The cost of making an international call from other countries in the world to Nigeria is usually high. This could be true if you do not know about the boss revolution. With Boss Revolution, you can call anybody in Nigeria for just a little fee and top-up their mobile phones.
Leaving Nigeria for the U.S, the U.K, Canada, Australia, or any other country in the world for studies, work, or business is usually rewarding. The experience that comes with it could be mind-blowing. While you are travelling abroad, you are leaving behind family, friends, and colleagues. You will need to keep in touch with these people whenever the need arises.
Today, the advent of technology has made it possible to easily interact with anybody in a part of the world using social media. As you are residing in the new country, you can also communicate with anybody in Nigeria via social media. But what if the person you wish to call in Nigeria is not on social media? How do you go about it?
An alternative could be to call the person’s mobile number but this is not cost-effective. In order words, the cost of calling someone in Nigeria from other countries in the world may be too high. Then, this is where Boss Revolution comes in handy. By using the Boss Revolution app, you can make calls with someone in Nigeria at a cheaper rate.
In this guide, you will get to know about Boss Revolution, how you can use it to make cheap calls to Nigeria, and how to top up the Boss Revolution app.
What is Boss Revolution?
Boss Revolution is a Card-less, PIN-less prepaid international service that you can use to send money, make calls, and pay bills. The service is provided by IDT Telecom (a subsidiary of International Discount Telecommunications Corporation -IDT Corp).
Boss Revolution has been in business since 2008 providing customers with stand-alone international calling cards and money transfers. Recently, the company launched Boss Revolution Mobile which provides wireless phone service and International Mobile Top Up (IMTU) service that lets customers top up mobiles in other countries. The Sprint network offers cellular service.
In 2021, Boss Revolution rebranded to Boss Wireless to become an MVNO of T-Mobile. With a Boss Revolution app, you can make free international calls to over 60 countries all over the world. You can also use the app to make unlimited calls, send texts, and browse the internet starting from $10 per month.
Additionally, you can use the Boss Revolution app to send money to Nigeria and other countries in the world.
The Boss Revolution app is accessible on Android and iOS devices. Interestingly, the app generates revenue through in-app purchases.
What are the features of Boss Revolution?
The Boss Revolution app has many features that users enjoy. The features are as follows:
- International calling
- Mobile top-up
- International money transfer
- Automatic payments
1. International calling
Boss Revolution allows users to make international calls to several countries all over the world. The app also offers free international calls to more than 60 countries worldwide. You can also get unlimited calls and text messaging when you subscribe to the app starting at $10 per month.
To make calls with the Boss Revolution app, you will first need to create a Boss Revolution account with funds for international calling. After creating the account, dial the access number that you received while setting up your account. Once you hear the prompt, dial the number of the person you wish to speak with. Make sure that you include the person’s country code and city code alongside the phone number before dialling.
2. Mobile top-up
Boss Revolution offers two types of mobile top-up services such as an international mobile top-up and a domestic top-up.
The international mobile top-up allows users to recharge the mobile phones of their family, friends, or colleagues abroad. Generally, it is very fast and easy to top up prepaid mobile phones. If you wish to do an international top-up, you will need your recipient’s country, mobile phone service provider, and prepaid mobile phone number.
The domestic mobile top lets users recharge prepaid mobile phones in the U.K. Before topping up, you will need only your mobile phone service provider. Immediately you top up, you will receive a PIN via SMS text and/or email together with a guideline on how to redeem the airtime.
3. International money transfer
Boss Revolution allows you to transfer money to someone in another country. You can only make the money transfer from the United States to another country. There are two pathways to sending money using Boss Revolution.
You may choose to sign up on the Boss Revolution website and send a money transfer online or transfer money using the BOSS Money App. Alternatively, you can send money to someone at a participating Boss Revolution retail store.
If you want to send money, the minimum amount you can transfer is $10 while the maximum transferrable amount is $2,999. The maximum transferrable amount may be lower depending on the recipient’s country or the delivery method you choose.
Once you make a money transfer, the recipient will receive it within some minutes through mobile wallet, cash pickup, bank deposit, or home delivery. For cash pickup and home delivery, the recipient must show evidence of identification and may also need a pickup number so as to claim the money.
Meanwhile, the money sent may not arrive on time on certain occasions due to holidays, delivery method, time zone, agent hours, and some necessary review processes.
4. Automatic payments
The automatic payment feature on Boss Revolution comes in two forms – auto-recharge and auto-renewal.
Automatic recharge is a feature on Boss Revolution that makes sure users have funds for their international calling service while the auto-renewal feature renews a user’s unlimited plan before its expiration date.
Both features use a credit or debit card that is linked with the user’s bank account to renew the unlimited plan thereby ensuring that the user does not run out of talk time. Users can control how much to add to their accounts using the Auto-Renewal settings in the account centre.
To access the auto-renewal feature, click here.
Does Boss Revolution work in Nigeria?
Unfortunately, you cannot use Boss Revolution in Nigeria to call individuals in another country, top-up airtime, or send money to them.
Boss Revolution only works in Nigeria when someone from the U.S., the U.K, or some other country uses Boss Revolution (either via the app or website) to call someone, top-up airtime, or send money to another person in Nigeria.
To call Nigeria with Boss Revolution, download the app from App Store or Google Play and sign up for an account. Then add funds to your international calling balance and start calling.
If you are in the United States and you wish to send money to Nigeria, select Nigeria as the country you are sending money to, enter the amount of money you want to send to your beneficiary, and select the method of payment (wallet, bank deposit, or cash pickup).
How To Use Boss Revolution To Make Cheap Calls To Nigeria
One of the services that Boss Revolution offers is international calling. If you are staying in another country, you can reach out to your family, friends, or colleagues in Nigeria using Boss Revolution.
To call Nigeria from another country using Boss Revolution, you will first create a Boss Revolution account and add funds to it for international calling. Click here to sign up for a Boss Revolution account.
There are two ways in which you can use Boss Revolution to make cheap calls to Nigeria. You can either make the call using the Boss Revolution app or the Boss Revolution access number.
1. Calling Nigeria from the BOSS Revolution App
The Boss Revolution app is available for download on Google Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iOS devices. It offers international calls, unlimited plans, and international mobile top-ups. The Boss Revolution can also be used to add funds to the calling balance and redeem Boss Revolution recharge cards.
After downloading the app on your mobile device, sign up or log in if you already have an account on the platform. To make a call to Nigeria, you can either call from the contacts or use the Dialpad. You do not need an access number before you can make a call using the Boss Revolution app.
To call from your contacts:
- Click on the address book and confirm that the phone number you wish to call is correct.
- Dial + 234 + City Code + Local Number.
- Place your call.
To call from the Dialpad:
- Press the + button to add the plus sign.
- Dial 234, add the city code, and the local number you wish to call in Nigeria.
- Place your call.
2. Calling Nigeria using a local access number
You can also call Nigeria through Boss Revolution without using the app. If you are not using the app to call, select and dial the local access number of the language you want. The access numbers you can choose from include:
- English: 716-271-BOSS (2677)
- Spanish: 716-770-BOSS (2677)
- Creole: 716-328-1927
- French: 716-328-9007
- Arabic: 716-328-9027
- Amharic: 716-328-9057
After dialling your local access number and hearing the welcome prompt, dial 001, 234, the city code, then the local number you wish to call.
How To Top Up Boss Revolution
Mobile top-up on Boss Revolution is a simple way to stay connected on phone without any break in communication resulting from low or insufficient airtime.
You can also send mobile airtime to more than 150 mobile phone service providers across 90 countries worldwide. The mobile top-up can be done either using the Boss Revolution app or on the website.
Top-up on Boss Revolution comes in two forms:
- International mobile top-up
- Domestic top-up.
1. International mobile top-up
If you wish to do an international mobile top-up on Boss Revolution, use the steps below:
- Enter the foreign mobile phone number that you wish to top up and the country code.
- Confirm the mobile service provider (carrier).
- Select the amount (usually in dollars) that you want to send to the number.
- Choose a payment method and enter payment details.
Click here for your international mobile top-up and follow the steps above.
Alternatively, you can visit a Boss Revolution retailer to send an instant international top-up or purchase an IMTU PIN to redeem it at your convenient time. To redeem an IMTU PIN, follow the steps below:
- Go to Redeem an IMTU PIN and enter the PIN that you received from the retailer or SMS/email receipt.
- Complete the CAPTCHA feature and click on Get Started.
- Confirm the mobile service provider and enter the foreign mobile number you wish to top up.
- Enter your details for receipt confirmation.
Immediately you complete an international mobile top-up, Boss Revolution sends your order to the carrier for the carrier to process the mobile top-up. The recipient gets the airtime instantly in most cases.
On rare occasions, the top-up may not be completed instantly due to system delays from the mobile service provider. If the top-up completes at a later time, the sender and the recipient will receive an SMS confirmation message.
2. Domestic mobile top-up?
Below is how you can top-up your U.K mobile number:
- Go to Domestic Mobile Top-Up and choose the U.K. mobile service provider.
- Select the amount of airtime you wish to add to the mobile number.
- Choose a payment method.
- Follow the PIN or redemption instructions that you will receive by SMS or email so as to redeem the airtime and top-up your mobile number.
Another alternative would be to visit a Boss Revolution retailer.
On the other hand, the amount of top-up you can send varies on some factors including the recipient’s country and mobile service provider (carrier). If you wish to know how much airtime you can send, set up your order and choose from a list of top-up amounts provided.
Whenever you are setting up your order, ensure to choose the correct mobile carrier for the mobile phone number you wish to top up. Your top-up will not be processed if you choose the wrong mobile carrier. Additionally, ensure that you are topping up a prepaid mobile number as you cannot top-up post-paid service plans.
NOTE: Ensure to check the mobile number you wish to top-up before completing your purchase as your payment CAN NOT be reversed if you top-up a wrong number.
The cost of making an international from other countries to Nigeria is usually high. Nowadays, you can call someone in Nigeria freely using social media platforms like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Keep in mind that everyone in Nigeria is not on social media.
If you wish to speak with a loved one in Nigeria who is not on social media, how do you deal with that? Boss Revolution offers you the perfect platform to call someone in Nigeria from another country like the U.S, or the U.K at an affordable fee. You can also send airtime (mobile top-up) to your loved ones in Nigeria using Boss Revolution.