txtNation have been awarded for the fourth year running the ME Top 50 Mobile Innovators for 2014!

Mobile Entertainment’s Top 50 Mobile Innovators is an annual list of the most important and cutting edge businesses in mobile.

Now in it’s fourth year, the Top 50 has championed some of the most influential firms in mobile, many of them ‘before they were famous’.

Michael Whelan, txtNation CEO quotes “To win this award for the fourth year running is a great achievement for us. We look forward to the event and meeting the other winners.”


ME Top 50 Awards


cp1We are delighted to announce that we have launched updates to our MytxtNation Online Panel, giving you increased visibility of your mobile billing and messaging campaigns, as well as providing you with a home for all your questions to support.

You can access the MytxtNation Panel and login with your usual username and password. If you do not have this, please contact your account manager.

Billing & Messaging

Through MytxtNation, you can track your balance and activity for mobile billing and messaging. You can see how your payments campaigns are performing. Split into balance and activity, this section of the control panel shows you how much money you have made (by country) and how many mobile billing related transactions have been sent and received.


On the messaging side, you can track your delivery rates by country, allowing you to see whether your users are receiving your messages. Our mobile messaging analytic platform is extremely powerful, enabling you to make the most of your mobile marketing.


The new API section of MytxtNation allows you to see the APIs you are currently using and to request access to use other APIs across HTTP, XML and SMPP.

inbox1Support Messages

Stay up to date with the latest, and speak directly to our support team through MytxtNation. Our inbox allows you to see support updates, as well as direct messages relating to your campaign. You can also chat with our live chat operators by clicking the live chat widget on the bottom right hand side of the control panel.


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Wholesale World CongressSeveral members of txtNation’s Business Development team, including Paul Adams, Head of Messaging are attending the Wholesale World Congress in Madrid on 3rd – 4th September.

The Wholesale World Congress (WWC) is the meeting point for the international telecoms wholesale community. It is an event for the entire industry with participants from all areas of the wholesale telecom industry including Tier 1, 2 and 3 carriers, mobile / wireless operators, ISPs, VoIP providers and technology partners from the voice, data, satellite, sub-sea and fixed-line markets.

txtNation is a leading provider of mobile messaging solutions. We connect to mobile network operators worldwide, offering more reliability for our clients.

Our range of SMS APIs are easy to understand and provide high throughput HTTP, SMPP, SMTP, FTP and XML API options so you can maintain a direct link of communication with your customers in the most effective and economical way possible.

We also offer extensive reporting through our MytxtNation control panel, where you can see statistics broken down by country and success rates for your campaigns.

If you would like to discuss how bulk SMS can benefit your business, or to arrange a meeting with us at Wholesale World Congress in Madrid, Spain, please contact us.

China JoySeveral members of txtNation’s Business Development team, including our Head of Business Development for Asia are attending China Joy in Shanghai, China on 31st July – 3 August.

China Joy is the leading platform for the comprehensive development of Chinese electronics products. Organized by Howell International Trade Fair Limited, it is staged at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

txtNation has worked with a number of clients in China, offering in-app billing solutions to allow them to monetise their mobile games and apps through content wrap and unlock options. We are a trusted provider of mobile payments solutions and through our API can enable content providers to accept payments via mobile, increasing their conversion rates.

Our in-app billing solution allows businesses to offer a ‘try and buy’ model. This means that end-users can use the game of application, then unlock more features. Mobile billing requires no registration and fewer forms to fill in than credit card payments, therefore cutting drop-off rates.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with us at China Joy, please contact us and read more about our in-app billing solution.

28. July 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: Awards

Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2014 Winners AnnouncedtxtNation’s CEO, Michael Whelan has been named as a winner of the Finance Monthly CEO Award, which celebrates the success, innovation and vision of CEOs across a number of different sectors across the world.

Other CEOs named as award winners include Dido Harding of TalkTalk, Ana Patricia Botín of Santander and Randall Stephenson of AT&T.

The award recognises a extraordinary individuals who have shown the strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance over the past 12 months, effectively managed all key stakeholders and prepared the organisation for the next phase of growth, and in the process, helped create an enduring organisation which has had a deep beneficial impact on a wider community and society at large.

Michael Whelan, commented on receiving this award: “I am grateful to accept this award, showcasing all the hard work through innovation over the last several years and also the development of next stage of the plan.”

Over the previous several months Finance Monthly’s research department has undertaken extensive research to identify some of the most successful and forward-thinking CEOs in business today.

Editor-in-chief, Mark Palmer commented: “The success of every organisation is down to the depth of talent that it is able to attract and the ability of a CEO to deliver commercial success by unlocking that talent. The CEOs listed within Finance Monthly’s CEO Awards publication are proven corporate leaders who deliver results and have achieved considerable success in their respective sectors.”

Michael Whelan co-founded txtNation, along with current Managing Director, Jon Rowsell over 10 years ago. The business is now one of the world’s most successful and trusted providers of mobile billing and messaging solutions.

txtNation is delighted to announce the addition of IMSI lookups to our existing stable of HLR and other lookup services in select destinations and on a case approval basis. New features provide a new level of detail about the end user’s status allowing you to offer timely, tailored new services of relevance to your customers.

This addition is the most recent of a number of improvements to the features and coverage of our HLR lookup services, which offer amazing global reach and a number of options and price points to suit many use cases.

Our team are on hand to discuss all our options with you, including several APIs that are easy to integrate, allowing you to get started today.

This follows txtNation’s launch of its Enhanced Number Lookup Services. Number lookups allow businesses to clean their data lists, therefore saving money on their SMS marketing and mobile billing.

The heavily updated HLR options from txtNation includes more data sources, including localised data checking to provide the best possible information available in real-time. Businesses can now benefit from updated coverage into more networks globally, with pinpoint accuracy.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your business can benefit from txtNation’s Number Lookup solutions, please contact us. Read more on our HLR Lookup options.

Developers, jump straight in - see our HLR API.

txtNation offers mobile payments in Switzerland, with its web optimised payment solution, enabling businesses to increase their conversion rates by offering a simple and seamless customer experience.

The Market:
Switzerland has a population of nearly 8 million and a mobile penetration rate of just over 120%. The internet penetration rate is just over 85%, with nearly 7 million users, putting the country 19th in the world. There are around 3.5 million fixed broadband users and 3.5 million mobile broadband users.

The Solution:
txtNation has linked up with the mobile network operators Swisscom, Orange and Sunrise, bringing your business to nearly 9.8 million mobile handsets in Switzerland. Our web optimised payment flow enables users to easily purchase, being charged to their mobile phone contract or pre-paid credit.

Due to our direct network connections, we can offer great payout rates. Our API is easy to integrate and our support team can help you set up quickly and easily.

Direct Operator billing is available in Swisscom with over 60% of the market share and Premium SMS across Orange and Sunrise.


Mobile customers enter their mobile number into the web page and click a button to confirm. They are then sent a Free MT message with a One-Time-Password or PIN to confirm payment.

Header Enrichment also known as MSIDSN capture for Single-Click is also available on application for mobile web flow.

Orange and Sunrise
Mobile customers enter their mobile number into the web or mobile web page and click a button to confirm. They are then sent a Free MT message – a One-Time-Password or PIN to confirm payment. MO opt-in is also available.


If you would like to discuss how your business can benefit from mobile billing in Switzerland, please contact us.

KissMyAdsWe have recently partnered with mobile advertising network, KissMyAds. A number of businesses we provide mobile billing solutions for, already work with the mobile ad network to bring in relevant traffic to their mobile optimised websites.

Using state-of-the-art web technology, KissMyAds offers customised and targeted mobile ad solutions, allowing clients to easily purchase mobile traffic. With KMA’s mobile advertising services, and txtNation’s seamless mobile payment solutions, the customer gets a quick and easy journey from awareness to action.

Consumers are shown a targeted advert on their mobile phones, when browsing the mobile web, they then click through to a mobile site, decide to purchase and are offered a mobile optimised payment solution from txtNation.

When using advertising and affiliate marketing, there are rules and regulations in certain countries. To ensure you get the most out of the service, read our article ‘Affiliate Marketing: Best Practice.

For more information on KissMyAds, visit their website, or sign up here.

Earlier this year, we launched our Russian Mobile Operator Billing solution, enabling businesses to take advantage of our high payouts and easy integration. Now, we look at key information about the market and discuss reasons to operate there, through mobile.

The Market:
With the highest mobile penetration of all the BRIC countries, at 162.36%, and a population of over 143 million, Russia is a big market to enter. Having experienced a lot of growth in the usage of mobile internet in recent years, 31.4% of Russians accessed the web on their handsets last year, which is up on 21% in 2012 and 17% in 2011.

In Russia, the majority of mobile internet users are 18-24 year olds, followed closely by 25-34 year olds. This is a key demographic for mobile payments. Credit card payments can cause high drop-off rates, due to the long payment process on mobile, so our Mobile Operator Billing solution can solve this.

The Solution:
txtNation can offer mobile web optimised payments in Russia with a seamless payment process. We can offer a large tariff range from 1rub to 5000rub as well as full technical and compliance support and dedicated account management to ensure an easy setup process.

Our Mobile Operator Billing solution allows a user to simply enter their mobile number and be charged to their contract or pre-paid credit.

Single Click:
With MSISDN forwarding, we can offer single-click mobile payments. The user’s mobile number is detected, and they therefore cut out one step of the process. They can simply click a button to pay. This is only available through application on the MTS network.

If you would like to discuss our mobile billing solutions and how they can help your business, please contact us

Accept Mobile Payments in Russia.