In Porto, we offer you a SIM card called WTF from NOS company. You can request it at our office or you'll get it in the welcome kits from your university.
Who are NOS and WTF?
NOS is one of the biggest telecommunication companies operating in Portugal. In order to answer the needs of youngsters like you, NOS created WTF: an exclusive brand and mobile plan for everyone under 25 years old. WTF includes everything you need to keep in touch with your friends and family back home and to make the most of your stay here in Portugal. WTF has 3 tarif plans called W, T and F and we'll describe them in this article.
Benefits for Erasmus and how to proceed
With WTF you have:
- 500MB OR 1GB internet + 5 GB of Youtube and Spotify OR 2 GB internet + 5GB of Youtube and Spotify (depending on the mobile plan you choose, W, T or F);
- Unlimited text messages and 500, 1000 or 5000 minutes (W, T or F) to any Portuguese networks;
- Free use of Messaging Apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Blackberry Messenger, Snapchat, Facetime and iMessage. Every time you use one of these apps you will not be charged and your 500 MB will not go away, so feel free to call your friends for hours on Skype or to spend all day long texting them on WhatsApp.
How do you start using your WTF card?
- To have access to these conditions, you need to activate your SIM card by placing it inside your phone. Then you will receive an SMS (it will be in Portuguese for you to start practicing our language smiley) asking you to access the link http://erasmus.wtf.pt/ in order to choose your WTF mobile plan (W, T or F). The difference between them is the amount of internet included and the monthly charge, so feel free to choose the one that best suits your needs.
[Important]: in case you don’t have a smartphone you will have to call 12060 and follow these steps by phone. If you don’t speak Portuguese we recommend you to ask someone for help.
- After you complete the first step, you will receive a text message asking you to answer it with your passport or student card number. Answer it so you can continue using your WTF card.
- Finally, you must top up your card at any NOS store or ATM machine with at least €9.80, €11.80 or €16.80, depending on the WTF mobile plan you have chosen. This top up will enable you to use your WTF card for one month. 30 days after, you must top up again. Don’t forget that there is an exclusive promotion for Erasmus students: every time you top up €10 or more (at once) you get a bonus of €2,50, which you can use as you wish.
- You can always check your WTF card status (current amount of € on it, available internet MB, etc) by dialing *111#.
- Also you can always check the website designed especially for Exchange students: http://erasmus.wtf.pt/
Where can you get your WTF card?
The SIM card should be included in your Welcome Kit. Otherwise you can get one at ESN Porto office. :)