If you have a cell phone and a pre-paid Vodacom sim card or if you have a family top up cell phone contract with Vodacome, you will benefit from learning how to load your airtime. It is very simple to load any airtime and does not require too much effort or hassle. There are also several different ways of doing it, depending on your needs and how you purchase your airtime.
Even if you are not technologically savvy you will be able to learn how to load airtime onto your cell phone without much trouble.
Vodacom is a well-known, reputable cell phone network service provider. They offer coverage throughout the country and allow you to make calls to other countries as well. Vodacom offers airtime and data at a reasonable price and also sell cell phones, sim cards and offer a range of different cell phone contracts, internet dongles, laptops and other devices and services.
They are very competitive in the South African cell phone network and provider market and have a large following of satisfied and loyal customers. If you are interested in buying a cell phone, Vodacom definitely comes highly recommended and you should be very happy with the service you receive from them as well as the prices you will have to pay for cell phones, contracts and air time.
Why go with a pre-paid sim or with family top up?
Many people prefer to get a cell phone contract rather than just buying a cell phone and a sim card. There are several reasons for this: firstly, most cell phone contracts offer a free phone to the client. This means that you will pay a monthly fee and be provided with a cell phone, sim card and a certain amount of free minutes and sms’s every month.
Generally, you will be able to use your phone as much as you want and then you will receive a cell phone bill at the end of the month on top of your monthly contract costs. This option does not appeal to everyone because it is so easy to spend too much airtime and go over your limit. This is very dangerous and means that you will often be responsible for a very high bill when you cannot afford it.
Other people go for simply purchasing a cell phone and a sim card and then buy airtime whenever they need it. This is affordable on a month to month basis, but you must remember that you will have to pay the once off cost of the cell phone itself which can be incredibly high. Many people end up buying phones with credit cards or buying second hand cell phones to avoid this high cost.
Another option, which may be a happy medium for many people, is a family top up contract. With this sort of contract individuals still get a cell phone and sim card for a monthly cost, but instead of racking up a huge cell phone bill and receiving it at the end of the month, they get a certain amount of airtime per month (paid for by their monthly fee) and this airtime will simply run out when it is used up. Thereafter, if individuals want more airtime, they can simply top up with a pay as you go voucher.
How to load Vodacom airtime
Loading Vodacom airtime is very simple. If you go to a store and purchase an amount of airtime, you will receive a voucher with a number on it. This number is usually quite long.
The simplest way of loading your airtime is by dialling *100*01*NUMBER#. Your airtime will be loaded to your phone immediately. You can also phone the number that will be on the airtime voucher and they will ask you to key in the voucher number during the call.
Another simple way of loading Vodacome airtime is directly through your bank account. If you have internet banking you can simply log in, select ‘buy prepaid airtime’ and key in your cell phone number. The airtime will be loaded directly to your cell phone.
If you have cell phone banking you will simply have to select ‘buy prepaid airtime’ out of the options you are given and then choose the amount of airtime you want. Again, the airtime will be loaded onto your cell phone immediately. To find out more about internet and cell phone banking, contact your financial service provider.