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you may decide whether or not it is acceptable. In such cases,
we will do our utmost to offer reasonable alternative solutions.
Operators Shortcode Usage Practice
Code of Practice for Service Delivery
of common mobile short-codes in the UK for all communications media
Mobile Network Operators currently provide
a range of services behind short codes for their own and Service
Provider services. There is demand from Service Providers for
a straight-forward method of providing short-codes, notably
for Premium Communication Services, on a common basis across
multiple mobile networks. This code of practice for service
delivery introduces this method and is supported by 3, O2,
Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone.
Mobile Network Operators have agreed a
common structure and approach for short code provision and
management. This will assist Service Providers and Content
Providers to secure a short code, which will operate across
multiple mobile networks and will be applicable to all mobile
communications. This development will facilitate customer recognition
of new services and will support easier and clearer marketing
of these services. The Code also provides for a pricing framework
that will contribute to consumer protection from unexpectedly
high service charges and inappropriate or unexpected service
Mobile Network Operators agree to negotiate
with Service Providers and Content Providers to provide common
short codes capable of use across all UK mobile networks. Where
a code is subject to this scheme participating operators agree
that it shall only be used by the party (or their contracted
Service Provider) to which it has been provided under the rules
of the scheme. The only exception shall be codes in use at
the time of formal scheme commencement which shall be subject
to transition provisions.
The provision of short code services on
any individual mobile network is subject the conclusion of
a satisfactory bilateral service agreement between the Service
Provider and the individual Mobile Network Operator in question
as well as the network’s ability to support the each
proposed service. No aspect of commercial service delivery
is subject to this code of practice and individual Mobile Network
Operators are not obliged to enter into a commercial agreement
with a Service Provider provided with a short code under this
code of practice.
Service Providers using short codes are
required to comply with ICSTIS’ Code of Practice, the
requirements of the Data Protection Act, the code of conduct
for access to visual content by minors, European e-Money regulations
and other relevant legislation and industry codes. Failure
to ensure compliance in the case of services behind short codes
may result in revenues being withheld or services being suspended.
For the full briefing please click here to download the pdf