An Overview of regulations of Sender in countries

Purpose of this list

This list provides an overview of the known regulations in place in some countries. Please note that this list is subject to changes as operators in any country might make changes on their policy without informing us.

If you want to register a SenderID for a specific country, please contact your Account Manager.

Description explanation

SenderID: The number, text which is displayed as Sender when an end-user receives a SMS.

Alphanumeric: Combination of text and numbers. Can also be only text but not only numbers.

Numeric: Only numbers.

Alpha: Only text.

Short Code & Long Code: Number with either few digits (short code) or local mobile number (long code)

Registration: Process of registering your own SenderID at the local operators.

In some countries, even if registration is mandatory, your traffic might be delivered which is why we do not block the traffic at our side. This is reflected in this list when indicated "SMS Might be rejected by the local operators."

List of countries

Country Name Registration Remark in case of no registration
Australia Recommended Generic SenderID will be used by local operators if no registration.
Bangladesh Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Belarus Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Cambodia Recommended SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Canada Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
Central Africa Not needed Alpha sender only
China Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Cuba Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
Ethiopia
Recommended
SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Hong Kong Mandatory for some operators. Alphanumeric only. SMS Might be rejected by the local operators.
Indonesia Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Iran Mandatory for some operators. Alphanumeric only. SMS Might be rejected by the local operators.
Iraq Mandatory for some operators. Alphanumeric only. SMS Might be rejected by the local operators.
Italy Recommended  
Jordan Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Kazakhstan Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Kuwait Mandatory Alphanumeric only. No generic senderid and no numeric. SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Kyrgyzstan Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. No Generic.
Libya Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. No Generic.
Malaysia Not needed Numeric only. No alphanumeric.
Maldives Not needed Alphanumeric only. No generic senderid and no numeric.
Mongolia Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. No Generic.
New Zealand Dedicated short code recommended. SMS might be filtered by the local operator.
Palestinian Territory Not needed Alphanumeric only. No generic senderid and no numeric.
Philippines Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Qatar Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Romania Recommended Generic SenderID will be used by local operators if no registration. Cannot use URL without registration.
Russia Recommended Alphanumeric only. SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Saudi Arabia Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
Singapore Recommended Generic SenderID will be used by local operators if no registration.
Sri Lanka Mandatory for some operators. Alphanumeric only.
Sudan Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. No Generic.
Syria Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. Content should reflect SenderID.
Taiwan Not needed Alphanumeric sender only. SenderId will be overwritten by local operators.
Thailand Mandatory SMS might be rejected by the local operators.
Turkey Mandatory Workaround in place at RingRing.
United Arab Emirates Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
United States of America Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
Vietnam Mandatory SMS will be rejected by the local operators.
Yemen Not needed Alphanumeric only. No numeric.
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