Updated 03.11.2022

Where to Buy Rain Sim Card

Rain Sim Card is a product of Rain — a mobile network in South Africa that provides data only to its subscribers. Rain was established back in 2017 following the rebranding of a pre-existing wireless telecommunications company known as Wireless Business Solutions (WBS). It was then launched in February 2019 when it began using 3000 of its cell towers as it leased infrastructure from MTM and Vodacom to provide data-only services.

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 In June 2020, it announced the addition of 1500 standalone 5G towers launched in 2021. Rain provides data-only services in South Africa, offering LTE, 4G, and 3G networks. Their standalone 5G network was the first in the country and is powered by Huawei. Currently, their 5G standalone is available in Cape Town, where it covers areas including Claremont, Sea Point in Cape Town, Bellville, Durbanville, Goodwood, and Cape Town City Centre.

Rain has been trending over recent years as the go-to data network for those South Africans looking for affordable internet connections. Many South Africans have since resorted to using the Rain network for data while using other networks for voice calls and everything else. Which brings us to the question, where can you buy Rain sim card?

Where to Buy Rain Sim Card

Since many online retailers are selling Rain sim cards, buying one and getting connected immediately is easy. Rain sim cards are available from these select stores and online retailers:


Clicks is the best or simplest place to seek a Rain sim card if you are looking for one. The supermarket has over 200 stores spread across South Africa, specializing in everything from electronics, and furniture, to food. Purchase Rain sim card from these chain stores in any of their locations countrywide. You may ask their employees if they have them at your local Clicks outlet or call ahead to place an order to avoid coming all the way only to find that they are out of stock.

Mr. D Food

Mr. D Food is an operator of an online food delivery platform based in South Africa. The company’s platform provides food delivery services through its website and mobile apps by partnering with restaurants across South Africa. They sell Rain sim cards which are available on the company website. You may also request yours while placing your order for food from Mr. D Food.


Takealot is a leading South African online retailer that specializes in home entertainment products. Founded in 2011, Takealot was voted one of South Africa’s favorite online stores. You can buy your Rain sim card from their website or app.

Rain Website

You can also buy your Rain sim card from Rain network’s official website,

Pargo Counter In Store

Pargo is a convenient logistics solution company that enables you to return and collect parcels throughout South Africa when it suits you. To buy a Rain sim card, simply ask for one at the Pargo counter in the store. Pargo has 334 pickup points across South Africa, making it easy to find a Rain sim card locally.

Hi Online

Hi-online is an online store with nationally-focused sales. They specialize in electronics and media, particularly consumer electronics. You can order your Rain sim card from hi-online and choose an affordable data plan that suits you.

What to Do After Buying Rain Sim Card

There are a couple of steps you’ll need to follow in order to get your Rain sim card functioning. Once you have received your Rain sim card, you’ll need to register it on their website,  You need to RICA your sim card. RICA registering a sim card is often conducted online. You need to have;

  • South African identification card or passport to finish the process. Foreign nationals may also register their Rain sim cards using their passports.
  • Proof of address not older than three months
  • A smartphone

 Follow the following steps to activate your Rain Sim Card

  • Step 1- Visit
  • Step 2- Click “Activate Sim Card”
  • Step 3- Create a Rain account
  • Step 4- Choose your data plan and enter the Sim code
  • Step 5- Register your payment details
  • Step 6- Complete your RICA online registration

If your Rain sim card was delivered to you by one of their courier partners, CCD or RAM, then it has already been registered for RICA. All you need to do is wait for activation.

If you ordered your Rain sim card from Hi-online, Pargo, Takealot, or Mr. D Food, select “Activate now” on their homepage and complete the process.

Rain Network Packages and Prices 

Most heavy internet users in South Africa prefer Rain data, particularly the new 5G network. 

Rain 5G Prices

Rain network launched its 5G with unlimited data speeds of as high as 700 Mbps. Here are the prices for Rain’s 5G home packages:

Unlimited Home 5G Basic – R499 Per Month

  • Includes free 5G indoor router
  • Download speeds of up to 25 Mbps
  • HD (720p) video streaming
  • Unlimited home WIFI
  • Simple plug and play
  • No Contracts

The Unlimited Home 5G Standard – R699 Per Month

  • Includes free 5G indoor router
  • Download speeds of up to 50 Mbps
  • Full HD (1080p) video streaming
  • Simple plug and play
  • No contracts
  • Unlimited home WIFI

Unlimited Home 5G Premium – R999 Per Month

  • Includes free 5G indoor router
  • Ultra-fast 5G download speeds
  • Full HD video streaming with multiple streams
  • Unlimited home WIFI

Rain 4G/LTE Packages and Prices

Unlimited 4G For Any Device – R479 Per Month

  • Unlimited data
  • Speeds of up to 10 Mbps
  • Basic quality streaming resolution of up to 360p
  • Can be used in any 4G device including home routers, MiFis, and phones

19 Hours Unlimited Off-Peak For Any Device – R250 Per Month

  • 19 hours of unlimited off-peak data every day
  • Can be used on any 4G-enabled device
  • Set your monthly peak gig limit
  • R50 per gig during peak (6:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
  • Off-peak (11:00 pm – 6:00 pm the next day)
  • Speeds and stream quality 

Unlimited 4G for Phones – R299 Per Month

  • Data calls only
  • No hot-spotting
  • Unlimited data
  • For use on 4G phones only
  • The basic streaming resolution offers up to 360p streaming quality resolution.

Rain allows its customers to switch plans, upgrade, or even cancel anytime


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