What is USSD?
USSD – unstructured supplementary service data, is a service that allows mobile phone users to interact with a remote application from their device in real-time. It is a highly scalable service as it does not require an internet connection and is supported by both features and smartphones.
How does the USSD service work?
A predefined session is started once a user dials into a code e.g. *123# facilitating the transfer of information between the USSD application and the mobile user (learn more).
Types of USSD codes
There are 2 types of USSD codes
Dedicated USSD codes: a unique code that will exclusively belong to your organization
Shared USSD code: accessing the service via an assigned channel on our default USSD code
The session billing options available are:
Postpaid: The cost of a session is covered by the code owner.
Prepaid: The cost is covered by both the owner and the end-user.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have regarding how to get started on the USSD service.