Chile: SMS Features and Restrictions

South America is a growing mobile messaging market, but one with many challenges. Chile is one of the major South American destinations and various filters are in place to filter and block SMS. In order to resolve this growing problem, Nexmo is now using our adaptive routing to maximise  successful delivery.


Sender ID:

All sender IDs are changed to a random numeric sender.



Adult content:

No adult content is allowed.

Political content:

No political content is allowed.

Usually direct suppliers or local aggregators do support Unicode in Chile.


Other features/restrictions of note:

Delivery Receipts:
Handset delivery reports are supported but please note that they are frequently delayed and are therefore not a good measure of message delivery latency.

Destination number formatting:

Due to changes in the numbering plans in this country (as of 2016) which requires that all mobile numbers have a digit (9) added in front of the number (behind the country code), when Nexmo receives a message for this country, this digit will be added to the destination number automatically to ensure delivery.

Example: Nexmo receives a message for 564756XXXXX, Nexmo adds the digit 9 after the country code and sends to the operator with the destination as follows: 5694756XXXXX.

Termination with response functionality:

Must initiate an MT first in order for MO to work



Global SMS Features Overview (Outbound only)

Global SMS Numbers Features Overview

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