Call Roaming now possible in Yangon!!
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 7:23 AM Last Post By: 6Tango
Apr 27, 2012 12:04 PM
May 12, 2012 10:36 AM
16Actually, roaming is not yet possible. They are still just testing the system. As back as early as December, you could get a roaming signal with any AIT phone from Thailand... but it was just a test phase. They aim to release this for possibly early 2013...
May 12, 2012 2:07 PM
17Actually, roaming is not yet possible. They are still just testing the system. As back as early as December, you could get a roaming signal with any AIT phone from Thailand... but it was just a test phase
I can assure you I made a local call using my foreign mobile and SIM card to another local mobile in Myanmar, as I too wanted to test the service. And since they charged me for the call, I guess it's now 'available'. Just for info, I'm an expat working in Indonesia so I don't have an AIT Thailand phone. My cell phone service provider in Indonesia is Telkomsel.
May 12, 2012 2:51 PM
May 13, 2012 4:56 PM
May 13, 2012 8:54 PM
20Gelfball, I carried two mobiles with me from Indonesia ... the one from Telkomsel worked with roaming, the other one which has an Indosat SIM didn't. So it seems roaming will work with only some telecom companies, not all. It came as a complete surprise to me. It costs 35 cents for an SMS ($3.50 for 10 SMSs) so it's not too over the top I guess if you want to send a quick SMS back home.
This webpage from Telkomsel lists Myanmar as one of its roaming partners.
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