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Preparing for my trip to Sziget, I was wondering what the cheapest prepaid data sim cards would be Hungary has to offer. I checked the Prepaid Data Sim Wikia and was planning on buying Magyar Telekom's Domino Quick starter pack with 1290HUF (~4 euro) credit on it to get the Netplusz L data package for 1GB, which should be sufficient for a week. Or might there be a better deal out there I could make use of?

On a side note, we would be coming from Belgium, driving through Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. So unless someone could offer a better alternative that could be used in all countries, we would just wait and get the Hungarian sim card.

  • are you specifically looking for sim cards? if you are anything like me and have huge data requirements and lots of devices, I often look for mobile wifi hotspots vodafone.hu/eng/internet/pocket-wifi – EdmundYeung99 Sep 14 '15 at 3:52
  • @EdmundYeung99 It all depends on the price, but I prefer not to have such a hotspot. It would be cumbersome to carry around an additional device, when every phone can work as a wifi hotspot just the same. My phone can connect 8 devices and has higher speeds than those hotspots, so I prefer a sim-card unless those hotspots are considerably cheaper. – Peter Raeves Sep 14 '15 at 10:05
  • Note that starting in June 2017, roaming charges in the EU were abolished. – Dan Dascalescu Oct 26 '17 at 21:03
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The Wikia webpage on prepaid mobile options in Hungary seems to point to the fact that, to date, the Go Napinet Netplusz L package from Magyar Telekom (formerly T-Mobile) for 1GB of data seems to be the cheapest option. Indeed, comparing data only-sims with similar data allowances yields the following ordered list (ordered from cheapest to most expensive):

1. Magyar Telekom (formerly T-Mobile)

  • Domino Quick - Sim card starter pack between 600 and 1,800 HUF
  • Napinet Netplusz L package at 1,290HUF for 1GB (valid for 30 days)

Yields a minimum spend of 600HUF + 1,290HUF = 1,890HUF

2. Vodafone

  • Data-only SIM starter package for 2,990HUF including a 1GB weekly ticket worth of 2,490HUF
  • Weekly ticket at 2,490HUF for 1GB (valid for 1 week)

Yields a minimum spend of 2,490HUF for 1GB of internet to be used in a week.

3. Telenor

  • Prepaid Hipernet Praktikum data-sim only card at 3,990HUF with a balance of 3,000 HUF valid for 180 days
  • Data package at 2,999HUF for 1GB (valid for 45 days)

Yields a minimum spend of 3,990HUF (since you'll have just enough credit included in the starter pack to purchase the data bundle).

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