Overview

Billing Type: IO   MT Billed.

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 2 RMB, 5 RMB 10 RMB

1 RMB, 3 RMB, 4RMB available on request

(4, 5, 10 CNY China Mobile only)

Dedicated Price Points: Not currently available.

Standard rate Price Points: Yes they are available.

Regulator: The People's Republic of China Telecommunications Regulations

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   There is a carrier approval process for you to complete before you can go live.

Country Info

Population: 1,403,500,365

Subscribers: 1,300,000,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 51.7%

Average Individual Income: $7,740

VAT Rate: 17%

Withholding Tax: 0% - 3% - 4% - 6% - 11% - 13%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
China Mobile 867,000,000 67.85%
China Unicom 276,000,000 20.05%
China Telecom 230,000,000 12.10%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: The People's Republic of China Telecommunications Regulations

Regulator Website:

Code of Conduct: Telecommunications Regulations of the People's Republic of China

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: Yes

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MOs?: Yes

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MTs?: Yes

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): No

Lottery (Real money): Yes   Approval on request.

Competitions: Yes

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: Yes

Calling Services: No

Charitable Services: Yes

Message Flow

Language: Chinese

Billing: China Telco has imposed mandatory characters for non-authentication/non-OTP content as an opt-out option for subscribers.
“回复TD拒收” is compulsory to be appended for non-authentication/non-OTP content.

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 10 CNY   For China mobile only.

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: No known limit.   However, your service will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Monthly Billing Limit: No known limit.   However, your service will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Customer Care

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

Promotions/Message Language: Chinese & English are accepted.

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: Yes

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: No

JunglePay: Yes

Number Lookup (HLR): No

Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No

Shortcodes

FreeText Shortcodes: No

Golden/Vanity Numbers Available?: No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes   China Unicom only.

Numeric sender ID: Yes   China Unicom only.

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   China Unicom only.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes   China Unicom only.

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.