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Mobile networks and carriers in South Africa use 2 GSM bands, 3 UMTS bands, and 3 LTE bands. Find out if your unlocked phone or mobile device will work in South Africa. See the tables below for details.

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Name # of frequency bands in use
Cell C 5
MTN Group 4
Telkom 3
Vodacom 4

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Frequencies in use


Name Interface
900 (E-GSM) GSM
1800 (DCS) GSM


Name Interface
B1 (2100) UMTS
B5 (850) UMTS
B8 (900 GSM) UMTS


Name Interface
B1 (2100) LTE
B3 (1800 +) LTE
B40 (TD 2300) LTE