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Using MTN abroad

Travel far but stay close with affordable roaming rates from MTN HelloWorld

  • Overview

    With the simple, transparent roaming rates of MTN HelloWorld, 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.

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

  • How to get it

    As an MTN PayAsYouGo or My MTNChoice Flexi subscriber, your SIM card is set up for roaming by default. If you’re on MTN Contract, please contact your MTN Service Provider to apply for the service.

    To set up MTN SMS Roaming

    MTN SMS Roaming is available to all MTN subscribers. You can stay connected from just R1.00 per SMS and keep control of your roaming costs. You don’t even need the full international roaming product to use the service.

    • Dial *135*14# to activate roaming before you leave South Africa (You can’t make or receive calls, even in South Africa, until you deactivate the service)
    • Remember to deactivate the service when you return to South Africa by dialling *135*14#

    To set up MTN Data Roaming

    • Your MTN SIM card is set up for roaming by default but you can opt in or out by dialling *135#
    • Dial *136# to check your airtime balance
    • Dial *135*1# to check your roaming rates

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