Phones and tech in Sofia, Bulgaria


When in Bulgaria make sure you know the National Emergency phone number – 112

You can dial it directly without the national code (which FYI is 00359)

If you come from outside the EU but still want to use your smartphone, look for a SIM card that also includes data. And in case you are coming from the EU, don't mind this information, luckily in the EU we share the same prices and since the roaming is gone you don't have to worry about expensive data from abroad!

But for all of you who come from outside EU make sure to pay attention when getting a local SIM.

Expect to pay about EUR 5-15 for a SIM that includes one month of data within the country.
Be aware that many smartphones (especially iPhones) use smaller micro-SIM or nano-SIM cards. Make sure you get the right size card for your phone.

In Bulgaria there are 3 big mobile carriers (VIVACOM, A1 & TELENOR) and all of them offer prepaid SIM cards with internet data included.

Please find some addresses for mobile shops situated in and around Sofia city center in the list below:

  • Vivacom shops – 34 Vitosha str, 86 Vitosha str., 18 Pirotska str., 113 Rakovska str., 16 Madrid blvd.
  • Telenor shops – 101 Stamboliiski str, 64 Vitosha str., 32 Graf Ignatiev str., 4 Sofiiski geroi str.
  • A1 shops – 82 Vitosha str, 18 Madrid blvd, 153 Rakovska str.

Sofia has a lot of free Wi-Fi areas which you can check here.

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