Bulk SMS Service in Nigeria
How do I use your SMS messaging service?
You have to create an account on our text-messaging website. It takes less than 2 minutes to create an account. It is free. Click 'Register', fill the spaces and submit it. You need to activate the account. After then, you will be able to log-in and send SMS messages.
Can I get free units to test your service?
After creating an account, you will see 3 free SMS units. The free SMS is for a test to a GSM number.
What is the cost of a page of SMS?
Our bulk SMS price is the cheapest. We use a flexible SMS pricing idea on our text messaging site. The price reduces as the volume increases. It means that the higher the volume, the lower the bulk SMS price. You will see the table for prices here.
Where do I see your bank account details?
We have our bank account details on the page for prices.
Is the ATM card payment safe?
It is 99.9% safe. Log-in to your account and click Buy SMS. You will see it under the Members Menu. Continue with the process to use your ATM card details to pay.
Do I need to wait for long to get my bulk SMS account credited?
You will be credited when the payment reflects in our bank account. Click on Payment Issues, if not credited within 15 minutes, to submit payment details.
What is the expiry time for your SMS units?
Our bulk text messaging units do not expire. It will remain in your account for as long as it takes to finish it.
Where do I see my balance?
Log-in to your account and you will see your balance. You can also click Compose SMS to see your balance.
Is there a limit to the mobile phone numbers I can send a text message to?
No limit. You can send a text message to as many GSM numbers as you want. The account balance of your SMS units is your limit.
What mobile phone number format can I use?
The phone numbers must be on Notepad (text file). Separate the numbers with a comma or arrange in a column. Our application will sort the numbers and get the text message delivered. Type the telephone numbers in either of the following formats: 0803000000 or 2348030000000. Please, do not make a mistake of using the format like 8030000000 or 23408030000000.
Why do I have to enter my mobile telephone number to use your bulk messaging platform?
We need your mobile phone number to update you. Please note, it is not for any other purpose. We do not sell or share users' phone numbers.
What is the least volume I can buy?
The least volume of SMS units you can buy is 500. We accept payment of N500 upward. Please, do not pay less than N500.
What can I do if I forget my password?
You can click on Forgot Your Password on the login page. Enter your account's e-mail address to reset your password.
Where do I get your Reseller plans?
You can get our reseller plans on the reseller page.
What if I need only your SMS API?
Our bulk messaging API links are permanently on the "SMS API" page.
The SMS message I sent has not delivered. What can I do?
Please contact us if your message is not delivered within 5 minutes.
What do you mean by DND?
DND means Do Not Disturb. DND is what NCC used to control unwanted text messages. It only affects text messages from SMS websites to GSM numbers. GSM phone users have the freedom to allow or block text messages. Please read this post for details on DND.
May I know what to do to Deactivate DND?
You need to click here to deactivate DND.
Is there any other thing I need to know?
Please, call our customer care number if you remember additional questions to ask. You can talk to us about your SMS needs or area of concern. Feel free to ask us for what you want today. We are here to serve you. You can call us on the phone if you need more details. We would be glad to help you to achieve your business goals.
- Adeniyi Olumide
Due to the increase in the volume of fraudulent text messages that some unscrupulous customers (popularly known as fraudsters or 419) are sending, MTN Nigeria compelled us to ask our esteemed customers who send legitimate messages to submit as many sender IDs as they want for registration.
Please, note that your messages will not be delivered to MTN recipients if your sender ID has not been registered, but your credit will be deducted.
Therefore, we advise that you don't send a message on our platform if you have not confirmed that your sender ID has been successfully registered to avoid wasting your hard-earned money unnecessarily.
To know if your sender ID has been registered, you will need to test your proposed sender ID to confirm if it has been successfully registered or not.
To test your sender IDs, to know if it has been successfully registered, use the sender ID in question to send a message to two or three MTN numbers. You will get the message delivered and see your customized sender ID displayed on the MTN numbers if your sender ID has been successfully registered and the MTN number(s) in question is/are not on Do-Not-Disturb (DND). If the message is not delivered, there is a high possibility that the sender ID has not been registered or it is a new sender ID which you also need to register or the MTN number(s) that you are using to run the test is/are on Do-Not-Disturb (DND).
Temporarily, you can click PRSI to see the list of our 81 pre-registered sender IDs like IMPORTANT, REMINDER, BELOVED, PASTOR, SCHOOL FEE and more which you can use as your sender ID while you are waiting for your own submitted customized sender IDs to be registered.
The registration process will take between 24 and 72 hours before you can get the submitted sender IDs registered and displayed on recipients' MTN numbers. You should confirm that your sender ID has been registered before sending the messages in order not to waste your SMS credits. If the sender IDs are/is not registered after 24 hours, you will need to allow more time for our SMS aggregator to register the sender IDs and run the test again after another 24 hours. The registration process is taking a long time now because the process just started a few months ago.
Remember to make sure that the sender ID to be submitted for registration is not more than 11 characters long. Also avoid the use of special characters like _,+,!,*,&,#,@,-,$, etc in your proposed sender ID. Any sender ID that is submitted twice or more will be seen as spam and it will not be submitted for registration.
Also, in your sender ID, avoid the use of a government agent/institutions' name or abbreviations, banks' names or abbreviations, big companies' name or abbreviations and international companies/institutions' names or abbreviations. Your sender ID will not be registered if it contains any of the names or abbreviations.
In addition, we want you to know that sender ID registration does not overrule the existing DND policy. This simply means that numbers on DND will still not receive your messages that you are sending with your registered sender ID. The only solution to DND issue is DND deactivation on the number(s) in question.
Kindly fill the form below to submit a sender ID at a time for registration.
When we looked at how long it takes our SMS aggregator to register our sender IDs each time a new batch of sender IDs is sent to them, we decided to come up with a list of 81 sender IDs and got them registered successfully. These sender IDs are generic in nature and individuals, organizations, religious groups or businesses can choose from the list to quickly send their bulk text messages while waiting for their customised sender IDs to be registered.
NB: Please, make sure you test any of the pre-registered sender IDs below, before using it to send messages to multiple numbers, to confirm its delivery.
The list of our 81 Pre-Registered Sender IDs (PRSI) is provided below.
It is Today
Next 2 Days
Let Us Meet
U Must Come
Let Us Pray
God Bless U
3Days To Go
Please, note that you do not need to submit any of your proposed customized sender IDs that you can find in the list of our pre-registered sender IDs listed above.
You can click SUBMIT SENDER IDs if your sender IDs are not in the list above or you want to register other customized sender IDs that are not listed above.