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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT)

It supports GSM/UMTS/EDGE technologies.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet (or) internet.lmt.lv

[edit] Tele2 Mobile Latvia Co. (Tele2)

Tele2 operates as one of the largest nationwide 2G/3G mobile network operator in the country.

APN settings

  • username: wap (or) (blank)
  • password: wap (or) (blank)
  • APN name: data.tele2.lv (or) internet.tele2.lv

dial-up connection number: *99#

[edit] SIA BITE Latvija (BITE)

In partnership with Vodafone.

APN settings

  • username: wap or (blank)
  • password: wap (blank)
  • APN name: wap (or) internet

dial-up connection number: *99#

[edit] Telekom Baltija (Triatel)

It Uses CDMA 450 technology

APN settings

  • username: none
  • password: none
  • APN name: none

[edit] SIA Zetcom (Amigo)

It's an MVNO operating in LMT network.

APN settings

  • username: amigo
  • password: amigo
  • APN name: amigo.lv

[edit] IZZI

It's an MVNO operating in BITE Latvija network.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: wap


[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] LMT

LMT offers prepaid services under the brand name OKarte (see here). You can purchase OKarte in all LMT Customer Service Centers, at LMT dealers and in many shops, newsstands and gas stations, as well as in the Latvian Post offices.

Start packages are as follows:

Price Credit validity period Usage period
0.95 LVL / 1.79$ 60 days 60 + 60 = 120 days
3.00 LVL / 5.65$

OKarte offers OInternet service for your mobile phone and for your laptop/PC.

OInternet - Mobile Internet for your phone includes two options:

  • Unlimited Amount of Internet for a Fixed Fee - the service is valid for 1 day, it costs 0.25 LVL / 0.

47$ per day. Data amount without speed limit(up to 3.6 Mb/sec) is 100 MB, once you've used up your daily traffic the speed will be reduced to 64 Kb/sec (for downloading) and 16 Kb/sec (for uploading). To activate the service send i to 1688.

  • Internet with a Fee for MB - in this case the data transmission speed will be up to 256 Kb/sec. To activate the service send G to 1688. The cost depends on the tariff plan you have - for ODate it is 0.0101 LVL (0.0190$) / MB, for OMate it is 0.5041 LVL (0.9489$) / MB, for OEqual - 0.5041 LVL (0.9489$) / MB.

There is also a possibility to test Internet service offered by OKarte on your mobile for 3 days. It will cost you nothing, just send TESTS to 1688. The service will be available for three days from the moment of receiving the confirmation message.

OInternet - to use Mobile Internet for your laptop/PC. OKarte offers two start up kits in terms of this service:

Package includes Price Balance Credit Validity Period Usage Period
Sim card + modem 20.00 LVL / 37.65$ 3.00 LVL / 5.65$ 60 days 120 days
Sim card only 4.00 LVL / 7.53$

Tariff plans for OInternet in your laptop/PC:

Tariff plan Day 7:00 – 24:00 Night tariff 24:00 – 07:00 SMS How to activate
DIENA (pay for 24h of Internet access) 1 LVL (1.88$) / 24 hours - 0.0404 LVL / 0.0760$ Applied by default. To reactivate send DI to 29202010.
LAIKS (you pay for the time spent in the Internet) 0.50 LVL (0.94$) / 1 hour 0.10 LVL (0.19$) / 1 hour Send LA to 29202010.
MEGABAITS (you pay for the data amount transmitted) 0.03 LVL (0.06$) / MB 0.01 LVL (0.02$) / MB Send MB to 29202010.
Change of tariff plan 0.50 LVL / 0.94$ - - -

There is also a service called OWeek SMS+Web for your mobile phone - it includes 200 text messages and 200 MB of surfing the Internet for 1 LVL / 1.88$ per week. To activate it send S7 to 1626.

[edit] How to top up

Top-up options:

  • Through the bank - using internet banking service provided by Swedbank, SEB banka, Norvik banka, Nordea banka. Or using ATM's of Swedbank, SEB banka, Nordea banka. See here for more information.


  • Buying recharge vouchers or receipt. You may get a receipt specifying OKarte recharge series number and code, upon paying the cash machine operator a sum corresponding to OKarte recharge voucher of any nominal.

Recharge vouchers:

Price of the recharge voucher Credit validity period Usage period
1.00 LVL / 1.88$ 20 days 20 + 60 = 80 days
3.00 LVL / 5.65$ 60 days 60 + 60 = 120 days
5.00 LVL / 9.41$ 100 days 100 + 60 = 160 days
10.00 LVL / 18.82$ 200 days 200+ 60 = 260 days
30.00 LVL / 56.47$ 600 days 600 + 60 = 660 days

Once you have found the card number and code on the recharge voucher or receipt, you can top up OKarte account in one of the following ways:

1. From OKarte homepage - here.

2. By sending SMS containing a number and a code of a recharge voucher separated with # to 29202010. Example: 303409489#345489034290.

3. By calling OKarte service system number: scratch off the coating from the code of the voucher (code is indicated also on the receipt), call toll-free OKarte service system number 29202010 and follow the instructions.

4. Dial *130*NNNNNNNNN*KKKKKKKKKKKK# (where NNNNNNNNN – number of the recharge voucher / series number indicated in the printout of codes; 'KKKKKKKKKKKK – code of the recharge voucher / code indicated in the printout of codes) and press Call button. Then you'll receive an SMS message from OKarte service system number 29202010 that your account has been renewed. This service is toll-free.


  • In LMT and Trodeks shops - To top up your OKarte account visit any of Trodeks, Dual or Trodeks IT shops and let the seller know that you want to top up your OKarte electronically. The seller will ask you to enter OKarte 8-digit number and the top-up sum into a special device. Once you've paid, the salesman will print out a cheque and OKarte account will be recharged within some minutes. Your new credit validity period and usage period depend on the amount of money you have recharged your account with. OKarte may be recharged by any amount from 0.01 LVL / 0.02$ to 1000 LVL / 1882$. However, upon renewal the amount of OKarte account must not exceed 1000 LVL / 1882$.


  • Users of an e-money system e-ls.lv can recharge their OKarte account at any time of the day from anywhere in the world by any amount from 1 LVL / 1.88$ to 100 LVL / 188$. For more info click here.


  • Using Mobility electronic payment system. For more info click {here}. You can recharge OKarte by any amount starting from 0.50 LVL / 0.94$ by sending a message with OKARTE XX.XX (where XX.XX - sum in LVL) to service system number 1859.

[edit] Tele2

Tele2 offers prepaid services under the brand name Zelta Zivtiņa (see here).

There are two variants of starter kit:

Starter kit Credit Bonus Credit validity period Incoming calls on for
0.99 LVL / 1.86$ 1.15 LVL / 2.16$ 0.16 LVL / 0.30$ 30 days 2 months
2.95 LVL / 5.55 $ 4.50 LVL / 8.47$ 1.55 LVL / 2.92$ 60 days

The starter kits include SIM card and initial credit.


There are several options for Mobile Internet in your handset from Zelta Zivtiņa by Tele2:

  • Daily Price. To activate it send SMS with DC to 1616 (toll-free). Internet daily price is 0.35 LVL / 0.66$ and it includes 30 MB of traffic per day (once you've used up your daily traffic the price per each additional 1 MB is 0.05 LVL / 0.09$). taking into account the reload bonus given for topping up with 2.95 LVL / 5.55$ the actual daily price is 0.23 LVL / 0.43$. The daily price will be active until you change your tariff plan. Daily price is available for all ZZ rate plans, except ZZ VISS (ZZ ALL) and ZZ Data + SMS, which already have this option activated automatically.
  • SMS + Data. To activate the tariff send SMS with DA to 1616. Validity period is 60 days, activation charge 0.26 LVL / 0.49$. The maximum data volume per day is 30 MB and costs 0.25 LVL / 0.47$ (each additional MB costs 0.05 LVL / 0.09$). If you want to pay 0.01 LVL / 0.02$ per 1 MB send SMS with DMB to 1616.
  • You pay for the used MBs. The cost of 1 MB is 0.83 LVL / 1.56$. To activate send DMB to 1616.

To find out which tariff is currently active send DT to 1616( the service costs 0.01 LVL / 0.02$ per SMS).


Mobile Internet tariffs for your laptop/PC:

  • Tariff DIENA(DAY) - it costs 1.40 LVL / 2.63$, can be activated at any time within the day and will be active till 24:00 of the activation day. The pack includes 200 MB, each additional MB costs 0.05 LVL / 0.09$. To activate the tariff send SMS with DIENA to 1616. If you top up your account with 2.95 LVL / 5.55$ you'll get a bonus and then the actual cost for this tariff is 0.99 LVL / 1.86$.
  • Tariff NEDĒĻA (WEEK) - it costs 7.90 LVL / 14.87$ for 7 days of internet usage, includes 2 GB of data, each additional MB costs 0.05 MB / 0.09$. To activate the tariff send SMS with 7DIENAS to 1616. If you top up your account with 4.95 LVL / 9.32$ you'll get a bonus and then the actual cost for this tariff is 4.90 LVL / 9.22$. Once the validity period is over you'll get Daily tariff automatically activated.
  • Tariff MĒNESIS (MONTH) - it costs 20.85 LVL / 39.24$ and gives you 1 month of Internet access, the included data traffic is 5 GB (each additional MB - 0.05 LVL / 0.09$). To activate it send SMS with 30DIENAS to 1616. Once the validity period is over you'll get Daily tariff automatically activated. If you top up your account with 12.95 LVL / 24.37$ you'll get a bonus and then the actual cost for this tariff is 12.90 LVL / 24.28$.
  • Tariff DATI (DATA) - it costs 0.05 LVL / 0.09$ per each MB. To activate it send DATI to 1616. The activation fee is 0.26 LVL / 0.48$, the validity period is 6 months, then Daily tariff is automatically activated. If you top up your account with 2.95 LVL / 5.55$ you'll get a bonus and then the actual cost for this tariff is 0.03 LVL / 0.06$ per 1 MB.

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your ZZ account:

  • Using internet banking portal - here.
  • Using internet-banking service of Swedbank, SEB banka, Bank Citadele,Norvik banka.
  • Top up via recharge vouchers:
Card Validity period Incoming calls received for
0.99 LVL / 1.86$ + 0.36 LVL / 0.68$ free 20 days 2 more months
1.75 LVL / 3.29$ + 0.75 LVL / 1.41$ free 30 days
2.95 LVL / 5.55$ + 1.55 LVL / 2.92$ free 60 days
4.95 LVL / 9.32$ + 3.05 LVL / 5.74$ free 120 days
7.50 LVL / 14.12$ + 4.50 LVL / 8.47$ free
12.50 LVL / 23.53$ + 7.50 /14.12$ free 180 days
29.00 LVL / 54.59$ + 18.00 LVL / 33.88$ free 360 days

To top up your account using recharge voucher dial *110*<secret code from recharge voucher># and press Call button (e.g. *110*1234567890123#). Your account will be topped up within 20 minutes. Or send toll-free SMS containing the secret code from recharge vouchers to 1614.

  • Using the service called Zelta īsziņa - it allows you to top up your account right from your bank account, all you need is a credit card - register the service in any bank and you'll be able to top up your account by sending SMS with ZZ <the top-up sum> xxx (where xxx - your password, e.g. ZZ 2 95 xxx) to 688. The possible top-up sums are 0.99 LVL / 1.86$, 1.75 LVL / 3.29$, 2.95 LVL / 5.55$, 4.95 LVL / 9.32$, 7.50 /14.12$, 12.50 LVL / 23.53$, 29.00 LVL / 54.59$ LVL.
  • Tele2 subscribers can also top up ZZ accounts in three ways either by sending SMS to 1670 (SMS should contain the ZZ phone number and the amount of recharge, for example 2XXXXXXX 1.75, the available values are 0.99 LVL / 1.86$, 1.75 LVL / 3.29$, 2.95 / 5.55$, 4.95 / 9.32$, 7.50 / 9.32$) or from mobile site (here).

[edit] BITE Latvija

Being the partner of Vodafone, BITE offers Mobile Internet service called Vodafone Mobile Connect. In terms of this service there are three prepaid Mobile Internet rate plans for your laptop/PC. To start using the prepaid Mobile Internet you will need to buy a starter kit – a SIM card and a modem. The start kit costs 19.90 LVL / 37.45$ and it includes a modem and 4.50 LVL / 8.47$ to use Internet service. If you already have a modem and need just a SIM card then you can buy it for 6.00 LVL / 11.29$ with a balance of 2 LVL / 3.76 $.

Rate plans are:

Rate Plan Price Max service speed
Mono 0.30 LVL (0.56$) / hour Up to 0.5 Mbps
Stereo 0.71 LVL (1.34$) / hour Up to 7.2 Mbps
Taxi 0.03 LVL (0.06$) / MB Up to 7.2 Mbps

To activate the SIM card and start using Internet service everything you have to do is to connect to the Internet. Vodafone Mobile Connect prepaid internet starter kit is set by default to the Stereo rate plan, but you can change the plan whenever you want - here (link is accessible only when connecting with Vodafone Mobile Connect modem). The first rate plan change is free, then you will be charged 2,02 LVL / 3.80 $.

If you top up your account rather often you can have some bonuses:

Reload Bonus: free internet at nights

(12 a.m. to 6 a.m.)

Bonus: free internet on weekends

(from 12 a.m. on Friday and till 12 a.m. on Monday)

1 LVL / 1.88$ - -
2 LVL / 3.76$ 7 days -
5 LVL / 9.41$ 15 days -
10 LVL / 18.82$ 30 days -
30 LVL / 56.46$ 30 days

There are several additional services offered by BITE if you want to use Internet in your handset, they are available for any mobile rate plan (BITE 1.5, BITE 3.5, BITE 8.5, Start Tariffs).

Additional service Phone Internet 100 MB Phone Internet 500 MB Phone Internet 2 GB
Monthly Fee 1.25 LVL / 2.35$ 3.75 LVL / 7.06$ 5 LVL / 9.41$
MB amount included in the

monthly fee

100 MB 500 MB 2 GB (2048 MB)
Fee after exceeding the MB amount

included in the monthly fee

0.03 LVL (0.06$) / MB 0.01 LVL (0.02$) / MB 0.01 LVL (0.02$) / MB
Send a free SMS to 1600 with

activation code

100 MB 500 MB 2 GB

If you want to cancel the additional service send SMS with text STOP INTERNETS at 1600. If you need Internet only from time to time you can connect to the Internet and use it according to the daily rate - 0.45 LVL / 0.85$ per 24 hours.

[edit] How to top up

Option to top up your BITE account:

  • Reload cards and vouchers - You can purchase Bites reload cards in Statoil petrol stations, RIMI stores, Bite outlets and Latvijas Pasts post offices. The card values are the following: 2 LVL / 3.76$, 5 LVL / 9.41$ and 10 LVL / 18.82$.

Bite Card vouchers can be bought in Bite outlets, Narvesen, IKI, Latvijas LOTO, Prisma, Preses Apvienība, Cento, Mego, Elvi, Plus Punkts points of sales and other stores with the Bite Card logo.

To reload the card you need to follow one of the following steps:

- Enter (without spaces) *110*<8-digit reload card number><6-digit security code># and press the call button. The account will be reloaded in a few seconds.

- Send a free SMS message to 1604 in a format P 12345678 123456 (where P is a key word, 12345678 — 8-digit number of the card, 123456 — 6-digit security code) and wait for the SMS message with a reload result.

- Call 1600 and press 1 -> enter the specified 8-digit number and press # -> enter the specified 6-digit number and press #. Wait for confirmation.


  • Using payment terminals. The terminals enable you to reload the card with increments of 0.05 LVL / 0.09$. The minimums reload sum is 1 LVL / 1.88$. To top up the account:

1. Choose your language and select BiFri or Bite Card;

2. Enter phone number;

3. Insert money corresponding to the necessary amount (the terminal will top up your account by the sum that you have inserted, if you insert 10 LVL / 18.82$, the account will be reloaded by 10 LVL / 18.82$ without the possibility to choose another sum). After successful reload you will receive an SMS message.


  • You can reload your account with an SMS, if you are a registered Mobilly user - text BIFRI space XX.XX to 1859. Where XX.XX is the sum of money, for example: BiFri 1.00. When using this option the minimum reload sum is 1.00 LVL / 1.88$, maximum – 30.00 LVL / 56.46$ with a 0.05 LVL / 0.09$ increment.


  • Using Internet banking systems in Swedbank, SEB bank, Сitadele bank or ATMs in these banks and Nordea bank.


The amount on the account of your start kit is valid for 3 months after its activation. If you don’t reload your account, after three months you will only have access to self-service website. The account has to be reloaded not later than 6 months after its activation or last reload, otherwise your SIM card will be blocked.

[edit] Triatel

Prepaid Internet tariff, all you need is Internet for Home(see here) or Mobile Internet modem )see here):

Prepaid internet start kit Price
Prepaid mobile internet kit Prepaid Internet for home kit
49.00 LVL / 92.22$ 99.00 LVL / 186.31$

NOTE - Activating a prepaid Internet start kit you can use Internet service during one month for free 20 GB volume.

[edit] How to top up

Prepaid Internet account top-up options are as follows:

  • Purchase top-up card at TRIATEL’s Customer Service Centre or at TRIATEL dealers throughout Latvia (see here).
Top-up card cost Card Expiry Date Package Volume
1.99 LVL / 3.75$ 1 day Unlimited
7.00 LVL / 13.17$ 1 week 4 GB
23.60 LVL / 44.41$ 1 month 20 GB
  • You can make a transaction to TRIATEL’s current account. Your Internet connection will be activated within one hour after the transaction has been received.

Transaction Details:

S Telekom Baltija

Reg. No. 40003454545AS, Swedbanka,

Code HABALV22

Account: LV66HABA0001408053461

  • Using your bank card in Internet - [mans.triatel.lv here].

Within one month the Prepaid Internet can be topped-up unlimited number of times. When you top up your Prepaid Internet, the new card starts operating only after the amount of the previous card has been used or it has expired. 'Note that data amount not used can't be used in the following top-up period.

[edit] Amigo

There are two variants of starter kit:

Starter Kit Validity of call credit Additional time for call reception Credit for calling (nominal + bonus)
0.99 LVL / 1.86$ 30 days +60 days 1.00 LVL / 1.88$
1.99 LVL / 3.75$ 2.00 LVL / 3.76$

To choose language for 1633 automatic voice announcements call to Amigo system service number 1633 and listen carefully to the instructions of the auto-responder. Press 3 and choose language for further auto-responder announcements: 1 - Latvian, 2 - Russian, 3 - English.

Mobile Internet Rates offered by Amigo:

Service Request message to 1688 Data volume without speed limitation Rates
For a day i 30 MB 0.30 LVL / 0.56$
For 10 days i10 500 MB 2.00 LVL / 3.76$
For 30 days i30 2048 MB 5.00 LVL / 9.41$
Short-term G without limitations 0.30 LVL (0.56$) / MB

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your Amigo account using the following options:

  • Top-up in Amigo home page - here
  • Using top-up card/checks - can be purchased at gas stations and stores. Top-up values:
Nominal Card prepayment term of use Additional time for

incoming calls receiving

Card prepayment

topping-up with card/check

0.99 LVL / 1.86$ 10 days 60 days 1.00 LVL / 1.88$
1.99 LVL / 3.75$ 20 days 2.00 LVL / 3.76$
2.99 LVL / 5.63$ 30 days 3.00 LVL / 5.65$
3.99 LVL / 7.51$ 60 days 4.00 LVL / 7.53$
4.99 LVL / 9.39$ 60 days 5.00 LVL / 9.41$
9.99 LVL / 18.80$ 120 days 10.00 LVL / 18.82$
19.99 LVL / 37.63$ 365 days 20.00 LVL / 37.65$

Once you have bought renewal card/check, you can top-up your own or any other Amigo card, sending a message to 1633. To top up your own card:

1. Write an SMS with renewal card/check number # card/check code;

2. Send SMS to 1633

EXAMPLE: 409999999#123456789012.

To top up any other Amigo card:

1. Write an SMS with renewal card/check number # card/check code # Amigo number to top-up

2. Send SMS to 1633

3. Wait for confirmation message

4. Having received confirmation send one more SMS to 1633 containing Amigo number to top-up

EXAMPLE - First SMS: 409999999#123456789012#2XXXXXXX; Second SMS: 2XXXXXXX.

[edit] IZZI

Mobile Internet for you laptop:

Data Volume Charge Overage Charge
500 MB 6.81 LVL / 12.82$ 0.01 LVL / 0.02$
2 GB 12.60 LVL / 23.71$
5 GB 17.39 LVL / 32.73$
20 GB 22.18 LVL / 41.74$

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