How to buy airtime & why buy it online?

Vodacom explains how to buy airtime, data and SMS bundles via Express Recharge.

Why buy airtime online?  

  • It is simple to buy airtime online, just download the My Vodacom App or buy it via the Vodacom website
  • It’s especially easy to buy airtime with the My Vodacom App – simply tap the app once on your cellphone’s display and login.
  • Get 1GB FREE for Android and iOS users when you download the latest version of the My Vodacom App for the first time. You will receive the 1GB of data within 24 hours of usage. Terms and conditions apply
  • Along with Vodacom’s other Self-Service Channels, the My Vodacom App gives you the ability to buy airtime each month automatically with Recurring Airtime Bundles – there is no need to manually buy airtime each time you need it.
  • It’s safe to buy airtime via the My Vodacom App or via the Vodacom website. Both online platforms have exceptional world-class security features in place to protect your details.

Express Recharge - Recharge airtime the easy way – with your bank card

  • Dial *111*02#, FREE from your Vodacom cellphone.

  • Use your bank card to recharge with up to R1000 – anywhere, anytime!

How it works

Vodacom Express Recharge

How do I buy airtime? Simple, with Vodacom Exchange it is simple .You can buy Prepaid airtime and bundles for any Vodacom Prepaid, Top Up or uChoose number using your bank card – anywhere, anytime. 

Buy bundles for the whole family

Are you on a Contract? If you need to help a family member or friend stay connected on Prepaid, you can also conveniently buy them airtime, data and SMS bundles too!




Here’s what you’ll need:       

  • Your Vodacom cellphone.
  • ABSA or Standard Bank debit/credit card, or Nedbank debit card.
  • Bank card PIN number for security purposes.

Terms and conditions apply

Here’s a great tip to help you save airtime 

When you’re not using cellular data or WiFi on your phone, turn off your Internet connection or select the option on your cellphone which disables background data usage. This will prevent the apps on your cellphone from accessing the Internet using your airtime. In this way, your airtime will only be used when and how you want to.

Have you considered buying airtime in bulk? Get more for less!

Instead of buying airtime in bits, you can buy bulk amounts at a cheaper rate. The more you buy, the bigger discount you’ll enjoy. Try it today and SAVE big! Simply estimate your monthly airtime usage and buy the amount of airtime you think you’ll need to stay connected.