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First of its kind in Kenya. mLocator allows you to find anybody with an airtel line. You can have peace of mind, secure your family and loved ones by knowing where they are; join your friends for activities where they are and maximize profits by knowing where your employees on the go are. However consent will be required for the first location request only.

You can find others without calling them. mLocator is easy to use and the service is free until 30th September 2013.


  1. Type FINDfollowed by phone numbere.g. FIND 073xxxxxxx. Send SMS command to the number 30100

    Note: Nothing will happen until the SMS receiver accepts the new locator

  2. To use a nickname, add it after the number e.g. FIND 073xxxxxxx Steve, after that FIND Steve is sufficient
  3. To cancel one specific locator, Type STOP followed by phone number e.g. STOP 073xxxxxxx.

Note: STOP without a phone number cancels all locating rights of others and your locating rights to others.

Service commands:

  1. LIST – who can locate me, who can I locate
  2. YES – response giving consent for the other person to locate me
  3. WHO – who has located me during the past 24 hours
  4. HIDE – you cannot be located for 24 hours.
  5. UNHIDE to enable location requests
  6. SOS -people who have locating rights on you (only up to 5 persons, the last ones accepted) receive message that you are in trouble and your location
  7. OK– people who have locating rights on you (only up to 5 persons, the last ones accepted) receive message that you are ok and your location
  8. HELP – short description how the service works

Once a month you will receive a list of who can locate you provided that you were located by somebody during the previous month. Once you give the FIND rights for the first time, you will receive a notification the next day on who can locate you and who you can locate.

To automatically change the language use the command in preferred language e.g. “TAFUTA” instead of “FIND” changes the language to Swahili.

mLocator application for Internet phones

  1. Only one click is needed to FIND another person
  2. Download from here: http://app.geckofinder.com/airtel_kenya

mLocator is available on Android, Blackberry and Java phones

Benefits of the service:

  1. Your user privacy is fully protected – the service will require consent to allow someone to locate you
  2. Full transparency – user will know who is able to locate him or her and how many times he or she has been located
  3. Easy to use – you require a few commands to manage the service e.g. You can send a text with the word STOP to 30100 to cancel location rights of all others. Alternatively you can send a text with the word STOP followed by specific phone number to cancel location rights of one person etc.