Useful USSD codes for South African Mobile networks

So what is USSD exactly?
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a technology that allows users to access various services through the use of short codes. It usually consists of a number that start with a * and end with a #.

Customers on prepaid, for example, often use USSD codes to load airtime:

Let’s take MTN as an example:

Load airtime voucher: (*141*VoucherPIN#)
check balances: (*141#)
send a please call me: (*121*CellphoneNumber#).

So, here is a list of USSD codes for all the mobile networks in South Afica.

I will update this list so, yet again, please feel free to provide input regarding errors, ommissions and anything else.

 

USSD codes (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data)
Option Network USSD Code Further instructions and _ or notes
Change Price plan and or tariff MTN *141*4# key in “2” (migrate), then key in a that corresponds with the price plan you’d like to migrate to.
Airtime transfer MTN *141*6328* recipient’s cell phone number* rand amount# For example: *141*6328*0731234567*30#).
Airtime transfer Vodacom *111# Option 4 (bundle or airtime transfer) >> option 1 (airtime) >> choose an amount from R29 to R2000 >> enter a Vodacom number >> Confirm and you’re done.
Airtime transfer Telkom Mobile (8ta) *180# Option 2 (transfer airtime) >> choose the amount >> enter an 8ta cell number >> confirm and you’re done.
Request airtime MTN *141*6328*number of the person sending you airtime# Two requests are permitted per day.
Balance Enquiry MTN *141# Your airtime, SMSs and your MTN internet bundle balance will be displayed.
Airtime recharge MTN *141* recharge voucher pin #
Data bundle purchase MTN *141*6# Key in “1” (purchase bundles and services) >> key in “1” (internet bundles) >> key in “1 – 3” (the 3 options are for Volume bundles, duration bundles, and uncapped bundles respectively)
Deactivate an uncapped data bundle MTN *141*5# key in “2”.
Loyalty points program MTN * 141 * 9 * your ID number# A program where MTN rewards its customers with points to buy airtime, bundles, enter competitions etc.
Call charges MTN *111*2# key in “1 – 2” (the two options are for number and country respectively)
Callback MTN *121* recipient’s number # You are permitted five callbacks a day on the MTN network.
Check your own number – MSISDN query MTN *123*888# This will display the number from where this USSD code is dialed.
Check your own number – MSISDN query Vodacom *111*501# This will display the number from where this USSD code is dialed.
MMS OTA settings request MTN *123*12# You will receive a configuration message to install the settings, if asked for a pin, enter 1234.
WAP/GPRS/Internet OTA settings request MTN *123*12# You will receive a configuration message to install the settings, if asked for a pin, enter 1234.
Easy recharge MTN *141*10#
Point of interest request MTN *120*555# An MTN service to find useful points of interest (POI) located closest to you like an ATM, fast food outlets, movie theatres etc.
Registering/Opening a Mobile Money account MTN *120*668# You have to be at least 16 years to qualify for this service.
Cancelling a Recurring Bundle MTN *141*5# key in “1”.
My Vodacom USSD services menu Vodacom *111# this menu includes popular services
Balance Enquiry Vodacom *100# your balance is displayed on handset (Prepaid Only)
Airtime recharge Vodacom *100*01*Recharge PIN# Account top up with voucher value (Prepaid Only)
Time Window Enquiry Vodacom *100*02# Time Window Expiry date displayed on handset (Prepaid Only)
Vodata Service Setup Vodacom *141*777# Vodata Service Setup menu will be installed or removed (Contract & Prepaid)
Please CallMe Service Vodacom *140*MSISDN# Sending a text message which includes the sender’s number to another cell phone number requesting the receiver to call the sender (Contract & Prepaid)
Please Recharge Me Vodacom *140*02*MSISDN# Request airtime from your phone to any Vodacom customer
Airtime transfer Vodacom *102*02*airtime value*MSISDN# Send airtime from your cellphone to any other Vodacom Prepaid phone
Vodacom Paypoint Vodacom *120*1234# Enables Vodacom merchants to accept credit card payments using a mobile phone without requiring a fixed line point of sale terminal
Cell C USSD services menu Cell C *147# Launches the USSD menu with various account management and inquiry options.
Balance Enquiry Cell C *101# Displays the remaining balance on your handset
Airtime recharge Cell C *102*<voucher># Account top up with voucher value
Please CallMe Service Cell C *111*<mobile number># Sending a text message which includes the sender’s number to another cell phone number requesting the receiver to call the sender (Contract & Prepaid)
Check your own number – MSISDN query Cell C *147*100# (retrieve own number)
Manage subscription services Cell C *133*1#
Virgin Mobile menu Virgin Mobile *100# Launches the USSD menu with various account management and inquiry options.
Get phone settings Virgin Mobile *103*1#
Check your own number – MSISDN query Virgin Mobile *103*2# (retrieve own number)
Change Virgin Mobile PIN Virgin Mobile *103*3#
Balance info after calls Virgin Mobile *103*4#
SIM Swap Virgin Mobile *103*5#
Manage airtime Virgin Mobile *104#
Check balance Virgin Mobile *101#
Airtime recharge Virgin Mobile *102* PIN # Account top up with voucher value
Credit card recharge Virgin Mobile *104*3# You need to register for this service by dialing 123 from your Virgin Mobile device
Transfer airtime Virgin Mobile *106# You can only transfer airtime to other Virgin Mobile users.
Please CallMe Service Virgin Mobile *125*MSISDN# Sending a text message which includes the sender’s number to another cell phone number requesting the receiver to call the sender (Contract & Prepaid)
Voice Mail Virgin Mobile *109#
RICA check Virgin Mobile *124#
Bundles Virgin Mobile *110# Sms, data and Blackberry bundles
Transfer airtime Virgin Mobile *106#
Recharge me Virgin Mobile *104*5#
Call handling Virgin Mobile *107#
Airtime advance activation Virgin Mobile *121*4# (Prepaid only)
Roaming call Virgin Mobile *108*MSISDN#
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