Telkom, is a South African mobile telecommunications company. Telkom was launched in October 2010 and is owned by Telkom SOC. Telkom phone numbers use the 0811 to 0819 dialling prefixes. Telkom’s Main competitors in South African mobile telecommunication industry includes MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Rain 


Is 8ta and Telkom the same?

Telkom has used its own brand for the enterprise portion of its mobile business since the early days of 8ta, which was launched in 2010.

What happened to 8ta?

The telecoms provider rebranded its mobile network from 8ta to Telkom Mobile in 2013, doing away with the black, white, and pink logo. However, at the time, Telkom said that it wasn’t discontinuing 8ta but rather repositioning it in the market.

Which network is 8ta?


Business messaging to 8ta (now Telkom) in South Africa

Brand nameTelkom
Mobile network code (MNC)02
Mobile country code (MCC)655
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)Yes

What to do when your Telkom data is not working?

LTE not working? Here’s what you can do

  1. Turn airplane mode on and off to get LTE working again.
  2. Restart your device to fix LTE mobile data issues. … 
  3. Make sure the correct network mode is enabled.
  4. Take out and readjust your SIM card.
  5. Check if you’re using the correct SIM slot. … 
  6. Reset network settings.






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