Econet USSD codes are the short codes you use to access services like bundles, check airtime and access Ecocash. The codes are by no means secret codes, as they are in the public domain.
This is one of the pranks that I fell for using Econet: “Dial *179# to access revamped data (or whatever this time) bundles” which sends the victim accessing Econet’s emergency credit facility. And to top it off, you can’t do a simple search to confirm whether it is a valid promotion, or just another prank.
This page was created in bid to create a go to platform where one can just go and check what exactly a specific code does on the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe network. The table below lists the codes, and their application.
|USSD Code||Action |
|*111#||Econet Support. See below.|
|*121*recharge pin#||Airtime top-up using the Universal Buddie cards|
|*123*recharge pin#||Airtime top-up using the old cards (Buddie, Liberty, Business partna. Remember those?)|
|*140#||Bundles menu (Data, Promotions, Calling bundles)|
|*141#||Data balance menu|
|*143#||Promotional Data menu|
| *555*Number#|| Call me back|
Econet customer care can be reached on 111 for regular queries, 118 for Eco-cash
and 119 for Broadband service queries . Econet no longer handles support for broadband on 119. Use Twitter, it’s faster that way. You can also reach out to them through their facebook page.
The USSD code for customer care opens the card support menu. It offers recovery of over-scratched Econet recharge cards. You can also recover PUK codes for SIM-cards from *111#.
Econet Secret Codes
This is something that is pretty much inexistent. There are no codes available that will magically allow you to start accessing the internet for free, or make free calls. Gone are the days when there were free ports lying around just waiting for you to discover them.
The corresponding codes for Telecel are here, and for Netone here.