Premium SMS refers to the kind of SMS that you send off using a unique short-code where charges incurred are billed to your mobile credits. Examples of Premium SMS are as follows:
- Voting (Eg: Texting in to vote for the best singer on Vocal Fusion - charges are on your credits)
- Donations (Eg: Texting to HELP to donate a certain portion of your credits to people in disaster affected areas)
- Downloads (Eg: SMS Games, Ringtones, Wallpapers & etc)
- Subscriptions (Eg: Daily Jokes, News Updates, Horoscopes, *777# or *675# & etc)
This is a unique function in smartphones where if not enabled or activated, users will not be able to use a service code(s) to subscribe to various Products and Services offered by the Service Operator.
Therefore, if you find that you are unable to subscribe to data bundles via short code (*675# or *777#), you will need to activate Premium SMS. Follow this basic steps below to activate premium SMS.
(Note: The steps on how to activate Premium SMS will not be the same on every handset because of different Operating Systems and maker/model features of the device)
Steps for Android Users: