Montenegro Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

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

Subscriptions: Yes   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

Micropayments: No

Shared Price Points: €0.51, €0.61, €1.02, €3.06 - MO Billing
€0.80 - MT Billing

Dedicated Price Points: €0.00 - €4.00

Regulator: Ministry of Information Society and Telecommunications

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 629,000

Subscribers: 1,097,574

Mobile Penetration Rate: 67.5%

Average Individual Income: $11,717

VAT Rate: 19%

Withholding Tax: 0% - 7%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers Market Share:
Telenor 422,000 39.75%
T-Mobile 345,500 34.29%
MTEL 290,000 25.96%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Ministry of Information Society and Telecommunications

Regulator Website: www.mid.gov.me

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: No

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: Yes   Not allowed on Telenor before 22.00

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   MO Billed.

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: No

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: €4

Subscriptions Limit: €2.50 per week per service and €20 per month for T-Mobile only.

Customer Care

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

Miscellaneous Items

Mandatory Keywords: STOP

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: Yes   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

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.