When traveling out of the country, do you ever worry about how you would reach you family, friends and business associate in Nigeria? 9mobile roaming service is your solution.
A lot of individuals in Nigeria always experience problems with communicating with their loved ones when they travel abroad which is possibly because they have 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 international destinations than others, for example MTN Nigeria covers more international destinations that Glo Nigeria; this simply means that MTN subscribers has wider destinations they can travel to and enjoy the roaming service.
However, Glo can still partner with more countries and also have wider coverage of international destination, I have notice that these networks partnership with networks of international destinations increase as time goes by.
Etisalat which was rebranded to 9mobile is one of the networks in Nigeria that offers roaming services to their customers.
Their service covers about 24 international roaming destinations and 9mobile roaming service offers calls at cheaper rates, free call minutes and data bundles for browsing the internet.
The 9mobile unified tariff plan allow customers who are roaming on 9mobile to make calls at the rate of N150 per minute, this rate applies to some selected networks in countries like UK, Ghana, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, and Germany.
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
- MTN roaming rates for over 30 countries
- Airtel smartVALUE with 20kobo per second roaming call rate
- Airtel roaming bundles – Along with list of countries
- 9mobile moreLife prepaid plan with 15 kobo per second roaming call rate
- MTN international roaming bundles
But certain countries get special call rates. For instance, calls are charged at N250 per minute in the UAE but you will also receive calls for free when you setup 9mobile roaming service in these countries. Read this post on how to make money from VTU sales in Nigeria.
9mobile Roaming Bundles
9mobile also offers group roaming data plan for prepaid customers. This roaming bundle offers 100MB daily and 500MB weekly data access when traveling to UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
The “9mobile super 50 offer” is another brilliant idea from the network provider as a 9mobile roaming bundle which allows customers who travel to USA make calls at rates of N50 per minutes,
Rumour has it N50 per minute call rate is currently the lowest rate that has been offered by network providers to customers traveling to the USA.
The 9mobile super 50 roaming bundle can also be used to make local calls within US and calls to Nigeria which are charged at the same rate of N50 per minute.
Infact, everything on this 9mobile roaming bundle is charged at N50 – SMS per page also goes for N50, and PAYG data is N50 per MB. not a bad deal considering the popular options like MTN roaming service, roaming on Glo or even roaming on Airtel Nigeria.
9mobile roaming bundle rates for various countries
Listed below are the charges for various countries on 9mobile when roaming like roaming in Uk or US including call rates, data and SMS charges.
- United Kingdom: calls per minute are charged at N150, PAYG data is N2 per 10kb, SMS are charged at N50.
- Spain: calls are charged at N150 per minute, PAYG data is N1 per 10kb, and N50 per SMS
- Turkey: calls are charged at N150, PAYG data is N1 per 10kb, SMS are charged at N50
- Netherlands: PAYG data N1 per 10kb, calls goes for N150 per minute, N50 per SMS
- Germany: N50 per SMS, PAYG data N1 per 10kb, N150 per minute
- South Africa: PAYG data rate is N150, call rate is N150 per minute and N50 per SMS
- Ghana: N50 per SMS charge, PAYG data at pegged at N1 per 10kb while calls goes for N150 per minutes
- Egypt: calls goes for N150 per minute, SMS at the rate of N50 per Sms, PAYG is N1 per 10kb
- Kenya: calls are charged at N150 per minute, SMS at N100 per SMS, PAYG at N1 per 10kb
- France: charges N150 per minute for calls, N50 per minute for SMS, N2 per 10kb for PAYG data
- Morocco: charges N150 per minute for calls, N50 per minute for SMS, N1 per 10kb for PAYG data
- UAE: calls are charged at N250, PAYG are charged at N2 per 10kb, N50 per SMS
- Canada: PAYG data N1 per 10kb, calls at the rate of N150 per minute, SMS at N50 per SMS
- Australia: calls at the rate of N150 per minutes, N50 per SMS, PAYG data is N1 per 10kb
- China: calls are charged at N150 per minutes, PAYG data at N1/10kb, N50 per SMS
- Hong Kong: calls goes for N150, PAYG data at N1 per 10kb and N50 per SMS
- Ireland: N150 per minute for calls, PAYG data at N1 per 10kb, N50 per SMS
- Italy: N50 per SMS, calls are charged at N150, PAYG data at N1 per 10kb
- Portugal: calls are charged at N150 per minutes, PAYG data are charged at N1 per 10kb, N50 per SMS
- Ivory Coast: calls are charged at N150 per minute, N50 per SMS, PAYG at N1 per 10kb
- Japan: calls are charged at N150 per minute, PAYG are charged at N1 per 10kb, N50 per SMS
- Malaysia: calls are charged at N150 per minute, PAYG data is charged at N1 per 10kb, 350 per SMS
How to activate or migrate to 9mobile roaming service
To enjoy this offer, simply recharge your line and ensure you have sufficient airtime for your calls as a prepaid customer.
To activate the 9mobile roaming service on your line as a postpaid customer, simply visit any of the 9mobile experience centers and pay a one-off roaming deposit fee of N50,000.
Benefits of 9mobile roaming group data
- To benefit from the 9mobile roaming group data bundle, you subscribe to either daily or weekly data roaming plan, pay the required amount and enjoy roaming data abroad when connected to 9mobile UAE, 9mobile Egypt, mobily Saudi Arabia or Ufone Pakistan.
- This roaming bundle allows you to have hassle-free 9mobile roaming experience. Once you opt in, as long as you have a valid plan, you can enjoy fast reliable access to the internet even in international destinations
How to subscribe to 9mobile roaming group data
Listed below are subscription steps and bundles on 9mobile roaming group data;
- 200MB data bundle: The 9mobile 200 roaming data bundle goes for N5000 and is valid for 7 days. To activate simply dial the USSD code *6589*2*1# or send “weekly” to 6598.
- 500MB data bundle: This 9mobile roaming bundle goes for N10,000 and is valid for 30 days. To activate or subscribe, simply dial the USSD code *6589*2*2# or send “monthly” to 6589.
- This subscription is applicable in UK, UAE, Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, Ghana, Spain, Turkey, Kenya, China, Israel, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and Quatar.
9mobile roaming UAE data offer
- 100MB roaming data bundle: this 9mobile UAE roaming bundle lasts for only one day and goes for N1500. To activate, dial *295*6#.
- 500MB roaming data bundle: This data bundle is valid for 7 days and goes for N5000. To activate dial *295*7#.
- This data bundle is also applicable in Egypt, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The data bundle will be renewed automatically but you can opt out of any of the data bundle service by dialing *295*8#.
When you data plan expires subsequent activities will be charged at the pay as you go rates that is applicable for the countries network.