Traveling to Romania
Traveling to Romania
When it comes to traveling, one of the most important aspects to consider is communication.
Before you travel to Romania, here are a few things you need to do if you are planning to take your mobile with you.
ask your provider if your mobile phone is compatible with the European network
check with your provider if the phone is unlocked; that means your device can work even if you replace the sim card
consider the roaming fees for calls and data and make sure you have reliable alternatives
Instead of paying for roaming, keep in mind there is always the option to buy a prepaid Romanian sim card with local number, just for temporary usage.
Using a Romanian sim card will save you an important amount of money because it allows you to make calls, send text messages and use data at a fair price.
Prepaid sim plans start at $2.3 and you can check the offers online.
Here are the main carriers in Romania:
- Orange - www.orange.ro
- Vodafone - www.vodafone.ro
- Digi - www.digiromania.ro
- Telekom - www.telekom.ro
Buying prepaid sim cards is easy, they are available in provider shops or independent sellers (ex. newspaper kiosks).
Nalo call forwarding is a very useful service when you travel.
Nalotel can provide you a local number.
It can be forwarded to your prepaid sim card number, so your friends and family from USA can call you and pay for a local call instead of international charges.
The call will follow you anywhere in the world.
Calling within Romania
In order to reach a landline in Bucharest, all you have to do is dial 0+21 (or 31) + seven digit number.
If you are trying to reach a landline outside Bucharest, you must dial 0+city code (3 digits) +phone number (6 digits)
Calling a cell phone means you have to dial 0+ three digit mobile prefix (7xx) +phone number (6 digits)
Calling from Romania
In order to call abroad, dial 00+ country code where you want to call+area code +phone number.
For example, calling from Romania to USA or Canada means you have to dial 001+area code +phone number.
Even if you decide not to use your mobile phone for calls, you can always use it as a wi-fi device.
Wi-fi is available in hotels, malls, restaurants, train stations, buses.
In this case, a smart alternative is the Nalo Application.
Nalo App is available in Google Play Store and Apple App Store, it works with wi-fi connection and it can help you call directly to and from anywhere in the world.