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October 27th, 2016 by


Are you out of data and a Telkom mobile prepaid subscriber?

Well then, you’re in luck!

Telkom’s Data Bundle Transfer

Telkom has recently announced its Data Bundle Transfer feature.

1. What Is a Data Bundle Transfer?

Data Bundle Transfer is a value-added service that allows Telkom Mobile prepaid subscribers to transfer portions of an available data bundle to any other Telkom Mobile prepaid subscriber.

2. Who Is Eligible To Make a Data Bundle Transfer?

Only new and existing Telkom Mobile prepaid subscribers will be able to do data bundle transfer to any Telkom Mobile prepaid subscribers. The Data Bundle Transfer service shall not be available to Telkom Hybrid and post-paid subscribers.

3. Which Data Bundles Can I Transfer?

The Data Bundle Transfer service will support once-off data bundles only. This excludes recurring, time-based and unlimited data bundles. Promotional and bonus data bundles will not be eligible for data bundle transfer.

4. How Much Data Can I Transfer?

Prepaid subscribers will be able to transfer the following data bundle denominations: 250MB, 500MB, 1GB.

5. Do I Pay An Activation Or Subscription Fee For The Data Bundle Transfer?

There is no activation or subscription fee for this service.

6. How Can I Make a Data Bundle Transfer?

The Data Bundle Transfer capability will be accessible using the USSD self-service menu by dialling *180#. Below is the USSD menu flow:

  1. Bundle Purchases
  2. Unlimited VASs
  3. Transfer
  4. Blackberry
  5. Device Settings
  6. Tariff Change
  7. Free calls promo
  8. Loyalty Funeral Cover

Select Transfer, menu to be presented:

  1. Airtime
  2. Data Bundle

Return to main menu Select Data Bundle, menu to be presented:

  1. Select the data you want to transfer:
    • 250MB
    • 500MB
    • 1GB
  2. Return to main menu Follow the on screen display to finish the data bundle transfer.

Additional Information

Bundles last for as long as the original bundle is valid for, i.e.: if you buy a 500mb bundle, which is valid until 1 November 2016, and transfer 250mb of that bundle to someone, then that 250mb will also be valid until 1 November 2016.

Telkom has said that customers will also receive an SMS that indicates the size of the donated bundle and expiry date.

Data bundle transfers are limited to 1GB per day and a total of 5GB per month.

Bundles can only be transferred to Telkom mobile numbers and, should you transfer the bundle to the incorrect number, it cannot be reversed.

  • Garymore Hopkins

    Why can we not transfer to other networks?