Prepaid mobile phone airtime vouchers are available from all major supermarkets, stationers and news agents as well as from all ATMs. Whether you need minutes to talk, or simply want to use your cell phone for the Internet or for sms’, your airtime will allow you to connect with the world around you. Although South Africa’s cell phone credit is the least affordable in the world, if you are a tourist from outside of SA you will be delighted with the exchange rate which makes your airtime much cheaper. Cellphones can be cheaper than using a land line Telkom phone and they allow you to keep in touch wherever in the world you are. The three major South African brands are Vodacom, Cell C and MTN.
When visiting the supermarket to buy prepaid mobile phone airtime vouchers all you need to do is ask for Vodacom, Cell C or MTN and the amount that you would like to spend. There are certain standard values that you can purchase. If you would like to design the amount of minutes you need by the value of money you’d like to spend, then the best placed to purchase your voucher is at your ATM. Here you can be more flexible with the credit amount you need. If you’re travelling it is much simpler and more affordable than trying to find a Telkom phone to keep in touch and you’ll be able to sms people around the world.
Deciding between brands is not really a big decision. The prices and tariffs for Vodacom, Cell C and MTN are about the same, and it really just depends on the promotions going at the moment. Speak to your cell phone vendor for information on comparative rates and whether it will be simpler for you to get minutes to talk or simply credit for smsing. They’ll have all the information you need on prepaid mobile phone airtime vouchers.