As with many destinations in the Middle East, Qatar is a challenging market to deliver messages to. Many filters are in place to block SMS and even legitimate A2P traffic is very often blocked. To prevent filtering, Nexmo have a direct route into Qatar Qtel (42701). This, combined with our adaptive routing technology, will prevent filtering and assure a high quality of SMS delivery.
Sender ID will be changed to "NXSMS".
You can apply to register your own alpha Sender ID for use to Qtel only if you are sending volumes of 1 million SMS a month or more. Please get in touch with via firstname.lastname@example.org or§ contact your account manager.
Generic Sender IDs (such as "SMS" or "Message") will be rejected.
Vodafone Qatar (42702), Sender ID can not yet be registered and will be overwritten by a shortcode.
Adult content is not allowed.
Political content is not allowed.
Religious content is not allowed.
Other features/restrictions of note:
Delivery reports should not be expected and the lack of delivery receipts does not indicate delivery failure.