How to send a beacon from "Megaphone" to "Megaphone" and numbers of other operators
Very often, our mobile account prepares us its “surprises”. For example, it happens that we just forget to replenish it. At the same time, we have the need to make an important call, contact this or that person, report some information. For all this, you need funds that may not be in the account at the right time. How to be in this situation?
In this article we will talk about the functions that all mobile operators have. It is called "beacon" (or "Call Me") and really helps millions of subscribers around the world. Read about it further.
What to do if the money ran out?
Suppose you are serviced by the largest Russian mobile telecom operator Megafon. You regularly replenish your account, make sure that your balance does not fall to zero, control expenses, and so on.
Of course, even these actions may not save you from unforeseen circumstances. As a result of one of them, you can get an “empty” account on your mobile.
Suppose another situation: just when your account balance equaled zero, it became necessary to make an urgent call. For example, inform your partner that the meeting should be postponed. You have two options for the following actions.
The first is absolutely logical - you just need to replenish the account. Find the nearest payment terminal, deposit cash and after a minute you will be able to make calls. But what if even this is not available to you?
The second option is nothing more than to send a beacon. With “Megaphone”, as with the number of any other operator, this is done very simply. Read more about the combination that serves this purpose in this article.
What is a beacon?
If you do not know yet, then “beacon” is the popular name for one of the most common functions. It is available on a par with checking the status of your mobile and other main USSD teams used by each subscriber. The service (how to throw a beacon from “Megaphone”, you will find out a little later) allows you to send a request to another subscriber, in which you will be asked to call you back.Thus, he sees your number, understands the need to contact you - and calls back. In this case, you can only hope that he has the opportunity to make calls or at least replenish the balance by the required amount.
Principle of operation
If you are looking for how to send a beacon from Megaphone, an understanding of how this function works is also necessary for you. So, to start, the subscriber must make a short command request, called USSD. It is supported by all mobile phones, and it seems to be in the format * XXX #, where instead of “X” a certain digital combination appears. You must have come across requests of a similar nature earlier when checking the status of an account, the presence of an additional share, making a transfer of funds, and so on.
In turn, by sending such a request, you give the server a command to send a message to the specified subscriber. That one will thus receive it, of which you will be informed.
How to make a request for "Megaphone"?
You ask: "So how to send a beacon from Megaphone?" The answer is: very simple. It is necessary to dial the combination * 144 * phone number of the subscriber # on your mobile phone, then press the call key.Your device will send a signal, after which (within a couple of seconds) you will see a return message stating that the subscriber mentioned above received your request to make a call. It is noteworthy that the phone number (between the "asterisk" and "grid") must be dialed in full format: + 79 ... and so on. Only then the subscriber whom you would like to ask you to call back will be able to read this message.
By the way, if you are interested, the phrase “Subscriber XXX (your phone number) asks you to call him back” will be displayed on his device. That is, worrying that the recipient will not know who exactly he should dial is not worth it. Of course, before sending the beacon from MegaFon, it is advisable to know the person (and at the same time he knows you).
It’s not worth worrying about whether you need to connect this option, pay for it, or perform any additional actions aimed at using it. Since subscribers need to throw a beacon from MegaFon primarily in extreme cases, this command is free and available at any time of the day. It does not require activation prior - it is only important to remember the combination itself.Recall that it begins with the numbers * 144 *.
True, we should not think that you can “fill up” these messages with your friends (and not only). The operator follows the security policy according to which such requests can be sent no more than 10 times a day. This is done so that subscribers do not send requests, thereby disturbing others. Megafon provides an opportunity to send a request only in exceptional cases, limiting the number of such messages.
Since it is easy enough to throw off the beacon from “Megaphone”, do not forget about this opportunity. As already emphasized above, this service can help us out in any life situations.
A big plus is the versatility of this request. As you understand, it is used by all mobile operators. You have already learned how to send a beacon from MegaFon. Now it is necessary to tell a little about other operators.
From MTS, for example, to send a request with a request to call back, you need to dial * 110 *; for Tele2, this combination changes to * 118 *. As for the "Beeline", then they also apply * 144 *.
For information on the restrictions on sending these "beacons" in your network, check with your operator.The fact is that some companies (such as Tele2, for example) take into account not the daily frequency, but the monthly frequency of requests. Also, individual service providers offer subscribers a paid request for a symbolic price (for example, 50 kopecks a piece).
In any case, we recommend, first of all, to constantly monitor the status of the mobile account (if it does not work out - set up at least automatic deposit with some online banking). Secondly, remember just in case the command to activate the very "beacon". It is quite easy, but very useful in some life situations.