Please check your mobile number for the upcoming data roll-out, and opt out if you can

13 Aug 2020 - 10:45

Data allocations will start rolling out from mobile networks on 19 August 2020 and the roll-out will take several days. If you have changed your South African mobile number since the last data allocation, please make sure you update the SA Cellular field in PeopleSoft by Monday 17 August 2020 at 16:00. If your correct mobile number is saved in any other field, you will not receive a data bundle.

  1. Log on to PeopleSoft with your student number and password.
  2. Click Profile > Contact Details.
  3. Under the Phone section, ensure that SA Cellular is listed as the type next to your updated mobile number.
  4. Please enter the number in the format 0XXXXXXXXX where the X’s represent the last 9 digits of your cell phone number after the 0, e.g. 0825551234.

Note: only UCT students who are registered for courses this year are eligible to receive a data bundle, even if your PeopleSoft status is active.


Please opt out if you no longer require data

UCT has been able to continue assisting students who don’t have access to online resources, despite it being costly. We therefore ask that if you do not need data, because you have access to eduroam, have WiFi access at home, or can afford to buy your own data, please consider opting out of receiving future data bundles from the university. The more we can help UCT save money, the more students we can assist.

  1. Log on to PeopleSoft with your student number and password.
  2. Click the Biographic tab and in the Mobile Data Bundles section, select No.