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BasicsEdit

Poland have 6 GSM-based network providers:

  • Orange (formerly IDEA)
  • Play (by P4)
  • Plus (by Polkomtel, with Aero2 and Sferia)
  • T-Mobile (formerly ERA)
  • Aero2 (with Plus and Sferia)
  • Sferia (with Aero2 and Plus, only LTE 800 MHz)

The last operator Nordisk is on GSM-incompatible CDMA 420-MHz reaching 95% of the Polish population with up to 3.1 Mbps speed. This band is not compatible with usual CDMA-phones either and only works with devices specifically designed for CDMA 420.

Also, more and more MVNOs and subsidiaries of the operators are arriving on the scene competing with four major operators and reselling their networks. The first 4 operators have pretty similar market shares around 25%. Their price battles have led to one of the lowest rates for data in the EU for the consumer, but to congestion and slow speeds at times too.

Sferia sells own offer only online and offers only postpaid plans. Sferia's offer has been called Normadic (=mobile number with landline number).

Frequencies and coverage Edit

GSM up to EDGE is on 900 and 1800 MHz like all over Europe. 3G/UMTS covers all of the country on 900MHz up to HSPA+ and 2100 MHz up to DC-HSPA+ speed available in most of the country. 4G/LTE has been rolled out on 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz and 3700 MHz frequency and is generally free of charge for prepaid. In 2015 new spectrum on 800 and 2600 MHz was auctioned and in 2016 allocated to the 4 operators.

There is also a map of all base stations by all carriers in Poland together with the frequency they are transmitting at (change data source on UKE). If you know where you will be located, you can check this map and see which carriers have base stations closest to you. What coverage is concerned T-Mobile and Orange are best sharing 10-11,000 transmitters in the country, followed by Plus and Aero2 with 7,500 in 2017. Play is in 4th position with only 5,000 antennas, but compensates this lack by roaming agreements with the other 3 providers, that are only available on some tariffs.

Availability Edit

SIM cards can be bought at many places: shops, kiosk, newsagents, petrol stations, tobacconists or the stores of the network operators.

Managing your account online may require Polish language skills, as no English homepage is available. You can try Google Translate for navigating their websites. Nevertheless, the bonus system you have on a Polish SIM can be quite confusing to foreigners.

SIM cards are sold in all sizes. Prepaid still has about 50% share of the total market in Poland and is called Na kartę. Tethering and VoIP are available without any additional cost on all operators.

Top-ups and validity Edit

All Polish operators decline credit or debits cards from out of the country for top-ups on their website. In Poland you should go to shops and kiosks instead that sell recharges all over starting at 5 PLN. This ban makes it hard to keep a SIM card alive from out of the country as most SIMs need to be topped up once a year not to be suspended. Credit validity varies between providers and often depends on the top-up amount.

Two local Polish top-up sites have proven to accept foreign credit cards without surcharges:

So there should be no need to go to 3rd party sites with high premiums.

Mandatory registration Edit

Up to 2016 you could buy a prepaid SIM card in Poland without registration at every street corner like chewing gum. This has changed since July 2016 because of a new anti-terrorism act. Registration is now taking place mostly in the stores and sales outlets of the providers. There, you are required to register by showing your national ID card or a foreign passport and adding the SIM card number. The operators are giving out high bonuses for registration. SIM cards for minors below 13 years of age now need the consent of a parent. Registration is swift and straightforward. It only takes a minute and about 10-30 minutes to activate your SIM card.

It's not possible anymore to buy a prepaid starter set without showing your ID. Take care, that some places like kiosks still sell them, but you can't register there. But without registration, you SIM card won't be activated. That's why it's recommended to go directly to an operator's store instead located in towns and shopping centers.

Furthermore, kiosks of the Ruch chain (locator) and many post offices sell and register SIM cards of all 4 providers and most MVNOs. For all operators maps of registration points are linked. More than 50 million prepaid SIMs in Poland are registered in Poland in 2016/7 and the first blocking could take place as early as 2017. For legal reasons, better stay away from Polish SIM cards sold on the internet on someone else's name.

EU roaming: No roam like at home? Edit

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Poland is part of the EU, where from June 2017 new international roaming rules are enforced based on the 'roam like at home' principle. For specifics about the new regulation check European Union chapter and every provider below.

Note, that because of very low domestic rates Polish operators need to give out only a very small margin of their plan at domestic rates and keep on charging EU roaming with 0.02-0.21 PLN per MB for the rest. It's up to you, if you may still call this policy 'roam like at home'.

Most Polish providers restrict their domestic package allowance for EU roaming according to FUP rules. So per 20 PLN retail price of the package a max. of roughly 1 GB can be used at domestic rates. The rest of the domestic allowance and all top-up bonuses can't be used outside of Poland. If you need more or use the standard rate for roaming, a surcharge of 0.02-0.21 PLN per MB is applied. Specific rules and allowances differ. So check every provider for details below. Generally, in spite of very low domestic prices, Polish EU roaming rates are not cheaper than in neighbouring countries and it doesn't make sense to import a Polish SIM card for roaming anywhere else.

Orange PolskaEdit

Orange
2G and 3G, 4G/LTE (800, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz): Orange Coverage Map good coverage in Poland. LTE is open for prepaid and covers already 99.06% of population in 2016 and speeds up to 225 Mbps. Orange is still the market leader in the country with the best coverage and speeds.

AvailabilityEdit

As your SIM card needs to be registered to be activated, buy the SIM in an official store or outlet. If you have bought it at other places, check this manual in English how and where to register.

As a promotion Orange offer credits of PLN 100 to every customer who buys a starter, and then registers and activates it by the end of 2017. The credit can be used for national calls to fixed and mobile, within 30 days.

The best way is to buy a Orange Free na kartę starter. This starter packs is sold at 5 PLN with 6 GB included valid 14 days, at 7 PLN with 7 GB included valid 30 days and at 20 PLN with 50 GB included valid 14 days plus starter price as credit.

If it's not available you can buy any Orange prepaid starter like Yes or Smart plans for 5 PLN. It contains 6 GB for 14 days plus the start-up credit. Buy it in an Orange store or at a place where they can register it on your name. Many stores nationwide can do the registration for Orange.

Later change the plan to Orange Free na Kartę by sending SMS "FREE" to 3033 (for 0.15-0.20 PLN) or by sending code *101*40# (for free) to get the extra bonus for top-up. You can also transfer an nju SIM to Orange by texting their PUK no. to 80512.

Check your balance with *124*#.

Recharges Edit

Top-up vouchers are widely available in supermarkets, newsstands, petrol stations, grocery stores. For top-up type: *125*<top-up code>#

Users of Orange Free na Kartę plans only get free data packages for each top-up which is the highest bonus in the country right now:

Top-up Data Bonus Validity
5 PLN 2.5 GB 2 days
10 PLN 5 GB 5 days
25 or 30 PLN 15 GB 31 days
50 PLN 25 GB 93 days
100 PLN 50 GB 155 days
200 PLN 100 GB 155 days

You can check remaining data from bonus packages using *101*01# code or check bonus volume by sending a SMS with "ILE" to 411 (for 0.20 PLN). Bonuses can't be used for roaming. If you top-up before end of another package, data will be rollover with new package (if valid of the new package is higher).

Also, you can buy so-called elastic internet packages (Elastyczny Pakiet Internetowy):

Price Data EU Cap Validity Activation
3 PLN 3 GB 200 MB 3 days AKT3
5 PLN 5 GB 330 MB 5 days AKT5
7 PLN 7 GB 460 MB 7 days AKT7
10 PLN 10 GB 650 MB 10 days AKT10
30 PLN 30 GB 1.94 GB 30 days AKT30
50 PLN 50 GB 3.22 GB 50 days AKT50
100 PLN 100 GB 6.44 GB 100 days AKT100

For activation text code to 360, to check balance text 'ILE' to 360. You can still use money from top-up for making calls, texting, transferring additional data (at 0.01 PLN for 100 kB) or buying additional packages (see below).

All-in-one package Edit

Orange starts with new promotion, which you can get unlimited calls, SMS and 15 GB (+ bonus from top-up, EU cap: 1.61 GB, 15 GB in cyclic offer, 10 GB for once) valid 31 days and auto-renew. To activate once, call *102*74#, to activate cyclic offer, call *102*75#. The amount of GB depends on how long you have stayed with the network: 

  • up to 1 year: 15 GB (10 GB for once)
  • from 1 year to 3 years: 17 GB
  • from 3 years: 20 GB

If you activate cyclic offer, when package renew, you'll get 1 GB more than previous month. To deactivate, call *102*75*00#. If overuse, speed will be throtted to 64 kbps.

Data feature packs Edit

Default rate on Free is 0.10 PLN per MB. Users of all Orange prepaid plans (incl. Orange Free na Kartę plan) can buy following data packages:

Data EU Cap Validity Cost Activation Check Balance
200 MB 130 MB 24 hours 2 PLN NET2 ILE2
500 MB 330 MB 30 days 5 PLN NET5 ILE500
2 GB 780 MB 30 days 12 PLN NET12 ILE
2 GB (§) 970 MB 30 days 15 PLN PAKIET15 ILE15
5 GB (§) 1.61 GB 30 days 25 PLN PAKIET25 ILE25

For activation text code to 260, for data balance check text code to 260. ($) packages include unlimited SMS.

When data from packages 200 MB and 500 MB is used up, overuse is paid at standard rates (from 0.10 PLN/MB to 5 PLN/MB, depends on plan). When data from packages 2 GB and 5 GB is used up, you can still have connection for free, to the end of validity of package, but with 64 kbps download speed. 

You can also activate package, called "Pakiet GB na muzykę". In this package you can get unlimited data for Spotify. To activate, send SMS A to 80802. Package cost 4.99 PLN per month. To deactivate, send SMS WYLACZ to 80802. 

VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling Edit

Orange has IMS deployed, which means that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling are offered, but VoLTE is restricted for prepaid accounts. VoWIFI in prepaid plans can't be used outside of Poland. To use VoWIFI you can use free app available on Google Play.

EU roaming Edit

Orange gives out a small share of their packages for EU roaming according to new list for 2018 at 8.1 at the domestic rate (see EU caps in tables above). All use beyond is charged at 0.03 PLN surcharge per MB if you have a pack, or at 0.10 PLN/MB if not.

More infoEdit

  • APN: internetipv6
  • Username and password: internet
  • APN Protocole: IPV6

PlayEdit

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Play, owned by P4, used to be the smallest of the 4 network operators in Poland. But by their aggressive pricing, it moved to 2nd position in 2017.

By the end of 2013 it had covered 80% of the population with 3G/UMTS on 900 and 2100 MHz which it misleadingly still calls "4G". Real LTE is called according to Play "4G LTE " and it's operating on 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz (Maximal speed: 70 Mb/s for download, 20 Mb/s for Upload). Play Coverage Map (go to Internet. There it shows "4G/LTE" which is UMTS and LTE combined! The bright purple area is 3G/HSPA+, only the dark purple 4G/LTE.). "4G LTE Ultra" is an area that on LTE Advanced is available (maximal speed: 262 Mb/s). Their own coverage remains 8-20% lower than the other providers. From October 2017, Play got a license for TDD-LTE 3700 MHz (B43) and now these frequence is employed to boost speed for Home Broadband.

Play has only around 5,000 of its own antennas in the country, far less then the other 3 major operators. Play customers using most tariffs are allowed to roam for free on other Polish networks in places without own coverage. Now, you can roam to 4G/LTE on Orange and Plus network, and to 3G network on T-Mobile.pl. Roaming speed stays always limited to 3 Mbit/s for downloads and 1 Mbit/s for uploads. Be aware that the cheap Internet na Kartę tariff remains excluded from all domestic roaming and stays on Play's more limited own network only.

Play has one of the most confusing SIM card portfolios in Europe. They have different tariff lines with different add-ons and default rates. Generally, all tariff lines can be switched, but not to/from the cheapest rate called Play Internet na Kartę. Their English website contains an out-of-date English description of some prepaid plans as well as instructions for choosing a plan, but lacks essential infos about the Internet na kartę offer or how to terminate a package, which is only available in Polish (description in Polish can also be very confusing).

Availability Edit

Their SIM card can be bought at kiosks, petrol stations and other points of sale: Play Store Locator. If you want to be sure, that your SIM is registered at the point of sale, go to a branded Play store and show your ID. Registration takes place at all Play stores, Ruch kiosks and postal offices (see map).

Recharge vouchers are available at service stations, supermarkets, and many other places starting 5 PLN up to 150 PLN. To check balance, type *101#.

You can download the Play24 app for iOS and Android to manage your account and check balances.

Play na Kartę Edit

Play na Kartę is their standard prepaid product line sold for 5 PLN in a starter pack. You can change from any tariff to this line by typing *163*6#. Card is valid for 10 days. Default data is high PLN 1.20 / MB.

Top-ups are from 5 PLN valid for 5 days to 100 PLN valid for 150 days. They don't include bonus data. You need to add a data package (see below).

Play na Kartę Rok Ważności Konta Edit

Play na Kartę is this tarrif, which you can get one year credit valid from 5 PLN top-up. You can change from any tariff to this line by typing *163*2#. Default data is high PLN 1.20 / MB. You need to add a data package (see below).

Play na Kartę Lubię to! Edit

This different product line can be used with same starter. This tariff must be activated/changed by *163*7# and card is active for 10 days with 250 MB high-speed data for the start. Default internet is free, unlimited, but capped at slow 32 kbps. To prolong, you have to recharge which gives you included bonus for data. For every top up:

  • of up to 9 PLN, you get 50 MB bonus and 5 days validity
  • of up to 24 PLN, you get 200 MB bonus and 10 days validity
  • of up to 49 PLN, you get 500 MB bonus and 30 days validity
  • of up to 99 PLN, you get 1.5 GB bonus and 100 days validity
  • of 100 PLN or more, you get 3.5 GB bonus and 150 days vaildity

Bonuses can't be used for international roaming. For more high-speed data you need to add a package (see below).

FORMUŁA Play na Kartę Edit

This tarrif can be activated/changed by *163*10#. You can buy these packages:

  • FORMUŁA SMS - unlimited SMS, 100 MB - 9 PLN - activation: *111*401*1#.
  • FORMUŁA 3 w 1 - unlimited SMS, unlimited calls to Play, 1 GB (in EU: 880 MB) - 14 PLN (first 7 days free, but only in Poland) - activation: *111*400*1# 
  • FORMUŁA 4 w 1 - unlimited SMS, unlimited calls to Play, 2 GB (in EU: 1.32 GB) - 21 PLN - activation: *111*403*1#
  • FORMUŁA UNLIMITED - unlimited calls, SMS, 6 GB - (9 PLN for 7 days, 25 PLN for 30 days) - activation: *111*407*1# for 30 days, *111*406*1# for 7 days. The EU caps are 570 MB for the weekly pack, 1.57 GB for the monthly pack. 

To deactivation, replace *1# to *2#.

If you used-up data, it starts Safe Internet. To 50 MB cost 5 PLN with full speed (0,02 PLN/100 kB), if overuse - data is free, but speed is throthed to 8 kbps. To restore full speed, buy data feature pack.

Data feature packages Edit

These monthly data packs work with Play na Kartę and Play na Kartę Lubię to!:

  • 600 MB (EU roaming: 310 MB): 5 PLN - activation: *111*541*1#
  • 2 GB (EU roaming: 570 MB): 9 PLN - activation: *111*542*1#
  • 6 GB (EU roaming: 1.26 GB) : 20 PLN - activation: *111*543*1#

All packages auto-renew and give you bonus after renewal (extra 100 MB for 600 MB; extra 1 GB for 2 GB and 6 GB) . To stop, type code and replace 1 by 2 at last digit. To check consumption of the data package, type activation ending with *3.

Play OdNOWA Edit

This plan caused a revolution in the Polish market when it was introduced in 2017. Starter is sold at 5 PLN without allowances. All top-ups stay valid indefinitely as long as one recharge is done per year. You can change to this plan by *163*20#.

Here is the sensation: All packages will also stay valid "forever" until they are used up. You can add bundles for voice and these two data packages:

  • 1 GB (EU roaming: 0.31 GB) valid forever: 5 PLN - activation: *111*842*1#
  • 6 GB (EU roaming: 1.51 GB) valid forever: 25 PLN - activation: *111*843*1#

Check balances by *180#. Packages are more expensive than on other plans, but never expire. Overage fee is low 0.02 PLN per MB. There is a fee of 2 PLN charged in months without any consumption. Special EU roaming packages are sold for this plan that are valid indefinitely too (see EU roaming below).

New all-in-one packages Edit

From March 2018 a new packages are introduced. This promotion is available for the plans: Play na kartę Rok Ważności Konta, Play na kartę, Play na kartę Lubię to! and Formuła Play na kartę: 

  • Solo na kartę: unlimited calls & SMS, 10 GB data (overuse = cost depends on your tarrif, EU cap: 1.57 GB (free limit 500 MB)) valid 30 days. 25 PLN. Activation: *111*978*1#. Deactivation: *111*978*2#. 
  • Rodzina na kartę: unlimited calls & SMS, "unlimited" internet (FUP = 15 GB, after 1 Mbps/384 kbps, in EU: 1.57 GB (free limit 500 MB)) per person, valid 30 days. The cost depends on the number od connected numbers, 25 PLN per one, the person who creates the group pays. To activate, send SMS START.979 to 111. Next add a number, by sending DODAJ phonenumber to 258. You can create the group with max. 8 users. 

Internet na Kartę Edit

Remember that users of Internet na Kartę have access to Play's own network only - unlike to the other tariffs, there is no domestic roaming available on this plan (see above). Their product line Internet na Kartę has the cheapest domestic data at slightly higher voice and text rates. Default data rate stays at very low 0.02 PLN per MB. This prepaid plan can't be changed to other plans.

It comes in different starter packs with an allowance for the start with only-SIM or with dongle:

  • for free: Wypróbuj 4G LTE Ultra with 500 MB for 3 days
  • 5 PLN: Starter 2 GB with 2 GB included valid for 7 days
  • 9 PLN: Starter 5 GB with 5 GB included valid for 7 days
  • 19 PLN: Starter "Bez Limitu na tydzień" with unlimited internet for a week (FUP = 30 GB, in EU: 0,88 GB) included valid for 7 days
  • 50 PLN: Starter "25 GB" with 3 GB included for 1 month + 11 times 2 GB per month (in EU: 0,26 GB per month)
  • 89 PLN: Starter 30 GB + Huawei E3131 3G dongle
  • 159 PLN: Starter 30 GB + Huawei E3372h 4G dongle
  • 199 PLN: Starter 3 GB + Alcatel Link Zone 4G WiFi

Default data rate is a very low 0.02 PLN per MB. To add more data, you need to top-up these amounts which translates into data:

Recharge Data by online

Top-up

Validity
5-9 PLN 500 MB 600 MB 5 days
10-19 PLN 3 GB 3.6 GB 7 days
20-29 PLN 7 GB 8.4 GB 14 days
30-49 PLN 12 GB 14.4 GB 30 days
50-74 PLN 20 GB 24 GB 60 days
75-99 PLN 35 GB 42 GB 90 days
100 PLN 60 GB 72 GB 120 days

A 20% bonus to top up volume is given if you top-up online using www.doladowania.play.pl

Additionally so-called "unlimited internet packages" can be activated on Play Internet na Kartę tariff line only:

  • "unlimited" internet for a day (= 24 hours) FUP = 10 GB (in EU: 0.31 GB): PLN 5, activation: *111*791*1#
  • "unlimited" internet for a week (= 7 days) FUP = 30 GB (in EU: 1.26 GB): PLN 20, activation: *111*789*1#
  • "unlimited" internet for a month (= 30 days) FUP = 100 GB (in EU: 3.08 GB): PLN 49, activation: *111*783*1#
  • unlimited internet in night (30 days, 0:00 - 9:00, in EU: 0.31 GB): PLN 5, activation: *111*788*1#

All these "unlimited" add-ons auto-renew and must be stopped by replacing 1 by 2 as last digit in the code. "Unlimited" is limited by a FUP that throttles, if you exceed data to 1 Mbps/384 kbps. If your speed will be throtted, you can buy a NON STOP 5 GB package to restore full speed. Activation: *111*796*1# (5 PLN/5 GB).

PromotionEdit

Play starts with new promotions, which you can get up to 18 GB (9 GB) for 3 months. To get 18 GB (6 GB per month), use Play24 application, and activate "Internet w prezencie" (= Internet as a gift). To get 9 GB (3 GB per month), dial: *111*870*1#. Only one package can be activated. Promotion is valid up to 16 May 2018. In this promotion, you can get also access to Tidal and Showmax. More information is available on this website(use Google Translator). Promotion is available for all prepaid customers (including RedBull Mobile).

VoLTE and Wi-Fi CallingEdit

Play provides IMS services, which means that it's compatible with VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. However, VoLTE has not been made available, it's has been announced officially for the first half of 2018.

Wi-Fi Calling is supported and available for prepaid accounts depending on compatible devices (iOS from iPhone 5C, Android only with branded OS) to activate: text START to 282 (for free).

EU roaming (No roam like at home?) Edit

Play has received approval from the regulator to opt out from the Roam like at Home scheme and changed the rules for EU roaming again (see this site). From 1st March 2018 a surcharge of 0.0123 PLN/MB (= 12.58 PLN/GB) is now charged for any roaming data up to the EU cap (mentioned in the article according to this list ). FORMUŁA UNLIMITED Play na Kartę (30 days only), Solo na kartę and Rodzina na kartę plans have a free limit of 500 MB. For data use beyond this cap and all permanent roaming of more than 4 months an additional surcharge of 0.03 PLN/MB (= 31.46 PLN/GB) is applied. Play released data packages dedicated to EU/EEA roaming: 

  • 500 MB for EU/EEA countries: 15 PLN, valid for 14 days, activation: *111*613*1#. This package is for all prepaid plans, but not available for the Play na kartę odNOWA plan. 
  • for Play na kartę odNOWA plan only, there are 4 packages according to this list that are valid indefinitely:
    • 500 MB for EU/EEA countries: 15 PLN, activation: *111*646*1#.
    • 1 GB for EU/EEA countries: 30 PLN, activation: *111*647*1#.
    • 2 GB for EU/EEA countries: 50 PLN, activation: *111*648*1#.
    • 3 GB for EU/EEA countries: 85 PLN, activation: *111*649*1#.

More info Edit

Plus (by Polkomtel)Edit

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Plus (formerly Plus GSM) is the brand name of Poland's mobile phone network operator Polkomtel. The company is entirely owned by Spartan Capital Holdings sp. z o.o. Plus uses LTE base stations from Aero2 and Sferia, because own Plus LTE coverage have been limited (mostly up to 3G/UMTS).

For 4G/LTE these frequencies from Plus and partners are employed together:

  • Plus: 900 MHz (B8), 1800 MHz (B3), 2100 MHz (B1) and 2600 MHz (B7)
  • Aero2: 900 MHz (B8), 1800 MHz (B3) and 2600 MHz (B7)
  • Sferia: 800 MHz (B20)

Summing up, Plus has a very good coverage throughout the country on 2G and 3G while their 4G/LTE network already covers 99% right now: Plus Coverage Map. 4G/LTE (called LTE PLUS) is available on prepaid cards with speeds up to 150 Mbps. LTE-Advanced (called LTE PLUS ADVANCED) is available for 54% of Polish population, is generally open for prepaid with speeds up to 300 Mbps (498 Mbps in Białystok region). Network can be overloaded on countrysides in evenings, because Plus offers "unlimited" home internet on LTE (postpaid plan) and many users uses these option on bad infrastructure. Plus is the local Vodafone partner.

Availablity Edit

To register you need to go to a store of the operator (locator) and show your ID or ask at a kiosk before buying, if they are able to register it on a foreign passport. Starters are sold from 5 PLN with different bonuses and credits (see below).

Plus offers additional registration at 1,300 Plus or Cyfrowy Polsat outlets, 270 Neonet shops, 1,800 Ruch kiosks, 4,600 post offices and many other points shown on this map.

Top-ups are available at Plus stores, service stations, kiosks, grocery stores or online using credit cards. To top-up by vouchers, type *123*<voucher PIN>#. To check balance and validity, type *100#.

Starter packs Edit

Generally Plus sell these options: 

  • Prosto na Kartę (= Basic prepaid): for 5 PLN
  • Elastyczna na kartę (= Elastic prepaid) with three other starter packs: 
    • for 5 PLN: with 6 GB valid 7 days (with Do 100 GB po doładowaniu on front)
    • for 5 PLN: with 6 GB valid 15 days (with Bez Limitu i 10 GB on front)
    • for 15 PLN: with 30 GB valid 15 days, and 30 GB valid 1 year, if you top-up 30 PLN or more (with 30 GB na rok on front)

Sometimes in shops you can find old starter packs: Internet na kartę (= data-only SIM) or Bez Limitu (= unlimited). You can become acquainted with these old offers on these websites: Bez Limitu, Data-only SIM (on Polish language). 

Prosto na kartęEdit

This plan have a one base rate for 1 MB, min or SMS in Poland and the EU at 0.19 PLN. All top-ups are valid 1 year. You can change to this line by *147*26#. Only one data option can be added:

  • 3 GB (in the EU max. 320 MB) for 30 days at 5 PLN by *136*11*03#.

Elastyczna na kartęEdit

You can migrate to these tarrif by calling *147*27# or by using Plus Online aplication. This tarrif is for smartphones and tablets, modems, etc. Default data rate is 1.20 PLN/1 MB. Top-ups includes bonus data and unlimited aplications: 

Top-up: Data bonus: Valid: Included for free:
5 PLN 100 MB 5 days ipla, Plus Music
10 PLN 2 GB 10 days
20 PLN 4 GB 20 days
25 PLN 10 GB 30 days ipla, Plus Music, Facebook, Messenger, Viber (only texting)
50 PLN 25 GB 90 days
100 PLN 50 GB 180 days
200 PLN 100 GB 180 days

Bonuses can't be used in roaming. If overuse, speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. If you top-up 100 PLN or 150 PLN, you'll get extra credit:

  • 100 PLN, extra 15 PLN
  • 150 PLN, extra 30 PLN

These packages can be activated: 

  • 1 GB (in EU max. 320 MB) valid 30 days - 5 PLN. Activation: *136*11*01#. Package is auto-renew. To deactivate, call: *136*00*01#
  • Rok Ważności konta: one year credit validity, activation: *136*11*12# and top-up at least 5 PLN

EU roaming surcharge Edit

Plus in Poland applies a surcharge of 0.03 PLN per MB according to this list for EU roaming, if you have a domestic package and 0.09 PLN/MB if not.

Additionally, they started a ongoing promotion called Promocja europejska dla Abonentów Prepaid in which they grant a certain share of the included data volume of packages to be used without surcharges at domestic rates under FUP rules. About 1 GB are given out per 15 PLN retail price of the domestic package. You can check your exact FUP allowance by typing *121# or checking in Plus Online (EU cap is named Non stop w UE i w Polsce). For 2018 they have lowered the rates accordingto the new list. So this promotion seems to be ongoing, even if they have a permission of the regulator to opt out.

You can still buy these special roaming packages to EU/EEA, Switzerland and USA (on both T-Mobile US and AT&T):

Data Price Validity Activation Deactivation
100 MB 9 PLN 7 days *121*11*86# *121*00*86#
400 MB 19 PLN 14 days *121*11*87# *121*00*87#
1 GB 39 PLN 30 days *121*11*88# *121*00*88#

Even roaming packages auto-renew. Better disable them by code.

More info Edit

  • APN: internet (for 3G/2G only)
  • APN: plus (for LTE/3G/2G)
  • Website in Polish only: http://www.plus.pl/

T-Mobile PolskaEdit

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tmobile

T-Mobile in Poland has a best coverage in Poland on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE: coverage map (for LTE scroll). 4G/LTE is open for prepaid and covers 99.7% of population in 2017 already. On the majority of 4G base stations LTE Advanced is available to compatible devices at no extra cost. LTE-A in a T-Mobile can offer up to 354Mbit/s of download speed.

Before 2011 it used to be a second operator in Poland, but after rebranding to "T-Mobile.pl" (from "Era") and during period with disappointing offers compared to other operators, it started losing customers. Currently it has least market share.

It has the best coverage and quality of network in Poland. T-Mobile has a union with Orange Polska to improve infrastructure called NetWorks! - T-Mobile and Orange are building cellular network together that subscribers can use both networks base stations (that is not equal to domestic roaming, but basically T-Mobile and Orange subscribers are using the same antennas).

Due to smallest subscribers base T-Mobile.pl network is least likely to be overloaded during mass events, but now T-Mobile sells Home Internet (postpaid plan) and you can often in countryside sees on evenings low speeds.

Availability Edit

They sell two prepaid starter packs for 5 PLN in their stores (locator):

  • T-Mobile na kartę: their voice & data SIM for 5 PLN
  • Internet na kartę: their data-only SIM for 5 PLN with 1 GB valid for 5 days preloaded

For registration of SIM cards that are bought at other places, scroll down this page for a map.

Top-ups are available at the usual places. To top-up by voucher, type *111*<voucher code>#, to check balance *101#.

Voice and data SIM - T-Mobile na kartęEdit

In 2017 they offer two different "unlimited" plans, either by day or by month. In new offers speeds is limited to 15 Mbit/s:

  • "unlimited" per day: 1 PLN including all domestic calls, SMS and 300 MB (60 MB in EU) data per calendar day until midnight. Rate is not charged if there are no calls, SMS or less than 5 MB data use. To activate, type *140*296#. For more data until midnight you can add:
    • 300 MB (max. 30 MB in EU): 0.50 PLN, activation: *140*296*3#
    • 1 GB (max. 60 MB in EU): 1 PLN, activation: *140*296*4#
  • "unlimited" per month: 25 PLN including all domestic calls, SMS and 10 GB (max. 1.61 GB in EU) data per month. To activate, type *140*265#. For more data within the billing month you can add:
    • 1 GB (max. 320 MB in EU): 5 PLN, activation: *140*265*3#
    • 3 GB (max. 580 MB in EU): 9 PLN, activation: *140*265*4#
    • 5 GB: (max. 770 MB in EU) 12 PLN, activation: *140*265*5#

Also, you can buy these packages: 

Data Price Validity  EU cap Activation
2 GB* 13 PLN 30 days 0.86 GB *150*152*2#
5 GB^ 10 PLN 3 days 0.66 GB *150*153*2#
20 GB 20 PLN 5 days 1.33 GB *150*154*2#
1 GB* 4.99 PLN 183 days 0.26 GB *150*151*2#

All packages don't auto-renew (except of * - to deactivate, replace *2# by *3# in the activation code). Packages include full LTE speed. If you overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 Kb/sec.

(^) - This package can be used only on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If you activate before Friday, package will be enabled from Friday. If you activate during these days, package is valid to the end of Sunday. 

Data SIM - Internet na kartę Edit

This data-only SIM is intended for modems and tablets. It includes the "Strong LTE" option (first 5 days max. HSPA+, after LTE). Every 5 days 1 GB (capped at 320 MB in EU) is given out for 5 PLN. This can't be stopped, but you can change to other data billing cycles:

Value Data EU Data Validity Activation
10 PLN 1 GB 640 MB 30 days *140*702#
15 PLN 2 GB 970 MB 30 days *140*703#
10 PLN 3 GB 640 MB 10 days *140*704#
20 PLN 3 GB 1.29 GB 30 days *140*705#
30 PLN 5 GB 1.93 GB 60 days *140*706#
50 PLN 12 GB 3.22 GB 60 days *140*707#
100 PLN 25 GB 6.44 GB 120 days *140*708#

When data allowance is used up, speed will be throttled to 16 Kbps. Packs will renew automatically if there is credit. Data can rollover for next month. You can renew ahead of time by sending an SMS with text NIE to 80333.

VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling Edit

T-Mobile provides IMS as well; which means that VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling are available, however, not for prepaid accounts at the moment.

EU roaming Edit

Standard EU roaming is charged at 0.09 PLN per MB according this site . Regular packages can be used for roaming up to the given reduced limit (see above). Otherwise the default roaming rate is charged and T-Mobile sells "Travel & Surf" roaming packs as add-ons to all prepaid plans, that include the non-EU countries of Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia as well as all of EU/EEA:

  • 50 MB for 24 hours: 2 PLN - activation: text UE50
  • 200 MB for 72 hours: 8 PLN - activation: text UE200
  • 500 MB for 7 days: 19 PLN - activation: UE500
  • 1 GB for 7 days: 34 PLN - activation: UE1

For activation text code to 80717.

More infoEdit

a2 mobile (by Aero2) Edit

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a2mobile is the prepaid offer of aero2 aimed at young people. aero2 is part of Cyfrowy Polsat medial-telecomunications group (with Plus and Sferia) and the 5th mobile operator in Poland. Most of their offers are sold only online.

aero2 covers 99% of the population by 4G that is open for prepaid with speeds up to 300 Mbps: 2G/3G/4G coverage map. If no aero2 coverage is available, there is free roaming on Plus 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. 

Availability Edit

A2mobile-duze-logo

The SIM starter packs is available online and at Żabka and FreshMarket stores. The SIM can be registered at these points too. They sell a starter pack for 10 PLN valid for 1 year with preloaded 10 PLN.

To top-up you can use any Plus and a2mobile voucher. To top-up with an a2mobile voucher, enter *111*<voucher code>#, to top-up with a Plus voucher, enter *123*<voucher code>#. All top-ups are valid for one year. To check balance, call *111#. There is available free app, called moje.a2mobile. Is available on Google Play (not for iOS devices so far). 

Data feature packagesEdit

Default rate is 0.04 PLN per MB. You can buy "unexhausted" packages valid for 31 days:

Package Price Activation EU Cap
"Unexhausted" internet 9.90 PLN *222*7# 653 MB
"Unexhausted" calls and intenet 15.90 PLN *222*4# 1.05 GB
"Unexhausted" SMS, MMS and internet 15.90 PLN *222*3# 1.05 GB
"Unexhausted" calls, SMS, MMS and internet 19.90 PLN *222*1# 1.31 GB

Their "Pakiet społecznościowy" (social media package) included. You can use unlimited Messenger, Facebook and Frifon. If you won't buy packages above - to activate social media package call *222*8# for 5 PLN (EU cap: 330 MB).

In "unexhausted" internet plans, speed will be throttled depending on how much data you have used. To check status limitations, call *200#. The throttle works like this: up to 5 GB at maximal speed, 5-10 GB at max. 3 Mbps, 10-15 GB at max. 1 Mbps, over 15 GB at max. 512 kbps. You can reset internet usage for 5 PLN by *200*1#.

By *119*1# you can change to their unlimited offers, by *119*0# you can go back to their regular plans valid for 31 days:

  • Zacny: 300 MB (in Poland & EU), 50 SMS, 50 mins, unlimited on-net SMS and mins: 8 PLN, activation: *222*3#
  • Obfity: 5 GB (EU cap: 1.25 GB), 100 SMS, 100 mins, unlimited on-net SMS and mins: 19 PLN, activation: *222*2#
  • Suty: 10 GB (EU cap: 1.65 GB), unlimited calls and SMS, 100 mins to landlines: 25 PLN, activation: *222*1#

If you used up package of internet, you can buy 5 GB cost 15 PLN (EU cap: 989 MB). Activation: *444*2#.

EU roamingEdit

a2mobile gives out a small share of their packages for EU roaming according to this list at the domestic rate. All use beyond is charged at 0.03 PLN per MB in packages, if no package is activated at 0.04 PLN/MB.

More information Edit

Red Bull Mobile Edit

RedBull mobile

Red Bull Mobile is a joint venture between P4/Play and Red Bull energy drink. It's not a MVNO as it belongs to Play and sold at their stores as a different brand aimed at the urban youth. It uses the network of Play in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE (included 4G LTE Ultra): Play Coverage Map

Availabilty Edit

The SIM starter pack is sold at Play stores (Play Store Locator). The SIM needs to be registered before it's activated. They offer free SIMs in promotions, but there are generally two starter packs for 5 PLN (includes bonus 100 MB):

  • SieMa na kartę
  • SieMa na kartę PL

To recharge you can use the same recharge methods as for PLAY. To check your balance dial *111#. To activate the number you need to do one call (or misscall). Also the Play24 app can be used by Red Bull Mobile users. You can migrate to RedBull Mobile from Play's tarrif for free. 

Basic offer (SieMa na kartę)Edit

To migrate to this tarrif, call *163*99#. Default data is free, but speed is throtted to 32 kbps. After first top-up, you can buy an elastic plan that includes unlimited calls, SMS & MMS plus some data: 

Price Data EU cap Validity Activation
5 PLN 1 GB + bonus 0.31 GB 5 days *111*960*1#
10 PLN 2 GB + bonus 0.63 GB 10 days *111*961*1#
15 PLN 4 GB + bonus 0.94 GB 15 days *111*962*1#
30 PLN 10 GB + bonus 1.89 GB* 30 days *111*964*1#

(*) - free limit 500 MB in EU roaming Top-ups includes these bonus data: 

Top-up Bonus Validity
5-9 PLN 100 MB 5 days
10-24 PLN 1 GB 10 days
25-49 PLN 10 GB 30 days
50-99 PLN 20 GB 100 days
100-299 PLN 40 GB 150 days

If overuse, speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. You can buy data add-ons (all valid 30 days and don't auto-renew):

Data: EU cap: Price: Activation:
1 GB 0.50 GB 3 PLN
  • 111*971*1#
2 GB 0.63 GB 5 PLN
  • 111*973*1#
6 GB 0.76 GB 10 PLN
  • 111*979*1#
10 GB 0.94 GB 15 PLN
  • 111*980*1#

If overuse, data will be cut off! You must buy another data add-on. 

SieMa na kartę PL Edit

To switch to this plan, call *163*66#. All top-ups are valid for 1 year and don't include bonus data. Default data is free, but speed is throtted to 32 kbps. You can buy these packages valid for 30 days:

  • unlimited domestic calls, SMS, MMS, 1 GB data in Poland: 19 PLN, activation: *111*968*1#
  • 25 GB data in Poland: 20 PLN, activation: *111*969*1#.
  • 50 GB data in Poland: 30 PLN, activation: *111*970*1#.

If overuse, speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. If you have a 50 GB bundle, you can buy additional 15 GB cost 15 PLN. To activate, use Play24 aplication. If overuse, data will be cut off! Take care, this plan works only in Poland and data transmission and MMS are limited to Play's own network while calls and SMS work on national roaming too. All international roaming is blocked.

"Unlimited" internet for a dayEdit

Package is available in two tarrifs above. You can get "unlimited" internet for a day (FUP = 10 GB, after 1 Mbps/3384 kbps, EU cap: 310 MB (not available in SieMa PL plan)) cost 5 PLN. To activate, call: *111*974*1#. Package don't auto-renew. 

"Unlimited" LTEEdit

This option is available only in old starter pack (with a can of RedBull) cost 9 PLN. To activate this packages, you must have 30 PLN or more in your account and call: *111*480*1#. This package is valid only in Play's own LTE. NO 3G. On other networks you'll charged additionally. Packages is valid 30 days and don't auto-renew. Maximal speed is 15 Mbps for downloading and 5 Mbps for uploading. After FUP (100 GB) speed may be throtted to 2 Mbps/384 kbps. 

EU roaming Edit

Red Bull follows the same new rules of Play and has opted out of Roam like home by surcharging from the start. Check Play in the article above for details and exact surcharges. You can also add their 500 MB EU roaming package. Note that there is generally no international roaming on the SieMa PL plan.

More info Edit

Plush Edit

Plush-duze-logo

Plush is the second brand of Plus in Poland aimed at young people. It's not a MVNO, but an Plus subsidiary. Like nju on Orange, they often have better promotions than the original Plus brand.

Availability Edit

Starter packs in mini and micro sizes are available in all Plus stores and further outlets. There are starters for 5 PLN, each with the same credit preloaded valid for 30 days. Also you can use Plus Online aplication for managing your account in Plush.

Top-ups are available at Plus stores, service stations, kiosks, grocery stores or [https://doladuj.plushbezlimitu.pl/ online using credit cards. To top-up by Plus vouchers, type *123*<voucher PIN>#. To check balance and validity, type *100#. If 4G/LTE speeds up to 300 Mbps doesn't work, enter *101*11*24#. You can migrate to Plush, using Plus Online aplication or by entering *147*23# and after *136*11*01#. Change tarrif cost 5 PLN. 

They sell two prepaid starter packs with other pictures on front for 5 PLN in their stores (locator). It contains 6 GB valid 15 days.

Voice & data SIMEdit

Default data is 0.19 PLN per MB. Top- up include these bonus data valid for 30 days: 

Top-up Data Included for free
5 PLN 100 MB Facebook
10 PLN 1 GB
20 PLN 3 GB
25 PLN 10 GB

Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram

10 GB for YouTube (480p)

50 PLN 20 GB
100 PLN 50 GB
200 PLN 100 GB

Packages can't be used in roaming. If you've used up your data package, your internet speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. These add-ons are offered:

  • Pakiet YouTube: first 30 days free, thereafter 5 PLN for 30 days, 2.5 GB for YouTube (in EU: 0.5 GB), optimized for 480p resolution, activation: *121*11*01#.
  • Rok Ważności konta: one year credit validity, activation: *136*11*10# and top-up at least 5 PLN
  • 5 GB for 30 days (in EU: 0.5 GB): 5 PLN - activation: Send SMS PAKIET to 80025.
  • 200 GB to use in night (1:00 - 8:00): 10 PLN - activation: *136*11*11#.

EU roaming Edit

Plush applies the same surcharges to EU roaming of 0.09 PLN per MB like Plus and gives out only a small allowance of their data packages based on a rate of 1 GB per 15 PLN retail price. The same roaming packages mentioned above at Plus can be added.

More informationEdit

nju mobileEdit

Nju mobile

Nju mobile is the second brand of Orange in Poland and like Plush by Plus aimed at young people. It's not a MVNO, but an Orange subsidiary. They often have better promotions than the original Orange brand.

Availability Edit

Starter packs in mini and micro sizes are available in all Orange stores and further outlets. There are starters for 4, 5 or 20 PLN, each with the same credit preloaded valid for 30 days. Do the registration there (registration points).

Starters are from 4-20 PLN giving different amounts of bonuses depending on promotion. You will normally end up with some GB and some more PLN even on the smaller starter packs. You can also transfer an Orange SIM to nju by texting their PUK no. to 80511.

You can top-up nju mobile with regular Orange vouchers but you have to type *128*<top-up code># (on vouchers are only informations for regular Orange top-uping rules).

Nju is one of the few brands whose topped up credit stays valid forever. You are only supposed to make one recharge per half year to keep your SIM plan alive. Check balance by calling *127*1#. You can manage your account by application, available in Google Play (not for iOS devices). 

Voice and data SIM Edit

Default rate without a daily or weekly plar or a data pack is 0.19 PLN per MB. Nju has daily and monthly combo plans with calls, texts and data:

  • daily plans (based on one calendar day): wszystko komórkowe: 250 MB per day (80 MB in the EU) and unlimited SMS capped at 1.20 PLN. Activation: *127*67# for 6 PLN. For more data you can add the 9 GB package (see below).
  • monthly plans for 30 days:
    • Rozmowy za nie więcej niż 19 zł: included unlimited calls only capped at 19 PLN . Data can be added for another 19 PLN: 3 GB (in EU: 1.23 GB). Activation: *127*66#
    • Wszystko komórkowe: 10 GB per month (1.84 GB in the EU) and unlimited calls and SMS to Poland and the EU: 29 PLN. Activation: *127*63#

Data feature package Edit

NJU offers a 9 GB data package (capped at 460 MB in the EU) for 9 PLN with full LTE speed. This can be activated by *127*69# or texting 'AKT' to 80355. Check package balance by *127*69*1#. This package can only be added to the daily plans, not the monthly plans. This package is for 31 days and will not auto-renew.

"Im dłużej tym lepiej" (= the longer the better) Edit

This promotion can be activated, by sending a SMS with the word 'START' for 80510. The amount of GB depends on how long you have stayed with the network:

  • from 6 months to 1 year: double data
  • from 1 year to 2 years: 2.5 times data
  • from 2 years: triple data

Package cost and EU cap don't change. The promotion does not apply to the 9 GB package.

EU roaming Edit

After having reached a small internal limit depending on plan or package indicated above as EU cap, the general surcharge for EU roaming is 0.03 PLN per MB regardless of the remaining domestic allowance. Nju has released three add-on packages for EU roaming instead:

  • 50 MB for 3 days: 3 PLN, activation: 'START 50' to 8020
  • 200 MB for 7 days: 10 PLN, activation: 'START 200' to 8020
  • 500 MB for 14 days: 20 PLN, activation: 'START 500' to 8020

VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling Edit

Njumobile, like an Orange, has IMS deployed, which means that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling are offered, but VoLTE is restricted for prepaid accounts. VoWIFI in prepaid plans can't be used outside of Poland. To use VoWIFI you can use free app available on Google Play.

More info Edit

LycamobileEdit

Lycamobile
The UK-based operator Lycamobile opened its Polish branch in 2011. It's operating as MVNO on the Plus network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE speeds up to 300 Mbps. For coverage check Plus (see above).

Availability Edit

Their SIM cards are available for free in micro-, mini- or nano size in their outlets. They have many agencies around the country in newsstands, kiosks, supermarkets and online sent to a Polish address. But better buy it in one of their sales outlets, where they can register it on your name.

Top-ups can be purchased there as well in 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 and 100 PLN denominations. You are expected to make a top-up right away, as the SIM doesn't include credit. It's valid for only 6 months without being recharged.

Top-ups are also available online. Foreign credit cards are accepted. The website has an English option too. When topping up, you will be asked for an ID number and a local address. The ID can be a PESEL (Poland national ID) or any other ID. You can use your passport number and your hotel address.

Data feature packsEdit

These discounted monthly data packages are available to be activated on the SIM:

Volume Price Activation
100 MB 2 PLN *139*5103#
300 MB 3 PLN *139*5107#
1 GB 5 PLN *139*5200#
2 GB 7 PLN *139*5201#
3 GB 10 PLN *139*5202#
5 GB 15 PLN *139*5104#
15 GB 25 PLN *139*5105#
30 GB 35 PLN *139*5106#

For activation send code. To check status dial *137#. These packages will automatically renew, if there is credit. To stop, call customer service on 322 or dial *190# at latest 20.00h on the day of expirery of the old pack. Default data rate outside of these packages displayed above is 0.21 PLN per MB. For extra data, add one of these two bolt-ons:

  • 500 MB: 3 PLN, activation: *139*601#
  • 1 GB: 5 PLN, activation: *139*602#

These extra packages are only valid for the rest of the running time of the base pack.

EU roaming Edit

Lycamobile in Poland doesn't give out its regular data packages for EU roaming. Instead they charge 0.21 PLN per MB in the EU. They have released three monthly combo plans with an EU roaming allowance (all includes unlimited calls & SMS): 

Package Data in PL Data in EU Price Activation
Do wszystkich M 20 GB 1.75 GB 25 PLN *139*4829#

Do wszystkich L

25 GB 2.5 GB 39 PLN *139*4839#
Do wszystkich XL 30 GB 3.5 GB 49 PLN *139*4849#

All packages are discounted by 50% when you purchase them for the first time with a new SIM card.

More infoEdit

  • APN: data.lycamobile.pl
  • Username: lmpl (that's lowecase L, not capital i).
  • Password: plus
  • Tethering/hotspot use may be blocked
  • Website in English: http://www.lycamobile.pl/en

Klucz mobile Edit

Klucz-0

Klucz mobile is another new MVNO on the Plus network (see above). It started in 2013 and has very cheap international call rates and data too. 2G, 3G and finally 4G/LTE is accessible with new SIM cards given out now.

Availablilty Edit

Their SIM card may be hard to find. That's why they publish this list of outlets: Klucz Mobile Sales Points. All Teletorium phone stores sell it too. The SIM is for free and credit stays alive for 360 days. Be sure to register it at the point of purchase or it won't be activated.

Data feature packs Edit

Default rate is 0.03 PLN per MB. So add one of these packs valid for 30 days:

Data Volume

Price

Activation

1 GB 3 PLN *121*11*03#
2 GB 5 PLN *121*11*04#
10 GB 10 PLN *136*11*01#
30 GB* 35 PLN *136*11*09#

100 GB

50 PLN *136*11*02#
100 GB + 200 GB at night* 50 PLN *136*11*12#

For activation enter code. Check balance by *100# and status of active packages by *121#. Packages won't renew automatically after 30 days (* except of these packages, to deactivate 100 GB + 200 GB call *136*00*12#, to deactivate 30 GB, call *136*00*09#), but need to be booked again.

Combo feature packsEdit

There are two all-in-one packages:

  • Klucz MINI: 5 PLN with 30 mins to Polish networks and 1 GB data (EU cap: 0.32 GB) for 7 days. To activate, call *121*11*10#. To deactivate, call *121*00*10#. Package valid 7 days.
  • Klucz No Limit: 25 PLN with unlimited calls, SMS & MMS to Polish networks, unlimited calls to Kyivstar Ukraine, 10 GB data, no roaming) for 30 days. To activate, call: *136*11*20#. To deactivate, call: *136*00*20#.

All packages auto-renew. For overuse speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. You can buy add-on data packages, called "Pakiet Booster": 

Data Price

Activation

1 GB 5 PLN *136*11*03#
2 GB 8 PLN *136*11*04#
5 GB 17 PLN *136*11*05#
10 GB 10 PLN *136*11*01#

Data-only SIM Edit

In 2017 Klucz started a new offer with a data-only SIM called Klucz Internet Na kartę. You can buy a starter pack for 10 PLN. These packages are valid for 30 days and auto-renew:

Price Data Activation Deactivation
15 PLN 5 GB *136*11*07# *136*00*07#
20 PLN 10 GB *136*11*08# *136*00*08#
35 PLN 30 GB *136*11*09# *136*00*09#
45 PLN 45 GB *136*11*10# *136*00*10#
80 PLN 100 GB *136*11*11# *136*00*11#

Also, you can buy Klucz Premium package with 100 GB included + 200 GB to use at night (1:00 -8:00) for 50 PLN. Activation: *136*11*12#, package auto-renews, deactivation: *136*00*12#.

For extra data, you can add these packages:

  • 10 PLN: 3 GB, *121*11*30#
  • 15 PLN: 5 GB, *121*11*31#
  • 25 PLN: 10 GB, *121*11*32#
  • 35 PLN: 15 GB, *121*11*33#

The add-on packages don't auto-renew.

EU roaming Edit

Klucz doesn't apply "roam like at home" (except Klucz MINI package) and still surcharges 0.03 zł per MB in the EU. Instead, it has refreshed their internet packages for roaming in the EU/EEA and Switzerland:

Data Price Activation
256 MB 7,50 PLN *121*11*22#
512 MB 15 PLN *121*11*23#
1024 MB 30 PLN *121*11*24#

Roaming packages are valid for 30 days and don't auto-renew.

More info Edit

Heyah Edit

Heyah-nowe-logo

Heyah is a long established subsidiary of T-Mobile (coverage and stores see above) in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

Heyah prepaid SIM cards are available for 5 zł (or discounted for 3 zł) including the same credit valid for 7 days at T-Mobile stores and many other places. Better go to a T-Mobile store for registration. You can use Mój T-Mobile aplication to manage your account in Heyah

Top-ups can be made there or online and are valid for 100 days. To top-up by voucher, type *109*<PIN code>#, check balance by *108#.

In 2015 they changed their portfolio from the old daily plan to new monthly combined packages.

Combo feature packs Edit

All new Heyah SIM cards are based on the same offer as T-Mobile, speed is limited to 15 Mbit/s. They only sell one base option:

  • 25 PLN: 30 days unlimited calls and SMS, 10 GB data (EU cap: 1.61 GB). Activation: *150*159*2#.

You can buy data add-ons:

  • 1 GB: 5 PLN, (EU: 260 MB) - activation: *140*265*3#
  • 3 GB: 9 PLN, (EU: 460 MB) - activation: *140*265*4#
  • 5 GB: 12 PLN (EU: 610 MB) - activation: *140*265*5#

This package is discounted by 50% when you purchase them for the first time with a new SIM card. You can also buy package, called Smart społeczność. In these package, you can use Facebook and Whatsapp for free. Package cost 4.99 PLN and auto-renew every 30 days. To activate, call *140*795#. To deactivate, call *140*795*2#.  Also, you can buy these packages (like in tuBiedronka):

Data Price Validity  EU cap Activation
2 GB* 13 PLN 30 days 0.86 GB *150*152*2#
5 GB^ 10 PLN 3 days 0.66 GB *150*153*2#
20 GB 20 PLN 5 days 1.33 GB *150*154*2#
1 GB* 4.99 PLN 183 days 0.26 GB *150*151*2#

All packages don't auto-renew (except of * - to deactivate, replace *2# by *3# in the activation code). Packages include full LTE speed. If you overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 Kb/sec.

(^) - This package can be used only on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If you activate before Friday, package will be enabled from Friday. If you activate during these days, package is valid to the end of Sunday. 

Old offerEdit

These packages are more expensive and include less data, but with full speed of 4G/LTE:

Price Data EU cap Activation
9.99 PLN 1 GB 0.66 GB *140*800#
14.99 PLN 2 GB 1 GB *140*801#
19.99 PLN 3 GB 1.33 GB *140*802#
29.99 PLN 5 GB 2 GB *140*803#

From 14.99 PLN includes unlimited SMS/MMS, from 19.99 PLN includes Smart społeczność. All packages are valid 30 days and auto-renew. ​​​​Also, if you won't buy all-in-one packages, you can buy these: 

  • 250 MB for 7 days: 3 PLN, activation: *100*892#. 
  • Dniówka Internet: 50 MB per day, 0.28 PLN (if you don't use, you don't pay), activation: *100*815#. 

If you overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 kb/s. You can buy these packages: 

Data 

Price EU cap Activation
250 MB 6 PLN 0.4 GB *100*865#
1 GB 10 PLN 0.66 GB *100*862#
3 GB 20 PLN 1.33 GB *100*861#
6 GB 30 PLN 2 GB *100*860#

All packages auto-renew every 30 days. To deactivate, replace # by *2#.

EU roaming Edit

Heyah charges generally 0.09 PLN per MB for EU data roaming. Domestic data packages only be used up to the given limit for roaming. They offer the same 'Travel & Surf' packages as T-Mobile (see above) instead.

More info Edit

tuBiedronka Edit

Tubiedronka
tuBiedronka is another long established subsidiary of T-Mobile (for coverage and stores see above at T-Mobile) in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. Biedronka is the largest supermarket chain in the country.

AvailabilityEdit

tuBiedronka prepaid SIM cards are available for 4 PLN including the 5 PLN credit valid for 14 days at T-Mobile stores and Biedronka shops. You can register your SIM card in a Biedronka or in a T-Mobile store. 

Top-ups can be made in Biedronka shops (for 5 PLN (5 days), 10 PLN (21 days), 20 PLN (45 days), 30 PLN (60 days)). To top-up by voucher, type *111*<PIN code>#, check balance by *101#.

Top-up bonusEdit

To activate top-ups bonus, call *140*730*2#. Top-ups includes these bonus (all valid 30 days, if you top-up before end of another package, data will be rollover with new package): 

  • top-up: 20-29.99 PLN: 5 GB bonus 
  • top-up: >30 PLN: 10 GB bonus 

Bonuses can't be used for roaming. Bonus works on 2G and 3G network only. 

Data feature packsEdit

Default data rate is 0.10 PLN/MB. So add one of these packs: 

Data Price Validity  EU cap Activation
2 GB* 13 PLN 30 days 0.86 GB *150*152*2#
5 GB^ 10 PLN 3 days 0.66 GB *150*153*2#
20 GB 20 PLN 5 days 1.33 GB *150*154*2#
1 GB* 4.99 PLN 183 days 0.26 GB *150*151*2#

All packages don't auto-renew (except of * - to deactivate, replace *2# by *3# in the activation code). Packages include full LTE speed. If you overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 Kb/sec.

(^) - This package can be used only on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If you activate before Friday, package will be enabled from Friday. If you activate during these days, package is valid to the end of Sunday. 

tuBiedronka Smart na kartę Edit

If you buy and activate this starter, you'll receive 2 GB for 5 days for free. Top-ups includes these bonus data: 

Top-up Bonus Valid
5 PLN 2 GB 5 days
10 PLN 4 GB 14 days
20 PLN 9 GB 30 days
30 PLN 14 GB 60 days

Bonuses can't be used for roaming. Bonus and starter bonus works on 2G and 3G network only. If you top-up before end of another package, data will be rollover with new package. If overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 kbps. 

With starter you'll receive unlimited calls & SMS to other networks. Package automaticly activates, if you register your SIM card. Package is auto-renew every 7 days and cost 5 PLN. To deactivate, call: *140*276*2#. 

Pakiet MAX Edit

If you buy tuBiedronka's starter with "Pakiet MAX", after first top-up (of >10 PLN) "Pakiet MAX" will be activated automatically (for 15 PLN). In this package, you'll receive 100 mins, 100 SMS and 2 GB data (EU cap: 1 GB, works on 2G/3G only). Package will auto-renew every 30 days. To deactivate, call *140*901*2#. Take care, if you buy these starter, other packages shown above cannot be activated. But you can buy these packages (all valid 30 days & auto-renew) insted: 

Data  Price EU cap Activation
250 MB 6 PLN 04 GB *140*721#
1 GB 10 PLN 0.66 GB *140*722#
3 GB 20 PLN 1.33 GB *140*723#
6 GB 30 PLN 2 GB *140*724#

To deactivate packages, call *140*729#. These packages work on 2G/3G only, no 4G/LTE. If you overuse, speed will be throtted to 16 Kb/sec. 

EU roaming Edit

tuBiedronka charges generally 0.10 PLN per MB for EU data roaming. Domestic data packages can only be used up to the given limit for roaming. They offer the same 'Travel & Surf' packages as T-Mobile (see above) instead. 

More info Edit

Virgin Mobile Edit

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Virgin Mobile started as MVNO in Poland in 2012. It uses the Play network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE (including "4G LTE ULTRA") where available (with roaming according to the same rules as Play).

Availability Edit

Their starter packs are available online or in a lot of stores: Virgin mobile Store Locator for 5 PLN. Better go to a store, where they can register it on your name.

Top-ups can be made online after registration by international credit card or PayPal too. Special Virgin mobile top-up vouchers (called Telekod) are available at supermarkets. Play vouchers don't work for Virgin, even though the top-up command *100*<code># looks the same. Credit stays alive for one year. Check balance by *101#.

If you register a starter, you'll get automaticly free 10 GB valid 30 days. You can manage your account by free app, called "Klub Virgin". Is available on Google PlayApp Store and Microsoft Store.

#FREEMIUM plan Edit

On the Freemium offer you get 30 domestic minutes, 30 domestic SMS and 300 MB each month for free. This offer can be activated on every Virgin Mobile SIM card by code *222*000#. Free packages renew automatically after 30 days, but unused packages don't roll forward into next period. After 6 months the offer automatically deactivates, but then it can be activated again. When data volume is used up, speed will be throttled to 32 kbps. Existing customers can switch to this plan by typing *222*000#. On Freemium the following data packs are available for more data (called #PÓŁDARMO):

Volume Price Activation
600 MB 4 PLN *222*3*600#
1 GB 2 PLN* *222*000*3*1#
6 GB 15 PLN *222*3*6#
10 GB 10 PLN* *222*000*3*10#
20 GB 25 PLN *222*3*20#
600 MB 6 PLN^ *222*4*1#
1200 MB 10 PLN^ *222*4*2#
6 GB 15 PLN^ *222*4*5#
6 GB 25 PLN^ *222*4*4#

(*) - promotion prices ( ^) - With this packages is also included 60 mins & 60 SMS in 6 PLN, 120 mins & 120 SMS in 10 PLN, unlimited SMS in 15 PLN, unlimited calls in 25 PLN. 

Validity is the same as free base plan. Eg. you activated your Freemium offer on Oct, 15th and you have bought an extra data pack on 25th Oct. On Nov,15th all unused data will be cleared and then another free 300 MB package will be given. Balance of free and paid packages can be checked by *222#.

Other tariff plans Edit

Virgin mobile offers other tariffs valid for 30 days too. They all include unlimited Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Gadu Gadu and Ask.fm. Only the monthly data allowance differs: 

  1. PEŁENLUZ - 19 PLN, unlimited SMS, unlimited calls to Play & Virgin, 100 mins to other networks, 5 GB*, activation: *222*19#
  2. GIGADAJE - 25 PLN, unlimited calls, SMS, 15 GB^, activation: *222*25#

(*) - Basic data is 2 GB. To get 3 GB more for free, call *222*333#. Is also available in this plan additional 5 GB cost 5 PLN. To activate, call *222*555#. Package auto-renew.  (^) - In this plan you can buy 1 GB per 1 PLN. To get more data, call *222*25*1#. 

If overuse, speed will be throtted to 32 kbps. To restore speed, you can buy data add-ons (all valid to the end of packages above): 

Data Price Activation
300 MB 4 PLN *222*300#
500 MB 5 PLN *222*500#
1 GB 8 PLN *222*1024#
3 GB 15 PLN *222*3072#
10 GB 25 PLN *222*10#

EU roaming Edit

Virgin Mobile in Poland now applies "roam like at home" only for postpaid plans. In prepaid plans it applies a flat surcharge of 0.12 PLN per MB and throttles roaming speed to slow 32 kbps. There are roaming packages (valid for 30 days) available for full speed in EU roaming (4G/LTE if available):

  • 500 MB, 19 PLN - activation: *222*5*500#
  • 1 GB, 39 PLN - activation: *222*5*1#
  • 2 GB, 69 PLN - activation: *222*5*2#

More info Edit

Fakt mobile Edit

Fakt mobil

Fakt Mobile is a new joint venture between Fakt, the leading tabloid newspaper in the country and P4, owner of Play. That's why it started in 2015 on the network of Play in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

Starter packs are available in many newspaper kiosks. They used to be given out for free, but since registration is enforced in Poland, you'll need to register to activate. Ask, if they can register there or go to any Play registration point instead (Play stores, Ruch kiosks or postal offices). Starter kit is sold for 5 PLN with the same credit included valid for 30 days. Account can be managed by Play24. If you activate starter, you'll receive free 50 MB valid 24 hours.

When you text 'BONUS1GB' to 4949, they'll give you 1 GB valid for 31 days as a starter bonus.

To top-up, you can use any Play scratch card of 5, 10, 30 or 50 PLN all valid for 12 months. SIM plan stays valid for 14 months. Check balance by *101#.

Data feature packages Edit

Data is free, but speed is throtted to 32 kbps. All of their packages are valid for 31 days:

Data EU cap Price Activation
500 MB 250 MB 4 PLN *111*831*1
1 GB 310 MB 5 PLN *111*832*1
2 GB 570 MB 9 PLN *111*835*1
4 GB 940 MB 15 PLN *111*833*1
10 GB 1.57 GB 25 PLN *111*834*1

To check data balance within packages, type activation code ending with *3 instead of *1. Using more data, speed will be throttled to 32 kbps. Packages are not auto-renewed. You can book multiple packages, even at the same time. 

EU roamingEdit

Fakt Mobile charges generally 0.03 PLN per MB for EU data roaming. Domestic data packages can only be used up to the given limit in the table above for roaming. 

More info Edit

PolishWiFi Edit

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PolishWiFi rents pocket WiFi routers which allow travellers to stay connected in Poland. PolishWiFi using Play infrastructure.

Clients can book online and their hotspot can be delivered everywhere in Poland in 24 hours. Standard delivery in Poland to a post box is 3 €, to a private address, hotel, B&B or airport is 4 €.

The 3G and 4G hotspots can be shared by up to 10 devices and battery lasts for 6 hours.

A prepaid envelope is given for the return and can be used from everywhere in Poland. 45 € for a 3G device and 100 € for a 4G device is charged from your credit card, if you don't return or damage the device. The rental rates:

Rental

Period

3G Hotspot with

"unlimited" data

4G Hotspot with

"unlimited" data

Device Huawei E5330 Huawei E3573
3 days 7.90 €/day 8.90 €/day
4-6 days 7.50 €/day 8.50 €/day
7-10 days 6.50 €/day 7.50 €/day
11-14 days 5.50 €/day 6.50 €/day
15-30 days 5.00 €/day 6.00 €/day
31-60 days 3.00 €/day 5.50 €/day

FUP for the "unlimited" plan in Poland is 100 GB for rentals below 30 days. Speed will be throttled beyond.