How To Check Data Airtime And SMS Balance On Telkom

How To Check Data Airtime And SMS Balance On Telkom

This is how you can easily check your internet data balance, your airtime and SMS balance on the go, right with your mobile phone on your Telkom mobile network. This is the current and working codes.

You might need this if you just bought a new phone, just ported to Telkom newly, or for any other reason. One thing about Telkom is simplicity so you can do the needed things you want without problems and in no time at all.

They are two ways to check your remaining balances on Telkom, it is as easy as dialing some codes and making use of some applications.

How to check Telkom data balance

  1. Open your phone’s dialer
  2. Dial *188# and send, select buy data (or equivalent)
  3. Select the duration and the amount you wish to buy then send.
  4. You can also send ‘balance’ to 188 to receive your data balance. Your data balance will be displayed.

How to check your Telkom WiFi router data balance

To check your wireless router balance login to Telkom Self Service portal to view your data and/or WiFi balance.


Send an SMS via your modem dashboard to 188 to receive your WiFi balance.

How to check your Airtime and SMS balance on Telkom mobile

To do this you’ll have to download the Telkom app from either the play store or the app store depending on the mobile phone you are using.

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How to buy airtime and data on Telkom

Open your phone’s dialer

Dial this numbers *180# and then choose the ‘bundle purchase’ option.

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You can also log on to their self-service portal. On the Telkom mobile app for iOS or Android, but you’ll need data to do so.


You can buy at any Telkom physical stores, or banks like FNB, ABSA, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Edcon, Ackermans, Flash, PEP, Shoprite, Dunns, Foschini, and Shoe City and other outlets.

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