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SIM Cards in Ghana: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Getting yourself a Ghanaian SIM card when visiting the country will save you a lot of money.

That is because Ghana is the 5th cheapest African nation to get mobile data.

That sounds intriguing, but how much do SIM cards cost in Ghana?

You can purchase a Ghanaian SIM card for 2 GHS (0.15 USD) in Vodafone, MTN, AirtelTigo, and Glo stores. You can get 1 GB valid for 7 days for as low as 10 GHS (0.85 USD).

There are not many nations in Africa or around the world, for that matter, that sell SIM cards for this cheap and offer 1 GB for this low price.

But there is a lot more to know about Ghanaian SIM cards.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Ghana. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Ghana Guide (logos of MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo & Glo)

Original publication: 8th of May 2020. Last updated: 2nd of March 2024.

Table of Contents

Can I Buy a SIM Card in Ghana?

Everybody living in or visiting Ghana is allowed to buy Ghanaian SIM cards from the local operators (MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo & Glo), without restrictions.

However, have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, your phone has to support the frequencies used in Ghana.

Can I Use My Phone in Ghana?

Ghana uses GSM for its mobile telecommunications network. They use frequencies used in many regions around the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania – ITU Regions 1 & 3).

However, these frequencies are not used in the Americas (North-, Central-, and South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2).

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If you bought your phone in the Americas, if your device has not been unlocked, or your phone does not support the Ghanaian frequencies, then you cannot use your phone in Ghana.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Ghana

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Ghana has four mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • MTN Ghana
  • Vodafone Ghana
  • AirtelTigo
  • Glo Ghana

The following frequencies are used by the Ghanaian operators:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3)

Note: only MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana have 4G/LTE networks at the time of writing.

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Ghana, check out this page by Kimovil or this one by Will My Phone Work (outdated, unfortunately, but extremely user-friendly – useful for phones launched in or before 2019. It does not check for 5G NR compatibility).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

A Note About Busy Ghana

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Busy Ghana is another option, but it will not be covered in this guide. Busy primarily focuses on residential users using Busy's routers and MIFI devices at home.

Although Busy boosts that they have the best 4G coverage, which they may have. However, they only cover Greater Accra. This makes Busy not a good operator for travelers or anyone else living outside of Accra.

Moreover, your device needs to support 2300 MHz (on Band 40) to use Busy's network. Mostly high-end phones support this frequency and Band.

When things improve with Busy, then I will add them to this guide.

Best SIM Card in Ghana

If you want to buy a SIM card in Ghana, I would recommend going with MTN because they have the country's best coverage and speeds. But they are also the most expensive. If you prefer a lot of variety in packages, go with Vodafone. AirtelTigo is also a good candidate with its Big Time Data bundles with no expiry.

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Best eSIM in Ghana

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM (to prepaid customers) in Ghana yet.

However, you can also get a travel eSIM from various eSIM providers.

The list below is not exhaustive – many more providers have eSIMs for Ghana.

But these are the ones I have tried and had pleasant experiences with.

Moreover, they are reasonably priced, which I find very important (you will not see me recommending an eSIM I would not buy myself).

So here are the three best eSIMs for Ghana:

  • Airalo Ghana Fifi Mobile eSIM with five choices between 1 GB and 10 GB (top pick)
  • Holafly Ghana eSIM with one 6 GB option – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off)
  • Nomad Global eSIM with six choices between 1 GB and 5 GB (extensive global coverage (109 or 139 countries) at high(er) prices – use code ADU123 for 3 USD off)

Because this is the SIM card buying guide for Ghana, I will not spend too much time about travel eSIMs here and throughout this guide (but I will still do here and there).

If you want to learn more about the best eSIMs for Ghana, you better check out my Ghana eSIM buying guide.

It is as helpful and comprehensive as this guide but about eSIMs instead 😜.

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SIM Card Registration in Ghana

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Ghana. It will be done at the point of sale.

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Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights in Ghana

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Broadband internet speeds in Africa are, unfortunately, still slow compared to other regions in the world.

However, mobile internet speeds are, in most African nations, much faster than broadband speeds. Moreover, mobile internet is more accessible (setting up an antenna is easier than laying cables).

Mobile internet speeds in Ghana are decent. In fact, Ghana is in the top 15 countries in Africa with the fastest mobile internet speeds.

The average mobile download speed in Ghana is 15 Mbps.

That is according to the Speedtest Global Index.

For reference, the world average mobile download is around 36 Mbps. So yes, speeds in Africa are slow compared to the rest of the world, but the speeds are decent than other African nations.

But how expensive is mobile data in Ghana?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Ghana is 0.94 USD, which is far below the Sub-Saharan average of 6.91 USD. The world average is 5.03 USD.

In fact, Ghana is the 5th cheapest African country to get mobile data.

That is all according to Cable.co.uk.

Although Ghana still has a long way to go to provide nationwide coverage, mostly inland, speeds and prices are reasonable in the country.

Then again, you would have to be around the coast, Accra, or Kumasi to enjoy this reasonable service.

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Currency in Ghana

Ghana uses the Ghanaian Cedi with the symbol GHS (which will be used throughout this guide). However, prices are often listed as just GH₵. For example, 25 GHS is GH₵25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between GHS and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 GHS = 0.085 USD
  • 10 GHS = 0.85 USD
  • 100 GHS = 8.35 USD
  • 1000 GHS = 83.50 USD

For up-to-date GHS:USD exchange rates, search GHS to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Their fees are MUCH lower than banks and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

I have saved literal THOUSANDS of Australian Dollars and Euros, my main currencies, when using Wise abroad when traveling compared to my debit and credit cards.

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Ghana Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, AirtelTigo, and Glo Ghana, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Ghana has to offer to us.


MTN Ghana

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MTN Ghana, just MTN, is the largest operator in Ghana, with a more than 67% market share.

MTN's dominant position has been noticed by the NCA (National Communications Authority), Ghana's telecom authority. The NCA decided to declare MTN of having significant market power.

One of the reasons MTN is such a large operator in Ghana is that they have the country's best speeds. MTN won the 2019 Ghana Speedtest Award for having the fastest mobile speeds in the country, having speeds more than triple to its competitors.

This is what you will learn about MTN:

* Coverage
* How to Get an MTN SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping-Up Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

Coverage – MTN Ghana

MTN has the best coverage in Ghana.

They also won the Speedtest 2019 Best Mobile Coverage Award.

That study showed that MTN has the best general and 4G availability in Ghana.

As you can see, coverage can mostly be found around the coast (Greater Accra, Takoradi, and Kumasi). In Wa and Tamale, you can expect coverage as well.

SIM Card Price – MTN Ghana

MTN SIM cards can be bought for 2 GHS in MTN stores.

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You may want to get a travel eSIM for Ghana, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from MTN (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular African destinations if you do not stay in just Ghana or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Ghana eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Fifi Mobile (Ghana only), Hello Africa (26 countries in Africa) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Ghana – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Ghana – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Ghana, Africa (14 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Ghana eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Ghana Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Hello Africa, Discover+, Fifi Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with MTN for now.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – MTN Ghana

If you have forgotten your MTN phone number, dial *156# to retrieve it.

MTN recharge cards are sold in denominations of 10 GHS to 200 GHS in MTN stores and other retailers in Ghana.

To redeem your MTN recharge card, dial *134*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, then you would dial *134*123456#.

Dial *124# to check your MTN balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – MTN Ghana

MTN has two data-featured prepaid plans:

MTN plans can be bought by dialing *138# (or *567# for Pulse) and selecting the plan you want. Because of this, activation codes for each bundle will be listed as *138#-Option 1-Option 2-Option 3.

For example, the 5 GHS 300 MB for 7 days plan can be purchased by dialing *138#, selecting option 1, choosing option 2, and pressing option 4. The tables below will list an activation code as *138#-1-2-4 below, but it should not be dialed as a USSD code like that.

I will list all the prices in GHS (Ghanaian Cedi).

To convert GHS to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Mashup (Pulse) – MTN Ghana Mashup

The Mashup bundles, also known as Pulse, are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Mashup bundles are available, which you can activate by dialing the activation code:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
1 GHS21.83 MB11 minutes1 day*567#-1-1-1
1 GHS26.2 MB9 minutes1 day*567#-1-1-1
1 GHS30.57 MB6.5 minutes1 day*567#-1-1-1
1 GHS43.67 MBN/A 1 day*567#-1-1-1
5 GHS 123.21 MB59 minutes7 days*567#-1-2-1
5 GHS 147.86 MB47 minutes7 days*567#-1-2-1
5 GHS 172.5 MB35 minutes7 days*567#-1-2-1
5 GHS 246.43 MBN/A 7 days*567#-1-2-1
10 GHS 258.53 MB122 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-1
10 GHS 310.24 MB98 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-1
10 GHS 361.94 MB73 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-1
10 GHS 517.06 MBN/A 30 days *567#-1-3-1
20 GHS 310.24 MB342 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-20
20 GHS 517.06 MB244 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-20
20 GHS620.48 MB196 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-20
20 GHS723.89 MB147 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-20
20 GHS1034.13 MBN/A 30 days *567#-1-3-2-20
29.99 GHS465.2 MB513 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-29.99
29.99 GHS775.34 MB367 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-29.99
29.99 GHS930.4 MB293 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-29.99
29.99 GHS1085.47 MB220 minutes30 days *567#-1-3-2-29.99
29.99 GHS1550.67 MBN/A 30 days *567#-1-3-2-29.99

Mashup bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text STOP to 567.

Data Bundles – MTN Ghana

The Data Bundles, as the name implies, are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Data Bundles are available, which you can activate by dialing the activation code:

PriceDataValidityActivation
0.5 GHS 20.46 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-2
1 GHS 40.92 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-3
1 GHS 81.30 MBNo expiry*138-99-4-1
1 GHS 156.01 MBNo expiry*138-99-5
1 GHS 2.42 GBNo expiry*138#-2-1-1-1
1.08 GHS400 MBNo expiry*138#-3-1-1-1
2 GHS4.85 GBNo expiry*138#-2-1-1-2
3 GHS401.61 MB No expiry*138#-1-1-4
5 GHS406.50 MBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
5 GHS 514.40 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-5
5 GHS 780.03 MBNo expiry*138-99-5
10 GHS813.01  MBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
10 GHS 827.13 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-5
10 GHS 1.52 GBNo expiry*138-99-5
15 GHS1.03 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-15
20 GHS 1.37 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-20
50 GHS3.43 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-50
50 GHS3.97 GBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
50 GHS7.62 GBNo expiry*138-#-99-5
100 GHS 7.94 GBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
100 GHS 9.05 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-100
100 GHS 15.23 GBNo expiry*138-#-99-5
200 GHS15.88 GBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
200 GHS30.47 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-200
200 GHS30.47 GBNo expiry*138-#-99-5
300 GHS91.55 GBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-300
399 GHS182.08 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-1-399
399 GHS182.08 MBNo expiry*138#-1-1-6
500 GHS39.70 GBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
500 GHS76.17 GBNo expiry*138-#-99-5
1000 GHS79.40 GBNo expiry*138#-99-4-1
1000 GHS152.35 GBNo expiry*138-#-99-5

You can manage your Data Bundle by dialing *175*1#.

APN/Internet Settings – MTN Ghana

  • Name: MTN Ghana
  • APN: internet

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Vodafone Ghana

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Vodafone Ghana, just Vodafone, used to be the second-largest operator in Ghana without a doubt. However, since Airtel Ghana and Tigo Ghana merged into AirtelTigo, the subscriber numbers between Vodafone and AirtelTigo have been so close that they switch positions almost every quarter.

Even then, Vodafone still has faster speeds than AirtelTigo (but significantly slower speeds than MTN Ghana).

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Vodafone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping-Up Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

Coverage – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone has the second-best coverage in Ghana.

If you are staying in Greater Accra, Takoradi, or Kumasi, you should expect coverage with Vodafone. The same counts for when you are in Tamale or Wa.

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone SIM cards are sold for 2 GHS in Vodafone stores. The Starter Pack includes 50 MB and 1 GHS in credit.

If you have forgotten your Vodafone number, dial *127# to retrieve it.

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You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Ghana because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Vodafone.

Especially if you get an Africa-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Ghana in my Ghana eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Fifi Mobile (Ghana only), Hello Africa (26 countries in Africa) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Ghana – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Ghanaunlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Ghana, Africa (14 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Ghana eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Vodafone for now.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone recharge cards are sold in Vodafone Stores, Distributor Shops, and many other retailers in Ghana in denominations of 1 GHS to 50 GHS.

To top-up your Vodafone SIM card, dial *134*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, then you would dial *134*123456#.

Dial *124# to check your Vodafone balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone has ten data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in GHS (Ghanaian Cedi).

To convert GHS to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Red Bundles – Vodafone Ghana

The Red Bundles are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Red Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *200#:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
0.5 GHS9 MBN/A9 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
0.5 GHS15 MBN/A3 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
1 GHS 15 MBN/A15 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
1 GHS35 MBN/A6 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
2 GHS 30 MBN/A30 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
2 GHS75 MBN/A15 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
5 GHS 80 MBN/A80 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
5 GHS 200 MBN/A30 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
10 GHS 150 MBshared with local call allowance150 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
10 GHS 450 MBN/A80 local minutes50 SMSNo expiry
20 GHS 350 MBN/A350 local minutes50 SMSNo expiry
20 GHS 950 MBN/A160 local minutes50 SMSNo expiry
30 GHS 550 MBN/A550 minutes50 SMSNo expiry
30 GHS 1331 MBN/A245 local minutes50 SMSNo expiry

Do note that unused data will roll over when you renew your Red Bundle. Unused minutes will not roll over.

Bossu Bundles – Vodafone Ghana

The Bossu Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Bossu Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing the activation code or through the My Vodafone app:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
0.50 GHS Bossu DeewaN/A150 minutesN/A24 hours*5050#
2.15 GHS Bossu Daily Offer90 MBshared with local call allowance55 minutes24 hours*5588#
6 GHSBossu Weekends4.5 GB shared with local call allowance100 minutesSaturday & Sunday *5588#
10 GHS Bossu Data Weekly1.2 GBN/AN/A5 days *5588#
15 GHSBossu Data Weekly Extra2.3 GBN/AN/A5 days *5588#
43.50 GHS Bossu Data Weekly Plus5 GBN/AN/A15 days *5588#
Vodafone Black – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Black is a combo invite premium plan (without 5G NR access) with minutes & SMS.

I know travelers will not get this plan (neither will many regular Vodafone users because the plan is invite-only), I still wanted to show you what Vodafone Black is in case you get lucky one day.

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidity
250 GHS 20 GB5000 on-net minutes1500 off-net minutes200 IDD minutes1000 local SMS30 days 
Hourly Offers – Vodafone Ghana

The Hourly Offers are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Hourly Offers are available, which can be activated by dialing the *700#:

PriceDataValidity
1 GHS400 MB1 hour
2 GHS1 GB1 hour
Night King Bundles – Vodafone Ghana

The Night King Bundles are data bundles (without 5G NR access) that can be used at night between 0:00 and 4:00 (12 AM – 4 AM).

The following Night King Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *700#:

PriceDataValidity
2 GHS 3.5 GB1 night 
3 GHS9 GB1 night 
Vodafone Cash Special – Vodafone Ghana

The Vodafone Cash Special bundles are data bundles (without 5G NR access) with can only be purchased with Vodafone Cash.

The following Vodafone Cash Special bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *110#:

PriceDataValidity
2.50 GHS450 MB1 day
3.50 GHS800 MB1 day
4.50 GHS1.3 MB1 day
Value Packages – Vodafone Ghana

The Value Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Value Packages are available, which can be activated by dialing *700#:

PriceDataValidity
3 GHS450 MB1 day
5 GHS 800 MB3 days
10 GHS 1.1 GB15 days
10 GHS1.2 GB5 days
15 GHS2.3 GB5 days
20 GHS 2.5 GB 5 days
Monthly Packages – Vodafone Ghana

The Monthly Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Monthly Packages are available, which can be activated by dialing *700#:

PriceDataValidity
10 GHS Unlimited30 days
20 GHS 2.4 GB30 days
50 GHS 5 GB30 days
100 GHS12 GB30 days
200 GHS35 GB30 days
300 GHS100 GB30 days
400 GHS200 GB30 days
2 Moorch Data – Vodafone Ghana

The 2 Moorch Data bundles are data add-ons (without 5G NR access) for the Bossu Bundles. They cannot be purchased as standalone bundles.

The following 2 Moorch Data Bundles are available, which can be bought by dialing *700#:

PriceDataValidity
0.5 GHS20 MBNo expiry
1 GHS 50 MBNo expiry
2 GHS 120 MBNo expiry
5 GHS 550 MBNo expiry
10 GHS 1 GBNo expiry
20 GHS 2 GBNo expiry
50 GHS 4.5 MBNo expiry
100 GHS 10 GBNo expiry
200 GHS 30 GBNo expiry
300 GHS 90 GBNo expiry
400 GHS 190 MBNo expiry

Unused 2 Moorch Data rolls over to the next period.

Freedom Offers – Vodafone Ghana

The Freedom Offers are packages that use a unit system for each action you take (data (without 5G NR access), calls, and SMS).

The following rates are charged with the Freedom Units:

  • 1 MB = 1 Freedom Unit
  • 1 On-Net Minute = 1 Freedom Unit
  • 1 Off-Net Minute = 5 Freedom Units
  • 1 International Minute = 5 Freedom Units
  • 1 Local SMS = 1 Freedom Unit

The following Freedom Offers are available, which can be purchased by dialing *151#:

PriceBundleFreedom UnitsValidity
1 GHS Freedom Offer 140 units24 hours
2 GHS Freedom Offer 280 unites 3 days 
5 GHS Freedom Offer 3200 units 7 days 
10 GHS Freedom Offer 4400 units28 days 
20 GHSFreedom Offer 5800 units28 days 
50 GHS Freedom Offer 62000 units 28 days 

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Ghana

  • Name: Ghana Vodafone
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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AirtelTigo

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AirtelTigo is an operator that came from a merger between Airtel Ghana and Tigo Ghana. Both companies wanted to compete with MTN and Vodafone more, so they decided that a merger was the best course of action.

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AirtelTigo is significantly smaller in terms of market share and subscribers, but on par with Vodafone Ghana. However, AirtelTigo has much slower speeds than MTN Ghana and just slower speeds than Vodafone Ghana.

This is what you will learn about AirtelTigo:

* Coverage
* How to Get an AirtelTigo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping-Up Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

Coverage – AirtelTigo

AirtelTigo has decent coverage in populated areas, such as Greater Accra, Kumasi, and Takoradi.

Unfortunately, no reliable coverage map of AirtelTigo could be found. But I can say that their coverage is worse than MTN‘s and Vodafone‘s, but better than Glo‘s.

SIM Card Price – AirtelTigo

AirtelTigo SIM cards are sold for 2 GHS in AirtelTigo stores.

If you have forgotten your AirtelTigo phone number, dial *703# to retrieve it.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – AirtelTigo

AirtelTigo recharge cards are sold in values of 0.5 GHS to 50 GHS. They can be purchased in AirtelTigo stores and many other retailers.

AirtelTigo Top Up
© AirtelTigo Ghana

To top-up your AirtelTigo scratch card, dial *134*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, then you would dial *134*123456#.

Dial *124# to check your AirtelTigo balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – AirtelTigo

AirtelTigo has five data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in GHS (Ghanaian Cedi).

To convert GHS to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Fuse Xtra – AirtelTigo

Fuse Xtra Bundles are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes. The validity of the standard data allowance and minutes do not expire.

AirtelTigo Ghana Fuse Xtra
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The following Fuse Xtra bundles are available, which can be purchased by dialing *111*2#:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
2 GHS 40 MB25 minutesNo expiry
5 GHS120 MB120 minutesNo expiry
10 GHS 260 MB135 minutesNo expiry
15 GHS 400 MB205 minutesNo expiry
BigTime Data Bundles – AirtelTigo

The BigTime Data Bundles are data plans (without 5G NR access).

AirtelTigo Ghana BigTime Data Bundles
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If you purchase a BigTime Data Bundle through AirtelTigo Money, you will get more data than activating a bundle through USSD (*111# and option 2) or with a scratch card.

The following Big Time Data Bundles are available if you activate them through *111# and choosing option 2:

PriceDataValidity
1 GHS50 MBNo expiry
2 GHS 120 MBNo expiry
3 GHS400 MBNo expiry
5 GHS 550 MBNo expiry
10 GHS 1 GBNo expiry
20 GHS2 GBNo expiry
50 GHS4.5 GBNo expiry
100 GHS10 GBNo expiry
200 GHS30 GBNo expiry
300 GHS90 GBNo expiry
350 GHS 107.5 GBNo expiry
400 GHS190 GBNo expiry
Night Bundles – AirtelTigo

The Night Bundles are data plans (without 5G NR access) to be used between 0:00 and 4:00 (12 AM – 4 AM).

AirtelTigo Night Bundles
© AirtelTigo Ghana

The following Night Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *553#, option 3, and option 1:

PriceDataValidity
3 GHS4.5 GB00:00 – 04:00
5 GHS 7.5 GB00:00 – 04:00
Sika Kokoo – AirtelTigo

The Sika Kokoo bundles are data bundles (without 5G NR access) with large data allowances, aimed at downloading large files.

AirtelTigo Sika Kokoo
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The following Sika Kokoo Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *111*4#:

PriceDataValidity
3 GHS450 MB1 day
5 GHS800 MB3 days
6 GHS900 MB2 days
10 GHS1.2 GB5 days
11 GHS1.35 GB2 days
15 GHS 2.3 GB4 days
20 GHS2.4 GB5 days
50 GHS5 GB15 days
Family Packs (XXL) – AirtelTigo

The Family Packs, also known as XXL Data Packs, are data plans (without 5G NR access) with large data allowances that can be shared between three family members (or AirtelTigo numbers).

The following XXL Family Packs are available, which can be purchased by dialing *111# and selecting option 4:

PriceDataValidity
99 GHS25 GB30 days 
200 GHS35 GB30 days 
350 GHS 117.5 GB30 days 

APN/Internet Settings – AirtelTigo

  • Name: AirtelTigo
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Glo Ghana

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Glo Ghana, just Glo, is the smallest operator in Ghana. However, they are the cheapest.

With a market share of less than 1%, it is surprising they have still been in business after all these years. Globacom, Glo's parent company from Nigeria, even laid a submarine cable with a landing point in Ghana, meaning that the operator has no plan on abandoning the Ghanaian market anytime soon.

Moreover, the Ghanaian Minister of Communications has warned Glo about their poor performance numerous times and has even threatened to suspend Glo’s operator license back in 2018.

Although that has not happened yet (and hopefully will not happen), Expresso Ghana, a suspended Ghanaian operator, was warned about the same thing, and the National Communication Authority (NCA) did not renew Expresso Ghana’s license when it was due for renewal.

This is what you will learn about Glo:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Glo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping-Up Options & Methods
* Internet Packages
* APN Settings

Coverage – Glo Ghana

Glo has the worst coverage in Ghana. Coverage can mostly be found in urban regions.

No reliable coverage maps of Glo could be found. If you are staying in the big cities and towns, you will be fine. Anywhere else and your connectivity will suffer.

SIM Card Price – Glo Ghana

Glo SIM cards can be bought for 2 GHS in Glo stores, which are called Gloworld Locations.

If you have forgotten your Glo phone number, dial *193# to retrieve it.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Glo Ghana

Glo Refill cards are sold in Gloworld and other establishments in many places throughout Ghana in amounts of 1 GHS to 50 GHS. Online top-up is available too.

To redeem your Glo recharge card, dial *134*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *134*123456#.

Dial *127*VoucherCode# if you directly want to purchase a data bundle with your Glo recharge card.

Dial *124# to check your Glo balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Glo Ghana

Glo has four data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in GHS (Ghanaian Cedi).

To convert GHS to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Awesome Voice Pack – Glo Ghana

The Awesome Voice Pack is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), nighttime data (0:00 – 5:00/12 AM – 5 AM), & minutes.

The following Awesome Voice Packs are available, which can be purchased by dialing *555#:

PriceDataNighttime DataLocal MinutesValidity
1 GHS 50 MB50 MB25 minutes2 days
5 GHS 250 MB250 MB125 minutes10 days 

Glo Ghana Awesome Voice Pack

Awesome Voice Packs auto-renews. Dial *555# to cancel auto-renewal.

Yakata Plus – Glo Ghana

Yakata Plus is a combo plan that includes data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Glo Ghana Yakata Plus
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The following Yakata Plus Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing *555#:

PriceDataOn-Net Minutes 1Validity
1 GHS 250 MBUnlimited2 days
2 GHS500 MBUnlimited4 days
5 GHS 1.25 GBUnlimited10 days
10 GHS2.5 GBUnlimited20 days
20 GHS 5 GBUnlimited40 days 
50 GHS 12 GBUnlimited100 days

1 with free first minute call of the day to other networks

High Speed Internet Bundles – Glo Ghana

The High Speed Internet Bundles are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Glo Ghana High Speed Internet
© Glo Ghana

The following High Speed Internet Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *555#:

PriceDataValidityGifting
1 GHS300 MB2 daysYes
2 GHS600 MB4 daysYes
2 GHS1 GB1 day/SaturdayNo
2 GHS1 GB1 day/SundayNo
5 GHS1.5 GB10 daysYes
10 GHS3.2 GB7 daysYes
20 GHS4.2 GB30 daysNo
50 GHS14 GB30 daysNo
100 GHS40 GB30 daysNo
300 GHS350 GB30 daysNo

To check your High Speed Data Bundle balance, text STATUS to 127.

To share data, dial *127*00*PhoneNumber#.

To gift data, dial *127*ActivationCode*PhoneNumber#.

Twin Bash – Glo Ghana

Twin Bash is a data plan (without 5G NR access) which has a recharge method feautiring data to gift and airtime.

Glo Ghana Twin Bash
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The following Twin Bash bundles are available, which can be activated by recharging through *127*VoucherCode#:

PriceDataData to GiftAirtimeValidity
1 GHS 80 MB40 MB6 GHS4 days 
2 GHS 160 MB80 MB12 GHS 10 days 
5 GHS 400 MB200 MB30 GHS 30 days 
10 GHS 1000 MB500 MB60 GHS30 days 
20 GHS2400 MB1200 MB120 GHS 30 days 
50 GHS 8000 MB4000 MB300 GHS 30 days 

To check your balance, text STATUS to 127. Checking your bonus can be done by dialing *124*4#.

To gift data, dial *127*ActivationCode*PhoneNumber#.

APN/Internet Settings – Glo Ghana

In most cases, your phone will automatically download the correct APN settings for your Glo Ghana SIM card. If that does not happen, text settings to 4777.

Otherwise, you will have to enter the settings manually (do not enter anything not mentioned below:

  • Name: Glo
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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