Korea : mobile number verification (본인 인증)

When signing up for almost any mobile app / online store / banking service in South Korea, every user is required to go through mobile phone number verification process.

There are 2 types of verification : general verification and advanced verification.

  1. General Verification (일반 본인인증)

General verification consists of 1 level check – simply confirming that the phone number is used by the person, registering for the service. The information required is only mobile phone number.

By entering the code received via SMS, verification process is completed.

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left image : enter phone number / right  image : enter code received by SMS

This type of verification is mostly used by online stores, music libraries etc.

2. Advanced verification (고급 본인인증)

The goal of advanced verification is to confirm that the legal owner of the phone number is indeed in possession of it and can use it for account registration. The information required for advanced verification :

  • Full name (as stated in contract with mobile carrier SKT, KT, LGU+)
  • Date of birth (y or yyyymmdd)
  • Choose Male / Female checkbox
  • Choose Korean / Foreigner checkbox
  • Choose carrier (SKT, KT, LGU+) -> enter mobile phone number
    • Enter code received via SMS

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Advanced verification is commonly used by banks, public institutions, hospitals etc – any organizations, where the service involves higher level personal information required for its provision.

To know more about mobile number verification in Korea and get a quote please contact our managers at sureminternational@gmail.com

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Sending SMS to South Korea

  • Guarantee the highest success rate for the traffic sending to Korea
    • (1)We have accumulated full NPDB of three mobile operators for 17 years of experience
      • In Korea, there is Number Portability service provided by main three operators
      • E.g. 010-1234-5678 number, originally belonging to KT can switch to another operator (SKT or LGU+)
      • Fast transmission to the connected operator based on all NPDB information
        (NPDB : Number Portability data base)
    • (2)Supporting messages receipt without blocking from the SPAM policy
      • On 2014, Offered Guideline about transmission of advertising message
      • On 2015, the policy has been revised for filtering SPAM (Enforced on October 2015)
        • ·Policy enforcement to prohibit changing sender ID randomly
        • ·Service implementation to block sending message with stolen number
      • =>We provide a guideline to the customer to send a message which is fitted in the government policy
      • <In case of sending SMS with unavailable sender id or
        sender id which is not match to the numbering plan in Korea >[Failure of Detailed rules] [Proper examples]
    • (3)Possible to send to the minor operators
      • Transmission to the phones connected with KT Powertel , Ann Phone and Internet Phone
      • Numbering system according to the kind of service
        • ·SKT, KT, LGU+ : +82 – 10 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Internet phone : +82 – 70 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Seoul Landline/ Internet phone : +82 – 2 – XXXX – YYYY
        • ·Other destinations Landline / Internet phones : +82 – 31 – XXX – YYYY
          • ※Other destinations: Gyeonggi (31), Incheon (32), Gangwon (33) and Chungnam (41), Daejeon (42),
            Chungbuk (43), Sejong (44), Busan (51), Ulsan (52), Daegu (53), Gyeongbuk (54), Gyeongnam (55),
            Jeonnam (61), Gwangju (62), Jeonbuk (63) and Jeju (64)
        • ·KT Powertel : +82 – 13 – XXXX
    • (4)Tracing the reason of failed message and issuing weekly report for increasing success rate
      • Delivery rate improvement 70% -> 96%
        • ·The actual successful delivery rate is considered as 100%
          because the failed message of 4% is caused by the reasons below.
        • ·The reason of Failure : Invalid phone numbers or handset power off
      • Delivery rate improvement grounds (failure cause analysis and response)
        • ·Sender ID regulations compliance guide
        • ·Solution for Number Theft Protection Service
        • ·Error code status for non-existent numbers
        • ·Special solution for multilingual messages that are delivered incorrectly
  • Supporting to send messages in multi-language and higher quality service only in Korea
    • (1)All languages supported
      • You may send messages in English, Japanese, Chinese etc.
      • Full multilingual coverage (send messages in any language to any country of the world).
      • [Other company] [SureM]
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    • (2)Unlike any other A2P providers, we can deliver 140 byte SMS to Korean handsets!
    • (3)Individual 1:1 Customer Management service (with designated Account Manager)
      • Your personal Account Manager is always ready to assist on any possible enquiries and provide the information on successfully transmitted, non-transmitted messages, delivery rate and total indicators in a report, based real-time monitoring system and provide consultations based on the data.
    • (4)Weekly reports
      • Transmission details, delivery rate information provided

MNP

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is a service that allows you to switch over to another mobile service provider while retaining your existing mobile phone number.

Mobile number portability is implemented in different ways across the globe. The International and European standard is for a customer wishing to port his/her number to contact the new network (recipient), which then sends the number portability request (NPR) to the current network (donor). This is known as “recipient-led” porting. The UK and India are the only exceptions to implement the donor-led system. The customer wishing to port his/her number is required to contact the donor to obtain a code (Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) in the UK and Unique Porting Code (UPC) in India) which is then given to the recipient network. The recipient continues the porting process by contacting the donor with porting code. This form of porting is known as “donor-led” and has been criticised by some industry analysts as being inefficient, though prevents MNP scams. It has also been observed that it may act as a customer deterrent as well as allowing the donor an opportunity of “winning back” the customer.

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South Korea introduced MNP more than 10 years ago, in 2004.

To know if your country has the MNP implemented, the easiest way to check is ask your mobile providers. MNP gives mobile carriers a good opportunity to lurk in more customers, as retaining one’s mobile number while switching to a better option of service is indeed very attractive.

Here are some of the websites you may use to know about different countries’ policies on MNP:

http://mcclist.com/number-portability.asp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_number_portability

Sender ID

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When you receive a message, what is the first thing you are looking at? The number it came from. It will happen unconsciously, as the text message and its meaning might differ depending on who you received ot.

About Sender ID

– Sender ID is the originated address of which the message comes from.- It is often the displayed sender on the mobile number.- Each country has its own sender ID restrictions

Sender ID can be

  • 1. Alpha sender – Ex. SureM
  • 2. Numeric sender – Ex. 8215884640
  • 3. Alphanumeric sender ID – Ex. SureM123

Here are some examples of Sender ID regulations per country :

    • 1. Korea
      • No alpha / alphanumeric sender ID allowed
      • Only numeric sender ID is allowed
      • Between 0 ~ 12 digits
    • 2. India
      • Need to pre-register alpha Sender ID
      • Fixed 6 digits
      • Ex. SUREMC
    • 3. China
      • Numeric only
      • Need to pre-register signature to be added at the bottom of the message

Ex ) Good day! Thank you using SureM Service. 【SureM】

Every country has different regulations regarding the Sender ID policy. To get a detailed consultation contact SureM.

E-mail : sureminternational@gmail.com

 

3 ways SMS is making our lives better

First off, we do not take any credit for the material presented on the the 3 cases described in this post, each piece of information came from the link attached to each story.

In the modern day, when there seems to be less and less boundaries left for protecting ones privacy and growing amount of unsolicited information coming our way, there are still projects and initiatives created to make our lives easier and a little better by providing only the necessary data.

1. Pakistan – country’s Water Research Agency is sending forecast updates to farmers via SMS to improve irrigation system efficiency.

The text messages (or SMS) are sent by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), a government agency that carries out water research. Ashraf would be even more flabbergasted if he knew the scientists get this information from space.

Step by small step, the farmers of Pakistan may end up seeing cellphone technology as an essential part of a more productive future.

source : http://www.eco-business.com/news/satellites-and-sms-help-pakistans-farmers-with-smart-irrigation/

2. Afghanistan – Pajhwok Afghan News in collaboration with a local mobile carrier recently launched a service, sending latest news on various events in the country to their subscribers. 

Pajhwok Afghan News, in collaboration with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), on Sunday launched its Short Message Service (SMS) to inform subscribers swiftly of events in the country.

The system that formally started today enables AWCC customers to easily get SMS news as part of daily, weekly and monthly packages.

source : https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/08/06/pajhwok-awcc-launch-sms-news-service

3. UK – the new ChatHealth initiative, helping children and young adults to receive answers and advice on any health related issue they are concerned about.

Children and young people 11-19 across the county can now seek confidential advice and support on a range of health and wellbeing issues affecting them at the touch of a button.

It is all thanks to a new text messaging service called ChatHealth, which has been launched by Dorset HealthCare, and gives young people in school Year 7 and above the opportunity to send questions via SMS directly from their mobile phone to the ChatHealth School Nursing Team.

source : http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/health/new-chathealth-sms-initiative-children-296362

SureM FAQ : What is OPT-OUT? What does [Web발신] mean?

Be it something basic like SMS length or definition of the “OPT-OUT” – in messaging business there are always questions to ask. At SureM, we are constantly working on collecting and updating the data on everything, from technical terms and definitions to latest SMS regulations updates.

SureM FAQ

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Feel free to pop in to check our some of the questions you might be interested in and email us at sureminternational@gmail.com to ask any that are not on FAQ.