Acision Collect SMS
Globally, on average 75% of mobile users are prepaid subscribers1 who typically exhaust their account credits some time before their usual recharge at the end of the month. On average an operator has around 10 million messages a month for which no revenue is generated; lack of credit is responsible for the majority. This leaves the users unsatisfied, as their real and existing need to communicate is left unanswered.
Shortlisted for the Mobile Messaging Awards 2011, Acision now offers groundbreaking services that enable the funding of messages.
Acision Collect SMS and Prepaid SMS Reply provide solutions to address the need of mobile users to communicate and offers operators the potential to recover millions of otherwise lost messaging revenues.
Acision Collect SMS is modeled after the well known collect call procedure and enable prepaid customers to send messages even when out of credit, and the charge is accepted by the recipient.
When the user requests for Collect SMS, an interaction with the recipient is set up. The service sends a message to the recipient to request acceptance of the charge. If the recipient responds with a “YES”, the service charges the recipient and delivers the message. The service is available for both postpaid and prepaid users.
1WCIS Database 2011