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Telkom Please Call Me USSD Code For South Africa 2024

In this article I am going to show you the Telkom Please call me USSD code you should use when you want to send a please call me a request in South Africa using your Telkom line. This please call me service can be particularly useful when you are in situations where you need to talk to someone and you have no Airtime in your Telkom line.


Telkom Please Call Me USSD for South Africa is *140*recipient number#

How Telkom Please Call Me Works

When you send a request to be called back using your Telkom line in South Africa, the person you are sending it to will receive a message from you asking them to please call you back. This process is free of charge. The recipient will choose to either call you or not. One particular situation in which this can be useful is when your child at school wants to talk to you, they can just use their teacher’s phone to send you a please call request and you could call back later.

The only thing you have to have is the recipient’s number in order to send a request. Also, please note that the service will only work on Telkom to Telkom numbers. For example, you won’t be able to send it from Telkom to Vodacom.

How Many Requests You Can Send In A Day

You can only send a maximum of 5 Please call me requests using the Telkom Mobile USSD code. So ensure you preserve your Please Call Me request to only use them when it is extremely necessary, or when you are in an emergency.

Disadvantages of Sending Please Call Me

While this is a good Telkom Product for their users in South Africa, the major disadvantage is that some people, especially those who are busy, don’t really look at Text messages every time, and this can be a problem especially when you are in an emergency because they might see the Telkom Please call me request when its too late.

On top of this, if someone has not saved, or is not familiar with the number you used to send the Please call me a request using the Telkom USSD code, they might not call back, not knowing who you are. Therefore it is only better if you use a number the recipient is familiar with.

How To Send A Please Call Me Request Using The Telkom Please Call Me USSD Code

To Please call me using your Telkom line in South Africa;

  1. Open your phone’s dialer application.
  2. Dial *140*recepient number#. for example *140*12345xxx#
  3. Done. They will receive a message asking them to call you back.

How To Send a Telkom Please Call Me request in Kenya.

For those in Kenya, the USSD code of the service is different to that of South Africa. To send one on Telkom Kenya;

  1. Dial *100# from your Telkom Kenya line.
  2. Select option 5(May change), which is the Products and Services option.
  3. Select Please Call Me, which is option 2.
  4. Enter the phone number of the Telkom user you want to request to call you.
  5. Send the request. Done.

They will receive a message from Telkom Kenya asking them to call you.

You can also use Telkom USSD code, *123# to also send a please call me to request from your Telkom Kenya line. Both methods are almost identical, and you are unlikely to meet any challenges. In case of any queries, feel free to leave a comment and I will assist you in whichever way I can.

In case you need more help, you can call Telkom customer care by dialling 100 to speak to a customer care agent who is always ready to help 24/7. You could also search for Telkom’s social media pages on Facebook and twitter where you will also be assisted.



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