MTN Twitter USSD

As part of MTN Rwanda's commitment to bring quality and innovative services to our subscriber base we have launched the Twitter service via SMS

As part of MTN Rwanda’s commitment to bring quality and innovative services to our subscriber base we have launched the ‘Twitter’ service via USSD. ‘Twitter’ is a real-time information network; powered by people all around the world; that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.

This service allows any MTN subscriber who wishes to use Twitter; to link their twitter account to their MTN Mobile number enabling them to send and receive Twitter notifications “Tweets” and direct messages sent to their twitter account via USSD.

How Does it Work?

A subscriber with an existing account or without a Twitter account can use Twitter USSD.

Activation via USSD

Dial *850# and follow the prompts. First, a payment option will be displayed, after completing selection of a time period, the Twitter options will be available.


What is the Cost and What is the Payment Mode?

The costs of a subscription to MTN Twitter USSD vary based on the period chosen. The below amount will be subtracted from a subscribers Airtime for a:

  • Day: 35 RWF
  • Week: 150 RWF
  • Month: 350 RWF


How Can I Get It?

All the subscriber needs to do to get started is type START to 3434 and their on the way to setting up; signing up for and accessing their Twitter account via sms.

Main and Additional features

The MTN Twitter SMS service enables you to carry out all the activities you would ordinarily do on your web twitter account only that you can now do it via sms using the simple commands below:

Once set up and the service is activated; any message sent to 3434updates your twitter status real time.

Other functions you are can carry out are:

FOLLOW username
Start following a user

UNFOLLOW username
Stop following a user

Turn all Tweet notifications on or off

ON/OFF username
Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you'll still be following them even if you set it to off)

GET username
Shows you the latest tweet from any user

RT username
Retweet a user's latest tweet

FAV username
Favorite a user's latest tweet

D username your-message
Send a direct message to a user