EcoCash is now available to our loved ones in South Africa!

Zimbabweans in South Africa can now send money home to Zimbabwe the EcoCash way. It is simple, secure and instant! There has never been a remittance service like this. Econet Wireless South Africa customers can now register for a personal EcoCash account on their Call Home SIM and start Living Life the EcoCash way!

Now, Zimbabweans in South Africa can send money home, buy Econet airtime, pay billers such as DSTV and City Council and pay school fees directly for loved ones in Zimbabwe. If you are an EcoCash customer in Zimbabwe, you can now receive money from South Africa directly into your EcoCash wallet, anytime!

  • Receive money for free from South Africa!
  • Receive airtime for free from South Africa!
  • No additional pay-merchant charges
  • No additional pay-bill charges
  • Instant
  • Secure
  • Simple
  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Register at several participating Flash agents in South Africa
  • No hassles
  • No delays


How It Works

Become a Call Home Customer

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If you don’t yet have a Call Home SIM card, you can join over 800,000 customers of the Call Home family by purchasing a starter pack at Shoprite, Checkers or from the Flash to EcoCash registration agents. Enjoy the lowest calling rates to Zimbabwe; the lowest call rates in South Africa between Call Home customers and the best deal in Mzansi by far!

Call Home is powered
by Cell C.


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Call Home customers register their Call Home SIM for both EcoCash and a “Flash to EcoCash” remittance account. Customers must bring their Call Home SIM and either their Zimbabwe passport or a Zimbabwe ID plus a form of South African ID. The registration for both services is done at the same time and takes about ten minutes. Once the registration is complete, the customer will receive an SMS on their Call Home line advising them that their EcoCash account is active and providing instructions on how to access it from their Call Home SIM. It works the same as in Zimbabwe but using a different network short code.

*Operated by Flash with Authorised Dealer Mercantile Bank

Request a quote

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The customer requests a remittance quote from Mercantile Bank using a simple short code. The quote system asks the customer to enter the Rand amount they wish to remit and immediately generates and sends the quote via SMS advising the amount in dollars that they will receive in their EcoCash wallet, the applicable exchange rate, the remittance fee and a unique quote reference number. Customers can remit as little as R50 at a time, up to R3,000 per day and up to R10,000 per month.


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If the customer is happy with the quote, they can go to any one of the several participating Flash vendors (recognised by the lime green cow branding) and give the quote reference number to the Flash vendor. The vendor will key the reference number into their Flash terminal and ask the Call Home customer for the exact Rand amount which was quoted on. The customer hands the Rand to the Flash vendor who confirms receipt to the system. The customer will instantly receive an SMS notifying them of a successful “cash-in” to their EcoCash wallet.

Send Cash Home

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The customer can now securely login to their EcoCash wallet and enjoy all the EcoCash services as EcoCash customers in Zimbabwe - with one important difference. If the customer wishes to send cash to an EcoCash customer in Zimbabwe from their Call Home line, the transaction is FREE.

What EcoCash subscribers in South Africa can do

  • Deposit money/Cash-In
  • Transfer (send) money to registered EcoCash customers in Zimbabwe for FREE
  • Buy Econet prepaid airtime for Econet subscribers in Zimbabwe for FREE
  • Pay bills in Zimbabwe at no additional charges (normal EcoCash pay bill charges apply)
  • Pay merchants for goods and services in Zimbabwe at no additional charges (normal EcoCash pay merchant charges apply)

Live life the EcoCash way