Hungary has three major mobile phone providers. These three split up the market. Market leader is T-Mobile formerly known as Westel. Vodafone and Pannon are close behind. If you decide to get a mobile phone we recommend to take the provider your friends use because the minute fees within the network are cheaper than to other networks. Further there is no major differnece between them but have a closer look at the 3 major ones.
V. Petofi Sándor u. 12.
Phone: (+36-1) 266 5723
2045 Törökbálint, Pannon út 1.
Phone: (+36-20) 930 4000
Váci út 1-3. (Westend City Center)
Phone: (+36-1) 238 7281
Next to regular mobile contracts you can also get mobile internet access in Hungary from all these providers. As I said before there is no major difference in the providers, all are reliable and work perfectly fine all over the country. The fees and minute prices are changing day by day so it would be useless to publish them here but you can find them on the websites.
As in other countries in Europe some providers sell exclusivly mobile phones like the iPhone at T-Mobile, the Blackberry Storm at Vodafone and so on. So if you fancy one of these phones you will not have much choice.
The listed adresses above symbolize the headquarters of the three mobile phone providers. You will find shops all over the country. In every shopping center you can find a major store and even in supermarkets you can find shops. If you come over to Budapest or Hungary for only a while it is recommendable to get a prepaid card from one of the providers. The minute fees are nearly the same, you don’t have to sign a contract and you can start immediately calling people.