[Updated for 2024] A must-have for traveling to Serbia! A complete guide to recommended SIM cards

【2024年最新版】セルビア旅行の必需品!おすすめSIMカード完全ガイド

For those of you planning a trip to Serbia, Dobar dan! Are you well prepared for your trip? Serbia is located in the center of the region that once belonged to Yugoslavia and played a central role in Yugoslavia. Medieval fortresses and monuments, the lively nightlife of Belgrade, and the beautiful cityscape of Novi Sad all fascinate visitors. A smartphone is essential for smoothly searching for information and updating social media while you're there. Here, we'll introduce how to choose the best SIM card to make your stay in Serbia more comfortable!


 

1. Make communication in Serbia more comfortable! Tips for choosing a SIM card

Checking coverage and communication quality

To ensure stable communication during your trip to Serbia, it is important to choose a SIM card from a reliable telecommunications carrier. Check the official website or coverage map of each carrier in advance to make sure that the areas you plan to visit are well covered. This will reduce the risk of communication being interrupted during your trip. If you are planning to travel around Europe, a SIM card that can be used in multiple countries is convenient.

 

How to choose a data plan and speed

4G LTE networks are widely available in Serbia, providing fast and stable internet connections in major cities. It is important to choose the right data plan for your needs. If you frequently stream videos, upload photos to social media , or download large amounts of data, a large data plan is ideal. If you are traveling for a short period of time, choosing a plan based on the number of days you will be staying will provide the best cost performance.

 

How to choose a rate plan

Choose a plan that offers the best cost performance depending on the length of your stay and the amount of data you will use. If you are traveling for a short period of time, we recommend a daily plan. If you are staying for a long period of time or have a lot of data usage, choose a monthly plan.

 

 

2. Check the type and size of your SIM card in advance

Checking SIM card type and compatibility

Before you travel, it's very important to check what SIM card size your smartphone supports. Most newer smartphones use nano SIMs, but older models may require a micro or standard SIM. Find out what type of SIM card your device requires before you travel, and make sure you have an adapter if necessary.

 

 

3. How do I get a SIM card in Serbia?

Where to buy a SIM card

You can purchase it at mobile phone shops and major supermarkets in major cities such as Dublin Airport, Cork, and Galway. There are specialized staff at the direct stores who can explain the plans and help you activate it on the spot. You will often be asked to show your passport when purchasing, so be sure to bring it with you.

 

 

Recommended SIM cards for Serbia

■ Telekom Srbija (mts) SIM

mts, operated by Telekom Srbija, is the largest telecommunications company in Serbia and provides excellent coverage and communication quality nationwide. You can expect stable connections not only in major cities such as Belgrade and Novi Sad, but also in regional tourist destinations. There are three prepaid plans for travelers: 600 RSD (Serbian dinars) for 3GB valid for 7 days, 900 RSD for 5GB valid for 7 days, and 1800 RSD for 10GB valid for 30 days.

 

■ Yettel SIM

It has been operating as Telenor since 2006, but was acquired by Czech investment group PPF in 2018, and now offers wide coverage and high-speed data communication throughout Serbia under the "Yettel" brand. The prepaid plan for travelers is valid for 30 days, has a 50GB limit, and costs 1,399 RSD.

 

■ A1 Serbia SIM

A1 Serbia was previously known as Vip Mobile, but rebranded in 2019 to its current name of A1 Serbia. This change aligned with the international branding of its parent company, A1 Telekom Austria Group. Prepaid plans include a 30-day plan with a 3GB limit for 700 RSD, and a 30-day plan with a 10GB limit for 1,000 RSD.

 

A thorough explanation of tips for using SIM cards in Serbia!

Where to buy a SIM card and how to prepare

In Serbia, SIM cards can be purchased at major airports, train stations, shopping malls, and carrier stores in the city. You may need to show identification (passport) when purchasing. Be sure to bring it with you, especially when purchasing at airports or major mobile phone specialty stores. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. It is convenient to have the local currency (Serbian dinar) on hand, but many stores also accept credit cards.

 

Choose your data plan

If you continue to use the smartphone you brought from Japan, you may be charged high international roaming fees. It is important to check the data volume and speed limits of your current smartphone plan in advance and choose a local plan that suits your usage patterns.

 

Check the SIM card size

Before you travel, check the size of the SIM card in your smartphone. Most newer smartphones use nano SIMs, but older models may require a micro SIM or standard SIM. You will also need a special pin to replace your SIM card. This is usually included with your smartphone when you buy it, but if you don't have one, it's a good idea to prepare one in advance. Also, don't forget to bring a case or pouch to safely store your current SIM card.

 

Checking SIM lock status

In order to use a local SIM card overseas, your smartphone must be unlocked. Before you leave, make sure your smartphone is SIM-free and, if necessary, apply for SIM unlocking.

 

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■ Benefits of eSIM when staying in Serbia

For those of you planning a trip to Serbia, we strongly recommend eSIM as a means of communication. Unlike conventional physical SIM cards, eSIM (embedded SIM) is a digital SIM built into smartphones and tablets. By using eSIM, you no longer need to replace your physical SIM card, and you can immediately use local communication services by simply completing a few easy steps online. Renting a Wi-Fi router requires a lot of hassle, such as carrying it around, charging it, and returning it, but with eSIM, such work is not necessary at all. In addition, it is safe to use in terms of security, so there is no need to use public Wi-Fi. This will definitely make your trip even more comfortable and enjoyable. Take advantage of the next generation communication method "eSIM" and enjoy your trip to Serbia to the fullest!

 

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summary

In this article, we introduced how to choose the best SIM card for your stay in Serbia, in particular the benefits of "eSIM" and points to note when using it. If you use VOYAGEE SIM's "eSIM", your trip to Serbia will definitely be more comfortable and smoother. We hope that your trip to Serbia will be a wonderful one! Срећан пут! (Have a good trip!)

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