It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

So, how does one connect while in Swaziland

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
Cellphone coverage is similar to South Africa, even in most nature reserves there is coverage (although it might be weak). There is only one wireless operator in Swaziland, namely MTN-Swazi. SIM cards from South Africa do not work here, unless it’s MTN and roaming has been enabled. It’s easy to buy a starter pack with a MTN-Swazi sim card pretty much at every gas station or grocery store.

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You do not need proof of residence or ID to get a pack. Although there is coverage, the phone service itself is bad with many calls not connecting (or connecting to the wrong phone number), SMSes not arriving and international calling being more expensive than in South Africa. Note that Starter Pack sim cards expire within 30 days if not used, and that they cannot be used in South Africa.

Other tips on staying connected while in Swaziland? Please add your comments and tips.