Customer numbers will be assigned in the ranges 081 100 0000 to 081 799 9999 and 061 400 0000 to 061 499 9999.
HumanIPO reported last month on the unveiling of Telkom Mobile, targeting South Africa’s “heavy and high-end users” on a “faster, top quality network”.
The part state-owned telecommunications operator caused significant confusion earlier in March when it appeared to ditch its mobile brand 8ta, only for it to backtrack within 24 hours.
8ta now a “sub-brand” of Telkom Mobile, which managing director (MD) Attila Vitai said is the future of Telkom and the growth engine of the company.
Attila Vitai said: “There is a significant core group of consumers who expect to be able to do more with their devices in their own time and on their own terms.
“They know a lot about mobile products and are getting better at understanding complex deals and associated terms and conditions. With this increasing savvy they want simplicity and the ease of selection and use of their mobile products.”