How to check my TV Licence balance through SMS?

It is easy to check your TV Licence balance through SMS in South Africa. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Type a message with your TV Licence number.
  2. Send the message to 44210.
  3. You will receive a reply with your TV Licence balance.

Standard SMS rates apply.


TV Licence number: 123456789
SMS message: 123456789
Send to: 44210


Your TV Licence balance is R123.45.

You can check your TV Licence balance at any time of day or night. This is a convenient way to make sure that your licence is up to date and that you are not at risk of a fine.


  • Make sure that you type your TV Licence number correctly.
  • If you do not receive a reply, try sending the message again.
  • If you are still having problems, you can contact TV Licence South Africa on 0861-88-55-33.

Benefits of checking your TV Licence balance:

  • Avoid getting a fine for having an expired TV Licence.
  • Make sure that you are able to watch your favorite TV shows and movies.
  • Support TV Licence South Africa in its work to provide quality public broadcasting