Topic: What is the best (and most inexpensive) way to get a rental cellular phone for my trip to Sweden?
June 16, 2019 / By Cameron Question:
I live in the US and I will be traveling to Sweden next month. I need to have a cell phone there. I checked rental cell phone services in the US and they are all pricey. What is the best and most inexpensive way to get a cell phone for traveling in Sweden?
Alyssia | 1 day ago
I agree with Jea: go to any shop and buy a "Comviq Kontant Startpaket", it's a starting package with a SIM card (I guess you use those too). With this you get a PAYG card with a whole new number. The PIN code is 0000 from the beginning, you can change this if you want to.
Insert the SIM card and top up your PAYG. Buy a "Comviq AMIGOS" voucher with the value of 100 or 200 SEK (16,5 or 33,3 US dollars). It's important to buy the "Amigos" one, since it's cheaper to call abroad with this.
When you get this voucher, there's a security code you'll have to use. You press "*110* security code #" and send it away. Now you can call all your American friends!
You can buy all this in the most shops (well, with foods) and kiosks.
If you're going to Stockholm, I would recommend "Pressbyrån", which is a shop located near pretty much every subway station. Just write these two things down and say that it's what you want, since we pronounce it a bit differently :)
People over here are quite helpful, or I am at least. If you're in Stockholm and you're lucky you might find me if you need help!
Good luck and welcome to Sweden
Easiest thing you could do is to bring your own mobile phone (or maybe borrow one from a friend/ buy a used one) and after arriving to Sweden buy a top up starter package in any phone shop. Usually you can get one for 50SEK with 100-200SEK worth of credit ready to use within a few hours. There are different price plans so depending on whether you will use the mobile for calls within the country, to the States or maybe just to receive them, you can easily find one that suits you.
Have fun in Sweden and look out for the polar bears! ;-)
I just searched around and found a deal I liked (online)
Search rental cell phones, or something like that.
I got mine from Acetelecomm. DON'T use them! I wound up paying more, because the system was a bit difficult to understand. They told me that was how phones work in Europe. They don't. Everyone I met there, had phones that work just like ours. If you don't have direct dialing ability, then don't take it.