Airtel Zambia phone codes or Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), also sometimes referred to as “Quick Codes” or “Feature codes“, is a communications protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the mobile network operator’s computers.
They are specific codes to each GSM network and are programmed into a network server in such a way that when you send instructions from your phone you will receive the specific request as programmed.
Say you want to check whether your mobile phone number is registered with the ZICTA you must dial *101# – This works across all mobile networks in Zambia.
Airtel Zambia despite having changed several senior management and owners the companies core phone codes remain the same. Airtel has been in Zambia the earliest as Zamcell and at one point it was the leading with subscriber numbers.
The company’s greater percentage concentration of subscriber base is in Lusaka the capital of Zambia. So as the company renter the lost market sector it is overwhelming for the newcomers to know the codes.
Often the newcomers to the GSM ISP Airtel just like any other user will lack knowledge of what codes to use say for topping up the mobile phone. Here is the 10 airtel phones you must know.
|#||Airtel USSD Code||Function|
|1||*114#||Check airtime balance|
|3||*140#||Airtel 100% 4G Konse|
|4||*121#||Airtel Care Number|
|5||*123#||Check for registration status|
|6||*141#||Airtel Talk time Gift Service [Share or Ask Talk time ]|
|8||*515#||ZICB Mobile Banking|
|10||*888#||Missed Call Alert|