What is a USSD code?

  • USSD is a short code such as *384# that provides you with an interactive session or menu

Whats is a shared USSD code?

  • This is a USSD code that has only one user/client.

How do I integrate the USSD code with my application?

  • Create a free account in our website – www.africastalking.com
  • Follow our quick start tutorials on integrating with our api ­http://docs.africastalking.com/ussd

Who do I talk to for help with my USSD code?

  • You can contact our support team via live chat (this is available on the website), via phone (0729891801) and via email (info@africastalking.com and support@africastalking.com )

How do I receive a message?

  • Register for a FREE account
  • Request and acquire a short code or keyword
  • Submit a callback URL pointing to your application ­https://account.africastalking.com/sms/inboxcallback .Please note that your application should be hosted on line.

How do I send a subscription message?

  • Register for a FREE account
  • Request and acquire a short code or keyword
  • Follow our quick start tutorials on sending messages. ­http://docs.africastalking.com/sms/sending . Please note that the messages are sent only toyour subscribers

How do I receive an on demand message

  • Submit a callback url pointing to your online hosted application ­https://account.africastalking.com/sms/inboxcallback
  • Follow our quick start tutorials on receiving messages ­http://docs.africastalking.com/sms/callback Take special note of the linkId parameter and use this parameter when replying to the client.