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Mobile phones, internet and TV

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Mobile phones and internet are often among the first things to arrange when moving to a new country.

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Mobile phones

Mobile phones are widely used in Sweden. If you have a phone from your home country, it’s often possible to use it Sweden with a Swedish SIM card. These are either pay as you go (kontantkort) or on a plan (abonnemang). Keep in mind you will need a personal identity number in order to sign up for a plan. If you need to purchase a new phone, providers offer a wide range of packages where you can buy the phone outright or pay it off monthly.      

Here are links to some of the major providers:

Telia
Tele2
Telenor
3
Comviq

 

Internet

Here are links to some of the major providers of mobile and fixed internet:

Telia
Bredbandsbolaget
All Tele
Tele2
Com Hem

 

Digital TV

Here are links to some of the major digital channel providers:

Com Hem
Telia
Boxer
Viasat
Magine TV

Compulsory radio and TV fee – Radiotjänst

Every household and company that owns, rents or borrows a television receiver in Sweden has to pay a radio and TV fee to Radiotjänst. The fee finances public service Swedish Television (SVT, Sveriges Television), Swedish Radio (SR, Sveriges Radio) and Swedish Educational Broadcasting (UR, Sveriges Utbildningsradio). Visit the Radiotjänst website for more information.

 

Useful link

Compricer – a site that allows you to compare the costs among various providers (in Swedish)