4 Useful USSD codes you should dial to double check you privacy and safety

The swan songs we keep hearing is that the smartphones we are currently holding in our hands are more powerful than the technology that landed the first man on the moon. However, no one really dares to care about that anyway.

For everyone one who owns a smartphone in this age and era, all we crave for is safety and that’s always our top priority. With the help of just a few short USSD codes, you can find out more about the settings of your phone and authenticate whether or not your messages and information are protected and whether you’re being tracked.

In this blog, we’ve gathered together some of the most useful and important ussd codes together with some instructions for those who’re worried about being tracked.

*#21#

With this code, you can find out whether your calls, messages and other data are being diverted. The status of the different types of diversions that are taking place along with the number the information is being transferred to will be displayed on your phone’s screen. This function is most often set up by either jealous partners or parents who are trying to protect their kids from spam or criminals.

*#62#

Dial this code if you want to find out where calls, messages, and data are being redirected to if it seems that no one can get through to you. The chances are in this case that your voice calls are being redirected to one of your cell phone operator’s numbers. Mostly +256-750-100-200 for Airtel network and +25677152 for MTN Uganda. When you get something like that know you’re safe.

##002#

This is a universal code for switching off all forms of redirection away from your phone. It’s a good idea to use this before you have to use roaming. In this case, money won’t be taken from your account for calls that are redirected by default to your voice mail. You will get a notification display message saying “Call forwarding, all erasure was successful”.

*#06#

With the help of this code, you can find out your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier). If you know this number, you can find your phone if someone steals it. When switched on, its location is automatically conveyed to the network operator even if a different SIM card is inserted. If someone knows your IMEI number, they can find out the model and technical characteristics of your phone. It’s really important to know your IMEI number regardless of all those have-to details up, it’s a good boost to your memory mastering all the 17 digits or writing it somewhere you won’t forget to recall.

Ensure you try out these codes to have a secure flow of information on your phone and help all the folks that might want to use this info