type in the commodity keyword
this gives you 'maize' for your country
add a country code if you want
the price from a different country
you can even add c= to specify a currency
and m= to specify a market
You can get current prices on TradeNet from any mobile in any country. You can even specify countries, markets and currencies to customize your response. In some countries your local mobile operator will provide a short code service. If not, send your text request to our international number +233246499999. Obviously, we can only provide price information for the countries featured on tradenet.
find out the special code that represents the commodity you are interested in. These codes may differ from country to country. Visit tradenet.biz/codes to view the codes for any country.
send your sms to the special short code number offered by your operator, or to +233246499999 if you don't know the local short code.
you will receive an answer within a few seconds that gives you the current prices for whatever different markets we have current price information.
understanding the message
a message may be delivered that looks like this:
MAiW-GHC/kg-whs: AGON2480 HOHO1350 KOFO2100 KUMA1400 MANK1800 SEKO2255 TAMA1300 brought to you by IFDC/Mistowa. 08/10/06
MAIW = the commodity: maizewhite
GHC = the currency: ghana cedi
/kg = per kilogram
whs = wholesale (ret=retail)
AGON = market abbreviation
2480 = current price
to get prices in a different country
After the commodity keyword, leave a space and then enter the three letter country code (eg. ‘maiw gha’ for maize white in Ghana).
to get prices in a specific currency
Add ‘c=XXX’ where XXX is the three letter code for your currency. (eg. ‘maiw c=USD’ for maize white in US dollars)
to get prices in a specific market
Add ‘m=XXXX’ where XXXX is the four letter code for your market. (eg. ‘miaw m=agbo’ for maize white in agbogbloshie market).
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