What is RICA?

It is a law that requires ALL new customers (Prepaid, Top Up and Contract) to register their SIM cards. To be able to register new prepaid starters for RICA, you need to be registered as a RICA agent.

How do I register as a Smartcall RICA agent

Complete the RICA agent registration form and post or deliver the completed form with a originally certified copy of your ID and proof of address to Smartcall SmartRICA, PO Box 412041, Craighall, 2024.


How do I register customers once I have received my agent ID and password?

(You have to verify the customer’s ID and proof of address before you register a starter pack for them.)

1.1 USSD – Individual registration – DIAL *130*7422# (*130*RICA#)

You can dial *130*7422# Toll Free to enter the customer details. There is a time limit on each session but if your session times out all you have to do is dial *130*7422# again and you will be prompted for the rest of the customer’s details. You will not be required to enter all the details again. Your registered cell phone number will be used as your agent code for the USSD solution. You can register more than one RICA agent by selecting option 5 on the USSD menu. You have to verify the agent’s proof of ID and address. You can register Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers via this solution.

1.2 USSD Box Registration

You can now allocate all 20 Smartcall starters in a box to one outlet by only capturing the box number and reference. We will automatically allocate 20 starters. This will reduce time spent at each store as your sales representatives does not have to capture all 20 ICCID’s anymore. Your RICA agent will then do the “Change of Ownership” to register the starter in the customer’s name to qualify for Smartcall promotional support of R10.

1.3 Web site

You can register customers via the web site if you have access to the Internet. You will have to enter the RICA agent code and password that was SMS’d to your registered cell phone number. Go to

1.4 SmartRICA online

The following functionality is available via our website if you have WAP access on your cell phone or PC.