Monday, October 16, 2006

SMS Applications TNM leads the way for Malawians

Observing carefully at the market cellular phone operators Telekom Networks Malawi is leading the way on added sms services initiatives. Theservices span from agriculture sector to your personal convinience.

1- SMS to Email

This is one of my favourites since now I can send an email on my mobile. It doesn have to be a fancy gadget just your simple nokia.
All you gotta do is

i- go to message window

ii- type the recipients sms address e.g and then your message

iii- on the number # type 444Rest be assured that your message is in your hands.

2- ESCOM bills project
Recently ESCOM have introduced a service whereby you type in your sms your Escom acct number. Then after a few seconds you get your status in a msg like the one below:
" YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL( Mr Mangaliso Jere, .MW) IS NOWMWK 1, 000,000.Thank you for keeping your account up to date "

3. MACE project SMS

This is the oldest project ( bout 5 plus years old) an IDEAA project done in partnership with TNM. It ha made it possible for various stakeholders in the Agriculture industry to access prices of commodities by simply sending an smsThe prices are up dated by IDEAA officers in the regions

4.TNM Call Back

Well this service has just been introduced it helps subscribers who could have either flashed to send a msg.It allows a subscriber short on credit or units communicate with another TNM subscriber so that the latter can call back

All you gotta do*707*08560086#

The recipient gets the following msg

" Please call [ Perpertually Broke Phone] at 08560086 powered by TNM"


Blogger Victor Kaonga said...

Mangaliso. Interesting developments in TNM. May be you may know why (and I am wondering why) sms service seems to be difficult between countries-I mean a number of people I have sent sms to never recieved them and they have also failed to get through. But there is no problem with Celtel subscribers!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Up to you Bro! Been a long time, it's always a pleasure reading what's new in the motherland from a trustworthy source. Thanks for keepin us posted!

2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share your observations. When I visited home a few months ago, I was of the opinion that Celtel offered better services than TNM. A couple of weeks down the line, I realised that I had made a mistake. I then got myself a new TNM Sim card and I certainly lived happily everafter.

6:35 PM  

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