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MTN International Roaming

Travel safely and worry free with affordable roaming rates from MTN.

  • Overview

    With the MTN simple, transparent roaming rates you always know how little it costs to call your loved ones back at home. Staying close when you’ve travelled far is that much easier because we’ve partnered with over 600 networks in 170 countries.

    How do I activate roaming on MTN?

    1.MTN Hello World Data Roaming Bundles

    When it comes to roaming anywhere in the world, there are many ways to get mobile data and deciding how can be a real headache. So, at MTN wegotu with affordable roaming rates!

    We have launched MTN Hello World data roaming bundles which are a suite of roaming bundles uniquely designed for roaming.

    The bundles allow you to manage your spend while travelling in countries where MTN operates.

    Country Name Network Operator
    Afghanistan MTN Afghanistan
    Benin MTN Benin
    Botswana MTN (Mascom) Botswana
    Cameroon MTN Cameroon
    Cote d' Ivoire MTN Cote d' Ivoire
    Cyprus MTN Cyprus
    Ghana MTN Ghana
    Guinea Bissau MTN Guinea Bissau
    Guinea Republic MTN Guinea Conakry
    Iran MTN Irancell Iran
    Liberia MTN Liberia
    Nigeria MTN Nigeria
    Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) MTN Congo Brazzaville
    Rwanda MTN Rwandacell Rwanda
    Sudan MTN North Sudan
    South Sudan MTN South Sudan
    Swaziland MTN Swaziland
    Uganda MTN Uganda
    Yemen MTN Yemen
    Zambia MTN Zambia

    MTN Hello World data roaming bundles are available via USSD (*136*2#) and can be bought locally or in country. They have simple and affordable rates that allow you control over how much you spend on data. It is best to buy MTN Hello World data roaming bundles before leaving South Africa.

    MTN Hello World Data Bundles
    BUNDLE PRICE VALIDITY PERIOD
    100MB R79 3 days
    500MB R179 7 days
    1GB R299 14 days

    2. Data Roaming Opt-In

    You have access to an opt-out capability to help you manage and stay in control of your roaming bill when roaming with MTN.

    All MTN roaming partner networks where you’re charged a data rate higher than R2.50/MB will automatically be opted-out of the data service.

    You will be notified of the data rate and will have the option of opting-in, to use data roaming service daily in countries where data costs are more than R2.50/MB. The control is valid for 24 hours, thereafter you would need to opt-in again, this is designed to help you manage your spend.

    3. International Roaming Operator Information

    Roaming Operator Information is now available on your bill, reflecting the country and operator name for all the roaming services (voice, SMS and data).

    You will now also be able to view their Roaming Operator Information on My Contract and agents will be able to see the same on My Customer.

    For help, please contact our call centre: +27 83 136

    4. Roaming Rate Changes

    In an effort to ensure that international roaming rates are competitive for you, MTN adjusted international roaming rates in 78 countries across the globe.

    No subscription is required to access these rates and the best part is if you’re a frequent roamer, you will surely benefit from these rates. You can view them here.

    For help, please contact our call centre: +27 83 136

  • Before Travelling

    Prepaid and TopUp Contract

    1. Check if you have Roaming service activated via MyMTN App or *135#

    2. . Check if there is a Prepaid roaming partner in the country you are visiting.

    3. Check your airtime balance and ensure you have sufficient airtime before leaving

    Contract:

    1.Check if you have Roaming service activated at a MTN store or contact the call centre via 135. If not activated, you will need to apply for the Roaming service

    2.Check if there is a Roaming partner in the country you are visiting.

    3.Check if your Contract Spend Limit will sufficient for roaming usage via *136# or MyMTN App. Alternatively, you can recharge with Airtime

    4. Purchase an MTN Hello World bundle on *136#.

    Click here to know current International Roaming Rates for SMS/Data/Call rates

    Terms and Conditions apply

    Terms and Conditions apply

  • MTN Hello World Data Bundle

    When it comes to roaming anywhere in the world, there are many ways to get mobile data and deciding how can be a real headache. So, at MTN wegotu with affordable roaming rates!

    We have launched MTN Hello World data roaming bundles which are a suite of roaming bundles uniquely designed for roaming.

    The bundles allow you to manage your spend while travelling in countries where MTN operates.

    Country Name Network Operator
    Afghanistan MTN Afghanistan
    Benin MTN Benin
    Botswana MTN (Mascom) Botswana
    Cameroon MTN Cameroon
    Cote d' Ivoire MTN Cote d' Ivoire
    Cyprus MTN Cyprus
    Ghana MTN Ghana
    Guinea Bissau MTN Guinea Bissau
    Guinea Republic MTN Guinea Conakry
    Iran MTN Irancell Iran
    Liberia MTN Liberia
    Nigeria MTN Nigeria
    Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) MTN Congo Brazzaville
    Rwanda MTN Rwandacell Rwanda
    Sudan MTN North Sudan
    South Sudan MTN South Sudan
    Swaziland MTN Swaziland
    Uganda MTN Uganda
    Yemen MTN Yemen
    Zambia MTN Zambia

    MTN Hello World data roaming bundles are available via USSD (*136*2#) and can be bought locally or in country. They have simple and affordable rates that allow you control over how much you spend on data. It is best to buy MTN Hello World data roaming bundles before leaving South Africa.

    MTN Hello World Data Bundles
    BUNDLE PRICE VALIDITY PERIOD
    100MB R79 3 days
    500MB R179 7 days
    1GB R299 14 days

  • Data Roaming Opt-In

  • FAQs

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