Unlimited International Calling to South Africa using
Ooma World Plus Plan.

Now only:

CDN$ 25.99/mo

for 12 months.

Plus one-time purchase of Ooma Telo: CDN$ 99.99

Calling mobile phones in some countries may incur per minute charges.

How to Call South Africa from the U.S.

Making an international call is easy.

To call South Africa, you can use either your Ooma Telo-connected home phone or the Ooma Mobile app.

  • First, dial 011 to exit the U.S. telephone system.
  • Now dial 27, which is the country code for South Africa.
  • Next, dial the local number, which is 9 digits.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when calling South Africa. You may encounter listed numbers beginning with a “0.” That 0 is a “trunk code” and is part of South Africa’s national dialing format (just like how we in the U.S. sometimes use “1” when dialing a long distance number). Dial only the numbers after the 0 to ensure the call goes through properly.

You will be able to tell if you’re calling a mobile or landline number as all mobile numbers begin with a series of 2 digits. Numbers beginning with 6X and 7X (where X is any other number), 81, 82, 83 and 84 are mobile numbers. Keep in mind that higher per-minute rates do apply to these calls per Ooma’s rate schedule.

Calls made through the Ooma Mobile app do not use any minutes or incur international charges on your wireless bill. Instead, these calls are routed over your data connection and may count against your data allotment if you’re not on an unlimited plan with your carrier. If possible, connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot to place calls in order to minimize data usage.

Calling another Ooma customer in any country is free of charge no matter how long you talk. If you encounter any issues or have any further questions, feel free to get in contact with us via our Customer Support website at https://support.ooma.com.

Ooma’s international dialing plans are a great way to save money on calling abroad, especially if you call overseas frequently.

The Ooma World Plan does not offer any unlimited calling options to South Africa, but it does include unlimited calling to landline numbers in 60 other countries and mobile numbers in 10 countries for $17.99 per month. Any calls to landlines in South Africa will be billed at the standard rate of $0.07 per minute, and mobile calls at $0.23 per minute. Those charges are added over and above your monthly plan charge.

If you need unlimited calling to South Africa from either a mobile or landline number, opt for the Ooma World Plus Plan. In addition to South Africa, this plan offers unlimited calling to landlines in 70 countries and mobile phones in 40 countries, and it’s a great deal for those who need to place calls to numbers in several countries. The monthly fee for this plan is $25.99 per month.

Learn more about Ooma’s international plans and all the countries that are included.

International calling rates to South Africa

Country Code Area/City Code Country/City Standard Rate Per Minute Premier Rate Per Minute Ooma World Plan Ooma World Plus
27 South Africa CDN$ 0.070 CDN$ 0.070 CDN$ 0.070
27 South Africa - Mobile-SS CDN$ 0.230 CDN$ 0.230 CDN$ 0.230

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International Calling to South Africa

It can be difficult and costly to call friends and family in South Africa, but with Ooma Telo, it’s now affordable and easy.

Using Ooma’s Basic Service or Premier Service, calls to landline phones in South Africa are billed at $0.07 per minute, or just $0.70 for a 10-minute phone call. Calls to mobile phones are $0.23 per minute, or $2.30 for a 10-minute call. Basic Service is a prepaid plan, so per-minute fees are deducted from your prepaid balance. If you subscribe to the Premier Service plan, these charges are added on top of the $9.99 monthly charge.

While Basic Service has no monthly fee for crystal-clear nationwide calling, Premier Service offers a whole host of additional features for a low monthly charge. For example, Premier Service customers get powerful call-blocking tools to protect them against telemarketers and robocalls, as well as an Instant Second LineTM for making and receiving calls when your primary line is in use, the Ooma Mobile app for making calls from your mobile phone anywhere you are, voicemail access through email and text notifications, free unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico, plus many others that Basic Service doesn’t provide.

Traditional long distance providers will charge you much more to call South Africa. MCI’s Global Connection plan charges $0.39 per minute for calls to the country. While at first glance that doesn’t look too much more expensive, MCI also charges a mandatory $4.00-per-month fee to get their best rates. This means your actual per-minute rate is much higher than it initially appears.

Ooma-to-Ooma calls are 100% free regardless of the amount of time you talk, so if your contact in South Africa is also an Ooma customer, you can talk as long as you want and it won’t cost a penny. You’ll also have calls in crystal-clear HD voice, which is much better quality than standard telephone lines can provide.

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