Vivacom (Vivatel) Prepaid Plan, Internet Package, Offer & Roaming
Vivacom, also known as Vivatel or BTC/BTK, is the third largest provider in Bulgaria. However, the company boasts excellent 3G coverage throughout the country. In 2020, United Group acquired Vivacom.
The company launched its 4G/LTE service in 2016, operating on the 1800 MHz (B3) frequency in Sofia, Pernik, and Vratsa. Shortly after, the network expanded to include Varna, Burgas, Ruse, and Plovdiv. Vivacom’s LTE coverage extends to the largest towns in Bulgaria, and the operator added the 2100 MHz (B1) band to its network. As of 2022, Vivacom’s 4G/LTE network reaches 99% of the country’s population. While all allowances are valid for roaming, larger packages may be subject to a cap. Today in this article, I will list Vivacom Prepaid Plans and Internet Packages 2023 for Local users.
In a store you can buy a starter pack in different plans, some of them are from the old series:
- Opa: Plan with 5 лв airtime: 8 лв
- Viva: Standard prepaid plan with 10 лв included: 12.99 лв.
Both have data at a high 1.80 лв and can’t be used in roaming. So better use their new series:
- Free2Go: 10 лв with 3 лв balance, 800 domestic minutes, 12 GB data (EU roaming cap: 4.3 GB),
The SIM card expires 12 months after the last top-up of 4 лв or more (with incoming calls only during the 12th month). Top-ups of less than 4 лв do not extend the validity. More information about top-ups is available here (in Bulgarian).
Recharge vouchers are available for 10, 20, and 50 лв
Data feature packs
For the Free2Go SIM default data rate is 1.80 лв per MB outside of bundles and 0.30 лв / MB for overuse. The following combo packages are on offer to all plans above for 28 days:
|Package||Data||EU cap||dom. Voice||SMS||Price||Renewal||Activation|
|MixM||600 MB||600 MB||300 mins||25||6.99 лв||no||X1|
|MixM+||800 MB||800 MB||400 mins||50||6.99 лв||auto||X2|
|MixL||6 GB||6 GB||600 mins||25||9.99 лв||no||X3|
|MixL+||12 GB||4.3 GB||800 mins||50||9.99 лв||auto||X4|
To activate send code to 1236 or type *123#.
Or you can add these data packages:
|XS||1 GB||1 GB||1 day||2.99 лв||no||T1|
|S||1 GB||1 GB||7 days||4.99 лв||no||T2|
|M||1 GB||1 GB||28 days||6.99 лв||no||T3|
|M+||1.2 GB||1.2 GB||28 days||6.99 лв||auto||P1|
|L||10 GB||10 GB||28 days||9.99 лв||no||T4|
|L+||15 GB||4.3 GB||28 days||9.99 лв||auto||P2|
If a package expires, any unused services are forfeited. However, if multiple packages are activated either simultaneously or consecutively, the services remain valid until the expiration date of the package with the longest validity period. The services from different packages are also accumulated.
Renewable packages are automatically renewed every 28 days, provided there is a sufficient balance available and no cancellation has been made. To cancel the automatic renewal of a package, users can send an SMS to number 1236 with the text “STOP <package code>”. After cancellation, the package can still be used until its expiration date.
To the old Opa and Viva SIM cards, you can’t add the plans above, but the following plans without roaming abroad:
|+Talk||7 days||200 MB||900 mins||20 mins||3.99 лв||M2|
|+Talk Super||25 days||1 GB||1500 mins||50 mins||6.99 лв||M3|
|+Net||7 days||400 MB||450 mins||10 mins||3.99 лв||D1|
|+Net Super||25 days||1.5 GB||900 mins||20 mins||6.99 лв||D2|
To activate send code to 1236 or type *123#.
Their data-only SIM is from the new series and called “Data2Go”: It has no voice, only text, comes with 25 GB (EU cap: 6.9 GB) included, valid for 28 days at the price of 20 лв. The following top-up packages are offered:
|Data XS||1 GB||1 GB||1 day||2.99 лв||no||T1|
|Data S||1 GB||1 GB||7 days||4.99 лв||no||T2|
|Data M||1 GB||1 GB||28 days||6.99 лв||no||T3|
|Data M+||1.2 GB||1.2 GB||28 days||6.99 лв||auto||P1|
|Data Special||3 GB||3 GB||28 days||9.99 лв||no||S1|
Validating the remaining MB can be initiated by sending USSD code *104#. After the expiration of the validity period of the package, the unused services are lost. When activating several packages at once or one after the other, the services are valid until the expiration date of the longest validity period, and the services are accumulated from the different packages. Renewable packages are automatically renewed every 28 days if there is no cancellation and there is a sufficient balance available. Cancellation of an additional renewal package is made via SMS to number 1236 with the text STOP <activation code>.
EU roaming (except Opa and Viva lines)
Roam like at home is applied to all voice and data SIM packs except for the old Opa and Viva lines in the EU, EEA, and UK.
After purchasing Prepaid Plan, if you still face problems with your internet then check your Vivacom Bulgaria APN Settings.
I hope you find the desired prepaid plan for your Vivacom Bulgaria sim. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.