Czech Republic Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MO&MT   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

Subscriptions: Yes   Dedicated MT codes required.

Micropayments: No

Shared Price Points: Subscriptions - 99 CZK, 50 CZK
One-time - 3 CZK, 40 CZK, 50 CZK, 79 CZK, 99 CZK

Dedicated Price Points: 4.00, 6.00, 8.00, 9.00, 10.00, 15.00, 20.00, 30.00, 40.00, 50.00, 59.00, 69.00, 79.00, 99.00 (CZK) Higher subscription tariffs available on request.

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Czech Telecommunications Office

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 10,610,947

Subscribers: 14,244,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 64.8%

Average Individual Income: $30,563

VAT Rate: 21%

Withholding Tax: 15% - 10%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
T-Mobile 6,180,000 38.93%
O2 4,903,000 36.01%
Vodafone 3,420,000 24.06%
U:fon 136,000 1.00%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Czech Telecommunications Office

Regulator Website: http://www.ctu.cz/

Code of Conduct: Czech Republic Code of Conduct for Short Codes and Mobile Payments

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: No   User must send MO to opt in.

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: Yes   Requires activation of an adult short code.

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): Yes

Competitions: Yes   User must receive additional content, the user cannot be charged just for entering the competition.

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes   Only available on 909*** short codes.

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: Yes

Physical Goods: Yes

Calling Services: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 600 CZK

Subscriptions Limit: 199 CZK per month, 2000 CZK per service, per user.

Monthly Billing Limit: 199 CZK

Customer Care

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

Miscellaneous Items

Mandatory Keywords: STOP

Shared Exceptions

Shared Message Flow Requirements: See dedicated for more information.

Shared Opt-in Availability: Standard rate services are not available on our MO billed short codes in the Czech Republic.

Permitted Service Types: See dedicated for more information.

Adult Permissible?: Yes   Adult specific codes.

Charitable Services: No

Microbilling: Yes

Subscriptions: No

Chat: No   Only on specific 909*** short codes.

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Calling Services: No

Lottery: Yes

Gambling Allowed?: No

Physical Goods: Yes

Competitions: Yes   User must receive additional content, the user cannot be charged just for entering the competition.

Voting: Yes

Bikini Permissible?: Yes

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: Yes   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: No

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

Shortcodes

FreeText Shortcodes: No

Golden/Vanity Numbers Available?: No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes

Shortcode sender ID: Yes   Excludes T-Mobile.

Sender IDs filtered: Yes   T-Mobile sender ID filtering.

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

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.