Useful USSD Codes In SA

What Are USSD Codes

"Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), sometimes referred to as "Quick Codes" or "Feature codes", is a communications protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the mobile network operator's computers. USSD can be used for WAP browsing, prepaid callback service, mobile-money services, location-based content services, menu-based information services, and as part of configuring the phone on the network. USSD messages are up to 182 alphanumeric characters long. Unlike Short Message Service (SMS) messages, USSD messages create a real-time connection during a USSD session. The connection remains open, allowing a two-way exchange of a sequence of data. This makes USSD more responsive than services that use SMS." - Wikipedia.



Take a look at some of the most useful USSD codes you should know, for the biggest networks in South Africa.

Function Vodacom Cell C MTN Telkom Virgin Mobile
Load Airtime *100*01*PIN# (*136#) *102*PIN# *141*PIN# (*136#) *188*PIN# *102*PIN#
Check Balance *100#/*136# *101# *141# *188# *101#
Check Own Number *111*501# *147*100# *123*888# *1# *103*2#
Transfer Airtime *111*072# *102*2# *141*6328*number*amount# *106#
Transfer Data *111*1002#
Request Airtime *140*02*number# *102*3# *141*6328*number# *106#
Send A Callback *140*number# *125*number# *121*number# *140*number# *125*number#
Access Master Menus *111#/*135# *147# *141*0#/*135# *180# *100#

Other Useful Codes

Function Code
How To Check Your IMEI Number *#06#