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Locate your loved ones or employees for peace of mind at any time, day or night

  • Overview

    This subscription service allows you to request the location of a consenting person. MTN WhereRU will send you an SMS with a written description or an MMS with visual map. The service doesn’t require additional software and can be used with any type of cellphone.


    Subscription to MTN WhereRU costs R12.49 per month. It costs 86c to add someone to your list of consenting individuals. Each location request is charged at R2 via SMS (plus bearer charge of 86c) or USSD (plus bearer charge of 21c per unit of 20 seconds) and R1 via WAP or

  • How to get it

    To set up MTN WhereRU

    • SMS the word ’Register’ to 31911 (standard SMS rates apply)
    • You’ll receive a confirmation SMS
    • Follow the prompts to add people you’d like to locate
    • MTN will request permission via SMS from the people you’d like to add
    • Confirmation SMS is billed at standard network rates
    • To unsubscribe, SMS ’Stop’ to 31911

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