Help: SMS Mobile Banking

SMS Mobile Banking allows you to retrieve your account balances and recent account history by sending an SMS to Astera Credit Union.

To enroll in SMS Mobile Banking, log into the mobile banking web site and then select the "Text Banking" menu and follow the directions.

Once your mobile phone is enrolled, you may send text messages to 86020 with the following commands:

  • B to retrieve all account balances
  • H to retrieve the five most recent transactions for all accounts
  • H acct to retrieve the five most recent transactions for a specific account (e.g. H S01)
  • X source dest amount to transfer dollar amount from source account to destination account (e.g. X S01 S05 50.00)
  • MENU to retrieve the list of available command options
  • STOP to deactivate SMS Mobile Banking

The commands are not case sensitive. For example, you can use 'b' as well as 'B' to retrieve balances.

Note, standard text message and data rates from your phone carrier will apply. Message frequency depends on account settings.

View Terms and Conditions.

Examples of requests and responses:

retrieve all balances request:
To: 86020
Message: "B"
S01: $6,371.04
S05: $3,160.48
S20: $4,939.52
L01: $5,002.99
L30: $129,994.05

retrieve recent transactions request:
To: 86020
Message: "H"
04/20 S01 $9.95 Deposit KIOS
04/19 S05 ($20.76) Withdrawal
04/19 S20 $2.91 Deposit INTE
03/15 S20 $100.00 Deposit KI
03/02 L01 $5.00 Deposit KIOS

retrieve recent transactions for share S01 request:
To: 86020
Message: "H S01"
S01 history:
04/19 ($20.76) Withdrawal
02/20 $5.76 Deposit INTE
01/19 $5.91 Deposit INTE
01/25 $9.99 Deposit KIOS
01/24 $2.07 Deposit KIOS

Transfer $100 from share S01 to loan S20:
To: 86020
Message: "X S01 S20 100"
Transfer of $100.00 from S01 to S20 completed.

New balances:
S01: $100,283.79
S20: $100.00

Confirmation #: 1000000116

  • Error 15500: Could not access your account due to a password issue.
    This error message means your account could not be accessed to answer your SMS request. If you HAVE NOT recently changed your online banking password, please contact Astera Credit Union at 800-323-0048. If you HAVE recently changed your online banking password, please log into the Mobile Web site with your new password to re-enable SMS mobile banking.

  • Error 15502: Could not access account due to USERPASS LOCKOUT.
    If you receive this error message, it means your Astera Credit Union account has been disabled after too many invalid access attempts. Please contact Astera Credit Union at 800-323-0048 to unlock your account.
Supported Carriers:

The following carriers are supported:
  • Alltel
  • AT&T
  • Boost
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Cricket
  • Metro PCS
  • Nextel
  • Sprint
  • Tmobile
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Virgin Mobile
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