How To Activate a New Phone with Roaming

How To Activate a New Phone with Roaming

What is Roaming?

Roaming is a wireless telecommunication term typically used with mobile devices, such as mobile phones. It refers to a mobile phone being used outside the range of its native network and connecting to another available cell network. 

How To Activate a New Phone with Roaming

  1. Dial 135.
  2. Choose option 2 “Products and Services”, followed by option 4 for “Roaming”.
  3. Wait to speak to an agent and ask to have roaming activated.
  4. You’ll be asked which roaming option you’d like: Voice, SMS and data roaming.
  5. You’ll get a confirmation SMS once roaming has been activated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make my MTN number roaming?

Before Travelling

1. Check if you have roaming service activated via MTN App or USSD*135# & *136# option 5 for self-service and follow prompts. 2. Check if there is a Prepaid roaming partner in the country you are visiting.

How do I know if roaming is activated?

To check if data roaming is on or off on your phone, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the settings app on your phone. This is usually represented by a gear icon.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the “Mobile Network” or “Cellular” option. This will open the settings for your mobile network.
  3. Look for the “Data Roaming” option.

Why is my mobile roaming not working?

If you have no calls, SMS, or data while roaming, then your handset isn’t making a connection to the network. First, go to your handset settings and carry out the below steps based on your handset model. Android: Go to Settings > Mobile Networks > Network operators > Toggle on Automatic.

What is MTN roaming service?

Roaming is an Additional Service that allows you to access the Services on a network belonging to another operator, usually in a foreign country. Services means the mobile telephone services offered by MTN including Additional Services and Messaging Services where appropriate, which we have agreed to provide to you.

Can you activate roaming while abroad?

How long will it take to activate international roaming? Activation will be real-time. You may activate the service while still in the Philippines, or even when you are already abroad. However, we suggest that activation be done before you leave the country to ensure seamless connectivity.

What happens when your SIM is in roaming?

Roaming happens when you use your phone outside the geographical range of your subscribed carrier’s network. When you roam, you are a guest of a new carrier’s network, and you get charged a different (typically higher) rate to access their services.

How long does it take to activate international roaming?

For prepaid customers, the pack will be valid for 30 days and you can travel anytime in the next 30 days. Pack will get activated only once you reach your destination and latch on to an international network.

Why is my roaming SIM not registered on the network?

Try a different SIM card if you still have problems with the Note Registered on Network error on your Android device. Remove your SIM card from your phone and put a new one in. If you don’t have one, contact your carrier, and they will send you a new one. Or, head to a local retail location if one is nearby.

Do I need to activate roaming on my phone?

Some devices do not have data roaming automatically active, so if you would like to make use of mobile data whilst travelling abroad, you need to make sure that this setting is also activated from your device’s settings. To activate data roaming from an Android device: Go to the ‘Settings’ app and tap on ‘Connections’

What does it mean to activate roaming?

Roaming is where you use your cell phone on a network (usually when traveling in a country other then your own) that is not the network you normally use. depending on your cell phone you may need to turn a setting on.

How can I activate international roaming services on my prepaid connection?

  1. Download the Vi app using Google Play.
  2. Sign in using your 10-digit mobile number and confirm your number with OTP.
  3. Navigate to the main menu >> International Roaming.
  4. Select the country of destination and choose a relevant IR pack.