MTN Gift SMS

MTN Gift SMS service

The ΜΤΝ Gift SMS service allows you to send or to accept an SMS as a gift! The service also allows you to request a friend to pay for the SMS you’ve send him!  


There are 2 kinds of MTN Gift SMS:

•    SMS with free reply for the recipient – whereas the sender pays for the reply SMS of the recipient as well
•    SMS with the recipient being charged (collect SMS) – whereas the sender asks the recipient to accept the charging for his SMS. In short, the recipient pays for both the sender’s SMS and the reply SMS


The service applies only for MTN subscribers. Both the recipient and the sender need to be MTN subscribers in order to use the service.

 

  • Gift SMS with the sender being charged
  • Gift SMS with the recipient being charged
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    How can I send an MTN Gift SMS?

    If you wish to send an SMS through the MTN Gift SMS service, you simply send an SMS to 10100 with the phone number of the friend you wish to send an SMS to, then you leave a space followed by your message.


    For example: 9ΧΧΧΧΧΧΧ How are you?


    In this way you are actually paying for the reply SMS your friend will send you and your friend can reply to the SMS he received, for free.


    By sending an SMS through the MTN Gift SMS service you will be charged with €0.040
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    How do I reply to an MTN Gift SMS?

    If a friend sends you an SMS through the ΜΤΝ Gift SMS service, you will receive an SMS with the phone number of the sender 9XXXXXXX and the message he has send you. You simply reply to the specific SMS through the service, without being charged for it.

     

    Can I create a nickname so that instead of my phone number, the recipient will see the nickname I chose?

    You can replace your phone number with the nickname you wish, by sending an SMS to 10103.

    For example, if you wish your nickname to be “George” then dial the word George in an SMS and send it to 10103.

     


    What can I do if I don’t want to receive SMS from a specific sender through the MTN Gift SMS service?

    You can add this sender in your blacklist.

    If you don’t want to receive SMS from specific phone numbers, even if the reply to these messages is free of charge then you need to send the phone number of sender to 10104.

    You can remove this number from your blacklist at any time by sending the phone number of the sender to 10105.

    You can also run a query with the phone numbers you currently have in your blacklist, by sending a blank SMS to 10106.

     

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    How can I send an MTN Gift SMS and ask the recipient to accept the charge?

    If you wish to send an MTN Gift SMS request to a friend, you simply send an SMS to 10200 with the phone number of the friend you wish to send an SMS to, then you leave a space followed by your message.


    For example: 9ΧΧΧΧΧΧΧ How are you?


    Your friend will receive an SMS informing him that you've send him a collect SMS, asking him to accept the charge for it. If he accepts the charge within 24 hours, he will then receive your SMS and will be able to reply back. If he does not accept the charge, the message will be deleted.


    By accepting the MTN Gift SMS request, the recipient will be charged with €0.040
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    How do I accept the charge for a collect MTN Gift SMS?

    If a friend sends you a collect SMS, you will receive an SMS informing you that the phone number 9XXXXXXX has send you an SMS.  You simply reply to the specific SMS by sending the word ΟΚ, in order to accept the charge and receive your friend’s message.

    By accepting the SMS you will be charged with €0.040.

     

    How can I set automatic acceptance for these messages?

    You can set automatic acceptance for a specific number of SMS, from a specific sender. This means that you can authorize to be charged for a X number of collect SMS from a specific sender automatically.  

    If for example you wish to set automatic acceptance of 3 collect SMS from 9ΧΧΧΧΧΧΧ (the phone number of the sender), you will send an SMS to 10208 with the following: 9ΧΧΧΧΧΧΧ 3.
     

     

    Can I create a nickname so that instead of my phone number, the recipient will see the nickname I chose?

    You can replace your phone number with the nickname you wish, by sending an SMS to 10203.

    For example, if you wish your nickname to be “George” then dial the word George in an SMS and send it to 10203.

     


    What can I do if I don’t want to receive SMS from a specific sender through the MTN Gift SMS service?

    You can add this sender in your blacklist.

    If you don’t want to receive SMS from specific phone numbers, then you need to send the phone number of sender to 10204.

    You can remove this number from your blacklist at any time by sending the phone number of the sender to 10205.

    You can also run a query with the phone numbers you currently have in your blacklist, by sending a blank SMS to 10206.

     

 

Terms & Conditions
  1. The MTN Gift SMS service (the “Service”) is available to all MTN prepaid and/or postpaid subscribers (“the MTN Subscribers”).
  2. By activating the Service, the MTN Subscribers agree to be bound by the present Terms and Conditions.
  3. MTN shall not be held liable in any way where this Service is used in an inappropriate manner. MTN reserves the right to terminate this Service, if it believes that the Service is being used improperly.
  4. By activating the MTN Gift SMS service where the sender is being charged the MTN Subscribers will be charged €0.0400 including VAT for any SMS sent using this service.
  5. By activating the MTN Gift SMS Service where the recipient is being charged the MTN Subscribers who accept to receive the SMS will be charged €0.0400 including VAT for any SMS accepted using this service. In case the MTN Subscribers reject and/or don’t accept the SMS within 24 hours, they shall not be charged.
  6. For postpaid Subscribers the above charges are excluded from any inclusive minutes, text allowances and/or any other entitlement in any plan. For MTN Postpaid subscriber, they will only be entitled to use the Service if they are in an active status.
  7. For prepaid Subscribers the above charges are excluded from any bonus airtime and/or bonus SMS and their main account shall be charged. For MTN PAYG subscribers, they will only be entitled to use the Service if you have enough airtime remaining in their account.
  8. MTN may suspend the Service or any part thereof without giving the subscriber prior notice if MTN has good reason to believe that the subscriber has not complied with one or more of the terms herein.
  9. MTN may at any time and without any reason suspend the Service, in whole or in part, by giving notice to the subscriber and without incurring any liability whatsoever.
  10. SMS to premium numbers, emergency numbers and tool free numbers are not allowed.
  11. This Service may not be used to send SMS to an international destination and/or during roaming.