The German name for Austria, Österreich, meant “eastern realm” in Old High German, and is cognate with the word Ostarrîchi, which first appears in the “Ostarrîchi document” of 996. This word is probably a translation of Medieval Latin Marchia orientalis into a local (Bavarian) dialect. Another theory says that this name comes from the local name of the mountain whose original Slovenian name is “Ostravica” (sharp mountain) – because it is very steep on both sides. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. The word “Austria” is a Latinisation of the German name and was first recorded in the 12th century. At the time, the Danube basin of Austria (Upper and Lower Austria) was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans, as at the time the territory of the former East Germany was populated by Slavic Sorbs and Polabians.
This country is part of the Internet Home Countries.
International data packages for this country:
Available network operators:
Hutchison 3G Austria
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.
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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.
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!