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MTN Caller Notify

Personalise a message to callers before you answer the phone

  • Overview

    This text-based service lets you customise a message that appears on a caller's screen as a pop-up notification while waiting for you to answer. Use it like a social media status update, to let people know you're not available, or to advertise your business – it's really up to you.


    Setting up MTN Caller Notify with a regular subscription gets you one free message update per day, with additional updates charged at 50c each.

    A daily subscription costs R1 (valid for 24 hours), a weekly subscription costs R5 (valid for seven days), and a monthly subscription costs R10 (valid for 30 days). You can update your messages as often as you like for the duration of your subscription's validity period.

    T&C apply

  • How to get it

    To set up MTN Caller Notify

    • Dial *136*36# and follow the prompts
    • Or, SMS the words 'Subscribe Daily', 'Subscribe Weekly' or 'Subscribe Monthly' to 46163 (standard SMS rates apply)
    • To update your status

      • Dial *136*36# to update or customise your status or select a predefined status
      • Or, SMS the word 'UPDATE' followed by your message to 46163, e.g., UPDATE Sorry, can't take your call right now

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