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USA / Shared Code Requirements and Restrictions

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For promotion requirements, see http://clients.txtnation.com/entries/60842-usa-shared-code-sms-opt-in-requirements-and-restrictions and http://clients.txtnation.com/entries/203103-usa-shared-code-web-based-opt-in-pin-requirements-and-restrictions.

 

Q: What billing models are allowed on your shared codes? 

 

A: MO billing is not supported in USA, only MT. You can only do subscription billing using the Alerts and Subscriptions Module or via the txtNation Gateway. Using our 96527 Alerts and Subscriptions code you have the choice of billing 4.99 or 9.99 per month.

The supported carrier list at 9.99 would be:

Alltel, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

If you were to operate at 4.99 it is allowed by more carriers:

Alltel, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Boost, Cellular One (Dobson), Virgin.

 

Using 23333 you can perform transactional billing on the following:

   
Operators

  Tarrif Alltel AT&T Boost US Cellular Dobson Cricket Nextel Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Virgin

  0.99 Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No

  2.99 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No

  4.99 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No

  9.99 Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No

 

 

FAQ: Can we run sweepstakes / trivia / voting / info messages in USA?
Yes, if you have purchased a package that allows you to run sweepstakes / trivia / voting / info messages on txtNation's 40841 shortcode, you can operate at $.25, $.50, $.99, $1.99 and $2.99.
Certified carriers include:
ATT
Verizon (No sweeps)
Tmobile (No sweeps)
Sprint
Nextel
Boost
Virgin
Cellular One (*$.25 not supported)
Alltel (*$.25, $.50 not supported)
Cricket 
Please note Verizon and T-Mobile are not permitted for Sweeps / Trivia, however you are able to run an Info Messages or Voting campaign on the above shortcode 40841 tariffs. This means that you can run Voting / Info Messages on $.25, $.50, $.99, $1.99 and $2.99 on Verizon, T-Mobile, ATT, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Virgin, Cellular One*, Alltel* and Crick

Q: Can we run sweepstakes / trivia / voting / info messages / content in USA?

 

A: Yes, if you have purchased a package that allows you to run sweepstakes / trivia / voting / info messages / content on txtNation's 23333 shortcode, you can operate these on the same price points as the table above, e.g. $0.99, $2.99, $4.99 and $9.99, additional carrier restrictions may apply depending on the campaign. 

When speaking with a txtNation Business representative they will explain how you should run these services in the USA.

For clients setting up we also provide a 'promotions launcher' package which will provide you with everything you need to ensure you promote your services in a compliant way.

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