Telco's will charge 0.025 INR per message as a DLT service fees


Recently, the TRAI announced that it is ready with its blockchain-based DLT platform to overcome fraud and SMS spam and every entity/ business needs to registers with the TRAI DLT Platform.

The latest notification we are getting from telco's about DLT service fees. The fee for DLT services would be 0.025 INR per message submitted to the platform. Telco's would charge DLT service fees from 1st September 2020 onwards.

To overcome fraud and SMS spam TRAI Create a regulation framework, Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, henceforth referred to as the TCCCPR.

We at SMSGATEWAYHUB deeply value our business association and would hence take you through the process of complying with the regulations specified by the TCCCPR in a disciplined manner.

The TCCCPR is a significant step towards regulating unsolicited commercial communication. The new regulatory framework has devolved control and regulatory powers to access providers. The Regulations will take effect in a phased manner over a period of days, starting with access providers being made responsible for registering all entities making commercial communications and ensuring their compliance with the TCCCPR Regulations.

SMSGATEWAYHUB seeks your support in onboarding the Enterprises and ensuring that all the messages are scrubbed as directed by the Regulator, thereby making A2P Messages much more valuable to the mobile user as a medium.

Save your Costs by following the simple tips.

  • Remove all junk numbers from your data/phone book.
  • If you are using API, filter out major invalid numbers such as 919999999999.
  • Verify the Mobile Series, if the series is does not start with 6, 7, 8, 9 then do not send messages to such phone numbers.
  • Download your DLR and list down all failed numbers and remove invalid and permanent error code phone numbers from your data or phone book.

Our teams will continue to work with your organization to ensure migration of all your traffic to various operator DLT platforms and Compliance to the new TCCCPR 2018 regulation. Please feel free to reach out to your Accounts Manager for any clarification or queries.

Calculating SMS Balance in respect of price hike

Please be informed that SMS prices on all routes are likely to be increase by 1st September 2020 as all the service operator providers together decided to hike the pricing. In this regard, we request you to please consume all the available credits at the earliest. Once the new price is effective the remaining credits will be charged (or) accounted on the new price.

Let's consider the below scenario to check/apply the new pricing with existing SMS credits:

Description SMS Total (A) Per SMS Price (B) Amount (A*B)
Customer Purchased 1,00,000 0.095 INR 9,500
Customer's Today SMS Count 90,000 0.095 INR 8,550

Conversion of the above SMS Count :

Description Amount (A) Per SMS Price (B) SMS Total (A/B)
Total Balance Amount INR 8,550 0.095 90,000
SMS Conversion INR 8,550 0.012 71,250

As always SMSGATEWAYHUB value your partnership and seek your support in making this endeavor a joint success.