How do I get started?
You opt in or out of specific Premium Messaging services using keywords. Keywords are valid commands that are sent within the message body and addressed to a particular short code. Examples are as follows:
How much will I be charged?
Premium Messages are charged at a premium rate rather than normal peer-to-peer SMS rates.
For subscription services:
- You may be charged based on the mobile originated( MO) request to subscribe to a daily, weekly or monthly subscription service, OR
- You may be charged based on the mobile terminated (MT) content pushed basis certain frequency.
The charges differ depending on the service type and category. For on-demand services (TV, Radio, competitions and voting) you will be charged based on the on-demand method. The moment you send a message to the corresponding short code you will be charged for the same message. There are no recurring charges.
How can I activate or opt-in for a Premium Messaging Service?
Each service has its own activation or opt-in command along with its corresponding short code. You can activate the service by sending the command via SMS to the designated short code of the service.
Example: SMS ON to 9xxxxx.
For more info about the short code services, please refer to the main page of the premium messaging where you can use “Enquire about my messaging services“ to search for a specific short code or service.
How can I deactivate or opt-out from a Premium Messaging Service?
Each service has its own de-activation or opt out command along with its corresponding short code.You can deactivate the service by sending a command via SMS to the relevant short code of the service.
Example: SMS OFF to 9xxxxx.
How much will I be charged for the service?
The service charge varies from one service to another depending on the subscription type and the type of service you choose.
How frequently will I get SMS/MMS alerts?
The frequency of SMS alerts will depend on the service you have chosen. For example: if you've selected the weather service you'll receive daily alerts, whereas for a breaking news service, you will receive a SMS alert whenever the latest news breaks.