Telecel Econet and NetOne USSD Codes

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If you forget how to juice you phone or do some such thing in this country were people have multiple SIM cards then this article may come in handy.

Here are some USSD codes to use with Econet, Telecel and NetOne either to juice up your phone, buy data bundles or send the call me back sms to msomeone else.


Telecel should be commended for their great social media works. Here is one company that actually responds to your queries and comments on their twitter account (@TelecelZim). They also go gthe extra mile to remind us of these USSD codes

If you are stuck on the Telecel Network just dial the following codes

(Update: Telecel just sent me an email on codes I missed! Bravo Telecel!)

  1. To access the USSD Menu dial *145# and you get a list of all USSD codes.. Cool huh!
  2. *122# to check you airtime balance
  3. *123*LONG-PIN-NUMBER# to top up airtime
  4. *142# Missed Call Alert
  5. *147# Teletunes
  6. *148# Data
  7. *176# to register your new mobile SIM card
  8. *144# to purchase data bundles OR text the word BUNDLE to 33073
  9. *143# to get emergency advance airtime
  10. *140*NUMBER# To send a call me back
  11. *141*NUMBER# To check if number is available
  12. *199# Mobile Banking Services
  13. Transfer airtime: Send Message to 33350 with amount plus Mobile Number to send airtime to
  14. 150 to access customer care


Econet overtook Telecel with page likes on facebook and the have a huge presence on twitter (@econetzimbabwe) But you will be lucky if you get a response from them if you have a query. Econet is more concerned with bombarding us with “Adverts” on Facebook and via SMS! But, complaints aside here are some codes to Econet subscribers

  1. *125# to check your balance
  2. *141* to check data bundle balance
  3. *140# to access a number of services like
  • Data Bundle purchase and Check
  • Missed Call Alert
  • Activating Roaming
  • Promotions!!!!

4. *151*200# EcoCash Access

5. *555*NUMBER# Call Me Back

6. *43# Activate call waiting

7. #43# De Activate call waiting

8. *21*NUMBER# Call Divert

9. 111 to call customer care


NetOne has almost non-existent social media presence.

Please note you can not yet buy data bundles for NetOne using USSD codes, you have to buy a recharge card and use that instead.

  1. *131*LONG-PIN-NUMBER# To top up airtime
  2. *134# To check Balance
  3. To send a call me back send message with NUMBER to 7070

You may be wondering why NetOne does not have much information, I want to write a “Why I hate NetOne Article Soon”….


18 comments on “Telecel Econet and NetOne USSD Codes

  1. the reason why netone is this dead is that,
    to start with
    1. its a parastatal
    2. management is not competent
    3. its not profit driven
    4. it runs on taxpayers money
    5. politics

  2. Telecel is the most innovative of all the MNO’S in Zimbabwe every product/service that it launches has a big diifference look at Telecash swipe card, Teletunes, music on demand and not to mention the Facebook zero. keep up the good work @Telecel

  3. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some help
    from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Appreciate it

  4. Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This kind
    of clever work and coverage! Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my personal blogroll.

    • Thank you, sir, i would like you to help me, on building social networks and blogs, and now im working to bring a social network for Telecel and Econet, whereby people will be using their econetmail email addresses to register. And also on an international payments platform, which intergrates, paypal, payza, paynow, vpayments e.t.c

  5. Does anyone know the USSD to find out what your Econet phone number is ? I have not used my sim in a long time, and normally there is a USSD code which replies with the phone number of the sim you sent the command from

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