When traveling out of the country, do you ever worry about how you would reach you family, friends and business associate in Nigeria?
A lot of individuals in Nigeria always experience problems with communicating with their loved ones when they travel abroad; this is probably because they had no orientation before traveling.
All Network in Nigeria (Glo, 9mobile, MTN and Airtel) offers roaming services, the roaming service is an initiative introduced by various network provider to enable telecom users communicate effectively with their families, friends and business associate in Nigeria.
This service differs from different telecom network providers as some networks cover more roaming international destinations than others.
For example roaming on MTN Nigeria covers more international destinations than roaming on Glo; this simply means that MTN subscribers has wider destinations they can travel to and and make great use of the roaming service.
However, Glo can still partner with more countries and also have wider coverage of international destination.
Usually, these Nigerian networks partnership with networks in various international destinations increase as time goes by which in turn creates a much better experience for us.
Roaming on Airtel Nigeria
Airtel Africa is another network provider that offers roaming service to their esteem customers; Airtel covers more international destinations than any other network provider in Nigeria including 9mobile roaming service.
This international destinations and roaming coverage are up to 100, isn’t that amazing?
Of course that is a huge success, for Airtel to be able to partner with over 100 countries all over the world, this figure is far more than the international roaming destinations of MTN and Glo put together.
When it comes to roaming, Airtel is not a network to joke with as it is here to stay and achieve more success in the future.
Airtel Roaming Coverage
Some of the eligible Airtel international destinations are Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Chad, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rico, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Ireland, Indonesia, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Africa, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, United states of America, Vanuatu.
Airtel also offers some roaming benefits on networks across 17 countries within the sub-Sahara Africa.
Compiling an essential list of all things roaming so you worry no more
- Glo IDD and Slasher which let’s you make calls at 11 kobo per second roaming call rate
- Airtel Smart Talk with 20kobo per second roaming call rate
- MTN roaming rates for over 30 countries
- Airtel smartVALUE with 20kobo per second roaming call rate
- 9mobile roaming bundles
- Airtel smartPREMIER with Free roaming incoming calls
- 9mobile moreFLEX with free incoming calls
- 9mobile moreLife prepaid plan with 15 kobo per second roaming call rate
- MTN international roaming bundles
While the other countries that is the remaining 83 countries; America, Europe, Asia and Africa countries offers great calling rates. Unlike some other network in these international destinations that has partnership with Airtel, India call rate is quite expensive.
Airtel Roaming Zones – rates, bundles, pack
Airtel roaming zones can be easily classified as roaming bundles or packs because it consist
Airtel has four zones which are the zone A, zone B, C and D, the tariff payable depends on the zone the international destination you want to travel to is in.
Most European countries fall under the same zone and for those planning to travel to U.S the roaming pack has a validity period of 30 days.
When you buy a plan for a specific zone, you will be able to use the pack when you travel to other countries in that same zone.
Airtel roaming ZONE A – Pack call rates
Zone A has the most affordable tariffs and allows you use the roaming service in over 6 countries which are Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
You will get unlimited incoming calls on all plans and also 100 free texts. The first pack in zone A costs just rs.499 which is about N2500 in Nigeria currency and offers 500MB with free 100 minutes of talk time.
The second plan costs rs.1,199 which is about N6,000 in Nigeria currency and offers 3GB data plus 250 minutes to make calls.
Airtel roaming Zone A also have a 30 days validity plan which goes for 2,499 indian rupee and offers 5GB data and 500 minutes free minutes for calls.
Airtel roaming ZONE B – Pack call rates
Zone B covers 50 countries some of which are China, Canada, United Kingdom, U.S and most European countries.
The plan in this zone are the 1 day validity plan that cost 649 Indian rupees and offers 500MB with 100 free minutes for calls.
The 10 days pack goes for 2,999 india rupees and offers 3GB data with 250 free calling minutes, while the 30 days validity plan goes for 3,999 indian rupee and offers 5GB data with 500 minutes for calls.
Airtel roaming ZONE C – Pack call rates
Zone C cover 8 countries which are Brazil, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and United Arab Emirates.
The tariff of Airtel Zone C is the same as the payments in zone B and so is the validity periods for the three available plans.
Airtel roaming ZONE D – pack call rates
The zone D covers lots of African and South American countries, this zone like the other zones also have three packs on offer.
All packs on this zone has a standard 100 texts per day, the first pack offers 500MB with free 100 minutes for calls and costs 999 Indian rupees which is about N5000 in Nigeria currency and has a validity period of 0ne day.
The second pack costs 3,999 Indian rupees and offers 3GB data and 250 incoming minutes valid for 10 days. The zone also has the 30 days validity pack which cost 6,999 Indian rupee and offers 5GB data plus 500 minutes for making calls.
Benefits of Roaming on Airtel
- They is no roaming fee on airtel roaming
- The roaming service is easy to use
- Payment in local rates
- Excellent voice and data connectivity on the roaming partners network
- Free incoming calls which is applicable in 20 countries
- The use of local network recharge cards when you want to top up while travelling
- Also offers amazing flat tariffs in partner countries outside airtel Africa for voice, SMS and internet
- Replace lost Sim while traveling within Airtel Africa at Airtel showrooms
You can activate the international roaming pack first finding out the international roaming pack you want get, then recharge the amount applicable to you selected roaming pack; the pack will be activated immediately you start using your phone in the international destination.