Are you thinking about getting a SIM card in Namibia? Is it worth it and do you even have reception? I wrote down the most important tips on this topic for you here.
It is always a good idea to get a SIM card in Namibia. They don't cost very much and you can call for help in an emergency.
While in Europe you have countless providers to choose from and you might have to spend hours researching which one is the best, this is almost completely unnecessary in Namibia. There are only two providers 😂.
At the airport there is an MTC booth, which is the name of the network provider that is represented throughout the country. Reception is very reliable on the main roads and in large parts. Here you can see a screenshot of the website, how the coverage is in the country:
If you buy the SIM card directly at the airport, you can choose packages for your stay. The cost of the SIM card is N$7, about 40 cents, and about N$50 per week for a flat rate, about 3€. The staff at the shop at the airport will often show you how to insert, activate and top up your SIM card.
Further top-ups can be done via the MTC app or by calling the phone number sold with the code. There are different packages. The best value for money can be found in the Aweh packages. Here is a short list of what you get in each package:
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If you want to make a call to Germany with this provider, you either have to make the call via the internet or top up your credit, as this is very expensive. Reception with European SIM cards is usually no problem in the cities. In my experience, WhatsApp messages are sometimes delivered in very remote regions, but you shouldn't rely on this 100%. If you let your loved ones know at home that you will be in touch at the next possible moment, no one will worry 🤗