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Recharges to South Africa online

Buy airtime and data to any prepaid phone in South Africa in a few taps

    • Top up any Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C... prepaid phone
    • Recharge balance and data bundles instantly with no need to sign up
    • Easy, secure and hassle-free from your own device
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How to load airtime or data on any prepaid phone in South Africa

Buy balance or plans for you or your family and friends. Select the amount or bundle you want to send with no hidden costs! Place your order and the top-up will go through immediately.

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Frequently asked questions about top-ups to South Africa

What mobile networks in South Africa can I top up?

You can send top-ups online from doctorSIM to prepaid mobiles operating with the main mobile networks in South Africa: Telkom, Vodacom, MTN South Africa, Cell C, Lyca, etc.

This is the safest and most convenient way to recharge airtime or load data because you won't need to go to a retail store to purchase a voucher. In addition, sign-up is not required so the refill will go through as soon as you place your order!

You will be able to top up any phone from your own device 24/7. So it's also the most reliable solution if you want to buy airtime and data for your family and friends and make their day!

How do I load data on Vodacom?

You'll find it really easy to load data on any Vodacom at doctorSIM.

You only have to enter the Vodacom number and select the bundle that suits you best depending on how much data you need or you want to send.

Complete your order and enjoy messaging with your loved ones, watching videos and listening your playlists, posting your updates on social media, surfing the internet...

How can I check the remaining balance of a Telkom prepaid mobile?

You can find out how much airtime balance you have by dialing the code *188#. The balance will be displayed on your phone’s screen whenever you are in South Africa.

If you want to check your data balance, there are different ways you can choose among:

-Send an empty SMS to the number 188. You will receive an immediately response with all the details.
-Dial *188# on a phone which is operating with a Telkom SIM card. The details of your data will be displayed on the screen.
-Dial the number 188 on the phone's keypad. A voice menu will be activated. Keep following the prompts.

If you run out of airtime balance or data or you just want to send some, you can top up any Telkom phone instantly at doctorSIM.

How do I recharge my data pack on an MTN South Africa phone?

You can load data on any MTN South Africa mobile in a few taps.

It's as easy as recharging airtime, because you just need to enter the recipient phone and choose among the weekly and monthly data bundles available. There are different options so that you can select the data amount and the validity that suits you best!

As soon as you place your order, the data plan will be ready to use on the phone you entered. Have you decided who you are going to surprise today? Buy them a recharge directly on their cell phone!

Can I buy data bundles for a Cell C phone?

Yes, you can buy data bundles for any Cell C phone at doctorSIM.

Just enter the Cell C number, select the data plan you want to load and pay securely with no more hidden costs.

The top-up will go through in seconds so that you can keep in touch with the people you love.

You can also surprise them if you send a data pack as a gift to their Cell C phone; you know they'll love it!

How do I send airtime to a phone in South Africa from overseas?

You just need to enter the number you want to send the recharge to, confirm the mobile network the phone is operating with and the airtime amount or data bundle you are going to buy.
Place your order in no time and the top-up will go through immediately.

Yes, the airtime will be available within seconds because it is a fully online service!

You can use your own device for sending recharges to South Africa anywhere, anytime. So you won't have to wait anymore when you run out of balance or when you wish to buy airtime for someone you love, even if you are in other country.

Remember that you can also add a customized SMS on your order so that they receive your message along with your top-up!

What payment methods can I use for buying top-ups?

There are more than 30 secure methods supported by doctorSIM for paying mobile recharges, both in dollars or in euros.

You can choose among debit or credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, AliPay, WeChat, JCB, Klarna, iDEAL, Sofort... and many more

We are committed to protect all your data on your orders at doctorSIM. We strive every day to make things easier and always reliable for you to send your top-ups online securely and without hassle.