Simply amazing

For the first time ever, get the best Contract‑Free Data, SMS and Call Rates, all from the same provider, on the same SIM, with Afrihost Mobile.

We weren't happy with the status quo, so we've changed it,
and this is how we're doing it...

Designed for today

We designed our packages around how people use their phones in real life day‑to‑day scenarios, which is why our packages come with much more data than our competitors and forego remnants of times passed, like bundled SMSes.

 
 
 

No contracts no commitments

We don't believe in trapping people with long‑term commitments. There's nothing worse than having to wait out a contract or paying ridiculous cancellation fees. We operate on a Month‑to‑Month basis, and if we don't absolutely blow your mind – you can simply, and easily leave. But considering how amazing our packages are, we're sure you won't be doing that any time soon!

Forget about bill shock

There's nothing worse than finding out you've gone over your included minutes or data allocation and ventured into overpriced Out‑of‑Bundle rates! That's why we're putting a stop to it with a feature we call Auto‑Limit. Unlike our competitors, we allow you to set a limit that actually works – with absolutely zero risk to you.

Auto‑Limit is enabled by default, and can be configured according to your preferences or even turned off. You get to choose, You're in control.

Find out more

 
 
 
 

The power of contract

The freedom of prepaid

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Coverage

National Footprint

Our Network has Expansive Coverage in all Major Cities,
Towns and on National Roads. Powered by the pervasive
and powerful MTN‑Network we're already in a
suburb near you!

LTE Technology

Our Network is LTE capable in major centres, ensuring
that you get the absolute best speeds available
– at no extra cost.

 

Plans&Pricing

Our awesome Mobile Packages cater for everyone's needs and wallet size.

Adjust the slider below to see more packages.

Click here for more information about how monthly Airtime and Mobile Data allocation works.
 

Only the best Mobile rates1

Our rates stay the same no matter what package you're on, because we're not trying to confuse you in order to charge you more.

 
79c
Per Minute Rates. Charged per Second2
 
10c
Per MB Out‑of‑Bundle Data
 
50c
Per SMS
1 Correct at time of Publication.
2 Regular calls to Landlines and Mobile Networks. Excludes premium calls.
 

But wait... there's even more!

Add a little
bit extra

Topups & Bundles

Data Packages
250MB
R29.00
500MB
R58.00
1GB
R99.00
2GB
R198.00
3GB
R297.00
4GB
R396.00
5GB
R495.00
6GB
R594.00
7GB
R693.00
8GB
R792.00
9GB
R891.00
10GB
R990.00
Manual Data Bundle Topups are valid until the end of the following month, i.e. if you purchase a topup in November, it will be valid until the end of December.
Airtime Packages
R25.00
R25.00
R50.00
R50.00
R100.00
R100.00
R200.00
R200.00
R300.00
R300.00
R400.00
R400.00
R500.00
R500.00
R1000.00
R1000.00
All Airtime Topups are Evergreen and will stay active as long as your SIM card is kept from going dormant.
SMS Packages
15
R5.00
30
R10.00
50
R17.00
100
R30.00
200
R50.00
300
R75.00
500
R114.00
2000
R420.00
SMS bundles are only valid for 30 days.

Double
your Data
+ More

Afrihost Plus+

Want to save hundreds every month?

Pure Internet Joy is what we're all about and with Afrihost Plus+ we're offering you even More Value! For one low cost of R99pm, you can save hundreds, all the way to thousands, each and every single month, depending on your internet usage habits. For more information, click here.

simfy africa
music streaming

That's Worth R60pm

simfy africa All‑Access
Subscription

500MB
Mobile Data

That's Worth R29pm

Based on the regular selling price
of 500MB Mobile Data

Permanent
Double Data

Average Worth R145pm

Based on a Mobile Two Package
(our most popular)

Permanent
2‑for‑1 Topups

Average Worth R198pm

Based on a Mobile Package with
2GBs of Topups a month

 

How do I get this

Getting Connected with Afrihost Mobile is Simple. Sign up for one of our Stellar Packages online, then choose between getting a SIM Card delivered straight to your door, or picking one up at your nearest MTN store.

You can even keep your existing phone number if you want to!

01

Get
a new
number

Get a new SIM
from Afrihost
or MTN

Choose your package and sign up

Sign up for one of our amazing Afrihost Mobile Packages to get things started.

View packages

Get your new Afrihost SIM delivered

Choose to get your SIM Card delivered by our Courier, Straight to your door. Our friendly delivery guy or girl will RICA you on the spot for ease and convenience.

Once you have your SIM, you follow the prompts on screen and dial a code to activate your service, then boom, you're live and cooking!

Or get a prepaid MTN SIM Card in‑store

If you're more into instant gratification vibes, you can pop over to your nearest MTN outlet and grab a prepaid pay‑as‑you‑go SIM Card from them and RICA on the spot.

When you're done and have the SIM in your phone you just let us know your new number via ClientZone or the Afrihost app, dial a code from your phone and you're connected to Afrihost Mobile. Simple as that!

Welcome to the Afrihost Family!

Congratulations and welcome to the Afrihost Family!

 
02

Keep
your
number

Port your SIM
to Afrihost

Important

Do not insert the new SIM Card in your device until you've completed all the porting steps. A new phone number will be allocated to your Afrihost SIM if you insert the card before completing the porting process. The allocation of the new number is irreversible and you will have to get a new SIM card in order to port your number to Afrihost.

Ensure both SIM Cards are RICA'ed. The SIM Card that you are porting from AND the SIM Card that you are porting to need to be RICA'ed for the porting process to work.

Choose your package and sign up

Sign up for one of our amazing Afrihost Mobile Packages to get things started. You can do this before or after you've ported to MTN – whichever you prefer.

View packages

Contact your current Service Provider

Contact your current Service Provider and inform them that you wish to port your number. Once you have completed all the requirements communicated by your current Service Provider you will be able to move forward with the porting process.

Cancellation and Handset Fees

If you're currently in a contract, your current Service Provider might charge you a settlement amount for your contract and/or device. They will furnish you with the relevant details with regards to porting your number.

Send a port SMS from your current SIM Card

SMS "PortMe#NEW-SIM-NUMBER" to 083 767 8287 from your current SIM Card. Your new SIM number is located on the back of your Afrihost or MTN SIM Pack. * Standard SMS rates apply.

You will receive a confirmation SMS

You will receive an SMS, confirming whether your request was authorised or declined to port to the MTN Network. If the port is authorised, you can switch to your new SIM Card first thing the next day.

ACTIVATE YOUR AFRIHOST SERVICES

And finally, activate your Afrihost Services via ClientZone or the Afrihost App. Once your new SIM Card has been activated, you can enjoy all the benefits of our awesome mobile offering.

 
03

Opt‑in
from
MTN

Move from MTN
to Afrihost

Easily get connected with Afrihost

Since you're already on the MTN Network, moving to one of the Afrihost Service offerings is easy! You can choose whether you want to get an Afrihost Data Package to add to your current bundles, or whether you want to get all your services from us. To add a bundle, sign up for one of our Data packages. To use us for everything, follow the steps below.

Cancellation and Handset Fees

If you're currently in a contract, MTN might charge you a settlement amount for your contract and/or device. They will furnish you with the relevant details when you contact MTN on 083 1 808.

Choose your package and sign up

Sign up for one of our amazing Afrihost Mobile Packages to get things started.

View packages

Select 'Opt ‑in from MTN'

Choose the 'opt-in' from MTN selection on our order form, then enter your phone number and we'll do the rest!

Welcome to the Afrihost Family!

Congratulations and welcome to the Afrihost Family!

 

SIM Card Options

Purchase in‑store

At your nearest MTN Outlet

 
Remember to take your RICA Documentation with when purchasing your SIM Card.

Get it delivered

Straight to your Door

 
Remember to have your RICA Documentation handy when we deliver your SIM Card.
 

FAQs

General

Will my previous Afrihost Mobile Data SIM be able to do voice calls as well?

Unfortunately the two SIM cards are setup on completely different platforms. For now there is no way to migrate the SIMs from one platform to the other, however we are working towards being able to do this in future. We can unfortunately at this time not comment on when or if this will definitely be possible.

What happens to my Balances when I move from Afrihost Mobile Month‑to‑Month to Prepaid?

Any Airtime, Data and SMSes left over will be usable in accordance with their individual applicable expiry dates.

What happens to my Airtime, Data and SMSes when I move from my current provider to Afrihost?

You will lose all Airtime, Data, SMS bundles as well as other credits held with with your current Service Provider. Any messages you have saved on your old SIM Card (SMS, MMS & Voice) will also be lost.

What happens to my Balances when I opt‑in from MTN Prepaid to the Afrihost Service?

You will retain any airtime you currently have with the MTN Prepaid service, along with data and sms bundles. These will expire according to their original criteria and not be influenced by the Afrihost Service offering.

How do I enable International Roaming?

International Roaming will be enabled by default on all Afrihost‑Purchased SIM Cards.

Activation and De‑Activation of the service can be managed by calling the MTN Call Centre on 808.

Existing Data and SMS Bundles do not apply internationally and all transactions will be deducted from your Airtime Balance.

The rates will be the exact same as specified on the MTN Roaming Page, available here.

You will also need to ensure that your APN (Access Point) is set to the default and not 'Afrihost' when roaming.

How does Billing work?

On Sign Up
When you sign up an Afrihost Mobile Month‑to‑Month product, you will be billed immediately for the Pro‑Rated amount based on the package you have chosen. When you activate your service (even if this is a few days later), you will receive the Airtime and Data allocations based on the Pro‑Rata charge incurred.

What If I activate my service in a different month to my Purchase?
If there are delays in activating your service, like for example if it takes a while to port over, and you only end up activating your afrihost services in the next month – we will apply a credit for the amount you were originally billed to your account, which will be used towards your next invoice, which will only occur when the service is activated and charged on a Pro‑Rated basis also.

What Payment Methods are Available?

We recommend signing up with a 3D‑Secure Compliant Mastercard or a Verified by VISA enabled card. This is the most secure method to pay for your account and topups. You will also receive your topup allocations immediately. Unfortunately credit cards that are not set up for 3D‑Secure or Verified by Visa will not be accepted as at this time.

There is a limited support for Debit Orders. However – Please note that in some cases it can take up to 5 days for a Debit Order to clear. We can only allocate airtime, data or SMSes to your account once we are 100% sure that your payment has cleared. Using a 3D‑Secure Mastercard or Verified by VISA card will help you avoid this delay.

IMPORTANT
EFT Payments and Cash Deposits are NOT accepted.
Afrihost cannot be held liable for any issues arising from the use of invalid payment methods.

How can I suspend or pause my Afrihost Mobile Package?

There currently is no option to suspend or pause your Afrihost Mobile Package.

However, you can downgrade your package to prepaid - which means your account will no longer get billed in a recurring manner every month.

When you are ready, you can convert back to a Month-to-Month Package.

Is Afrihost Plus+ Available for these Accounts?

YES! Afrihost Plus+ is available for our new Afrihost Mobile Accounts. You can get Double your Monthly Data and more for just R99pm.

Find out more about Afrihost Plus

Will Afrihost be offering Phones?

At launch Afrihost will not be offering any devices with it's packages – as it introduces extra complexity with payments and long‑term commitments.

How does delivery work and how much does it cost?

A Delivery Fee of R149 will apply to SIM Cards on orders where the cart value or 12-month value of the transaction is less than R1000.

Our courier will contact each client individually within 2 Business Days (upon clearance of payment). Final delivery will then be subject to client’s availability and available delivery time slots in those areas.

Deliveries take place during business hours on weekdays, weekends are excluded from all time calculations.

Delivery times stated do not include additional delays for payment clearance.

Credit card payments are verified immediately, while a delay of up to 5 working days can be expected with Debit Orders for verification and clearing of funds (depending on the bank payment is made from).

Auto‑limit

How does Auto‑Limit Work?

We've put together a great page which explains Airtime Allocation, Data Allocation and Auto‑Limit in detail.

Find out more

How do I manage my Auto-Limit?

01. Log in to your ClientZone or our Mobile App available on Android and iOS.

02. Select the Mobile section.

03. Navigate to the mobile package you'd like to manage Auto–Limit on.

04. Set your Preferences.

Visit ClientZone Get the Afrihost App

Call Rate

What is Afrihost’s standard Mobile call rate?

79c per minute, charged by the second.

What are the ramifications of not being on the standard Mobile call rate?

This means that you’ll be paying more than you have to for calls, and we don’t want that to happen.

How do I tell if I’m not on the standard Mobile call rate?

You can log on to your ClientZone and select the Mobile tab to check the status of your number. If you are not on the standard call rate there will be a notification on this page. If you don’t see a notification you’re good.

How do I switch to the standard Mobile call rate?

Simply dial *141*4*4# from your device and follow the steps.

If you change your mind in the future, no worries! You can change your call rate at any time by dialing *141*4# from your device.

Porting & Opt ‑in

When can I request a port transfer?

Mondays-Fridays (Public Holidays Excluded) – 09:00-17:00

Saturdays (Public Holidays Excluded) – 09:00-13:00

Sundays – Port Requests are not processed on Sundays

When does the port transfer happen?

All porting happens between 22:30-23:30 on all days except Public holidays.

Should the port request be received in time on a particular day and your request is accepted, you should be able to port on the same day that the request is made.

Transfers can also be scheduled for up to 30 days from the date of the request.

What is the cost associated to porting?

You only have to pay for the SMS that you send requesting the port.

There are a few factors to be aware of, however. Like if you are cancelling a long‑term contract with your current Service Provider, they will charge you a cancellation fee.

What happens to the Airtime, Data and SMSes on my current SIM Card when I port to Afrihost?

You will lose all Airtime, Data, SMS bundles as well as other credits held with with your current Service Provider. Any messages you have saved on your old SIM Card (SMS, MMS & Voice) will also be lost.

What happens to my Airtime, Data and SMSes when I move from my current provider to Afrihost

You will lose all Airtime, Data, SMS bundles as well as other credits held with with your current Service Provider. Any messages you have saved on your old SIM Card (SMS, MMS & Voice) will also be lost.

If I port to Afrihost, how long must I wait before I can port to another Service Provider?

You will have to wait 60 days. The is due to regulatory practices and not Afrihost Specific.

Monthly Allocations & Topups

How does monthly airtime and data allocation work?

We've put together a great page which explains Airtime Allocation, Data Allocation and Auto‑Limit in detail.

Find out more

How can I check my airtime and data usage?

You can easily check your Airtime and Data usage at any time through ClientZone or via our Mobile App available on Android and iOS.

Visit ClientZone Get the Afrihost App

How do I top up my airtime and data?

01. Log into your ClientZone or our Mobile App available on Android and iOS.

02. Select the Mobile section.

03. Navigate to the mobile package you'd like to Top up.

04. Choose the Topup Type & Amount and finalise the transaction.

Visit ClientZone Get the Afrihost App

Do Topups carry over into the new month?

Airtime Topups
Our airtime works according to standard MTN airtime rules. You get two different kinds of airtime – Evergreen and Expiring. Evergreen will stay active as long as your SIM card is kept from going dormant. Expiring airtime will expire at the date specified, unless new expiring airtime gets added to your account – in which case all the expiring airtime will only expire on the new date.

All our Auto‑Limit and Manual Topups are Evergreen. Other types of topups may however not be.

Mobile Data Topups
Yes, they do. All Data Topups purchased will expire at the end of the NEXT month. For example, if you buy a Data Topup on 5 February, your Topup Data will only expire at midnight on 31 March – giving you even more value.

Don't miss out!