Saudi Arabia: SMS Features and Restrictions

Sender ID:

As we are using Adaptive Routing, SenderIDs may be overwritten with numeric senders, MEMO or NXSMS to ensure delivery. Numeric Senders of more than 11 digits will be blocked. 



Networks in Saudi Arabia have implemented very complex spam filters that in most cases block even legitimate application to person traffic. Therefore, cheap signalling/roaming links do not deliver well especially for high value content such as password delivery or alerts, let alone marketing bulk traffic. Additionally all the routes in Saudi are unstable due local issues so relying on one route is not possible.

Nexmo has therefore created a dynamic routing in Saudi Arabia, which combines several routes and chooses the best one to ensure your message is delivered.


No Adult content is allowed.


No political content is allowed.


No religious content is allowed.


Unicode is fully supported.

Concatenated messages:

Concatenated messages are supported.

Other features/restrictions of note:

Delivery Receipts:
Handset delivery receipts are not supported.


Global SMS Features Overview (Outbound only)

Global SMS Numbers Features Overview


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