At some unknowable point in the future, someone on these forums will be looking for advice about getting a local SIM card in Norway. This person either won't have a bundled "roam like home" service from T-Mobile
, or will have deduced that the $10 CAD per day equivalent from Bell
isn't actually the amazing deal those carriers make it out to be. If you're that person, then this post is for you.
is the largest carrier in Norway, but the best they could offer my girlfriend and I was a paltry 500 MB of data for our 8 days there. So we went instead with the number two choice, Telia
. The prepaid plan that I had researched was as follows:
3 GB data, free domestic calls, texts and MMS for 31 days @ 299 NOK
If you were wondering 299 Norwegian kroner works out to about $36 USD or $47 CAD. Not exactly cheap, but cheaper at least than the $80 CAD that we'd have to hand over to a Canadian operator for the privilege of roaming in Europe. Our current carrier, Koodo, doesn't even offer a roam like home option
, so we'd be paying an extra $5 per megabyte
of data while abroad.
Nuts to that!