Are you looking for information on how to activate SMS roaming on MTN in South Africa? If yes, then you have found the right article. We have a previous article in which we show you how to enable international roaming on MTN. In this article, we will show you how you can activate the SMS only roaming. That’s useful because full roaming tends to be rather expensive. You are usually charged not only for the calls that you make, but also for the calls that you receive. With SMS only roaming, you only get charged for the messages that you send. That’s the reason why a lot of people seek to enable only this element when travelling abroad.
Enable SMS only roaming on MTN South Africa
The following is how to activate SMS only roaming on MTN in South Africa;
- Dial *135# on your MTN phone.
- Follow the instructions that come up.
- SMS roaming can also be activated via the MTN app.
Does this disable calls?
That’s how to activate SMS only roaming on MTN in South Africa. But what happens after activation? You have probably already guessed. Turning on SMS roaming on MTN disables data and and voice.
It means you won’t be able to make or receive calls while abroad. The only thing that you will be able to do is to send and receive SMSs. You won’t even be able to use data.
When your return to South Africa
Please note that you need to deactivate SMS roaming on your MTN sim the moment you return to South Africa. Otherwise your phone will remain in roaming mode and you will not be able to receive and make call.
Data will also remain disabled, so its important to switch the functionality off when you come back. To do that, simply dial *135# and follow the prompts.
In this article, we showed you how to activate SMS roaming on your MTN phone. We noted that people do this in order to save on data and airtime. Roaming is rather expensive and it can be a drain on your budget. In order to conserve your airtime and data, you may need to stay in touch only via SMS. This is less expensive than making and receiving calls.