We have a special deal with A1, the biggest provider in Austria with the best network. When you buy an ESNcard in one of our office hours you also get a free sim card by A1 bfree (special prepaid tariff). You may have a look at the official description, which is attached at the bottom of this page (pdf file).
How does the prepaid tariff work?
The biggest advantage of a prepaid tariff is that you don’t have to sign a contract with a company and it is not possible to run up debts. Normally you load up credit on your mobile phone every month (amount depends on the tariff you chose). Everything, that is not included in the tariff, will be charged extra. After using the whole money, you have to top up credit again. When you leave Austria again, you end your prepaid tariff by stopping loading credit.
How to top up credit?
You can get vouchers to reload for different amounts of money - usually 10€, 20€ and 50€. To activate it you need to enter the code on the voucher into your phone like it is described on the voucher. Those vouchers are sold at your phone company’s stores, most electronic stores, post offices, tobacconists, supermarkets and gas stations.
Do you have any questions or problems with your prepaid tariff? Please contact us first because most of the A1 Shops are not informed about the special ESN conditions.
Now you got me interested in the A1 SIM card, but I’m a local student. Can I still get the SIM card?
If you are an active Mentor in our Buddyprogram you can get the ESNcard and with that you can also get a free SIM card. But keep in mind that it is a prepaid card so you can’t keep your current phone number.