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Norway: 3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2022)

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).

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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: 19th of September 2022.


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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 network operators 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

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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.

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 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

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

  • 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 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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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
© Telenor

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
© Chilimobil

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 network 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 operators do not offer VoLTE nor 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

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 get travel eSIMs from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo has the Lofotel eSIMs:

Norway Lofotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Norway/Lofotel 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Norway/Lofotel 3 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Norway/Lofotel 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  4. Norway/Lofotel 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

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 Airalo Lofotel eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Norway eSIMs Compared guide.

Or you can get Norway eSIMs from Nomad.

Norway eSIMs Nomad
Norway Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

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

Finally, you can get Norway eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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

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

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

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

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
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Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of the European Union (and more).

But honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is superior (but you can consider the Holafly Europe eSIM if you want unlimited data in 30+ countries – just do not forget about code PHONETRAVELWIZ if you go with Holafly).

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

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Norway

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Norway, I recommend going with SimCorner's Europe SIM cards that covers Europe (mainly the European Union) and parts Asia, Central America & South America – all in one SIM card.

Norway Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner
SimCorner UK and Europe Travel SIM Card (100 GB for 30 days)
© SimCorner

You have these four options:

  1. Europe Travel SIM card with 7 GB for 30 days (includes calls)
  2. Europe & UK Travel SIM card with 12 GB for 30 days (includes calls, SMS & data use in Asia, Central America & South America)
  3. UK and Europe Travel SIM card with 100 GB for 30 days (includes calls and SMS)
  4. Europe Data SIM card with 12 GB for 60 days (includes data use in Asia, Central America & South America)
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The SimCorner Europe SIM cards can be used in Norway and the following other countries:

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

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 = 0.10 USD
  • 10 NOK = 1 USD
  • 100 NOK = 10.20 USD
  • 1000 NOK = 102.40 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 2G coverage map:

Now we have Telia's 4G/LTE coverage map:

Furthermore, we have a Telia 5G NR coverage map:

At last, we have a combined Telia coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Telia will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Norway (Lofotel) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Norway Lofotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Norway eSIMs from Nomad.

Norway eSIMs Nomad
Norway Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Norway eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Norway and 35+ other European countries (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 – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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

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

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 plans: Telia Mobil Kontant Ladepakker (combo) & Datapakker (data).

All Telia plans can only be activated on the Telia Påfyll app.

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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Telia Mobil Kontant Ladepakker (Telia Mobile Cash Recharging Packages) – Telia Norway

The Telia Mobil Kontant Ladepakker (Telia Mobile Cash Recharging Packages) are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mobil Kontant Ladepakker are available, which can be activated on the Telia Påfyll app:

PriceDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1Validity
249 NOK3 GB“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 20 000 SMS31 days
329 NOK6 GB“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 20 000 SMS31 days
399 NOK10 GB“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 20 000 SMS31 days
449 NOK15 GB“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 20 000 SMS31 days
529 NOK30 GB“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutes“Unlimited”, 20 000 SMS31 days

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)

Datapakker (Data Packages) – Telia Norway

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

These Datapakker are available, which can be activated on the Telia Påfyll app:

PriceDataValidity
99 NOK1 GB31 days
199 NOK5 GB31 days
299 NOK10 GB31 days
EU Roaming – Telia Norway

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

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
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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Lycamobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Norway (Lofotel) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Norway Lofotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Norway eSIMs from Nomad.

Norway eSIMs Nomad
Norway Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Norway eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Norway and 35+ other European countries (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 – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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

Dial *132# to see your Lycamobile phone number.

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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 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, as the name implies, combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 16 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

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

PricePlanEU/EEA Roaming DataLocal/EU Minutes 1International Minutes 2Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
99 NOKLyca Smart S200 MB100 minutes100 minutes 3100 SMS30 days*139*1001#
199 NOKLyca Smart M 2 GB1000 minutes250 minutes 31000 SMS30 days*139*1002#
269 NOKHello World M3 GBUnlimitedVarious 4Unlimited30 days*139*6269#
299 NOKHello Norway L6 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days*139*1003#
349 NOKHello World L6 GBUnlimited Various 4 Unlimited30 days*139*6349#
399 NOKHello Norway XL15 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days*139*1004#
499 NOKLyca Smart XXL30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited 5Unlimited30 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/150 minutes to Vietnam (can select one option only)
5 excluding China

Lycamobile Norway Combo Bundles
Data Bundles – Lycamobile Norway

The Data Bundles are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access @ max. 16 Mbps).

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

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Roaming DataValidityActivation Code
199 NOKData S8 GB8 GB30 days*139*3018#
299 NOKData M15 GB15 GB30 days*139*3005#
399 NOKData L30 GB20.5 GB30 days*139*3006#
499 NOKData XL50 GB25.5 GB30 days*139*3007#
Lycamobile Norway Data Bundles
EU Roaming – Lycamobile Norway

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

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
© Mycall

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
© Mycall
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Mycall has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Lycamobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Norway (Lofotel) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Norway Lofotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Norway eSIMs from Nomad.

Norway eSIMs Nomad
Norway Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Norway eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Norway and 35+ other European countries (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 – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers (the 3 GB and 10 GB variants are chosen the most).

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

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

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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
© Mycall

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

Mycall has three data-featured plans

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

Mycall EU+ – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

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

Text the Activation Code to 06160 to activate Mycall EU+:

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 daysEU26
599 NOK30 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 20 000 minutesUnlimited30 daysEU30

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
Mycall Global – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

Mycall Global is a combo plan similar to Mycall EU+, also allowing for international calls without additional fees.

The data, local call & local/international text allowances are the same, including the prices for each option.

However, unlike Mycall EU+, you cannot use your international call allowance to call 33 countries. Instead, you have to select a specific country.

You can select one of the following 31 countries:

Unfortunately, the call allowance differs per option and per country, making it a challenge to make a comprehensible overview for you.

Luckily, you can check it yourself here in English 😃.

Data Packages – Mycall Norway (formerly Lebara)

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

Text the Activation Code to 06160 to activate Data Packages:

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:

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

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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