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Brazil - Shared Short Code Requirements and Restrictions

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Regulators 

The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Brazil - Premium SMS, Short Code Regulations for more information, however we have specific approvals for Micropayments and Content delivery services that if run correctly and with our approval, you can use our shared codes without carrier approval. 

 

 

Carriers

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Note that our shared codes do not support network Vivo in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. Minas Gerais is one of the 26 regions in Brazil. All shortcodes in Brazil do not support Vivo this region. 

 

 

Approval Process & Shared Code Regulations

To run services other than Micropayments or Mobile Content on our shared codes there is a carrier approval process for you to complete before you can go live. This involves presenting your service to the carriers so they can evaluate and approve it. 

Most service types are allowed with an approval (see full Regulations), however adult services are strictly not allowed. 

We have an existing approval for our PIN Billing service, which when using our JunglePay interface, you can bill R$4.00 without the need for carrier approval. Also, without carrier approval, but with approval from txtNation you can also build your own micropayment or content delivery service, however strict message flow guidelines apply (see Opt-in Process below).

As part of the application process for you will need to complete a txtNation Customer Care Form (CCF).

 

 

Billing Type

We currently operate both Mobile Originated (MO) and Mobile Terminated (MT) billing (coming soon) on shared lines in Brazil. See forum entry "What are the SMS billing types available?" for more information on these billing types.

 

 

Billing Amount and Frequency

With our MO billed Brazil shared codes (R$4.00+imp or R$0.31+imp), you can apply to bill the user multiples of our shared tariff by asking them to text in again, to reach your desired tariff. There are no set limits, however the carriers will need to deem it a worthy charge for the product you're offering. 

We are shortly going to have a shared MT billed code available ($0.31+imp). The maximum that you can bill on this code is 3 times per user per day up to 7 days per week. 

 

 

Opt-in Process

All lines in Brazil require a double opt-in, regardless of if they are MO or MT billed. It is a unique setup in Brazil that we have seen nowhere else in the world where they have the technical ability to perform a double opt-in on an MO billed code that doesnt charge the user twice. The carriers manage this double opt-in for you, and you do not see the messages until the user has completed the double opt-in. The double opt-in message that the user will see looks like: 

Confirme a compra de RS4,00+imp. Envie SIM p/ {shortcode}. Informações: wap.xxx.com

English translation:

Please confirm your purchase of RS4,00+imp. Send SIM to {shortcode}. Information in: wap.xxx.com

Depending on the nature of the service there may be the opportunity for the double opt-in message to contain a link to your terms and conditions.  

Micropayments service via our mPUSH approval

 

 

This is covered by our shared approval and no prior permission is required from operators. Using the mBILL platform your "message" variable should contain only a 6 (six) digit pincode a-z, 0-9. Our system will place this code into an image and assign the image a wap link. The wap link will be placed in a pre-approved message and sent to the users phone. Messages we send per carrier are as follows:
Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.
Claro - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Tim - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Oi - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Mobile Content Service via our mPUSH approval
MO: Your keyword 
MTs per carrier
Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.
Claro - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Tim - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Oi - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Error messages (in the case of incorrect keyword structure used) for all carriers: Comando inválido. Verifique o comando correto ou entre em contato com support@txtnation.com 
Micropayments service via our mENABLE approval
This service flow requires prior operator approval, you must submit your website (in Portuguese) and apply for a dedicated keyword. Please contact support for more information. 
MO: Your keyword 
MTs per carrier
Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.
Claro - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Tim - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Oi - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com
Please note if you are using mBILL to process Micropayments and you wish to send additional message contents, please contact your account manager to arrange for bulk message sending credits to be added to your account for Brazil.

Message Flow Requirements 

MT messages on Vivo are restricted to 138 characters. Some MO billed shortcodes require a receipt SMS to be sent to the users, the sending of this message is managed for you. 



Micropayments service via our approval

This is covered by our shared short code approval and no prior permission is required from operators. Using the txtNation platform your "message" variable should contain only a 6 (six) digit pincode a-z, 0-9. Our system will place this code into an image and assign the image a wap link. The wap link will be placed in a pre-approved message and sent to the users phone. Messages we send per carrier are as follows:


Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.


Claro - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Tim - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Oi - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{WAP Link here}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com

 

 

Mobile Content Service via our approval

MO: Your keyword 
MTs per carrier


Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.


Claro - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Tim - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Oi - mPUSH: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Baixe seu conteudo:{insert your WAP link}. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Error messages (in the case of incorrect keyword structure used) for all carriers: Comando inválido. Verifique o comando correto ou entre em contato com support@txtnation.com 

 


Micropayments service via our approval

This service flow requires prior operator approval, you must submit your website (in Portuguese) and apply for a dedicated keyword. Please contact support for more information. 
MO: Your keyword 
MTs per carrier


Vivo - Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Custo:R$4,00+imps. Suporte: support@txtnation.com.


Claro - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Tim - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Oi - mENABLE: Parabens! Sua compra foi realizada com sucesso. Sua senha: XXXXXX. Valor:R$4,00+imp. Informacoes: www.mpush.com/tac.php Suporte: support@txtnation.com


Please note if you are using txtNation Gateway to process Micropayments and you wish to send additional message contents, please contact your account manager to arrange for bulk message sending credits to be added to your account for Brazil.

 

 

Promotion Requirements

Here is an example approved service in Brazil http://www.penguinshoot.com/content.html that you can use as a template for your promotions. 

 

 

Taxes

IMP is a tax on consumer spending. Note the amount displayed that the user will be billed is R$4.00 + imp. The actual amount charged to the user is R$4.07, however you should display the price at R$4.00 + imp.

Below is an illustration of the various taxes withheld along the value chain:

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The current rate of tax is available via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_rates_around_the_world. The outpayments on our rate cards are exclusive of VAT, so if you are VAT registered you can claim a higher outpayment than is shown. 

 

Dedicated Codes 

Dedicated codes are available with a 3 month lead time depending on carrier availability, the carriers approve based on the price point and service type. You can read more about Short Code Coverage, SMS Billing Services and Mobile Payments in Brazil via the txtNation site.

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