Call South Africa

How to call South Africa from the United States or Canada

TEL3 offers the lowest rates available for both domestic and international calls. South Africa service available from any phone.

for as low as 3.5¢

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International Calling rates to South Africa

Destination Intro Offer
First 6 months
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Premium Plan
After 6 months
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Standard Plan
After 6 months
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South Africa 3.5¢ 7.5¢ 7.8¢
South Africa Mobile 11.9¢ 16¢ 17¢
Monthly Fees None $1.95/mo None
All rates when calling South Africa are based on US Dollars.
Are there any additional fees? Learn more.

What is TEL3?

TEL3 is the best way to make cheap international calls. International calling has never been easier:

  • Free minutes on signup
  • Best calling card rates
  • No calling card contracts
    or hidden fees
  • No PINs to remember
  • Call from any cell phone or landline

How to make international calls

Save with South Africa Calling Cards

  • Get monthly exclusive offers with the SMSavings Club
  • See your call history with the online account manager
  • Easy calling with Speed Dial
  • See how much you can save before you buy

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International calling cards
for cell phones

Make calling easier with free iPhone and Cell Phone apps that dial directly from your address book with no add-on fees!

Cheap international calls for cell phones.

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Intro Offer
30% off for 6 months

Enjoy the special intro offer with the lowest rates in the market for the first 6 months so you can compare our quality and convenient service with others while saving big.

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Our Advantage:
  • No Activation Fees
  • No Contracts
  • Cheap Calls to South Africa
  • 1 Minute Rounding
  • Call South Africa from cell phone
  • Account Expires After 1 Year Of Inactivity
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How It Works and the Benefits of using TEL3

Cheap calls to South Africa in 3 easy steps

Step 1
Sign up & get FREE minutes.
How to sign up?
Step 2
Dial an access number.
What is an access number?
Step 3
Dial your destination number.
Save time with speed dial
That’s It!
Enjoy the lowest rates.
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Call South Africa from any phone

We allow you to receive these savings from any phone: Home, Office, even your Cell Phone, all for the same low rates, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Share your same account with your friends, family members by creating sub-accounts and keep all your International long distance spending under one prepaid account.

Monitor all your Savings online

The TEL3 Customer Account Management is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can check all your account details online. You will be able to view your credit card charges, balance, and run reports to see your call history. You also have the ability of add/edit credit card information, instant access numbers, speed dial numbers, sub accounts and change your settings for SMS notifications, recharge options. Basically you are in total control. View screenshot.

How to Call South Africa from the United States and Canada

  1. Dial US/CAN Exit Code (011)
  2. Dial the South Africa Country and Area Code
  3. Dial Phone Number (6-8 numbers)

    011 + country code + area code + local number

Area Calling Code
+27 58
+27 40
+27 51
+27 21
Cape Town
+27 31
+27 43
East London
+27 17
+27 44
Garden Route
+27 46
+27 42
+27 10
+27 11
+27 53
+27 56
+27 36
+27 22
+27 13
+27 27
Northern Cape
+27 33
+27 41
Port Elizabeth
+27 39
Port Shepstone
+27 12
+27 45
+27 35
Richards Bay
+27 14
+27 32
+27 48
+27 28
+27 47
+27 54
+27 16
+27 34
+27 57
+27 23

Special Dates for South Africa

1 January - New Year’s Day
21 March - Human Rights Day
2 April - Good Friday
3 April - Holy Saturday
4 April - Easter Day
5 April - Family Day
27 April - Freedom Day
1 May - Workers’ Day
16 June - Youth Day
9 August - National Women’s Day
24 September - Heritage Day
16 December - Day of Reconciliation
24 December - Christmas Eve
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Day of Goodwill

Are there any additional charges when calling from US

Calls made from these states or U.S. territories have additional per minute access charges:

From Origination Charge
Alaska 16.5¢
British Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
Mariana Islands 9.35¢

Additional charges apply only from toll-free origination.

Under certain conditions, based on how you use the service, these charges could also occur:

69¢ per call (if payphone)

Domestic airtime fee by your wireless service provider unless calls are made during any free nights and/or weekends that your service provider may offer.