What is the USSD code for …? Part 4: Virgin Mobile and Telkom 8ta

Welcome to the final post on the most popular USSD codes of South Africa’s main cellphone service providers. A quick recap on USSD codes:

USSD stands for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and is a protocol used by the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications cellphones to communicate with service providers’ computers. Did you know that most people don’t know what it is even though most of us have used it before? If you have ever topped up with airtime by dialling that “*100# “number, then you have used USSD. It offers a simple browsing experience through a menu system on your mobile device.

Latest research shows that an average of 80% of South Africans living in urban areas and 94% of South Africans living in the more remote rural areas have pre-paid accounts which gives a good indication of how a USSD service can add value. It is supported by all handsets and networks and requires no internet connection or application to be installed.

Virgin Mobile

Menu: *100#

Settings: *103#

Get phone settings: *103*1#

Show your number: *103*2#

Change PIN: *103*3#

Balance info after calls: *103*4#

SIM swap: *103*5#

Manage airtime: *102#

Check balance: *101#

Voucher recharge: *102* PIN #

Transfer airtime: *102*2#

Recharge: *102*3#

Please Call Me’s: *125* phone number #

Voicemail: *109#

Call-handling: *104#

Roaming call: *104* number #

Bundles: *110#

Your bonus: *108*1#

Group setup: *108*2#

 

Telkom 8ta

Telkom mobile account menu: *180# or *140# or *147#

Account balance: *188# or *100# or *101#

Recharge pre-paid airtime: *188* pin #

Please Call Me: *140* number #

Please Call Me settings: *140#

Your cellphone number: *1#

Your IMSI: *2#

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