Belgium: SMS Features and Restrictions

Sender ID:

Sender ID will be modified to ensure delivery. 

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

Content:

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

Other features/restrictions of note:

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

 

Links:

Global SMS Features Overview (Outbound only)

Global SMS Numbers Features Overview

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