USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile(GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. Applications may include prepaid roaming or mobile chatting.

USSD Codes

USSD is real-time messaging option similar to SMS where you don’t speak to a person but exchange data during a session based connection with a computer. Most handsets are capable of utilizing this service – all you need is a connection to a GSM network and you are all set.

USSD Pull messages are seen as “pulling in” a client to make use of your service. In other words, the client has to come to you via their mobile phone. The mobile subscriber requests your services through a message towards the Gateway using USSD Short Codes e.g.*100#.

USSD is useful for:
  • Info on the latest news or sports
  • Purchases (tickets, airtime)
  • Some call centres use USSD instead of Interactive Voice Response Systems
  • Mobile Banking
  • Directories Surveys
  • Feedback and Voting

Our Prices

USSD System Design: R 12 500 - R 800 000
  • Charged at 20c / 20 seconds
  • Set up cost: R 2 000
  • Monthly Service fee: R 1 200