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MTN WhereRU is a service that is designed to give you peace of mind and protect you and those you love against dangerous situations.

MTN WhereRU uses the cellular network to find the position of a cellphone user you want to locate. It allows you know where your loved ones are at all times using your cellphone. You can locate up to 10 consenting people via SMS, USSD or the Internet. When you request the location of a consenting person, you will receive an SMS with a written description of their recent location or alternatively, a visual map can be sent to you if you have an MMS enabled cellphone. MTN WhereRU can be used 24 hours a day, does not require any additional software and can be used with any type of cellphone.

The accuracy of the location details depends on the area they are in and the density of the cellular network, e.g. Sandton may provide accuracy of 70m, whilst Bethelsdorp may provide accuracy of 1.2km.

Suited to: PayAsYouGo and Contract customers; particularly families and small business owners who can locate their loved ones and employees respectively.

  • Peace of mind in knowing where your loved ones are at all times
  • Locate up to 10 consenting people
  • Convenience of using the service 24 hours a day
  • All types of cellphones, no matter how old or new, can use this service
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Available to all MTN Contract and PayAsYouGo customers
Once you've completed the registration process and setup all 10 people you can locate, use any of the following methods to do a search to locate someone.
  1. USSD: Dial *120*911*083xxxxxxx#
  2. SMS: SMS the words: "Find 083xxxxxxx" to 31911
  3. INTERNET: Go to www.mtnwhereru.co.za.
    Login using your cellphone number and MTN WhereRU PIN

You can locate any consenting MTN cellphone number or cellphone number on other networks supporting location based services.

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