Getting a Hungarian SIM card

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There are three main network operators in Hungary. Each provider offers multiple packages and affordable rates. All three providers have shops in the big shopping malls as well as in the AUCHAN hypermarket next to IBS.

1. Telekom 

pay as you go plans                                                                                                                             

contract plans 

2. Vodafone

pay as you go plans 

contract plans

3. Telenor

pay as you go plans   

contract plans

*Pay as you go plans: credit is purchased before using your phone, once your credit runs out you cannot use the mobile services. To use it again, you can top up your credit online or in stores.
*Contract plans: each month you pay a fix fee to use your phone 

Prices ususally vary between 30-50 HUF per minute or per SMS.
Even the most basic packages include 100-200 MB internet data per month.

Calls within the provider's network may be cheaper, so you it may be a good idea to find out which provider most of your friends use.

For a contract you will need:
- Residence permit (or registration card for EU & EEA citizens)
- Passport
- Student certificate 
- Proof of accommodation (rental contract)
- Bank account statement