Premium SMS

Monetize content by enabling customers to pay with a simple SMS.

Connect your SMS payment service easily.

Premium SMS is one of the simplest and easiest payment methods because all it takes is to send and receive an SMS message – a feature supported by every mobile phone. It’s fast, easy, secure, and ideal for micropayments.


Access all markets from a single API.


Start with full infrastructure right away.


Launch Premium SMS payments globally.

The benefits of Premium SMS

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Premium SMS commonly used for?

Premium SMS is most commonly used for voting (like in TV shows), donations (humanitarian activities), subscriptions (for news, horoscopes, daily jokes, etc.).

What is a Premium SMS short code?

Short codes, or short numbers, are short digit sequences (3-7 digits sequences) that are used to send and receive SMS messages. They're shorter than telephone numbers and therefore easy to remember. They're pre-approved by carriers and have a higher delivery rate. This number consists of 3-7 digits and charges a premium price to the end user per sent SMS. The purchase amount is deducted from the end users’ phone bill.

How is Premium SMS different from Direct Carrier Billing?

The difference is that in a Premium SMS flow users can complete payments by sending an SMS message to a short code. After that, the price amount will be charged to their mobile operator bill. In a Direct Carrier Billing flow, payments are completed over mobile internet or WiFi. The flow itself varies depending on the regulations which apply to mobile operators in the country where such payments are available.

What do I need to launch Premium SMS payments?

Contact us and provide info about the content or services you would like to launch, which type of billing you are interested in (one-time purchases, or subscriptions) and which countries are you interested in.

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