Mobile Operators on the Czech Market - 2016 Update
The Czech Republic has a large selection of mobile operators. For those who want to try something new, other than T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone that dominate the market, the following 12 operators each have their own perks and special offers.
Opencall mobile: The only operator other than T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone with a website in English. Offering rates for international calls starting at 1.80 CZK/min, Opencall mobile was designed for low cost calling in the Czech Republic and especially abroad. Ideal for expatriates, Opencall mobile requires no contracts on its tariffs. The easy tariff offers a free SIM card that can be topped up to any desired amount. Opencall mobile easy also offers internet on a daily or monthly basis starting at 25.00 CZK for 25 megabytes for 24 hours.
Opencall mobile plus requires a payment of 150.00 CZK a month and offers cheaper rates for daily internet as well as both national and international calls (starting at 1.60 CZK) and free calls within the Opecall network. Opencall mobile plus can be topped up whenever and is easily stopped by simply not topping-up.
www.opencall.cz (ENG / RU / VIET / CZ)
Koruna Mobil: One of the newest pre-paid mobile operators on the Czech market, using the network of Vodafone, Koruna Mobil offers calls to all networks within the Czech Republic for only 1 CZK/minute. A monthly tariff of CZK 25 will be automatically deducted from your credit - Koruna Mobile is easy to top-up online and at several Sazka terminals all around the City. If this operator has one downside - the webpage is only in Czech language, but with a little help from a Czech speaking friend, this operator has a good offer for local low cost calls.
PREmobil: Most people know PRE as an electricity and gas-providing company, however recently they came out with a mobile plan. They offer three different tariffs as well as a family plan. PRE Granat is meant for children or seniors who call very often. For just 90 CZK a month you get 50 SMS or minutes of calling with 2 CZK/minute and 1 CZK/SMS once the amount is used up. PRE Komfort offers 200 SMS or minutes of calling for 290 CZK/month. Finally PRE Aktiv offers unlimited SMS and calling + 500 MB of internet for 590 CZK/month. The contract is indefinite and can be cancelled with a 3 month notice.
Daily or monthly internet offers can be added on to any plan and topped up whenever it runs out. Currently there is a special offer on a family plan which requires 3 SIM cards to be bought for 502 CZK/SIM a month which gives you unlimited calling and SMS as well as 3 GB a month. Unfortunately information about PREmobil is only offered on the Czech version of the website.
TescoMobil: For those who have a Tesco Clubcard, TescoMobil is currently offering a return of 20% of the total amount of topped up credit (you receive this amount as in Tesco Clubcard vouchers that you can shop with in Tesco stores). With no contract or restraining commitments, TescoMobil offers unlimited free calling and SMS to others with the same operator and 1.50 CZK/minute and 1 CZK/SMS to all other operators.
Internet is offered in three different packages of 100 MB, 300 MB and 1 GB starting at 99 CZK. International calls vary on the region and costs either10 CZK, 20 CZK or 200 CZK/minute. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
SAZKAmobil: Known for a place to make bets and buy scratch-cards, but is using them as an operator also a gamble? Their lucky tariff for 377 CZK/month includes 100 MB of internet and 1,000 minutes of calling any operator for free. Texting costs 0.90 CZK/SMS and each time you pay your bill, you can join the 250,000 CZK Jackpot for free.
SAZKAmobil allows you to keep your previous number and transfer to them with just a 400 CZK deposit that you will get back in 3 months. International calls cost within the EU (include some other European countries) costs 5 CZK/minute, SMS for 1.50 CZK/minute and data for 5 CZK/MB. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
Mobil.cz: With a focus on internet, Mobil.cz offers a free 200MB of internet with every top-up for up to 30 days. The prepaid SIM card (available without a contract) offers calls for 2.20 CZK/minute and 1.50 CZK/SMS to all operators in the Czech Republic.
International calls start at 6.29 CZK/Minute to the EU, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. 35 CZK/minute to other EU countries, USA, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Israel and Egypt and 69 CZK/minute for the rest of the world. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
Kaktus: With a very modern and exciting website (currently only in Czech), Katkus offers a prepaid SIM card with a minimum top up of 50 CZK. Katkus is great for Facebook users because data is NOT used when browsing Facebook. It is free to transfer your number or you can buy a SIM card for 100 CZK which includes 100 CZK of credit.
The prepaid card offers basic prices of calling for 2.50 CZK/minute, SMS for 1.50 CZK/minute and internet for the low price of 1 CZK/MB. It is also possible to buy packages for calling, texting (SMS) and data. Calling packages start at 50 CZK for 22 minutes, SMS packages at 50 CZK for 40 SMS and data from 50 CZK for 80 MB.
LAMA mobile: The first operator in the Czech Republic to charge for calls per second which can help callers save money. With more than dozens of thousands of users, LAMA mobile offers five tariffs that start at 199 CZK/month and include unlimited calling within the network, 100 free minutes to all other operators, 200 SMS and all extra calls for 1.90 CZK/minute. Other tariffs include family plans and the Fair Lama plan that offer calls for 1 CZK/minute for 50 CZK/month (including 50 SMS for free).
Internet can be added from 99 CZK for 150 MB and international calls vary from 7.90 CZK to 39.90 CZK/minute depending on the zone. You can transfer your phone number to LAMA mobile if “you don’t want to be a sheep”. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
GoMobil: With three tariffs to choose from GoMobil caters for anyone wanting to make calls or texts within the Czech Republic. The basic option charges 220 CZK a month for 100 minutes and 100 SMS with unlimited free calling to GoMobil. Internet can be added from 70 CZK for 150 MB and offers one of the cheapest offers 1.5 GB of internet (only 220 CZK). The tailored option offers you to choose and change everything based on your need for a starting price of 25 CZK/month. For 390 CZK for example, you can have 50 minutes, 50 SMS and 1.5 GB of internet.
Finally there is the basic pay for what you use tariff that offers calls for 0.90 CZK/minute to other GoMobile users, 1.90 CZK/minute for all networks. 1.00 CZK/SMS for GoMobile and 1.50 CZK/SMS for all others. Internet is from 150 MB for 80 CZK and Facebook doesn’t use ANY date if you choose 300 MB of internet (150 CZK). Currently, the website is only offered in Czech.
BLESKmobil: Boasting 400,000 happy customers and a 99% coverage of the Czech Republic, BLESKmobil SIM cards offer 1 CZK/minute calling to one chosen number and all numbers on weekends (otherwise it is 2.50 CZK/minute). Texting is offered for 1.50 CZK/SMS and internet from 50 MB for 20 CZK/day.
International calling is offered from 10 CZK/minute for European countries and 20 CZK/minute for other countries including China, Russia and the USA. Currently, the website is only offered in Czech.
Relax Mobil: RelaxMobil has the cheapest internet price, offering 1 GB for 215 CZK a month. There are three tariffs that offer calls for 1.90 CZK/minute and texting for 1.50 CZK/SMS. For 150 CZK/month you can get 300 MB of internet and the rates above. Topping up 100 MB costs 40 CZK and a cheaper calling and texting plan is available for 29 CZK/month and offers calling for 1.50 CZK/minute and 1.30 CZK/SMS. Unlimited calling and texting is offered for 129 CZK a month. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
99 Mobile: Four different tariffs range from 49.00 CZK/month (called ‘I listen’) to the most expensive package at 249.00 CZK/month (called ‘I speak’). Each comes with free minutes in the Czech Republic (from 10 to unlimited) with calls and texts costing 1.49 CZK/min or text to other networks. Internet data can also be added to the package at79.00 CZK for 150MB. International calls within the EU cost 2 CZK/minute. Currently, the website is only available in Czech.
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