Mobile Billing - get started with Premium Rate SMS
Communicloud offer a Mobile Billing platform to allow you to generate revenue using SMS.
Mobile Billing allows you to charge a premium for an SMS received by an end user from our platform. These will always originate from a 5 digit shortcode number such as 82055 or 81888 for example.
In order to send an end user a "premium rate SMS" they must first opt in by interacting with your premium service.
Operators of premium rate services who wish to offer Mobile Billing must adhere to a strict code of conduct and are regulated by a regulatory body called PhonePayPlus.
What services do we offer?
We offer a number of services which can use our Mobile Billing platform such as:
What amount can end users be charged?
The amounts vary per provider. Communicloud offer 25p, 50p, £1.00, £1.50 and £2.50
How much do you receive from each text?
The amount you receive varies per network as each network pays differently and the VAT amount varies depending on the rate.
If you would like a copy of our comprehensive outpayment table which shows how much you can receive from each transaction, feel free to contact us and we will email one back to you.
Your 5 digit shortcode for Mobile Billing
You can operate one or more services on our shared shortcodes and these can be set up almost immediately. You can use all the rates we offer with your service from 25p - £4.50 to suit your service.
All premium services require users register with PhonePayPlus as an operator. Why not read our page on premium rate compliance.
Talk to use.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to call us 033 33 444 959 and we will provide the best solution for you.
Ready to get started?
Why not try our services. Open a free account and we'll talk you through it.