How to send a “Please Call Me” message on Cell C in South Africa:

Simple Method Using USSD Code (Free):

  1. Open the phone app on your Cell C mobile phone.
  2. Dial the USSD code: 111 followed by the recipient’s phone number #.
    • Example: If the recipient’s number is 084 123 4567, dial 1110841234567#.
  3. Press “Send” or “Call” on your phone.


  • You should receive a confirmation message indicating your “Please Call Me” request was sent successfully.

Additional Notes:

  • The “Please Call Me” service is free to use on Cell C.
  • The recipient will receive a message stating, “The Cell C subscriber at [your phone number] requests you to call back.”
  • This service is intended for situations where you don’t have enough airtime to make a regular call.
  • The recipient is responsible for initiating the call back.

Alternative Using USSD Code (Less Common):

There’s a less common USSD code you might encounter depending on your Cell C phone or plan:

  1. Dial 147911#.
  2. Follow any on-screen prompts to send a “Please Call Me” request.

Important Note:

  • This alternative method (147911#) might not be available on all Cell C plans or phone models. It’s recommended to stick with the primary method (111recipient’s number#) for wider compatibility.
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