SMS (Short Messaging Service) allows you to send & receive text messages on a mobile phone, using the numbered keypad on the handset to input characters. Each message can be up to 160 characters long and sent to and from users of different operator networks. All mobile phones available today support SMS. SMS has become a global phenomenon, with billions of text messages sent worldwide every week
In addition to person-to-person SMS, a large variety of content-based texts messaging services (Short codes) are available. We offer you the ability to subscribe to services that send news, sport and entertainment content direct to a mobile phone in the form of an SMS. For more information please click here.
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a store and forward messaging service that allows mobile subscribers to exchange multimedia messages with other mobile subscribers. As such it can be seen as an evolution of SMS, with MMS supporting the transmission of additional media types: text, picture, audio, video, or a combination of all four.
The originator can easily create a Multimedia Message, either using a built-in or accessory camera, or can use images and sounds stored previously in the phone (and possibly downloaded from a web site).
Even if the recipient phone is not switched on, the Multimedia Message will be stored and sent to the recipient as soon as they switch on their phone. A number of Multimedia Messages can be stored in the users handset and reviewed or forwarded at a later date. With MMS, it is not only possible to send your multimedia messages from one phone to another, but also from phone to email.
In order to send or receive a MMS, the user must have a compatible phone. The vast majority of mobile phones available today support MMS.
So how does MMS work?
A typical example of how a MMS message can be sent and received between two compatible MMS phones is detailed below:
On a compatible phone, the MMS message will appear with a new message alert. The picture message will open on the screen, the text will appear below the image and the sound will begin to
With the MTN Call Back service, you can get in touch with your family, friends or business associates without having money in your MTN account, requesting them to call back.
This service is free for all prepaid subscribers
* 10 free preset text messages to any INTERNATIONAL NUMBER every month
* 60 free preset text messages to any MTN number every month
The service will allow the subscriber to send a short message to only MTN & mobile international destinations using one of the four templates below:
1. Please Call me
2. Can’t talk now. Please text me
3. I’ve missed you. Please call me!
4. It’s important. Please call me!
In the case you do not specify and of the any of the above options, option one (1. Please Call me) will be forwarded to the destination.
How it works
Type 024 followed by the number of recipient
Select message option 1, 2, 3 or 4
Send to short code: 1399
Example; 0244300000 1 or 02443000001 and send to short code: 1399
Stay connected to your loved ones with MTN’s “Call back” service.
For more information, call 111
TXT-2-EMail Service is an SMS-based application that allows the sending of an e-mail message using the normal SMS service.
The user will go to the Messages Option of his/her mobile phone and selects an appropriate choice to create a new TXT message. The user will type the EMail Address of the recipient, followed by a Space and then the message that the user wants to be delivered. The SMS should be sent to the Service Number 1313.
For example: If the Sender's phone number is 024-4232323, then the senders address in the EMail will be firstname.lastname@example.org.