USSD Messaging enables secure messaging to the mobile. Often used when SMS is not suitable and at a lower cost, USSD Messaging has proven popular in banking and other similar sectors.
USSD messaging has also proven popular in voice chat where you can advertise the number in a USSD message rather than telemarketing.
To enable USSD messaging we recommend you look at our USSD Gateway.
USSD messaging also means that they are longer than SMS Messages; 182 alphanumeric characters in length. The connection remains open, allowing a two-way exchange of data while 'in session'.
There are two types of USSD notification options:
- USSD Notifications - Pop-up alerts
- USSD Menu - In-Session events
For initiating a USSD service, a USSD message starts with an asterisk; * followed by digits that are the base of the command. The message always ends with a number / hash sign; #.
Example USSD codes: