Belgium SMS Features and Restrictions

Sender ID

Sender ID will be modified to ensure delivery.

Alphanumeric Sender IDs are not supported by Belgacom, so will be changed to a random numeric value.


The Belgian networks filter heavily and place restrictions on international routes and even on direct connections.

Features Belgacom (20601) Mobistar (20610) Base (20620)
Binary Yes Yes Yes
Wap Push Yes Yes Yes
Concatenated Binary Yes Yes Yes
Concatenated Text Yes Yes Yes
Unicode Not Guaranteed Yes Yes
Validity Period Yes Yes Yes

Belgacom only supports HP Roman 8 character set, so some special characters such as € will not display properly.

Other Features or Restrictions

Delivery Receipts

Delivery receipts are provided for all networks, however they are network receipts instead of handset receipts.

Additional Information

For more information, see the following articles:

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