How to port your number to Telkom

To port to Telkom, the first step is to buy a Telkom SIM card and register it with RICA. Next, using your old SIM, SMS ‘PORTME#’ followed by your ID number# and the 20-digit ICCIC number, (found at the back the new SIM card and starts with ‘89…’) to 081 160 7678.

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The process will take between 24 and 48 hours, after which you need to insert your new Telkom SIM into your phone. Contract subscribers will however need to visit a Telkom store and fill in an application form.