Slovakia Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MT

Subscriptions: Yes   2 week approval

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: €1.19, €1.20, €1.58, €1.59, €1.60, €2.00, €3.00, €4.00

Dedicated Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 5,435,343

Subscribers: 6,680,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 51.01%

Average Individual Income: $20,265

VAT Rate: 20%   See source.

Withholding Tax: 10%   See source.

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share: (if MVNO, using:)
Orange 2,850,000 45.55%
T-Mobile 2,250,000 34.13%
O2 1,937,000 19.79%
Tesco Mobile 13,800 0.22% O2
Nay Mobile 10,400 0.16% O2
Swan Mobile 500,000 0.15% O2

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic

Regulator Website: www.teleoff.gov.sk

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: Yes

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: No

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: Yes   Approval is required.

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): No

Competitions: Yes

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: No

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: €4 one time

Subscriptions Limit: €6 per week

Daily Billing Limit: No known limit.

Weekly Billing Limit: No known limit.

Monthly Billing Limit: No known limit.

Customer Care

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

Miscellaneous Items

Mandatory Keywords: STOP

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: No

Premium MT SMS: Yes

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

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: No

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.