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Outbound SMS Features Overview


Question

What are the outbound SMS capabilities in various countries?

Applies To

  • Vonage SMS API
  • Outbound SMS
  • Regional Restrictions

Answer

The table below provides a high-level guide to our outbound SMS capabilities worldwide. For more information on outbound SMS features and restrictions for a particular country, click the country name in the left column.

Country DLR* Alpha Sender ID Support Sender ID Comments Unicode Supported Concatenation Supported Notes
Afghanistan ? No        
Albania No Yes   Yes Yes  
Algeria No Yes        
Andorra No Yes        
Angola Yes Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Anguilla Yes Yes        
Argentina Republic No No        
Armenia Yes Yes        
Australia Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Austria Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Azerbaijan Yes No        
Bahrain Yes Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Bangladesh No Sometimes        
Barbados Yes Yes        
Belarus No Yes  Pre-reg      
Belgium No Sometimes   No Yes  
Belize ? Yes        
Benin ? Sometimes        
Bolivia No Yes        
Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius (Former NL Antilles) No Sometimes        
Bosnia & Herzegov. ? Sometimes        
Botswana No Yes   Yes Yes  
Brazil No No   No Yes  
Brunei Darussalam Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Bulgaria No Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Burkina Faso No No        
Burundi No          
Cambodia No Yes   Yes Yes  
Cameroon Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Canada No (Network level DLR) No   No Yes  
Chad ? Sometimes        
Chile No No   No ?  
China Yes No   Yes ? Filtered content includes: educational/ gambling / cosmetic / political
Colombia No No   Yes Yes  
Congo Dem. Rep. No Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Congo Republic No Sometimes        
Costa Rica No No        
Croatia No No   Yes Yes  
Cuba No Yes Pre-reg      
Cyprus No Yes        
Czech Rep Yes No        
Denmark No Yes   Yes Yes  
Dominican Republic No No        
Ecuador No No   No No  
Egypt No Yes Pre-reg      
El Salvador No Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Estonia Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Ethiopia No Yes     No  
Federated States of Micronisia No Yes        
Finland Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
France Yes Yes Only 2FA Yes Yes Complex market - reviewing the Country-specific page is strongly recommended
French Guiana No Yes        
Gabon ? Yes        
Georgia Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Germany Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Ghana Yes No        
Gibraltar Yes Yes        
Greece Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Guatemala No No        
Guam No (Network level DLR) No     ? ?  
Guinea No Yes        
Guyana No Yes        
Honduras No No        
Hong Kong (China) Yes Yes    Yes Yes Alpha senderID are not supported to 45407 & 45412 by default to ensure delivery, for specific preference please apply through your AM or email to support team. 
Hungary Yes Sometimes        
Iceland Yes Yes        
India Yes Yes 6 letter Yes Yes Complex market - reviewing the Country-specific page is strongly recommended
             
Pre-reg            
Indonesia No Yes Pre-reg No No  
Iran No No   Yes Yes  
Iraq No Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Ireland Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Israel No Yes     Yes  
Italy Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Ivory Coast Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Japan No Sometimes Pre-reg Yes No URL links are not allowed without pre-registration
Jersey and Guernsey ? Sometimes       See United Kingdom for more details on these destinations
Jordan No Yes Pre-reg      
Kazakhstan ? No        
Kenya No Sometimes Pre-reg      
Kiribati No Yes        
Korea S Republic of Yes No   Yes Yes Simplified Chinese characters are supported but not Traditional Chinese characters. Delivery receipt are network level, often delayed
Kuwait No Yes Pre-reg      
Kyrgyzstan No Sometimes        
Laos P.D.R. No Yes   Yes Yes  
Latvia Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Lebanon Yes Yes        
Lesotho ? No        
Libya No Yes        
Lithuania Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Luxembourg Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Macao (China) Yes Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Macedonia Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Madagascar No No        
Malawi Yes No        
Malaysia No Sometimes   Yes Yes Sender ID may get overwritten to Short Code or random Malaysian number to ensure delivery
Maldives ? Yes        
Mali ? No        
Malta Yes Sometimes   Yes Yes  
Marshall Islands No Yes        
Mauritius No Sometimes        
Mayotte (FR Indian Ocean Territories) No Yes        
Mexico No No   ? No Concatenation not supported for 2-way LVN traffic 
Moldova No Sometimes        
Monaco Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Mongolia No Yes   Yes Yes  
Morocco Yes No  Pre-reg      
Mozambique No No        
Myanmar (Burma) No Yes   Yes Yes  
Namibia No No        
Nepal No Sometimes        
Netherlands Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
New Zealand Yes No     Yes  
Nicaragua No Yes        
Niger Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Nigeria No Sometimes        
Northern Mariana Islands (US) No Sometimes        
Norway Yes Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Oman ? Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Pakistan No No   Yes Yes  
Palestinian Territory Yes Yes     Yes  
Panama No No        
Papua New Guinea Yes Yes        
Paraguay No No        
Peru No Sometimes        
Philippines No Yes Pre-reg No Yes  
Poland Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Portugal Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Puerto Rico No No        
Qatar No Yes Pre-reg      
Reunion No Yes        
Romania Yes Sometimes     Yes  
Russian Federation Yes Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Rwanda No Yes   Yes Yes  
Sao Tome and Principe No Yes        
Saudi Arabia No Yes Pre-reg Yes No  
Senegal Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Serbia Yes No        
Seychelles No Yes        
Sierra Leone No Yes   Yes Yes  
Singapore Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Sint Maarten (Former NL Antilles) No Sometimes        
Slovakia Yes Yes        
Slovenia Yes Yes        
Solomon Islands No Yes        
Somalia No Sometimes        
South Africa Yes No   Yes Yes  
South Sudan (Republic of) No No        
Spain Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Sri Lanka No Sometimes Pre-reg      
Sudan No Sometimes        
Suriname ? Yes        
Swaziland ? Sometimes        
Sweden Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Switzerland Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
Syrian Arab Republic No No        
Taiwan No No   Yes Yes  
Tajikistan No Yes        
Tanzania Yes No        
Thailand Yes Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Timore Leste (East) ? Yes        
Togo No Yes        
Tunisia No No        
Turkey Yes Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Turkmenistan No No       MTS Turkmenistan: no SMS capability
Uganda No Yes        
Ukraine Yes Sometimes   Yes Yes  
United Arab Emirates No Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes No religious, political, or adult content is allowed.
United Kingdom Yes Yes   Yes Yes  
United States No (Network level DLR) No   ? ? Complex market - reviewing the country-specific page is strongly recommended
Uruguay No Sometimes        
Uzbekistan ? No        
Venezuela No No   No No  
Vietnam No Yes Pre-reg Yes Yes  
Yemen No No        
Zambia ? Yes        
Zimbabwe Yes Yes   Yes No  

*DLR = No, delivery receipts are either not available or do not provide accurate handset delivery information.

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