When traveling out of the country as an Airtel subscriber, do you ever worry about how you would reach you family, friends and business associate in Nigeria? Roaming on your Airtel network is the answer.
A lot of individuals in Nigeria always experience problems communicating with their loved ones when they travel abroad;
This is possibly because they have not heard of roaming.
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 international destinations than others,
For example MTN Nigeria covers more international destinations than Glo Nigeria; this simply means that MTN subscribers has wider destinations they can travel to and enjoy the MTN roaming service.
However, Glo can still partner with more countries and also have wider coverage of international destination.
I have notice that this networks partnership with networks of international destinations increase as time goes by.
Airtel Africa is another network provider that offers roaming service to their esteem customers.
Infact, Airtel covers more international destinations than any other network provider in Nigeria – boasting of more international coverage than MTN.
These international destinations 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 destinations of MTN and Glo together.
This shows that Airtel is not a network to joke with as it is here to stay and achieve more success in the future.
Some of the eligible Airtel international destinations are
- Burkina Faso
- Congo Brazzaville
- Costa Rico
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab
- United Kingdom
- United states of America
Airtel also offers one of the cheapest roaming rates in Nigeria.
We will also dive into some of the amazing roaming rates in different destinations from Airtel.
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 smartTrybe – Make international calls at rates of 11kobo per second
- 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
Airtel’s international roaming pack is priced at about Rs 3,999 or about N20,000 for some countries of which US and UK are part of with validity period of 30 days, the Rs. 3999 ormN20,000 pack comes at an effective rental of Rs.133 or roughly N700 per day.
The network providers offers as a low as Rs. 83 or N500 per day in countries like Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Some cheap roaming bundles on Airtel
- Rs 2,999 or N16,000 for 10 days: The Bharti Airtel is one of the biggest telecom operators in Indian and offers a cheap roaming pack which is priced at Rs. 2,999 or N16,000 and valid for 10 days. The pack offers 3GB data and 250 minutes to make calls in India and local calls.
- Rs 649 or N34,000 for one day: this is a one day roaming plan from Airtel and is priced at Rs. 649 or N34,000 and comes with benefits like 500MB data and 1 minutes to make local calls and calls to India.
- Rs 3,999 or N20,000 for 30 days: this pack has a validity period of 30 days and is priced at Rs.3,999 or N20,000 having an effective rental of Rs 133 or N700 per day and can be used in US, UK and some other countries while also offering 5GB and 500 minute.
All three Airtel’s international roaming packs comes with unlimited incoming calls and 100 SMS and are available in Canada, Korea, China, Kuwait, Taiwan, Mexico and Netherlands.
Also countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka also offers roaming data packs on Airtel priced at Rs.499 or N2,600, Rs. 1,199 or N6,500 and Rs. 2,499 or N13,000.
These three packs comes with different offers and different validity period.
- Rs 499 or N2,600 for one day: this pack has a validity period of one day and is priced at Rs.499 offering 500MB data
- Rs 1,199 or N6,500 for 10 days: this data roaming pack offers more than the Rs. 499 or N2,600 and gives the subscribers 3GB data for Rs. 1,199 or N6,500 which is valid for 10 days.
- 2,499 or N13,000 for 30 days: This pack offers 5GB data valid for 30 days and goes for Rs. 2,499 or N13,000
Some cheap and amazing roaming plans and packs from Airtel
The Airtel Easy Recharge roaming bundle or plan is another amazing cheap offer from Airtel, the various plans comes with cheap rates.
Outlined below are some of the Easy Recharge roaming bundles and some data plans for Airtel..
- Easy Recharge 4: This pack has a validity period of 1 day and is priced at Rs. 4 or N20.
- 100MB combo 3G and 4G data pack: This pack is valid for one day and is priced at Rs.9 or N50
- Easy Recharge 8: This pack is also valid for 1 day and is priced at Rs 8 or N40
- Combo Topup- Rs. 306 or N1,600 promo Talktime: This plan is valid for 27 days and goes for Rs. 306 or N1,600.
- Easy Recharge 8: This is another easy recharge 8 that has a validity period of 60 days and is priced at Rs 8 or N40.
- Easy Recharge 43: This plan is valid for 28 days and is price at Rs.43 or N200
- Easy Recharge 35: The pack is valid for 90 days and goes for Rs 35 or N180
- Easy Recharge 51: This plan is priced at Rs. 51 and is valid for 28 days or N260
- Easy Recharge 17: The plan has a validity period of 60 days and is priced at Rs 17 or N90
- Easy Recharge 46: This plan is valid for 28 days and goes for Rs. 46 or N240
- Easy Recharge 38: This has a validity period of 90 days and allows roaming outgoing calls at Rs. 0.6/min. the plan goes for Rs 38 or N195.
The entire Easy Recharge roaming bundle has a call rate of Rs. 0.6 or N3.13 per minute while data bundle goes for as low as RS. 0.04 or 21 kobo per 10kb
Airtel Roaming Packs for Prepaid Customers
- International Roaming Pack 196: This pack has a validity period of 7 days and is priced at Rs.196 or N1,000.
- International Roaming Pack 296: This pack is priced at Rs.296 or N1500 and is valid for 30 days
- International Roaming Call Pack 196: This pack is different from the international roaming pack 196 because it is a call pack. However it also goes for Rs. 196 or N1,000 and is also valid for 7 days.