Vodacom USSD codes are useful whenever you want to get quick services from the leading network provider in South Africa. You will use the unique number combinations to find out specific information concerning your account, such as checking airtime or data balance, finding out certain information, among others. The numbers ensure that you are conveniently served at any time of day and any place.
Most Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes are free, and you will not be charged any airtime or data bundle for requesting information. This is unlike using the app, where you need data for access to the internet so that you can get the information.
New Vodacom USSD codes
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICSA) requested cellular networks, fixed networks, as well as mobile networks here in South Africa to make their shortcodes standard. As a result, cellular network providers changed some of their USSD number combinations so that they comply with the set regulations for the independent electronic service license (I-ECS). Below is a list of the new codes and those that were not changed.
Vodacom USSD codes list
There are several Vodacom codes that you are supposed to be dialled on your phone so that you get a specific service. All kinds of phones, whether Android, iPhone or the one with buttons. All the codes have a combination of symbols and numbers. Once you dial the Vodacom USSD, you will see a pop-up message with the data requested or a menu with options.
The following information describes various codes.
You should dial *135# so that you get the services menu. The list has other crucial USSD services from the cellular network provider that you can access.
How to load Vodacom airtime
You will use the new Vodacom recharge code 136 to recharge your prepaid sim. The old 100 code is no longer in use. You have to dial *136*01*Voucher PIN# so that you load airtime.
Vodacom airtime check
The new contact number for airtime balance inquiry is *136# and not *100# as you were used to dialling. This is a character combination for Vodacom prepaid customers. Contract customers should dial *135*502# to check airtime balance, which includes the remaining data, voice, SMS, contract plan, among other information.
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Send airtime to someone
The character combination you are required to use is *135*072#. The other person’s sim will be recharged with airtime.
If you want to change the tariff you are on to another; you dial *135#.
How to send 'please call me' on Vodacom
This is the service that the cellular provider customers use whenever they want to urgently talk to someone, but they do not have airtime. You have to input *140*SIMDIGITS#. A free text will be sent to the phone number requesting them to call you. This service applies to all customers.
Customize Vodacom call back code
If you want to individualize the Please Call Me text, you can dial *140#. You can add words that will make your identification easier, for example, adding your name.
Customer care services
You may want to get information on a particular product from the cellular network provider. You should dial the new number combination, which is *135#, or you can call by dialling 135 on your phone. Remember that the old number combination, which is 111, is no longer useful.
You can listen to voicemails using the new number, which is 132 and not 121. You can leave a voice mail by entering 134SIMDIGITS or you can enter 082 14SIMDIGITS. You should remember that the phone number is nine digits.
How to load Vodacom data voucher
Recharge your phone using *136*01*VOUCHERPIN#. You are then required to dial *135#; then follow the menu options displayed so that you can purchase the data bundle you want to use. The amount of data loaded is reduced from airtime for prepaid customers. It is added to the monthly bill of contract customers.
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How to check Vodacom data
Dial *135# and follow the service menu that pops up if you want to see the amount of data of have. 135 is also the Vodacom internet settings USSD code.
Now that you know the various Vodacom USSD codes, you can have an easy time accessing various SIM services. All the codes provided are the new ones that comply with ICSA regulations.