Cameroon is a growing sms market and filters blocking traffic are becoming more and more common. Many operators are now setting up filters and ss7 links no longer work. Nexmo is pleased to announce that we are now offering a direct, high-quality and stable SMS delivery service to Cameroon! This will improve deliverability and ensure filtering is avoided for all SMS to Cameroon.
Delivery reports will be supported and Dynamic alpha senderID can be supported. Note that as on all direct connections no spam, political and/or adult content is allowed.
As of November 22nd 2014, phone numbers have shifted from 8 to 9 digits in Cameroon. All GSM numbers (MTN, Orange, Nexttel) are now preceded by the number "6". So for example (237) 99246025 becomes (237) 699246025.
This means that all SMS-MT sent to the operators Orange and MTN must contain recipients numbers of 12 digits starting with 2376. All SMS-MT sent containing destination numbers of 11 digits are rejected and cannot be sent to operators.