Airtel SmartROAM: How Does It Work?

Did you know you can receive incoming calls for free on Airtel while roaming on 5 countries? Airtel SmartROAM makes this possible.

With a recharge of N5,000 and above in a month, customers in countries like the U.S. and U.K. can access a whopping 300 free incoming minutes while those in UAE and Saudi Arabia can access 100 free minutes.

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Why are The Free Minutes Super Important?

Roaming typically attracts a lot of charges. If you receive a lot of calls, you could be spending thousands of naira on incoming calls. The call rate could be very high depending on your location and that of the caller.

While there are many ways to reduce the cost of incoming calls, some of them may not be convenient for you. Airtel SmartROAM is probably the most efficient way to save costs. It allows you to retain your Airtel number and save the overhead cost that comes with incoming calls while roaming.  

How Does Airtel SmartROAM Work?

SmartROAM is a recharge-based offer available to both prepaid and postpaid Airtel customers. This means that you will receive the free incoming minutes as soon as your recharge hits N5,000. However, this offer is valid just for 30 days. In other words, unused minutes will expire after 30 days and you’ll have to recharge again to enjoy the benefits.

This offer is available in five countries only which include the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Customers in the first three countries will enjoy 300 free incoming minutes while those in the UAE and Saudi Arabia can access only 100 free minutes.

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The table above shows the supported countries and networks. Only 10 networks in these 5 countries are supported. In other words, you may not enjoy the offer if you use other networks.

Other Important Things to Note About Airtel SmartROAM

You don’t need to recharge N5,000 at once to qualify for this offer. As long as you recharge up to N5,000 and above within one month, you can enjoy Airtel SmartROAM.

Also, the recharge can be done through any recharge option of your choice such as e-pin, online recharge, recharge voucher or electronic recharge platforms like QuickTeller, ATM, etc. However, the offer does not apply to airtime received through Airtel Me2U.

In conclusion, Airtel SmartROAM is the smartest way to enjoy free incoming calls abroad. You need to recharge up to N5,000 and above in a month to get up to 300 free incoming minutes.


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