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Home > Personal  > Voice & Text > Call Services > Roaming > Postpaid-Roaming

Postpaid Roaming

How to start postpaid roaming

  • Fill an application form. This is obtainable at any of the Airtel stores or shops.
  • Pay the sum of N50, 000 non-refundable roaming deposit and N2,000 activation fee.
  • Call our Customer Care on 131 (for post-paid subscribers) at least 48 hours before you travel to activate your international roaming service.

Connecting to a GSM network abroad

When abroad, you can choose one of our partner operators automatically or manually.

To activate manually, go to SETTINGS on your handset, and click on PHONE SETTINGS, where you will see a selection of networks. Click on your roaming partner network and you are ready to roam.

How to call phone numbers in Nigeria when you're abroad

To call a Airtel or another local mobile number, enter the country code for Nigeria +234, followed by the mobile number in local format without the leading 0. E.g. +234 733 101 120.

To call a landline number, enter the country code for Nigeria +234, followed by the area code e.g. 020 (Nairobi area code), followed by the landline number. E.g. +234 020 272 3030.

How to call other countries when you're abroad

  • Press +
  • Enter the country code
  • Enter the area code
  • Dial the phone number

How to call the country you are in when you're abroad

Enter the area code then the phone number.

How to pick up your Voicemail when you're abroad

How to pick up your messages when you are travelling.


Please note that you must have set up a voicemail password before you roam your phone.