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  • Writer's pictureBoris Daune

Purchasing Bulk SMS with Mobile Money in Rwanda

Hello my dear BaseSMS users!

One of the key feature of BaseSMS, is the ability to buy SMS using Mobile Money in a few seconds. In this guide, we'll show you how to do it.

First, login to your account on

Once you are on the dashboard, head over the Purchase tab and then click on New Purchase.

(Note that here, you can see that we have 1 SMS on our balance.)

Once you get to the New Purchase screen, you first need to enter the amount (in RWF) you wish to purchase OR the amount of SMS you wish to purchase.

Note that the price of one SMS is 8 RWF.

See the example illustrated in the two screenshots below:

  1. If I enter 8 RWF in the Amount Field, it will show me that it corresponds to 1 SMS.

  2. If I enter 2 SMS in the SMS Field, it will show me 16 RWF in the Amount Field.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Here, I will choose to buy 1 SMS for 8 RWF.

Next, you need to enter the phone number that will be used to pay for the SMS. This is not the phone number that will get credited with SMS, it is only the phone number whose mobile money account will be used to buy the SMS.

Then, press the Order SMS button.

A few seconds after pressing the button, you will receive a push notification on the phone number you entered, asking you to confirm the purchase.

Once this is done, go back to the Dashboard, you will see that your balance is updated. In our example, you can see that the balance is now "2 SMS", meaning you have successfully purchased SMS!

You can also head over the Purchase History tab to see the details of the purchase, as seen below.

That's it, you now know exactly how to purchase SMS using Mobile Money on BaseSMS!

If you still have a question, don't hesitate to contact us on or to open a ticket here.


The BaseSMS Team.

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