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Telkom USSD codes you should know as a Telkom subscriber

Telkom USSD codes
Telkom is well known for its affordable data bundles and other services including free on net calls at selected parts of the country.
Being recently rebranded, there are still a number of subscribers who still don't know simple Telkom USSD codes, and many even don't recall their Telkom number.
Instead of calling customer care just to know how to carry out simple tasks on your Telkom line, go through this post and you will find most of the commonly used USSD codes that will make your user experience amazing.
What are USSD codes?
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USD) codes, also known as Quick codes, allow mobile phone users perform simple tasks like airtime top up or access specific services like subscribing to a given bundle without having to call customer care of the specific telecommunications provider.
These codes are usually in the form*XXX#, and vary depending on the specific telcos, though some might be the same, like *544# for data. This is not a must, but since we are used to Safaricom, then others also decided to use same codes in performing some actions.
Telkom USSD short codes.
Below is a list of the various short codes to manage your Telkom line operations with ease.
1.Telkom Airtime top up.
To top up your line using a scratch card dial *130*scratch card pin#.
Alternatively you can also Top up Via M-Pesa
2. To check your Telkom line number.
Sometimes it might look a bit embarrassing to tell someone you don't remember your number, or to call customer care about the same.
Just dial *130# and your number will be automatically displayed on your screen.
3.To purchase Data and voice bundles.
Dial *544# and select your preferred plan in the following:
  • 7 GB + 300 all net minutes + free night data
  • All in one monthly bundles
  • Daily, weekly or monthly data bundles
  • Voice bundles
  • Pewa data bundles.
  • SMS bundles.
4.Check airtime balance.
Dial *131# or *144#. You airtime, data and ziada points balance will be displayed on your screen.
5.Holla.
Telkom Holla gives you data, SMS and all net minutes at a single purchase.
Dial *10# to subscribe.
6.Buy SMS bundles.
*188#
7.Ziada points.
This is a loyalty program where you are awarded points every time you use your Telkom line. Later you can redeem the accumulated Ziada points for either freedom bundles, airtime or a device at *126#.
8.Facebook bila net.
*32#.
9.Home data bundles.
Home data bundles are available under *222#. This only works on a sim card that has been registered for Telkom home.
10. Customer care.
   Call 100.
11.Pasha.
To send airtime to another number(sambaza) go to *140#.
12. Pewa.
To borrow airtime dial *133#
13. Facebook bila net.
*32#
14.International bundles.
*123#
15. Main menu. Dial *100# to access Telkom's main menu, which sums up all of its products and services including:
  • 'My account' where you can check your balance, number, credit transfer or redeem ziada points.
  • Top up either via scratch card, T-kash, M-pesa, PEWA or credit/debit card.
  • Talk text and more
  • Buy data bundles
  • Telkom products and services including please call me, credit transfer, pay for me, beat yangu and to report network/airtime outage.
  • T-kash menu.
  • PUK reset.
14. Voice mail.
Call 133.
15.Check SIM details.
 Dial *232# to confirm your SIM registration details.
16. To access t-kash menu-*160#.
17. My data manager.
  *544*8#.
18. Telkom entertainment.
  *150#.
These are Telkom premium services which include alert news, horoscopes, jokes, football scores etc.
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