Bolivia Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: IO   MO Billed.

Subscriptions: No   As codes aren't MT billed, services are somewhat restricted.

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 10.00 BOB

Dedicated Price Points: We do not currently offer dedicated short codes in Bolivia at the time of writing.

Regulator: Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control de Social de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (ATT)   Translates to: Authority Control and Social Control of Telecommunications and Transport.

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   Service must be submitted to operators for approval.

Country Info

Population: 11,217,864

Subscribers: 10,560,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 57%

Average Individual Income: $4,789

VAT Rate: 13%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
Entel 5,000,000 44.23%
Tigo (Telecel) 3,000,000 35.08%
Nuevatel 1,754,900 20.69%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control de Social de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (ATT)   is translated to Authority Control and Social Control of Telecommunications and Transport.

Regulator Website: www.att.gob.bo

Code of Conduct: There are currently no specific regulatory documents available for Bolivia

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: Yes

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No   Bikini only.

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: No

Calling Services: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 10 BOB

Subscriptions Limit: Not available in Bolivia

Daily Billing Limit: No limit   You will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Weekly Billing Limit: No limit   You will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Monthly Billing Limit: No limit   You will be evaluated to ensure you are delivering value for money.

Customer Care

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

Shared Exceptions

Shared Message Flow Requirements: There are currently no specific regulatory documents available for Bolivia - Message Flow Requirements, however your CCF will be evaluated to ensure that your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair.

Shared Opt-in Availability: - Premium transactions require a single Opt-in. (SMS-O)
- Premium subscriptions are not available. As codes aren't MT billed, services are somewhat restricted.

Permitted Service Types: There are currently no specific regulatory documents available for Bolivia - Service Types, however your CCF will be evaluated to ensure that your service is delivering value for money and is honest and fair.

Adult Permissible?: No   Bikini only.

Charitable Services: No

Microbilling: Yes

Subscriptions: No

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Calling Services: No

Lottery: No

Gambling Allowed?: No

Physical Goods: No

Competitions: No

Voting: Yes

Bikini Permissible?: Yes

Technology

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

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

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.