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4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Serbia: Buying Guide

Serbia – known for its culture, tasty cuisine, and nightlife.

Just like other Western Balkans nations, Serbia is rich in history.

From the Tesla Museum in Belgrade to the Niš Fortress in Niš.

Perhaps you are more into nature and would rather see the mountain and parks in Tara.

Or if you are a party-goer, you may just want to stay in Belgrade and live every night like it is your last one – just make sure they are not literally your last night.

As you can see, there is no reason to be bored. You better make your friends jealous by sharing your Serbia experiences online.

The thing is, international roaming can be expensive. Serbia is an inexpensive travel destination, so it would be a shame to make your trip expensive because you felt the need to roam.

Luckily, you do not have to. You can get a local SIM card, like a Serbian one, and enjoy local rates. This method is almost always cheaper than international roaming.

And the best part – SIM cards are inexpensive in Serbia.

You can get a Serbian SIM card for 300 RSD (2.70 USD) from MTS and Globaltel and 400 RSD (3.70 USD) from Yettel (formerly Telenor) and A1 in their stores or from resellers, like convenience stores and kiosks. SIM cards are also sold at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG).

Super cheap, right!? That is one of the pros of visiting the Balkan states – it is so cheap compared to Western Europe. Or even worse – Northern Europe.

But the four mobile operators have much more to offer, which I will tell you all about in this guide.

To make your SIM card selection even better, I will also give you some golden nuggets nobody else talks about.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Serbia Guide (logos of MTS, Yettel, A1 & Globatel)

Original publication: 5th of August 2021. Last updated: 4th of May 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Serbia?

Anyone living in or visiting Serbia can buy a Serbian SIM card from MTS, Yettel (formerly Telenor), A1 & Globaltel with no restrictions.

Your phone has to support the frequencies used in Serbia.

Furthermore, your phone needs to be unlocked (SIM-lock free) to use a Serbian SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Serbia?

You can get a Serbian SIM card in MTS, Yettel (formerly Telenor), A1 & Globaltel stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. They are also sold at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG).

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

  • MTS Serbia: 300 RSD
  • Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor Serbia): 400 RSD & 600 RSD
  • A1 Serbia: 400 RSD
  • Globatel Serbia: 299 RSD

The following Serbian mobile operators also have SIM cards targetting tourists:

  • MTS Serbia: 600 RSD (Turist Net) & 1800 RSD (Super Turist SIM)
  • Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor Serbia): 545 RSD
  • A1 Serbia: 400 RSD (Hello Stranger)

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

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Can You Use Your Phone in Serbia?

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

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

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Serbia

Serbia has three mobile operators and one Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering prepaid services:

  • MTS Serbia (Srbija)
  • Yettel Serbia (Srbija – formerly Telenor Serbia/Srbija)
  • A1 Serbia (Srbija)
  • Globatel Serbia (Srbija – A1 Serbia MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in Serbia:

  • 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 Serbia, 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 Serbia

VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) is availablein Serbia, and it is offered by all mobile operators. However, VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) is not available.

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

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Serbia:

  • MTS Serbia
  • Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor Serbia)
  • A1 Serbia

The following mobile operator does not offer VoLTE nor VoWiFi in Serbia:

  • Globatel Serbia

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

5G NR in Serbia

5G NR is not available in Serbia as of 2022, and the Serbian government has not made any indications of when they will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Serbia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Serbia, I recommend going with Yettel (formerly Telenor) or A1. Both mobile operators have the best coverage throughout the country. A1 has the fastest speeds. Consider MTS for generous allowances with its tourist SIM cards.

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Best eSIM in Serbia

Yettel (formerly Telenor) and Globatel offer eSIM to prepaid customers.

While MTS and A1 also have eSIMs, they are not offered to prepaid customers.

Note that the Serbian mobile operators require your identification (ID for EU/EEA travelers and passport for anyone else) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

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

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Serbia without personal detail capturing, you can get the Serbia (Serbia Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo.

Serbia Serbia Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these three options:

Airalo Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip the queues and avoid physical SIM cards in Serbia and use them immediately upon arriving in Serbia!

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If you plan on visiting other neighboring European nations, consider the Eurolink eSIM (six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days) in Serbia 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!

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Not staying in just Europe? Get the Discover Global eSIM with 1 GB of data (7 days – multiple top-ups available) for Serbia and these other countries:

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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 Serbia and eSIMs worldwide).

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Serbia

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

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner
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You can use the Simcorner International Travel SIM card in the following countries:

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Serbia

SIM card registration using your passport information is not needed when buying a SIM card in Serbia.

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EU Roaming in Serbia

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

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

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

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

Western Balkans Roaming in Serbia

Coming soon.

Roaming in the Western Balkans with Serbian SIM Cards

Coming soon.

Serbia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Being redone.

Currency in Serbia

200 Serbian Dinar Bank Note
© National Bank of Serbia (NBS)/Narodna Banka Srbije/Народна банка Србије

Serbia use the Serbian Dinar with the symbol RSD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just din. For example, 25 RSD = 25 din.

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

  • 1 RSD = 0.01 USD
  • 10 RSD = 0.10 USD
  • 100 RSD = 0.90 USD
  • 1000 RSD = 9.20 USD
  • 10 000 RSD = 91.80 USD

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Serbian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through MTS Serbia, Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor), A1 Serbia & Globatel Serbia, 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 Serbia has to offer to us.


MTS Serbia (Srbija/Србија)

MTS Logo
© MTS Serbia

MTS Serbia (Srbija/Србија) by Telekom Srbija is the largest mobile operator in Serbia.

It used to be the best option. However, its competitors have caught up on coverage and speed.

It still does have a wide range of plans to choose from.

Telekom Srbija is also active in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Montenegro as m:tel.

MTS 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: Not available yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about MTS:

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

Coverage – MTS Serbia

MTS has extensive coverage throughout Serbia.

Below is MTS' 2G coverage map:

Then we have a MTS 3G coverage map:

Now we have MTS' 4G/LTE coverage map:

Finally, here we have a map of MTS' 2G, 3G & 4G/LTE networks combined:

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

SIM Card Price – MTS Serbia

You can get an MTS SIM card for 300 RSD, 400 RSD, or 600 RSD with various starter perks in MTS stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. SIM cards are also sold at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG).

Below is an overview of the four MTS SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataSocial Media Data 2On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
300 RSD25 RSDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days
300 RSDPripejd Mobilni Net 1N/A500 MBN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days
400 RSDMoj Pripejd25 RSD1 GB5 GBUnlimited100 minutesShared with off-net call allowance7 days
600 RSDSve Cool50 RSD2 GB10 GBUnlimited200 minutesShared with off-net call allowance15 days

1 data-only SIM card
2 for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Viber & WhatsApp

MTS Serbia SIM Cards

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the MTS Turist SIM cards – MTS' tourist offering.

The following two MTS tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataOn-Net MinutesInternational MinutesValidity
600 RSDTurist25 RSD15 GBN/AN/A5 days
1800 RSDSuper Turist SIM25 RSD10 GB120 minutes30 minutes30 days
MTS Serbia Tourist SIM Cards
© MTS Serbia
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While MTS does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Serbia (Serbia Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days).

Serbia Serbia Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Serbia and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Finally, you have the Discover Global eSIM for use in Serbia and 80+ other countries worldwide (1 GB/7 days with top-ups available up to 20 GB/180 days).

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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Note that MTS 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.

Dial *100# to access the MTS menu.

MTS SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 12 months (no top-up for 12 months or no activity for 12 months).

However, your MTS SIM card will enter into a passive state after not topping up for 90 days, allowing only for receiving incoming calls and SMS and making calls to emergency services.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – MTS Serbia

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

To top up your MTS SIM card, dial *100# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Dial *100# or call 777 to check your MTS balance.

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

MTS Serbia Moj MTS App
© MTS Serbia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – MTS Serbia

MTS has five data-featured plans:

  • Kombo/Combo (as the name suggests)
  • Plan 100 i Plan 200 (combo)
  • Pripejd Internet/Prepaid Internet (as the name implies)
  • Tourist Packages (data for tourist SIM card
  • Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije/Social Networks and Applications (social media data)

All MTS plans can be activated by dialing *100# or texting the Activation Code to 687.

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

Kombo (Combo) Plans – MTS Serbia

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

Dial *100# or text the Activation Code to 687 to activate Kombo:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
299 RSDKombo Miks 50N/A50 minutesShared with call allowance7 daysKOMBO50STOPKOMBO50
499 RSDKombo Miks 100N/A100 minutesShared with call allowance30 daysKOMBO100STOPKOMBO100
999 RSDKomplet Kombo Miks200 MB200 minutesShared with call allowance30 daysKOMBOSVESTOPKOMBOSVE

Kombo auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 687.

MTS Serbia Domaći min i SMS Kombo Miks Combo Plans
Plan 100 i Plan 200 – MTS Serbia

The Plan 100 i (and) Plan 200 are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial *100# or text the Activation Code to 687 to activate Plan 100 i Plan 200:

PricePlanDataSocial Media Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
400 RSDPlan 1001 GB5 GBUnlimited100 minutesShared with off-net call allowance30 daysPLAN100STOPPLAN100
600 RSDPlan 2002 GB10 GBUnlimited200 minutesShared with off-net call allowance30 daysPLAN200STOPPLAN200

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Viber & WhatsApp

Plan 100 i Plan 200 auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 687.

MTS Serbia Plan 100 i Plan 200
Pripejd Internet (Prepaid Internet) Plans – MTS Serbia

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

Dial *100# or text the Activation Code to 687 to activate Pripejd Internet:

PricePlanDataSocial Media Data 1ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
50 RSDInternet 1 Dan 100 MB100 MBN/A1 dayNET50STOPNET50
100 RSDInternet 1 Dan 1 GB1 GBN/A1 dayNET100STOPNET100
200 RSDInternet 7 Dana 200 MB200 MBUnlimited7 daysNET125STOPNET125
200 RSDInternet 7 Dana 1 GB1 GBUnlimited7 daysNET200STOPNET200

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Viber & WhatsApp

Pripejd Internet auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 687.

MTS Serbia Pripejd Internet Prepaid Plans
Tourist Packages – MTS Serbia

The Tourist Packages are data bundles (without 5G NR access) for the tourist SIM cards.

Dial *100# or text the Activation Code to 687 to activate Tourist Packages:

PriceData 1Validity
600 RSD3 GB7 days
900 RSD5 GB7 days

1 can still browse the web @ 64 Kbps after exhausting data allowance until the expiry date

MTS Serbia Turist Interneta Tourist Internet Add-Ons
Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije (Social Networks and Applications) Add-Ons – MTS Serbia

The Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije (Social Networks and Applications) Add-Ons are data add-ons (without 5G NR access for social media apps.

Dial *100# or text the Activation Code to 687 to activate Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
69 RSDFacebook DodatakUnlimited30 daysFBSTOPFB
69 RSDTwitter DodatakUnlimited30 daysTWSTOPTW
99 RSDViber DodatakUnlimited30 daysVBSTOPVB
99 RSDWhatsApp DodatakUnlimited30 daysWASTOPWA
299 RSDFacebook, Instagram i TwitterUnlimited30 daysDMSTOPDM

Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 687.

MTS Serbia Društvene Mreže i Aplikacije Social Networks and Applications Plans

APN/Internet Settings – MTS Serbia

  • Name: MTS
  • APN: mtsinternet
  • Username: mts
  • Password: 064

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Yettel Serbia (Srbija/Србија – formerly Telenor)

Yettel Logo
© Yettel

Yettel Serbia, just Yettel and formerly Telenor, is the second-largest mobile operator in Serbia.

In March 2022, the PPF Group that owned the Telenor brand in Bulgaria, Hungary & Serbia decided to change the brand name to Yettel.

Yettel 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: Not available yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Yettel:

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

Coverage – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

Yettel has the best 4G/LTE coverage in Serbia.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Yettel's coverage map:

Yettel Serbia Coverage Map
Source

SIM Card Price – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

You can get a Yettel SIM card for 400 RSD with 5 GB of data and 20 GB for social media 1 for 7 days (Yettel Pripejd), or 600 RSD with 15 GB and 20 GB for social media 1 for 15 days in Yettel stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Yettel SIM cards may also sold at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG).

When Yettel was still Telenor, it used to sell SIM cards at the airport (at least, that was before the pandemic). I am not sure if this is still the case. Let me know.

PriceSIM CardDataSocial Media Data 1Validity
400 RSDYettel Pripejd5 GB20 GB7 days
600 RSDYettel Pripejd Plus15 GB20 GB15 days

1 10 GB per app for two apps you have to select on the Yettel RSB app: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Viber & WhatsApp

Yettel Serbia SIM Cards

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Yettel tourist SIM card.

For 545 RSD, you get 10 GB of data and 2 GB Western Balkans data for 15 days.

Yettel Serbia Tourist SIM Cards
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It is also possible to get a Yettel eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

One does not have a complete list of which devices are supported, except for stating that Huawei, iPhones & Samsung phones can use eSIM.

So I assume the standard phones are supported (Huawei P40 series, iPhone 11/12/13 series & Samsung (Galaxy (Note) (S)20 & 21 series).

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Note that Yettel 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.

Dial *111# to access the Yettel menu.

Yettel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 390 days (no top-up for 390 days or no activity for 390 days).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

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

To top up your Yettel SIM card, dial *912*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *912*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Dial *121# to check your Yettel balance.

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

Yettel Serbia Yettel RSB App
© Crnogorski Telekom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

Yettel has three data-featured plans:

  • Daily Internet Add-Ons
  • Monthly Internet Add-Ons
  • Tarifni Dodaci/Tariff Supplements (data)

All Yettel plans can be activated by dialing *111# and selecting option 6 or texting the Activation Code to 3282.

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

Daily Internet Add-Ons – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

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

Text the Activation Code to 3282 or dial *111# and select option 6 to activate Daily Internet Add-Ons:

PriceDataWestern Balkans DataValidityActivation Code
35 RSD100 MBShared with data allowanceUntil midnightDa100
80 RSD500 MBShared with data allowanceUntil midnightDa500
Yettel Serbia Daily Internet Add-Ons
Monthly Internet Add-Ons – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

The Monthly Internet Add-Ons are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 3282 or dial *111# and select option 6 to activate Monthly Internet Add-Ons:

PriceDataWestern Balkans DataValidityActivation Code
209 RSD250 MBShared with data allowance30 days250
319 RSD500 MBShared with data allowance30 days500
429 RSD1 GBShared with data allowance30 days1
639 RSD3 GB1.5 GB30 days3
1099 RSD“Unlimited”, 100 GB 12.5 GB30 days10

1 unlimited data @ 2 Mbps after exhausting your data allowance

Yettel Serbia Monthly Internet Add-Ons
Tarifni Dodaci (Tariff Supplements) – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

The Tarifni Dodaci (Tariff Supplements) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *111# and select option 6 to activate Tarifni Dodaci:

PriceDataValidity
399 RSD1 GB30 days
599 RSD3 GB30 days
999 RSD10 GB30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Yettel Serbia (formerly Telenor)

  • Name: Yettel
  • APN: internet
  • Username: yettel OR telenor
  • Password: gprs

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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A1 Serbia (Srbija/Србија – formerly Vip Mobile)

A1 Logo
© A1

A1 Serbia (Srbija/Србија), just A1 and formerly Vip Mobile, is the smallest mobile operator in Serbia.

It is, however, the fastest mobile operator in the country.

A1, as a company from Austria, is active in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia & Slovenia.

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: Not available 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 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

A1 has the best 4G/LTE availability in Serbia.

Below is A1's 2G coverage map:

Then we have an A1 3G coverage map:

Now we have A1's 4G/LTE coverage map:

At last, we have a combined A1 coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

You can get an A1 SIM card for 400 RSD with 1 GB of data, 10 GB for select social media apps 1, unlimited on-net minutes & 100 off-net minutes/on-net SMS for 30 days (Mesečni Plan 300 if you dial *123# and select option 1) in A1 stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. A1 SIM cards are not sold at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG).

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber & WhatsApp

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the A1 Hello Stranger SIM card – A1's tourist offering.

For 400 RSD, you get 20 GB of data for three days.

However, if you top up at least 200 RSD within those three, the validity will be extended by seven days (a total of ten days).

A1 Serbia Hello Stranger Tourist SIM Card
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While A1 does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Serbia (Serbia Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days).

Serbia Serbia Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Serbia and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Finally, you have the Discover Global eSIM for use in Serbia and 80+ other countries worldwide (1 GB/7 days with top-ups available up to 20 GB/180 days).

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
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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.

Dial *123# to access the A1 menu.

A1 SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 13 months (no top-up for 13 months or no activity for 13 months).

However, your MTS SIM card will enter into a passive state after not topping up for 3 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 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

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

To top up your A1 SIM card, dial *123# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Dial *123# or text ? to 1200 to check your A1 balance.

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

A1 Serbia Moj MTS App
© A1 Serbia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

A1 has four data-featured plans:

  • Mesečni Planovi/Monthly Plans (combo)
  • Prepaid Tarifni Dodaci/Prepaid Tariff Supplements (data)
  • Moćni dodaci samo uz Mesečni Plan/Powerful Add-ons only with the Monthly Plan (combo add-ons)
  • Multimedija/Multimedia (social media add-ons)

All A1 plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

Mesečni Planovi (Monthly Plans) – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

The Mesečni Planovi (Monthly Plans) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 2021 or dial *123# to activate Mesečni Planovi:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesOff-net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
300 RSDMesečni Plan 3001 GB10 GBUnlimited100 minutesShared with on-net call allowance30 daysMP300
600 RSDMesečni Plan 6003 GB10 GBUnlimited200 minutesShared with on-net call allowance30 daysMP600
900 RSDA1 Moćni Plan9 GB10 GB 2Unlimited500 minutesShared with on-net call allowance30 daysMOCNI

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber & WhatsApp
2 +10 GB for Instagram

A1 Serbia Mesečni Planovi Monthly Plans
Prepaid Tarifni Dodaci (Prepaid Tariff Supplements) – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

The Prepaid Tarifni Dodaci (Prepaid Tariff Supplements are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 12307 or dial *123# to activate Prepaid Tarifni Dodaci:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
129 RSD1 GB1 day1GB
289 RSD3 GB7 days3GB
489 RSD6 GB7 days6GB
689 RSD12 GB7 days12GB
A1 Serbia Prepaid Tarifni Dodaci Prepaid Tariff Supplements
Moćni Dodaci Samo uz Mesečni Plan (Powerful Add-Ons only with the Monthly Plan) – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

The Moćni Dodaci Samo uz Mesečni Plan (Powerful Add-Ons only with the Monthly Plan) are add-ons for Mesečni Planovi. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Moćni Dodaci Samo uz Mesečni Plan can be activated on the Moj A1 app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
199 RSDMoćni Dodatak uz Mesečni Plan 3001 GB100 minutesShared with call allowance30 days
299 RSDMoćni Dodatak uz Mesečni Plan 6003 GB200 minutesShared with call allowance30 days
399 RSDMoćni Dodatak uz Moćni Plan9 GB300 minutesShared with call allowance30 days
A1 Serbia Moćni Dodaci Aamo uz Mesečni Plan Monthly Plans Add-Ons
Multimedija (Multimedia) Add-Ons – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

The Multimedija (Multimedia) Add-Ons are add-ons for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber & WhatsApp. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Text 1 to 4042 or 4047 to activate Multimedija:

PricePlanSocial Media DataValidityActivation Code
149 RSDInstagram 5 GB5 GB 17 daysText 1 to 4042
149 RSDNet za Čet 5 GB 5 GB 2UnknownText 1 to 4047

1 for Instagram
2 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber & WhatsApp

A1 Serbia Multimedija Multimedia Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – A1 Serbia (formerly Vip Mobile)

  • Name: A1
  • APN: internet
  • Username: internet
  • Password: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Globatel

Globatel Logo
© Globatel

Globatel is an A1 Serbia Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) using the A1 network.

It is a local Internet Service Provider that also offers mobile services.

Globaltel has a market share of less than 1% of the Serbian mobile telecommunications market.

To learn about Globatel's frequencies, jump back to A1 Serbia's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Globatel:

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

Coverage – Globatel

Globaltel has great coverage throughout Serbia.

Even though Globatel is an A1 Serbia MVNO, it does not have full access to the A1 network.

As a result, you may have a forced fallback to 2G or 3G in some areas.

In others, you will have no reception at all, while A1 SIM cards will have reception.

Below is Globatel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Globatel

You can buy a Globaltel SIM card for 299 RSD in Globatel's head office (Makenzijeva 24, I sprat, Beograd – Belgrade) or Moj Kiosks across Serbia.

You do have to activate the SIM card online before you can use it (in Serbian).

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It is also possible to get a Globatel eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card. To use a Globatel eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Google Pixel 3/3 XL3A/3A XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Huawai P40/P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS/XS Max/XR
  • Microsoft Surface Duo
  • Samsung S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20+/20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip/Fold 2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Flip LTE Model
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Dial *100# to access the Globatel menu.

Globatel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 120 days (no top-up for 120 days or no activity for 120 days). However, your SIM card will be in a suspended state (incoming calls & SMS only) after the 90th day of no activity.

But you can still call emergency services while your Globaltel SIM card is in a suspended state.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Globatel

You can top-up your Globatel SIM card at the Globaltel head office (Makenzijeva 24, I sprat, Beograd – Belgrade), post offices, and Moj Kiosks across the nation. Top-up amounts are between 100 RSD to 12 000 RSD.

Simply tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

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

Dial *100# to check your Globatel balance.

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

Globatel App
© Globatel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Globatel

Globatel Tjov Paket - Your Package
© Globatel

Globatel has three data-featured plans:

All Globatel plans can be activated by dialing *100#.

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

Tvoj Paket (Your Package) – Globatel

With Tjov Paket (Your Package), you can customize your plan by setting how much data and how many minutes you want for 7 days or 30 days. However, all plans need a minimum amount of data and minutes/SMS.

All Tvoj Paket include unlimited on-net minutes.

Tvoj Paket (7 days) – Globatel

With Tvoj Paket 7 days (7 Dana), you can get 2 GB or 4 GB of data and 30 minutes/SMS to 80 minutes/SMS.

Be aware that your call and text allowances are combined, not separate.

Set up Tvoj Paket by dialing *100# or online:

Data & Minutes/SMS2 GB4 GB
30 Minutes/SMS200 RSD300 RSD
80 Minutes/SMS300 RSD400 RSD
Tvoj Paket (30 days) – Globatel

With Tvoj Paket 30 days (30 Dana), you can get 1 GB up to 10 GB of data and 50 minutes/SMS up to 250 minutes/SMS.

Be aware that your call and text allowances are combined, not separate.

Set up Tvoj Paket by dialing *100# or online:

Data & Minutes/SMS1 GB4 GB10 GB
50 Minutes/SMS300 RSD450 RSD700 RSD
150 Minutes/SMS450 RSD500 RSD900 RSD
250 Minutes/SMS600 RSD800 RSD1000 RSD
Pojedinačni Paketi (Individual Packages) – Globatel

The Pojedinačni Paketi (Individual Packages) are data-only plans or call/SMS plans.

Activate Pojedinačni Paketi by dialing *100#:

PriceDataMinutes/SMSValidity
100 RSDN/A20 minutes/SMS7 days
100 RSD1 GBN/A7 days
200 RSDN/A50 minutes/SMS7 days
200 RSD3 GBN/A7 days
300 RSDN/A100 minutes/SMS30 days
300 RSD5 GBN/A30 days
Internet Tarife (Internet Tariff) – Globatel

The Internet Tarife (Internet Tariff) are data-only plans.

Activate Internet Tarife by dialing *100#

PriceDataValidity
100 RSD1 GB7 days
200 RSD3 GB7 days
300 RSD5 GB30 days
Western Balkans Roaming – Globatel

You can use your allowances in the following Western Balkans countries without paying roaming fees:

1 due to historical and political reasons, the Serbian mobile operators do not list Kosovo as an independent nation, but the Western Balkans roaming agreement does apply to Kosovo too

APN/Internet Settings – Globatel

  • Name: globatel
  • APN: globatel

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Serbia

The cheapest way to get online in Serbia is to get a SIM card from one of the 4 mobile operators unless you have a Western Balkans SIM card and can roam for free in Serbia. However, local SIM cards are not your only method of staying online when abroad.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected. You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers. The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option. Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Serbia

Getting a SIM card from either Telenor Serbia or A1 Serbia would do you well when considering a Serbian SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other European Countries

Visiting other countries in Europe? Check out my Europe SIM card buying guide, covering other European nations, such as:

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

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