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Basics Edit

4 Network operators left from 6. 

  • MTN, by Spacetel Benin
  • Moov, by Maroc Telecom
  • Glo Mobile
  • .Be Télécoms 

5th Operator BBCOM Bancrupt and license revoked, and the 4th network operator is the state-owned Libercom that has been announced to be winded down. 

Network regulator is ARCEP and currency is CFA Franc (XOF). The country code is +229.

MTN (Spacetel Benin)Edit


The largest operator in number of users is the South-African based MTN, operating via Spacetel Benin.


200 CFA for SIM

Data feature packagesEdit

The base rate is 10 CFA per MB and can be activated with *130*6#.  MTN Benin offers social media packages and data packages that in general can be activated via the menu on *130#.  Social media packages

Forfait MTN XTRA TCHAT gives access to Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook. The two packages auto-renew after activation. To check the status use USSD *130*5*3#. To cancel the packages use *130*5*4#. 

  • The daily package (journalier) costs 250 CFA and gives 40 MB of usage. Activation with *130*5*5*1#
  • The weekly package (hebdomadaire) costs 1200 CFA and gives 250 MB of usage. Activation with *130*5*5*2#

Forfait MTN NET CALL are special packages aimed at calling via WhatsApp, Tango, Skype and Viber. The packages auto-renew after activation. 

  • The daily package (journalier) costs 500 CFA for 80 MB. Activation with *130*5*1*1#
  • The weekly package (hebdomadaire) costs 2000 CFA for 200 MB. Activation with *130*5*1*2# 
  • The monthly package (mensuel) will set you back 6000 CFA for 1 GB. Activation with *130*5*1*3# 

Moov Edit

Moov is owned by Etisalat 

second operator

Glo MobileEdit

Third operator

.Be Télécom Edit

State operator for fixed lines and WiMAX + CDMA. Launched 4G in 2015 with coverage in Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Calavi, Ouidah and in Allada. 

Data only sim card for 500 CFA  Available in their outlets , including one at Cotonou International Airport

Libercom Edit

Smaller operator soon to be dissolved state mobile operator.

Prepaid plan is called Eureka

Slow internet at 100 Kbps 



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