The regulations surrounding running on our shared codes are the same as running on dedicated codes, e.g. the following can apply to shared and dedicated codes:
Nextel - Network name in txtNations system: NEXTEL-MX
Telcel - Network name in txtNations system: TELCEL-MX
Movistar - Network name in txtNations system: MOVISTAR-MX
IUSACell - Network name in txtNations system: IUSACELL-MX
The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Mexico - Premium SMS, Short Code Regulations. There is no formal carrier or regulator approval process to run on our shared lines in Mexico, 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.
The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Mexico - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more information regarding Promotional Guidelines.
You should submit your promotions and message flow to txtNation before you put them live in a publicly accessible place.
As part of the application process for a short code, you will need to complete a txtNation Customer Care Form (CCF).
Messages Flow Requirements
The same applies to both shared codes and dedicated codes, see forum entry Mexico - Premium SMS, Short Code Requirements for more information regarding Message Flow Requirements. We do not have specific message flow approvals on our Mexican lines that you must adhere to. Providing you are adhering to the regulations set by the regulator, that is all that is required.
At the time of writing there are currently no set regulation documents in Mexico regarding Premium SMS services. Your CCF will be evaluated to ensure your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair.
Most service types are allowed on our shared codes including Adult (bikini) services, however as our shared line in Mexico is MO billed, you can only run premium transactional services.
As this is an MO billed country, you don't need to rely on delivery reports to indicate if the users are successfully billed, you can take their incoming message as confirmation of payment.
The current available tariffs in Mexico are:
10.00 MXN, 15.13 MXN, 23.20 MXN, 30.26 MXN
For a more up to date list of tariffs please ask your Account Manager for a Mexican Premium SMS Rate Card.
You can only opt users in via a SMS single opt-in process, e.g. you must receive an SMS via the short code to bill a user.
Shortcodes and Keywords
On our dedicated code in Mexico, we operate on a 5 digit short code for each carrier. Adult content is only available in the form of Bikini.
Frequency and Amounts
There are no limits to the number of SMS sent per day / month, however you must convey the exact frequency and number of messages that will be sent. Your CCF and service will be evaluated to ensure your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair.
The current Mexican 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 are available with a 2 to 3 months lead time depending on carrier availability, carrier approval and service type. You can read more about Short Code Coverage, SMS Billing Services and Mobile Payments in Mexico via the txtNation Gateway.