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Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the Czech Republic / Prague

Article ID = 14
Article Title = Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the Czech Republic / Prague
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 29th June 2011
Article Last Updated = 17th May 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?14

Article Brief Description:
A guide to using the 3G/4G/LTE data/internet facility on your iPhone or iPad in the Czech Republic / Prague. The information given here is also relevant for any internet enabled mobile device such as smartphones/tablets from other manufacturers like Samsung, LG, HTC, Google, Microsoft, RIM (Blackberry), Nokia and Sony/Ericsson.

Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the Czech Republic / Prague

Before you travel be sure to check out our Guide To Travelling With Your iPhone/iPad article.

Primary Mobile Providers in the Czech Republic / Prague

O2 Czech Republic logo
O2 Czech Republic

Previously known as "Telefonica Czech Republic"
Home page
English language home page
Czech Republic coverage map
Carrier assistance = dial 1188 or +420 606001188 from O2 network
Recommended store in central Prague = Václavské náměstí 813/57 (Wenceslas Square 57) (location map)
Find a store in the Czech Republic (Praha = Prague).
2G carrier frequency = GSM 900/1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
O2 offer a pre-paid pay-as-you-go (PAYG) 3G/4G internet enabled SIM. Ask for "Předpladenka":
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes
  • Initial cost for the SIM = 200Kč
  • Initial credit on the SIM = 200Kč
  • Ongoing cost for the service = 20Kč a day (you only pay for the days that you use it)
  • Data allowance (FUP) = basic allowance for "chatting via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and other applications" - or buy a "Bundle of 500MB of mobile internet data" for 150Kč

T-Mobile Czech Republic logo
T-Mobile

Home page
English language home page
Czech Republic coverage map (Czech only - tick "Mobilní internet" on the left)
Carrier assistance = dial 1183 or +420 603121183 from T-Mobile network (info - Czech only)
Recommended store in central Prague = Národní třída 35 (location map)
Find a store in the Czech Republic e.g. enter "Praha" (for Prague) and tick the "Značkové prodejny a partneři" on the left.
2G carrier frequency = GSM 900/1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = most of the country - check coverage (Czech only - tick "Rychle 3G (až 42 Mbit/s)" on the left)
4G availability = most of the country - check coverage (Czech only - tick "Superrychle LTE (až 225 Mbit/s)" on the left)
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
T-Mobile offer a pre-paid pay-as-you-go (PAYG) 3G/4G internet enabled SIM. Ask for "Předplacené TWIST karty":
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes
  • Initial cost for the SIM = 200Kč
  • Initial credit on the SIM = 200Kč (30 days)
  • Ongoing cost for the service = 24Kč a day
  • Data allowance (FUP) = 100MB max 25MB per day

Vodafone Czech Republic logo
Vodafone

Home page
English language home page
Czech Republic coverage map
Carrier assistance = call 800770077 (freephone from landlines/the Vodafone network)
Recommended store in central Prague = Václavské náměstí 47 (Wenceslas Square 47) (location map)
Find a store in the Czech Republic (Praha = Prague).
2G carrier frequency = GSM 900/1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 900 MHz band 8
Helpful Information
Vodafone offer a pre-paid pay-as-you-go (PAYG) 3G/4G internet enabled SIM. Ask for "Data SIM for Visitors":
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes
  • Initial cost for the SIM = 800Kč
  • Initial credit on the SIM = 800Kč
  • Ongoing cost for the service = zero / none
  • Data allowance (FUP) = 10GB for 30 days
Vodafone also offer a Hotspot for Visitors with browsing for up to 8 devices with no limits - starting from 800Kč for 2 weeks (1500Kč refundable deposit).

Secondary Mobile Providers in the Czech Republic / Prague

Prague.TV has a good guide to these secondary mobile providers

Additional Information About the Czech Republic / Prague

G-Man's Guide To Prague > Home Page
G-Man's Guide To Prague > Power / Electricity
G-Man's Guide To Prague > Wi-Fi / Internet Access
G-Man's Guide To Prague > Apple Equipment
G-Man's Guide To Prague/Czech Republic > Useful iOS Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Article Keywords: iPhone iPad iPadAir Air iPadmini mini iPadPro Pro Czech Republic Česká Republika Prague Praha Praga Prag roaming data cellular 3G 4G LTE

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