txtNation, the award-winning leader in global mobile messaging and billing, this week announced the release of an extension to their worldwide HLR offering. It is now possible in the United Kingdom, on all major networks apart from Vodafone, to see if a number is residing on a contracted monthly plan or, where 38% of the UK market own, pre-paid SIM cards. The lookup is performed just by providing a mobile phone number, apart from on network Three where an IMSI is also required.

txtNation as of late has seen increased demand for the service from companies offering calling cards, reverse calling, MVNO’s, mobile topup providers, payday loan and traditional loan companies, marketing and data list providers, ridesharing, ticketing, virtual credit cards, digital wallet top-ups, clients requiring fraud screening, amongst others.

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Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA, & held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, February 27th to March 2nd.

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txtNation has been featured as one of the companies to watch for in the A2P SMS Market: Drivers, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2022 report.

The study covers and analyzes the Americas A2P SMS market. Bringing out the complete key insights of the industry, the report aims to provide an opportunity for players to understand the latest trends, current market scenario, government initiatives, and technologies related to the market.

In addition, helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions. The key players are covered in this report.

Read more: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/12/15/898036/0/en/America-31-7-Billion-A2P-SMS-Market-Drivers-Opportunities-Trends-and-Forecasts-2016-2022.html

For more information about this report visit: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kz2ftn/america_a2p_sms

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:

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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:
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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.

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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.

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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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Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA, & held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 22-25 February 2016.

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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.

 

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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.