Do you wish to learn how to check the RICA status on your Cell C SIM? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Cell C is a major player on the South African telecommunications scene. If you are one of their customers, you may find yourself having to check whether or not your SIM is registered in line with the dictates of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA). So, how do you do it? And is it possible to check your CellC RICA status online?
Steps to check your Cell C SIM’s RICA status
To check your Cell C SIM’s RICA status, you need to take the following steps;
- On your Cell C phone, dial *133*7422#.
- You can also dial *133*RICA#.
- You will get notification regarding your RICA status.
Is it possible to check my Cell C RICA status online?
That’s a common question among Cell C customers. Most are looking to check their RICA statuses online. That would actually be quick and convenient. However, the answer to that is no. It’s not possible to check your CellC RICA status over the internet.
As far as we know, MTN is the only network that allows its subscribers to view their RICA statuses over the internet. It’s surprising that others, including Vodacom, do not have this feature. It would be very convenient.
Why bother checking your RICA status?
The deadline for every SIM to be registered in South Africa expired in 2011. It’s probably safe to say by now, almost all SIMs have been registered. So, why would any Cell C South Africa customer seek to find out their RICA status at this point in time?
Well, you may have gotten your SIM from somebody else and you will be looking to check to see who the SIM is registered to. Or maybe you are trying to resurrect an old SIM that you haven’t used in a long time. In that case, it would be prudent to check it’s RICA status first.