Empower and entertain your customers through rich-media content on their cellphones. 

  • Wireless Application Service Providers can generate revenue by providing premium content.
  • Use the Vodacom cellular network to distribute premium mobile content such as ringtones and wallpapers. 
  • Distribute your own content or use content from third-party service providers.
  • Benefit from our various billing models.

To become a WASP

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  • Become A WASP

What is WASP?

A Vodacom WASP creates and distributes mobile content to subscribers via our network and infrastructure.

WASPs can generate revenue by providing premium content that subscribers are willing to pay for, such as:

  • Ringtones
  • Mobile wallpapers
  • Horoscopes
  • Jokes
  • Mobile downloads
  • Interactive voice prompts
  • News and traffic updates
  • Location information, such as the address of the nearest restaurant, police station, etc.

Give your customers more value

Send promotional and informational content to your subscribers which enables them to make better decisions.

Respect your customers’ privacy and time

Choose from a variety of non-intrusive mediums - like SMS - to promote your business.

Generate revenue & entertain subscribers

Sell rich-media content; news and traffic updates, ringtones, wallpapers and other mobile downloads.

  • We have various billing models ranging from per-event (eg: per SMS) and per-second (eg: based on call duration) billing to ongoing subscription services.
  • You will be charged a connection fee and a monthly access fee as soon as you’re connected to our network.

WASP serviceCost 
Connection fee R8 334.00 (excl. VAT)
Monthly access R1 320.00 (excl. VAT)

Please note:

  • Your subscribers must be connected to our cellular network to access any of the mobile service offerings such as SMS, MMS, etc.
  • We will bill your subscribers for the mobile service and pay out a portion of the revenue to you.

How do I become a WASP?

You can complete a WASP application form and follow the process.

OR Contact WASP Customer Care 

WASP services include:


Type What you can do with it
Bulk SMS                                    

Deliver highly targeted mobile content including promotional material or advertising messages such as ones informing store customers of an upcoming sale.

Please note:
It’s illegal to send bulk SMSs to customers unless they have opted in to the service. 

Premium-rated SMS shortcodes
  • Enable subscribers to enter competitions or receive premium content by getting them to share their personal information such as name, contact details, preferences, etc.
  • Access subscriber information useful for marketing purposes and generate revenue through the delivery of premium mobile content.
SMS reverse billing Extend the use of SMS services to your subscribers without them incurring a cos. eg: enabling customers to unsubscribe from a service for FREE. 

WASP application criteria

To become a WASP, your company must:

•  Be registered in the Republic of South Africa

•  Have a South African customer care number

•  Have a South African bank account

•  Have a clear credit record

•  Meet the minimum revenue requirements

•  Have the following financial documents:

       •   Confirmation of Supplier name and type of entity

             o   Company / Close Corporation: Certificate of Incorporation
             o   Sole Proprietor: Copy of Owner’s Identity Document
             o   Partnership: Copy of Partnership Agreement and copy of Identity Documents
             o   Trust: Trust registration document

       •   Unlimited Surety Document

       •  VAT Registration or Tax Clearance Certificate

       •  BEE Certificate or Letter of Exemption with current financial year end turnover and Black shareholding

       •   Memo Deemed Employees Annexure

       •   Original Bank Indemnity Form

       •   New Supplier Creation Form

       •   Corporate Governance Questionnaire

       •    Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) Questionnaire by the Vodacom network.

If you don’t meet the requirements to become a WASP

Partner with an existing WASP to develop mobile offerings or contact our WASP Aggregators

How do I become a WASP?

  • You will need to complete a WASP application form and if approved, you will be need to conclude one or more standard contractual agreements with us.
  • Next, you can subscribe to any mobile offerings supported by our network.
  • We have a standard framework for working with WASPs.
  • The services you plan to offer as a WASP must comply with certain specifications and standards.
  • We could refer you to companies that can assist with developing your concept into a service.
  • We enable you to get your service operational as soon as possible using our set of standard specifications and processes. 

Please note:

  • Vodacom is a mobile cellular operator and provides third parties with access to its mobile offering.
  • Vodacom is responsible only for ensuring the availability of the mobile cellular bearer service.
  • Vodacom does not take responsibility for the availability, uptime, redundancy, network and system security or set-up and configuration of your routers on your direct link or connectivity via the Internet or VAN.
  • To be a WASP, you must adhere to the WASPA Code of Conduct which was formulated to prevent bad practices and fraudulent activity.

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