Do you wish to find out how to activate your Capitec SIM Card? Capitec, South Africa’s biggest bank in terms of subscriber numbers, offers customers a mobile service that uses the brand Capitec Connect. You are here because you wish to start using your Capitec SIM card. For that to happen, the SIM needs to be activated. We will show you how to do it in this post.
How to start using your Capitec Connect SIM card
Capitec SIM cards can be activated at your nearest Capitec bank branch. It’s best to complete this step when you go there to pick up your card. To register your SIM, you need to bring along all the required documents.
Documents required when activating a Capitec SIM card
That’s how to activate your Capitec Connect SIM card. In order to do it, you need to visit a nearby branch with the required documents. But what documents are required when it comes to registering Capitec SIM cards?
- You need to have proof of residence. This is required for RICA registering your Capitec SIM.
- Also required is a SIM card fee of R5 if you have not already purchased a SIM.
What documents are accepted as proof of residence?
In order to activate your Capitec Connect SIM card, you need to provide proof of residence. But which documents are accepted in this regard?
- A bank statement.
- A municipal bill.
- A statement from a retail store showing your address.
- Any other document that shows your address and that you get every month.
- Note that these documents cannot be more than 3 months old.
Why is the Capitec Connect SIM attractive?
One of the challenges that people encounter is with expiring data. You top up your account today and after a month or after a certain amount of time, that data expires.
The whole thing seems to be rather unfair. If you have not used it, why does it expire. In any case, Capitec Connect seeks to redress this. They offer data that never expires. They also offer flat rates on data, airtime and SMSs.
Having data that does not expire means you can go for years without having to worry about your data getting lost. That’s probably one of the reasons why Capitec Connect is attractive. At a flat R45 per GB, their data is also relatively inexpensive.
Who can get it?
Capitec Connect is only available to people who have Capitec Global One accounts. So, if you are not already a Capitec customer, you will need to open an account to get a SIM.
Which network does Capitec use?
So far in this article, we have provided you information on how to activate a Capitec SIM card. Capitec is not the only bank that has made a foray into mobile communications. Standard Bank and FNB offer similar products.
What you need to note is that Capitec does not actually have a network of their own. They use Cell C’s network. So, essentially, your Capitec Connect SIM is a Cell C SIM. It has only been rebranded by Capitec.