Portugal Telecoms

Portugal is a beautiful country in Western Europe, part of EU, with a total of 3 Telecom Companies and over 14 million mobile connections. portugal  telecoms

Portugal prices compared to those in the EU: Comparing to the EU average, prices for mobile broadband and telephony are much cheaper. The most affordable package is a 5 GB data-only SIM card, costing just €9.17, which is lower than the EU average of €16.02.

Regulatory Agency: ANACOM

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Which Portugal mobile operator you would recommend to others?

Portugal Roaming

Like all EU member states, Portugal implements “roam like at home” rules, which means that when you use your mobile phone while traveling outside your home country in any EU country, you don’t have to pay any additional roaming charges. This applies to calling (to mobile and fixed phones), sending text messages (SMS), and using data services while abroad, and also when receiving calls or texts while roaming, even if the person you are calling is using a different service provider. You pay exactly the same price for using these services when traveling in the EU as you would if you were at home.

However, it’s important to note that outside the EU, such as on ships, cruisers, planes, etc., roaming charges still apply and can be very high. Alertify can help you find the best roaming solutions for Portugal or any other country.

eSIM cards for Portugal

We do recommend eSIM cards when traveling: no more swapping of physical 
SIM cards, everything is automated on your phone through easy to fill 
out codes. The downside of eSIM cards is that they are data-only SIM 
cards and calls are not supported. Check out  Austria eSIM deals:

1 GB With no expiration =  €2.80
3 GB With no expiration =  €8.13
5 GB With no expiration =  €13.13
10 GB With no expiration = €25.16
Choose between daily, monthly or plans with no expiration


SIM cards for Portugal

Prepaid Austria sim cards include free data roaming in the EU. Sometimes 
it is capped, so always ask when buying a sim card. Free EU roaming 
means the sim card you buy in Madrid or Barcelona can also be used in 
Paris, Prague or even Oslo. Free EU roaming on Spain SIM cards is great 
for those that arrive in Spain and travel to more countries in Europe 
on the same trip.

Or you can get a daily, monthly, or even SIM card for Austria without 


Some of the major fixed operators in Portugal are:

  1. MEO – owned by Altice Portugal
  2. NOS – formerly known as Optimus, owned by Sonae and Isabel dos Santos
  3. Vodafone Portugal – owned by Vodafone Group Plc
  4. NOWO – a low-cost operator, owned by GAEA
  5. CTT – the national postal service provider, also offering fixed-line services


There are several Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) operating in Portugal, such as:

  1. Lycamobile Portugal
  2. Phone-ix Telecom
  3. UZO
  4. Vectone Mobile Portugal
  5. Lebara Portugal
  6. Go!
  7. MEO Go
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