Buy South African airtime online

The fast, simple way to send an airtime recharge

Use on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Mobile phone airtime is added instantly to phones on 8ta, Cell C, MTN and Vodacom.

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What is an airtime top-up?

Prepaid mobile phones need airtime, also known as credit or talktime, so that users can make calls, send texts and access online services. With WorldRemit, you can support friends and family living, working or travelling in South Africa by sending an airtime top-up directly to their mobile phone.

You can buy South African airtime online in more than 145 countries around the world, including the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and many more. Once the top-up is complete, your recipient’s phone will usually be credited with the airtime within minutes.    

How to buy South African airtime online

Sending airtime to South Africa is simple, safe and secure. There are also no fees for our airtime top-up service so you can stay in touch for less.

  • Select the ‘Airtime’ option from the dropdown menu in the blue ‘Send to’ box
  • Enter the mobile phone number of the person you’re sending the airtime to
  • Choose the airtime top-up amount
  • Pay online
  • You and your recipient will receive an SMS notification once the top-up is complete

You can buy South African airtime online with a credit card or debit card.

What networks can you send airtime to?

You can buy South African airtime online for all of the country’s leading networks. That includes Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta. The recipient will be able to use the airtime to send texts, make calls and use data, though it’s worth noting that the data can’t be transferred into cash.

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