Remember this slogan “Everywhere you go”, this is a popular MTN slogan that is normally used in MTN advertisement, I must say the individual or team that thought of this slogan did a great job as it is the perfect slogan for a network that not only covers all states in Nigeria but more than 41 countries in the world which they have an MTN roaming service partnership with.
MTN Roaming Service
The MTN roaming service offered by the South Africa network is available for all MTN subscribers, both prepaid and postpaid customers and is available by default.
Better yet, there are no monthly fees, no connection fee and no deposit required before the customer can roam. Roaming with your MTN line while traveling will ensure you are always reachable even if you are a thousand miles away from home.
Sometimes, telecommunication user’s travel out of the country to relax probably from work stress, one problem they may be faced with is communication issues as they might be using a network in Nigeria that does not support roaming in the particular country they travel to.
Almost all networks in Nigeria, Glo, 9mobile, MTN and Airtel supports roaming and recently I wrote an article on Glo roaming, I noticed that some networks covers more international destinations than others.
The various networks in Nigeria also offer special tariff plans, roaming data and voice offers for their various users that might want to travel out from Nigeria to another country.
MTN as we all know by now is one of the largest telecommunication giants in Nigeria and they also offers amazing international calling bundles and roaming data their customers can enjoy depending on their communication needs.
MTN List of Countries or Roaming Map
MTN also offers roaming service for their customers that wants to travel out of the country as they have partnered with various networks in many countries in order to these international roaming services.
However, this roaming service do not supports all countries in the work but only MTN eligible countries and they include;
Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, china, India, Sweden, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa, South Korea, United states, Romania, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Denmark and Luxembourg.
Before you make your first roaming call or use roaming data on MTN, there are few things you should bear in mind; the service you receive while abroad depends on the network you are using.
However, you may experience some differences such as coverage quality, delay before you can make calls after switching or maybe take a longer time than usual as the network automatically checks your status with MTN first.
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
- Glo roaming rates and packages
- Airtel smartVALUE with 20kobo per second roaming call rate
- 9mobile roaming bundles
- Airtel 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
That list is essentially all you need to know about roaming in Nigeria no mater the network – MTN, Glo, 9mobile or Airtel.
Your phone’s screen will also display the name and number of MTN’s roaming partner in that particular country rather than MTN Nigeria.
MTN roaming service also allows you recharge your credit or airtime account using MTN international Global Top Up or other MTN Nigeria available top-up service.
This top-up services gives MTN roaming an edge ahead of other roaming services from other networks like Glo which do not offer the top up service but advises their customers to recharge enough before traveling or call someone in Nigeria to buy recharge card cards and send the PIN.
Better yet, MTN customers who intend on traveling can still recharge enough or buy as many recharge cards as possible before traveling, it also reduces some stress and inconveniences.
MTN Nigeria offers data roaming services that allows MTN subscribers access data when traveling abroad.
MTN GPRS network covers various networks in many countries of which some of them were listed above.
Like I said, MTN roaming data is available to all MTN customers both prepaid and postpaid, to use the data roaming services, recharge your line to accommodate the roaming charges you will incur and start browsing.
MTN Roaming Benefits
Some of the benefits of MTN roaming service is that it is easy to use and comes with affordable rates, you can also use your PDA or Laptop together with your mobile phones on this service.
WAP allows you access internet using your phone while this service also allows you send and receive MMS from or to family and friends, it also provides you with email, calendar, personal contacts and allows you stay in contact with your office while roaming.
MTN Roaming data charges for Blackberry
When you use your blackberry as modem to browse the internet, you will be charged data roaming rate of 1kb or 10kb depending on the network you will roam on for all data you download.
Note; this charge will be separated from your normal monthly blackberry subscription charges.
MTN network also provide 3G roaming service, this roaming service is designed for both prepaid and postpaid customers who require high speed internet connect for business activities.
The 3G roaming can be used on a 3G enabled device while roaming on networks that has 3G roaming agreement with MTN Nigeria.