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Slovenia SIM Cards: Everything You Need To Know | 2023

Bynewsmagzines

Feb 8, 2023
Lake Bled, Slovenia


Visiting Slovenia soon? Make sure to know what to expect when it comes to purchasing a Slovenia SIM card.

Fortunately, Europe is one of the best places where you can buy a SIM card easily. You should be able to find a cheap SIM card pretty much anywhere in Europe.

In fact, most data packages are affordable, which makes the whole thing easier!

In this guide, we’ll explain where to buy a SIM card in Slovenia in person and online. We’ll also discuss prepaid SIM cards and eSIMs if your mobile supports them.

That said, if you’re traveling to other countries in Europe, you should be able to use the same SIM card because most SIM card providers also offer coverage in other European countries.

Before you read this guide, you may wonder if you actually need a SIM card in Slovenia. If you don’t mind not having Internet, you’ll likely find free Wifi in restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels.

That said, if you need data to get around, call a Uber, or translate Slovenian – you may want to get a SIM card for your travels in Slovenia.

Note that your mobile phone provider may already offer Slovenia coverage if you’re European. If that’s the case, you won’t need a SIM card for your adventures in Slovenia.

Best SIM Cards In Slovenia

If you’re traveling in Slovenia, we recommend using a SIM card from Telekom Slovenije, A1, IZI, or Airalo. (I’ll get back to Airalo later on, so keep reading to learn more!)

That said, if you’re planning on visiting other countries during your trip to Europe, you might want to make sure to pick an option that offers coverage in other European countries.

How To Buy A SIM Card In Slovenia

You can either buy a Europe prepaid SIM card in person in some international airports, mobile provider stores, convenience stores, or online.

Usually, you can expect higher costs and low data offers at the airport, so we don’t recommend buying a SIM card at the airport.

That said, you won’t necessarily find SIM card shops in every airport, so it’s essential to keep this in mind. And, when you see a shop, you might also have limited options.

For this reason, I’d recommend buying a SIM card directly from the mobile provider store. Note that you may need your passport to buy one.

Although, this means you won’t get data right upon your arrival. So, if you prefer to be connected at all times, you could use a European eSIM or purchase a European prepaid SIM card online.

Now, let’s take a look at the data plans offered by Telekom Slovenije, A1, and IZI.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Telekom Slovenije SIM Cards

Telekom Slovenije offers different plans for prepaid customers:

  • 5 GB data valid for 1 day, EUR 9.90 ($10.60)
  • 5 GB data valid for 14 days, EUR 19.95 ($21.37)
  • 15 GB data valid for 100 days, EUR 29.90 ($32.02)
  • 20 GB data valid for 1 year, EUR 49.90 ($53.44)

A1 SIM Cards

A1 offers prepaid customers the following data plans:

  • 2 GB data valid for 3 days, EUR 5 ($5.36)
  • 7 GB data valid for 30 days, EUR 10 ($10.71)
  • 15 GB data valid for 30 days, EUR 15 ($16.07)

IZI SIM Cards

IZI SIM cards can have the following bundles activated for prepaid customers:

  • 6 GB data valid for 30 days, EUR 7.90 ($8.46)
  • 40 GB data valid for 30 days, EUR 11.90 ($12.75)

Overall, we think A1 is the best option if you plan to buy your SIM card in person. That said, any would do if you can’t find their store!

How To Buy A Slovenia Prepaid SIM Card Online

If you wish to have your SIM card ready for your arrival, you could purchase it online or on websites like Amazon.

You’ll find different plans on Amazon. For example, the Orange Holiday Europe Prepaid SIM Card works in more than 30 countries and gives you 20 GB of data for 14 days. Slovenia is included.

But there are many other options worth considering, so have a look and make sure the countries you plan on visiting are listed.

Another option is to purchase a prepaid European SIM card on Simify. This works if you live in the United States or Australia. They currently offer 4 different packages.

  • 10 GB, valid for 30 days for $23 – works in 71 countries
  • 12 GB, valid for 30 days for $26 – works in 71 countries
  • 19 GB, valid for 38 days for $35 – works in 45 countries
  • 12 GB, valid for 365 days for $65 – works in 71 countries

Finally, the last option is to buy an eSIM card for Europe.

How To Buy An eSIM Card For Slovenia

eSIM is a new concept allowing you to have a virtual SIM card inside your phone. If your mobile phone supports eSIM cards – it’s definitely one of the best options to get data in Slovenia.

Curious? Learn more about eSIM providers.

I started using eSIM as soon as my mobile phone supported it. And I first tried it when visiting my family in Canada. To buy eSIMs, I usually use Airalo.

Keep reading to learn more about the best eSIMs in Slovenia.

Airalo Slovenia

If you want to buy an eSIM for Slovenia, you could purchase one on Airalo. This website offers many eSIM cards worldwide and special plans for Europe and Slovenia.

I’ve been using Airalo in Europe for several months, and it works fine.

Here are the options available:

  • Zivjo: 1 GB, valid for 7 days for $5
  • Zivjo: 3 GB, valid for 30 days for $10
  • Zivjo: 5 GB, valid for 30 days for $15
  • Zivjo: 10 GB, valid for 30 days for $22.50

Slovenia Airalo eSIM plan

Here’s an overview of the options available in Europe:

  • 1 GB, valid for 7 days for $5
  • 3 GB, valid for 30 days for $13
  • 5 GB, valid for 30 days for $20
  • 10 GB, valid for 30 days for $37
  • 50 GB, valid for 90 days for $100
  • 100 GB, valid for 180 days for $185

The options mentioned above are part of Eurolink and offer coverage in 39 countries, including Slovenia.

Alternatively, if you’re traveling in other countries that are not mentioned on the list, you can try Discover Global, which offers coverage in 84 countries, including Slovenia.

Here’s an overview of the options available on Discover Global:

  • 1 GB, valid for 7 days for $9
  • 3 GB, valid for 15 days for $24
  • 5 GB, valid for 30 days for $35
  • 10 GB, valid for 60 days for $59
  • 20 GB, valid for 180 days for $89

Discover global esim Airalo

Now, one important thing to note about Airalo is that you’ll need to keep an eye out for the provider in each country. Suppose you ever have trouble connecting to the Internet during your trip.

In that case, it might be because you’re connecting automatically to networks and need to select a network manually instead.

When you purchase the eSIM, you’ll get access to the list of networks supported in each country.

Holafly Slovenia

Alternatively, you could look at your options on Holafly. You can read our Holafly review to learn more about this eSIM store. I’ve also tried this eSIM provider in Europe, and it worked fine.

Their Europe eSIM work in 32 countries (including Slovenia), and they offer the following plans:

  • Unlimited data for 5 days for $19
  • Unlimited data for 10 days for $34
  • Unlimited data for 15 days for $47
  • Unlimited data for 20 days for $54
  • Unlimited data for 30 days for $64
  • Unlimited data for 60 days for $84
  • Unlimited data for 90 days for $99

Nomad Slovenia

Finally, Nomad is also a great eSIM provider.

Here’s an overview of the plans available for Slovenia:

  • 1GB, valid for 7 days for $9
  • 3GB, valid for 30 days for $17
  • 5GB, valid for 30 days for $18
  • 10GB, valid for 30 days for $26

Final Thoughts On SIM Cards In Slovenia

As you can see, getting a prepaid SIM card in Slovenia or even an eSIM for your travels in Slovenia is pretty easy.

You’ll even be able to stay connected wherever you go in Europe without changing your SIM card, especially if you purchase a SIM card for Europe.

I believe the eSIM card is the most convenient way to get data in Slovenia if you wish to have data upon your arrival. This way, you won’t need to go to a store to buy a SIM card.

Obviously, you need to make sure your mobile phone supports eSIM first.

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