An Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code is a code that is programmed into your SIM card or your cell phone to make it easier to perform certain actions. When you know the code for what you want to do, you can run it with a few simple taps. Full List of USSD Codes For Banks In Kenya
Things You Should Know
- USSD codes can perform many tasks, such as displaying the IMEI, changing your SIM PIN, displaying carrier information, and checking your billing summary.
- Enter a USSD code the way you’d dial a phone number. Just open the Phone app and tap the numbers and hash codes to dial them.
- Depending on your phone, the USSD code may run instantly. Other times, you’ll have to tap the Call button.
Here is a Full List of USSD Codes For Banks In Kenya
|Kenyan Bank Name||Bank USSD Code|
|1||Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)||*522#|
|2||Cooperative Bank of Kenya||*667#|
|3||Absa Bank Kenya PLC (Formerly Barclays Bank)||*224#|
|4||Standard Chartered bank||*722#|
|6||Commercial Bank of Africa||*654#|
|7||National Bank of Kenya||*625#|
|8||Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)||*385#|
|9||Consolidated Bank Limited||*262#|
(Former NIC Bank and CBA Bank)
| *654# for ex-CBA customers|
*488# for ex-NIC customers
|11||Bank of Africa (BOA)||*987#|
|14||I & M Bank Limited||*458#|
|16||Imperial Bank Limited||*356#|
|18||Gulf African Bank||*399#|
|20||Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank)||*878#|
|21||United Bank of Africa (UBA) Bank||*368#|
|22||Housing Finance Company (HFC) Ltd||*231#|
|23||Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank)||*498#|
|24||Sidian Bank (Formerly K-Rep bank)||*527#|
|25||Equatorial Commercial Bank||*286#|
|27||Jamii Bora Bank||*344#|
How To Use USSD Codes
Running a USSD Code
- Open the phone app. This app can be found on your home screen, on the “All Apps” screen, or, on simpler cell phones, on the lock screen.
- Dial the USSD code. Some start with *, others #, and others *#.
- Dial #. Make the phone call. When the code is running, you will see “Please wait…” (iPhone) or USSD code running… (Android) or something similar on the phone screen. If the code is invalid, you will get an error.
Knowing What Codes to Run
- Check your IMEI. The most common reason why USSD codes are useful is because you can check crucial information about your phone. To check your IMEI, dial *#06# and the IMEI will automatically pop up on your screen.
- Change your SIM PIN. Dial **04* followed by the old PIN, then *, followed by the new PIN, then *, followed by the new PIN again, then #. For example, to change the PIN from 1234 to 4321, dial **04*1234*4321*4321#.
- Check information about your carrier, such as how much data you have left. This code will vary from carrier to carrier. On AT&T, the code for checking how much data you have left is *3282# (*DATA#).
- Enter field test mode on iPhone. To do that, dial *3001#12345#* and call the number. Here, you can view information about your SIM card and your phone.
- Learn about other USSD codes. Read the Wikipedia article on it, as well as conduct research on your carrier’s website fo USSD codes that pertain specifically to it.