SMS NEWS service uniquely awards its customers the advantage to get latest local and political, international, business, sport and variety news and information on their GSM and CDMA mobile handsets to stay connected by viewing breaking news in real time, in Arabic and English.
This pioneering new service identifies the new and growing standards for future mobile, Internet and multimedia services, delivering maximum benefit for customers, enabling our VAS companies to become the pioneering News service provider.
SMS NEWS in the market.
The service was launched in February 2005, known as SabaNews service. Soon, upon its launching, mobile phone operators in Yemen considered the service as a success, reflected by the rapid increase in the number of subscribers, as well as the accuracy and pace of news delivered to their customers, enabling the service to gain the appreciation from the general public, for being a robust and fully informative tool of media, that changed customers’ attitudes towards mobile services.
Existing prospects of the service:
The total number of subscribers until today has reached an astonishing level of 250,000 shared between the different mobile phone operators (CDMA / GSM).
SMS NEWS Supports multiple billing methods such as MO and MT. MO (Mobile Originated) The end user is billed by the network when they send in their initial message. Any response message you send must be free to the end user, thus you will need pre-paid bulk credits on your account, however in some countries you get an inclusive standard rate MT with your premium transaction. To utilize this when using our Gateway return back the value of the line on the XML feed. Your account manager can inform you which countries have an inclusive MT. Although you can usually rely on the user having being billed once you receive the message, there can still be reductions for a number of reasons, e.g. if the end user doesn’t end up paying their bill or fraud was detected on the line. MT (Mobile Terminated) The end user sends an SMS at standard rate. The outgoing message or messages are at premium rate.