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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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’.

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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.

 

 

FrontlineSMS and FrontlineCloud has added txtNation to deliver SMS messages on their latest version of their Cloud Technology.

FrontlineSMS was one of the first platforms to help harness the power of mobile technology for social change. Having seen how SMS was widely used in sub-saharan Africa in 2004, their Founder Ken Banks built and launched the first prototype of FrontlineSMS in 2005.

Skipping forward, in 2014, FrontlineSync, added a new Android SMS gateway app. Together, FrontlineSMS, FrontlineCloud and FrontlineSync provide end-to-end support for our users for SMS and missed calls, whoever and wherever they are. They deliver on the tremendous potential of the professional use of SMS to engage customers, clients, and citizens, through their platforms, consulting, the community they bring together and the resources wthey share.

You can see how customers are using Frontline below, using txtNation’s gateway for both One-Way Bulk SMS and Two-Way SMS.

 

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txtNation has finalised a deal with a UK mobile apps development team, responsible for creating mobile apps for restaurants and eateries all over the UK and Ireland.

txtNation is now working with over 500 apps in the marketplace with over 100 developing specifically for high street eateries.

Using txtNation’s Bulk SMS Gateway and Virtual mobile numbers, app developers worldwide can create compelling two-way SMS communications.

The integration allows compete SMS ordering via their mobile site, app or advertisement, built within a full integrated ordering system.

Michael Whelan CEO txtNation, commented “Our virtual numbers enable SMS and voice communications to eateries all over the country. They have proven extremely popular, instead of short codes which can be cost prohibitive for each franchise, as well as being dedicated, serving the functionality of a normal mobile number. If a user wants to order they SMS, if they want a menu they SMS and if they want a receipt they get an SMS.

Working with app developers directly has resulted in SMS functionality built into their apps as well as the eateries other direct channels. The biggest advantage of course, is that users can be ‘off site’ or ‘off app’ to be able to interact with the eatery.”

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Example of an eatery, powered using the white label app service, found on Google Play store:

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For more information on Two-Way SMS, including Virtual Mobile Numbers, please see http://www.txtnation.com/mobile-messaging/virtual-numbers

View our Two-Way SMS API.

We are delighted to announce that the latest version of our control panel, MytxtNation, has been released to all clients.
This latest release features improvements to the account balance, navigation and other visual improvements to enhance your use of our award-winning services.
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The key new feature is removing our long-standing 4-day processing time in reconciling some financial data due to legacy issues with our previous accounting systems. With the new release, we can better advise you on the financial success of your mobile billing related transactions by providing up-to-the-minute guidance on your revenues. This makes MytxtNation even more “real time” than in previous versions.
We will still have our usual reconciliation process ahead of paying revenue, but we think many of our clients will benefit from having a much more responsive feel for their key financials.
We have made improvements to the look of our API pages and made it a better experience for new clients, with more intuitive navigation to get you started with our services, and a number of improvements to the information on the Dashboard.
Please talk with your account manager if you have any questions or feedback about our flagship online panel. We are keen to hear what you think.
Not got an account with txtNation yet? Go to: http://my.txtnation.com.

Leading SMS Messaging Aggregator, txtNation have announced they have released a new, next generation SMSC in a bid to mix it with the best, in the SMS wholesale market.

Substantial investments over the last year have enabled txtNation to add further functionality and routing options to their messaging services.

txtNation are responsible for terminating hundreds of millions of SMS messages and HLR lookups each month. The new SMSC has been plugged in to their already well established direct mobile operator connections and to improve this growth further they have added a scalable infrastructure that is required to facilitate the high volume of messages.

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One of the main reasons for adding the new SMSC was the demand to support SS7 and Sigtran connectivity. These features have now been added with many other new features including an advanced low cost routing platform with flexible service based logic, home routing functionality, multiple improvements across filters and messaging rules, increased monitoring and reporting, pricing control and a focus on reducing network demands; meaning the removal of additional capacity on HLR.

txtNation claim they can now process a throughput in excess of 2000tps via their new SMSC and alongside this they can provide a newly revised fully global A-Z routing table for wholesale clients who demand stable, quality routing and pricing.

Access to the rapid availability of bulk SMS messaging rates from mobile operators globally, is all part of the new interconnection options now available from this set up. All of this extra value meaning the business is in an enviable position to deliver on their promise on high quality global messaging.

Michael Whelan CEO, txtNation commented “Our new SMSC gives us improved throughput and pricing options for our clients internationally across SMS termination and HLR Lookup. Clients can now take advantage of our new features and improved coverage with our wide range of API options.

By skipping messaging partners in the middle and brokering with the telco’s direct, provides our clients with higher throughput, improved service levels and better pricing options.”

txtNation’s proven track record in the industry as a leading aggregator, working in multiple markets and being renowned for SMS termination, has led to much interest from clients.

To coincide with this, a specialist business development team based in Manchester, England is currently being set up, focussing on wholesale SMS messaging with it’s aim to follow on from txtNation’s Enterprise success.

Paul Adams, txtNation Head of Messaging commented, “Earlier this year we decided to make a significant financial investment into our infrastructure with a new SMSC, plugging in our already established forty plus direct mobile operator connections and adding further wholesale routes. To celebrate the launch of our new SMSC we are offering fixed rates for the next couple of months, for those signed up by the 6th October.

We are all looking forward to a very successful 2015, welcoming our new wholesale team and watching them play a major part in our future success.”

txtNation are offering interested businesses the opportunity to test out their new SMSC by emailing wholesale@txtnation.com.

You can find out more about txtNation and it’s mobile messaging by visiting http://www.txtnation.com/about/call/, emailing sales@txtnation.com or calling +44 (0)203 283 8828. Latest news can be found on txtNation’s blog at http://blog.txtnation.com.

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.”

 

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