USSD

Applications that run on any mobile phone.

Application Categories

We categorized USSD applications into three categories. This helps our clients request for our services according to the complexity of the application they would like to be implemented for them. This also helps us in terms of service pricing flexibility, below are the three categories.

Static

All menus already prepared
All menus have less than 160 characters
Foward and backwards navigation

Dynamic

All menus already prepared
Menus can have info. placeholders
Menus can have 160+ characters
Foward and backwards navigation

Dynamic + Intergrated

USSD App which is dynamic
USSD App Intergrated to another system
Intergrated to another system for :
- Registration
- Billing
- Payment etc.

Pricing Section

Below are the prices for the different application categories. All our prices are in Zambian Kwacha and exclusive of VAT.

Static
Once off payment

K6,500

50 Menus Max
1 short code for 1 app Model
No Support after launch

Dynamic
Once off payment

K8,000

120 Menus Max
1 short code for many apps supported
No Support after launch

Dynamic + Intergrated
once off payment

K12,000

150 Menus Max
1 short code for many apps supported
Systems intergration supported
No Support after launch

Frequently asked questions

1. What is a USSD application?

In simple terms, any application that can be accessed by dialing *NNN# e.g *114# on any mobile phone.

2. Is it possible to test the application without connecting to any mobile network operator?

Yes, Megalphas is capable of setting up a simulator on which you can see how your application works like before launching it.

3. What is plugable USSD application?

The concept of running many different USSD applications on one short code. For example, when a customer dials *100*123# they access a certain application and when they dial *100*124# they access another application.

5. On avarage, how long does it take to fully develop a USSD application?

For static USSD applications, it is 1 and 1/2 month, for dynamic USSD applications, it is 2 and 1/2 months and for dynamic + intergrated USSD applications, it is 3 months.

6. Does Megalphas allow customers to pay in installements?

Yes, if we agree on developing an application for you, Megalphas will present to you with the steps to be taken to complete the application and how long it will take. In most cases, we devide the development into stages and explain to the customer what every stage will involve and achieve. The client has the opportunity to make an aggreement so that they can be paying before the begining of a certain stage. This model allows the customer to check the work done in the previous stage and only make a payment to continue with us if they are satisfied with our execution.

4. Is Megalphas capable of developing plugable USSD applications?

Yes, and the feature charge is inclusive of the prices above, for dynamic and dynamic + intergrated USSD applications.

7. Is Megalphas going to aide with application deployment?

Yes and depending on the contract we have, Megalphas can also continue supporting, otherwise the customer's technical team will be briefed on how to use, monitor and check for errors on the application.