Updated on 08/12/2022

These are the 3 major phone companies in Bulgaria:

  • A1
  • Yettel
  • Vivacom

SIM cards

SIM cards are often free with an initial purchase of credit. The cheapest phone credit will cost you 6 leva (€3). You don’t need to sign a contract or pay monthly bills. You can charge your prepaid SIM card whenever you need. You need to provide your full name, ID card number and personal identification number to obtain a SIM card.

Every prepaid SIM card should be registered. Please note that mobile operators cannot register and/or activate more than 10 prepaid numbers under one name.

You can find many special deals where you have free internet data, free call minutes and free text messages. This can help you stay in touch with family members and friends in your home country.

Phone credit

You can purchase phone credit/vouchers at shops and official providers' offices such as A1, Vivacom and Yetter.

Public telephones

You have the option to go to the central post office, where you can make calls on a public phone and then pay the cashier directly. This arrangement is convenient for long-distance calls.