How to buy Prepaid Data Bundles

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There are few easy steps and ways to buying Telkom prepaid data bundles.
You can buy via USSD: you need to dial *180# and follows the prompts.
Via Self-Service-Portal:Log in or register on telkom.co.za to make the purchase.
Via Telkom App (for iOS and Android):Choose the ‘TopUp’ menu and select your data bundle.

Or Visit your nearest Telkom Shop..



To check your data balance, use one of the following options:-

  • Log in to the Telkom Self service portal,
  • Send an SMS via your modem dashboard to *188# or
  • Dial *188# under the USSD tab on your data modem dashboard or
  • Insert your SIM card into your mobile phone, dial *188# or send an SMS to 188.

To change your Sim-Card Tariff Plan
Dial *180# – Select option 5 and follow the prompts.