Nicaragua Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

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

Subscriptions: Yes   MT billing requires dedicated code.

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 2.00 USD

Dedicated Price Points: We do not supply dedicated codes.

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (TELCOR)

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   Service approval is required from the operators.

Country Info

Population: 6,167,237

Subscribers: 6,800,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 71.29%

Average Individual Income: $17,655

VAT Rate: 15%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
Claro 3,670,000 60.00%
Movistar 3,140,000 40.00%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (TELCOR)

Regulator Website: www.telcor.gob.ni

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: Yes   Dedicated MT code required.

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes

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: Yes   Bikini.

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): No

Competitions: Yes   The government requires some formal registration with public offices and a formal process of prize delivering. Otherwise fines will be imposed.

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: Yes

Charitable Services: Yes

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: No set value.   However, your service will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Subscriptions Limit: Max 2 MTs per day.

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

Weekly Billing Limit: No written regulations.   However, your service will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

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

Customer Care

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

Miscellaneous Items

Mandatory Keywords: SALIR, BAJA, CANCELAR, AYUDA, INFO

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: Yes   MT billing requires dedicated code.

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: Yes

MSISDN Forwarding: No

Number Lookup (HLR): No

Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: No

Push Messaging: Yes

Direct Carrier Billing

DCB Type: Pure DCB