How to Activate 8ta Sim Card

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Before you can start making use of your 8ta sim, you need to be sure to activate the 8ta sim card. This is because failure to activate the sim card even after purchase will hinder the sim card from functioning. This article contains all you need to know about the 8ta sim card and how to activate it.

For the newbies, 8ta is a brand of popular network provider Telkom. Telkom (previously known as Telkom Mobile or 8ta is a South African mobile telecommunications company.  It was first launched in October 2010 as Telkom Mobile and in 2013, the name was changed to 8ta. However, the company is now referred to as Telkom.

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An 8ta sim has some significant special features that make it stand out amongst the rest. One of these features is that it is able to roam on MTN Network. So wherever you find yourself and there is no Telkom network coverage, please select MTN to connect.

Activating the 8ta sim card should not take more than 24 – 48 hours from signing up. Your Pure LTE SIM card can take up to 24 hours to activate after delivery. This is because immediately after you have made a purchase and the sim is delivered to you, the first thing you need to do is to insert your sim into a compatible device and go ahead to register it.

How to Activate 8ta Sim Card

  1. Insert the Telkom/8ta SIMs into a handheld device.
  2. After inserting, dial *101#.
  3. Repeat the dial two to three times.
  4. Restart the device until you receive a balance SMS confirmation message.
    This confirmation message is a sure sign that your sim has been activated and is ready for use.

However, in the case where the activation failed, please contact the Telkom mobile helpline and make sure the SIM ID on the card matches the SIM ID in your account with the service provider. Insert the SIM after your account has been updated. Restart your phone again and allow the activation process to complete fully.


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