How to Send a ‘Please Call Me’ on Vodacom

How to Send a 'Please Call Me' on Vodacom

Vodacom’s Please Call Me service is a convenient way to request a callback from someone when you don’t have enough airtime to make a call yourself.

How to Send a ‘Please Call Me’ on Vodacom

It’s also a good way to let someone know you’re trying to reach them without having to ring them continuously.

Ways to Send a ‘Please Call Me’ on Vodacom

There are two ways to send a Please Call Me on Vodacom:

USSD

  1. Dial *140* followed by the recipient’s phone number and then #. 
  2. For example, to send a Please Call Me to 0823456789, you would dial *140*0823456789#.
  3. Press send.

SMS

  1. Open your messaging app and create a new message.
  2. In the recipient field, enter the number you want to send the Please Call Me to.
  3. In the message body, type “Please Call Me”.
  4. Press send.

Tips for Sending a Please Call Me on Vodacom

  1. Make sure that the recipient has enough airtime to call you back.
  2. If you are sending the Please Call Me to someone who is not in South Africa, you will need to include the country code in their phone number.
  3. You can also add a personalized message to your Please Call Me request, for example, “Please call me back when you can, I need to talk to you about something important.”
  4. If the recipient does not call you back, you can try sending them another Please Call Me request or calling them directly.

FAQs

How do I send a Please Call Me on Vodacom?

You can send a Please Call Me on Vodacom using two ways:

  • Using USSD

Dial *140* followed by the recipient’s phone number and then #. For example, to send a Please Call Me to 0823456789, you would dial *140*0823456789#.

  • Using SMS

Open your messaging app and create a new message. In the recipient field, enter the number you want to send the Please Call Me to. In the message body, type “Please Call Me”.

Is the Please Call Me service free?

Yes, the Please Call Me service is free to use for both the sender and the recipient. However, the recipient will be charged for the call back, according to their normal calling rates.

Can I send a Please Call Me to someone who is not in South Africa?

Yes, you can send a Please Call Me to someone who is not in South Africa. However, you will need to include the country code in their phone number. For example, to send a Please Call Me to someone in the United States, you would dial *140*16465555555#.

Can I add a personalized message to my Please Call Me request?

Yes, you can add a personalized message to your Please Call Me request. For example, you could type “Please call me back when you can, I need to talk to you about something important.”

What happens if the recipient does not have enough airtime to call me back?

The recipient will receive an SMS message saying that you have requested a callback, but they will not be able to call you back if they do not have enough airtime.

What happens if the recipient does not call me back?

You can try sending them another Please Call Me request or calling them directly.

Can I send a Please Call Me to a fixed line number?

No, you cannot send a Please Call Me to a fixed line number. The Please Call Me service is only available for mobile numbers.

Can I send a Please Call Me to a Vodacom number that is deactivated?

No, you cannot send a Please Call Me to a Vodacom number that is deactivated. The recipient’s number must be active in order to receive the Please Call Me request.

Can I send a Please Call Me to a Vodacom number that is out of service?

No, you cannot send a Please Call Me to a Vodacom number that is out of service. The recipient’s number must be in service in order to receive the Please Call Me request.

How many Please Call Me requests can I send in a day?

There is no limit on the number of Please Call Me requests you can send in a day. However, if you send a large number of requests in a short period of time, your account may be blocked.

Conclusion

The Please Call Me service on Vodacom is a convenient and easy way to request a callback from someone when you don’t have enough airtime to make a call yourself. 

To send a Please Call Me on Vodacom, you can either use the USSD code 140 or send an SMS message. The service is free to use for both the sender and the recipient, but the recipient will be charged for the call back, according to their normal calling rates.