Tunisia Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview


Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: Not available.

Dedicated Price Points: 0.39 TND, 0.68 TND, 0.92 TND, 1 TND, 1.44 TND

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Instance Nationale des Telecommunications (INTT)

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   Approval required.

Country Info

Population: 11,304,482

Subscribers: 11,200,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 60%

Average Individual Income: $22,925

VAT Rate: 25%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
Tunisiana 7,375,000 52.93%
Tunise Télécom 5,040,000 33.11%
Orange 530,000 13.96%


Regulation Overview

Regulator: Instance Nationale des Telecommunications (INTT)

Regulator Website: www.intt.tn

Code of Conduct: There are currently no written regulations at the time of writing in Tunisia.

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?: No

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): No

Competitions: No

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: Yes

Calling Services: No

Charitable Services: Yes

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 1.44 TND per message   Multiple MOs are permitted.

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: No limit.

Customer Care

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


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

Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No


FreeText Shortcodes: No

Golden/Vanity Numbers Available?: No

Charity Shortcodes: No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes   Excludes Tunisiana.

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes Tunisiana for Alpha.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes   Excludes Tunisiana.

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.