International calling

MTN International Calling is a mobile voice service that allows you to make calls to countries outside of Uganda​

Overview

​MTN International Calling is a mobile voice service that allows you to make calls to countries outside of Uganda, or if you're travelling abroad, lets you call home, no matter where you are in the world. 

Get started

Dialling out of Uganda

To make an international call from Uganda

  • Dial the number but start with the prefix + or outgoing code 000
  • Follow this by the destination country code
  • Then enter the desired number, minus the first zero

    Example:

    To call your friend in London whose number is 0208xxxxxxx, you would dial + (prefix) 44 (destination country code for the United Kingdom) 208xxxxxxx (the number, minus the first 0), i.e. +44 208xxxxxxx.

    Dialling into Uganda

    To make an international call from another country into Uganda, or if you want to call a Ugandan number while roaming abroad
  • Dial the number in local format, e.g. 077xxxxxxx, or in international format, e.g. +256 77xxxxxxx
Cost

These rates are:

  • Applicable to both mobile and fixed contracts
  • Applicable to both post-paid and prepaid
  • Tariffs include taxes

    SMS
SMS Rate in UShs
UK & China500
Rest of the world260

Voice

Zones Countries Per second calling rate in UShs
Zone 1Alaska, American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brunei
Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany
Greece, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland
India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kenya - Safaricom, Kenya - Telkom, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique
Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru
Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore
Slovakia, South Korea, South Sudan, South Sudan - MTN
Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, ​Vatican City (Holy See)​
6
Zone 2Azores, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg, Madeira, Mayotte, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Paraguay
7
Zone 3French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Laos, Netherlands Antillas
Nigeria, Poland, Samoa, Cyprus
9
Zone 4Colombia, Panama, Saudi Arabia10
Zone 5Bahrain, Egypt, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Mauritius, Nepal
Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey
Wallis And Futuna, Reunion
12
Zone 6Faeroe Islands, Montenegro, Qatar, Sudan, Swaziland
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay
Uzbekistan, Yemen
14
Zone 7Angola, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador
Honduras, Italy, Jordan, New Caledonia, Russia, Sri Lanka
Argentina, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Andorra, South Africa
16
Zone 8Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Ghana
Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon
Macao, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Netherlands​
20
Zone 9Anguilla, Benin, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania - Vodacom, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Latvia, Belgium
25
Zone 10Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Monaco
Mozambique, Niger, Oman, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Tanzania
Venezuela, Vietnam, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Syria
30
​Zone 11​Albania, Congo, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Senegal, Zambia
Zimbabwe, Belarus, Comoros
​37
​Zone 12​Guinea-Bissau, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Morocco, Malawi​42
​Zone 13​Algeria, Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Greenland, Mauritania, Micronesia, North Korea, Timor-Leste, Sierra Leone​50
​Zone 14​Central African Republic, Cook Islands, Cuba, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tunisia​85
​Zone 15​Antarctica, Gambia, Inmarsat M (SNAC) Except Pacific, Inmarsat Mini-M (SNAC) Except Pacific, International Networks - Ellipso, Kiribati, Montserrat
Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Sao Tome and Principe
​125
​Zone 16​Ascension Island, Diego Garcia, Falkland Islands, International Networks - AeroMobile, International Networks - Onair, Maritime Communications Partner, Norfolk Island, Thuraya Satellite Telecom​200
​Zone 17​Emsat, Globalstar, Inmarsat B (SNAC) Except Pacific, International Networks - DTAG, International Networks - Global Networks, International Networks - Intermatica, International Networks - Mobistar, International Networks - MTT, International Networks - Navita, International Networks - Oration Technologies, International Networks - Telenor, International Networks - VODAFO, International Networks - VOXBON, Universal Personal Telecommunications, International Networks​280
​Zone 18​Global Mobile Satellite System Ellipso, Inmarsat AERO SNAC, Inmarsat BGAN HSD SNAC, Inmarsat BGAN SNAC, Inmarsat HSD SNAC Except Pacific, Inmarsat M4 SNAC, IRIDIUM​​600


Receiving SMSs while roaming is free.
Rates are tax inclusive.

Note: Check MTN Roam Like Home™ for prepaid rates in MTN operating countries.

Troubleshooting

PayAsYouGo customers

Your account is already pre-configured to allow for MTN International Calling. So as long as you have enough airtime, you can make an international call.

Pay monthly customers

Once you'​ve paid the standard deposit, your account will be pre-configured to allow for MTN International Calling. If your account is barred, you will need to send us an official letter of approval to activate your account in order to make international calls.


​MTN International Calling is a mobile voice service that allows you to make calls to countries outside of Uganda, or if you're travelling abroad, lets you call home, no matter where you are in the world. 


Dialling out of Uganda

To make an international call from Uganda

  • Dial the number but start with the prefix + or outgoing code 000
  • Follow this by the destination country code
  • Then enter the desired number, minus the first zero

    Example:

    To call your friend in London whose number is 0208xxxxxxx, you would dial + (prefix) 44 (destination country code for the United Kingdom) 208xxxxxxx (the number, minus the first 0), i.e. +44 208xxxxxxx.

    Dialling into Uganda

    To make an international call from another country into Uganda, or if you want to call a Ugandan number while roaming abroad
  • Dial the number in local format, e.g. 077xxxxxxx, or in international format, e.g. +256 77xxxxxxx

These rates are:

  • Applicable to both mobile and fixed contracts
  • Applicable to both post-paid and prepaid
  • Tariffs include taxes

    SMS
SMS Rate in UShs
UK & China500
Rest of the world260

Voice

Zones Countries Per second calling rate in UShs
Zone 1Alaska, American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brunei
Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany
Greece, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland
India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kenya - Safaricom, Kenya - Telkom, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique
Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru
Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore
Slovakia, South Korea, South Sudan, South Sudan - MTN
Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, ​Vatican City (Holy See)​
6
Zone 2Azores, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg, Madeira, Mayotte, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Paraguay
7
Zone 3French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Laos, Netherlands Antillas
Nigeria, Poland, Samoa, Cyprus
9
Zone 4Colombia, Panama, Saudi Arabia10
Zone 5Bahrain, Egypt, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Mauritius, Nepal
Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey
Wallis And Futuna, Reunion
12
Zone 6Faeroe Islands, Montenegro, Qatar, Sudan, Swaziland
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay
Uzbekistan, Yemen
14
Zone 7Angola, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador
Honduras, Italy, Jordan, New Caledonia, Russia, Sri Lanka
Argentina, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Andorra, South Africa
16
Zone 8Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Ghana
Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon
Macao, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Netherlands​
20
Zone 9Anguilla, Benin, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania - Vodacom, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Latvia, Belgium
25
Zone 10Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Monaco
Mozambique, Niger, Oman, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Tanzania
Venezuela, Vietnam, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Syria
30
​Zone 11​Albania, Congo, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Senegal, Zambia
Zimbabwe, Belarus, Comoros
​37
​Zone 12​Guinea-Bissau, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Morocco, Malawi​42
​Zone 13​Algeria, Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Greenland, Mauritania, Micronesia, North Korea, Timor-Leste, Sierra Leone​50
​Zone 14​Central African Republic, Cook Islands, Cuba, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tunisia​85
​Zone 15​Antarctica, Gambia, Inmarsat M (SNAC) Except Pacific, Inmarsat Mini-M (SNAC) Except Pacific, International Networks - Ellipso, Kiribati, Montserrat
Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Sao Tome and Principe
​125
​Zone 16​Ascension Island, Diego Garcia, Falkland Islands, International Networks - AeroMobile, International Networks - Onair, Maritime Communications Partner, Norfolk Island, Thuraya Satellite Telecom​200
​Zone 17​Emsat, Globalstar, Inmarsat B (SNAC) Except Pacific, International Networks - DTAG, International Networks - Global Networks, International Networks - Intermatica, International Networks - Mobistar, International Networks - MTT, International Networks - Navita, International Networks - Oration Technologies, International Networks - Telenor, International Networks - VODAFO, International Networks - VOXBON, Universal Personal Telecommunications, International Networks​280
​Zone 18​Global Mobile Satellite System Ellipso, Inmarsat AERO SNAC, Inmarsat BGAN HSD SNAC, Inmarsat BGAN SNAC, Inmarsat HSD SNAC Except Pacific, Inmarsat M4 SNAC, IRIDIUM​​600


Receiving SMSs while roaming is free.
Rates are tax inclusive.

Note: Check MTN Roam Like Home™ for prepaid rates in MTN operating countries.


PayAsYouGo customers

Your account is already pre-configured to allow for MTN International Calling. So as long as you have enough airtime, you can make an international call.

Pay monthly customers

Once you'​ve paid the standard deposit, your account will be pre-configured to allow for MTN International Calling. If your account is barred, you will need to send us an official letter of approval to activate your account in order to make international calls.