20. May 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: hlr

If you have not looked at using HLR Lookup for Premium Billing then look again.

For customers on Wifi, service providers can use HLR to benefit their advertising and save costs.

Why use HLR for Premium Billing?

HLR can save money on acquisition costs by identifying if the service provider should send the opt in (PIN, OTP or Keyword).

Main uses:


Use look up to check network to see if traffic source is on the advertisers cpa.

Use look up to check if number entered is active and if user is valid.

 HLR Lookup for Billing

Once the number is checked using HLR, you can:

Send PIN or keyword information when mobile number is correct.

Send PIN or keyword information when network is correct.

For Bulk routing:

Send PIN or keyword information on best possible bulk route.

For Subscriptions:

You can periodically HLR users to make sure your subscribers are active.

Try our HLR Lookup today.

Working with the best Mobile Billing flow is often key for Billing success. It may be worth to use PIN with Link on verification for opt ins.

The process is more robust and secure than Keyword verification.

  • Using your web form you will get a PIN and LINK
  • Users click on the link to complete the process (or enter the PIN)
  • The PIN or LINK will not work if on a different device.



For Desktop user inputting MSISDN and subsequently PIN, independently.



For Mobile send out an embedded link (instead of PIN).


Contact us for more information and pricing.




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.


World Telemedia




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.



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





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

Insights Header



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


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:



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



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.


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.


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’.


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).



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.