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France - Shared Short Code Requirements and Restrictions

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Regulator

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

 

 

Carrier / Network Operators

Bouygues - Network name in txtNations system: BOUYGUES-FR

 

Orange - Network name in txtNations system: ORANGE-FR

 

    sfr_new_logo.pngSFR - Network name in txtNations system: SFR-FR

 

 

Approval Process

The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry France - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements. There is no formal carrier or regulator approval process to run on our shared lines in France, 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. Shared keywords require operators approval. The typical time it takes for service approval form feedback is roughly 1 week and the typical time to go live once your CCF has been approved is also 1 week.

 

 

Promotional Guidelines

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

We have been informed by French mobile networks that the pricing should be clearly mentioned in the MT users receive.

We will automatically manage this pricing information on all French short codes used by txtNation.

We will use 21 characters at the end of the message for this, so you have a remaining 139 for your text.

Example:

[ (X.XXE+prix d’1 SMS)]

 

Service Types

On our shared codes in France you can get the following services:

  • Microbilling
  • Content (no Java games)
  • Info messages

For information regarding Service Types please see France - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more details.

 

 

Billing Types

We operate One-in-one-out billing (IO) on our shared lines in France. See forum entry "What are the SMS billing types available?" for more information on these billing types.

 

 

Opt-in Process

- Premium subscription services are not allowed in France on our shared codes, you can apply for a dedicated code if you wish to run services such as these.

- Premium transactions require a single opt-in. (SMS-O)

 

 

Available Tariffs

The current available tariffs in France are as follows:

€0.35, €0.50, €1.00, €1.50, €2.00, €3.00, €4.50


€4.50 is available only for games and videos download and access code.

Multiple SMS exchanges (e.g. 2 x €4,50) to finalize one single transaction are not allowed on shortcodes starting with 8, known as "Palier 8 shortcodes".

For a more up to date list of tariffs, ask your Account Manager for a French Premium SMS Rate Card.

 

 

Shortcodes and Keywords

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

 

 

Frequency and Amounts

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

 

 

Tax

The current French 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 - 9 weeks 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 France via the txtNation Gateway.

 

 

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