If you want to find the right mobile plan in Norway, you should know that a few Norwegian mobile plan providers offer a range of coverage options at different price points. When you shop around online, you should be able to get the inside scoop on tiers of coverage and then choose a level of coverage which is appropriate for your needs.
In terms of popular mobile providers to check out, you should consider Telenor first. It’s the most popular company for mobile plans in the country and actually gets half of the mobile plan business. However, it’s not the only game in town. Another option is Netcom and a third is Network Norway.
Consider Your Mobile Requirements
If you’re planning on buying a monthly subscription plan, it’s really important to consider the amount of minutes and texts that you will need on a monthly basis. This type of plan is one option and another option is a pay-as-you-go plan. When you choose pay-as-you-go, you will be able to buy a SIM card which is prepaid and then put it into your existing phone. After you insert the SIM card, you’ll be able to call your provider and have the SIM card activated.
There are rules for the monthly plans which are stricter than rules for the prepaid options. For example, if you want a monthly plan, you’ll have to show your preferred mobile provider that you have lived in Norway for 3 years or longer. You won’t be able to get a monthly subscription unless you have been a resident for 3 years or more.
Obviously, this isn’t good for tourists, international students and so on. They typically will go for prepaid phones instead. They’ll buy SIM cards and may buy new phones, too. It all depends on whether or not their existing phones work while they are in Norway.
Weigh the Pros and Cons
Before deciding on a plan type for use in Norway, weigh the pros and cons. Do you mind being locked into a monthly subscription plan, or would you prefer a prepaid setup which is easier to stop when you need to? Also, think about price. Prepaid isn’t always the cheaper option, although most people assume it is.
We think that comparing prices and package options from three providers or more is the key to getting a great deal. All of Norway’s biggest mobile plan provider companies have good reputations, so you’re pretty safe choosing the cheapest plan with the right features.