Glo International Roaming service enables you to stay in touch with family, friends and business associates whenever you travel. With a global coverage for many of the places you’re likely to go and our constant addition of more countries and networks to our coverage, you are sure to be in constant touch with those you care about personally or business wise.

Roaming Services

Allows Voice, SMS and GPRS

To set up roaming on your contract line; visit any of our Gloworld outlets countrywide and pay the subscription fee of ₦50,000 Naira 2-3 days before your trip.

Be sure to find out about Glo Roaming Coverage in your planned travel destination.

Allows Voice/SMS/Data

Our prepaid subscribers have roaming enabled by default on their lines. So you only need to top up your credit with the desired amount you wish to spend during your trip.

Be sure to find out about Glo Prepaid Roaming Coverage in your travel destination.


Stay connected, worldwide
even from any of the array of your devices.

Are you planning a trip and want to use Glo Mobile Device while you’re away? Get information and tips to help you stay connected, even when you’re far from home.
How international roaming works, and why your device matters:


Four frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) are used for wireless services worldwide.


Each phone has a radio transmitter-receiver that works on one frequency (single-band) or on more than one frequency (multi-band).


Since frequencies vary from carrier to carrier and country to country, you’ll need a phone or device for international roaming that works on the frequency where you’re travelling. If you have a “quad-band” device, it will work virtually anywhere there’s a wireless signal.

24-hour Customer Care service for Roamers

Our Customer Care service can be accessed by dialing the long or short code below from your mobile;

Customer Care Number:

Calling Customer Care while roaming internationally is not free of charge for any Glo customer and will attract applicable roaming rates.

roaming rates by Country/Network

Coverage in most countries is generally of a high standard; however reception may be unavailable or interrupted due to terrain or handset quality. Services available may differ from country to country.

Got Questions?

More people are traveling internationally than ever before with reasons ranging from business to tourism. Being in touch globally is now an absolute necessity, and has become a requirement for many of our customers. International Roaming with Glo keeps you in touch and connected with your contacts in Nigeria and around the world. Glo has International Roaming agreements with GSM operators in the most popular international destinations.

Glo International Roaming Service allows you to use your Glo mobile phone and number when you travel abroad. By dialing your Glo mobile number, your friends, family or business contacts will be get in touch irrespective of where you are. The service will only work in countries with which Glo has live roaming connectivity. The list of countries is growing on a daily basis allowing you the convenience of using your Glo mobile number in over 437 networks in 180 countries worldwide.

  • For Postpaid subscribers;
    • Voice
    • Data/GPRS
    • SMS MO [Sending SMS
    • SMS MT [Receiving SMS]
  • For Prepaid subscribers;
    • Voice
    • SMS MO [Sending SMS]
    • SMS MT [Receiving SMS]

The Glo International Roaming Service has been designed to ensure ease-of-use for all customers. Getting connected to a foreign network is as seamless as possible. Just follow these easy steps:

  • On arrival in a foreign country, switch on your mobile phone.
  • You can register to the network into two ways, automatically or manually.
  • To register automatically, just switch on your mobile and the phone will choose one of the available networks in the visited network.
  • To register manually, go to the network selection and choose the option manually, once the search has been completed; the phone will display all the available network operators you can select to make calls from your mobile.

You will now be able to make and receive calls on your mobile phone using your Glo mobile number.

While You are in roaming, the safest way to dial a number is in international format. +(country code)(network code)(customer number), for example: +234 805 585 1145, or +44 171 1234567, no matter whether the dialed number is in the country of Your location or any other.

All other methods of dialing depend on the selected network while abroad.

The main feature of the charging system in roaming is that incoming calls are also charged. Outgoing and incoming calls, as well as sending SMS, are charged a fixed rate, depending on partner and their pricelists, which may vary in time.

GPRS and other additional services are charged differently, depending on the roaming partner and their pricelists, which may vary in time.

  • Tariff for Postpaid: Available on our website.
  • Tariff for Prepaid: Available on our website.

Note: The Tariffs on our website should only act as a guide as there are consistent fluctuations in currency exchange rates across the world.


  • For Postpaid subscribers: Available on our website.
  • For Prepaid subscribers: Available on our website.

How do I top-up or check my account balance while roaming?

The same local USSD [*123*Recharge number# and send] can be used to Top up while roaming. This applies to both Post-paid and Pre-paid subscribers.

In various ways;

  • Get someone in Nigeria to buy you recharge vouchers and text you the PIN
  • Visit any paypoint or payzone outlet worldwide to buy Glo recharge
  • Or Top-up Online @
  • From Glo cafe app

  • Contact Glo Customer Care via email; [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Postpaid - +2348050020200 OR 300
  • Prepaid - +2348050020121 OR 300
  • Call Customer Care at +2348050020121
  • Live chat with Customer Care agents from Glo Café Mobile App

** International call rates apply for all calls to Customer Care while roaming

Our dedicated Customer Care team will be available 24 hours a day seven days a week (including public holidays) to ensure that any problem or question that you might have is resolved as soon as possible with the least amount of inconvenience to you.

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