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Using MTN when visiting SA


Using MTN when visiting SA


If your network is affiliated with MTN, your phone will automatically pick up our network when you visit South Africa.

How to use

Before you leave your country

  • South Africa operates on the 900/1800Mhz GSM network. Check to see that your phone will work here.
  • Find out whether your network is affiliated with MTN.
  • Make sure your charger works here. You might need an adaptor. South Africa uses a 220volt current.
  • Make sure your voicemail is set up and that your Service Provider knows that you are travelling here.


The MTN network covers 93% of the country’s population, including all major cities and national roads.


What does it cost?

If you are piggybacking off the MTN network when you are in South Africa, you will need to consult your Service Provider to find out what their international roaming costs are.

If you are using an MTN SIM card while you are here, standard MTN rates apply.

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