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Easy Transfer


Emtel Easy Transfer enables you to transfer credit to your friends and family whenever you feel like or when they are in need.

You can transfer a minimum of Rs. 5 and up to Rs. 1000 per day on as many mobile numbers as you wish in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Agalega.

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Easy transfer

Gift & Collect SMS


Emtel Gift and Collect SMS enables you to send SMS to your loved ones so that they can reply to you for free OR send SMS even when you are out of credit!

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    Voicemail


    Whenever you cannot answer your mobile, your Voicemail can. Voicemail allows your caller to leave a message for you to listen later on. You will be notified by sms that you have received a Voicemail.

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    Mobile Banking


    Let your mobile phone do the hard work when you need important information about your account. Emtel Mobile Banking allows you to check your bank account balance and even see the details of the last five transactions of your bank account right on your mobile phone.

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    • How to use if you have an SBM Account
    • How to use if you have an MCB account
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    • What is Mobile banking?
    • Who can use Mobile banking ?
    • How do I use Mobile banking ?
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    Emtel Buddy


    Emtel Buddy is an SMS icebreaker game for people who are looking for a little fun via their mobile phones. The idea is to make more friends and have fun, while maintaining anonymity. The game matches the profiles of the participants and they compete to chat with another participant.

    The game involves you and the other participants answering 4 questions. The other participants with the same answers as you score a point for each question. After 4 questions, the participant with the most points enters the finals where you get to chat with him/her.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What happens when I initiate a chat session by sending BUDDY to 8585?
    • What happens when I am not initiating any session?
    • How are the questions selected?
    • How do I find the right person?
    • Can I play without actively picking anyone?
    • How do I stop receiving sms permanently?
    • Will other people in the game know my mobile number?
    • I’ve stopped the Buddy game, how do I start again?
    • How many Buddy requests will I receive per day?
    • Who do I contact if I have a problem playing the game

    Terms & Conditions

      1. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, any reference to “we”, “us” or “our” is to Emtel Emtel Buddy. We are the promoter of this game. “You”, or “your” refers to you, the entrant in the game. You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to play Emtel Emtel Buddy. By playing you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
         
      2. You must be 18 or over to play Emtel Buddy (the “Game”). You undertake to make all truthful disclosures regarding your age. Emtel may disallow and disconnect the service without notice and without liability if it has reasonable suspicion that the service is being used by anyone under the age of 18.
         
      3. The game is currently available only to eligible Emtel prepaid and postpaid customers. SMS sent will be charged Rs 1.00 for both prepaid and postpaid customers. All messages you receive from the game will not be charged.
         
      4. In each case after you have sent a reply, you cannot cancel the text message response from us.
         
      5. To start the game send ‘Buddy’ to 8585, to stop an ongoing session send stop to 8585 and to deregister from the game send unsub to 8585.
         
      6. Emtel may in its entire discretion at any time without notice and without liability blacklist subscribers who in its reasonable opinion are abusing the Service or are reported to have abused the Service.
         
      7. Emtel will also deactivate the Service from the phones upon written request by the registered owner of the phone sent to Emtel requesting same.
         
      8. “Personal Data” is any data that identifies you as an individual or is capable of doing so and does not include general, statistical, aggregated or anonymised information. The Personal Data which you supply to us you agree will be true, complete and accurate in all respects and you agree to notify us as soon as possible of any changes to such Personal Data. We will deal with your Personal Data in compliance with current Mauritian data protection law.
         
      9. The Game must not be used:
        a. fraudulently or in connection with any criminal offence;
        b. to send or receive any material which is obscene, menacing, defamatory, abusive, offensive or in breach of any person’s rights (including without limitation, rights to privacy) or otherwise unlawful;
        c. to harass, stalk, inconvenience or cause needless annoyance or anxiety to any person;
        d. for commercial purposes or to send unsolicited promotional material or spam; or
        e. in breach of any third party’s intellectual property rights.
         
      10. We may also edit or remove Content, in whole or in part at Our sole discretion if it does not comply with Our requirements. We also reserve the right to terminate Your access to the Game for conduct that infringes other Users’ use and enjoyment of the Game.
         
      11. We do not claim ownership of the material you submit or make available via the Emtel Emtel Buddy, however by using the Emtel Emtel Buddy direct chat facility, you grant to us a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt and/or publish any such material as we require.
         
      12. You agree to indemnify Us against any claims or legal proceeding which are brought or threatened against Us by third parties resulting from Your use of the Game facility in breach of these terms.
         
      13. We reserve the right to disclose information about You to applicable regulatory or government bodies where any of Your actions have breached these terms of use or where We are required by law to disclose this information.
         
      14. You recognize that the Game may, from time to time, be adversely affected by events outside our control. We will make all reasonable endeavours to ensure the uninterrupted and timely supply of the Game and will take all reasonable steps at our expense to correct any error, omission or mistake, but will be under no liability for any error in, or delay in, or failure in transmission of the Game. We will not be liable for any partial or complete failure in the transmission or receipt of calls or SMS text messages.
         
      15. If we believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions we reserve the right to immediately and without notice withdraw or bar the services.
         
      16. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. By continuing to use the service you will be deemed to have accepted the varied terms and conditions, which will be posted on the web site. We reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Game if, in our sole discretion, the Game is not capable of being conducted as specified in these terms and conditions.
         
      17. All warnings and notices issued with regard to this service shall form part of the terms and conditions herein and in the event of breach may be dealt with as provided in this Agreement.


      Please note that for those Users who have reached the final and enter into a direct chat (“Direct Chat”), We do t monitor or control any Direct Chats You may have with another user via the Game, nor do We take responsibility or endorse the opinions expressed by Users. Therefore We cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy or merit of the Content in any Direct Chat. You are solely liable for all your activities while using Our Direct Chat facility and are solely responsible for the consequences of those activities. We will not be liable for any of the Content in a direct chat or for any loss or damage incurred by your use of it. Any reliance you place on information that is sent by other Users is at your own risk.

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    Email to SMS


    Emtel Email to SMS enables you to send an SMS though your email as well as to send an email from your Emtel mobile through SMS.

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    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!

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    Facebook Mobile


    Take your Facebook profile wherever you go. Keep up to date with your Facebook friends anytime through the mobile-friendly version of Facebook.

    With Emtel Facebook Mobile, receive sms notifications of any comment on your wall or any message you have received, update your status anytime, send messages to your friends, poke them, send pictures or videos… all from your mobile!

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    Terms & Conditions

      Access to Facebook via mobile service Terms of Use

       

      • DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
        Access to Facebook via mobile service (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) is an SMS-based service operated by Emtel Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Emtel”) using a Third Party Application which allows the user (hereinafter referred to as “You”) to send and receive facebook messages and/or updates through SMS and such facebook messages and/or updates are then reflected on your facebook account on the web. The Service also provides You with the possibility of uploading pictures through the MMS option and the picture is automatically updated on your facebook account on the web.
      • ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
        Access to and use of this Service are subject to the terms and conditions below (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”) which may be updated by Emtel from time to time without notice to You and to Facebook terms and conditions which are available on the link below: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pfTo register to the Service, You are required to send “FB” via SMS to the shortcode 8300 (hereinafter referred to as the “Shortcode”).By registering to the Service, You confirm that You have read and understood the Terms and Conditions and that You accept them fully and without reservation. Registration with the Service creates a contract between Emtel and You (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”). In the event You do not agree to any of the Terms and Conditions, you are recommended not register to the Service.
      • ACCESSIBILITY
        Emtel endeavors to make the Service as widely accessible as possible. Due to the technical aspects of mobile phone connections, over which Emtel Ltd has no influence, disruptions to the Service may arise from time to time including in the data transfer. Emtel cannot therefore give any guarantee on the accessibility to the Service or that the Service will perform uninterrupted.
      • COST OF USING THE SERVICE
        4.1 For the use of the Service, You shall be charged the normal SMS tariff, that is, Rs 0.60/SMS for SMS sent for prepaid and Rs 0.50/SMS for SMS sent for postpaid. For the use of MMS, you shall be charged Rs 3/MMS sent. All the charges mentioned are exclusive of VAT. Each SMS message has a limit of 160 characters. If You type and send a longer message it will be broken down into several SMSes and You will be charged accordingly for each SMS sent. Any SMS that You receive from the Shortcode will not be charged. You agree not to send any unsolicited SMS and/or SMS containing commercial material or material over which You do not have rights of dissemination.
        4.2 Emtel reserves the right to modify the price of the Service without any notification to you.
      • DURATION AND TERMINATION
        5.1 The Agreement will be effective as of the date of the registration to the Service and will remain effective until terminated by either Emtel or You as set out below.
        5.2 You may terminate the Agreement at any time by deregistering to the Service.
        5.3 Without limiting its other remedies, Emtel may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect, automatically and without recourse to the courts, and may limit, suspend, or terminate Your use of the Service, prohibit access to the Service, and take technical and legal steps to keep You off the Emtel Services if we think that You are in breach of these Terms and Conditions including engaging yourself into any immoral and/or illegal activity.. Without prejudice to its other rights, Emtel may effect such termination by preventing your access to your user Account and to the Service.
        5.4 Emtel reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time by publishing the revised Terms and Conditions, which shall become effective within thirty (30) days from the date of publication. Your continued use of the Service within and/or after expiry of the 30-day period shall constitute your acceptance to be bound by the revised Terms and Conditions. If You do not wish to accept these revised Terms of Service, You are entitled to deregister to the Service.
      • EMTEL FACEBOOK MOBILE PRIVACY POLICY
        You understand and agree that Emtel is not responsible for the content of messages sent or delivered through the Service. Emtel strongly advise You not to exchange any personal information such as your name, address, mobile number, bank details or any other similar information using the Service. Doing so shall be at your sole responsibility.
      • USER CONDUCT & RESPONSIBILITIES
        You understand that all information including, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), publicly posted on the Facebook account, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that You, and not Emtel, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Service. Emtel does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any such Content.By posting or attempting to post any information through the Service(s), You agree that You will not post, or facilitate distribution of any text or other information – that is or likely to be considered as unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of violence or sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals) including any text or information which:;Makes reference to pornographic or illegal acts including child abuse or child pornography, adult material that breaches any applicable law or contains criminally racist material or reference to acts of rape, bestiality, sodomy;
        makes reference to terrorist or extremist organisations;
        that appears to pose a threat to national security;
        makes reference to drug use, distribution or abuse;
        that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
        infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any person;
        constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk messages (“spamming”) or any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
        attempts to obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any person; or impersonates any person or entity. In addition to the above, You agree that You shall not collect information about users or use such information for the purpose of
        transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications;
      • MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
        Emtel reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Emtel shall not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
      • DATA PROTECTION
        Emtel, in its operation of the Service, complies with the legal provisions on data protection and on the confidentiality of information. User data is always stored securely. However to operate such Service and to prepare invoices it is sometimes necessary to store data and pass data on to third parties. You therefore allow Emtel to store personal, invoicing, chat, provider and access data. This data will only be made available in extract or in an anonymised form to partners, where this is necessary for the operation of the Service or for the purposes of invoicing. Under no circumstances will information be passed on to unauthorised third parties.
      • INDEMNITY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
        YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD EMTEL HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES INCURRED BY SUCH PARTIES, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION.In no event will Emtel be liable for any special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (including without limitation damages resulting from loss of use, data, profits or business) arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the use or performance of the Service, whether in an action based on contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory.In no event will the total aggregate liability of Emtel for any and all damages based on contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the use or performance of the Service exceed the charges paid by the end user for this Service.This clause supersedes any other clause in this Agreement which contradicts or conflicts with this clause. You agree that the limitations set forth above are reasonable in the circumstances. All claims for damages must be made in writing and received by Emtel within sixty (60) days of their occurrence.
      • MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
        11.1 NOTICES
        All notices under this Agreement shall be in English. All notices shall be effective when received, and shall be given in writing, hand delivered or sent by any means requiring a delivery receipt to the recipient at Emtelworld, 10 Ebene Cybercity, Ebene, or such other address as the party shall have established by notice as provided herein.
        11.2 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
        This Agreement, together with updates, warnings and notices given when using this Service shall constitute the entire Agreement. The failure of Emtel to insist in any one or more instances upon performance of any term, covenant or condition of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of its future performance. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement will be deemed, or will constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor will any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver will be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
        11.3 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
        This Agreement shall take effect under, be construed and enforced according to, and be governed by the laws of Mauritius. Any action arising under or relating to this Agreement shall be decided by a competent court of Mauritius.
        11.4 SEVERABILITY
        The provisions of this Agreement are severable. If any provision or part of this Agreement will be held by any court or other official body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions or parts hereof will continue to be given effect and will be binding unless the unenforceability or illegality has the consequence of substantially altering the respective rights and obligations of the parties hereto.
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    Phone as a Modem 


    Using your 3G phone to connect a laptop or netbook to the internet is called tethering. If you have a prepaid or postpaid web package and have the right sort of phone, you might be able to use it for tethering.

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    • What is tethering?
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