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#1 Oleg Nikolajev

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:16 PM

 
General Information

The islands of Malta and Gozo have three network operators: Vodafone, GO and Melita. 2G is on 900 and 1800 Mhz, 3G on 2100 Mhz and 4G/LTE only on Vodafone's 1800 Mhz frequency so far.

 

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Vodafone Malta

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Vodafone Malta is market leader with the best coverage on the island. Vodafone Coverage. It started 4G/LTE in 2013 on 1800 Mhz in the La Valetta and St. Julians area and covers already 60% of population. One data pack is open for 4G.

 

Availability 

You can purchase a pay-as-you-go SIM at any Vodafone location (store list). There is one store in the arrival hall of Malta airport.There are nine Vodafone retail stores on Malta and one on Gozo.

Various resellers are located on both islands. Their prepaid SIM is 11.65 EUR with 200 MB preloaded.

 

Top-ups

Top-up vouchers of 5, 10, 20, or 50 EUR may be purchased at many retailers. When you top up 10 EUR you get 50 MB bonus, for 20 EUR you get 200 MB bonus by texting SMSWEB to 16200.

 

Data feature packs

The default data rate is 0.10 EUR per MB.

 

Price          Data Allowance   Time-window                Activation code
Data on 2G and 3G only:
1 EUR        50 MB                   Fri 18h - Sun 23.59h    WKND
1.50 EUR  100 MB                 7 days                           100MB
3 EUR        300 MB                7 days                            300MB
5 EUR        1 GB                     7 days                            1GB
25 EUR      10 GB                   30 days                         10GB
Promotional 4G/LTE pack:
5 EUR         500 MB                28 days                          500MB
 

Price Data Allowance Time-window Activation code Data on 2G and 3G only: 1 EUR 50 MB Fri 18h - Sun 23.59h WKND 1.50 EUR 100 MB 7 days 100MB 3 EUR 300 MB 7 days 300MB 5 EUR 1 GB 7 days 1GB 25 EUR 10 GB 30 days 10GB Promotional 4G/LTE pack: 5 EUR 500 MB 28 days 500MB

 

For activation text code to 16200. To check usage send a empty free SMS to 16290. Overuse of volume is charge by the default rate. If you use the bundle beyond the time-window, another bundle will be purchased, provided having credit. To opt out text STOP<bundle size> to 16200.

 

SIM sizes

Standard SIMs, micro SIMs and nano SIMs are available from all Vodafone retail stores. Resellers might not stock all sizes.

 

Technical details
  • APN: Internet
  • User name and Password: Internet

 

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GO Mobile

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GO Mobile is the big rival of Vodafone on the island giving good coverage and speed too.Availability

There are six Go Mobile retail stores on Malta and one on Gozo. A store is located within the Baystreet Complex in tourist-friendly St Julians. Various authorised resellers are located on both islands. The store locator on the Go Mobile website has more details. Starter packs are for around 10 EUR plus tax. Top-up vouchers of 5, 10, 20, or 50 EUR may be purchased at many retailers. When you top up 10 EUR you get 100 MB bonus, for 20 EUR you get 250 MB bonus valid for one month by texting TOPSAVER to 16414.

 

Data feature packs

The prepaid base plan has a default rate of 0.10 EUR per MB. If you are using mobile internet for the very first time, after purchasing the bundles below, send ‘internet' to 16413, to connect to the internet on your mobile.

 

Price       Data Allowance  Time-window   Activation code 

1 EUR      250 MB                 24 hours           DOL1 to 4422

4 EUR      400 MB                 10 days             DOL10 to 4422

5 EUR      500 MB                 30 days             WEB to 16410

20 EUR    6 GB                      30 days            DOL30 to 4422

 

Provided there is sufficient credit on your account, the 400MB, 500MB and 6GB bundles are automatically renewed upon their expiry date. To stop text STOP to the respective number. If the bundle is consumed before the time window expires, you can buy another bundle by sending an SMS with the codes and to the respective SMS number as indicated above. These packs are NOT for Blackberrys. You can get the same packages for Blackberrys texting DBBL 10 for 400 MB pack, BIS for the 500 MB and DBBL 30 for the 6 GB pack.

 

To keep track of your bundle usage, send a blank SMS to 16415 for free.

 

SIM sizes

Standard SIMs and micro SIMs are available. Nano SIMs are not available but may be cut.

 

Technical details

APN: gointernet /or/ gosurfing /or/ rtgsurfing

 

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Melita

 

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Melita is a Malta's smallest provider starting as 3G only on 2100 Mhz. In 2013 it received a 900 Mhz license for 2G. 4G has not started yet. It offers good speed and agressive pricing: Melita Coverage Map.

 

Availability

They have two prepaid starter packs available called "Flex Telephony" at their shops list for around 10 EUR plus tax.

 

Top ups can be purchased at a lot of more retailers: (list)

  • 5 EUR with a 30 days validity
  • 12 EUR with a 90 days validity
Default data rate

€0.10 per MB.

 

Data feature packs

Default rate is 0.10 EUR per MB. Data bundles can be purchased. These are renewed automatically unless stopped by sending blank SMS to 16852.

 

Price          Data Allowance    Time-window                     Activation 

0.50 EUR    50 MB                    one day (0.00h - 23:59h)  blank SMS to 16850

2.50 EUR    350 MB                  7 days                                 blank SMS to 16855

 

 

You can check the remaining balance of your data bundle by sending a blank SMS to 16830 (free of charge) at any time. If the bundle has been consumed before expiry, you can purchase another data bundle. The expiry date of the new bundle will be refreshed according to the latest bundle purchased.

 

SIM sizes

Standard SIMs. Availability of micro SIMs and nano SIMs is unknown.

 

Technical details

APN: web.melita

 

Source - http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com


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