SMS

​MTN’s Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send short text messages (limited to 160 characters) to any mobile phone or SMS-capable device, nationally and internationally.​

Overview

MTN's Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send short text messages (limited to 160 characters) to any mobile phone or SMS-capable device, nationally and internationally.

This service is ideal for those times when you're too busy to talk or want to conserve your airtime, but still need to communicate with friends and family.

Get started

SMS is available to all MTN customers.

All MTN SIM cards are pre-programmed so that you can start SMSing immediately.

Sending an SMS

  • Select 'messages' on your mobile phone
  • Select 'new message'
  • Type out your SMS
  • Select the recipient from your mobile phone's 'contacts' list or type in the recipient's mobile number
  • Press 'send'

You can also send messages directly to your contacts through Web SMS.

Receiving an SMS

When you receive an SMS, your phone will alert you with an on-screen message and display an envelope icon.

Simply follow the on-screen instructions to read your message.
Cost

SMS Rate (in UShs)
MTN to MTN60
​MTN to other networks​​90
Troubleshooting

​For information on how to access the SMS service from your particular handset, please consult your device instruction manual.


MTN's Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send short text messages (limited to 160 characters) to any mobile phone or SMS-capable device, nationally and internationally.

This service is ideal for those times when you're too busy to talk or want to conserve your airtime, but still need to communicate with friends and family.


SMS is available to all MTN customers.

All MTN SIM cards are pre-programmed so that you can start SMSing immediately.

Sending an SMS

  • Select 'messages' on your mobile phone
  • Select 'new message'
  • Type out your SMS
  • Select the recipient from your mobile phone's 'contacts' list or type in the recipient's mobile number
  • Press 'send'

You can also send messages directly to your contacts through Web SMS.

Receiving an SMS

When you receive an SMS, your phone will alert you with an on-screen message and display an envelope icon.

Simply follow the on-screen instructions to read your message.

SMS Rate (in UShs)
MTN to MTN60
​MTN to other networks​​90

​For information on how to access the SMS service from your particular handset, please consult your device instruction manual.