USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a global system for mobile (GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. It works on all GSM mobile phones and allows a business to effectively reach its customers who were difficult to reach. USSD requires no internet connection as it works on voice connectivity making it a favourable mass communication option.

This technology allows users to interact directly from their cellphones by making a selection from a menu in real-time making it a better option that SMS in terms of customer interaction. USSD menus can be customised to suit the needs of your business and your customers making it a favourable option over SMS.

How can you use USSD for your business? Here are some examples below :

Mobile banking | Mobile Payments | Content Download | USSD Marketing Campaign | Voting | Polling | Customer Self Service | Ticket Purchases | Surveys

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  • Customised USSD menu to suit your business needs
  • No internet connection or data required
  • Can integrate with any business system using a web service
  • Highly interactive
  • USSD codes can work across all mobile networks in the country
  • Fast two-way communication due to rapid exchange of data


Our USSD API will enable you to connect to the our USSD Server/Gateway using XML language via HTTP protocol

The following sections describe the XML messages needed to handle a mobile initiated dialog with external applications. The communication is based on the HTTP 1.1 protocol using POST requests.

InterVAS USSD server plays the role of proxy between USSD subscriber and the third party service provider.

Want to integrate through our API? Get our integration documents here



Our pricing models are designed with affordability in mind. We offer competitive rates and ensure that your USSD needs are catered for.

We charge USSD code acquisition, code maintenance and session rates for the duration of your business’s use of the code.

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We offer USSD services in the following countries

InterVas Areas of Operations

Want to know more about our USSD services? Register an account here or contact our sales team.