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Originator: "From" field parameter encoding

Alberto Corazon
posted this on July 20, 2011 10:33

- NUMERIC ORIGINATOR: Source address and destination address in international format shall not contain any leading “+” or “00”, but only starting with the countrycode. Maximum length of a international originator is 15 digits.

- ALPHANUMERIC ORIGINATOR: Length of an alphanumeric originator is limited to 11 characters.
Supported characters: 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789'.
The use of any other character may affect the delivery of the SMS ( originator altered or delivery failed).