Introducing the complete list of Vodacom USSD codes. 19 essential codes you need to know right now
Do you know, Vodacom has its old customer care numbers replaced by new numbers? This is in line with complying with the ICASA regulations requesting all cellular networks to standardize their USSD Shortcodes. ICASA stands for The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. ICASA .
This article explores all the new Vodacom USSD codes And if you think we left ANY codes out or mde some errors please do not hesitate to tipus off …
What is a USSD code
The full form of USSD is Unstructured Supplementary Service Data. GSM cellphones use this protocol to communicate with their respective service provider’s computers by text messages. This menu-based technology helps customers to get certain services, like checking balance or buying mobile data and the best part to all this is that the user does not need an Internet Connection to use USSD codes.
How does USSD work
USSD codes are simple numerical codes with a *sign at the beginning and a # sign at the end. Once a user is done typing a specific USSD code and pressing the send button, a menu pops up on your mobile screen communicates with an application browsing menu through mobile channels which displays various options meant to meet user requirements like buying urgent airtime.
In the next sections, you will find all Vodacom number codes you need to use this network. Keep reading until the end, so you do not miss any of the codes.
List of Vodacom USSD codes
For your ease, we have divided the codes into a few categories. You can browse through this Vodacom USSD codes list and find your requirement easily.
1. General Vodacom USSD codes
Vodacom USSD code for the Master Menu
Vodacom USSD code to find your own number
After buying a new SIM card, it is quite a common fact that you may forget your number. There are two ways to retrieve your own number. You can use a direct USSD code to view your number on your mobile screen or you can use the Vodacom Please Call me code which sends a message to the receiver with a message to call you back along with your number. You can know the number from your friends or family then.
Vodacom allows you to send 10 free “Please call me” messages per day.
|Find your Vodacom Number||*135*501#||Free|
|Please Call Me||*140*(recipient’s cellphone number)#||Free (10 free messages every day)|
|Customize Call Me message||*140#||Free|
Vodacom USSD code to find IMEI number
IMEI is a unique Mobile Identification Number on a mobile network. This 15 digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is useful in identifying a phone handset or when a handset is lost or stolen i.e. a cellphone network uses the IMEI number to blacklist a device so that it cannot send or receive calls or messages even with a new SIM card.
|View the device IMEI number||*#06#||Not Accessible|
Vodacom USSD code to view MSISDN number
The Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN number) identifies a mobile phone internationally and the number comprises two parts. One is a country code, and the other is the National Destination Code that also identifies the mobile operator.
|View the MSISDN number||*111*501#||Not Accessible|
Vodacom USSD code for Account Enquiry and Paypoint
|Account Enquiry||137||Not Accessible|
2. Balance Enquiry Codes
|Prepaid balance inquiry||*136#||Free|
|Balance Recharge||*136*01*Recharge PIN#||Free|
|All Balance Information||*135*502#||Free|
3. Airtime Balance and Airtime Recharge codes
|Check Airtime Balance||*136#||Free|
|Load Airtime to Account||*136*01*voucher PIN#||Free|
|Request Airtime from Another User||*140*02*mobile number#||Not Accessible|
|Send Airtime to Another User||*135*072#||Free|
|Request Airtime from Another User by replacing MSISDN number with mobile number||*140*02*MSISDN#||Not Accessible|
4. Vodacom Data Bundles USSD codes
|Buy Data Bundles||*135*1002#||Free|
|Check Data balance||*135#||Free|
5. Vodacom USSD code for Voice Mail
|Leave a Voicemail||132||Free|
|Listen to a Voicemail||134||Free|
6. Vodacom USSD codes for MMS bundles
|Get MMS bundles||*135#||Free|
|Check balance quickly||*135*502#||Free|
7. Vodacom USSD code to change Tariff plans
Vodacom has three Prepaid Tariff plans. These are Prepaid per second, Prepaid Anytime, and Prepaid Bua. There is an option named Free-Change in Vodacom which allows Prepaid Users to change tariff plans up to five times per month. The first two changes are free of cost, and the rest three charges a cost of R5 per change.
|Free-Change||*135# or dial 1181||Free for two changes for a month, cost R5 per change for rest three changes within that 30 days|
8. Power Hour Bundles Codes
Power Hour services are available to Top Up and Prepaid Customers.
|Regular Power Hour||*135#||Not Accessible|
|Power Hour with What’s app||*135*9#||Not Accessible|
|Check your Balance||*135#789#||Not Accessible|
Go through the list of Vodacom USSD codes and use the one you need. Leave a comment below for any queries.