Roaming with Vodafone Ghana: All You Need to Know

Planning on visiting Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, or Togo soon? Good idea – make sure to pack enough for your trip. What about traveling to the United Kingdom, Holland, or the United States? Europe and America are excellent travel destinations but take you much longer to get there. What about taking your Vodafone with you? Should you be roaming with Vodafone in those destinations? Can you even roam there and would it be worth it? You will find out today.

Can I roam with Vodafone Ghana?

Vodafone customers can roam in 30 destinations in Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle-East, Asia, and Oceania with one of the 41 roaming bundles. The bundles can last for a day up to a full month. The offer prices range from GHS 15 to GHS 7000 depending on the bundle type.

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What do I need to know about roaming with Vodafone Ghana?

Vodafone customers can take advantage of numerous roaming bundles for traveling in Africa, the Middle-East, Asia, North-America, and Europe.

As of now, there are:

  • 8 Africa roaming bundles
  • 8 Middle-East & Asia roaming bundles
  • 6 Asia roaming bundles
  • 17 Europe & America roaming bundles
  • 2 Passport roaming bundles

We will analyze each of them.

Vodafone Africa Bundles

Vodafone has 8 Africa offers available ranging from GHS 500 to GHs 7000. With these bundles, you get minutes to make and receive calls and data for data roaming.

The following Africa bundles are available:

  • Africa Offer 1 – 500 GHS
  • Africa Offer 2 – 1000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 3 – 2000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 4 – 3000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 5 – 4000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 6 – 5000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 7 – 6000 GHS
  • Africa Offer 8 – 7000 GHS

These offers can be used in the following destinations and networks:

  • Nigeria – MTN, Airtel & 9 Mobile
  • Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) – MTN & Moov
  • Togo – Moov
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – Vodacom
  • Tanzania – Vodacom
  • Mozambique – Vodacom
  • Burkina Faso – Orange

Below you can find an overview of perks you get of each roaming bundle:

OfferOut. MinInc. MinSMSDataPriceValidity
Africa Offer 12020002080 MB50030 Days
Africa Offer 250350030120 MB100030 Days
Africa Offer 380450080250 MB200030 Days
Africa Offer 41504600100400 MB300030 Days
Africa Offer 51804800100500 MB400030 Days
Africa Offer 62005000100700 MB500030 Days
Africa Offer 73005200100800 MB600030 Days
Africa Offer 84006000100900 MB700030 Days
Zebras in Tanzania

Vodafone Middle-East & Asia Bundles

Vodafone has 8 Middle-East & Asia offers available ranging from GHS 500 to GHs 7000. With these bundles, you get minutes to make and receive calls and data for data roaming.

The following Middle-East & Asia bundles are available:

  • Middle East & Asia 1 – GHS 500
  • Middle East & Asia 2 – GHS 1000
  • Middle East & Asia 3 – GHS 2000
  • Middle East & Asia 4 – GHS 3000
  • Middle East & Asia 5 – GHS 4000
  • Middle East & Asia 6 – GHS 5000
  • Middle East & Asia 7 – GHS 6000
  • Middle East & Asia 8 – GHS 7000

These offers can be used in the following destinations and networks:

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) – DU & Etisalat
  • Israel – Orange, Celcom & Pelephone
  • China – China Mobile

Below you can find an overview of perks you get of each roaming bundle:

OfferOut. MinInc. MinSMSDataPriceValidity
Middle East & Asia 16020060300 MB50030 Days
Middle East & Asia 212030080500 MB100030 Days
Middle East & Asia 3*2004001001000 MB200030 Days
Middle East & Asia 4*2004001001000 MB300030 Days
Middle East & Asia 54008001501800 MB400030 Days
Middle East & Asia 650010001802400 MB500030 Days
Middle East & Asia 760015002002800 MB600030 Days
Middle East & Asia 870020002203000 MB700030 Days

* It looks like there is no difference between the Middle East & Asia 3 & 4 bundles except for the GHS 1000 price difference. I have reached out to Vodafone for clarification.

Vodafone Asia Bundles

Vodafone has 6 Asia offers available ranging from GHS 30 to GHs 50. Unlike the Africa and the Middle East & Asia offers, these bundles can be voice- or data-only. Additionally, the validity varies per bundle.

The following Asia bundles are available:

  • 3-Days Voice Offer – GHS 30
  • Weekly Voice & Data – GHS 50
  • Weekly Data Offer – GHS 50
  • Weekly Voice Offer – 50 GHS
  • 3-Days Voice & Data – 30 GHS
  • 3-Days Data Offer – GHS 30

Let’s analyze each of these bundles.

3-Days Voice Offer

For GHS 30, you can purchase the 3-Days Voice Offer, which gets you:

  • 15 minutes to make calls
  • 20 minutes to receive calls

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 3 days after purchase.

Weekly Voice & Data

For GHS 50, you can purchase the Weekly Voice & Data bundle, which gets you:

  • 20 minutes to make calls
  • 30 minutes to receive calls
  • 10 MB for data roaming

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 7 days after purchase.

Weekly Data Offer

For GHS 50, you can purchase the Weekly Data Offer, which gets you:

  • 120 MB for data roaming

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 7 days after purchase.

Hills in India

Weekly Voice Offer

For GHS 50, you can purchase the Weekly Voice Offer, which gets you:

  • 25 minutes to make calls
  • 20 minutes to receive calls

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 7 days after purchase.

3-Days Voice & Data

For GHS 30, you can purchase the 3-Days Voice & Data Offer, which gets you:

  • 10 minutes to make calls
  • 10 minutes to receive calls
  • 15 MB for data roaming

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 3 days after purchase.

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3-Days Data Offer

For GHS 30, you can purchase the 3-Days Data Offer, which gets you:

  • 15 minutes to make calls
  • 20 minutes to receive calls

This offer can be used in:

  • China on China Mobile
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Etisalat & DU
  • India on Vodafone India

The offer is valid for 3 days after purchase.

Dubai at night

Vodafone Euro-America Bundles

Vodafone has 17 Euro-America offers. These bundles last a day, 3 days, 3 days, or 30 days. All the non-monthly bundles have voice- and data-only options, while all the monthly bundles include minutes, SMS, and data.

The following Euro-America bundles are available:

  • Daily Voice & Data – GHS 15
  • Daily Data Offer – GHS 15
  • Daily Voice Offer – GHS 15
  • 3-Days Voice & Data – GHS 30
  • 3-Days Data Offer – GHS 30
  • 3-Days Voice Offer – GHS 30
  • Weekly Voice & Data – GHS 50
  • Weekly Data Offer – GHS 50
  • Weekly Voice Offer – GHS 50
  • Monthly Voice & Data 1 – GHS 500
  • Monthly Voice & Data 2 – GHS 1000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 3 – GHS 2000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 4 – GHS 3000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 5 – GHS 4000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 6 – GHS 5000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 7 – GHS 6000
  • Monthly Voice & Data 8 – GHS 7000

Let’s analyze each bundle.

Vodafone Euro-America Daily Bundles

For GHS 15, you can get a Daily Voice & Data, Daily Data Offer, or Daily Voice Offer Bundles. Below you can find an overview of the perks you get of each bundle:

OfferOut. MinInc. MinData
Euro-America Daily Data30 MB
Euro-America Daily Voice520
Euro-America Daily Voice & Data2104 MB

None of these bundles give you SMS. The offers are available when roaming in the following destinations on these networks:

  • United States (USA) – AT&T & T-Mobile
  • Canada – Rogers, Bell & Telus
  • Hungary – Vodafone
  • New Zealand – Vodafone
  • Greece – Vodafone
  • Ireland – Vodafone
  • Czech Republic – Vodafone
  • Italy – Vodafone
  • Spain – Vodafone
  • The Netherlands (Holland) – Vodafone
  • Switzerland – Swisscom
  • France – SFR

Vodafone Euro-America 3 Days Bundles

For GHS 30, you can get a 3-Day Voice & Data, 3-Day Data Offer, or 3-Day Voice Offer Bundles. Below you can find an overview of the perks you get of each bundle:

OfferOut. MinInc. MinData
Euro-America 3-Days Data40 MB
Euro-America 3-Days Voice 1040
Euro-America 3-Days Voice & Data104010 MB

None of these bundles give you SMS. The offers are available when roaming in the following destinations on these networks:

  • United States (USA) – AT&T & T-Mobile
  • Canada – Rogers, Bell & Telus
  • Hungary – Vodafone
  • New Zealand – Vodafone
  • Greece – Vodafone
  • Ireland – Vodafone
  • Czech Republic – Vodafone
  • Italy – Vodafone
  • Spain – Vodafone
  • The Netherlands (Holland) – Vodafone
  • Switzerland – Swisscom
  • France – SFR
Prague at night

Vodafone Euro-America Weekly Bundles

For GHS 50, you can get a Weekly Voice & Data, Weekly Data Offer, or Weekly Voice Offer Bundles. Below you can find an overview of the perks you get of each bundle:

OfferOut. MinInc. MinData
Euro-America Weekly Data50 MB
Euro-America Weekly Voice 1570
Euro-America Weekly Voice & Data105030 MB

None of these bundles give you SMS. The offers are available when roaming in the following destinations on these networks:

  • United States (USA) – AT&T & T-Mobile
  • Canada – Rogers, Bell & Telus
  • Hungary – Vodafone
  • New Zealand – Vodafone
  • Greece – Vodafone
  • Ireland – Vodafone
  • Czech Republic – Vodafone
  • Italy – Vodafone
  • Spain – Vodafone
  • The Netherlands (Holland) – Vodafone
  • Switzerland – Swisscom
  • France – SFR

Vodafone Euro-America Monthly Bundles

Between GHS 500 and GHS 7000, you can get Euro-America monthly bundles that give you minutes to make and receive calls, SMS, and data for data roaming. Below you can find an overview of the perks you get of each bundle:

Euro-America OfferOut. MinInc. MinSMSDataPrice
Monthly Voice & Data 16010060400 MB500
Monthly Voice & Data 2150200100600 MB1000
Monthly Voice & Data 33004002501000 MB2000
Monthly Voice & Data 44006003002000 MB3000
Monthly Voice & Data 55008003503000 MB4000
Monthly Voice & Data 660010004004000 MB5000
Monthly Voice & Data 770012005005000 MB6000
Monthly Voice & Data 880014006006000 MB7000
  • United States (USA) – AT&T & T-Mobile
  • Canada – Rogers, Bell, Fido, Videotron & Telus
  • Hungary – Vodafone
  • Greece – Vodafone
  • Ireland – Vodafone
  • Czech Republic – Vodafone
  • Italy – Vodafone
  • Spain – Vodafone
  • The Netherlands (Holland) – Vodafone
  • Germany – Vodafone
  • Portugal – Vodafone
  • Romania – Vodafone
  • United Kingdom – Vodafone
  • Malta – Vodafone
  • Albania – Vodafone
  • France – SFR

Vodafone Passport Offers

Vodafone has 2 Passport Offers: The Daily Passport and the Weekly Passport priced at GHS 20 and GHS 50 respectively. These bundles give you minutes to make and receive calls, SMS, and data for data roaming.

The Daily Passport gives you:

  • 15 minutes to make calls
  • 15 minutes to receive calls
  • 10 SMS to text
  • 5 MB for data roaming

The Weekly Passport gives you:

  • 40 minutes to make calls
  • 40 minutes to receive calls
  • 20 SMS to text
  • 15 MB for data roaming

These Vodafone Passports can be used while roaming on the Vodafone networks in the following destinations:

  • Albania
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kenya (Vodacom & Safaricom)
  • Malta
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Amsterdam at night

Where can I roam with Vodafone Ghana?

Vodafone customers can roam in 30 destinations with a roaming bundle. Below you can find a list of where you can roam with your Vodafone phone:

  • Albania
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Remember, you need a roaming bundle to roam in one of these destinations.

Can I roam on planes with Vodafone Ghana?

In-flight roaming is available with Vodafone Ghana. I have reached out to Vodafone to get information about the in-flight roaming rates, as they are nowhere to be found on the web. I will update this article as soon as I have some news for you.

Can I roam on cruise ships with Vodafone Ghana?

Maritime roaming with Vodafone Ghana is not possible.

Is roaming with Vodafone Ghana worth it?

Roaming with Vodafone Ghana can be worth it depending on where you are going and the bundle you choose.

Vodafone Ghana does not have any Pay-As-You-Go Roaming rates, meaning that you are forced to get a roaming pack. Although this limits your selection options, it does mean that you do not have to worry about unexpected high roaming charges.

Euro notes in wallet

I do find it odd that for the same price, you get more perks with the Asia and the Euro-America monthly offers than the Africa ones. You would expect to get more in Africa because the destinations are closer to Africa. Either way, the Africa, Middle East & Asia, and monthly Euro-America offers do provide good value of money.

I do think that the Voice & Data offers are weak, especially in terms of the data you get. For example, the Euro-America Daily Voice & Data bundle costs GHS 15 and gets you 2 minutes to make calls, 10 minutes to receive calls, and 4 MB. A 2-minute call is nothing, neither is 4 MB of roaming data.

Additionally, only the monthly voice & data bundles include SMS, which is a shame. I would expect to at least get a few SMS with the voice bundles or a few SMS-only bundles. Maybe those will be added in the future.

Woman on her phone

The Monthly Voice & Data bundles are great because they give you a lot of perks, including SMS. The Euro-America bundles give you the most value of money while the Africa ones the least.

For example, for GHS 500, you get 60 minutes to make calls, 100 minutes to receive calls, 60 SMS, and 400 MB of roaming data in Euro-America destinations. In African destinations, you would get 20 minutes to make calls, 2000 minutes to receive calls, 20 SMS, and 80 MB of roaming data.

Sure, you get much more incoming minutes, but I think it would be much more beneficial if half of those minutes could be transferred to outgoing minutes or more SMS or data.

What about the roaming passports? I would certainly consider them if the destination I am in is covered by the Vodafone Passport. The rates for the passports are cheap (GHS 20 and 50) for 1 day or 7 days. The only issue with these passports are the perks. You get almost nothing out of them compared to the Monthly Voice & Data packs of certain regions.

The worst part of these passports is the data you get for data roaming. 5 MB and 15 MB will run out quickly after a short browsing session. I hope Vodafone will increase the roaming allowance for these passports to make them more attractive. The same counts for the destinations you can use them.

On the other hand, 15 minutes and 10 SMS for one day should be enough. Not sure if 40 minutes and 20 SMS are enough, though, but you can make it last.

Home screen of an iPhone showing social media apps

If you do not want to roam because you think roaming costs are too high, worry not, you have other alternatives. You could get a local sim, which will get you more for your money and are cheaper. Or you could connect to WIFI hotspots and use internet-based apps like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, or Skype to stay in touch with friends. That could be a free workaround to avoid roaming costs.

In short, roaming with Vodafone Ghana is worth it. I would be cautious with the daily bundles, as they do not give you that much (albeit being cheap) while the weekly and monthly ones get you much more (and are, understandably, more expensive). The same can be said for the 3-day bundles and the roaming passports. Although the prices are reasonable, you do not get that much out of them. You should consider getting a local sim or an international sim.

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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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