The cheapest prepaid sim card in Poland

The Cheapest Prepaid sim card in Poland

In this post, I will show you how to get the cheapest mobile plan you can get in Poland – spending just 10 PLN a month. Big promise perhaps, but in the past 8 months, I spent even less, just 50 PLN!

I’d like to add that I am not affiliated with the provider and that I am not making a dime with this post. The reason why I am writing this post is simply that I haven’t topped up my phone in eight months, it feels great and I want to share the “secret” with you!

Without further ado, here are 5 simple steps to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to mobile plans in Poland.

At OddUrbanThings we strive to make your life in Warsaw easier and more exciting.

 


3 simple steps to get a super cheap mobile “plan” in Poland

  1. a) Get a Prepaid “Orange FREE” sim card
    You can do it at a kiosk or at an orange point (Unfortunately, it’s not possible to buy it online). Be aware that it should not come with a monthly subscription, it has to be a simple prepaid.

    b) If you already have an Orange prepaid card, you can activate “Orange FREE” by calling this:
    *101*40#

As you can see in this table, when you top up 5 PLN you get 2.5 GB of free internet, but when you top up 100 PLN you get 50 GB for FREE! 

The only problem is the “expiration date” which for the 100PLN offer is 155 days (5 months). At this point, you are getting 10GB a month for 20PLN.

“20 PLN a month? Didn’t you say 10PLN a month? Yes, I did. Which brings us to step 2:”

 

          2. “Postpone” the expiration date by one year.

A few days before the expiration date comes, you can send the text “START” to “8002” and your funds and bonuses will be valid for a full year.

I, for example, topped up my orange FREE account with 100PLN in February 2017. Now it’s October, and I still have 50 PLN of available credit + 7GB of data. Awesome!

Thanks to apps like messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber I basically never use the standard SMS and calls. But what if you still do? What if you still use traditional calls? Point 5.

         3. If you still use traditional calls, you can combine “Orange FREE” with another package that grants you a certain amount of monthly calls. The “Pakiet 120 minut do wszystkich (31 dni)”, for example, gives you 120 minutes and costs 9 PLN a month (which will be detracted from your credit of 100PLN). To activate this you can either:
a) Call *110*27# (free)
b) Send the text MINUTY CYKL to the number 676

c) Do it from the mobile app or online

Conclusion

If you top up 100PLN, you extend the duration of the contract and you add a “120 minutes a month package”, you’ll get:

  • 5 GB of data a month
  • 120 minutes of calls a month
  • You’ll spend 10 PLN a month for 10 months of calls and data!

Congrats!

This is what I did and it worked out very well for myself. There might be better plans or even cheaper plans. If you know of a cheaper deal, please let me know.

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15 thoughts on “The cheapest prepaid sim card in Poland”

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    Heyya, is texts considered minutes in the 120 minutes of calling per month in this? If it doesn’t, then does this plan charge for texts?

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      hi! no, SMSs are not included in the minute’s package. If you need texts you should look for another kind of package…

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    Hi Federico and the rest,
    thanks for spreading information about Poland. I am Polish and I am happy that others help to promote Poland and inform people about available options. I have also discussed this topic on my blog if you are interested (however, I like Play the most, probably because of customer service and prices): http://surprisepoland.com/en/sim-card-in-poland-where-to-buy-how-to-register-and-how-much-does-it-cost/

    I have just started blog, but you will find there some additional knowledge soon.

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    Hi all,
    With Virgin Mobile, there is even better choice:
    There is a bundle called PAKIET PROMOCZINY 10GB that costs 10zl/month. I know it sounds like a temporary promotion, but it is being promoted since last 4 months.
    Then, there is another bundle called FREEMIUM, and if you activate it you have extra 300MB, 30 minutes to all operators and 30SMS for free, for 30 days.

    And you can combine both bundles!

    So for 10zl/month you have 10,3GB + 30 minutes + 30 SMS to all operators. Unbelievable.

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    Hi. Nice article. Very informative. I am going to Krakow tonight that’s why I am looking for sim card advices. Anyway, where can I find these kiosks that offer free sim card? I will be arriving in Krakow MDA. Thank you very much 🙂

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    Thanks for sharing this information!!!
    I have a question. About combining traditional call package, does it charge the same fee for calling other networks (0.29zl per minute)

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      Yes. I did that in Italy, Greece, and Portugal without any problem. Costs are quite low (I watched videos, listen to music without a care I the world) 🙂 Remember to downloaded the app to quickly check your balance and top up!

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