Billing Type: LC MT billed.
Subscriptions: Yes DO required.
Shared Price Points:
€0.50, €1.00, €1.50, €2.00, €2.50, €3.00, €4.00, €5.00.
€20 on DNA only.
Dedicated Price Points:
€0.25, €0.30, €0.35, €0.40, €0.45, €0.50, €0.55, €0.60, €0.65, €0.70, €0.75, €0.80, €0.85, €0.90, €0.95, €1.00, €1.10, €1.20, €1.30, €1.40, €1.50, €1.60, €1.70, €1.80, €1.90, €2.00, €2.50, €3.00, €4.00, €5.00.
Available up to €60 on request.
Standard rate Price Points: Not available.
Approvals/Fees Required: Yes Service must be submitted for approval.
Mobile Penetration Rate: 52.53%
Average Individual Income: $29,374
VAT Rate: 24%
Withholding Tax: 14% - 10%
Regulator: Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)
Regulator Website: www.ficora.fi
Code of Conduct: MAPEL Regulations
Web (PIN) Opt-in: Yes
WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes User must reply with 'OK'.
Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes
In-app Billing: Yes
Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MOs?: No
Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MTs?: No
General Content Restrictions:
CHAT: Adult chat must run on a dedicated adult code.
Recommend sending an informational message to users before the billing commences.
Adult Permissible: Yes All types. Dedicated adult short code required (179***). Not allowed via Mobilepayments (DCB).
Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No
Sportsbook (Real money): No
Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes
Lottery (Real money): No
Competitions: Yes Approval varies depending on type of competition.
Chat: Yes Sessions allowed.
Mobile Content: Yes
Info Messages: Yes
Alerts: Yes Requires approval.
Physical Goods: Yes Requires operator approval, only available on specific number range.
Calling Services: No
Charitable Services: Yes
Before the beginning of the actual subscription and before any billing, the user must receive and answer the following which must be sent in the following format:
Vahvista viihde-kestotilaus.Hinta X€/kk.Lopetus:Viesti STOP numeroon 17XXX.Internet:www.xcompany.com.Vastaa OK jos haluat tilata palvelun.Säilytä tämä viesti
The subscription can start only after the end-user has confirmed it by sending ”OK” by SMS.
Welcome: A welcome message should be sent, confirming the subscription is activated and include the price, how to cancel and support details.
The Service Provider must send to the subscriber a free reminder message 24 hours prior to the new subscription period, which includes the following information:
1. Name of the Service
2. How to stop the service
Maximum Transactional Value: €60
Subscriptions Limit: No known limit. Pricing can be done freely and is defined by the service provider.
Daily Billing Limit: No limit
Weekly Billing Limit: No limit
Monthly Billing Limit: €300 for 30 days per MSISDN.
Minimum Type Required: Local Call-Centre
Promotions/Message Language: Finnish must be used.
Mandatory Keywords: OK for subscriptions, STOP
Premium MO SMS: No
Premium MT SMS: Yes
WAP Billing: Yes Available on Elisa/ Saunalahti, Sonera (Integration required)
Direct Operator Billing: Yes Approval required and on a case by case basic.
MSISDN Forwarding: Yes Available on Elisa, Saunalahti and Sonera. Elisa, Saunalahti payment screen provided.
IVR Billing: Yes
Number Lookup (HLR): Yes
Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): Yes
Bulk SMS: Yes
Push Messaging: Yes
USSD Messaging: No
USSD Menus (Sessions): No
Premium Shortcodes: 5 digit codes, beginning with 17 (17xxx).
Adult Shortcodes: 6 digit codes beginning with 1.
FreeText Shortcodes: No
Golden/Vanity Numbers Available?: No
Charity Shortcodes: No
DCB Type: MSISDN Forwarding, Pure DCB
MO required?: No
MT Required?: No
Flexible price points: Yes, similar to SMS.
Supported networks: Sonera.
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
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)
Maximum validity periods: 48 hours Which is the recommended value.
Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.