Vodacom USSD Codes

USSD codes are one of the quickest ways to request certain information and access account menus, which include; checking your airtime and data bundle balance, sending emergency messages, recharging your phone, Airtime and data bundle transfer, listening to voicemail and many more.

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) are a handy way to do many things quickly and easily.

Fortunately, we all understand what it means to dial a code, including symbols like * / #, using the phone’s call functionality.

Important Vodacom USSD Codes

The most useful USSD codes and what they are meant for are listed below for Vodacom users.

  • Service: My Vodacom Services Menu
  • Code: *135#

WHAT IT DOES: If there’s one code to remember, it’s this one, since the services menu gives you access to all other USSD services from Vodacom, including promotions. If you forget a code, you can access the services menu and find the option to access a specific service there. However, it’s handy to remember certain other codes since they are essentially shortcuts which means you don’t have to load the whole services menu.

  • Service: CallMe
  • Code: *140*MSISDN#

WHAT IT DOES: This is the Please Call Me service for Vodacom which will send a free text to a phone number requesting that they call you. The MSISDN is the phone number you want to send the CallMe text to.

  • Service: Customize CallMe
  • Code: *140#

WHAT IT DOES: This code allows you to customize what appears in your Please Call Me texts and other settings related to the service. For example, you can add your display name so that contacts know who sent the request even if they don’t have your number saved. You can also check how many call requests you have left for the day.

Codes for Prepaid Customers

  • Service: Balance Inquiry
  • Code: *136#

WHAT IT DOES: Your airtime balance for your SIM card will be displayed on the screen, as well as any bundles you may have bought.

  • Service: Recharge
  • Code: *136*01*Recharge PIN#

WHAT IT DOES: If you are recharging or loading more airtime onto your prepaid SIM with a voucher, you will use this USSD code. The value of the voucher will be added to your account. Vouchers have a recharge PIN which you will need to include with the USSD code.

  • Service: Please Recharge Me
  • Code: *140*02*MSISDN#

WHAT IT DOES: This USSD code sends a request to another Vodacom customer requesting airtime for your phone. The MSISDN is the phone number of the person you would like to send the request to.

  • Service: Data bundle transfer
  • Code: *135*1002#

WHAT IT DOES: Vodacom Prepaid customers can use this code to buy data bundles.

  • Service: Airtime transfer
  • Code: *135*072#

WHAT IT DOES: The airtime transfer code allows you to send airtime from your Vodacom Prepaid phone to another customer. Dialling the code will give you more options to follow.

  • Service: Airtime Advance
  • Code: *135*082#

WHAT IT DOES: Dialling this code lets you know whether you qualify for an airtime advance. These advances give you a small amount of airtime that you will only need to pay for when you next recharge. If you do not qualify for an advance, a popup message will tell you that you do not qualify and what the qualifying criteria are.

Codes for Contract Customers:

  • Service: Balance Inquiry
  • Code: *135*502#

WHAT IT DOES: This shows all the information of available balances on your handset, as well as the name of the contract plan you are on. Balance information includes talk time, SMSes, data and any other bundles you may have.

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