Buying a Prepaid SIM Card in Ghana 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 (0.35 USD). You can get 1 GB valid for 7 days for as low as 10 GHS (1.70 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: 30th of November 2020.

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. 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).

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian DΓΆrrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this fileOpens in a new tab. by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

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

Ghana has four mobile operators:

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 pageOpens in a new tab. by Will My Phone Work.

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

Busy Ghana Logo

Busy GhanaOpens in a new tab. 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.

The 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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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.

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 IndexOpens in a new tab..

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.ukOpens in a new tab..

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.

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 GHβ‚΅. For example, 25 GHS is GHβ‚΅25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between GHS and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 GHS = 0.15 USD
  • 10 GHS = 1.70 USD
  • 100 GHS = 17.20 USD
  • 1000 GHS = 172.05 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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Ghana Prepaid SIM Cards & Video Guide

Below, I will guide you through the Ghanaian operators, 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) 

If you prefer to watch a video of what the Ghanaian operators have to offer, be sure to check the video below AND also subscribe to my channelOpens in a new tab. for more local prepaid SIM card guides, SIM card reviews (prepaid and international), mobile hotspots, and international roaming guides. You should still go through the guide after watching the video (I refer to it multiple times throughout the video).

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

MTN Ghana

MTN Logo

MTN GhanaOpens in a new tab., just MTN, is the largest operator in Ghana, with a more than 67%Opens in a new tab. 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 powerOpens in a new tab..

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 AwardOpens in a new tab. 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

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

Jump to Vodafone | Jump to AirtelTigo | Jump to Glo

MTN Ghana Coverage

MTN has the best coverage in Ghana.

They also won the Speedtest 2019 Best Mobile Coverage AwardOpens in a new tab..

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.

Getting an MTN Ghana SIM Card & Price

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

Topping-Up Your MTN Ghana SIM Card

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.

MTN Ghana Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

MTN has several types of plans featuring data, such as:

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.

MTN Ghana Super Savers

The Super Savers are combo plans with data and minutes.

The following Super Savers are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation
5 GHS 100 MB50 minutes7 days*138#-4-1
10 GHS300 MB100 minutes7 days*138#-4-2
20 GHS700 MB300 minutes7 days*138#-4-3
30 GHS1 GB 500 minutes30 days*138#-4-4
50 GHS1.5 GB700 minutes30 days*138#-4-5
100 GHS 4 GB1500 minutes30 days*138#-4-6

You can manage your Super Savers bundle by dialing *175*1#.

MTN Ghana Mashup (Pulse)

The Mashup bundles, also known as Pulse, are combo bundles with data and minutes. You also get free access to select websites and apps.

The following Mashup bundles are available:

PriceDataFreebiesLocal MinutesValidityActivation
1 GHS25 MBWhatsApp & Wikipedia25 minutes1 day*567#-1-1
1 GHS30 MBWhatsApp & Wikipedia20 minutes1 day*567#-1-2
1 GHS35 MBWhatsApp & Wikipedia15 minutes1 day*567#-1-3
1 GHS50 MB WhatsApp & WikipediaN/A 1 day*567#-1-4
5 GHS 125 MBWhatsApp, Wikipedia, Facebook & Twitter125 minutes7 days*567#-2-1
5 GHS 150 MBWhatsApp, Wikipedia, Facebook & Twitter100 minutes7 days*567#-2-2
5 GHS 200 MBWhatsApp, Wikipedia, Facebook & Twitter50 minutes7 days*567#-2-3
5 GHS 250 MBWhatsApp, Wikipedia, Facebook & TwitterN/A 7 days*567#-2-4
10 GHS 250 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & unlimited on-net calls on Mondays250 minutes30 days *567#-3-1
10 GHS 300 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & unlimited on-net calls on Mondays200 minutes30 days *567#-3-2
10 GHS 350 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & unlimited on-net calls on Mondays150 minutes30 days *567#-3-3
10 GHS 500 MB WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & unlimited on-net calls on MondaysN/A 30 days *567#-3-4

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

MTN Ghana Data Bundles

The Data bundles are standard data-only bundles in daily, weekly, and monthly variants.

The following Data Bundles are available:

PriceDataValidityActivation
0.5 GHS 20 MB1 day*138#-1-1-1
1 GHS 50 MB1 day*138#-1-1-2
1 GHS 25 MB7 days*138#-1-2-1
2 GHS120 MB1 day*138#-1-1-3
2 GHS60 MB7 days*138#-1-2-2
3 GHS500 MB 1 day*138#-1-1-4
3 GHS180 MB7 days*138#-1-2-3
5 GHS300 MB7 days*138#-1-2-4
10 GHS1 GB 7 days*138#-1-2-5
10 GHS400 MB30 days *138#-1-3-1
20 GHS 1 GB 30 days *138#-1-3-2
40 GHS 2.5 GB30 days *138#-1-3-3
60 GHS 4 GB30 days *138#-1-3-0-4
80 GHS6 GB 30 days *138#-1-3-0-5
120 GHS10 GB30 days *138#-1-3-0-6
150 GHS 15 GB30 days *138#-1-3-0-7
199 GHS 20 GB 30 days *138#-1-3-0-8

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

MTN Ghana APN Settings

Normally, your phone will automatically retrieve the correct APN settings for your MTN Ghana SIM card. If not, then enter the following information (leave anything not mentioned below blank):

  • Name: MTN Ghana
  • APN: internet

Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Logo

Vodafone GhanaOpens in a new tab., 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

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

Jump to MTN | Jump to AirtelTigo | Jump to Glo

Vodafone Ghana Coverage

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.

Getting a Vodafone Ghana SIM Card & Price

Vodafone SIM cards are sold for 2 GHS in Vodafone storesOpens in a new tab.. The Starter Pack includes 50 MB and 1 GHS in credit.

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

Topping-Up Your Vodafone Ghana SIM Card

Vodafone recharge cards are sold in Vodafone StoresOpens in a new tab., Distributor ShopsOpens in a new tab., 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.

Vodafone Ghana Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

Vodafone has many combo and data-only bundles, which are:

Those are a lot of options. Click on the links above to jump to the bundle you are interested in.

Vodafone Ghana Bossu Bundles

The Bossu Bundles are combo bundles with data and local minutes.

The following Bossu Bundles are available:

PriceBundleDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesValidityActivation
0.50 GHS Bossu DeewaN/AUnlimited 2 local minutes24 hours*5050#
2.15 GHS Bossu Daily Offer104 MBN/A104 local minutes 24 hours*5588#
5.40 GHS Bossu Weekend5.17 GB N/A310 local minutesSaturday & Sunday *5588#
10.75 GHS Bossu Data Weekly3.62 GBN/AN/A5 days *5588#
13 GHS Bossu Data Weekly Extra4.66 GBN/AN/A5 days *5588#
43.50 GHS Bossu Data Weekly Plus10.35 GB N/AN/A15 days *5588#
Vodafone Ghana Red Bundles

The Red Bundles are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS.

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

PriceBundleDataOn-Net MinutesLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
1 GHSRed 152 MBUnlimited10 local minutesN/A24 hours
2 GHSRed 2 Plus52 MBN/A52 local minutesN/ANo expiry
2 GHSRed 2104 MB414 on-net minutes31 local miunutesN/A3 days 
5 GHS Red 5 Plus 155 MBN/A155 local minutesN/ANo expiry
5.40 GHS Red 5259 MB 129 on-net minutes129 local minutes10 SMS7 days 
10 GHS Red 10 331 MBN/A331 local minutes20 SMSNo expiry
20 GHS Red 20776 MB1242 on-net minutes311 local minutes21 SMS30 days
27 GHS Red 251.55 GBN/A518 local minutes21 SMS30 days
30 GHS Red 301.55 GBUnlimited518 local minutes21 SMS30 days
50 GHS Red 502 GBUnlimited900 local minutes20 SMS30 days
100 GHS Red 1003 GB Unlimited2000 local minutes20 SMS30 days

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

Vodafone Ghana VIM

The VIM bundle is a weekly combo bundle with data and minutes.

PriceDataOn-Net Call CreditOff-Net MinutesValidityActivation
5.40 GHS 311 MB8 GHS 10 off-net minutes7 days *556#
Vodafone Ghana X Bundles

The Vodafone X Bundles are combo bundles targeted at the youth (15-24) with data, dedicated social media allowances (WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram), community minutes, and community SMS.

Even though the Vodafone X Bundles are aimed at the youth, there are no restrictions on who can purchase these bundles.

The following Vodafone X Bundles can be purchased by dialing *5888#:

PriceBundleDataSocial Media DataSocial Media AppsCommunity CallsCommunity SMSValidity
1.60 GHSVodafone Quick Fix52 MB26 MBWhatsAppUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
2.15 GHSVodafone Quick Fix Plus104 MB52 MBWhatsAppUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
3.20 GHSVodafone X Social207 MB52 MBWhatsApp & FacebookUnlimitedUnlimited3 days 
4.30 GHSVodafone X Social Plus 311 MB104 MBWhatsApp & FacebookUnlimitedUnlimited3 days 
7 GHSVodafone X Weekly518 MB155 MBWhatsApp, Facebook & TwitterUnlimited5 SMS7 days
8.60 GHSVodafone X Weekly Plus 673 MB259 MBWhatsApp, Facebook & TwitterUnlimited5 SMS7 days
10.75 GHS Icons828 MB828 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & InstagramUnlimitedN/A7 days
19.25 GHSVodafone X Monthly1.24 GB518 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & InstagramUnlimited21 SMS30 days 
21.50 GHSVodafone X Monthly Plus 2.07 GB725 MBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & InstagramUnlimited21 SMS30 days 
32.50 GHSVodafone Xtreme Monthly3.11 GB1.55 GBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & InstagramUnlimited21 SMS30 days 
43 GHS Vodafone Xtreme Monthly Plus 4.14 GB 2.59 GBWhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & InstagramUnlimited21 SMS30 days 
Vodafone Ghana Black

Vodafone Black is an invite-only premium plan with large allowances.

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 
Vodafone Ghana Data Bundles

The Data Bundles are standard data-only bundles.

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

PriceDataValidity
1.08 GHS 518 MB1 hour 
2.15 GHS 2.07 GB1 hour 
3.25 GHS 569 MB24 hours
5.40 GHS 1.04 GB2 days 
21.50 GHS 4.14 GB7 days 
100 GHS 20 GB30 days 
Vodafone Ghana Jumbo Packages

The Jumbo Packages are standard data-only packages with large data volumes.

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

PriceDataValidity
100 GHS 20 GB30 days 
200 GHS 40 GB 30 days
300 GHS 100 GB30 days
400 GHS 200 GB30 days
Vodafone Ghana No Expiry Bundles

The No Expiry Bundles are data bundles with no validity. They also come with a nighttime data allowance to be used between 0:00 – 4:00 (12 AM – 4 AM).

The following No Expiry Bundles are available, which can be purchased by dialing *700#:

PriceDataNighttime DataValidity
0.50 GHS 26 MB26 MBNo expiry 
1 GHS 62 MB62 MBNo expiry 
2 GHS 155 MB 155 MB No expiry 
5 GHS 621 MB621 MB No expiry 
Vodafone Ghana 2 Moorch Data

The 2 Moorch Data Bundles are data add-ons for the Bossu Bundles and Vodafone X Bundles with dedicated social media allowances (WhatsApp, Facebook & Instagram). They cannot be purchased as standalone bundles.

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

PriceBundleDataNighttime DataSocial Media DataValidity
10 GHS Streamer Max Weekly1.55 GB1.55 GB100 MB15 days 
20 GHS Chat Monthly4.14 GB4.14 GB500 MB 30 days 
50 GHS Downloader Monthly 10.35 GB10.35 GB500 MB 30 days 

Unused 2 Moorch Data roll over to the next period.

Vodafone Ghana Cash Special

The Vodafone Cash Special bundles are daily data-only bundles with can only be purchased with Vodafone Cash.

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

PriceDataValidity
1.60 GHS550 MB1 day
2.15 GHS600 MB1 day
3.25 GHS 1.5 GB 1 day
Vodafone Ghana Night King Bundles

The Night King Bundles are data bundles 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
2.15 GHS2.07 GB1 night 
5.40 GHS 7.7 GB1 night 
Vodafone Ghana Freedom Offers

The Freedom Offers are packages that use a unit system for each action you take (data, 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 units1 day
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 

Vodafone Ghana APN Settings

In many cases, your device will download the correct Vodafone Ghana APN settings for your SIM card. If not, enter the follow (and leave anything not mentioned blank):

  • Name: Ghana Vodafone
  • APN: internet

AirtelTigo

AirtelTigo Logo

AirtelTigoOpens in a new tab. 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.

Airtel Logo
Tigo Logo

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

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

Jump to MTN | Jump to Vodafone | Jump to Glo

AirtelTigo Coverage

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 MTNβ€˜s and Vodafoneβ€˜s, but better than Gloβ€˜s.

Getting an AirtelTigo SIM Card & Price

AirtelTigo SIM cards are sold for 2 GHS in AirtelTigo storesOpens in a new tab..

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

Topping-Up Your AirtelTigo SIM Card

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

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.

AirtelTigo Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

AirtelTigo has several bundles with data, which are:

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

AirtelTigo Fuse Xtra Bundles

Fuse Xtra Bundles are combo bundles with data, nighttime data (0:00 – 4:00/12 AM – 4 AM), and local minutes. The validity of the standard data allowance and minutes do not expire.

AirtelTigo Fuse Xtra

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

PriceDataNighttime Data (7-night validity)Local MinutesValidity
2 GHS 52 MB52 MB52 minutesUnlimited
5 GHS155 MB155 MB155 minutesUnlimited
10 GHS 330 MB330 MB 330 minutesUnlimited
15 GHS 415 MB415 MB415 minutesUnlimited
AirtelTigo Big Time Data Bundles

The Big Time Xtra Bundles are data-only bundles with a dedicated nighttime data allowance (0:00 – 4:00/12 AM – 4 AM).

AirtelTigo Big Time Xtra

If you purchase a Big Time 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:

PriceDataNighttime Data (7-night validity)Validity
0.50 GHS 25 MB25 MBUnlimited
1 GHS65 MB65 MBUnlimited
2 GHS 155 MB155 MBUnlimited
5 GHS 625 MB625 MBUnlimited
10 GHS 1.6 GB1.6 GBUnlimited
20 GHS4.3 GB4.3 GBUnlimited
50 GHS10.4 GB 10.4 GB Unlimited

If you purchase a Big Time Xtra Bundle with AirtelTigo Money, then you get the following allowances:

PriceDataNighttime Data (7-night validity)Validity
1 GHS80 MB80 MBUnlimited
2 GHS 200 MB200 MBUnlimited
5 GHS 650 MB650 MBUnlimited
10 GHS 2 GB2 GBUnlimited
20 GHS5 GB5 GBUnlimited
50 GHS11 GB11 GBUnlimited
AirtelTigo Sika Kokoo Bundles

The Sika Kokoo bundles are data-only bundles with large data allowances, aimed at downloading large files.

AirtelTigo Sika Kokoo

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

PriceDataValidity
5 GHS1.1 GB5 days
10 GHS3 GB5 days
AirtelTigo Family Packs (XXL)

The Family Packs, also known as XXL Data Packs, are data-only bundles 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 
220 GHS55 GB30 days 
350 GHS 175 GB30 days 
AirtelTigo Night Bundles

The Night Bundles are data bundles to be used between 0:00 and 4:00 (12 AM – 4 AM).

AirtelTigo Night Bundles

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

PriceDataValidity
3 GHS4.5 GB1 night
5 GHS 7.5 GB1 night

AirtelTigo APN Settings

In most cases, your phone will download the correct APN settings for your AirtelTigo SIM card. If that does not happen, enter the follow (leave anything not mentioned blank):

  • Name: AirtelTigo
  • APN: internet

Glo Ghana

Glo Logo

Glo GhanaOpens in a new tab., 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

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Glo Ghana Coverage

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.

Getting a Glo Ghana SIM Card & Price

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.

Topping-Up Your Glo Ghana SIM Card

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-upOpens in a new tab. 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.

Glo Ghana Internet Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers

Glo has several types of packages that include data, such as:

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Glo Ghana Awesome Voice Pack

The Awesome Voice Pack is a bundle with data, nighttime data (0:00 – 5:00/12 AM – 5 AM), and local minutes.

Glo Ghana Awesome Voice Pack

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 Yakata Plus

Yakata Plus is a plan that includes data, data to gift to other Glo users, and unlimited on-net calls.

Glo Ghana Yakata Plus

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

PriceDataData to GiftOn-Net MinutesValidity
1 GHS 300 MB100 MB Unlimted2 days
2 GHS600 MB200 MBUnlimted4 days
5 GHS 1.5 GB500 MBUnlimted10 days
10 GHS3 GB1 GBUnlimted20 days
20 GHS 6 GB2 GBUnlimted40 days 
50 GHS 15 GB 5 GBUnlimted100 days
Glo Ghana High Speed Internet Bundles

The High Speed Internet Bundles are standard data-only bundles.

Glo Ghana High Speed Internet

The following High Speed Internet Bundles are available:

PriceDataValiditySharingGiftingRolloverActivation
1 GHS100 MB1 dayYesYesYes*127*1
1 GHS50 MB7 daysYesYesYes*127*10#
2 GHS300 MB1 dayYesYesYes*127*12#
2 GHS200 MB7 daysYesYesYes*127*11#
2 GHS 1.5 GB1 SaturdayYesYesNo*555#
2 GHS 1.8 GB1 Sunday/Public Holiday YesYesNo*555#
3 GHS 750 MB1 dayYesYesYes*127*18#
3 GHS 350 MB 7 daysYesYesYes*127*13#
5 GHS700 MB7 daysYesYesYes*127*2#
10 GHS 4 GB 7 daysYesYesYes*127*46#
10 GHS 1.7 GB30 days YesYesYes*127*14#
20 GHS 4.2 GB30 days YesYesYes*127*22#
40 GHS 10 GB30 days YesYesYes*127*5#
50 GHS15 GB30 days YesYesYes*127*3#
60 GHS20 GB30 days YesYesYes*127*6#
80 GHS30 GB60 days YesYesYes*127*33#
100 GHS60 GB90 days YesYesYes*127*36#
150 GHS100 GB 90 days YesYesYes*127*37#
300 GHS Unlimited 30 days YesYesNo*127*30#

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#.

Glo Ghana Twin Bash

Twin Bash is a recharge method featuring data, data to gift, and airtime.

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 MB400 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#.

Glo Ghana Facebook on USSD

Facebook on USSD are data bundles for Facebook use.

The following Facebook on USSD bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *909#:

PriceDataValidity
0.005 GHS Unlimited Facebook1 day
0.01 GHS Unlimited Facebook30 days

Facebook on USSD auto-renews. To disable auto-renewal, dial *909*22#

Glo Ghana APN Settings

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

Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Ghana

Getting a Ghanaian SIM card is the best way to stay connected in the country.

However, for some, getting local SIM cards is not an option. For example, if you havea SIM-locked device.

Luckily, there are other ways to get online when in Ghana.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the local operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Ghana here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind. Using them is often cheaper than international roaming. However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Trinidad and Tobago.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Ghana

Getting a SIM card from either MTN or Vodafone would do you well when considering a Ghanaian SIM card.

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