Cell C account info - USSD menu number and SMS short codes

jes

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Check your Cell C account by phoning 140.

SMS "bal" or "balance" to 14302 to check account balance.

Dial *147# to launch the USSD menu with various account management and inquiry options.

Cell C USSD codes

These are the Cell C USSD service numbers to be dialled from your cellular handset.

Balance enquiry

  • *101#

Pre-paid top up

  • *102*<voucher>#

Send a Call Me Back message

  • *111*<mobile number>#

Customer menu

  • *147#

MSISDN query (retrieve own number)

  • *147*100#



I have contacted Cell C for the full list of USSD and SMS codes and will update when they supply the information.
 
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ginggs

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*101# Balance enquiry
*102*<voucher># Pre-paid top up
*111*<mobile number># Send a Call Me Back message
*147# Customer menu
*147*100# MSISDN query (retrieve own number)

Update:
*133*1# Manage subscription services
 
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jes

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Thanks ginggs. I will update the OP.

Hopefully Cell C comes through with a comprehensive list.
 

fastesthamster

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*147# Customer menu
*147*100# MSISDN query (retrieve own number)
Any idea why they don't support shortcuts. E.g. instead of dialling *147# and then choosing 4, then 1, then 2 in order to purchase a 100mb data bundle, I'd like to be able to do:
*147*4*1*2#
which does not work.

Anyone found a shortcut?
 

Lope

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I would also like a shortcut like that
*147*2*4# to find out when my data bundle expires.
I have to use their menu.
Just doing a balance check doesn't show expiry so its not very useful.
 

Lope

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Try this with MDMA: *147#,2,4
Thanks. I'll try next time I'm using a 3G and MDMA.
For the moment I'm just using CellC on an old iPhone 3GS temporarily.
Interestingly I discovered the software allows you to add wait and/or pause into phonebook entries.
Unfortunately it won't activate the *147# menu at all (or the **147# menu you suggested) with wait or pause symbols afterwards.
 

Mohamedg

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Does Cell C charge you for using balance check, i.e *101#

Does Cell C charge you for using balance check, i.e *101#. I am being chatged R4.39 every time I check my balance




Check your Cell C account by phoning 140.

SMS "bal" or "balance" to 14302 to check account balance.

Dial *147# to launch the USSD menu with various account management and inquiry options.

Cell C USSD codes

These are the Cell C USSD service numbers to be dialled from your cellular handset.

Balance enquiry

  • *101#

Pre-paid top up

  • *102*<voucher>#

Send a Call Me Back message

  • *111*<mobile number>#

Customer menu

  • *147#

MSISDN query (retrieve own number)

  • *147*100#



I have contacted Cell C for the full list of USSD and SMS codes and will update when they supply the information.
 

SelloSk

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cellc doesnt charge u when u check ur balance i would say u have subscribed for something else
 

Mala Jugmohan

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Hi I am new to this and have another problem, I am looking for my Cell C Number for my second phone which is lost using my I.D number. Is this Possible. Please.
 

Cell_C

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Hi I am new to this and have another problem, I am looking for my Cell C Number for my second phone which is lost using my I.D number. Is this Possible. Please.

Hi Mala Jugmohan

Please PM me your request. We'll assist.

Regards
Cell C | DM
 

Cell_C

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Hi Mohamedg

Please check for any active subscriptions by dialling *133*1#

This is a free service, which allows you to deactivate the services.

Regards
Cell C | BM
 

RichardG

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How does one check you data usage on the mifi device.
Register on cell C website, or alternatively login to the router you'll see a USSD MENU click , then check balance.

Huawei E5573 HTTP://192.168.8.1
Username:admin
Password:admin
Screenshot_2016-05-09-01-30-00.png



ZTE MF910 HTTP://192/168.0.1
Password: admin
Screenshot_2016-05-09-01-34-26.png

Only problem I have experienced forcing 4G won't allow to check USSD balance, have escalated it to cell c
 
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sajunky

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Only problem I have experienced forcing 4G won't allow to check USSD balance, have escalated it to cell c
It is expected. USSD is 2G/3G service. In auto mode router is using 3G/2G radio for USSD. If you force LTE, 3G/2G radio is turned off to conserve power.
 

Aewallis

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What if I can't add data using this ridiculous menu? I select data, confirm and every F@#%$ time I get one of 2 sms' back:
"you have already used your free tariff change" or "your transaction could / has not been processed. Please recharge and try again later"
And yes I do have rand airtime available. I'm down to less than 10mb and can't turn on data for fear of the out of bundle shark wiping all of my airtime.
 

Cell_C

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What if I can't add data using this ridiculous menu? I select data, confirm and every F@#%$ time I get one of 2 sms' back:
"you have already used your free tariff change" or "your transaction could / has not been processed. Please recharge and try again later"
And yes I do have rand airtime available. I'm down to less than 10mb and can't turn on data for fear of the out of bundle shark wiping all of my airtime.
Hi Awewallis,

Please PM us the number in question and we will look into the matter.

^SM
 

RichardG

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Tried the SMS short code and my router responds with this message

Note: The router does not support MMS

Is there an alternative number with 10 digits to check balance.
 
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