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

Now only:


for 12 months.

Plus one-time purchase of Ooma Telo: $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 to South Africa 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 9-digit local number.

South African mobile numbers begin with either 6, 7, 81, 82, 83 or 84. Keep in mind that mobile numbers are billed at different rates than landlines.

Calls made through the Ooma Mobile app don’t 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. Connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot to minimize data usage.

If you encounter any issues or have any further questions, feel free to get in contact with us via our Customer Support website at

Whether it’s Cape Town or Johannesburg, calling South Africa is affordable and easy with Ooma’s international calling plans.

The Ooma World Plus Plan gives you unlimited calling to South African landlines and mobile phones. The World Plus Plan will also give you unlimited calling to landlines in 70 countries and mobile phones in 40 countries for just $25.99.

If you don’t need to call South Africa, there’s also the Ooma World Plan. You’ll get unlimited calling to 60 countries and calling to mobile phones in 10 countries for $17.99. Calls to South Africa will be charged at Ooma’s standard per-minute rates.

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

International Rates

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

Call South Africa for free

Ooma’s World Plus Plan gives you unlimited calling to South Africa, but you can also use Ooma Telo for free unlimited calling without subscribing to a plan. All Ooma-to-Ooma calls are 100% free, so if your family in Durban also uses Ooma, you’ll be able to talk as long as you want and it won’t cost you a penny.

Calling Cards

Using calling cards to call South Africa can be more affordable than using a traditional phone line, but you’ll also have to put up with the headache of remembering to recharge them.

If you plan on calling multiple countries, Ooma is also a much more convenient than calling cards or traditional phone lines. So if you’re spending hours chatting with family in South Africa and friends in India, you can talk as long as you want without worrying about recharging calling cards or racking up a high phone bill.

Call South Africa

Ooma’s standard rates also make it affordable to call South Africa.

With Basic Service and Premier Service, calls to South African landlines are $0.07 per minute while calls to South African mobiles are $0.230 per minute. Calls made with Basic Service are prepaid, and deducted from your account.

While Premier Service’s rates are the same as Basic Service, it also offers a number of extra perks to make your calling experience better. Premier users get powerful call-blocking tools to avoid telemarketers and robocalls, access to the Ooma Mobile app for on-the-go calls, voicemail access through email, free unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico and more for just $9.99 per month. You pay applicable monthly taxes and fees.


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