Local South Africa Phone Numbers

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Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban among others - $2.95 per month*

  • We cover about 17 different local South African prefixes
  • Unlimited incoming when you answer calls with VoIP
  • The South African number can be used as your outgoing caller-ID
  • South African numbers are of good quality | Dependent on your internet connection and/or device
  • Many "call forward" options -iOS, Android or a VoIP desk phone/SIP client among others
  • If you run a business in SA use our phone system to manage the calls
  • Telkom SA is the major telecom company in the country, they also operate in 38 other African countries
  • At the moment our SA numbers do not support SMS

Use VoIP with a South Africa virtual phone number among other options

  • You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local South Africa phone number
  • 1. Forward the South Africa FlyNumber to any regular phone number

  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the South Africa phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on our cloud phone system

  • 3. Set the South Africa virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the South Africa phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your South Africa FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a South Africa virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    The history behind South African phone numbers

    The history of South African phone numbers dates back to the late 1800s when the first telegraph line was laid between Cape Town and Simonstown. In the early 1900s, the first telephone lines were installed in the country, and by 1910, there were around 50,000 telephones in South Africa.

    Initially, telephone numbers in South Africa were assigned based on the geographic location of the subscriber, with numbers starting with a two-digit area code followed by a six-digit subscriber number. For example, Johannesburg was assigned the area code "01," Cape Town "02," and Durban "03."

    In the 1960s, the South African Post Office (SAPO) took over the administration of the telephone network, and in the 1970s, the country implemented a new numbering plan, which standardized the length of telephone numbers to seven digits. The new numbering plan also introduced a "zero" as the first digit of all telephone numbers.

    In the 1980s, South Africa introduced the first mobile network, called MTN, which initially used a separate numbering system. In the 1990s, more mobile networks were introduced, and the country adopted a new numbering plan, which increased the length of telephone numbers to ten digits. The first digit of mobile numbers was also standardized to "0."

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    Technical info on South Africa phone numbers

    South Africa phone numbers follow the international format of country code, area code, and local number. The country code for South Africa is +27, and the area code is usually three digits long, depending on the region. For example, Johannesburg's area code is 011, while Cape Town's area code is 021.

    When calling a South African phone number from outside the country, you will need to add the +27 prefix to the number, and remove any leading 0 from the area code. For example, if you wanted to call a Johannesburg number from the United States, you would dial +27 11, followed by the local seven-digit number.

    South Africa phone numbers are regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged South-africa

    Activation of a South African Number

    Jun 25, 2019

    Hi Support

    I have updated ticket_id=34111, and am looking for the activation details on my number.

    I have emailed the support email address with the required documentation as requested.

    Kindly advise the progress.

    2 posts - 2 participants

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    Sms south africa

    Apr 01, 2019

    is it possible to receive sms for a south africa number

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    South Africa Number

    Apr 16, 2016

    I would like to know what details I need to get a south african number.

    Kind regards

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    Polycom SoundPoint IP SIP550 phone

    Mar 19, 2015

    Good Evening Everyone

    I need some help here. I have a Polycom soundpoint IP 550 phone and would like to acquire South Africa phone number to call out using this device. How can I configure the flynumber credentials (PBXww model) on this phone.

    Please help. Not a techie person but can do the basic stuff.

    Best Regards
    Abdulla Sheikh

    2 posts - 2 participants

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