Making a call using a mobile network of any sort requires credit; if there is no enough credit to make a call, it means you have to buy. But that can be a challenge if you don’t have money at that particular time yet you want to make an urgent call. Fortunately, one if South Africa’s big mobile network provider has an alternative to such a challenge – to borrow in advance and pay later.
Cell C is South Africa’s third network after Vodacom and MTN Group and the first cellular to offer a dual band GSM 900/1800 Mhz data network. The Cell C airtime advance is an innovative credit solution that allows Cell C subscribers to borrow airtime form Cell C.
Porpolarly known as the C Advance, allows a Cell C customer to access emergency airtime when you really need it the most and pay for it later. The C Advance amount plus service fee is deducted when the subscriber tops is airtime from the next available recharge amount. This service costs R1 and allows clients to stay connected when there are no longer able to recharge or buy airtime.
A client can borrow from R5 up to R100 but the service fee is the same across all figures.
The service has no window period; customers can use it for many times as long as they reimburse the money borrowed. To qualify for this service, a client should have been with Cell C for a minimum of 6 months and a customer should have recharged an average of R30 per month for the last six months.
This service can be accessed by dialing *147# from a Cell C network, select 7 and follow voice prompts.