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.
To get setup for MSISDN Enrichment for Single Click on Sonera the following must be enabled:
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: [126.96.36.199/16 ] and [188.8.131.52/16]. 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.
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.
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.
txtNation have put live its newest direct connection in Ireland on the fast growing Tesco Mobile network.
Now out of testing, the connection went live today. Currently setup for Mobile Billing and Short Codes across Standard Rate, Free to End User and also Premium SMS on a wide range of price points.
Michael Whelan, CEO txtNation commented, “This is a big value add for Irish service providers who will now benefit from a network with a growing market share via our direct network connections.”
Tesco Mobile Ireland said its customer base rose by more than 40 per cent last year. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which is a joint venture between retail giant Tesco and Three, gives it a 5.9 per cent market share. Source Irishtimes.
For more information on Ireland please contact us.
txtNation delivers Charge to Mobile with Payforit in the UK for several large Gambling services.
Example Screenshots below showing Payforit being used for first time deposits up to £30.
Payforit New screen updates can be seen below. Note the new buttons and removal of price on the button.
Screenshots from our client Qeep using Payforit for Billing.
Mobile Web (MSISDN Enrichment):
Material for your website:
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):
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.
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’.