Buy a local SIM card to reduce your bills.
Denmark is one of Scandinavia’s most southerly countries and has some great local SIM card deals that could reduce what you’d normally have to pay. You can buy 1GB of data from Denmark’s leading telco provider for as little as DKK25 (US$3.80). So, whether you’re planning a week-long holiday or a Nordic tour, check out the best SIM card options available on finder.com.Prices last updated 6 Jun 2017
There are three main operators in Denmark: TDC, Vectone Mobile (a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, through Telia) and Oister (an MVNO through Three). Each of these operators have been tried, tested and trusted by locals and international travelers and their deals are among the best in world. Operators go through a strict approval process before being allowed to operate in the country and each one competes with the others to offer the best deals. Denmark has good network coverage and a healthy overall speed. There are more than 10 MVNOs that operate in Denmark but we’ve highlighted the best deals below.
Denmark’s operators provide good 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE wireless services. All three operators sell prepaid credit, which allows users to take advantage of cheap offers and deals. The locals call their SIM cards “SIMs” and they can be purchased from official stores and approved resellers by using your passport. Credit can be purchased from official stores, supermarkets and at the airport. Top-ups can also be purchased online by using your credit card. Below, we have broken down each telco provider to highlight exactly what it can offer you during your visit to Denmark.
TDC is the largest network operator in Denmark and it has the best postpaid services in the country. MVNOs operating under TDC’s umbrella offer some great prepaid SIM card options, like Lycamobile. TDC offers a great prepaid SIM card of its own under their youSee brand.
The youSee prepaid SIM card is called Mobiltid and is available from official stores and most retailers. Their standard default rate is only DKK1.99 per MB. Please note there is a data cap of 50MB per day on this SIM. Credit can be purchased for DKK50, DKK100 and DKK200 and is available in supermarkets, newsagents and gas stations. Dial *101# to check your balance.
Oister is the only way to purchase a prepaid SIM card on the Three network in Denmark. It’s an MVNO run as a pay-as-you-go service. Oister offers good 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE services and doesn’t charge any roaming fees on the Three network. Its main prepaid plan is called OiSTER Go! and can be purchased from most retailers across Denmark. The following plans are available:
- OiSTER Go! startpakke. Will cost you DKK29 and comes with DKK50 credit, as well as voice, SMS and data services.
- OiSTER Go! Mobilt Bredbånd startpakke. Will cost you DKK39 and comes with 300MB of preloaded data only.
The following packs can also be loaded onto the data-only SIM card:
- 5GB: DKK100
- 10GB: DKK200
- 25GB: DKK300
The starter pack, OiSTER Mobilt Bredbånd Tank Selv, is sold with the following options:
- 1 day: DKK29
- 7 days: DKK79
- 30 days: DKK199
- 90 days: DKK499
Vectone Mobile is an MVNO run through the Telia network that offers some great prepaid SIM card deals. It offers 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE services and can be purchased from most retailers around Denmark. Prepaid SIM cards are given for free, but credit or data packs will have to be added before use. You can also buy plans that include SIM cards and bonuses. Make sure you shop around and check the latest deals because promotions change on a regular basis.
The standard default rate for data is DKK0.39 per MB. There are also the following data-only packages on offer, each valid for 30 days:
|DKK25||1GB||*5014# to activate|
|DKK35||3GB||*5015# to activate|
|DKK49||5GB||*5016# to activate|
|DKK69||10GB||*5017# to activate|
|DKK99||18GB||*5038# to activate|
|DKK200||100GB||*5039# to activate|
The following voice and data packages are also on offer:
|DKK49||1GB||4 hours talk||*5022# to activate|
|DKK79||30GB||10 hours talk||*5013# to activate|
|DKK99||60GB||10 hours talk||*5035# to activate|
|DKK129||80GB||12 hours talk||*5040# to activate|
|DKK179||100GB||15 hours talk||*5021# to activate|
- If you’re heading to Denmark, but can’t speak Danish, download Google Translate onto your phone before you travel. The good thing about Denmark is that it’s a very cosmopolitan country and English is widely spoken.
- Locals call SIM cards “SIMs”.
- Ask the retailer to set up the SIM card for you, because they will know how to do it. If not, follow the instructions we have highlighted above or go to the official operator website to seek advice.
All networks require you to have a SIM-unlocked GSM-compatible international phone. To double check that you have this phone, or whether it’s possible to unlock your device, contact your provider before you leave.
- Good value for money
- Denmark has good coverage
- Prepaid credit when required
- No in-store contract needed
- Could be compatible with your current phone
- Cheap handsets are sold in-store
- No devices offered with SIM card packages
- Can only be used on SIM-unlocked GSM phones
There are more than 10 MVNOs in Denmark, but we have highlighted the best deals at the time of publication. Make sure you shop around to see if there are any better deals or promotions on offer at the time that you want to travel because they do tend to change from time to time.