It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

Albania Phone photo

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So, how does one connect while in Albania

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:

You can buy a local sim card for 600 Lek (Vodafone). You need to provide ID (passport) and give an address in Albania. Though you may need to find a storefront (as opposed to Vodafone cards readily available from street vendors) Eagle cards work well and have very good coverage.

Eagle is the mobile branch of the government owned AlbTelecom. As a result, Eagle cards offer significant savings when calling land based phones in Albania. Being the “Government” carrier, be prepared for a bit more formality when getting one of these cards. You will still need your passport, but you will also need to sign several forms.


Other tips on staying connected while in Albania? Please add your comments and tips.