USSD Full Form

What is the Full form of USSD?

The full form of USSD is Unstructured Supplementary Service Data. USSD also has another name which are QuickCodes or Feature codes. It is a networking standard used by GSM (Global System for Mobile) mobile phones to contact or text sending purpose from a cell phone to an application hosted by the mobile operator. In brief, it is a system which GSM based cellular phones used to communicate with the device of the network operator.

USSD is a session-based specification which establishes a real-time session among mobile device and the device of a network operator. It is identical to SMS only variation is that, unlike SMS, the transaction of USSD happen only during the session between the parties concerned. USSD is a bi-directional knowledge exchange that occurs as far as the link stays open.

Application of USSD

USSD is used in a wide variety of functions including,

  • WAP browsing
  • Prepaid callback
  • Location based content
  • Mobile chatting
  • Mobile banking and so on.

How to Use USSD?

  • For use USSD users required to dial service provider’s number, beginning with * and ending with #, from user’s cell phone & registered mobile number for essential mobile banking services such as mini statement, checking balance and so on.
  • USSD codes are linked to the registry of a bank and will also have access to the account.


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