Monetize your premium mobile content via Hubtel

The Hubtel mobile airtime billing gateway connects you to earn royalty on mobile entertainment content



Get your content across to your customers via SMS, WAP or web and get paid. You can use our Premium billing API to manage subscriptions, unsubscriptions, billing and content delivery.

Subscription Channels

Subscribe users onto a premium content service via the following channels:

  • SMS
  • USSD
  • Web
  • WAP
  • IVR / Outbound dials


Features of the Premium Billing API

To subscribe users onto a premium content service via SMS, you require a keyword and a short code. A user subscribes to your service by sending your service assigned keyword (e.g. JOIN) to your assigned short code (e.g. 1944).

Make it easy for your subscribers to opt-out of your messaging campaign by texting STOP to your provisioned short code.

Content Delivery and Billing
Your subscribers’ airtime credit is deducted when content is delivered successfully. Billing is usually handled by the Network Operator. A delivery response of “Delivered” indicates successful billing.

Quick Start

Contact sales support for a premium billing Service Mechanics Document.

Information required include:

  1. Service description
  2. Projected traffic per month
  3. Subscription and unsubscription keywords
  4. Sample content

Once the service is approved, a specific service short code is given to the Content Provider for subscribing and billing users. The Content Provider may then proceed to integrate with our premium messaging API’s.

With the Hubtel Premium messaging API, you can provide the following services and more:

  • TV Voting
  • Sports scores
  • News and weather updates
  • Mobile content purchases e.g. games, videos, ringtones and wallpapers
  • Financial information
  • Horoscope services
  • Charitable donations

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