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iTAGG’s numbers now earn 0.5 pence on inbound texts

Interesting news from Steve at UK mobile services firm, iTAGG.

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Hi Ewan

Hope you’re well and enjoyed Barcelona. I’ll be at Cebit next week so lets meet if you are going too. Thought you would like a world exclusive from iTAGG…..

iTAGG’s Dedicated Virtual SMS Numbers (e.g. +447797800300) are about to become revenue sharing. Clients can earn upto half a penny on every incoming SMS from mobiles in the UK, most of Europe and South Africa. To confirm, this is nothing to do with reverse billed sms, this is purely on inbound messages. To celebrate this unique offering in the UK text messaging industry, we are also lowering the standard price of each dedicated number to just £99+vat per year (£199 for gold vanity numbers). This deal is so hot off the plate that we haven’t even finished the promotional web page yet, so please email steveprocter (at) itagg.com for further details.

I would also like to extend the following deal to all Mobile Industry Review readers (for orders before end of March)…

– unlimited numbers for £60 each per year, including gold vanity numbers
– skip the tiered payouts and go straight to the £0.005 payout per incoming, no matter how small or big your volume

Enjoy…..

regards
Steve

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This kind of revenue share offering is — as Steve points out — nothing to do with reverse billing. It’s been possible to generate revenue (say half a penny or even a penny) per text with shortcodes for some time. It’s this sort of thing that I thought the likes of Twitter could have used to at least generate some kind of incoming revenue.

More from iTAGG at www.itagg.com.

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6 replies on “iTAGG’s numbers now earn 0.5 pence on inbound texts”

Now… how much does it cost to send a text message to one of iTAGG's (Jersey Telecom hosted..) numbers?

Is it still something like 25p a pop from T-Mobile?

Chris

Users are charged standard rate from all UK operators except T-Mobile who will charge it as an international text. Of course this may not suit all application providers, but in many years of offering these numbers to quite a number of clients we've not had any end-user issues with it. Compare that to premium rate sms which is never out of the news!! It does often seem that such issues are hotly debated by the industry glitterati but rarely by the people that count – the end users. Of course, iTAGG will continue to do all it can to lobby Jersey and T Mobile to change this.

Now that we can provide a continuing revenue to clients the dedicated virtual numbers look to be quite a success – less than a day after the announcement we've had almost 500 existing iTAGG clients confirm they will run with them!

steve/iTAGG

Now… how much does it cost to send a text message to one of iTAGG's (Jersey Telecom hosted..) numbers?

Is it still something like 25p a pop from T-Mobile?

Chris

Users are charged standard rate from all UK operators except T-Mobile who will charge it as an international text. Of course this may not suit all application providers, but in many years of offering these numbers to quite a number of clients we've not had any end-user issues with it. Compare that to premium rate sms which is never out of the news!! It does often seem that such issues are hotly debated by the industry glitterati but rarely by the people that count – the end users. Of course, iTAGG will continue to do all it can to lobby Jersey and T Mobile to change this.

Now that we can provide a continuing revenue to clients the dedicated virtual numbers look to be quite a success – less than a day after the announcement we've had almost 500 existing iTAGG clients confirm they will run with them!

steve/iTAGG

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