Roaming with Mytel: What You Need to Know

It is quite easy to get to China, Thailand, or Laos from Myanmar, making traveling to these destinations popular. Additionally, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Singapore are top destinations too. But is it easy to bring your Mytel phone with you? Can you roam with Mytel and how expensive is it? Is it even worth it? Let’s answer these questions today.

Can I roam with Mytel?

Both Mytel Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers can roam in 230 destinations. They can roam on Pay-As-You-Go rates or take advantage of the Non-Stop Data Roaming package or the Vietnam Data Roam offer.

No idea how roaming works? I made this comprehensive guide about what roaming is and how it works. It is worth the read – promised!

What do I need to know about roaming with Mytel?

Mytel customers can roam in 230 destinations around the world, which includes making calls, sending SMS, and use data while traveling. In most destinations, you will be paying Pay-As-You-Go roaming rates. However, in a select few destinations, you can purchase roaming packs that have lower roaming rates than the standard ones.

The following packs are available:

  • Mytel Non-Stop Data Roaming
  • Mytel Data Roaming Promotion Package in Vietnam-Viettel

Mytel Non-Stop Data Roaming

With the Mytel Non-Stop Data Roaming pack, you can roam in 6 destinations for 8 Kyats/MB. The pack has a validity of 7 days and has a subscription fee of 1000 Kyats (meaning that you pay 1000 Kyats + 8 Kyats per MB when data roaming abroad).

The Non-Stop Data Roaming pack is available in the following destinations:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

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To subscribe to this pack, you can either:

  • Send DR8 to 966
  • Dial *966*5*4#
  • Use the Mytel app

Do note that you will be charged per 50 KB increment. The subscription fee, 1000 Kyats, is inclusive of tax, while the charging policy, 8 Kyats per MB, is exclusive of tax.

Bangkok

Mytel Data Roaming Promotion Package in Vietnam-Viettel

With the Mytel Vietnam pack, you can get 1 GB or 3 GB for 2500 Kyats or 6500 Kyats respectively. The data can be used for 3 to 7 days, depending on the package you select. Do note that this offer is only valid on the Viettel network.

Details about the 1 GB data plan:

  • 1 GB of roaming data in Vietnam on the Viettel network
  • 2500 Kyats (tax included) – 2.44 Kyats/MB
  • Valid for 3 days

Details about the 3 GB data plan:

  • 3 GB of roaming data in Vietnam on the Viettel network
  • 6500 Kyats (tax included) – 2.12 Kyats/MB
  • Valid for 7 days

You can subscribe to the packs through the following ways

Prepaid customers:

  • Send DRVN1 (1 GB) or DRVN2 (3 GB) to 966
  • Dial *966*56#
  • Use the Mytel app

Postpaid customers

  • Send DRVN1 (1 GB) or DRVN2 (3 GB) to 966
  • Dial *345*56#
  • Use the Mytel app
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Mytel Pay-As-You-Go Roaming

Mytel subscribers can roam in 230 destinations at standard roaming rates. In some destinations, it is cheaper to roam on specific networks.

Roaming rates range from:

  • 125 to 4000 Kyats per minute for local calls
  • 125 to 10000 Kyats per minute for calls to Myanmar
  • 1500 to 10000 Kyats per minute for calls to other destinations (neither local calls or calls to Myanmar)
  • 125 to 2500 Kyats per minute for incoming calls
  • 30 to 600 Kyats per SMS
  • 15 to 17000 Kyats per used MB

Mytel customers have to manually activate the roaming service as of the 1st of February 2019, which can be done through one of the following 3 ways:

  • Send RON to 234 to enable roaming and RDON to 234 to enable data roaming
  • Dial *234# to enable roaming (calls, texts, and data)
  • Use the Mytel app

To deactivate the roaming service, follow the following steps

  • Send ROFF to 234 to disable roaming and RDOFF to 234 to disable data roaming
  • Dial *234# to disable roaming (calls, texts, and data)
  • Use the Mytel app

Where can I roam with Mytel?

Below you can find all the destinations you can roam in with the Pay-As-You-Go rates. The destinations have been grouped from A to L and M to Z.

Notes:

1. Prices are listed per minute, SMS, or MB and are exclusive of 5% commercial tax
2. Data roaming rates will be charged per 10 KB increments
3. When writing in Myanmar characters, you can only use 70 characters (including spaces) per SMS –
4. L. Call stands for Local Call
5. Call to MM stands for Call to Myanmar
6. Call ROW stands for Call to Rest of the World
7. Inc. Call stands for Incoming Call
8. Receiving SMS is free
9. The tables are best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

Mytel Roaming Destinations A-L

DestinationL. CallCall to MMCall ROWInc. CallSMSData
Afghanistan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Albania4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Algeria4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
American Samoa4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Andorra4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Angola4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Anguilla4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Antigua & Barbuda4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Argentina4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Armenia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Aruba4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Ascension Island4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Australia2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Austria4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Azerbaijan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bahamas4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bahrain2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Bangladesh9009001,5007003001,000
Barbados4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Belarus4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Belgium2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Belize4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Benin4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bermuda4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bhutan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bolivia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Bosnia & Herzegovina2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Botswana4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Brazil4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
British Virgin Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Brunei2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Bulgaria2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Burkina Faso4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Cambodia9009001,5007003001,000
Cambodia – Metfone1251251,5001253015
Cameroon4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Canada2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Cape Verde4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Cayman Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Central African Republic2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Chad4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Chile4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
China5005001,500200300500
Colombia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Comoros4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Congo (Democratic Republic)2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Congo (Rep. of the)4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Cook Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Costa Rica4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Côte d’Ivoire4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Croatia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Cuba4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Cyprus4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Czech Republic4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Denmark2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Diego Garcia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Djibouti4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Dominica2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Dominican Rep.2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Ecuador4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Egypt4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
El Salvador4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Equatorial Guinea4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Eritrea4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Estonia2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Ethiopia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Faroe Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Fiji4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Finland2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
France2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
French Departments and Territories in the Indian Ocean4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
French Guiana4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
French Polynesia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Gabon4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Gambia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Georgia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Germany4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Ghana4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Gibraltar4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Greece4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Greenland2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Grenada4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guadeloupe4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guam4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guatemala4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guinea4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guinea-Bissau4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Guyana4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Haiti4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Honduras4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Hong Kong9009001,5007003001,000
Hungary2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Iceland2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
India9009001,500700300500
Indonesia9009001,5007003001,000
Iran4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Iraq4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Ireland4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Israel2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Italy4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Jamaica4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Japan9009001,5007003001,000
Jordan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Kazakhstan2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Kenya4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Kiribati4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Kuwait4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Kyrgyzstan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Laos9009001,5007003001,000
Laos – Unitel1251251,5001253015
Latvia2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Lebanon4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Lesotho4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Liberia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Libya4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Liechtenstein4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Lithuania2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Luxembourg4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
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Mytel Roaming Destinations M-Z

DestinationL. CallCall to MMCall ROWInc. CallSMSData
Macau4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Macedonia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Madagascar4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Malawi4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Malaysia5005001,500200300500
Maldives4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mali4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Malta4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Marshall Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Martinique4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mauritania4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mauritius4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mayotte Island4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mexico2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Micronesia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Moldova4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Monaco4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mongolia2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Montenegro4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Montserrat4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Morocco4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Mozambique2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Namibia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Nauru4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Nepal2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Netherlands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Netherlands Antilles4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
New Caledonia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
New Zealand4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Nicaragua4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Niger4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Nigeria2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Niue4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Norfolk Island4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
North Korea4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Northern Mariana Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Norway2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Oman4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Pakistan2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Palau4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Panama4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Papua New Guinea4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Paraguay4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Peru-Bitel1251251,5001253015
Peru-Other4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Philippines9009001,5007003001,000
Poland4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Portugal2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Puerto Rico4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Qatar4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Reunion Island4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Romania4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Russia2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Rwanda4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Saint Helena4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Saint Kitts & Nevis2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Saint Lucia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Saint Pierre & Miquelon4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Samoa4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
San Marino4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Sao Tome & Principe4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Saudi Arabia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Senegal4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Serbia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Seychelles4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Sierra Leone2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Singapore5005001,500200300500
Sint Maarten4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Slovakia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Slovenia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Solomon Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Somalia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
South Africa2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
South Korea9009001,5007003001,000
South Sudan2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Spain4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Sri Lanka4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Sudan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Suriname4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Swaziland4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Sweden2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Switzerland2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Taiwan2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Tajikistan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Tanzania2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Thailand5005001,500200300500
Timor-Leste (East-Timor) – Other2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Timor-Leste (East-Timor) -Telemor 1251251,5001253015
Togo4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Tokelau4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Tonga4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Trinidad & Tobago4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Tunisia4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Turkey4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Turkmenistan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Turks & Caicos4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Tuvalu4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Uganda4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Ukraine4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
United Arab Emirates (UAE)4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
United Kingdom (UK)2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
United States (USA)2,0003,0004,0001,1003002,500
Uruguay2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
US Virgin Islands4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Uzbekistan4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Vanuatu4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Venezuela4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Viet Nam9009001,5007003001,000
Viet Nam – Viettel1251251,5001253015
Wallis & Futuna4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Yemen4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000
Zambia2,5005,0008,0002,0004005,500
Zimbabwe4,00010,00010,0002,50060017,000

Can I roam on planes with Mytel?

Inflight roaming is not available with Mytel.

Can I roam on cruise ships with Mytel?

Maritime roaming is not available with Mytel.

Is roaming with Mytel worth it?

Roaming with Mytel is, in general, expensive.

Calls can cost you up to 10000 Kyats per minute, and receiving calls can cost you 2500 per minute. The issue is that these high prices apply to most of the destinations (172) instead of just a select few.

Using data can cost you 17000 Kyats per MB, which is excessive. You would be charged almost 17.5 million Kyats for using 1 GB of data while abroad.

In fact, Mytel is one of the most expensive providers I have reviewed so far, and I have seen some insane roaming rates so far.

US Dollars on laptop

However, roaming on standard roaming rates in Cambodia (Metfone), Laos (Unitel), Peru (Bitel), Timor-Leste (Telemor), and Viet Nam (Viettel) is cheap, especially compared to the other destinations. There, you would be charged 125 Kyats per minute for local calls, calls to Myanmar, and incoming calls. Calling to the rest of the world is still expensive at 1500 Kyats per minute, which should be avoided. Sending an SMS would be charged at 30 Kyats while using data would be charged at 15 Kyats per MB. That is a steal compared to the other rates.

Additionally, the roaming packs for Bangladesh, China, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are packs I would gladly consider if I want to roam with Mytel. I hope they will add more destinations to these offers, as that would make things much cheaper.

If you are out, I would recommend using WIFI hotspots and use internet-based applications such as Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and Skype to stay in touch with your friends and family.

In short, roaming with Mytel is not worth it unless you roam with specific networks in a handful of destinations. Else, roaming with Mytel should be avoided and getting a local sim or an international sim should be considered.

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Enjoy your trip!

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 6 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region in Asia, in particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan, and plans on exploring Oceania and more of East and Southeast Asia.

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