How To Use Banking Without Internet

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offline-banking1Mobile banking has brought the bank account in your hand. Today, you can check bank-balance, get a mini statement and transfer fund through the mobile banking. But, what if you don’t have a smartphone or you don’t have the internet? The answer to this problem is the USSD based mobile banking. Just dial the *99# and see the magic. You can do all those things which are available to a person with smartphone and 3G data. Almost every bank including SBI, ICICI, HDFC, PNB, Axis and BOB support *99# USSD mobile banking service.
1. What is *99#?
*99# is a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based mobile banking service
from NPCI that brings together diverse ecosystem partners such as Banks & TSPs (Telecom
Service Providers). Using *99# service, a customer can access financial services by dialling
*99# from his/her mobile registered with the bank. The service works across all GSM service
providers and handsets.
2. What is USSD?
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a technology unique to GSM (Global
System for Mobile Communications) handsets. It is a capability built into the GSM standard
to support transmitting information over the signalling channels of the GSM network.
USSD provides session based communication, enabling a variety of applications. USSD
technology, which was primarily used in the field of telecommunication, is going to make a
significant impact in the field of banking services.
3. What are the key features of *99# service?

  • Works without Internet – Uses voice connectivity
  • Accessible through a common code *99# across all TSPs
  • No additional charges while roaming for using the service
  • Works across all GSM service providers and mobile handsets
  • Round the clock availability to customers (works even on holidays)
  • No need to install any application on mobile handset to use the service

Additional channel for banking services and key catalyst for financial inclusion
4. What are the various services available under *99#?
*99# service can be used by the customers for the following purposes:
a) Financial
b) Non-Financial
c) Value Added Services (VAS)
Currently, following Financial, Non-financial and Value Added Services (VAS) are offered
through *99# service.offline-bank
Financial Services

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  • Fund Transfer using Mobile Number and MMID – User can transfer fund using MMID
    and Mobile number of the Beneficiary.
  • Fund Transfer using IFSC and Account Number – User can transfer fund using IFS Code
    and Account number of the Beneficiary.
  • Fund Transfer using Aadhaar Number – User can transfer fund using Aadhaar number
    of the Beneficiary.
    Non- Financial Services
  • Balance Enquiry – User can check available balance of the bank account linked to his/her
    mobile number.
  • Mini Statement – User can generate mini account statement for the bank account linked
    to his/her mobile number.
  • Know MMID* (Mobile Money Identifier) – User can know their MMID which was
    allotted to him/her by bank during mobile banking registration.
  • Generate MPIN – User can Generate or Set his/her MPIN. MPIN or Mobile PIN is like a
    password and used for authenticating financial transactions.
  • Change MPIN – User can change his/her MPIN. MPIN or Mobile PIN is like a password
    and used for authenticating financial transactions.
  • Generate OTP – User can generate One Time Password (OTP) which can be used for
    different transactions as a second factor of authentication.
    *MMID – Mobile Money Identifier is a 7 digits code allotted by the bank when user
    registers for mobile banking.
    Value Added Services:

Kindly refer FAQs for *99*99# service

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5. How can a person use the *99# service?
The service can be availed by dialing *99# from any GSM mobile phone. As a pre-requisite,
the customer is required to register his/her mobile number with his bank for the mobile
banking services. The customers already using mobile banking will be able to use this
service without any additional registration by dialling *99# from their GSM mobile handset.
The customers not registered for mobile banking service will have to contact their respective
banks for mobile banking registration.
6. How can a person perform different type of transactions using *99# services?
Non- Financial Services:

Balance Enquiry: User can check available balance of the bank account linked to
his/her mobile number. The transaction flow to do Balance Enquiry is as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 1 for Balance Enquiry and submit.
  • A confirmation screen will appear displaying the available balance.

Mini Statement: User can generate mini account statement for the bank account
linked his/her to mobile number. The transaction flow to generate Mini Statement is
as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 2 for Mini Statement and submit.
  • A confirmation screen will appear showing the mini-statement.

Know MMID: User can know their MMID which was allotted to him/her by bank
during mobile banking registration. The transaction flow to know MMID is as
follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 6 for Know Your MMID and submit.
  • A confirmation screen will appear displaying MMID linked to your account.

Change MPIN: User can change MPIN using this service. This is an additional
security feature for financial transactions. The complete transaction flow to change
MPIN is as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 7 for Change MPIN and submit.
  • Enter old MPIN, new MPIN and confirm.
  • A confirmation screen will appear displaying change of MPIN successfully..

Generate OTP: User can generate One Time Password (OTP) which is used for
different transactions as a second factor of authentication. The transaction flow to
generate OTP is as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter you bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 8 for Generate OTP and Submit.
  • Enter MPIN.
  • A confirmation screen will appear showing the OTP generated for your required action.

Financial Services:

Fund Transfer using MMID and Mobile Number: User can transfer funds by using
MMID and Mobile number of the Beneficiary. The transaction flow for the same is as
follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 3 for Fund Transfer using MMID and Mobile Number and submit.
  • Subsequent screen to enter Beneficiary Mobile number, MMID, Amount and
    Remarks (Optional) will appear.
  • Enter MPIN and last 4 digits of account number (Optional).
  • A confirmation screen will appear showing success response.

Fund Transfer using IFSC and Account Number: User can transfer funds by using
IFS Code and Account Number of the Beneficiary. The transaction flow for funds
transfer using Account Number and IFS Code is as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 4 for Fund Transfer using Account Number and IFSC and submit.
  • Subsequent screen to enter Beneficiary Account Number, IFS Code, Amount and
    Remarks (Optional) will appear.
  • Enter MPIN and last 4 digits of account number (Optional).
  • A confirmation screen will appear showing success response.

Fund Transfer using Aadhaar Number: User can transfer funds by using Aadhaar
Number of the Beneficiary. The transaction flow for funds transfer using Aadhaar
Number is as follows:

  • Dial *99# from your Mobile handset.
  • Welcome screen will appear asking you to enter your bank’s 3 letters short name
    or first 4 letters of IFSC.
  • After entering valid IFS Code or short name, menu will appear with different
    options of available services enabled for your bank.
  • Enter 5 for Fund Transfer using beneficiary Aadhaar number.
  • Subsequent screen to enter Beneficiary Aadhaar Number will appear.
  • Enter MPIN and last 4 digits of account number (Optional).
  • A confirmation screen will appear showing success response.

Note: The above are the standard process, however for authentication, different banks may use
additional security means such as:

  • Enter Last 4 digit of your Account number OR
  • Enter User Id
    Value Added Services:

Kindly refer FAQs for *99*99# service
7. Does the customer need to register his/her mobile number to avail *99# service?
Yes. Customer is required to register the mobile number with his/her bank for using the *99#
service.
8. Do TSPs (Telecom Service Providers) charge the customer for *99# service?
Yes. TSPs charge the customer for using *99# service. Please contact your Telecom Service
Provider to know the exact charges for using *99# service. However, TRAI (Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India) has set a maximum ceiling of Rs. 1.50 / transaction for using
the *99# service.
9. Is there any transaction limit set for the *99# service?
The RBI guidelines for Mobile Banking Services has prescribed a ceiling of Rs. 5000 per
transaction for financial transactions using *99# service.
10. Is the beneficiary customer also required to register for Mobile Banking services for
receiving the funds using *99# service?
No. Beneficiary is not required to register for receiving funds using Account Number /
Aadhaar Number. However, beneficiary is required to register himself/herself with his/her
bank for mobile banking services for receiving funds using Mobile Number & MMID.
Beneficiary customer should approach his bank for getting MMID.
11. How many Banks and TSPs are currently offering *99# service?
The list of Banks and TSPs offering *99# service is available under the link
http://www.npci.org.in/pro_pb.aspx on NPCI website.
12. What happens if the mobile phone of the customer is lost?
Customer need to inform his/her bank to deactivate Mobile banking services. Though,
financial transactions using *99# service requires two factor authentication (registered
Mobile no. and MPIN); customer should still inform his/her respective bank about the loss.
13. Is there a facility/option available to Stop/Cancel financial transactions initiated using
*99# service?
No. Since the *99# service uses IMPS channel which is an immediate fund transfer service;
hence, it will not be possible to stop/cancel financial transaction after it has been initiated.
14. If I change my Mobile number, do I need to register again for the Mobile Banking?
Yes. The customer needs to register his/her new mobile number with his/her bank for
availing the mobile banking services on his new number.
15. What are the timings for initiating and receiving funds using *99# service?
Fund transfer request can be initiated 24*7 (round the clock) using the *99# service including
on holidays. Similarly, funds remitted using the *99# service can be received by the
beneficiary 24*7 (round the clock).
16. What is MMID?
MMID stands for Mobile Money Identifier. MMID is a 7 digit code issued by the bank to
their customers for availing IMPS. MMID is issued to only to those customers whose
preferred mobile number is registered with the bank. Different MMID’s can be linked to
same Mobile Number (Please contact your bank for the issuance of MMID).
17. What is IFS Code?
The Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) is an 11 digit alphanumeric code that uniquely
identifies a bank-branch participating in the two main electronic funds settlement systems
in India i.e. Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer
(NEFT) systems. IFS Code for different bank-branches is available on the respective bank’s
website, Cheque book, RBI website, etc.
18. Whether *99# service is available both on GSM and CDMA handsets?
No. *99# service is available only on GSM handsets.
19. Where can a customer register complaint w.r.t. *99# transaction?
Customer can log following type of complaints faced while using *99# service:

  • Network related – With respective TSPs
  • Transaction related – With respective banks

20. What kind of issues are faced by the customer in using *99# service?
While doing transactions on *99#, customers may face following issues:

  • Handset Compatibility Issue: Though USSD based transactions works across all GSM
    handsets; however, owning to various reasons, sometimes few handsets do not support
    USSD service. Though, the numbers of such handset models is few; still users are
    requested to check if there handset supports the USSD service (in case they are facing
    problems while performing transaction).
  • Technical Error or Declined Request: Transaction not getting completed due to
    network/connectivity issues at TSPs or Banks end.
  • Wrong User Inputs: Transaction will get declined if the user enters wrong information like IFS Code, Account number, MPIN etc.

21. Are there any tips for using *99# service?

  • Customer to register himself/herself with his/her respective bank for availing mobile
    banking service.
  • Keep information like Mobile number, MMID, IFS Code, Account number, Aadhaar
    number of the beneficiary and MPIN handy before initiating the transaction.
  • Before initiating any transaction, please make sure that the mobile phone is in network
    area/range.

USSD Codes Of Different Banks Is As Below:-
* 99* 41# – State Bank of India
* 99* 42# – Punjab National Bank
* 99* 43# – HDFC Bank
* 99* 44# – ICICI Bank
* 99* 45# – AXIS Bank
* 99* 46# – Canara Bank
* 99* 47# – Bank Of India
* 99* 48# – Bank of Baroda
* 99* 49# – IDBI Bank
* 99* 50# – Union Bank of India
* 99* 51# – Central Bank of India
* 99* 52# – India Overseas Bank
* 99* 53# – Oriental Bank of Commerce
* 99* 54# – Allahabad Bank
* 99* 55# – Syndicate Bank
* 99* 56# – UCO Bank
* 99* 57# – Corporation Bank
* 99* 58# – Indian Bank
* 99* 59# – Andhra Bank
* 99* 60# – State Bank Of Hyderabad
* 99* 61# – Bank of Maharashtra
* 99* 62# – State Bank of Patiala
* 99* 63# – United Bank of India
* 99* 64# – Vijaya Bank
* 99* 65# – Dena Bank
* 99* 66# – Yes Bank
* 99* 67# – State Bank of Travancore
* 99* 68# – Kotak Mahindra Bank
* 99* 69# – IndusInd Bank
* 99* 70# – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
* 99* 71# – Punjab and Sind Bank
* 99* 72# – Federal Bank
* 99* 73# – State Bank of Mysore
* 99* 74# – Sout vch Indian Bank
* 99* 75# – Karur Vysya Bank
* 99* 76# – Karnataka Bank
* 99* 77# – Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
* 99* 78# – DCB Bank
* 99* 79# – Ratnakar Bank
* 99* 80# – Nainital Bank
* 99* 81# – Janata Sahakari Bank
* 99* 82# – Mehsana Urban Co-Operative Bank
* 99* 83# – NKGSB Bank
* 99* 84# – Saraswat Bank
* 99* 85# – Apna Sahakari Bank
* 99* 86# – Bhartiya Mahila Bank
* 99* 87# – Abhyudaya Co-Operative Bank
* 99* 88# – Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank
* 99* 89# – Hasti Co-Operative Bank
* 99* 90# – Gujarat State Co-Operative Bank
* 99* 91# – Kalupur Commercial Co-Operative Bank.

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