Do you wish to learn how to activate SMS roaming on Telkom mobile South Africa? A lot of South Africans travel abroad on a daily basis. There are also many people living and working in the country. They often visit their home countries. But how do people stay connected while travelling abroad. The answer is roaming. This allows you to use your South African SIM while in another country. We have a previous article in which we talked about how to activate international roaming on Telkom. The challenge with a blanket roaming activation is that it can be expensive. That’s the reason why most people prefer to activate SMS roaming only.
Activate Telkom SMS only roaming
The following is how to activate SMS roaming on Telkom;
- Dial *180# on your phone and follow the prompts. You have the option to choose full roaming, SMS only roaming and data roaming.
- You can also switch on text only roaming through the Telkom app.
- SMS roaming can also be turned on through the Telkom website. You will need to log in to access this service.
Why opt for text only roaming on Telkom?
Before the introduction of full roaming, SMS only roaming was the only available option for Telkom customers. Today, you can access the full range of roaming services.
However, the challenge with that is that roaming can be rather expensive. In most instances, you are charged not only for the calls that you make, but also for the ones that you receive.
It’s the reason why a lot of people would rather only have SMS roaming. Let’s assume that you are visiting Zimbabwe as an example. When roaming on the Econet network, you will be charged R10 for calls both locally and to South Africa. Meanwhile, sending an SMS will cost you R4. So, text is rather cheap.
In this article we showed you how to activate SMS only roaming on Telkom South Africa. This option is available for both contract and prepaid customers. It was noted that SMS only roaming has the advantage of being cheaper. That’s the reason why most people prefer it to full roaming.