How to Buy Data or Airtime on Telkom and Make Payments On Your Account

Making calls and surfing the internet are the major reasons we all have phones and other electronic gadgets like tablets and laptops. However, without airtime and data on your phones, the purpose of having one is almost defeated. All Telkom users at one point or another will need to purchase airtime and/or data from Telkom, and while some Telkom users are already familiar with the process, others are not.

If you fall into the second category, it’s nothing to worry about. Just keep reading this article, and before you are done, you would have known how to buy airtime and data from Telkom using various means.

Buying Data and Airtime From Telkom is Easy

Telkom is one of the biggest network providers in South Africa, and the telecommunications company has been in existence for over two decades. Over the years, they have improved with fast-growing technology. To improve their customer’s experience, Telkom has come with several methods for purchasing airtime and data to suit the different preferences of their customers.

How to Purchase Airtime on Telkom Mobile

Data or Airtime on Telkom

There are four different methods of buying Telkom airtime for customers to choose from based on their preferences. 

1. You Can Buy Airtime from Telkom Website

To purchase airtime from the Telkom website, you will have to have data on your phone. This method is very easy and straightforward; follow the simple steps below:

  • Visit the official Telkom website.
  • Using your password and username, login into the self-service portal
  • Click or tap on the purchase airtime option
  • Input the amount of airtime you will like to purchase.
  • Pay for the airtime
  • Your device will be credited with the amount of airtime you paid for.

If you are yet to register to the Telkom self-service, instead of clicking the login button, click on Register and input the required details, after which you can now log in.

2. You Can Recharge Your Line Using the Telkom Recharge Code

This is one of the most convenient ways of recharging your Telkom line. This is probably because it is one of the easiest methods, and unlike other methods, you don’t need to have data on your line to use the Telkom recharge code. All you need to do is to purchase a Telkom Voucher card from a vendor.

Most small shops around different communities sell Telkom Voucher cards. The value of the voucher card you buy will determine the amount of airtime you will load into your line. After buying the voucher, you will have to use the Telkom Recharge code to load the airtime into your phone, which brings us to the question, what is the recharge code for Telkom mobile?

Recharge Code for Telkom Mobile

Data or Airtime on Telkom

The recharge code for Telkom mobile is *188*number on voucher card#. All you need to do is dial the code and voucher card number on your device and then #. This method of buying airtime is suitable for any phone.

3. Airtime Can Also Be Purchased Via the Telkom Mobile App

You can also purchase Telkom airtime from your Telkom mobile app. To do that, you will have to download the mobile app from the Google play store or App store for android and iPhone users, respectively. After downloading the app, register your line on the app. Now the app is on your phone, here is how to buy airtime from your Telkom mobile app:

  • Login into the app
  • Choose the purchase airtime option
  • Choose the amount of airtime you will like to purchase
  • Make payment for the airtime.
  • Immediately your payment is confirmed, you will receive the airtime on your Telkom line.

4. You Can Also Buy Airtime from Your Bank Account

Buying airtime from your bank is one of the commonest methods of buying Airtime. Here is how to buy Airtime from your bank account using your bank mobile app.

  • Login into your bank mobile app.
  • Choose the purchase airtime option
  • Select the network you will like to recharge
  • Input your Telkom number
  • input the amount of Airtime you will like to buy.
  • Insert your pin
  • The amount will be debited from your account and credited to your line as Airtime.

How to Purchase Telkom Data Bundles

Data or Airtime on Telkom

There are various methods for purchasing data on your Telkom line, and they include:

1. Converting Airtime to Data

Converting airtime to data is one of the ways Telkom users buy data. After buying airtime by using any of the methods above, all you need to do is convert the airtime to data, and here is how to go about it.

  • Ensure that you have a sufficient amount of airtime.
  • Dial *180#
  • Choose the data bundle you will like to purchase
  • An equivalent amount of airtime will be deducted from your airtime balance, and you will be credited with the data bundle you choose.

2. You Can Purchase Telkom Data Using Telkom Mobile App

You can buy data directly using the Telkom Mobile app, and here is how to go about it.

  • Login into your Telkom mobile app
  • Choose the purchase data option
  • Select a data bundle
  • Pay for the bundle you selected
  • Your line will be credited with the amount of data you paid for.

3. You Can Also Buy Data from Telkom Website

Telkom users can also buy data bundles directly from the Telkom website. If you wish to use this method, here is how to do it:

  • Visit the official Telkom website.
  • Using your password and username, log in to the self-service portal
  • Select the load data option
  • Follow the prompts to choose a bundle
  • Pay for your preferred bundle

How to Pay Your Telkom Bills

Like buying airtime and data, there are also various ways to pay your Telkom bills – you can pay online, via your bank, or through the post office. 

To pay your bills online by using any of the following methods:

  • Your bank mobile app: Select Telkom as a beneficiary, and use your bill’s reference number to make payments.
  • Creating a debit order: This is like a contract between you and your bank to deduct a certain amount of money from your account to pay Telkom for their services.
  • Use of EasyPay: You can also visit the official EasyPay website to make your payment.

Note: You can also visit your bank to make a payment or pay at any ATM stand around you. If you pay your bills at the post office, ensure that you are given a receipt as evidence of payment. Telkom bears the cost for those who do not pay their Telkom bills at the required time until you pay. However, they charge an interest rate of 21.5% per year, which will be calculated after making payments.

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Romeo Ndlovu
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