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).

 

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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.

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.

 

 

More and more social and dating sites are starting to realise the potential of Mobile Billing. More recently, txtNation are working with several of the largest dating sites who have rolled out with operator billing.

Most are finding its use on mobile websites and apps where it is most effective. Many that include it for their desktop sites also find it has a far greater spend than credit card. With most mobile users taking advantage of both one time and subscription payments using mobile billing it’s no wonder its popularity is soaring and is being seen as a better alternative than credit card.

 

Dating Operator Billing

txtNation has signed an agreement to provide Mobile Billing services to a leading online social and dating networking service.

The agreement follows successful technical integration and includes txtNation’s Mobile Billing services where txtNation provides direct operator billing across multiple markets.

Michael Whelan, txtNation CEO comments: “I am pleased to see the roll out of another social and dating service using our direct operator billing connections. Social and dating is one of the high growth verticals and I see this contract as another testimony of txtNation’s position of being a leader in this area of Mobile Billing. txtNation’s mobile billing service flows and direct coverage are proving to be a good fit for this market.”

txtNation has signed agreements with several of the largest social services in the last year.

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txtNation have signed to be be present at Ice in London, 2nd to 4th February.

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With the launch of billing for several casinos and iGaming services, txtNation will be hoping to push further in this sector and showcasing Mobile Billing and market options.

Related: http://blog.txtnation.com/txtnation-delivers-charge-to-mobile-with-payforit-in-the-uk-for-several-large-gambling-services/

Read more on our iGaming initiative on our Slideshare presentations:

Michael Whelan discuss the current state of mobile billing service in the European market.

Mobile billing services is a concept that is still trying to gain a foothold in the online gambling industry, but there are markets that have started to accept mobile payments as a better alternative to the traditional credit card billing.

They’re becoming more comfortable with it, especially in the Nordic countries where we do a lot of business. In the UK, it’s catching on as well,” Whelan told CalvinAyre.com.

Mobile Billing

txtNation, Whelan said, is connected to at least 40 operators worldwide for billing and provides single-click payments in around eight to 10 of the markets, including Switzerland.

View the video from CalvinAyre.com.

As part of txtNation’s sponsorship and presence at Telemedia Prague earlier this week. CEO Michael Whelan was presenting various billing flows and options, being on hand to discuss the range of billing options txtNation has with direct operator connections.

View the slides from txtNation’s presentation on billing flows.

Presentation Prague from CEO txtNation