Google has now officially approved our SMS add-on so you can send messages from data lists directly from Google Docs’s Sheets web app or by uploading compatible spreadsheets to Google Docs from the likes of Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.

 

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txtNation Bulk SMS from Google Docs SMS

 

txtNation’s Google Doc Bulk SMS Add-On

Simply use your secure txtNation credentials to authenticate and start sending messages based on any of your data lists, funded by your existing credits package.google 3

 

You can read all about using this add-on by visiting our knowledge base article.

 

Since our launch of ‘Single-Click’ in Ireland we have had many services go on to request more URL’s for white listing, such is the demand for this market.

We are happy to share a recent example of a service using Header Enrichment in Ireland from our API.

Example (Screenshot from mobile phone):

Ireland WAP Billing

Don’t forget you can charge up to 10 euro on this superb billing service!

Read more on setting up this flow for header enrichment in Ireland on our FAQ.

 

 

29. June 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Advice, UK

txtNation’s Jason Shaw attended the recent PPP seminar, 24th June 2015, discussing how these Special conditions will take effect and be enforced under the new Code. Key points can be found below:

  • All aggregators have been advised to wait until the statement is issued before any changes or implementations are made. This will be out this week.
  • The main issue was they are planning on removing 2 of the 12 special conditions and any service categories that use higher tariffs will for now NOT be under special conditions.
  • They are also working on a proposal to remove conditions for voice based Text charge services.
  • One contentious point was the cost indicators on voice calls. As Ofcom and PPP are allowing charges up to £45 they want alerts on £15 and actual customer affirmation on £30.
  • The service operators are saying that few people have the actual systems to implement this. This subject will be ongoing. The MNO’s still only allow £30.

 

TexyFi allows you to send and receive messages in all languages. Communicate with family and friends by sending SMS, photos and more. Find TexyFi users around the world and be friends with them without worrying about language barrier.

Using txtNation’s Mobile Billing API they can now accept mobile payments from operator billing in there core markets, Asia, Middle East, and UK.

Alongside this TexyFi are using virtual mobile numbers for users who wish to communicate ‘off app’.

txtNation Mobile Billing

 

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WAP Billing, Header Enrichment (MSISDN Forwarding) is available on all 3 major networks in South Africa:

MTN, Cell-C and Vodacom*

 

Network Payment pages

Each network has their own payment page with little or no customisation options.

Example MTN page the user will see  (Cell-C and Vodacom similar):

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Read more on South Africa Billing and how you can use ‘Silent Billing’:

http://www.txtnation.com/mobile-billing/obs-southafrica

Read more on the markets we support header enrichment to enable single-click or optimised mobile web billing:

http://www.txtnation.com/mobile-billing/msisdn-forwarding

To get set up for the best mobile billing flow for South Africa, contact us today.

 *With approval.

 

 

Several members of txtNation, CEO Michael Whelan, Head of Account Management, Ana Reed-Davies and Jason Shaw of the New Business development team where present at the mPAYMENTS Summit on Tuesday for the day’s event.

As well as sponsoring the event, we where active on the panels and presentations which had focus on Direct billing in the UK market to which many service providers and other aggregators where present.

One of the more interesting topics focused around the future of direct operator billing – aka Charge to Bill in the UK Payforit and moving into physical products which was contributed to by many of the networks and aggregators. Some photos from the show can be seen below:

 

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We are pleased with the feedback and response to our recent updates to our flagship web panel, MytxtNation, and have introduced more features in the past week to enhance your use of our key tools.

  • Social login – Use Linkedin or GooglePlus to login or register accounts.
  • Faster page load speed across all of the web platform.
  • Enhanced reporting, including enhanced load speed on analytic’s.
  • New currency accounts added, Swiss Rand (CHF) and South African rand (ZAR).
  • Download or archive data in larger file sizes for exporting.

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In the coming weeks we will be unveiling our updated invoicing system, built into MytxtNation.

http://my.txtnation.com

txtNation’s compliance officer Brooklyn Bhandari attended premium telecoms regulator PhonepayPlus’s recent seminar on compliance.

The meet-up on 27th May focussed on Due Diligence, Risk Assessment and Control (DDRAC), outlining changes to the new Code of Practice governing premium-rate mobile services in the UK.

txtNation remains committed to best practice to ensure consumers receive secure, reliable services and that our clients are able to deliver exciting and innovative new business models whilst maintaining compliance with key requirements.

We are proud to work alongside our clients and the wider industry to learn and influence how services are undertaken.

PhonepayPlus has now made their presentation available for anyone to view (PDF).