In a previous article where we covered everything about Smile 4G data, we promised we would do the same for SmileVoice calls and airtime. The thing is, Smile is known for data services, but not everyone knows you can equally use Smile for voice calls just like you do with local airtime networks in Nigeria.
You can use your Smile 4G data bundle for voice calls and SMS to anyone, anywhere in the world from your mobile phone using SmileVoice App or a Smile SIM inserted into a compatible voLTE phone.
SmileVoice service assigns you a +234-70- mobile number which you can call and receive calls with. When traveling abroad, you don’t need to roam the line as it can be used over any local WiFi but international charges would apply. However, Smile-to-Smile calls are absolutely free no matter where you are. That’s way cool!
How SmileVoice calls are charged.
SmileVoice is charged in MBs to Anytime and SmileLite data plans. For example, if you are using a 10GB Anytime (12-month) plan and you make a one-minute local call, you will be charged 10.76MBs from your data plan, which equates to ₦8.22. That in effect is a call rate of 13.7k/sec. For SmileVoice ONLY plan offers the cheapest rate of 13.3k/sec.
The table below shows MBs per minute that is deducted from your active data plan which equates to a k/sec rate:
|SmileData plan||Validity period||Plan price (₦)||SmileVoice call rate||Effective local call rate/sec||SmileVoice SMS rate|
|31GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦11,260||24.26 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||5.92 MB/SMS|
|11GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦5,110||18.97 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||4.63 MB/SMS|
|21GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦8,190||22.59 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||5.51 MB/SMS|
|15GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦6,140||21.52 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||5.25 MB/SMS|
|7GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦4,090||15.08 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||3.68 MB/SMS|
|5GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦3,070||14.35 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||3.50 MB/SMS|
|1.5GB ValuePlus||30 days||₦1,020||12.96 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||3.16 MB/SMS|
|30GB BumpaValue||60 days||₦15,350||17.22 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||4.20 MB/SMS|
|60GB BumpaValue||90 days||₦30,700||17.22 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||4.20 MB/SMS|
|80GB BumpaValue||120 days||₦40,950||17.21 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||4.20 MB/SMS|
|1GB FlexiDaily||24 hours||₦350||25.17 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||6.14 MB/SMS|
|2GB FlexiWeekly||7 days||₦1,020||17.28 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||4.22 MB/SMS|
|10GB Anytime||12 months||₦8,190||10.76 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||2.63 MB/SMS|
|20GB Anytime||12 months||₦16,380||10.76 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||2.63 MB/SMS|
|50GB Anytime||12 months||₦36,850||11.96 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||2.92 MB/SMS|
|100GB Anytime||12 months||₦71,650||12.30 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||3.00 MB/SMS|
|200GB Anytime||12 months||₦138,200||12.75 MB/min||13.7 kobo/second||3.11 MB/SMS|
Note that SmileVoice is not on SmileUnlimited and Midnite data plans.
How to use SmileVoice on your phone
If you have any phone that supports LTE band 20 (800MHz) such as Tecno phantom 5, Samsung S5/S6/Note 4/Note 5/A3/A5/A7/J5/J7, LG G3/G4, etc., you can simply buy a Smile SIM and insert in the phone then buy a Smile data/voice plan.
- Install and open the SmileVoice App on your phone, select country.
- Use your Smile-registered email to request an activation code.
- Once your code is sent to you via mail, enter your registered phone number and activation code on the App
- The App would be successfully activated for you to use.
Easy way to buy SmileVoice calls and airtime
Now that you have gotten a Smile SIM or installed the App, what is left is to buy airtime for your calls. To do this, simply
- Log on to www.vtpass.com
- Click on ‘Airtime Recharge’
- Select ‘Smile’ banner and fill in the type of plan you want to buy, account ID, Smile phone number and your email address
- Continue to the payment section.
Or simply click here.