What can you do with USSD?

USSD, or Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, is a powerful tool that unlocks a world of possibilities in mobile communication. At PAiC, our USSD Gateway serves as a gateway for managing USSD traffic, seamlessly integrating with the networks of MNOs and MVNOs.

One of the standout features of USSD is its ability to function independently of internet connectivity or airtime balance. This means that even in areas with low network coverage, USSD messages can still be delivered to any mobile phone, making it an incredibly reliable and accessible communication channel. USSD is used in various industries to ensure users are connected, such industries include:

Mobile Financial Services: USSD is the preferred access channel for mobile financial services due to its widespread availability and enhanced security features. With USSD, users can easily access banking services such as balance inquiries, funds transfers, bill payments, and even loan applications directly from their mobile devices, without the need for internet connectivity. For example, a bank could offer a USSD menu that allows customers to check their account balance, transfer funds to other accounts, and pay bills, providing a convenient and accessible way to manage their finances on the go.

Customer Care Access: USSD can also be utilized to provide informative self-care menus for customers seeking assistance or information. For instance, a telecommunications company could deploy a USSD menu that allows customers to access FAQs, such as emergency service numbers, available services, and troubleshooting guides. Additionally, by integrating AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT into USSD menus, businesses can offer personalized customer support and address inquiries in real-time, enhancing the overall customer experience.

Our USSD Gateway is designed to be compatible with a wide range of networks, including 2G, 3G, LTE, and even the latest 5G networks. This compatibility ensures that businesses can reach their customers effectively regardless of the network they are using.

Moreover, our USSD Gateway offers a host of features that make it a valuable addition to any omni-channel marketing strategy. With its multi-protocol capabilities, including SS7, SIGTRAN, SMPP, HTTP, and SIP, and its ability to dynamically configure menus based on real-time variables such as available airtime balance, businesses have the flexibility to tailor their communication approach to suit their specific needs.

Key Features:

  • Social media messaging and A.I. integration, including ChatGPT, making advanced technologies accessible even without internet connectivity.

  • Multi-Tenant and Multi-Protocol capabilities

  • No-code Service Creation Environment for rapid deployment and faster time-to-market.

  • Real-time segmentation of USSD menus based on mobile user profiles, allowing for personalized and targeted communication.

In conclusion, USSD presents a versatile and powerful communication tool that transcends traditional barriers, offering businesses the ability to engage with their customers in new and innovative ways. With PAiC USSD Gateway, businesses can unlock the full potential of USSD and elevate their mobile communication strategies to new heights.

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