How to Activate International Roaming in Airtel [Prepaid & Postpaid]

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How to Activate International Roaming in Airtel

Activate International Roaming in Airtel

Planning to travel abroad? the first thing that you have to take care of when you are going to visit another country is activating international roaming on your phone number.

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If you are using an Airtel mobile number fortunately roaming is already activated on all numbers.

But the thing is if you call or use the internet on normal recharge plans (Not IR plans) that will cost you too much money.

So it is always ideal to activate International roaming beforehand.

Airtel makes the process much easier for you.

Using the Airtel Thanks app you can activate Airtel international roaming all by yourself within a minute only.

The process to Activate International Roaming via Airtel thanks App

Airtel thanks app must have a mobile application for the Airtel Subscribers.

Using this app you can not only recharge your mobile number but also check various details, activate/deactivate different services and check your account balance all in one place.

This application makes it easier for you to manage all of your Airtel services in one place.

And of course, if you are planning to travel abroad you can activate roaming on your number as well.

To do so –

  1. Download Airtel Thank App from the app store and sign in using your Airtel mobile number if you haven’t already.
  2. Open App, under added account section you will see different options like Recharge, My Coupons, and Missed Call alerts. There scroll on the right side till you see the option “Roam Abroad”.
  3. Tap on “Roam Abroad” option.
  4. Enter the Country or City name that you are visiting and choose from the list that will be shown.
  5. Choose the plan that fits you best and recharge your number with it.


How to Know if international roaming is activated on my Number?

You can check the plan status on the Airtel Thanks app.

How much time does it take to activate international roaming in Airtel?

Once you are recharged with the International roaming pack, it will be activated instantly.

How to Activate International on Airtel Postpaid?

The process is the same on both prepaid and postpaid numbers. Using the Airtel Thanks app you can easily activate roaming.

How do I Activate International Roaming on my Number from Abroad?

You can activate international roaming while you are abroad by using the internet from WiFi. The steps are the same as I mentioned in the post. Since Incoming SMS aren’t charging you can make payment using your Credit/Debit card online.

Can I myself could activate International roaming on Corporate Sim Card?

Yes, you can Activate it by following the same process. You can also subscribe to IR plans by visiting

Do I need to Activate roaming before traveling abroad?

If you are planning to use your phone data and call at affordable rates while traveling in another country you must activate roaming beforehand. Otherwise, you can not access cellular services like calling and mobile internet while you are in another nation.

Can I receive SMS and OTP abroad without international roaming plans?

Since incoming SMS aren’t charged, you will continually receive transaction OTP or other banking messages

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