Communication

Mobile phones

It is very common for Danish university students to use mobile phones in their everyday lives.

Most of the cheapest options will be online-based phone plans, where you pay either a fixed amount per month or pay-as-you-go for the services. The price will depend on how much you talk and how much traffic you want on your phone.

If you come from a European country, your phone will most likely work here. The majority of phones that are sold around the world will also work in Denmark.

How to get a mobile phone

If you need a new phone, most companies will have discounted phone deals when you sign up.

This is a great topic to ask the Danish students from your classes about. Ask them what company they use, and would they recommend it. It is a good idea to ask a local Dane about their phone coverage, especially since their answer will be a lot more honest than that of a phone sales person. Choose according to your needs and budget.

A good tip is to get a plan that comes with affordable international use. Though we would recommend Skype or similar online communication platforms for long distance calls and daily communication with people back home, the mobile plans without an extra travelling fee are useful for when you explore countries outside of Denmark.

If you have to make a lot of international calls, it is also worth looking into the phone companies that specialize in this.

forbrugseksperten.dk – Finding a phone deal as an exchange student

Denmark uses these frequencies for mobile signals:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (2G): 900/1800 MHz
UMTS and HDSPA (3G and Turbo 3G): 900/2100 MHz
LTE (4G): 800/1800/2600 MHz

The frequencies are the same standard as in the rest of Europe.

Wi-Fi & Internet

Most universities, libraries and residential halls/dorms already have free Internet for students and/or residents. As a student, you will have access to the Eduroam network, if this is provided at your school.

eduroam.org – FAQ

If you need another Wi-Fi option, there are many phone and internet suppliers that sell USB-modems, which are a cheap and portable solution.

If you are living in a private flat without any Internet, talk to your landlord before ordering a cable line. The building might have a deal with a provider, and you don’t want to spend more money on this than you should.

If in doubt, the personal USB modem is a cheap and easy solution and you are normally not bound for a long period of time. You might even be able to get a combined deal when you order your phone plan.

bredbaandsmatch.dk – Finding the right internet connection
The Apple iPhone is one of the most used phones by Danish students.
The Apple iPhone is one of the most used phones by Danish students.

 

 

 

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