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USSD codes to remember for Vodacom, MTN & beyond

If you’re a prepaid user on one of South Africa’s mobile phone networks, chances are that you use a USSD code every day. Whenever you check your airtime, load more airtime or request a call from someone who has more airtime than you, you’re using a USSD code. Often, you’ll remember these as some of the most used codes, but there are a few you might not know exist.

Below, we take a look at some of the USSD codes you might need on a daily basis, as well as their functions, for the biggest networks in South Africa.

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Access USSD master menus

The master menu loads the different services you can access with USSD codes. If you don’t remember a specific code for loading airtime or another service, for example, this is a good place to start.

  • Vodacom – *135#
  • MTN – *136*0#
  • Cell C – *147#
  • Virgin Mobile – *100#
  • Telkom Mobile – *180#

Check airtime balance with USSD codes

  • Vodacom – *136#
  • MTN – *136#
  • Cell C – *101#
  • Virgin Mobile – *101#
  • Telkom Mobile – *188#

Load airtime to your account

  • Vodacom – *136*01*voucher PIN#
  • MTN – *136*voucher number#
  • Cell C – *102*voucher PIN#
  • Virgin Mobile – *102* voucher PIN#
  • Telkom Mobile – *188*voucher number#

USSD codes to find out your number

  • Vodacom – *135*501#
  • MTN – *123*888#
  • Cell C – *147*100#
  • Virgin Mobile – *103*2#
  • Telkom Mobile – *1#

USSD codes: Request airtime from another user

  • Vodacom – *140*02*mobile number#
  • MTN – *141*6328*sponsor’s mobile number#
  • Cell C – *102*3#
  • Virgin Mobile – *106#

Send airtime to another user

  • Vodacom – *135*072# (*135*1002# for data transfer)
  • MTN – *136*3#
  • Cell C – *147*333* recipient cellphone number* amount of airtime#
  • Virgin Mobile – *106*2#
  • Telkom Mobile – *180# and select Transfer Airtime option

Send a Please Call Me

  • Vodacom – *140*mobile number#
  • MTN – *121*mobile number#
  • Cell C – *111*mobile number#
  • Virgin Mobile – *125*mobile number#
  • Telkom Mobile – *140*mobile number#

If you’re looking for a specific USSD code that isn’t included in this story, you should try to visit the support page for your mobile provider.

Feature image: Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Article updated on 31 July, 2020

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