SMS Pull Services

Date: 2021-05-07

This refers to the message originated from citizens (mobile device) and received at server end and server responds with the available information. For example, if someone wants to know about his/her desired services then he/she can send a text message writing the desired key word and send it to the SMS number 15200.

How to Access SMS Pull Service

Short code 15200 has been operationalized for SMS pull services for availing Government Services through SMS. For availing a service through pull SMS, a user needs to send an SMS in the following format: <Keyword> SPACE <Sub-keyword> SPACE <Parameter>.

The example below illustrates the process of verifying voter’s Identification Card from the National Electoral Commission of Tanzania, the SMS to be sent by the citizen would be "NEC HAKIKI 12345". This SMS can be sent to short code 15200.