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Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

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Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

Hi everyone,

I'll be going to Cape Town soon, and am planning to purchase some airtime and data via B4IGO. My concern is that my flight arrives late (22:30), and I'm not sure if the Vodacom store to pick up the card will be open. I've tried emailing them, but have not received a response. Does anyone know if they'll be open at that time and/or other options that I have to get the airtime immediately?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

We arrived at 9.00am and the vodacom store was supposed to open at 8.00 am but it was closed when we got there

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2. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

I doubt it will be open at that time

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3. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

I think they close 9 or 10 pm

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4. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

Just in general, I'm wondering if there's any advantage to doing it before leaving. Check the 2 comments here:

amazon.com/Vodacom-South-Africa-Pre-paid-Car…

Thoughts appreciated from those with experience.

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5. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

The great advantage for a lot of travellers is that you receive your SA mobile phone number 2 weeks before you leave your country via email from B4igo, enabling you to advise friends and family in advance. We have done this for the last 2 years. You just collect the prepaid sim from the store at the major airports

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6. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

Getting your number ahead of time is a plus.

"You just collect the prepaid sim from the store at the major airports” Is it just a matter of picking it up or do you register as well, as in giving them passport information, which is what I've experienced in other countries? Thanks.

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7. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

I just hand the Vodacom store person my passport and they do the rest. Never been asked where I am staying etc. All fairly straightforward. The mobile no lasts only 6 months actually a little less then it is deleted.

I should have pre ordered the prepaid data sim too because they had run out at ORT when we arrived.

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8. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

Thanks.

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9. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

Thanks for your response. So what is my best bet? Since I won't be able to pick it up when I arrive at the airport, what is my best alternative for getting a card and number pretty quick when I arrive in SA?

Thanks!

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10. Re: Cape Town cell phone/B4IGO and vodacom hours

The very next day at any cell phone shop

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