Charge to Mobile (aka Charge to Bill) is the UK’s Direct Operator Billing and we have been working hard on a new and improved version. Payforit is the mobile payment scheme, currently on version 5.

Our previous Charge to Mobile services were a hybrid of direct connections and 3rd party front end using Payforit. The new one, is our own, from the ground up showing our own front end utilising our direct connections.

Soon clients will be able to sign up to Charge to Mobile from their My,txtNation accounts, create multiple campaigns, try them out in “sandbox” mode, and view rich statistics. Platform tools also allow us to customise and monitor Charge to Mobile in optimal new ways.

Sneak Peak Screenshots:


More crucially, given how changeable our industry is (particularly with Payforit), we have left huge scope for future changes and improvements by using a flexible architecture that will accommodate many of the demands we anticipate in the months and years ahead. For example its a possible with the new payment flows being released, that deeper integration will be possible for Charge to Mobile, meaning less of the Payforit brand and flow and more customisations into the merchants website.

We can turn off or turn on particular flows and operators for clients, a marketers dream!

Indeed, it has been a significant challenge for us to design and implement a series of solutions that meet the needs of the business not only today but tomorrow.

txtNation has worked really hard and smart on this substantial and complicated platform, which is sure to pivot us in a wonderful new direction: to a world in which clients can sign up and use our services more quickly and where our platform can evolve intelligently to give us the edge over our competitors, as well as opening up further opportunities to provide value-added services.

Our work is not over though, and in getting your feedback we stand the best possible chance of finding any remaining issues we can address before a public Beta launch in September. A number of you will be invited to exclusive demos and we’ll link the rest of you to test versions of our new software in due course.

In the mean time, find some screenshots and features below:


Charge to Mobile



Client Feature Highlights:

๏ New and existing clients can create Charge to Mobile campaigns in My in a few minutes at any time of day or night.

๏ Create a testable “sandbox” campaign instantly, to integrate and play with key Charge to Mobile features.

๏ Sandbox campaigns only require a few key settings to get started and the client only has to complete all the settings when they are ready to go live.

Charge to Mobile


This is a significant project, and perhaps the largest scale project we’ve ever undertaken, combining many separate systems that work in tandem. Each system is responsible for just a few key functions, tailored to specific business goals. This greatly improves the transparency, scalability, maintainability and flexibility of the platform.

In future, development on new billing products could be accelerated by using Charge to Mobile APIs to queue, query and charge. In this way, our forthcoming release of Charge to Mobile is not only a highly advanced version of Direct Operator Billing, but a signal of our future direction.

Your feedback is essential as we work towards an initial public Beta release in September, which will involve a real-world “stability phase” as we transition existing clients to Charge to Mobile before a wider general release.


txtNation are a API and intermediary for Payforit.


We have added Script support to our Wholesale Bulk SMS API.

For those wanting access to these simply request from your account or contact us.

After signing up, use these libraries to incorporate into your current systems.


Bulk SMS



Find these on Bulk SMS scripts on GitHub.


Scripts for Bulk SMS sending

Our Bulk SMS API is reliable, scalable and flexible based on your messaging requirements. Choose from our ready-made scripting languages, which offer simple modification to start sending.

Read more on our Bulk SMS scripts.

txtNation will be present at dmexco, Webmaster Access and iDate


dmexco 2016 will be held on the exhibition grounds in Cologne on September 14 and 15. The expo presents all the relevant brands of the digiconomy. The focus is on dialogue and that certainly pays off. The comprehensive global exposition is the heart of dmexco. Around 50,000+ visitors and more than 950 exhibitors are expected in 2016.

To arrange a meeting, contact us.

When: 14 September to 15 September 2016

Where: Cologne, Germany

Webmaster Access is the largest webmaster show in Europe with over 1500 attendees and 30+ countries represented. 

To arrange a meeting, contact us.

When: 15 September to 19 September 2016

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

iDate is attended by owners and senior executives in the dating & matchmaking market. Subjects at the summit include: personality profiling, business planning, mobile, mergers, acquisitions, advertisement methods, wireless, payments, funding, legal, and new technology.

To arrange a meeting, contact us.

When: 26 September to 28 September 2016

Where: London, UK

txtNation will sponsor this years World Telemedia, Marbella.

Taking place on the 18th to 20th October 2016 at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel, txtNation will have a booth and stand at the event.

World Telemedia

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

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.

Affiliate Summit East 2016 is taking place July 31 to August 2 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.




txtNation attending the show, will be presenting all the latest mobile payment flows in their direct markets.

The conference and trade show offers attendees: three trade show areas packed with affiliates, merchants and technology.

Make sure you get your tickets soon and book a meeting with us.




txtNation is delighted to announce that following our recent shortlist we are confirmed as the winner of a 2016 Global Award.

Finance Monthly Awards Winner



Mobile Phone Company Firm of the Year


This award is on the back of txtNation CEO, Michael Whelan winning the CEO award.

You can read more on these awards and the winners on the Finance Monthly website:

In the first quarter of 2016 Finance Monthly asked their subscribers to cast their vote. Between March and May a total number of 17,887 votes were registered with the Finance Monthly research team. In order to determine the winners, the following points were considered:

  • The number of unique nominations received
  • Amount of documented activity within the last 12 months in comparison to industry peers
  • Involvement in significant deals, cases, notable work, innovation in products and services
  • Recognised expertise
  • Innovation in client care
  • Size (value) of involvement within transactions, deals and cases
  • Supporting material, covering statements and evidence supplied

Taking a look inside MytxtNation and clicking on ‘Insights’ you will see more new incredible metrics that have been added.

Let’s take a closer look at all the additions.

Churn Rate

Currently available for UK Payforit. This metric is mainly relevant to clients using subscriptions, but can be also used for one-time billing.

Measuring how many users decide to continue paying for a subscription, what is the average length of a mobile billing subscription and the lifetime value of a customer allows you to evaluate the performance of your marketing.



Available across all countries with Mobile Billing. Shows the Average Revenue Per User, per market.



Currently available for UK Payforit. You can search for an end user or transaction and get a full payment breakdown over the subscription period.

View attempted billing, total user spend and failed billing to a particular user.

Insights Subscribers



View projected user spend:

Insights Projected


You can also view a timeline of billing.

Insights Timeline


These features compliment all the other metrics we recently added.

Login to your account to view:

Mobile Billing and Messaging aggregator txtNation today announced they have added further routing in their popular and market-leading HLR Lookup product. txtNation claim to have added several new MNO routes for HLR Lookup. Currently used by SMS aggregators, service providers in mobile billing and messaging, the HLR Lookup service enables real time validity of a mobile number and gives operator identification and roaming information. For SMS aggregators and service providers alike, this improves revenue margins by reducing routing inaccuracies.

Harnessing the power of txtNation’s SMSC and supporting infrastructure, HLR Lookup provides SMS aggregators and service providers with the most detailed mobile number information on the market. txtNation’s vast array of messaging connections to the SS7 mobile signalling network enable full access to operator Home Location Registers (HLRs) for high quality of service.

“With the increasing popularity of mobile number portability (MNP) and routing for bulk sms, it is becoming increasingly important to make sure we have routes into markets where service providers can check a mobile number.” said Michael Whelan, CEO, txtNation. “Quite simply, the more routes the better, for redundancy and price”.

Read more on txtNation’s HLR Lookup and SMS.