How to send
- From the MESSAGES menu select the COMPOSE MESSAGE option.
- Type in the message (up to 160 characters depending on the coding scheme used by the mobile phone) and press OK.
- Enter the number to which the message is being sent and press OK.
If the person you are sending the message to has his/her mobile phone switched off or is out of the coverage area, then he/she will receive it as soon as he/she is re-connected with the network, provided that this will happen within 72 hours from the time the message was sent. If the recipient is unreachable for more than 72 hours the message will be permanently deleted.
Please note that the character length of the message depends on the coding scheme (alphabet) used by the phone. For example, to send lower case Greek character the phone must be set up to use Unicode and not the GSM alphabet in which case the message can be 70 characters and not 160.
160 characters per SMS may make you feel that it is difficult to express yourself…
Here are a few tips on how to use punctuation marks and abbreviations that can help you make your short messages fun click here.
If you cannot send a text message, then make sure that the number at the service centre option in your mobile´s Messages menu is +35799700000.
There are two types of SMS services available:
1. Services for which the subscriber is charged when sending the message.
The subscriber sends a message to a specific code (Short code) to obtain the desired information. Every time the subscriber sends a message to the specific short code s/he is being charged.
2. Services for which the subscriber is charged when receiving the message (Subscription services).
The subscriber activates the service and s/he is being charged for the messages s/he receives.
Activation can be done with one of the following ways:
- via SMS: the registration is completed when the subscriber sends a confirmation message to the relevant short code.
- through the website of the company: the registration is completed when the subscriber enters the PIN code in the relevant website.
- Do not enter your mobile number on a web site, without having first carefully read the terms and conditions of the service. Advertisements that communicate free offers or participation to contests, may result to a subscription.
- Read carefully all the terms of the advertisement so to learn if it is a subscription service or a service that is completed in more than 1 SMS, etc.
- A common model of SMS service is the subscription service for which you may pay per week, in order to receive wallpapers, or to enjoy lower prices for ringtones. The subscription models may vary per Provider.
- There are services for which you will be charged either when sending a message or when receiving the message. The second case concerns the subscription services. So, there are cases that when you register in a subscription service, you will be charged upon receipt of the message. In any case the cost communicated in the advertisement is the cost that the subscriber will be charged, regardless whether the mobile operator charges the incoming or outgoing SMS.
The barring facility is an access control mechanism to content services, offered via cybee or via the Third Party Premium Messaging service, available to Cytamobile-Vodafone customers.
It is available to all Cytamobile-Vodafone customers (pay monthly plans and soeasy).
The barring facility allows Cytamobile-Vodafone customers to:
- Block and Unblock all four-digit numbers (1000-9999).
- Block and Unblock a range of numbers (6000-6999).
Barring is offered for free.
A charge of €1 plus VAT is applied for either unblocking:
- all four-digit numbers or
- each range of numbers
Code of conduct
Within the self-regulatory framework of the mobile telecommunications sector and with the purpose to actively participate in the proper use of value added services by the customers that these services are addressed to (for example content services, videos, MMS), the telecommunications companies Cyta and MTN have jointly signed the “The Cyprus mobile operators Code of Practice for the responsible and secure use of mobile services”, which concerns mainly adult content services.
Cyta and MTN continue to work on the further improvement of this Code of Conduct, taking into consideration the related industry developments in the European market. Within this framework, Cyta and other European mobile telecommunications and content provider companies, with the intermediation of the European Commission, signed on February 2007, a European ”Memorandum for safer mobile use by children and young teenagers”. Within the framework of this agreement, the telecommunications companies of Cyprus that operate mobile services have incorporated the European Memorandum to the existing local Code.
Review the most recent edition of the Code