Useful information on cellphone connectivity, money exchange, and medical emergencies
Purchase a Vodacom SIM and load data for Full Internet 3G access by doing the following:
Purchase Mozambique Vodacom SIM and register with a Vendor who will request to view your Passport.
Switch off your Data on your phone to make sure it does not use Credit loaded.
Purchase 500Mt (R100) Vodacom Airtime and load this Airtime using standard *100*01* voucher no#
Convert Airtime to Data using *111# Select Menu:
Internet - Option 4
Ofertas Mensais - Option 3
5620MB=500Mt - Option 2
Activar para meu numero (your number) - Option 1
Check your balance using *100#
Check your Bonus Airtime and SIM using *100*04#
Turn on your Data once more... you should be On-Line and good to go!
You will receive Bonus 500Mt Airtime + 450 SMS besides the 5620 Gbytes Data - Best value in Africa by far!
Do not ask them for Data when purchasing Airtime, but strictly follow the above instructions.
The South African Rand is widely accepted. The local currency is the Metical. However, they do prefer US$ and ZAR in cash.
Be sure to check the Exchange Rate whenever anyone quotes you. As an example, ZAR 1.00 = 4.22 Metical but it will obviously vary depending on the prevailing Exchange Rate at that point in time.
Sandy Probert, registered nurse +258848478110 – Medical Centre at Oceana Dive Centre.