Awesome family safety with MTN Where R U in Cameroon

12 February 2014


MTN is proud to bring the first Family & Friends Finder service to Cameroon

MTN Where R U enables families to live with peace of mind everywhere in Cameroon. One can locate other family members with any phone as long as there is consent from the person who is being located. Where R U has endless amount of usage possibilities in our every day lives e.g. father can locate if his daughter is at school, if travelling grand father has reached the destination, when will teenage son be home...

Companies can also use Where R U service for locating employees in order to plan more effective operations. Some of the customers might require immediate visit and the closest suitable sales representative can be sent for a meeting. Similarly the closest field engineer can also be dispatched to perform an urgent task in a distant location. Drivers and couriers can be located for optimizing the use of vehicles and speed to serve customers. Active usage of Where R U boost the business performance for companies that rely on mobile workforce.

Where R U works in every mobile phone by sending text message commands to 8744. User privacy is fully protected, as only if there is consent the other person can locate another one. If a person doesn't provide consent, he cannot be located by others.

"Gecko Landmarks is proud to work with MTN, the market leader in Cameroon. MTN is known for innovation and bringing Where R U service to Cameroonians will impact positively many lives." said Pasi Riipinen, CEO, Gecko Landmarks.

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Une impressionnante sécurité de votre famille avec MTN Where R U

Le service MTN Where R U offre à tous les abonnés MTN le nec plus ultra d’une vie meilleure et plus tranquille.Maintenant, tout le monde peut vérifier la localisation des membres de leurfamille, de leurs amis ou bien employés, chaque fois qu’il est nécessaire, pourvu que l’autre personne ait sur soi un téléphone. Vous pouvez également envoyer des alertes qui contiennent votre localisation dans des situations où vous avez besoin d’aide. Vos proches peuvent partager avec vous leur localisation réelle à leur aise, sans vous perturber avec leurs appels téléphoniques. Les entreprises aussi peuvent utiliser ce service afin d’optimiser leurs opérations par la localisation de leurs employés et ainsi permettant la vérification de la localisation du pilote le plus proche, d’un représentant de ventes, d’un ingénieur sur le terrain afin d’effectuer une certaine tâche, et ainsi de suite.

MTN apporte ce premier service de géo-localisation pour le marché de masse . MTN Where R U est facile à utiliser avec des commandes de texte simples. La vie privée de l'utilisateur est entièrement protégée. Sans son consentement exprès, personne ne peut être localisé. MTN Where R U fonctionne avec n’importe quel telephone et partout au Cameroon, il suffit d’envoyer les messages de commande au 8744.

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About Gecko Landmarks

Gecko Landmarks offers the only mass market person finder service and global landmark data. The uniqueness of Gecko's finder service is based on landmark location and superior ease of use. The majority of the world population doesn’t use maps and exact addresses as they use landmarks to navigate. Gecko's landmark data covers every country of the world. Mobile operators in emerging countries work with Gecko Landmarks offering the finder service to their subscribers. Learn more about Gecko Landmarks at

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