How To Activate a New Telkom SIM Card

How To Activate a New Telkom SIM Card

What is SIM Card?

A SIM card is an integrated circuit intended to securely store an international mobile subscriber identity number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices.

How To Activate a New Telkom SIM Card

Telkom SIMs need to be activated individually and by inserting the SIM in a handheld device. Activate a Telkom SIM by dialing *101# two to three times and restarting the device until you receive a balance SMS confirmation message. SIM supply: Flickswitch can supply and RICA Telkom SIMs in bulk.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my Telkom line?

Go to your T-kash Menu. Select ‘Activate’. Enter your identification document number (The one used during registration). Enter Date of Birth (Format:DDMMYYYY).

How do I know if my Telkom SIM is activated?

While waiting for the SIM to be activated, you can insert the SIM into the router. The red light on the router confirms that the SIM is still inactive. Once the red light changes to a light green/blue colour, the SIM will be active.

Why is my new Telkom SIM card not working?

Has the SIM card been inserted properly? Check the SIM card position and condition check that the SIM card is free from defects (frequent removal of the SIM card can cause gradual damage to the metal contacts, which can degrade or destroy signal), and double-check that it is sitting in the SIM tray correctly.

How do I talk to Telkom customer care?

Simply dial 081180 and get assistance managing your account, make changes and more.

How do I verify my Telkom line?

To verify if ur SIM card is registered,dial *232# . You will receive details of the registration i.e Name,ID No.

What is the phone number for Telkom debit order?


A debit order payment is always on time, which means that you can enjoy an uninterrupted service and never have to pay interest. To keep control, you set a limit on your debit order. For information on how to pay by debit order, call 10210/10217.

How do I get free SMS on Telkom?

Telkom said it does offer free SMSes to customers depending on their bundles. Postpaid customers receive 50 free SMSes per day on voice plans, and prepaid customers receive 50 free SMSes after sending five paid SMSes at R0.

Can I use Telkom LTE data on my phone?

Can I use my own device? Yes. You can use any LTE device as long as you have Telkom LTE coverage.

How does the Telkom app work?

What’s more, this free app features a ‘Quick Links’ option that allows you to buy airtime and data in an instant. Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed in with your online Telkom username and password, you’ll also be able to view your subscription, manage your products and change your spend limit.

What is the code for Telkom more nice?


Mo’Nice is a campaign available to Prepaid and Post-paid Telkom Mobile and MegaTel customers. Mo’Nice offers are tailor made for individual customers and therefore offers and prices may vary for each customer. How do I get Mo’Nice offers? Mo’Nice offers can only be bought by dialling *123#.