Practical Life in Valletta


Mobile Phone in Valletta


Home > Expat Guides > Europe > Malta > Valletta
Tools:

Cellphones or mobile phones are widely available in Malta. GSM frequencies in Malta are 900/1800. Mobiles operating on 900MHz or 1800MHz will work in Malta. Nationwide 3G/3GS coverage is available.

Overall, mobile phones are more expensive to purchase in Malta than in other countries, especially brand name smart phones such as iPhones and Blackberries.

Providers

Mobile phone services are available from local companies:

  • Melita
  • RedTouch
  • GO

And international company Vodafone.

These companies maintain offices in many localities throughout Malta, including Sliema, St. Julian's, the Malta International Airport, and Valletta.

Contracts

Post-paid (monthly) mobile plans/contracts in Malta are generally one to three years in length. Post-paid plans are generally billed monthly, and can be paid online, in person, or at a Malta Post branch

If you are a foreigner, you may be asked to present your passport, proof of residence, and a deposit on your account to open a post-paid mobile plan.

Pay As You Go

Pay as you go mobile tariffs in Malta are inexpensive compared to North America, and comparable with the rest of Europe.

On pre-paid or pay as you go plans, SMS are available from €0.04 each, and local calling is available from €0.08 per minute.

Pay as you go phones can be ‘topped up' using top-up cards, which can be purchased at Malta Post offices and sub post offices, corner shops, and telecommunications shops.

How to Choose a Mobile Contract Plan

There are some basic points you need to consider for choosing the right deal.

Personal Use: Evaluate how much you use the phone, when, where you are calling, how often you use short message services (SMS), if you use the phone abroad, etc. Also evaluate if your contacts use the same provider you are considering - often calls or SMS in the same network are free in Malta.

Fees & Rates: Each operator offers several different plans and options. Investigate the plans carefully and evaluate your needs. Some mobile plans in Malta include a free phone, vouchers, or other promotional offers.


Related article: Landline phone in Malta

Update 25/05/2013


Tools:

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Addthis

Recommended Service Partners

International Movers
International Movers in Valletta
Compare up to 5 quotes from our network of moving companies that can help you plan your international move and relocate your entire family.
Expatriate health insurance
Expatriate health insurance in Malta
Apply online for free quotes on repatriation assistance and expatriate and foreign health insurance.
Hotels
Hotels in Malta
You will get discount hotel rates, last-minute deals, hot deals, special offers, with a real-time reservation and on-line booking.


Do you have comments or personal information to communicate about this article? Add your comment.


Go to the Forum to talk more about mobile phone in Valletta, practical life.


Find more definitions and general answers on expatriation issues in the Expat FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).