Do you wish to learn how to deactivate roaming on Cell C? International roaming can be useful. It allows you to continue getting calls on your Cell C number even when you are in a foreign country. Many people living in South Africa are from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and elsewhere. These people activate roaming when visiting their home countries. But there are instances where it may be advisable to stop roaming on Cell C.
Steps to deactivate international roaming on Cell C
The following is how to deactivate international roaming on Cell C;
- First, you can deactivate roaming by going into your nearest Cell C shop and asking for help.
- The next option involves calling 135 from your phone. If you are already abroad, then you should call 084 135 from any phone to have roaming deactivated.
- You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking Cell C to stop international roaming on your SIM. If you are already in Zimbabwe or elsewhere, this can be the best way of stopping roaming.
Is there no USSD for deactivating international roaming on Cell C?
Unfortunately, the above are the only available means of deactivating roaming on Cell C. It would have been better if it could be done in a few steps via USSD. But that feature is not yet available.
Why stop roaming?
We have previously written on how to activate roaming on Cell C. So, why would you then decide to stop roaming? Well, it mostly has to do with cost.
International roaming can be very expensive. That’s because you are not only paying for calls that you make from your phone, you also pay for calls made to your phone.
Just to illustrate the point, when roaming on Zimbabwe’s NetOne, a local call costs R15 per minute. If you call South Africa, that will cost your R15. And if you receive a call, you will have to pay R10.
So, cost is a major consideration when it comes to stopping roaming. It’s one reason why people take this step. If you are going to be visiting another country for a few days, roaming makes sense.
However, if you are going to be visiting for weeks or months, it’s way better to simply buy a local SIM. That way, you won’t have to pay through the nose due to roaming charges.
In this post, we showed you how to deactivate roaming on Cell C. We noted that most people do this because international roaming is expensive.
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