How do I call a South African mobile number from the UK?


There are a few things you need to know before you can call a South African mobile number from the UK. The first is that you need to use the correct dialling code. The dialling code for South Africa is +27. You will also need to remove the first zero from the mobile number you are trying to reach. So, if you are trying to reach a number that starts with 0, you would instead dial 27 followed by the rest of the number. For example, if you are trying to reach 079 123 4567, you would dial 2779 123 4567.

Another thing to keep in mind is that South Africa has multiple mobile networks, so you will need to know which network your contact is using. The four major networks in South Africa are Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom. If you are not sure which network your contact is using, you can try all of them by dialling the number with each of the network’s codes. The codes are as follows:

Vodacom: *135*

MTN: *141*

Cell C: *147*

Telkom: *148*

For example, if you are trying to reach 079 123 4567 on Vodacom, you would dial *135*079 123 4567.

Keep in mind that calling a South African mobile number from the UK will incur international charges. You will either need to have an international calling plan with your mobile service provider or use a calling card.

There are a few things to keep in mind when calling a South African mobile number from the UK. The first is that you will need to use the correct country code. The country code for South Africa is +27. This should be followed by the nine digit mobile number. So, for example, if you were calling 082 123 4567, you would dial +27 82 123 4567.

Another thing to keep in mind is that there may be a time difference between the UK and South Africa. South Africa is two hours ahead of the UK, so keep this in mind when making calls. It’s also worth noting that mobile numbers in South Africa can be either eight or nine digits long.

Finally, it’s important to be aware of the cost of calling a South African mobile number from the UK. Depending on your phone plan, this can be quite expensive. It’s always a good idea to check with your service provider before making any international calls.


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