What is USSD technology ?
What exactly USSD is used for ?
You saw USSD mentioning in our previous article of HOW TO KNOW IMEI NUMBER OF A MOBILE PHONE ?
The answer is UNSTRUCTURED SUPPLIMENTARY SERVICE DATA (USSD),it is a technology used in GSM mobile for communications.
It serves as a platform between mobile phone and computer software of a service provider companies for sending and receiving text messages.
we are using * or # followed by some number for e.g. *#06# (for knowing IMEI number of a phone).or we are using * or # for knowing mobile balance,for knowing any offers from mobile companies.All this we can use only because of this USSD service.
It is also used in sms technology,to activate our new SIM card and also to activate or deactivate any services from our service provider companies.
All the service provider companies are marketing this type of code under USSD as consumer gets all their related information directly from the companies computer and there by saves company time and money.It’s just like any link or url of a particular content and called USSD in a computer software language.
You will be surprised to know that this USSD CODE can be a length of 182 alpha-numeric characters and with this technology only we can book railway ticket with even non smart phones.With this only we are getting real time updates from the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.In some features of phone we can also get Wikipedia article with the help of USSD TECHNOLOGY.
You can check out our article of HOW TO USE WIKIPEDIA IN WHATS APP.