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Multiple 4G options can reduce your roaming rates in Scandinavia.

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Whether it’s to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights or take in the sights of Stockholm, there’s something for everyone in Sweden. If you’re traveling to this Scandinavian destination, you can cut down on roaming charges by investing in a prepaid SIM card with from a local dealer. You can purchase a prepaid SIM card with 1GB of data, unlimited domestic SMS and 100 minutes of domestic calls for SEK149 (US$17.73). The following is our guide to Sweden’s mobile network operators.

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Mobile network operators in Sweden

There are four mobile networks in Sweden:

  • Telia (and its subsidiary Halebop)
  • Tele2 (and its subsidiary Comviq)
  • Telenor
  • 3 (Tre)

All four networks share their 2G, 3G or 4G space with at least one other network. Telia is the only operator with its own 4G network. All four carriers support 4G/LTE currently. Telia has the best coverage overall, but NetMobility and Tre have better speed options in major cities, so it’s important to think about where you will be spending the most time while visiting Sweden.

We’ll review all four providers separately, as well as the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Lycamobile.

Telia

Telia has the biggest market share in Sweden and is generally thought to have the best coverage in the country for 2G, 3G and 4G. 4G/LTE is available on prepaid with speeds up to 20 Mbps.

The starter SIM card is called Telia Kontantkort Startpaket. It’s free if you order it online or buy it in an official brand store. Otherwise it costs SEK100 in various convenience stores. As will be explained later, The international top-up website IHaveLanded is a good way to top-up with a foreign credit card. Otherwise you can buy top-up cards in most convenience stores such as supermarkets and gas stations. Cards will expire after 13 months without being used. Telia offers data-enhancement packages as well as multi-service bundles as top-ups. All plans are listed below.

Telia data feature bundles

Price Data Validity
SEK49 500MB 31 days
SEK149 2GB 31 days
SEK299 6GB 6 months
SEK399 12GB 6 months

Telia Fastpris combo bundles

Price Data Domestic SMS Domestic Calls
SEK99 500MB Unlimited 100 minutes
SEK149 1GB Unlimited 100 minutes
SEK199 2GB Unlimited Unlimited
SEK249 5GB Unlimited Unlimited

IHaveLanded starter packs

If you use the third-party website IHaveLanded to buy a Telia SIM card, you can pick from three starter packs. For an additional fee, the IHL card can be mailed to your address prior to your trip to Sweden. The starter packs are:
S: For SEK185, you get 500MB valid for 1 month, renewing on the first day of each month for a period of 12 months.
M: For SEK244, you get 1GB and unlimited domestic calls for 30 days.
L: For SEK478, you get 6GB and unlimited domestic calls for 30 days

APN: online.telia.se
Website: http://www.telia.se/privat/telefoni/prepaid?intcmp_kontantkort_engelska

Halebop

Halebop is a subsidiary of Telia and has 4G/LTE up to speeds of 100Mbps for prepaid. The starter SIM card, Halebop Kontantkort, is available for free at Telia stores. You can also buy it at retail locations such as 7-Eleven, The Phone House, Media Mark and Coop for between SEK50 and SEK100. All three sizes of SIM cards are available. Top-up vouchers are available at the same locations. Balances and SIM cards will expire after one year. There are two programs available: Rubbet, which bundles data, voice and texts, or Halebop Go, which is a pay-as-you go service. The cost and features of both are listed below.

Halebop Rubbet bundles

All bundles are valid for 31 days. Unused data will carry to the next month, but once you run out of data, you cannot get more without renewing.

Plan Price Data Minutes SMS
Mimi SEK99 1GB 50 500
Liten SEK169 2GB 100 1,000
Mellan SEK269 6GB Unlimited Unlimited
STor SEK369 24GB Unlimited Unlimited

Halebop Go packages

All data packages are valid for six months.

Price Data
SEK29 500MB
SEK59 1GB
SEK159 4GB
SEK299 12GB

APN: halebop.telia.se
Website: https://shop.halebop.se/kontantkort

Comviq

Comviq is a subsidiary of Sweden’s Tele2 and uses the networks of other companies. Tele2 itself not longer sells prepaid cards except through Comviq. Its prepaid SIM is called Comviq Kontantkort and is sold at convenience stores like 7-Eleven for SEK45. Previously you could only buy SIM cards online if you had a Swedish phone number and address, but it’s now possible to select a data package from the company website and use certain foreign credit cards as well. Check here to see if your credit card of choice is accepted. You can check your balance at any time by dialing *111#.

Comviq offers four different data plans, all of which are good for 30 days.

Fastpris

Fastpris has free domestic calls, domestic SMS and MMS. Its data can be used in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) as well as Sweden.

Price Data
SEK145 2GB
SEK195 4GB
SEK245 8GB
SEK295 20GB (EU cap 8GB)
SEK45 (per week) 400MB

Fastpris mini

For SEK95, you get 2GB domestic data, 200 minutes to Swedish numbers free SMS and MMS. Data cannot be used for roaming in the EU/EEA and once your minutes are exhausted, you are charged at the rate of SEK0.45/min.

Amigos

Price Data
SEK50 500MB
SEK100 1GB
SEK200 2GB

Surf

Surf’s options are limited. No calls or SMS/MMS are available and the data only works when you are in Sweden.

Price Data
SEK50 1GB
SEK100 3GB
SEK200 10GB

APN: 4g.tele2.s
Website: http://webbutik.comviq.se/kontantkort.html

Telenor

The starter pack is called Telenor Kontant, available at its own stores and other outlets for a SEK49. There are two starter plans available. You can only top-up online if you have a Swedish credit card. Otherwise, you’ll have to use the top-up service in kiosk stores that take international credit cards. There are three plans available, detailed below.

Basic plan

Calls are SEK0.69/minute, SMS are SEK0.69/message and data is SEK19/100MB.

Surf

The following data packages are available for 31 days.

Price Data
SEK49 1GB
SEK99 3GB
SEK199 10GB
SEK299 30GB
SEK499 20GB for 6 months
SEK999 60GB for 6 months

Fastpris

The following data bundles are good for 31 days.

Price Data
SEK99 100MB
SEK149 1GB
SEK199 3GB
SEK249 7GB
SEK349 12GB
SEK449 24GB
SEK549 50GB
SEK699 2GB/month for 6 months
SEK999 4GB/month for 6 months

APN: services.telenor.se or internet.telenor.se
Website: http://www.telenor.se

Tre

Tre does not have a 2G network or 2G roaming but is solid on 3G and 4G. For prepaid SIM cards, international roaming is blocked, so you can only use these products in Sweden.

Tre’s data-only SIM card is called 3Kontant Bredband and can be purchased from any of its stores. There are three starter packs available:

  • SIM card only: up to SEK99 for 500MB valid for 7 days.
  • SIM card and 4G modem: SEK199 for 5GB valid for 7 days along with an Huawei E3372 4G USB modem.
  • SIM card and Mobile Wi-Fi: SEK249 including 5GB for 7 days and Huawei 3G mobile Wi-Fi.

You can top-up in three ways:

  • The first is with coupons available at supermarkets, convenience stores and similar venues.
  • The second is online using a credit card. If you have run out of data, you can get a bonus 20 minutes in order to top-up online a maximum of three times. The website accepts both Visa and Mastercard.
  • The third is by using Tre’s mobile app Mitt3.

Tre data bundles

Price Data Volume Validity
SEK29 1GB 1 day
SEK99 5GB 7 days
SEK199 5GB 30 days
SEK299 30GB 30 days
SEK499 60GB 30 days
SEK799 200GB 30 days
SEK399 10GB 90 days
SEK599 40GB 90 days

Tre voice and data SIM cards

Tre also offers SIM cards known as 3Fastpris that include unlimited calls and texts inside Sweden for 30 days. Their top-ups include:

  • 500 MB data for SEK199
  • 4GB data for SEK299
  • 12GB data for SEK399
  • 50GB data for SEK599

Lycamobile

British-based Lycamobile operates an MVNO in Sweden using Telenor’s 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. Lycamobile’s SIM cards are free at its outlets on condition that you make a top-up of SEK50-SEK200 immediately. Lycamobile has the advantage of being the only network operator in Sweden that allows you to top up with a credit card online. To check your credit, dial *103@. To check your data balance, dial *137#.

Lycamobile’s default data rate is SEK0.99 per MB. The following data bundles are also available.

Price Data Volume Activation Code
SEK5 75MB 9050
SEK29 500MB 9150
SEK39 1GB 9500
SEK69 2GB 9000
SEK89 3GB 91000
SEK99 4GB 94000
SEK200 12GB 91200

Text the activation code to 3535. All packages renew after one month. To stop them, dial *190#.

Advice from TripAdvisor about SIM cards in Sweden

In addition to being an online review platform for hotels and attractions, TripAdvisor has an impressive online community of members. Here’s some advice from recent visitors to Sweden:

“If you want to use it within the EU as well as Sweden, Telenor is the best option. You can buy a prepaid start package from a number of convenience stores, grocery stores, phone stores and gas stations.”

Pros and cons of Sweden’s top SIM card operators

Sweden has several SIM card providers. Here are some of the positives and negatives about these companies.

Pros

  • Networks speeds appear accurate as advertised.
  • Many operators allow for online top-up with traditional credit cards like Mastercard and Visa.

Cons

  • Many prepaid plans do not allow roaming outside of Sweden.

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