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How To Check Your Telkom Number?

Quick Summary

This blog post provides a comprehensive guide on how to check your Telkom number in both Kenya and South Africa. It includes step-by-step instructions, important USSD codes, and various self-service options for accessing your Telkom account. Additionally, it addresses frequently asked questions and provides information on managing your Telkom profile.


Telkom is a prominent telecommunications company in South Africa, offering various services such as voice calls, SMS messaging, data connectivity, and digital financial solutions. Whether you are a Telkom customer in Kenya or South Africa, it’s essential to know how to check your Telkom number for different purposes like recharging airtime or managing your account.

In this blog post, we will provide step-by-step guides on how to check your Telkom number in both countries. We’ll cover the necessary USSD codes and self-service options available so that you can easily access this information whenever needed.

So let’s dive into the details of checking your Telkom number!

How to Check Your Telkom Number in Kenya

Step-by-Step Guide

Checking your Telkom number in Kenya is a simple process that can be completed within minutes. Follow the step-by-step guide below:

Insert Telkom Kenya SIM Card

To check your Telkom number, you will need to have a valid and active Telkom Kenya SIM card inserted into your phone.

Dial *130#

Once you have ensured that the sim card is properly inserted, dial *130# on your mobile device’s keypad. This USSD code allows you to access various services provided by Telkom.

Display of Phone Number

After dialing *130#, press the call button or enter key on your phone’s keypad. Within seconds, a message will appear on your screen displaying your unique 10-digit telephone number associated with the activated Sim card.

Note: If for any reason this method does not display an accurate result or if there are issues with network connectivity, it is recommended to try again later or contact customer support for assistance.

Confirming SIM Card Registration Status

In addition to checking their telephone numbers, users may also want to confirm whether their Telkom Kenya SIM cards are registered. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Dial *106#
  2. Press the call button
  3. A confirmation message should then pop up indicating whether registration has been successful.

Please note: It’s important to ensure all SIMs used comply fully with Kenyan laws regarding telecommunications.

Confirming Phone Number Verification

Another useful feature offered by Telkom Kenya enables customers to verify if their respective numbers were verified during activation. Follow these instructions:

  1. Dial *232#
  2. Press the send/call button

A notification confirming verification status shall subsequently be displayed. This service helps protect against unauthorized use of personal information.

Important USSD Codes for Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya provides a range of USSD codes that allow customers to access various services and information. Here are some important ones:

  • *130#: This code allows you to check your Telkom number.
  • *106#: Use this code to confirm the registration status of your Telkom SIM card.
  • *232#: Dialing this code will help you verify if your phone number has been successfully verified during activation.

These USSD codes provide quick and convenient ways for Telkom Kenya users to manage their accounts, ensuring they have accurate information about their numbers’ registration status.

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How to Check Your Telkom Number in South Africa

Telkom, one of the leading telecommunication companies in South Africa, offers various self-service options for checking your Telkom number. These convenient methods allow you to access information about your account and manage it efficiently.

Self-Service Dialing Option

To check your Telkom number using a simple dialing option, follow these steps:

  1. Grab your mobile phone.
  2. Dial *180# on the keypad.
  3. Press the call button.

Checking Balance

If you want to know how much balance is remaining on your Telkom account, use this method:

  1. Open the dialer app on your smartphone.
    1. Dial *188# and press send; or
    2. Call 188 from any phone connected with a valid SIM card registered under that specific number.

Recharging Your Number

Recharge airtime onto your Telkom prepaid line by following these instructions:

    1. On most phones (including smartphones), open up the dialer app;
    2. If using an older feature phone without a dedicated “dial” function key/button – navigate through menus until reaching ‘Dial’/’Call’.
  1. Then proceed as follows:

For voucher recharge via USSD code –

Enter *188*voucher pin#, replacing ‘voucher pin’ with the actual voucher pin.

If you don’t have a My Telkom profile yet, you can easily register for one. On the login page, click on the “Register” or “Sign Up” button. You will be prompted to provide your personal details such as your name, email address, and mobile number. Follow the instructions and complete the registration process. Once registered, you can log in to your My Telkom profile and access all the features and services offered.

Viewing Current SIM Usage
Once you are logged in to your My Telkom profile, you can view your current SIM usage. This feature allows you to check your data, voice, and SMS usage. It provides you with information on how much data you have used, how many minutes you have used for calls, and how many SMS messages you have sent. This can help you keep track of your usage and manage your Telkom services effectively.

TelkomSA.net Website
Apart from the My Telkom profile, Telkom also provides the TelkomSA.net website for managing your Telkom services. On this website, you can manage your internet broadband usage, view your webmail, and top up your internet data. If you have forgotten your TelkomSA.net password, you can easily retrieve it by sending the word ‘Password’ in an SMS to 0123210215. You will receive your password via SMS, allowing you to regain access to your TelkomSA.net account.

Telkom Profile Features
The Telkom Profile offers various features and services to enhance your Telkom experience. These include activating Telkom LIT_ on prepaid and FreeMe contracts, activating Entertainment Bolt On on DSL and Fibre contracts, managing multiple accounts (Home, Business, and Personal), paying bills, connecting devices to Telkom Wi-Fi hotspots, updating contact details, fixing line faults, checking Telkom coverage in your area, and redeeming airtime, data, and Wi-Fi vouchers. With the Telkom Profile, you have access to a wide range of tools and options to manage your Telkom services efficiently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check my Telkom number if I don’t have a Telkom SIM card?

If you don’t have a Telkom SIM card, unfortunately, it is not possible to directly check your Telkom number. The process of checking your phone number requires inserting the sim card into your device and dialing specific USSD codes provided by Telkom.

Can I check my Telkom number online?

No, currently there isn’t an option available to check your Telkom number online. Checking your number requires using either the self-service dialing options or accessing My Telkom account through their designated channels such as mobile app, SMS, or interactive voice response system.

What should I do if I can’t remember my Telkom account login details?

If you can’t remember your login details to access My Telkom profile, you have options for recovery. Firstly, you can simply reset the password by entering the email address associated with your Telkom account. An OTP (one-time password) will be sent to your email which allows the reset of the password and regain access to your Telkom account. If you have misplaced or forgot your username, don’t worry! You can retrieve it by supplying either your ID/Passport Number. However, in case that you haven’t previously registered for My Telkom online portal, then click on the “Register Now” button to create a new account. Once logged in, you can view current SIM usage without logging in if connected to the internet using a Telkom SIM on your smartphone/router.

How can I contact Telkom customer support for assistance?

If you require any assistance from Telkom customer support team, they provide various channels for support including their website, mobile app, SMS, WhatsApp, interactive voice response, and web self-service portal. You can reach out to them via their contact details provided on their website or by calling their customer support number.

Are there any charges for checking my Telkom number?

No, Telkom makes it convenient for customers to check their Telkom number without any charges. The process of checking your Telkom number is free and does not incur any costs. However, it’s always advisable to review the terms and conditions of the service provider as fees may apply for different actions related to your account.


  1. https://www.tuko.co.ke/facts-lifehacks/guides/510813-how-check-number-telkom-kenya-a-simple-steps/
  2. https://www.telkom.co.za/help-guide
  3. https://apps.telkom.co.za/alpha/public/login

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