Phone, internet and tv services in Hungary

Hungary has an extensive cellular telephone network and personal cell phones are commonplace. Major providers are: Vodafone, Telenor and T-Mobile.

When you buy a mobile phone you can choose to either prepay or postpay for your phone usage. The documents required for subscription are more or less the same at each providers.

VODAFONE http://www.vodafone.hu/ (En)

Documents required:

  • national identity card or residence permit or registration card issued in Hungary
  • address card
  • social security card or tax card or driving licence
  • a public utility bill not older than 3 months that was issued for the permanent or temporary address of the applicant

Customer service:

Westend City Center 1st floor, Metro: M3 Nyugati Pályaudvar

Monday to Sunday : 10:00 – 21:00

Phone: 06-70-3180505

 

TELENOR http://www.telenor.hu/en/ (En)

Documents required:

  • identity card or residence permit or registration card or driving licence issued in Hungary (For buying a handset-inclusive post-paid subscription your residence permit must be valid for 2 years reckoned from the date of purchase. If the validity of your residence permit is shorter than 2 years so you may buy only if you provide a guarantor)
  • passport
  • a bank card (credit card) or a tax card; or an income statement up to one month old; or a paid public utility bill charged to a permanent address up to 3 months.

Customer service:

Westend City Center, Báthory Sétány 14, Metro: M3 Nyugati Pályaudvar

Monday to Sunday : 10:00 - 20:00

Phone: 06-20930-9904

 

T-MOBILE http://www.t-mobile.hu/english

Documents required:

  • national identity card or residence permit or registration card issued in Hungary
  • address card (Family members of Hungarian or EU citizen will also need to present their passport and a bank card - Visa, Amex, EC/MC, Diners -.)

Customer service:

T-Pont 1, 1052 Petőfi Sándor u. 12, Metro: M3 Ferenciek tere or Deák tér

Monday to Friday 9:00-19:00

Phone: 266-57-23 or 06-30-900-9001

 

For details on CEU T-Mobile employment plan please see: http://www.it.ceu.hu/tmobile

 

Internet, Cable TV and Telephone Providers

Hungary has several local and mobile Internet Service Providers to choose from. The prices and the conditions depend on the package you choose. Depending on the plan, monthly internet fees start at about 10 Euro a month.

Some of the biggest Internet Service Providers offer combined internet, television and phone packages. Bundling your cable internet, TV and telephone does often work out a little cheaper. The price depends on the speed of internet you require, the amount of TV channels you want as well as your phoning customs. The cheapest packages start at about 20 Euro a month and continue upwards.

For further information, check out the webpage of the service provider.

 

Some of the main Internet providers:

Magyar Telecom: http://www.telekom.hu/main (En) Television, internet, telephone

UPC: http://www.upc.hu/pages-in-english/ (En) Television, internet, telephone

GTS Datanet: http://www.gts.hu/en/index.shtml Internet, telephone

Invitel: http://english.invitel.hu/ (En) Television, internet, telephone

Enternet: http://www.enternet.hu/ Television, internet, telephone

Digi: http://www.digikabel.hu Television, internet, telephone

 

Internet via the phone

You can access the web on any laptop or desktop computer with mobile phone internet. All three Hungarian mobile phone providers have this service, strarting from about 10 Euro a month, depending on the chosen limit of data turnover. Please check the below sites for the details.

VODAFONE http://www.vodafone.hu/lakossagi/internet

TELENOR http://www.telenor.hu/en/internet/coverage/

T-MOBILE http://www.t-mobile.hu/english/mobilinternet