Argentina Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: IO   MO Billed.

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: Personal, Claro 7,50 ARS + 21% VAT
Movistar 9 ARS + 21% VAT
Nextel 6 ARS + 21% VAT

Dedicated Price Points: We do not currently offer dedicated short codes in Argentina.

Regulator: Comisión Nacional De Comunicaciones

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   Service must be submitted to operators for approval.

Country Info

Population: 43,847,430

Subscribers: 61,200,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 48.2%

Average Individual Income: $21,248

VAT Rate: 21%

Withholding Tax: 0% - 10.5%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
Claro 22,800,000 33.17%
Telefonica Moviles (Movistar 20,800,000 31.87
Telecom Personal 19,700,000 31.82%
Nextel 1,830,000 3.14%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Comisión Nacional De Comunicaciones   CNC

Regulator Website: www.cnc.gov.ar

Code of Conduct: There is currently no set Regulation Document, it is down to the discretion of each operator to set rules.

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: Yes

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MOs?: No

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MTs?: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 2x Line tariff (So a 4.00 ARS line would mean a maximum of 8.00ARS)

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: Same MSISDN cannot buy more than 7 pincodes within 24 Hours.   Set out by Movistar.

Weekly Billing Limit: Same MSISDN cannot buy more than 25 pincodes within one month.   Set out by Movistar.

Monthly Billing Limit: 60 messages   per mobile.

Customer Care

Minimum Type Required: E-Mail (24hr Response)

Shared Exceptions

Shared Message Flow Requirements: There is currently no set Regulation Document, it is down to the discretion of each operator to set rules and decide whether or not your service is ok to run. However your CCF will be evaluated to ensure your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair.

Permitted Service Types: There is currently no set Regulation Document, it is down to the discretion of each operator to set rules and decide whether or not your service is ok to run. However your CCF will be evaluated to ensure your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair. Other services are allowed, however check with your operator for clarification.

Adult Permissible?: No   Bikini only.

Charitable Services: No

Microbilling: Yes

Subscriptions: No

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Calling Services: No

Lottery: No

Gambling Allowed?: No

Physical Goods: No

Competitions: No

Voting: Yes

Bikini Permissible?: Yes

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: No

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: Yes

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

Shortcodes

FreeText Shortcodes: No

Golden/Vanity Numbers Available?: No

Charity Shortcodes: No