txtNation will be present at World Telemedia, Marbella.

Taking place on the 18th to 20th October 2016 at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel we hope to see you there.

 

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World Telemedia is a key “destination” for both innovative corporates and individual entrepreneurs that wish to develop new premium services using the latest technologies, distribution networks and billing solutions.

 

 

Following the recent update to MytxtNation for Billing ‘Insights’ we have released this feature for Bulk Messaging. Due to popular demand this release is now available in your MytxtNation account.

 

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Success rates and delivery reports broken down into type across all DLR’s and works across all API’s for Bulk Messaging.

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Take a closer look by logging into your account and checking out ‘Messaging, Insights’.

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txtNation’s Michael Whelan Wins Finance Monthly CEO Award for 2016.

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The second time this has been awarded to txtNation CEO Michael Whelan, Finance Monthly’s research team draws on the views of thousands of stakeholders including investors, analysts, executives, employees, and media professionals worldwide to compile its annual CEO Awards.

The results from the research process used in combination with award nominations to publish a list of the great and the good who have demonstrated the critical success factors needed to be a great leader, and a great CEO.

Previously discussed Mobile Web flow for Header Enrichment with operator payment pages. e.g. 3g, 4g flow using OBS.

See our Blog on this:

http://blog.txtnation.com/south-africa-obs-msisdn-forwarding-and-flows-wifi-mobile-web

 

The WIFI flow for South Africa is as simple as entering a mobile number and then confirming the PIN.

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Subscription flow WIFI:

1. Landing page

2. User selects what they want

3. MSISDN entered

4. User receives an SMS with link:  Vodacom: Confirm with SMS.  CellC, MTN: open link and click confirm

5. Confirmation page

6. Subscription starts

We are excited to announce a new feature in MytxtNation, our online panel. ‘Insights’ allows clients to view all Mobile Billing activity across Direct Billing and Premium SMS services in much more detail than ever before.

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Key data allows you to forecast future payment trends and deliver the best customer growth and revenue performance.

Our ‘Insights’ analytics tool provides a unified view of your Mobile Billing performance, your customers, what they are buying and how much they are spending.

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Marketing can build stronger services by being optimised and targeted to generate maximum customer engagement across incremental or subscription revenues.

Insights will enable you from your MytxtNation account to view the following:

  • User spend (eup)
    • One time
    • Subscriptions
  • Attempted payments
  • Payments cancelled  e.g. stopped
  • Payment rejected  e.g. insufficient funds, spend limit.
  • Errors  e.g. network timeouts, system level.
  • Refunds (coming soon).

 

txtNation ‘Insights’ saves time, provides unparalleled information on user spend, allows you to adapt your marketing strategy directly.

Real time Billing Insights that matter most for your business.

txtNation offers detailed insights into all Mobile Billing and real-time trends, so you can adapt your mobile strategy directly. It provides views into the status and performance of your campaigns.

  •  Direct recognition of technical or billing flow bottlenecks.
  •  General overviews for trends, billing rates and end user spend.
  •  Measure ARPU (Average Revenue per user).
  •  Free for every txtNation client.

 

To use the new ‘Insights’ section, go to http://my.txtnation.com – section Billing, ‘Insights’.

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Keep up to date of recent updates to MytxtNation on our Blog.

Elisa Mobile Internet Billing Service enables service providers to resolve the end users MSISDN number for charging purposes and to send billing requests to Elisa.

With the Elisa Mobile Internet Billing, companies can charge end users through operator billing when the service is provided via a mobile data or broadband connection (IP connection).

 

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Elisa and Saunalahati control over 30% of the Finnish mobile market.

The process for obtaining an MSISDN through Elisa and Saunalahti is made up of three main actions:

 

View the Elisa API for Direct Billing.

View MSISDN Forwarding Header Enrichment API.

To get setup for MSISDN Enrichment for Single Click on Sonera the following must be enabled:

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1 HTTP header enrichment (MSISDN forwarding)

The service provider needs to provide the DNS name where the Service is situated. For example: m.yourdomain.com. Sonera adds the MSISDN to the header first in the header row.

2. IP Configurations

Sonera’s header enriched traffic is coming from the following IP-address range: [188.238.0.0/16 ] and [109.240.0.0/16]. Please add to your firewall.

3. Testing the HTTP header enrichment (MSISDN forwarding).

After txtNation has informed Sonera about service domain(s) and Sonera has informed txtNation that it is ok to test the service can be tested. If the header is shown ‘HTTP header enrichment test is concluded and can now be setup with Mobile Billing for end user charging.

API: http://wiki.txtnation.com/wiki/MSISDN_Forwarding_Finland

Read more on Finland Billing Flows.

 

 

More and more social and dating sites are starting to realise the potential of Mobile Billing. More recently, txtNation are working with several of the largest dating sites who have rolled out with operator billing.

Most are finding its use on mobile websites and apps where it is most effective. Many that include it for their desktop sites also find it has a far greater spend than credit card. With most mobile users taking advantage of both one time and subscription payments using mobile billing it’s no wonder its popularity is soaring and is being seen as a better alternative than credit card.

 

Dating Operator Billing

txtNation has signed an agreement to provide Mobile Billing services to a leading online social and dating networking service.

The agreement follows successful technical integration and includes txtNation’s Mobile Billing services where txtNation provides direct operator billing across multiple markets.

Michael Whelan, txtNation CEO comments: “I am pleased to see the roll out of another social and dating service using our direct operator billing connections. Social and dating is one of the high growth verticals and I see this contract as another testimony of txtNation’s position of being a leader in this area of Mobile Billing. txtNation’s mobile billing service flows and direct coverage are proving to be a good fit for this market.”

txtNation has signed agreements with several of the largest social services in the last year.

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