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South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

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South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

Hello all!

We are traveling to South Afica and after much research have decided to order a sim card online beforehand from B4i.travel. You can take your unlocked cell phones and when you arrive at the airport you can visit the store in the terminal where they install the sim card and get you up and running. You receive your local number before leaving. I had a ton of questions before ordering and the Nationals Rental Manager has answered every one of them in a detailed and prompt fashion over email.

I like the convenience of not having to deal with RICA registration. I thought the prices much more reasonable that when we took our local phones to Europe through the AT&T network.

Let me know if anyone else has had a good experience with this company.


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I'm pretty sure no. We often call in there when arriving late in the evening to pick up stuff to take home - usually milk! I don't recall a cellphone desk. Only bigger Woolworths stores have a cellphone dept - they call it "Connect". The airport is not listed as one of them :


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Thank you very much for your information.

So I think I will buy b4igo or buy in supermarket in the next day .

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13. Re: South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

Ctoshio, not sure of your itinerary but if you fly into Jo’burg with a connecting flight to Cape Town, there is a shop in domestic departures at Jo’burg airport which sells SIM cards, and can get you set you up with calls, texts, data etc. The shop is Total Sports and I’ve used them a couple of times now.

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14. Re: South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

Sandsy40, thanks for your attention.

I am flying from Angola direct to Cape Town.

On my way to Cape Town I think that I will stop in Vangate Mall. There are woolworths with connect and vodashop4u in this shop. And buy some snacks in Spar.

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15. Re: South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

I have a phone that gives me low cost roaming (which is very convienient), however my partner doesn't. We just go straight to Vodacom on arrival at JNB or CPT and grab a new Sim. They'll get it sorted in a few minutes and you'll be on your way. I'm sure MTN do the same. I probably wouldn't bother preorganising anything to be honest

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16. Re: South Africa B4i.travel Sim Card

Try this place out we have used them for the past 5 visits. https://www.holidayphone.com/ That is US site. Same as the UK site we use. We have never had a problem. I understand you may have already had you vacation but may next trip.

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