Albania

Albania is a country in Southeastern Europe. The country spans 28,748 square kilometres (11,100 square miles) and had a total population of 3 million people as of 2016. It is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic with the capital in Tirana, the country’s most populous city and main economic and commercial centre. The country’s other major cities include DurrësVlorëSarandëShkodërBeratKorçëGjirokastër and Fier.

Albania has natural beauty in such abundance that you might wonder why it took 20 years for the country to take off as a tourist destination since the end of a particularly brutal strain of communism in 1991. So backwards was Albania when it emerged blinking into the bright light of freedom that it needed two decades just to catch up with the rest of Eastern Europe. Now that it has arguably done so, Albania offers a remarkable array of unique attractions, not least due to this very isolation: ancient mountain codes of behaviour, forgotten archaeological sites and villages where time seems to have stood still are all on the menu. With its stunning mountain scenery, a thriving capital in Tirana and beaches to rival any elsewhere in the Mediterranean, Albania has become the sleeper hit of the Balkans. But hurry here, as the word is well and truly out.

Even though there are talks of budget airlines opening routes to Albania this has yet to happen and flights to Tirana are still quite expensive. If flying from the UK, British Airways (at Gatwick) is the only airline with direct flights to Tirana.
There are regular ferry services to and from Italy (Bari and Ancona). Schedules change with the season so check before turning up to the port.
Crossing into Albania by road is usually painless although there can be long waits at the border in the summer months. If arriving from Montenegro you can cross the border via Ulcinj or Podgorica.

If you are planning a trip to Albania, the best option to stay connected is purchasing an international SIM card.
Find out which is the best SIM card for Albania.

Data

This country is not part of the Internet Home Countries.

International data packages for this country:

100MB

250MB

500MB

1GB

3GB

5GB

10GB

6€

13€

26€

51€

148€

239€

459€

Available network operators:

Vodafone - Albania

3G

Make calls

Make calls to other BNESIM users for free, without deducting any minutes from your account.

Call rates versus other users (mobile or landline) are pay-per-minute and are based on the destination of the call, so it doesn’t matter from where you are calling.

We divided the world’s countries into three zones: Zone A, Zone B, Zone C. All the rates mentioned in our plans refer to Zone A. Zone B rates are calculated as half of the value of Zone A and Zone C rates are 1/3 of it.

For example 50 minutes in Zone A equal to 25 minutes in Zone B and 12.5 minutes in Zone C.

For more information about our pricing, click here.

Receive calls

With BNESIM, you will be able to receive all calls on your phone for free, without global roaming charges, from anywhere in the world.

BNESIM also allows you to have multiple international landline lines and you can choose from over 40 countries so you can always receive free calls. The first number is always free and included in your SIM card.

All of your phone numbers (DID) will work simultaneously. You can also forward the calls you receive on your regular phone number to your BNESIM account (or vice-versa) or your Voicemail or another external number.

Send SMS

SMS between BNESIM users are always free.

You can also send SMS to other users at the price of 1 min/SMS. The amount will be deducted from your voice credit balance.

Please note if you send an SMS from your BNESIM landline number you can’t receive an answer back on that number. If you want to do so, you need to purchase a BNESIM mobile phone number.

We know that everyone loves free stuff, which is why we love giving away free features! Make calls and send SMS to other BNESIM customers without deducting any minutes from your account. Stay connected with the people you care about without stressing about the bill!

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