Experts Raise Questions Over SMS Cost

Industry experts raise questions as to why the retail cost is up to 80c per SMS

Industry experts estimate that the true cost for an SMS to mobile operators is between 2c and 5c, raising questions as to why the retail cost is up to 80c per SMS.

There are currently discussions around the potential introduction of an SMS termination rate, raising concerns that it may increase the price of SMSs to consumers.

However, BulkSMS chief executive officer, Pieter Streicher, argues that prices may actually decline if a cost-based SMS termination rate is introduced.

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Source: 
Sowetan Live

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