USSD codes for Tanzanian Cellular Network Providers

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

USSD codes for Tanzanian Cellular providers

If there is one continent that has taken to mobile services it would be Africa. The growth of feature phones and Smartphones in the region has been a catalyst for so many new initiatives and USSD has been one of them. USSD has naturally been popular with network providers, banks and for marketing.

Tanzanian cellular networks have made use of USSD to provide access to a host of information and self-service portals.

What is USSD?

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) allows you to request services by dialing a particular short sequence of characters on your phone, for instance *123#.

Tanzanian USSD codes

Having these codes handy can open up a world of services that you might not have and is provided by your network provider.

If you're a Tanzanian local or a traveler that finds themselves in Tanzania and in the possession of a Tanzanian simcard, here are some USSD codes for Tanzania’s cellular providers Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom Tanzania that will help.

Airtel

Service

Code

Assistance 

100

Airtime Bundle

*148*22#

Airtel’s Available Services

*148*60#

Yatosha

*149*99#

Switch on/ Internet Bundle

*148*88#

OMG

*148*44#

Daka Salio

*149*44#

MOD

901000000

Islamic Portal

901004444

Christianity Portal

901005555

Voice Chart

901006666

Mwananchi News Alerts

*149*37#

Airtel Money

*150*60#

Airtel Classified

*149*12*1#

CRBT

15578

International Pack

*149*13#

Registration Status

*106#

Language Change

140

Call centre

100

Balance check

*102#

Voucher Recharging

*104*scratched numbers#

Home WiFi

*148*20#

Airtel Zone

*149*39#

Please Call Me Service

*333* mobile phone number#

Tigo

Pre-paid Short Codes

Service

Code

Check pre-paid balance

*102#

Voice Package Balance

*102*01#

Top Up

*104*[card pin number]#

Call to Recharge

Dial 104

Call to Check Balance

Dial 102

Call to Request PUK

Dial 100

Check your Phone Number

*930#

Transfer Airtime

*101* [Enter recipient phone number] * [amount] #

Magic Number

*148*00#

Data Balance

*102*02#

Tigo Pesa Services

*150*01#

Post-Paid Short Codes

Description

Code

Data Balance

*102#

Data balance check

*102*02#

Vodacom

Service

Code

 Service Menu

*111# (Contract & Prepaid)

Balance Enquiry

 

*100# (Prepaid Only)

 

 *111*502# (Contract)

Recharge of prepaid account - Account topped up with voucher value

 

*100*01*Recharge PIN# (Prepaid Only)

CallMe Service - Sending a text message which includes the sender's number to another cell phone number requesting the receiver to call the sender

 

*140*MSISDN# (Contract & Prepaid)

Please Recharge Me - Request airtime from your phone to any Vodacom customer

 

*140*02*MSISDN#

Data bundle transfer - Buying data bundles

 

*111*1002# (Prepaid Only)

Airtime transfer - Send airtime from your cellphone to any other Vodacom Prepaid phone

 

*111*072#

Airtime Advance – If you qualify for airtime advance

If you do not you will see a message telling you that you do not qualify and what qualifying criteria are.

*111*082#

Vodacom Paypoint - Enables Vodacom merchants to accept credit card payments using a mobile phone without requiring a fixed line point of sale terminal

 

*120*1234#

Promotions - For information on Power Hour and other Vodacom promotions

 

*111# and select “Promotions”

Entertainment – For information on Vodacom entertainment

 

*111# and select “Entertainment”

Did you find this list of USSD codes helpful?

Have we missed out on any USSD codes you feel Kenyans should know about? Let us know in the comments section below.

Contact us

If you want to know more about USSD codes and would like to create one for your business, then contact us directly here.

Sources: Airtel, Tigo, Vodacom TZ, darspot