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Note that this article is about Guinea also known as Guinea-Conakry and officially Republic of Guinea located on the West coast of Africa with about 13 million inhabitants. It's not about Guinea-Bissau nor Equatorial Guinea that are easy to mix up.

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Basics[]

In the Republic of Guinea three networks are operating:

  • Orange Guinée
  • MTN Guinée (formerly: Areeba)
  • Cellcom Guinée

The debt-stricken incumbent fixed-line operator Sotelgui operated its Lagui mobile unit before it closed down in 2012. Sotelgui was declared bankrupt in 2013, and though there have been several announcements regarding its revival the government in late 2017 confirmed that there was no prospect of its return without a public private partnership to inject substantial cash and equip the company with skilled management.

The heavily indebted 4th mobile player Intercel was obliged to close down its network in late 2018 due to persistent service quality issues.

Orange is now the dominant provider with 60% of the market, while MTN retains 30% and Cellcom about 10%. 2G is on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz and 3G on 2100 MHz. 4G/LTE was started only by Orange so far in the capital of Conakry in 2019.

Currency is the Guinean franc (GNF). Calling code for Guinea is +224.

Orange Guinée[]

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Orange Guinée run by the French operator is the dominant provider in the country. It's the only one that has started with 4G/LTE so far, available mostly in Conakry, probably on 1800 MHz (B3).

Availability[]

A SIM card costs GNF 5,000 with GNF 516 balance. You can buy SIM card in any Orange boutiques (locator). One store is available outside Conakry Gbessia International Airport building in meeting area. A passport is required for registration.

Top-ups are sold on the street. to top up, enter *123*<voucher PIN>#, to check balance *124#.

Data feature packages[]

For data you need to purchase a package that is called Pass Internet:

Data Time Price Extras
30 MB 24 hours GNF 980 30 SMS
100 MB 24 hours GNF 1,950 50 SMS
150 MB 24 hours GNF 2,950 GNF 2000 airtime
350 MB 24 hours GNF 6,400 GNF 4000 airtime
800 MB 7 days GNF 14,000
1.8 GB 7 days GNF 31,000
3 GB 30 days GNF 50,000
6.5 GB 30 days GNF 105,000
15 GB 30 days GNF 185,000

To activate packages, check remaining balances, bonuses and etc, just open pass.orange-guinee.com or dial *222#.

More info[]

MTN Guinée[]

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MTN is the second provider in Guinea with a slightly lower coverage than Orange. There is no 4G/LTE yet.

Availability[]

The SIM card is sold for GNF 5,000 in their boutiques. It comes with GNF 1000 credit, 30 SMS and 30 MB pre-loaded.

Data feature packages[]

For data you need to purchase a package that is called Offres internet.

Data Time Price Activation
250 MB 24 hours 3 GNF 000 *100*3*3000#
500 MB 24 hours 5 GNF 000 *100*3*5000#
60 MB 48 hours 1 GNF 500 *100*3*1500#
140 MB 48 hours 2 GNF 500 *100*3*2500#
300 MB 48 hours 4 GNF 000 *100*3*4000#
500 MB 48 hours 5 GNF 500 *100*3*5500#
650 MB 7 days 10 GNF 000 *100*3*10000#
1.3 GB 7 days 15 GNF 000 *100*3*15000#
2.5 GB 7 days 30 GNF 000 *100*3*30000#
2.5 GB 30 days 40 GNF 000 *100*3*40000#
5 GB 30 days 75 GNF 000 *100*3*75000#
7.5 GB 30 days 110 GNF 000 *100*3*110000#
15 GB 30 days 190 GNF 000 *100*3*190000#
30 GB 30 days 355 GNF 000 *100*3*355000#

For activation type *100*3# or go to https://surf.mtn.com.gn/.

More info[]

Cellcom Guinée[]

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Cellcom entered the Guinea market in 2008 and is the smallest operator what coverage and subscriber numbers are concerned. They may not be so suitable for travelling: coverage map.

Availability[]

Their 3G+ plus SIM card is available in their boutiques (list) for GNF 5000 with GNF 2500 credit and 25 local SMS.

Top-ups are sold on the street. To top-up by voucher enter *224*<voucher code>#, to check balance by *223#.

Data feature packages[]

For data you need to purchase a package called Internet 3+ sans limites valid for 30 days:

Data Price Activation
50 MB GNF 1,000 *777*50#
100 MB GNF 2,000 *777*100#
500 MB GNF 10,000 *777*500#
1 GB GNF 20,000 *777*1#
2 GB GNF 40,000 *777*2#
3 GB GNF 60,000 *777*3#
4 GB GNF 80,000 *777*4#
5 GB GNF 100,000 *777*5#
10 GB GNF 200,000 *777*10#
50 GB GNF 1,000,000 boutique
100 GB GNF 2,000,000 boutique

To activate or check your data balance, enter *777#.

More info[]

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