UK (Direct route)

The UK is one of the largest and most complex mobile messaging markets in the world. Many filters are in place to block different types of traffic and cheap SS7 routes are extremely unstable, even on a short-term basis. A direct connection is necessary in order to ensure high delivery levels and a good price-quality ratio. Nexmo is using a direct connection to all UK networks!

This direct connection is fully featured including handset delivery receipts, dynamic sender ID and delivery to ported numbers.

Note that this does not include Jersey or Guernsey. Incidentally, these routes are also direct connections and high levels of deliverability are ensured also!

T-Mobile are filtering Sender IDs containing some symbols, including _ and -


Blocked Number Ranges

Nexmo does not provide services towards the following Number Ranges for Voice or SMS:

Personal Numbers (+4470)

Premium Numbers (+449)



  • Reliable handset delivery receipts - Yes
  • SenderID - Fully Dynamic
  • Unicode - Yes
  • Concatenated Messages - Yes


Virtual Numbers
Local Reach - Yes
International Reach - Yes*
SMS only - Yes
Voice only - Yes
SMS & Voice - Yes
Available via - API

*Not all ranges have international reach. Please check the following article for more details.

Different UK number ranges explained.

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