Are you looking for the Telkom mobile SMS center number? Late entrant Telkom mobile has grown over the past few years at the expense of other networks in South Africa. If you are one of those people who joined the network, there may be a time when you need to manually input the Telkom message centre number. So, what is it and how to you add it to your phone?
Telkom Message Centre Number
The Telkom SMS centre number is +2781191. That’s the number for both contract and prepaid customers. Other networks have different numbers for the 2 groups of subscribers, but Telkom only uses one message center number.
How do I set up the Message Center number for Telkom?
Under normal circumstances, you don’t actually need to do anything to get the Telkom SMS center number on your phone. You get this number automatically along with all the other Telkom settings.
However, there are situations where you will need to do things the manual way. This could be if you have noticed that you are no longer able to receive or send SMSes. The following are the steps for setting up the message centre number on Telkom for those using Android phones;
- Go to Messages on your phone.
- Click on the three dot’s to the top right of your screen.
- Next, click on Settings.
- In Settings, click on Advanced.
- Now look for the Message Center section and input the number given above. It may be there by another name, such as the Service center or Sending options.
Are the steps the same for different phones?
The steps given above are for Android devices. However, the essence of what you are looking to do will be the same no matter what your phone’s OS is. You want to get to the Settings section for your Messages. From there, you can change the SMS center number.
So, there are differences depending on the type of phone that you have. Even for those using Android, there will be differences depending on the version of Android that they have. But the steps are basically easy to follow. You don’t need to hire something to do this for you.
Why look for the Telkom SMS centre number?
This is something that we have already discussed. People look for the Telkom SMS centre number when some problem develops with messaging on their phones. We are talking normal messaging here, not WhatsApp and other tools.
So, when you reach out to Telkom telling them that your phone is not delivering messages, they will tell you to check out the center number. If it’s not there, then you will need to input the above number. If it’s there, they will tell you to get in touch so they can further diagnose the problem.
Anyway, if you have other issues that need resolution, we have a vibrant Forum at SA Broadband. Don’t hesitate to take part to get help from our panel of experts on various technology related issues. You may also be interested in our article on how to stop airtime disappearing on Telkom.