If you plan on working, studying, or simply traveling to Denmark for an extended period, you should subscribe to a mobile plan. Let’s take a closer look at the options available to help you choose the best mobile network in Denmark.
Top Mobile Networks in Denmark
The following options are among the most popular Danish mobile networks.
💡 Tip: Lebara is the only mobile network provider with a real English website.
Lebara is the most affordable mobile network in Denmark. It’s a prepaid phone service that uses the Telenor network. You’ll get the same excellent 5G coverage while saving on your mobile plan.
The best thing about Lebara is that you can get your first month of service for free. Since there is no commitment, you can use Lebara to get free mobile service if you stay in Denmark for a short time.
After your first free month, you’ll have to pay 20 kr. for 5 GB and 5 hours of talk if you opt for Lebara’s entry-level plan.
Other plans include a 180 kr. plan with unlimited talk and data or a 100 kr. plan with 100 GB and 100 hours.
The downside of Lebara is that this operator only offers SIM prepaid plans. You’ll have to purchase a device separately.
The Danish Technological Institute has awarded TDC the best mobile network prize for seven years. TDC is a major telecommunication giant that is actively developing the 5G network in Denmark.
This network offers a coverage rate of 99.3%. If you don’t have access to 5G, you’ll still have access to connectivity features via TDC’s 2G, 3G, and 4G infrastructure.
Plans start at just under 200 DKK for 5GB a month. You’ll get unlimited calls and texts in Denmark, but there are restrictions regarding calling other countries or roaming.
We recommend TDC for businesses since you can get a One+ pool-based subscription with shared data.
CBB stands out by offering excellent customer service. Subscribers have access to a convenient online platform to manage their accounts, and it’s a great option if you’re not completely fluent in Danish since the platform is very easy to use.
You can find plans that start at around 90 kr. a month with 7 hours of talk and 7 GB. A promotional offer also allows you to save 50% on a monthly plan with 45 GB.
If you want a more comprehensive plan with unlimited talk and data, plan on spending around 200 kr. a month.
CBB is a reliable mobile network in Denmark with transparent fees and no restrictive contracts. It’s a great option if you want a SIM-only plan, but you can also get deals on devices that start at 900 kr. for a smartphone.
Telenor is one of the most popular mobile networks in Denmark. It’s an excellent choice if you want unlimited talk and fast 5G speeds.
This operator offers a service called NetSikker with all its plans. This feature gives you free legal help if you encounter cyberbullying issues, stolen accounts, or leaked pictures. This service adds value to your monthly subscription and can provide you with peace of mind.
Telenor has three plans to choose from. You can get a 30 GB plan, a 60 Gb subscription, or a package with unlimited data. Prices range from 120 to 200 DKK.
You can save 50 DKK with every line you add to your bundle, which makes Telenor a great option for families. Children under 13 can also qualify for a budget plan that costs less than 100 DKK a month.
Overall, Telenor offers excellent coverage and subscription options that are easy to navigate. Plus, the emphasis on security makes this mobile network a smart choice.
Telia uses the same mobile network as Telenor. You can expect optimal coverage, fast 5G speeds, and affordable monthly plans.
Telia offers a budget option with 3 hours of talk and 3 GB a month for as little as 80 kr. With this plan, you’ll get free SMS and free calls to other Telia subscribers.
If you want a more comprehensive plan, options start at 170 kr. monthly. You can get unlimited 5G data starting at 250 kr. monthly.
Telia stands out by offering discounts on family bundles and streaming. Unless you pick the budget plan, you’ll get free access to six to twelve months of streaming.
There are a few downsides to consider. Telia limits roaming unless you’re traveling to the US or EU. You should also know that there is a fee of 100 kr., for activating your new line.
If you’re staying in Denmark for a while, consider bundling your mobile phone plan with home internet via one of the bundles Telia offers.
3 is a mobile network in Denmark that offers SIM-only plans for budget-conscious subscribers. You can get a monthly plan with 3 hours of talk and 3 GB for as little as 60 kr. if you don’t mind not having service outside Denmark.
You can also find SIM-only plans that include talk and data outside of Denmark for 125 to 270 kr. a month.
If you subscribe to a SIM-only plan, you can go month by month and cancel when you want. If you decide to purchase a mobile device through 3, you’ll have to commit for a minimum of six months.
3 is also a great option for families since you can add an extra line for 50 kr., per month.
- Denmark is one of the leading countries for 5G availability. You can expect fast connection speeds with any network.
- Most mobile providers have SIM-only options that don’t require you to commit for more than a month at a time.
- Talk to your friends or roommates about their mobile provider since many telecom companies offer discounted rates for additional lines.
- Prices are in Danish Krone. One Danish Krone is equivalent to about USD 0.14. It’s easy to find mobile plans in the $13 to $30 range. One Danish Krone is worth around 0.13€ or 0.12₤.
The Bottom Line
The best mobile network in Denmark depends on your budget and unique needs. The different providers we discussed above have strengths in different areas:
- TDC is the best option for business travelers with its pooled data feature.
- Telenor stands out in terms of coverage, speed, and security.
- 3 is an ideal budget option if you don’t mind a Denmark-only plan.
- Telia is another excellent network in terms of coverage and speed.
- CBB is easy to use and has a wider plan selection than other providers.
- Lebara remains the best budget option for a free first month.
Read on to learn more about choosing a mobile plan in Denmark.
Will my U.S. cell phone work in Denmark?
Before the switch to 4G and 5G, Denmark used the GSM standard for its 2G and 3G infrastructure, while the U.S. used the CDMA standard. Unless you have a dual-band device, a phone bought in the U.S. might not be able to use Denmark's 2G and 3G networks. It’s not an issue as long as you’re in an area with 4G or 5G coverage.
What is the best way to pay for your phone plan in Denmark?
You can use your U.S. Visa or Mastercard, but there might be additional fees. If you plan on living in Denmark for a while, you’ll have to open a bank account to get a credit card or national debit card. One of the first things you need to do in Denmark is go to a citizen service center to apply for a NemID so you can open a bank account.