SIM-SONKE is quite simply South Africa’s best prepaid package – nothing else comes close. No matter which way you look at it, it’s the best value for your ZAR: 29c per MB, 29c per minute to Telkom SIMs, 75c per minute to other SIMs. You can even buy unlimited calls to other Telkom numbers for R5 per day or R20 per week!

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What are the features SIM-SONKE?

  • 29c per minute on calls to Telkom mobile numbers (billed per second)
  • Pay R20 and get 7 days of unllimited day calls (dial *180# to purchase this benefit with airtime)
  • 75c per minute on calls to other SA mobile & fixed line networks (billed per second)
  • 29c per SMS, MMS or MB of data
  •  Recharge with R5 to R19 and get 1 night of unlimited calls to Telkom Mobile number (7pm – 7am)
  • Recharge with R20 and up and get 7 nights of unlimited calls to Telkom mobile numbers (7pm – 7am)
  • Pay R5 and get 1 day of unlimited calls to Telkom mobile number

What are the benefits of SIM-SONKE

  • Most affordable prepaid plan in SA
  • Per-second billing to help you save
  • Free SMSs on the Telkom network, whenever you recharge from R5
  • Now you can afford to talk and message for less! 


What is SIM-SONKE?

  • SIM-SONKE is a Telkom Mobile per second prepaid tariff plan available at Telkom stores and other participating outlets.

How much do I pay for the SIM-SONKE starter pack?

  • You will pay R0.99 for the starter pack. You will also need to RICA the SIM card.
  • Please note: Should you transfer or in any manner provide your SIM to any person other than a family member, you are obliged to notify Telkom Mobile and provide this information in respect of this other person, as per legal requirements.
  • Can I port from another network to Telkom's SIM-SONKE?
  • Yes, you can move from another network onto the Telkom Mobile SIM-SONKE plan. To do this: Go to a Telkom store (Click here to find your nearest store.) Or phone the call centre on 081 180

Can I use the SIM-SONKE SIM card anywhere in South Africa?

  • Yes, SIM-SONKE is available nationwide.

How much do I pay on the SIM-SONKE plan?

  • You pay 29 cents per minute for calls to any Telkom mobile number, billed per second.
  • You pay 75 cents per minute to any other SA mobile and national land line numbers (Telkom and Neotel), billed per second.

Where can I purchase Telkom SIM-SONKE airtime?

  • At Telkom stores
  • At participating dealers
  • At participating banks: FNB, Nedbank, ABSA and Standard Bank
  • Online via internet banking

Can I use Telkom airtime to recharge SIM-SONKE?

  • Yes, Telkom Mobile airtime voucher can be used to recharge SIM-SONKE.

Can I move from SIM-SONKE to other Telkom Mobile plans?

  • Yes, you can move from SIM-SONKE to other Telkom mobile plans. You will, however, lose all your SIM-SONKE benefits.