Changes in Kenya 06.02.2013

Due to technical problems we were impelled to disable the short code 6712 operated in Kenya. The only available short code in the country is 4824 (with higher price now). The payout share remains the same.
 
Please make sure to update rates scale and to change instructions on sending SMS for Kenyan subscribers. We also recommend to start using alerts on changes in rates.

Happy New Year! 31.12.2012

SmsCoin project wishes you Happy New Year! May the upcoming year bring you joy, wealth, and may all your beginnings be successful.
 
We traditionally give a summary of the departing year and we have a lot to be proud of. Moreover, this year SmsCoin has celebrated its 6th birthday. The year 2012 began with adding a new service – IVR (payment for services by means of an outbound call), thus giving the possibility for our partners to get higher revenue shares in comparison with Premium SMS. With the help of IVR service our partners attracted more clients and increased their income as well.
 
In 2012 we extended the coverage of SMS billing services by connecting the Republic of Cape Verde, and widened rate scales in the list of countries. Another important event is the launch of a new project – Bulkness which enables clients to provide SMS distribution at favorable prices in the territory of more than 200 countries throughout the world.
 
We wish you to be successful, financially prosperous and healthy! Sincerely yours, SmsCoin.

Important changes in Latin America 20.12.2012

Due to violation of regulations we are impelled to temporarily disconnect the short codes for SMS payments processing from subscribers of Colombia and Bolivia. In view of it we will provide the verification of the short codes processing in all countries of Latin America.

Also the partners' revenue share in the region will be decreased for 2%. Owing to the delay of payouts from Latin American mobile carriers, we are impelled to temporarily delay the payouts for messages received from subscribers of these countries till we receive the funds from mobile carriers. All changes came into effect on December, 1st.

Please accept our apologies for possible inconvenience. You will be notified additionally on the payouts recovery in Latin America and the recovery of the short codes operation in Colombia and Bolivia.

Temporary disconnection of India 17.12.2012

We regret to inform on temporary disconnection of the short code for SMS payments processing from subscribers of Indian mobile carriers.

India was added to the list of countries offered by SmsCoin in March, 2010. The connection of the country was realized via standard protocol, with 8 available tariffs from 3 to 99 INR. India is the 2nd largest country in the world for its population. 137 000 000 Indians are Internet-users, so we do our best to recover SMS payments in India as soon as possible.

You will be notified additionally on the recovery of operation in India.

The Republic of Cape Verde is now connected 06.12.2012

SmsCoin project keeps extending its coverage of SMS billing services, approaching to its main goal – the connection of 100 countries. Now we provide SMS payment solutions in the Republic of Cape Verde. Presently, there are two price points, 50 and 100 CVE (incl. VAT), available in the country for the subscribers of CV Movel and T-MAIS mobile carriers.

The Cape Verde Islands are located 620 kilometers off the western coast of Africa. Cape Verde is one of the most progressive countries in Africa due to successful development of the foreign economy, including developing tourism industry and export. Moreover, the National Communications Agency (ANAC) of Cape Verde has launched a tender for the purchase of a system for evaluating the quality of mobile networks in order to analyze the technical functioning of the 2G and 3G networks.

Within recent years, the number of mobile devices owners has increased to 88,51 % of the total population. The number of Internet users has grown as well to the point of 32%. 19,7% of them, that is 102900 users, have accounts on Facebook.

Despite positive statistics, the lack of infrastructure makes impossible to use other payment methods, such as bank cards or electronic payment systems. Thus SMS payments is particularly the only available way to make online payments in African countries, including Cape Verde.

To display the Republic of Cape Verde in the list of the countries on your website, please make sure to update rates scale in addition to changing instructions for sending SMS on your website accordingly. Follow the updates on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter!

Updates in partners' revenue shares 22.11.2012

Due to introduction of new calculations coming from mobile carrier MTS (Russia), starting December 1st, 2012 partners' revenue shares will be updated.

Starting December 1st, 2012 due to new rules of cooperation with content providers, Beeline mobile carrier (Russia) will add new categories of services provided within SMS CPA. The payout share will be produced depending on service category. According to new conditions, the changes are relevant for all types of services, excluding SMS Mobile Media Content, SMS Mobile Interactive and SMS Gaming categories. will be updated.

We would like to notice that the following types of services won't be changed regarding the payout shares:

  • SMS Mobile Media Content – mobile content which can be provided only for mobile phone (video, images, music, ringtones, games, mobile applications);
  • SMS Mobile Interactive – interactive services for mobile phone (chat, dating services, advertisement, SMS posting, SMS voting, SMS quiz);
  • SMS Gaming – additional features on game services.

Please, make sure to update rates scale in addition to changing instructions for sending SMS on your website accordingly.

Updates in partners' revenue shares in Hungary 20.11.2012

Due to introduction of new calculations coming from operator, starting November 1st, 2012 partners' revenue shares were updated for messages received from the subscribers of mobile carrier Telenor (Hungary).

Please make sure to update rates scale in addition to changing instructions for sending SMS on your website accordingly.

"Innocence of Muslims" is banned in Russia as extremist 01.10.2012

On October 1 2012 due to multiple religious protests the film "Innocence of Muslims" written and produced in USA was included into federal list of extremist materials on the territory of Russian Federation by Tverskoy court of Moscow.

In this regard we earnestly ask those partners, who distribute links to downloads of the film "Innocence of Muslims" or provide the option to watch the film online, to remove all the materials which refer to the film.

Otherwise we will be obliged to block the accounts of those partners who offend against the state law of Russian Federation and suspend all the payouts to them. Moreover, mobile carriers of Russia as well assume certain measures in order to restrict the access to such resources in general for their subscribers.

Thank you for understanding and cooperation!

New rates in France and Hungary 12.09.2012

SmsCoin - SMS payments worldwide, including France and Hungary

We are excited to inform you on the extension of rates scale in France and Hungary. Two new price points - 2 EUR and 4,5 EUR - were added in France. Also several high tariffs are available in Hungary now which will undoubtedly have positive impact on our partners' income.

Please, pay attention to the change of short code in France which equals 3 EUR. We ask those partners who prefer not to use automatic update to make all the necessary changes in accordance with the rates scale. We also recommend to start using notifications on changes in the rates scale.

Follow the updates on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter!

New price point in Saudi Arabia 30.08.2012

A new price point is added in Saudi Arabia. Currently SmsCoin offers 2 price points in the country - 5 SAR and 10 SAR. In addition division per mobile carrier is introduced.

Please, pay attention to the change of short code messages are sent to, which equals 5 SAR. We ask those partners who prefer not to use automatic update to make all the necessary changes in accordance with rates scale. We also recommend to start using alerts on changes in rates.

Follow the updates on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter!

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