Text message competitions and text message voting - get started today
Textvertising is an industry specialist and provides a number of different types of text based competitions
Any service below can operate at standard text rate or a cost of between 25p and £4.50 per entry to the end user.
The regulations for premium rate services from The Phone Paid Services Authority changed significantly from January 2017. The mobile networks have also introduced multiple new independant regulations as to how services can be operated on each of their networks. This includes the type of service, the number range used and where the services will be advertised.
As such compliance advice and setup has now become quite complex requiring us to provide additional support staff to handle enquiries and submissions. Consequently all new services now have a compliance and setup fee of £250+VAT.
We can no longer offer free advice. If you are serious about creating a premium service and wish to submit an application a payment of £250+VAT is payable in advance.
"Text A,B or C" style competitions
This type of competition is by far the most popular type. You can run up to 3 "ABC" style competitions simultaneously per account.
Text message raffle service
This unique service allows you to sell "virtual" raffle tickets using SMS. An end user texts in to buy a raffle ticket. A raffle ticket is issued in the form of an SMS with a ticket number and a unique code for the transaction. Everything is fully reportable and can even link in with existing raffle ticket books and systems.
Reverse Auctions/Lowest Unique Bid
Our reverse auction service is use extensively by radio stations and is a great alternative and fun way for end users to interact.
End users text in with a lowest bid (not the highest bid as normal auctions do). In order for someone to win, their bid must be the lowest UNIQUE bid. For example, if two or more have text in with a 1p bid, three for a 2p bid, then the only lowest unique bid available is 3p. In a real world competition the lowest unique bid could be a few pence or many pounds. The idera is that the person with the lowest unique bid wins or pays the price they bid.
Extremely popular with events, websites and media our Text Message Voting service provies everything you need to allows end users to text in with their choice. This could be a favourite singer at an event, the best model at a show and is only limited by your own ideas. We can also provide a portal to connect to for big screens to show results in real time.
Compliance and Advice
Please note: Premium rate providers can only activate premium rate services (where end users are charged for interactions) to users registered with The Phone Paid Services authority, the premium rate regulatory body. There is a strict code of conduct surrounding the operation of premium services that user must adhere too. For most users and those who generate less than £10,000 per annum, registration is free.
For more information, please visit our premium text compliance page for further reading and details about registering yourself or your business as a premium rate operator.