Communication is an integral part of human existence and smooth operation. As one of the leading telecommunication service providers in South Africa and beyond, Vodacom understands the importance of timely and quality communication and that is where the Vodacom airtime advance comes in.
In order to serve their users better, especially in emergency situations, they have taken out time to include a key service. This service is the ‘airtime advance’ service. With this service, you now have access to airtime or data when you need it most. This equally means you can stay connected and continue making calls/using data services whenever you’re unable to buy recharge vouchers.
Let’s take a quick look at what the Vodacom Airtime Advance entails.
What is an Airtime Advance?
An airtime advance is a self-service option that enables Vodacom customers to receive airtime/data in advance. And of course pay for it later through their next recharge. This also means customers can get access to emergency airtime/data when they need it the most. The airtime advance is just equivalent to a personal loan but can be spent only for communication.
Who is eligible for a Vodacom Airtime Advance?
In order to access the airtime advance service, two major criteria are;
- Be active on our network for at least 3 months
- Recharge a minimum total of at least R29 per month over 3 months
- To check if you qualify for Vodacom Airtime Advance, simply dial *135#. You can also read Airtime Advance terms and conditions to find out if you qualify for the service.
How does Vodacom Airtime Advance work?
When you’re out of airtime, you can get R20, R10 or R5 airtime or get data advances. All you have to do is dial *135# and choose option 10 or *135*082#. After this, select ‘Airtime & Transfers’.
The airtime advance service comes with an access fee of R1.00. Repayment must be within 180 days. Failure to recharge and repay the full amount within the duration temporarily barns you from using the service again. Default in repayment also decreases your credit limit as to the maximum amount you can borrow.
Repaying your advance amount after enjoying the swift service shouldn’t be that much of a job. In fact, early repayment increases your advance limit and boosts system confidence.
Note; If you’re a Top Up/uChoose customer and don’t recharge before they generate your next account invoice, and add your outstanding amount to your next bill. The system automatically cancels your Airtime Advance amount.
How to apply for a Vodacom Airtime Advance?
These steps will lead you through accessing the Vodacom Airtime Advance;
- If you qualify for Airtime/Data Advance, dial *135# or *135*082# and then select ‘Airtime & Transfers’
- Select from the Airtime/Data Advance options as per your qualifying criteria.
- Reply ‘1’ to proceed.
- You will then see the confirmation message: “You have requested RXX Airtime/Data Advance. This will include an additional R1 access fee [to be deducted from your next recharge].”
Alternatively, you can visit www.vodacom.co.za select “Airtime Advance” and follow the prompts.
How much does the Airtime Advance cost?
If you make use of this service, and loan R10 from your Airtime Advance account, your balance will be R11.00. This will be R10.00 airtime + R1.00 access fee.
When you recharge your account with a R12.00 voucher, R11.00 will be deducted from the voucher. The R1.00 will be loaded as your airtime balance.
Being a leading telecommunication platform in the country and beyond, Vodacom has made this service available to benefit its customers. Especially customers who are caught up in the middle of an emergency. Customers can now access airtime and data to fulfil their purpose.