Are you looking for information on how to RICA your Cell C SIM? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Cell C is one of the major forces on the mobile communications scene in South Africa. If you have just bought a Cell C SIM, you will need to register it in line with 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 RICA a Cell C SIM online?
How to Register your Cell C SIM
To RICA your CellC SIM, you need to take the following steps;
- Get hold of all the Cell C RICA documents.
- Go to your nearest Cell C store. Take along the required documents.
- Your documents are verified using computer programs.
- Finally, you will get and SMS telling you that your SIM has now been registered.
Cell C RICA Documents
There are certain documents that you are going to need when registering your Cell C SIM. Registration cannot take place without these items. The following are the Cell C RICA documents;
- You need to have your South African green bar coded ID book or a Passport.
- You also need to have proof of residence. This can be a utility bill in your name, a store statement or a bank statement.
- You also need to have your Cell C SIM Pack. So, don’t throw anything away when you buy your SIM.
What if you can’t find proof of address?
The proof of address tends to be the hardest thing for people to find when registering their Cell C SIMs. Most people do not own a property. And some do not have bank accounts. So, what do you do in those instances? Does it mean you won’t be able to buy a cell phone line?
The good news is that you can still do a Cell C SIM RICA by getting a letter from your nearest church or your nearest school. Present the letter along with all your other documents and you should be good to go. So, people who live in informal settlements can still register their Cell C SIMs.
Is it possible to RICA Cell C Online?
Unfortunately, it’s not yet possible to RICA Cell C online. That’s something that quite a lot of people are looking for. Other networks such as Vodacom allow their users to RICA their SIMs online. That’s not possible with Cell C. To get registered, you are going to have to walk into your nearest Cell C shop.
Is it possible to RICA a CellC line over the phone?
Not, it’s not possible to do this. At the moment, CellC only allows people to register their lines in store. So, this is probably something that you need to do soon after buying your SIM. While in-store, you can then complete the RICA process.
That’s the simplest thing to do. Make sure when you go out to buy a Cell C SIM that you have carried all the required documentation. Then while inside the Cell C shop or agency, it will be a simple matter to register your SIM at the time of purchase. Anyway, check out our article on how to port to Cell C from other network in South Africa.