Roaming with Ooredoo Myanmar: What You Need to Know

Interested in visiting Thailand soon? What about Bangladesh, Laos, or India? Flights to these destinations can be cheap, but what about using your phone in these places? Can I roam with Ooredoo, is it cheap or expensive, and is it worth it? We will find out today.

Can I roam with Ooredoo Myanmar?

Ooredoo customers can roam in 91 destinations over the world at Pay-As-You-Roam rates. Customers who want to go to Thailand, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Russia, or Qatar can purchase one of the destination-specific International Pack at competitive prices.

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 Ooredoo Myanmar?

Roaming charges with Ooredoo vary per destination and per action. Roaming costs range from:

  • 500Ks to 7500Ks per minute for outgoing local calls
  • 500Ks to 7500Ks per minute for calls to Myanmar
  • 1500Ks to 7500Ks per minute for calls to the rest of the world (neither local calls nor calls to Myanmar)
  • 200Ks to 2000Ks per minute for incoming calls
  • 200KS to 2000Ks per sent SMS
  • 500Ks to 28000Ks per used MB

All prices are in Myanmar Kyat (Kyat – MMK).

Receiving text messages is free, and you can use the 4G LTE network in select destinations for high-speed data roaming.

International Packs are available for the following destinations:

  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Russia
  • Qatar

Thailand International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit Thailand can purchase one of the three available International Packs:

  • Thailand Data Roaming 4999 Ks Pack
  • Thailand Data Roaming 9999 Ks Pack
  • Thailand Roaming Pack 25000 Ks Pack

The table below shows an overview of each Thailand pack:

PackDataMinutesSMSValidity
49992 GB3 Days
99995 GB7 Days
250002 GB Varies 20 7 Days

The 25000 Thailand Pack gives you 10 minutes to call to Myanmar, 25 minutes for calls to Thai numbers, and 25 minutes for incoming calls.

Singapore International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit Singapore can purchase one of the three available International Packs:

  • Singapore Data Roaming 8999 Ks Pack
  • Singapore Data Roaming 16999 Ks Pack
  • Singapore Roaming Pack 25000 Ks Pack

The table below shows an overview of each Singapore pack:

PackDataMinutesSMSValidity
89991 GB7 Days
169992 GB7 Days
250002 GBVaries207 Days

The 25000 Singapore Pack gives you 10 minutes to call to Myanmar, 25 minutes for calls to Singaporean numbers, and 25 minutes for incoming calls.

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Marina Bay Tree Attraction, Singapore

India International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit India can purchase one of the three available International Packs:

  • India Data Roaming 6999 Ks Pack
  • India Data Roaming 19999 Ks Pack
  • India Roaming Pack 25000 Ks Pack

The table below shows an overview of each India pack:

PackDataMinutesSMSValidity
69991 GB7 Days
199993 GB7 Days
250002 GBVaries207 Days

The 25000 India Pack gives you 10 minutes to call to Myanmar, 25 minutes for calls to Indian numbers, and 25 minutes for incoming calls.

Indonesia International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit Indonesia can purchase one of the three available International Packs:

  • Indonesia Data Roaming 6999 Ks Pack
  • Indonesia Data Roaming 19999 Ks Pack
  • Indonesia Roaming Pack 25000 Ks Pack

The table below shows an overview of each Indonesia pack:

PackDataMinutesSMSValidity
69991 GB7 Days
199993 GB7 Days
250002 GBVaries207 Days

The 25000 Indonesia Pack gives you 10 minutes to call to Myanmar, 25 minutes for calls to Indonesian numbers, and 25 minutes for incoming calls.

Russia International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit Russia can purchase one of the two available International Packs:

  • Russia Roaming 15000 Pack
  • Russia Roaming 25000 Pack

The table below shows an overview of each Russia pack:

Notes:
1. Min to MM stands for Minutes to Myanmar
2. L. Min stands for Local Minutes
3. Inc. Call stands for Incoming Minutes
4. The table may be best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

PackDataMin to MML. MinInc. MinSMSValidity
150001 GB51515107 Days
250002 GB102525207 Days
Moscow

Qatar International Packs

Ooredoo customers who want to visit Qatar can purchase one of the three available International Packs:

  • Qatar Roaming 15000 Pack
  • Qatar Roaming 25000 Pack

The table below shows an overview of each Qatar pack:

Notes:
1. Min to MM stands for Minutes to Myanmar
2. L. Min stands for Local Minutes
3. Inc. Call stands for Incoming Minutes
4. The table may be best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

PackDataMin to MML. MinInc. MinSMSValidity
150001 GB51515107 Days
250002 GB102525207 Days

How do I buy an Ooredoo International Pack?

To subscribe to one of the International Packs, you can dial *181# and choose the destination and pack of choice. You can also purchase packs on this page.

Where can I roam with Ooredoo Myanmar, and what are the roaming rates?

Below you can find the destinations Ooredoo customers can roam in two tables grouped from A to L and M to Z with the roaming rates per action.

Notes:
1. Prices are listed in Myanmar Kyat per minute, SMS, or MB
2. L. Call stands for Local Calls
3. Call to MM stands for Calls to Myanmar
4. Call ROW stands for Call to the Rest of the World
5. Calls are rounded to the nearest minute. A 1:47 minute call would be charged as 2 minutes
6. Internet usage will be rounded to the nearest 50 KN increment
7. The tables are best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

Ooredoo Roaming destinations A – L

DestinationL. CallCall to MMCall ROWInc. CallSMSDataTechnology
Albania1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Algeria5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Armenia5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Australia1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Austria5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Bangladesh1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Belarus1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Belgium1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Bosnia & Herzegowina5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Brunei9009001,5009003001,5003G
Bulgaria1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Cambodia9009001,5009003001,5004G LTE/3G
Canada1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
China9009001,5009003001,5004G LTE/3G
Croatia1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Cyprus5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Czech Republic1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Denmark1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Egypt7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Estonia5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Fiji5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Finland5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
France5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Germany1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Ghana1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Greece1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Hong Kong1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Hungary1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Iceland5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
India1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Indonesia9009001,5009003001,5004G LTE/3G
Iran5,0005,0005,5001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Iraq5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Ireland1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Israel7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Italy1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Japan1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Jersey100010002500100050025003G
Kazakhstan1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Kuwait7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Kyrgyzstan5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Laos9009001,5009003001,5003G
Lebanon5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Liechtenstein1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Lithuania 5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Luxemburg1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Sea at Lebanon

Ooredoo Roaming destinations M – Z

DestinationL. CallCall to MMCall ROWInc. CallSMSDataTechnology
Macau7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0004G LTE/3G
Malaysia5007501,5002002005004G LTE/3G
Maldives7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Malta1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Mauritius5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Moldova1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Mongolia 7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Mozambique1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Netherlands1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
New Zealand1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Nigeria5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Oman5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Pakistan5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Palestine5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Philippines9009001,5009003001,5003G
Poland1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Portugal1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Qatar1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Romania1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Russia1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Saudi Arabia7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Serbia1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Sierra Leone5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Singapore9009001,5009003001,5004G LTE/3G
Slovenia1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
South Africa1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
South Korea1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
South Sudan5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Spain 1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Sri Lanka5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Sweden1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Switzerland1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Taiwan1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Tanzania1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
Thailand 5005001,5002002005004G LTE/3G
Tunisia7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
Turkey1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Uganda5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G
Ukarine1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5003G
United Arab Emirates (UAE)7,5007,5007,5002000200028,0003G
United Kingdom (UK)1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
United States (USA)1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Uzbekistan1,0001,0002,5001,0005002,5004G LTE/3G
Vietnam5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0004G LTE/3G
Zambia5,0005,0005,0001,0001,00015,0003G

Can I roam on planes with Ooredoo Myanmar?

Ooredoo customers can roam on select airlines and planes that have Aeromobile roaming equipment installed onboard. Ooredoo In-flight roaming rates are shown below:

  • 7500Ks per minute for every type of outgoing call
  • 2000Ks per minute for incoming calls
  • 2000Ks per sent SMS
  • 28000Ks per consumed MB
  • Receiving SMS is free

Can I roam on cruise ships with Ooredoo Myanmar?

Maritime roaming is not available with Ooredoo.

Is roaming with Ooredoo Myanmar worth it?

Roaming with Ooredoo can be worth it in select destinations. In others, it is expensive.

What I do like is that Ooredoo offers roaming packs to popular destinations for Myanmar destinations, which is excellent.

The cheapest data roaming pack is the Rs4999 pack that gets you 2 GB for 3 days in Thailand. Unfortunately, this pack does not offer any minutes or SMS – that would make the pack perfect. But making local calls in Thailand will cost you 500Ks/min and sending texts is 200/SMS.

Data roaming without the pack would cost you 500Ks/MB, meaning that you would be better off getting a data pack if you expect to use more than 10 MB.

The packs that give you minutes and SMS as well start at 15000Ks. However, the minutes and texts you get are quite low. Sure, getting a pack is cheaper than calling and texting on Pay-As-You-Roam rates after some minutes and SMS, but it would be great if Ooredoo gave you more perks for forking out at 15000Ks or 25000Ks.

Roaming on Ooredoo Pay-As-You-Roam rates, however, is something I would avoid.

Those roaming rates will add up quickly depending on the length of your call, the number of SMS you send, and how much data you use. The destinations in the expensive zone, which are Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, will drain your balance quickly.

In these destinations, you will pay 7500Ks/min, 2000Ks/SMS, and 28000/MB. The last things you would want to do is to data roam in these places.

Roaming on planes is also something I would avoid because it is so expensive. It may be convenient to use your phone while on a flight. However, airlines that offer in-flight roaming have WIFI connectivity as well. In-flight WIFI rates are almost always cheaper than in-flight roaming prices.

Or you could stay offline for those few hours to save money – perhaps the best option of them all.

In short, roaming with Ooredoo is worth it in a handful of destinations and select international packs. Roaming on Pay-As-You-Roam rates are high and will add up quickly. However, getting a local sim or an international sim should be considered to keep roaming costs low.

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Enjoy your trip!


Sources:

https://ooredoo.com.mm/portal/en/roamingpacks
https://ooredoo.com.mm/portal/en/roamingoverseas

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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 due to the current pandemic and does not have any travel plans for after his stay in Taiwan.

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