How to Change the Character Encoding for SMPP


Changing the character encoding in SMPP.

Applies To

  • SMPP
  • Encoding


  1. Log in to your Vonage API account dashboard.
  2. Expand your account name in the left panel.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. On API Keys setting tab, you will see the SMPP Settings section. From here, you can select the default character-set encoding to be used.
  5. Once you have selected the character-set to be used as the default for your account, select Save Changes.

Note: This is only applicable for SMPP. Vonage REST API uses WEB standard UTF-8. This setting only takes effect for SMSC default alphabet (DCS=0). Whenever the data_coding is not 0, it will be replaced with the coding schema specified in data_coding.

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