EcoBank USSD code: How Tanzanian can transfer money, pay bills, check account balance and buy airtime

Last Updated on May 25, 2024 by admin

EcoBank offer  Tanzanian customers with  mobile banking using  ussd code,this service make it easy for customers to perfume their banking transaction with ease from the comfort of their office or home.

Most customers always search for means to  transfer  money ,check account balance, bills payment, airtime recharge without the hustle of visiting ATM or visit any branch .

What is  USSD Code?

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a communication protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the mobile network operator’s computers.

It works by sending a code (usually starting with * and ending with #) that triggers a menu-based system on your phone screen. You can then navigate through the menu by selecting options and sending the corresponding codes.

USSD is often used for various services, including:

  • Checking your mobile account balance: This is a common use of USSD codes, especially for prepaid users.
  • Recharging your airtime: You can use USSD codes to top up your phone credit without needing a scratch card.
  • Accessing banking services: Many banks offer USSD banking services, allowing you to check your balance, transfer funds, and pay bills.

USSD is a convenient and accessible way to access various services without needing a smartphone or an internet connection. It is particularly useful in areas with limited internet access or for people who have basic phones.

What can you use ussd code for?


Here’s what you can do with the Ecobank Tanzania USSD code:

  • Check account balance: See your available balance and recent transactions.
  • Transfer money: Send money to other Ecobank accounts or accounts at other banks in Tanzania.
  • Pay bills: Pay utility bills, school fees, and other bills directly from your phone.
  • Buy airtime: Recharge your mobile phone or buy airtime for someone else.
  • Mini statement: Get a summary of your recent account activity.


How to Register for ecobank tanazia and Create Pin

For Tanzania Dial *150*18# then follow the prompt message to create your pin.

How to transfer money using USSD CODE

1.Dial *150*18# with your registered phone number
2. Enter the account number of the recipient and select the bank that will receive the payment

3. Confirm the full details of the recipient to make the information tally.
4. Input your secret Digit pin Number so you can authorize the transaction.

How To Buy Airtime

To buy airtime for yourself or friends and family Dial *150*18# then follow the prompt instruction either for self or others.

How To Pay Bills?

For bill payment, either on electricity,  Tv and other domestic bills
Dial *150*18# then follow the instruction

How To Check Account Balance?

To check for your bank account balance or get your mini account statement all you need is the magic number.

Dial *150*18# then follow the prompt message that lead you to account statement or for mini statement of account.


For Uganda Dial *235#

For Kenya Dial *335#

For Nigerian s to check account balance Dial *326# and follow the on-screen prompts

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the Ecobank Tanzania USSD code?

A: The USSD code for Ecobank Tanzania is *150#.

Q: What can I do with the Ecobank Tanzania USSD code?

A: You can perform a variety of banking transactions using the *150# USSD code, including:

  • Checking your account balance
  • Transferring money to other Ecobank accounts or other banks in Tanzania
  • Paying bills (utilities, school fees, etc.)
  • Buying airtime for yourself or others
  • Getting a mini-statement of your recent transactions

Q: Do I need a smartphone to use the USSD code?

A: No, you can use the Ecobank Tanzania USSD code on any type of mobile phone, including basic feature phones.

Q: Do I need an internet connection to use the USSD code?

A: No, the USSD code works without an internet connection, making it convenient for use anywhere.

Q: How do I get started with the Ecobank Tanzania USSD code?

A: Simply dial *150# on your mobile phone and follow the on-screen instructions. You will need to use your existing 6-digit PIN that you use for the Ecobank Mobile App. If you forget your PIN, you can reset it using the app.

Q: Is it safe to use the USSD code for banking transactions?

A: Yes, the USSD code is a secure way to perform banking transactions. However, it’s important to keep your PIN confidential and avoid sharing it with anyone.

Q: What if I encounter an error while using the USSD code?

A: If you experience any issues while using the USSD code, please contact Ecobank Tanzania customer service for assistance.

Q: Can I register for Ecobank services using the USSD code?

A: Yes, you can use the USSD code to open an Ecobank Xpress Account or attach your mobile number to an existing account.

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