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.

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.