Are you looking to port from CellC to Vodacom? If yes, sit back and relax as we show you how to do it! Vodacom is South Africa’s largest mobile communications companies. It currently has over 42 million customers in the country. You may be looking to join the bandwagon by moving to Vodacom from Cell C. The following is how to do it;
Steps to Port to Vodacom from Cell C
To port from Cell C to Vodacom, you need to take the following steps;
- First you need to buy a Vodacom SIM.
- RICA your SIM.
- With the old Cell C number still in your phone, create a message with the following; portme + new SIM number. (Eg portme 0828625363)
- Send the message to 082 767 8287.
- You will receive a confirmation message and another message with the date when you will be moved to Vodacom.
- The day after your port date, put your new SIM into your phone and dial 136. This will activate your new SIM on the Vodacom network.
How long does it take to port from CellC to Vodacom?
Many people worry that they are going to have to wait long periods for their numbers to become active on the Vodacom network. However, that is hardly the case. Porting from Cell C to Vodacom generally takes place within 24 hours. However, you can defer it to some other date no more than a month away if that is what you prefer.
Who is this service for?
This service is available for prepaid customers. If you are on Cell C prepaid, then you can port to Vodacom. Contract customers from any other network can also port to Vodacom. However, the process is a bit different. You are going to need to visit your nearest Vodacom shop to get the process done.
Why switch to Vodacom from Cell C?
Most people usually have good reason for moving from one network to another. Number porting has become an important feature on South Africa’s telecommunications scene. We have previously written on how to port from Cell C to Telkom. Each year, millions of people go through the process. So, you are not alone. Most people port from CellC to Vodacom because they are looking for better service.
As noted, Vodacom is the biggest telecommunications company in South Africa. There are reasons for it’s growth, not least of which is the fact that service on the network tends to be better than on any other network. Meanwhile, Cell C is the third largest company on the South African telecoms scene. You may have joined Cell C initially due to it’s low tariffs. However, you may now be looking to move to another network that offers more.