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Sorry, the Emtel Quiz game is now over. The draw for the Grand Prize winner will be done on the 6th of December 2016 and the name of the winner will subsequently be published in the Press. Stay tuned on our Emtel Facebook page for more games​.


Emtel Quiz

Emtel Quiz - a general knowledge theme SMS based quiz contest giving a unique opportunity to Emtel subscribers to win daily/weekly/monthly rewards and be eligible for a draw for the Grand Prize: “an iPhone SE”.

Emtel Quiz will run for 8 weeks from 19 September 2016 to 13 November 2016 (both days inclusive). Emtel subscribers will simply need to answer questions and accumulate points – the higher the number of points accumulated, the higher the chance of winning prizes.

How to participate?

  • Send QUIZ by SMS to 8833 to register.
  • A welcome SMS will be sent to the participant and he will be asked to provide his NICKNAME.
  • The instructions for the quiz will then follow by SMS.
  • Once registered, a question with two options of answers (Option 1 and Option 2) will automatically be sent to the participant.
  • He shall reply by sending an SMS containing the number (“1” or “2”) for his proposed answer to 8833 and earn points.
  • After every question answered, he shall automatically receive an SMS with his total number of points accumulated from the start of the quiz followed by another question.

How to earn points?

  • Upon registration, a participant get 20 points automatically.
  • A participant will earn 10 points per correct answer and every wrong answer will still get him 5 points.
  • By inviting other Emtel subscribers not registered to Emtel Quiz, the participant will earn 100 points for every successful registration of those Emtel Subscribers.

Note that bonus points can also be awarded from time to time as follows:

  • Every “5 correct answers” in a row earn the participant 100 bonus points.
  • “Bonus Mot Cle” enables the participant to get bonus by sending a keyword to 8833. The participant will be notified of the bonus keyword by SMS.
  • “Happy Hour” is a period of time during which every correct answer earns the participant more points than the normal 10 points. The participant will be notified of the Happy Hour by SMS.

Tariff:

Each SMS sent to 8833 costs Rs 5 (Excl. VAT)

Who is eligible to participate?

This Emtel Quiz is only open to Emtel mobile and/or Fixed Wireless Subscribers aged 18 years and above and excludes Emtel staff along with their parents, spouse and children and Emtel consultants.

Prizes are as follows:

Prize TypePrizesNo. Of WinnersTotal No. Of PrizesWinner Eligibility Criteria
Daily Reward
  • Rs 200 (Excl. VAT) of Airtime for Prepaid OR
  • Rs 200 (Excl. VAT) Credit Adjustment in next month bill for Postpaid
2 winners per day112 prizesBased on highest points accumulated for the Day
Weekly Reward
  • Winner: Smartphone Lenovo S60 + 1 sim card + 300MB weekly package (or its equivalent)
  • Runner Up: Tablet Archos 70C + 1 sim card + 300MB weekly package (or its equivalent)
2 winners per week16 prizesBased on highest points accumulated for the Week (Mon-Sun)
Monthly Reward
  • Month 1: Smartphone HTC X9 + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack
  • Month 2: iPad Mini 3 + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack
1 winner per month2 prizesBased on highest points accumulated for the Month (4 weeks period)
Grand PrizeiPhone SE (64GB) + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack1 winner overall1 prizeBased on a Draw at the end of Quiz among those who accumulated a minimum of 20,000 points overall.

A participant can use the key features as follows:

  • Send POINTS to 8833 – to get the total number of points accumulated since registration
  • Send invit*mobile number to 8833 – to invite other Emtel subscribers to register for the quiz. (Eg: Send invit*5xxxxxxx to 8833)
  • Send STOP to 8833 – to stop receiving questions and messages from Emtel QUIZ. To be considered back to the quiz, send QUIZ to 8833 again. The points previously accumulated will not be lost.

Emtel Quiz - Terms and Conditions

The Emtel Quiz is basically a quiz contest based on general knowledge (“Quiz”). This Emtel Quiz is only open to Subscribers aged 18 years and above. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, a Subscriber means a mobile and/or Fixed Wireless customer registered on Emtel Network and excludes Emtel staff along with their parents, spouse and children

Subscribers willing to participate to the Quiz shall register by sending a pre-defined code by SMS to the Short Code 8833 (the “Short Code”) and he will then be requested to send a nick name.

All SMS sent to this Short Code will be charged as per tariff approved by the ICTA and will not be refundable.

Once registered, the participant shall receive a question with two options of answers (Option 1 and Option 2) by SMS. He replies by sending an SMS containing the number (“1” or “2”) of proposed answer to the Short Code. Whether the participant answers correctly or not, each reply shall trigger another question being sent to the participant.

A participant will earn 10 points per correct answer and every wrong answer will still get him 5 points.

A participant can invite another Subscriber or several other Subscribers to register for the Quiz contest. If that Subscriber or those Subscribers successfully register(s) for the Quiz contest following that invitation, the participant shall earn bonus points.

In addition to the above, a participant shall get bonus points if he does any of the following:

  • Send a defined keyword as and when communicated by Emtel to the Short Code within a period set by Emtel.
  • Send a correct answer to the Short Code during a period set by Emtel.
  • Send 5 correct answers in a row by attempting 5 consecutive questions.

The points earned by a participant shall be computed on the Day, his answer or keyword is sent to the Short Code.

The Reward for the Quiz contest works out as follows:

  • Daily Reward: The 2 participants with the highest number of points per Day will get Rs200 (Excl. VAT) as airtime. For a prepaid Subscriber, that airtime will be credited directly to his relevant Emtel number and for a postpaid Subscriber, that airtime will appear as a credit adjustment in his bill at the end of the next month. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, a Day is a calendar day.
  • Weekly Reward: The participant who has accumulated the highest number of points per Week will get a Lenovo smartphone (model to be communicated by Emtel) and the participant with the next highest number of points will get an Archos tablet (model to be communicated by Emtel). A mobile internet package will also be given with each device awarded. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, a Week is defined as a 7-day period starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday
  • Monthly Reward: Reward: The participant who has accumulated the highest number of points for the Month will get an HTC smartphone (model to be communicated by Emtel) with a mobile internet package if it is the 1 st month or an iPad Mini 3 with a mobile internet package if it is the 2 nd month. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, a Month is defined as a 4 weeks period.

In case there are 2 participants qualifying for the same Reward, the participant who accumulated the highest number of points first will be eligible for that Reward.

A participant can get a Daily Reward only once during the course of a Week. If a participant has already got a Daily Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Daily Reward during that particular Week. In such a case, the next eligible participant with the highest points of the Day, will get the Daily Reward.

A participant can get a Weekly Reward only once during the course of a Month. If a participant has already got a Weekly Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Weekly Reward during that particular Month and the next eligible participant with the highest points of the Week, will get the Weekly Reward.

A participant can get a Monthly Reward only once during the whole term of the SMS Service. If a participant has already got a Monthly Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Monthly Reward during the whole term of the SMS Service and the next eligible participant with the highest points for that Month will get the Monthly Reward.

At the end of the Quiz contest, a Grand Prize Draw (the “Draw”) shall be organised and will work out as follows:

  • All participants, who have accumulated a minimum of 20,000 points over the whole Quiz period, will be eligible for the Draw and the winner will get a Grand Prize.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the number of entries an eligible participant gets for the Draw shall be computed based on every multiple of 1000 points that such participant accumulates. Where relevant, Emtel will do a round off which shall be in favour of the participant.
  • Emtel shall allocate a number to each valid entry for the Draw which shall be carried out in the presence of a representative of the Gambling Regulatory Authority.
  • The different winners will be contacted on their Emtel number and, except for Daily Rewards, shall collect their respective prize/rewards by the date and at the place communicated by Emtel Prize/rewards collection shall be subject to presentation of satisfactory proof of identity of the participant.
  • Approval for the transfer of the prize/ reward by the relevant participant remains at the discretion of Emtel.
  • The Subscriber, by participating to the Emtel Quiz and accepting any prize/reward he may become eligible for, confers the right to Emtel to publish his name and/or photo in the press, communication and other advertising supports including Emtel website, Emtel Facebook as well as at point of sales and maybe called upon to appear in national or international media for free.
  • The prize/reward cannot be exchanged, redeemed or otherwise for another consideration or resold and should be accepted in whole.
  • In case of disagreement with these present Terms and Conditions, the decision of Emtel will be final and irrevocable.
  • Emtel reserves the right to review and modify the present terms and conditions.
  • It is understood that Emtel cannot be held liable in case any dispute arises from these present terms and conditions.
  • Emtel may process the information and data relating to the Subscriber which is collected in relation to the Emtel Quiz or otherwise for the purposes of performing its obligations under these terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Emtel Quiz?
Emtel Quiz is a general knowledge theme SMS-based quiz contest giving opportunity to Emtel’s subscribers to win prizes. Participants are invited to answer questions via SMS to earn points and to be eligible for prizes. Based on the points accumulated, participants can win daily, weekly and monthly prizes and can be eligible for a draw to win the Grand Prize.
What is the duration of the Emtel Foot Quiz?
Emtel Quiz will run for 8 weeks from 19 September 2016 to 13 November 2016 (both days inclusive).
How do I participate in Emtel Quiz?
  • Send QUIZ by SMS to 8833.
  • The participant will then receive a welcome SMS and will be asked to provide a NICKNAME. The instructions for the quiz will then be sent by SMS.
  • Note: The participant will receive 20 points upon successfully registering to Emtel Quiz
  • Once registered, a question will automatically be sent to the participant. The participant shall receive a question with two options of answers (Option 1 and Option 2) by SMS. He replies by sending an SMS containing the number (“1” or “2”) for his proposed answer to 8833.
  • After every question answered, he shall automatically receive a message with his total number of points accumulated from the start of the quiz and receive another question or message to help him earn more points.
  • For each answer sent, the participant will earn points. The higher the number of points accumulated, the higher the chance of winning prizes.
What should I do if I am not receiving any question?
Send QUIZ to 8833. The participant will then receive a new question.
Who is eligible to participate in Emtel Quiz?
The Emtel Quiz is open to all Emtel mobile and/or fixed wireless subscribers aged 18 years and above. Emtel staffs along with their parents, spouse and children and Emtel consultants are not eligible to participate in the Emtel Quiz.
What is the tariff?
Each SMS sent to 8833 costs Rs 5 (Excl. VAT)
Can I change my Nickname?
No, unfortunately you will not be able to change the nickname you have registered.
How do I earn points?
  • Upon registration, a participant get 20 points.
  • A participant will earn 10 points per correct answer and every wrong answer will still get him 5 points.
  • By inviting other Emtel subscribers not registered to Emtel Quiz, the participant will earn 100 points for every successful registration of those Emtel Subscribers.
  • Note that bonus points can also be awarded from time to time.
How do I earn bonus points?
Bonus points can be awarded as follows:
  • For 5 correct answers in a row - The participant will earn 100 bonus points every time he/she correctly answers 5 consecutive questions
  • During “Bonus Mot Cle” - From time to time, the participant will receive a bonus keyword whereby he can send the bonus keyword to 8833 to receive bonus points
  • During “Happy Hour” – From time to time, the participant will receive a message informing him about a period where any correct answer sent to 8833 during that period will earn him more points than the normal 10 points.
What are the prizes to be won?
Prize TypePrizesNo. Of WinnersTotal number of prizes during the 8 weeks (56 days/2 months)
Daily Reward
  • Rs 200 (Inc. VAT) of Airtime for Prepaid OR
  • Rs 200 (Inc. VAT) Credit Adjustment in next month bill for Postpaid
2 winners per day112 prizes
Weekly Reward
  • Winner: Smartphone Lenovo S60 + 1 sim card + 300MB weekly package (or its equivalent)
  • Runner Up: Tablet Archos 70C + 1 sim card + 300MB weekly package (or its equivalent)
2 winners per week16 prizes
Monthly Reward
  • 1 st Month: Smartphone HTC X9 + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack
  • 2 nd Month: iPad Mini 3 + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack
1 winner per month2 prizes
Grand PrizeiPhone SE (64GB) + 1 sim card + 1GB monthly pack1 winner overall1 prize
How to win the rewards/prizes?
  • Daily Reward: The 2 participants who accumulate the highest number of points for the day, will get Rs200 (including VAT) as airtime.
  • Weekly Reward: The participant who has accumulated the highest number of points for the week will get a Smartphone Lenovo S60 and the participant with the next highest number of points will get a Tablet Archos 70C. A sim card and a 300MB weekly internet package (or its equivalent) will also be given with each device awarded. A week is defined as a 7-day period starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday.
  • Monthly Reward: The participant who has accumulated the highest number of points for each month will get a reward as follows:
    - 1 st month: an HTC X9 with 1 sim card and a 1GB monthly internet package.
    - 2 nd month: an iPad Mini 3 with 1 sim card and a 1GB monthly internet package. A month is defined as a 4 weeks period.

Note: In case of more than 1 participant qualifying for the same reward mentioned above, the participant who accumulated the highest number of points first will be eligible for that reward. A participant can get a Daily Reward only once during the course of a Week. If a participant has already got a Daily Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Daily Reward during that particular Week. In such a case, the next eligible participant with the highest points of the Day, will get the Daily Reward.
A participant can get a Weekly Reward only once during the course of a Month. If a participant has already got a Weekly Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Weekly Reward during that particular Month and the next eligible participant with the highest points of the Week, will get the Weekly Reward.
A participant can get a Monthly Reward only once during the whole term of the SMS Service. If a participant has already got a Monthly Reward, he will no longer be eligible for another Monthly Reward during the whole term of the SMS Service and the next eligible participant with the highest points for that Month will get the Monthly Reward.

  • Grand Prize: At the end of the quiz, a draw will be held, in the presence of a representative of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, among those who accumulated at least a total of 20,000 points during the whole duration of the quiz. The winner will get an iPhone SE + 1 Sim Card + 1GB monthly internet package. The number of entries an eligible participant gets for the draw shall be computed based on every multiple of 1000 points that such participant accumulates
How will I be informed of the draw result?
  • The grand prize winner will be contacted on their Emtel numbers.
  • The name of the grand prize winner shall be published in 2 newspapers within 7 days of the draw and may include Emtel Facebook.
If I am a winner, how do I collect my rewards/prizes?
  • Daily Reward: For a prepaid Subscriber, the airtime will be credited directly to his relevant Emtel number and for a postpaid Subscriber, that airtime will appear as a credit adjustment in his bill at the end of the next month.
  • All other Reward/Prize: The different winners will be contacted on their Emtel number and shall collect their respective prize/rewards by the date and at the place communicated by Emtel. Prize/rewards collection shall be subject to presentation of satisfactory proof of identity of the participant.
How do I check the number of points I have?
  • Send POINTS to 8833.
  • The participant will receive an SMS indicating the total number of points he has accumulated since his registration to the quiz.
  • Following that SMS, he will automatically get another question to continue.
How to stop receiving questions and messages from Emtel Quiz?
Send STOP to 8833.
How can I rejoin Emtel Quiz after I have sent STOP to 8833?
  • Send QUIZ to 8833.
  • The participant will be considered back in the Emtel Quiz and will receive a new question.
Will I retain my previous points when I rejoin Emtel Quiz?
Yes. The participant will still have all the points accumulated prior to sending STOP to 8833.
What is Bonus Mot Clé?
From time to time, the participant will receive a message containing a bonus keyword (Bonus Mot Cle) from Emtel Quiz. The participant will receive bonus points by sending the bonus keyword to 8833.
What is Happy hour?
Happy hour is a period of time on selected days during which every correct answer sent by the participant to 8833 will earn him more points than the normal 10 points. The participant will be receive a message informing him about the Happy Hour time.
How can I invite someone to register to Emtel Quiz?
  • You can invite another Emtel subscriber or several other Emtel subscribers to register for the quiz by sending “invit” followed by asterix (*) and “the mobile number of the person you are inviting”
  • Send invit*mobile number to 8833. Example: Send invit*5421xxxx to 8833

What is TamTam Sms?

Keep yourself up to date with TamTam Sms anywhere, anytime! With TamTam Sms you can receive daily sms on all your favourite topics.

A wide range of info ranging from news, sports, jokes, forex, astrology and much more are just an sms away.

How to use TamTam Sms?

Send the code of your favourite topic by sms to 333 and you will receive the info instantly.

To get the list of all the topics available and their corresponding codes, send tamtam by sms to 333.

Tariffs

All sms sent to 333 cost Rs 1.00/sms for both prepaid and postpaid users

Questions and Answers

How do I get all the codes available on TamTam Sms?
To get the list of all codes, send tamtam by sms to 333.
Is TamTam Sms the same price as a normal sms?
No. TamTam Sms is billed Rs 1.00/sms. A normal sms costs Rs0.70/sms for prepaid and Rs0.50 for postpaid.


What is Funfone 444?

With Funfone 444 get a great range of picture messages, logos, themes (animals, cartoons, greetings, love etc) and cool ring tones (Bollywood and Hollywood) for your mobile.

How to use Funfone 444?

Send the corresponding code by sms to 444 and download funky ring tones, logos and picture messages that match your personality and style!

All codes are available on the Emtel Fun portal.

Available on Nokia handsets only.

Tariffs

All sms sent to 444 cost Rs 2.50/sms for both prepaid and postpaid users.



What is Emtel Chat 777?

Feeling bored and lonely? With Emtel Chat 777 meet hundreds of people and make new friends. Chat incognito with hundreds of people across Mauritius and Rodrigues. Unlimited fun and excitement are at your fingertips!

How to use Emtel Chat 777?

First you have to register to the service and then simply log in to access a chat room. You have upto 30 chat rooms available. Different options are available. Send the corresponding code by sms to 777.

ActionCodes to be sent to 777Example
To register a userRR sweetboy 1234
To login as a userLL sweetboy 1234
To view a list of all chat roomsRLRL
To join in a roomJJ1
To view members in the room you are inRMRM
To create your own profileCPCP 20 m
To view a user profileVPVP nicegirl
To send a message to all users in a roomAA Hi there! Wanna chat?
To send private message to one userPP nicegirl Hi there! How r U?
To send private message to more than one user, (n users separated by comma)P beauty, beast Hi guys! Wanna chat?
To block a userBLBL lou
To unblock a userUNBUNB
To logoutEE
To delete your nickDD sweetboy 1234
To Create a private roomCPRCPR dating
To see room members in a private roomRMPCPR dating
To invite in private roomIN , (n users separated by comma)IN shania,jenny
To join a private roomJPRJPR dating
To send message to all users in private roomAPAP Hi guys! Welcome to my room
To return to public roomRTRT

If you have sim intelligent menu:
If your sim card has an integrated intelligent menu, you can directly use the sub menus as follows:
Register to the service
Login
Send message
View member
Join room
Logout
E.g. To register, use the sub-menu ‘register’, write your
nickpassword. Click on ‘Send’.

Tariffs

Normal sms tariffs for all sms sent to 777

Questions and Answers

How many chat rooms are there?
There are 30 chat rooms with topics to suit your tastes and moods: Romance, Teens, Adults, Music, Movies, Sports, Racing, Gossip, Girls Only and many more!
How many users can chat in 1 chat room?
Up to 10 users can chat in one room. The 11th user who logs in will be automatically directed to another chat room of the same category.
Can I change my nick name?
You can change your nick name as many times as you wish.
Who can use Emtel Chat 777?
This service is available to all prepaid and postpaid users, and is to be used exclusively on a mobile phone.
What will happen if I don’t chat for some time?
You will be automatically logged off after 10 minutes.
How do I get help by sms?
Send HELP to 777
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