).

Best SIM Card in Norway

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Norway, I recommend going with Telia or Mycall. Telia has extensive coverage and fast speeds. Mycall uses the Telia network and offers attractive plans without speed restrictions (unlike Lycamobile). Plus, both Telia and Mycall allow for 5G NR use.

While I know Telenor is actually the best mobile operator in Norway, you should not get its SIM card. Go back to the “Note about Telenor Norway” section.

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Best eSIM in Norway

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM to prepaid customers in Norway (yet).

However, you can also get a travel eSIM from various eSIM providers.

The list below is not exhaustive – many more providers have eSIMs for Norway.

But these are the ones I have tried and had pleasant experiences with.

Moreover, they are reasonably priced, which I find very important (you will not see me recommending an eSIM I would not buy myself).

So here are the 11 best eSIMs for Norway:

Because this is the SIM card buying guide for Norway, I will not spend too much time about travel eSIMs here and throughout this guide (but I will still do here and there).

If you want to learn more about the best eSIMs for Norway, you better check out my Norway eSIM buying guide.

It is as helpful and comprehensive as this guide but about eSIMs instead 😜.

Buying an eSIM for Norway Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Lfotel, Alosim & Airalo)

SIM Card Registration in Norway

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

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While most stores selling Norwegian SIM cards can do SIM card registration on the spot, not all of them can or want to (especially 7-Elevens and independent convenience stores).

All the mobile operators allow you to register your SIM card online.

Unfortunately, you need a Folkeregister number to do so.

Only Norwegian citizens and residents get such a number.

As a result, it is recommended to get registration done on the spot where possible.

EU Roaming in Norway

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

Norway is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) but not part of the European Union (EU).

While the difference between the EU and EEA is not too relevant for this guide, you need to know is that since June 2017, those with EU/EEA SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including Norway.

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

However, conditions do apply. Mobile operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP).

In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and the Nordics), mobile operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your mobile operator offers free roaming while in Norway or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Norwegian SIM Cards

Norway and the Norwegian mobile operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on.

However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

Moreover, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period.

If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Norway Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Norway

The cost of mobile data has decreased significantly over the years worldwide.

Yet, the prices charged by some mobile operators are basically still highway robbery.

Does that apply to Norway?

To some extent, yes.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Norway is 5.81 USD, around the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

This makes Norway the 4th most expensive country in Europe for mobile data.

Just like in most countries, the cost to data ratio is higher with cheaper plans than more expensive plans – that is normal.

In Norway, however, this effect is even more substantial.

3 GB of data can cost you 249 NOK, basically 83 NOK per GB.

But you can get 30 GB for 529 NOK, which translates to around 18 NOK per GB.

So, this is something to be aware of.

Let's talk about something more interesting – speeds.

Is mobile data fast in Norway?

The fastest in Europe. Really.

Norway’s average mobile download speed is around 178 Mbps.

Currently, only the United Arab Emirates (238 Mbps) and South Korea (203 Mbps) have faster average mobile download speeds than Norway.

But Norway has been the number one a few times over the year, so perhaps it will retake its throne.

In Europe, Cyprus (145 Mbps), Bulgaria (142 Mbps) & Switzerland (136 Mbps) are in the top ten, so Norway still has a solid lead.

Looking at how Norway progressed over the year, its average mobile download speed has more than doubled.

This is incredible, especially when it already had a high average mobile download speed back in September 2020 (79 Mbps). Doubling that is not an easy feat!

What Norway, and especially Oslo (capital city), can boast about is that it has the fastest 5G NR download speed in any world capital of about 530 Mbps.

Besides Oslo, fast speeds can be found in other cities, like Bodo (92.96 Mbps), Kongsberg (176.41 Mbps) & Stavanger (121.60 Mbps).

You have probably also noticed that Telenor Norway is the fastest. Often double its competitors up to seven times faster.

Besides speeds, Telenor Norway is the best in all other aspects, ranging from coverage to network experience.

So while you will pay a Norwegian premium for everything in Norway, you will have access to superior mobile networks.

With reasonably priced SIM cards, extensive nationwide coverage (even in mountains or remote areas), velocious mobile download speeds, slightly higher than average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Norway.

Currency in Norway

500 Norwegian Krone Bank Note
© Central Bank of Norway/Norges Bank

Norway uses the Norwegian Krone with the symbol NOK (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as kr. For example, 25 NOK = 25 kr.

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

  • 1 NOK = 0.90 USD
  • 10 NOK = 0.90 USD
  • 100 NOK = 8.95 USD
  • 1000 NOK = 89.30 USD

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Norwegian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Telenor Norway, Lycamobile Norway & Mycall, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Norway has to offer to us.


Telia Norway (Norge)

Telia Logo
© Telia

Telia Norway (Norge), just Telia, is the second-largest mobile operator in Norway.

It is the only mobile operator offering reasonable prepaid services.

Telia used to be known as NetCom until March 2016. Around the same time (or a bot earlier), Telia acquired Tele2 Norway.

Telia, as a company is active, in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden).

Telia uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in November 2021 for 5G NR refarming
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 2100 MHz (n1), 2600 MHz (n38) & 3500 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about Telia:

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

Coverage – Telia Norway

Telia has extensive coverage throughout Norway.

Reception can be found almost anywhere, even high in the mountains and remote areas.

Below is Telia's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Telia Norway

You can get a Telia SIM card for 99 NOK with 250 MB, “unlimited” (20 000) local minutes & “unlimited” (20 000) local SMS for 14 days in Telia stores. Other resellers, including grocery stores, sell SIM cards for 29 NOK with 30 NOK credit. Telia SIM cards are sometimes sold at Oslo (Gardermoen) Airport (OSL).

Telia Norway SIM Card Price
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While Telia does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

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

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

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Lofotel (Norway only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & 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: Norway – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Norway & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Norway, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant), Nordic & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

Buying an eSIM for Norway Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Lfotel, Alosim & Airalo)

For now, I will continue with Telia.

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

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telia Norway

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

Top-up vouchers can be redeemed online or on the Telia Påfyll app (Android/iOS).

Telia Norway Telia Påfyll App
© Telia Norway

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

However, only Nordic-issued (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden) will be accepted.

The Telia Påfyll app can be used to check your balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telia Norway

Telia has two data-featured prepaid plans: Kontantkort/Cash Card (combo) & Datapakker/Data packages.

I will list all the prices in NOK (Norwegian Krone).

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

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Kontantkortis/Cash Card – Telia Norway

The Kontantkortis is a combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Kontantkortis can be activated on the Telia Påfyll app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
99 NOK250 MBUnlimitedUnlimited14 days
Telia Norway Kontantkort (Cash Card)
Datapakker/Data packages – Telia Norway

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

Datapakker can be activated on the Telia Påfyll app:

PriceDataValidity
119 NOK1 GB31 days
219 NOK5 GB31 days
319 NOK10 GB31 days
Telia Norway Datapakker uten inkluderte samtaler SMS og MMS plan
EU Roaming – Telia Norway

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

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Ceuta
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • MelillaNetherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

As Telia does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Telia Norway

  • Name: Telia
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Lycamobile Norway (Lycamobile Norge)

Lycamobile Logo New 2021
© Lycamobile

Lycamobile Norway, just Lycamobile and officially Lycamobile Norge, is a Telia Norway MVNO.

Lycamobile, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various other European countries, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda & the United States.

To learn about Lycamobile’s frequencies, jump back to Telia Norway’s frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR 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 Norway

Lycamobile is a Telia Norway MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the Telia Norway network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the Telia Norway Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Norway

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for 49 NOK, 99 NOK, or 199 NOK from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Lycamobile SIM cards are also sold at Oslo (Gardermoen) Airport (OSL).

Lycamobile SIM Card New 2021
© Lycamobile

Dial *132# to see your Lycamobile phone number.

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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

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

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

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

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Lofotel (Norway only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Norway – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Norway & Europe (32 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data + calling feature – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Norway, Europe (up to 35 countries), Nordic & 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 Norway eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Norway Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Lfotel, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with Lycamobile for now.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lycamobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Norway

Lycamobile top-up vouchers are sold in various stores, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations throughout Norway.

Lycamobile Norway Retailers
© Lycamobile Norway

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

  • 50 NOK
  • 100 NOK
  • 200 NOK

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *150*VoucherCode# or call 3333 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *150*123456#.

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

Dial *150# or call 3333 to check your Lycamobile balance.

Lycamobile has recently updated its apps (Android/iOS).

Lycamobile App New 2021
© Lycamobile

For many, it had performance issues. However, the Android app has worked well for me.

Perhaps the update will make the apps work well for you too.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Norway

Lycamobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: Combo Plans & Data Bundles.

I will list all the prices in NOK (Norwegian Krone).

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

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Combo Plans – Lycamobile Norway

The Combo Plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Combo Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Roaming DataUK/Swiss Roaming DataLocal/EU Minutes 1International Minutes 3Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
99 NOKLyca Smart S500 MBShared with local data250 MBUnlimited100 minutes 4Unlimited30 days*139*1001#
149 NOKHello Norway M2 GB Shared with local data1 GBUnlimited150 minutesUnlimited30 days*139*1007#
199 NOKLyca Smart M 5 GBShared with local data2.5 GBUnlimited250 minutes 4Unlimited30 days*139*1002#
269 NOKHello World M3 GBShared with local data1.5 GBUnlimitedVarious 5Unlimited30 days*139*6269#
299 NOKHello Norway L10 GBShared with local data5 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days*139*1003#
349 NOKHello World L6 GBShared with local data3 GBUnlimitedVarious 5Unlimited30 days*139*6349#
399 NOKHello Norway XL20 GBShared with local data10 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days*139*1004#
499 NOKLyca Smart XXL50 GB44.95 GB22.48 GBUnlimited500 minutes 6Unlimited30 days*139*1005#

1 for local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Norway (NOT from Norway to other EU/EEA member states)
2 from Norway to 29 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom & the United States
3 excluding China, Canada, India & United States
4 50 minutes to Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nepal & Somalia | 350 minutes to Pakistan, Philippines (Smart only) & Thailand | 200 minutes to Nigeria/100 minutes to the Philippines & Turkey/150 minutes to Vietnam (can select one option only)
5 excluding China

Lycamobile Norway Mobile Combo Bundles
Data Bundles – Lycamobile Norway

The Data Bundles are, as the name implies, data plans (with 5G NR access @ max. 16 Mbps).

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

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Roaming DataUK/Swiss Roaming DataValidityActivation Code
199 NOKData S5 GBShared wih local data allowance2.5 GB30 days*139*3018#
299 NOKData M15 GBShared wih local data allowance7.5 GB30 days*139*3005#
399 NOKData L30 GBShared wih local data allowance15 GB30 days*139*3006#
499 NOKData XL50 GBShared wih local data allowance22.48 GB30 days*139*3007#
Lycamobile Norway Mobile Data Bundles
EU Roaming – Lycamobile Norway

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

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Norway

  • Name: lycamobile
  • APN: data.lyca-mobile.no
  • Username: lmno
  • Password: plus

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara Norway)

Mycall Norway Logo
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Mycall Norway, just Mycall and formerly Lebara Norway, is a Telia Norway MVNO.

While Mycall changed from Lebara back in 2012-2013, after it was acquired by Tele2 Norway (which then merged with Telia Norway), large parts of the branding are still similar to Lebara.

To learn about Mycall’s frequencies, jump back to Telia Norway's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Mycall:

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

Coverage – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

Mycall is a Telia Norway MVNO, meaning Mycall uses the Telia Norway network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Mycall, jump to the Telia Norway Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara Norway)

You can get a Mycall SIM card for 25 NOK (with 25 NOK credit – during promotions) or 49 NOK (with 25 NOK credit) in Mycall stores (Brugata 1 in Oslo or Stroemmsveien 43 in Stroemmen) and from resellers, such as grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Mycall SIM cards are also sold at Olso (Gardermoen) Airport (OSL).

Mycall Norway Resellers
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Mycall has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Norway because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Mycall.

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

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

  • Airalo: Lofotel (Norway only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Norway – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Norway & Europe (32 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs which allow for (limited) calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Norway, Europe (up to 35 countries), Nordic & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Norway eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Mycall for now.

Buying an eSIM for Norway Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Lfotel, Alosim & Airalo)

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

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara Norway)

Mycall top-up vouchers are sold in Mycall stores (Brugata 1 in Oslo or Stroemmsveien 43 in Stroemmen), grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Norway.

Mycall Norway Resellers, SIM Card Purchases & Top-Ups 2022
© Mycall

To top up your Mycall SIM card, text KODE VoucherCode to 06160.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text KODE 123456 to 06160.

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

Text SALDO to 06160 to check your Mycall balance.

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

Mycall Norway App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

Mycall has two data-featured prepaid plans: Mycall EU+ (combo) & Data Packages.

I will list all the prices in NOK (Norwegian Krone).

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

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Mycall EU+ Plans – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

The Mycall EU+ plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mycall EU+ are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 06160:

PriceDataLocal/EU Minutes 1International Minutes 2Local/International SMS 2, 3ValidityActivation Code
199 NOK500 MBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU500MB
249 NOK1 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU1
299 NOK3 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU3
349 NOK6 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU6
399 NOK12 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU12
499 NOK25 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU25
599 NOK50 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU50

1 for local use and to call other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Norway (NOT from Norway to other EU/EEA member states)
2 from Norway to 33 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom & the United States
3 for local use and to text other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to Norway (NOT from Norway to other EU/EEA member states) – so this excludes SMS to Canada and the United States when in other EU/EEA countries

Mycall Norway Mycall EU+ Plans 2022
Data Packages – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

The Data Packages are, as the name implies, data plans (with 5G NR access).

The following Data Packages are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 06160:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
79 NOK1 GB30 days1GB
149 NOK3 GB30 days3GB
219 NOK6 GB30 days6GB
299 NOK10 GB30 days10GB
Mycall Norway Data Packages
EU Roaming – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

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

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Ceuta
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Melilla
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

As Mycall does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

  • Name: Mycall Internet
  • APN: internet

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Norway

Getting a SIM card from Telenor or Mycall would do you well when considering a Norwegian SIM card.