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Canada / Direct Carrier Billing (Direct-to-bill) Regulations


How do I get setup and provisioned for Direct Carrier Billing in Canada?

In Canada we support Direct Carrier billing on selected Carriers. See below coverage list of carriers supported for DCB.

Using Direct Billing in Canada we enforce the use of a PIN. The PIN can be entered back into the payment window / page as a means to identify and confirm the billing.

txtNation also provide Premium SMS Short codes in Canada.

Approval Process for Direct Carrier Billing

To enable this billing type all clients and merchants must fill out a Service Approval Form for Direct Carrier Billing in Canada.

Approval time is 2-3 weeks, providing the application and website is allowed.

  • Excluded services for DCB in Canada are: In-App Billing, Offline Billing.
  • Approved services for DCB in Canada are: Website billing (e.g. memberships on site, virtual items).



Unlike Premium SMS, Minimum volumes are required before enabling Direct Carrier Billing and a working website with clear volume paths showing revenues.


Price Points:

You can bill from $0.99 to $9.99 (available on approval).



  • Rogers
  • Bell / Virgin
  • Telus
  • SaskTel

You must use our payment window for all Direct Carrier Billing in Canada

This payment window is enabled on approved merchants only.


To learn more on DIrect Carrier Billing in Canada (and to get an application form) with txtNation, contact your Account Manager.


Direct Carrier Billing Regulations in Canada

At this time Direct Operator Billing regulations are based on the same regulatory criteria for all Mobile Payment, Premium Rate and Short code services in Canada.

To find out more about setting up services for Direct Billing in Canada and other Mobile Payment options, contact your Account Manager.


The form to fill out to apply for Direct Operator Billing can be found on this page:

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