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Finland - Shared Short Code Requirements and Restrictions

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

 

 

Carriers

Elisa (Oy Radiolinja Ab*) - Network name in txtNations system: ELISA-FI

* Elisa Oyj is a Finnish telecommunications company founded in 1882 that was known until July 2000 as HPY. Elisa Oyj employs about 3000 people and in 2007 had revenue of about €1.57 billion. The mobile operations of Elisa were previously known as Radiolinja; Elisa has a co-operation agreement with Vodafone for mobile telephony.

 

DNA Finland (Finnish 2G) - Network name in txtNations system: DNA-FI

 

DNA Oy (DNA) is a Finnish on telecommunications company. It was born originally in 2000, and reborn in 2007 after a merger.

DNA offers cellular phone services, ADSL, terrestrial television (DVB-T/DVB-T2), cable television (DVB-C) and regular (landline) telephone service.

DNA was originally founded as the cell phone operator of the Finnet group of current and former telephone cooperatives after there was a split-up in the association. The Helsinki Telephone Association (now Elisa Oyj) left Finnet and they needed to find a new owner, which they did in 2000.

In 2006, there began to be new difficulties between the remaining Finnet companies. The largest members merged themselves with DNA and left the association.

In 2012, DNA challenged, a long time dominated Digita Oy in the Finnish terrestrial television-network markets, and construction of its own competing digital- terrestrial television-network with DVB-T2-technology.

In 2013, DNA acquired the monopoly (in the Finnish market) Pay-per-view-television provider PlusTV, from the Swedish state owned radio and television network operator Teracom AB.

sonera_logo_132x43.pngSonera - Network name in txtNations system: SONERA-FI

 

Saunalahti_logo.gif Saunalahti - Network name in txtNations system: SAUNALAHTI-FI

 

 

 

 

Approval Process

The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Finland - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements. There is no formal carrier or regulator approval process to run on our shared lines in Finland, e.g. we dont have to apply to the carriers or the regulator to get you permission to go live. txtNation will however check your service when you submit your service description as part of the account setup procedure.

 

 

Promotional Guidelines

The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Finland - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more information regarding Promotional Guidelines.

 

 

Message Flow Requirements

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

 

 

Service Types

On our shared codes in Finland you can do such services as Microbilling, Competitions, Voting, Info Messages and In-App billing (IAB). For information regarding Service Types please see forum entry Finland - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more details.

 

 

Billing Types

We operate on Limited Charge (LC), Mobile Terminated (MT) billed line on dedicated lines in Finland. See forum entry "What are the SMS billing types available?" for more information on these billing types.

MSISDN pass through / forwarding (MSISDN Billing / WAP Billing) is available in Finland, and is available on all major networks: Sonera and Elisa. MSISDN pass through / forwarding is the term used to describe where a user is visiting a wap or web page from their mobile handset, the carrier passes through the MSISDN in the headers. Upon having identified the MSISDN of the user, after informing and them agreeing to the price, you can deliver a billed message. See forum entry "MSISDN Billing, WAP Billing, MSISDN Forwarding" for more information regarding MSISDN Forwarding.

 

 

Available Tariffs

The available tariffs for Finland are as follows:

€0.75, €1.00, €1.50, €2.00, €2.50, €3.00, €4.00, €5.00

For a more up to date list of tariffs please speak to your account manager.

 

 

Opt-in Process

- Standard subscription/transaction requires a single Opt-in (SMS-O)

- Premium transaction services over €5.00 require a double Opt-in. (DO or WO-RAR)

- Premium transaction services under €5.00 requires a single Opt-in. (SMS-O)

- Premium rate subscriptions require a double opt-in (DO or WO-RAR).

- PIN opt-in available for all service types above. (WO-PIN)

 

 

Shortcode and Keywords

On our shared shortcodes in Finland, we operate on a 5 digit shortcode for each carrier. The full short code is provided on application. Adult content is not available in Finland on our shared codes.

 

 

Frequency and Amounts

The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Finland - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more information regarding Frequency and Amounts.

 

 

Tax

The current Finnish 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.

 

 

Dedicated Codes 

Dedicated codes are available with a 6 - 8 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 Finland via the txtNation Gateway.

 

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