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Portugal - Shared Shortcode Requirements and Restrictions

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Regulators

The same applies to both shared and dedicated codes, see forum entry Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more information.

 

Carriers

 NOS

Meo

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Approval Process

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

For subscription services we must apply to the carriers to get you formal approval before you can run services. For transactional service, we are able to approve you to go live without having to formally apply to the carriers.  This can take up to 8 - 10 weeks, but is usually much quicker, around the 2 week mark. 

 

Promotional Guidelines

The same applies to both shared and dedicated codes, see forum entry Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more information regarding Promotional Guidelines.

 

Message Flow Requirements

The same applies to both shared and dedicated codes, see forum entry Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more information regarding Message Flow Requirements. We do not have specific message flow approvals on our Portuguese lines that you must adhere to. Providing you are adhering to the regulations set by the regulator, that is all that is required.

 

Billing Types 

We operate Mobile Originated (MO) billing on our shared lines in Portugal. See forum entry "What are the SMS billing types available?" for more information on these billing types.

 

Service Type

The same applies to both shared and dedicated codes, however our shared shortcodes are non-adult content only. Adult content is only available on dedicated codes. Please see Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more details

 

Opt-in Process

We only offer MO billed codes in Portugal. MO billed lines always require an MO from the user, so opt-in has to be via SMS-O or WO-RAR. MT codes are possible with a dedicated code see Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more details.

  

Available Tariff

On our shared code in Portugal, on all networks, the available tariff for Portugal is:

€2.00 EUR

Please speak to your account manager for options regarding provisioning other shared lines in Portugal. 

 

Tax

The current Portuguese rate of tax is available via Wikipedia. The out-payments on our rate cards are exclusive of VAT, so if you are VAT registered you can claim a higher outpayment than is shown.

 

Short codes and Keywords

On our shared code in Portugal we operate on a 5 digit short code for each carrier, 68XXX. The full short code is provided on application. 

 

Frequency and Amount

The same applies to both shared and dedicated codes, see forum entry Portugal - Premium SMS Regulations for more information regarding Frequency and Amount.

 

Dedicated Codes 

Dedicated codes are available with a 8 - 10 week lead time depending on carrier availability, the carriers approve based on their backlog, the time of year, price point and service type. You can read more about Short Code Coverage, SMS Billing Services and Mobile Payments in the Portugal via the txtNation Gateway.

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