SMS

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.
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'
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

Scheduled SMS
Did you know that you can now schedule your SMSs based on date, time and number of SMSs to be sent?
To send a Scheduled SMS, send an SMS in this format:
to the code 2000 and on the specified date and time the message will be delivered to the recipient’s number.
The sender will receive a confirmation SMS notification when they are delivered.
  • Standard SMS rates apply.

Purchase an MTN SMS Bundle

Rates

SMS Headline Tariff
Destination On-Net Tariff(Incl.VAT) Validity
MTN to MTN SZL 0.30 N/A
Other SMS Tariff
Destination Price
Off-Net SZL 0.40
MTN to S.A SZL 1.14
MTN to OPCos SZL 1.71
MTN to Regional SZL 1.14
MTN to USA SZL 1.71
MTN to Asia SZL 1.71
MTN to Africa SZL 1.71
MTN to Europe SZL 1.71
MTN to Taiwan SZL 1.71
MTN to UK SZL 1.71
MTN to Kuwait SZL 1.71
SMS Bundles
Number of SMS Tariff(Incl.VAT) Validity
10 SZL 1.99 Monthly
25 SZL 5.00 Monthly
40 SZL 7.00 Monthly
60 SZL 8.00 Monthly
100 SZL 10.00 Monthly

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.
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'
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

Scheduled SMS
Did you know that you can now schedule your SMSs based on date, time and number of SMSs to be sent?
To send a Scheduled SMS, send an SMS in this format:
to the code 2000 and on the specified date and time the message will be delivered to the recipient’s number.
The sender will receive a confirmation SMS notification when they are delivered.
  • Standard SMS rates apply.

Purchase an MTN SMS Bundle