Shared USSD service for developers


#1

Hi Radar folks,

Would you be interested in a shared USSD service? You get your own service code in this type of format:

  • ABC * 123 # to access your service menu.

There is a small one off integration fee and ongoing standard per session billing.

Thoughts?

Thanks


#2

What are the use cases?


#3

If you are building a simple product for the mass market, you may want to consider USSD as your lowest common denominator distribution channel.


#4

Can you give an example scenario with an already existing product?


#5

Can it be used to receive payments?


#6

I would be interested in this product. Particularly if the rev share is not crazy :slight_smile: We would introduce Paylater loans via USSD


#7

How much is the cost? thats the koko.


#8

etisalat launched kwikcash which is loans accessed via ussd… you should consider it for paylater also.


#9

Can a travel agency use it for payments such that using the code connects to a person’s bank account and so instead if using debit card, one could simply use USSD code like buying airtime using *737#


#10

What would the cost implications be? You could DM me. Thanks!


#11

Doesnt AfricasTalking offer something similar?


#12

Thanks… will look it up. I appreciate the response.


#13

I think so. They were at DevFest SW talking about something like that.


#14

I’m interested.