This practical tutorial shows how you can Port From Cell C To Vodacom and still keep your number. In my previous article, I talked about how you can port from Vodacom to Cell C.
The same way it is possible to port your Vodacom number to Cell C is the same way it is possible to port your Cell C number to Vodacom in South Africa. There is a slight difference.
Why Port From Cell To Vodacom?
In case you don’t know what porting is, porting allows you to retain your phone number when changing your mobile network provider without losing your phone number.
That’s to say that if you are using a Cell C number and you want to change to Vodacom network, you don’t have to be given a new number. All you have to do is to transfer your mobile network provider without losing anything.
Porting is actually the safest thing to do with no stress at all.
In this article, I will show you how you can successfully Port From Cell C To Vodacom in South Africa without experiencing any glitch whatsoever.
One of the frustrating experiences is not to successfully port your number. It can be worrisome and traumatizing. To avoid glitches, ensure you do not read hurriedly.
Take your time to read each line because it’s a part of your journey to successfully port your Cell C number to Vodacom in South Africa.
In 2019 Statista revealed that Vodacom accounts for 42% of users in South Africa, MTN 40.1%, Cell C 15.1%. That’s to say that Vodacom has the highest number of users in South Africa. Vodacom mobile network provider has a high percentage of users because of the satisfaction its users derive from its service.
To port your Cell C number to Vodacom, you have your Cell C sim card intact in your phone. You will not be able to proceed to the next step without having your Cell C sim you want to port to Vodacom.
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If you have the sim card with you, you can commence the process of porting your Cell C number to Vodacom. Don’t worry, it is not a herculean task.
Please note that the following steps only works in South Africa.
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How To Port From Cell C To Vodacom
The following are steps to sim swap Cell C to Vodacom or port from Cell C to Vodacom:
1. Keep your Cell C sim card number in your phone
Since your intention is to Port From Cell C To Vodacom, the first step you need to take is not to throw away the Cell C sim card or misplace it. If you do, then any attempt to port to Vodacom will be a herculean task.
2. Clear your Cell C debt and Credit
If you are owing Cell C, then your Port From Cell C To Vodacom will not be successful. Kindly pay off your credits and debt you owed to Cell C.
3. Load airtime on your Cell C ( because you are going to send SMS)
You will need to send an SMS from your Cell C sim card present in your phone to vodacom. R1 is enough, but if you cannot get R1, then R5 is okay
4. Make sure your Cell C is not a contract line
To Port From Cell C To Vodacom works if your Cell C is a prepaid Cell C. If your Cell C line is a contract line, then it will not be successful.
5. You cannot port a lost Cell C to Vodacom
This might not be a good thing to know. You cannot Port From Cell C To Vodacom while your Cell C is lost. How will you send the SMS? The first thing to do is to do the SIM swap before porting.
Porting a lost Cell C directly to Vodacom or MTN used to work before but it is no longer working. Do not let anyone scam you.
6. Buy a new Vodacom starter pack and get it rica
To Port From Cell C To Vodacom, buy a new Vodacom starter pack sim card, get it registered i.e rica’d it with your name and ID.
Do not use a Vodacom sim card that is already rica’d i.e pre-ricad; you only use a rica’d Vodacom that is registered at that immediate moment you want to port your Cell C to Vodacom.
7. Send an SMS text from the Cell C sim card in the phone
With your Cell C sim card inside your phone, text portme with the 20 digit serial number on the vodacom card to 0827678287 e.g portme 88484000000004153333 to 0827678287.
The text message from your Cell C will be in this format ( an example).. portme 20digitserial number to 0827678287.
8. Get confirmation message
Wait till you receive a confirmation message for your request. After you receive a confirmation number (2 SMS), you will receive a message that contains the date you will be moved from Cell C to Vodacom.
In most cases from experience, the porting process takes approximately 6 hours.
In addition, if you Port From Cell C To Vodacom on weekends, it will not be successful or it will only take effect on weekdays.
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9. Be Patient
Do not remove the Cell C from your phone, leave it inside, wait till you discover that you are not able to check your cell c balance or even call ( network will disappear); at that point, it means you have been moved to Vodacom network.
Then, remove the Cell C from your phone and insert the Vodacom sim card. Once the Vodacom sim card is in your phone, wait for about 5 minutes, then dial 136 to activate.
10. Dial 136
You have to dial 136, and listen to the voice prompt before it will start working.
Once you try out the steps written in this article, let me know how this article has helped you in the comment box. I look forward to hearing from you.
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