Are you looking to port you current number from Cell C to Telkom? If yes, then you need to read this article. Porting from Cell C to Telkom is surprising easy. You will be done in a couple of minutes. And the benefits are surprisingly many, as you will see in the rest of this article.
How to port from Cell C to Telkom
In order to port from Cell C to Telkom, you need to carry out the following steps;
- Make sure that you are using the phone with the SIM whose number you wish to port.
- Open SMS on your Phone.
- Type in PORTME#idnumber#iccid
- Send this to 081 160 7678
What is the ICCID?
You are required to have your SIM’s ICCID when porting from Cell C to Telkom. But what’s an ICCID? Well, it’s the 20 digit number that’s written on the back of your SIM. It usually starts with an 89. So, you are going to have to write it down to complete the entire process.
How long does it take to port a number from Cell C to Telkom?
You should expect up to 3 days for your porting request from Cell C to Telkom to be approved. However, in most instances, approval comes in as little as 3 days. So, you won’t have to wait that long to move from one network to the other.
Why would you move from Cell C to Telkom?
The main reason for moving from Cell C to Telkom is cost. Telkom tends to be one of the cheapest Telecommunications providers in South Africa. That’s despite the fact that it actually rends space on other networks, since it doesn’t have that much infrastructure as far as mobile communications are concerned. Telkom roams mostly on Vodacom, meaning you will get all the benefits of being on that network should you move from Cell C.
So, this is something that you may wish to look into as a way of making savings on mobile broadband and on other things. One of the best things about doing porting in the country is that you can always move back and forth to find the right deals. And you will, most of the time, keep your number. So, you don’t have to worry about getting lost to your contacts as you move between networks.
If you need to reach out to Telkom, here is their Customer Care Number for South Africa. Also, here is how to change the WiFi pasword on a Telkom router.