PHComm follows local regulations for Sender ID and content requirements including URL/links. 

Some countries require pre-registration of Sender ID and submission of SMS template or content. Failure to register Sender ID for countries that require pre-registration may result in failed delivery due to local carriers in these countries impose content filtering for non-registered message traffic. 

For some of those countries where restrictions exist we have solutions configured that will prevent your messages from being blocked - for example by dynamically changing the Sender ID to a random numeric code or text. 

Country Alphanumeric Sender ID Supported Registration Required  Regulations and requirements
Abkhazia  Yes No  
Afghanistan  Yes No  
Albania Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Albanian networks. Required approval for the SMS body text.
Algeria Yes No  
American Samoa Yes No  
Andorra Yes No  
Angola Yes No All numeric senders are overwritten to Alphanumeric ones in order to avoid filtering from the local carriers
Anguilla Yes No  
Antigua and Barbuda Yes No  
Argentina No No Sender ID in all Argentinian networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Armenia Yes Yes Pre-registered Sender ID is allowed in all Armenian networks.
Required informations in order to register a sender ID are : Sender ID , Content and Company's URL.
Political - containing operators name - not proper content is forbidden. For gambling SMS its allowed only transactional SMS, not advertising.
Aruba Yes No  
Australia Yes No Regarding marketing traffic in Australia, the main piece of legislation you need to be aware of is the SPAM Act.
Austria Yes No  
Azerbaijan Yes No  
Bahamas Yes No  
Bahrain Yes No  
Bangladesh Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Bangladesh networks. Required approval for the SMS body text and authorization letter from the client.
Barbados Yes No  
Belarus Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Belarussian networks. Required approval for the SMS body text.
In the specific country, Marketing SMS and Transactional SMS are charged with the same rates. Marketing SMS are allowed only from 9.00 to 21.00 (GMT+3), Transactional SMS at any time.
Client have to provide us the name and address of the legal entity in Belarus, the address of his site, the type of company's activity.
Belgium No No Sender ID in all Belgian networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Belize Yes* No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Belize networks, except in Speednet in which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Benin Yes No  
Bermuda Yes No  
Bhutan Yes No  
Bolivia Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Viva - Entel, except in Tigo in which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes* Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Bosnian networks. Authorisation letter signed and stamped and the required approval for the sms body text.
Botswana Yes No  
Brazil No No Sender ID in all Brazilian networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
British Virgin Islands Yes No  
Brunei Yes No  
Bulgaria Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric is allowed in all Bulgarian networks .If sender id is not registered then it will be overwritten to Generic Short Code which is free of charge except in Telenor in which Dynamic Alphanumeric-Short Code is allowed.
Burkina Faso Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Telecel,Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in Orange and Dynamic Alphanumeric and Numeric Sender ID is allowed in Telmob.
Burundi Yes Yes Pre-registered sender id is allowed towards all Burundi networks required informations are Sender ID , SMS Content and Company's URL.
Cambodia Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Cellcard - Smart - Qb - Seatel, except in Cootel In which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code and in MetFone in which Sender ID needs to be registered.
Cameroon Yes No  
Canada No No Advisable to rent a longcode
Cape Verde Yes No  
Cayman Islands Yes No  
Central African Republic Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Moov - Orange - Azur, except in Telecel in which is allowed Dynamic Alphanumeric and Numeric Sender ID.
Chad Yes* Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Airtel and in Tigo in which the Sender ID needs to be registered. The required approval for the SMS body text.
Chile No No Sender ID in all Chile networks is replaced by a Long Code.
China No Yes Sender ID in all Chinese networks is replaced by a Static Long Code but SMS body text and client's signature must be registered. 
Colombia No No Sender ID in all Colombian networks is replaced by a Short Code.
Comoros Yes No  
Congo (DRC) Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all networks except in Vodacom in which National Numeric is not allowed.
Congo Republic Yes No  
Cook Islands Yes No  
Costa Rica No No Sender ID in all Costa Rica networks is replaced by a Long Code except in Claro in which senders required pre-registration. All unregistered senders are replaced by a Short Code.
Cote D'Ivore Yes No  
Croatia Yes No  
Cuba Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in Cubacel network with the setup time at least 3 months and the required informations are: Sender ID, Company Info, SMS Content, Description of the service.
Curacao Yes No  
Cyprus Yes No  
Czech Republic Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Czech networks. International traffic - Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in T-Mobile and Nordic Telecom. In O2(Telefonica) and Vodafone full Dynamic Alphanumeric(Alphanumeric ,Numeric,Short Code) are allowed except national numeric senders in O2 network.
Denmark Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Danish networks.
All SMS that contains URL links must be pre-approved prior of messaging end users otherwise your messages will not deliver.Short URL/Redirect URL not allowed.
Djibouti  Yes No  
Dominica Yes No  
Dominican Republic No No Sender ID in all Dominican Republic networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Ecuador No No Sender ID in all Ecuador networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Egypt Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Egypt networks. Required Sender ID , Message Content ,Company's Website ,Commercial Registration document and Tax Card from the local entity.
El Salvador Yes No Sender ID in Digicel and Tigo is replaced by a Static Long Code, in Movistar the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code and Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Claro.
Equatorial Guinea Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in HITS Telecom and Dynamic Numeric-Short Code is allowed in Orange.
Eritrea Yes No  
Estonia Yes No  
Ethiopia Yes No  
Falkland Islands Yes No  
Faroe Islands Yes No  
Fiji Yes No  
Finland Yes No  
France Yes No Dynamic Alphanumeric or Static Short Code is allowed in all French networks.
Marketing SMS is not allowed from 8pm-8am and during weekends.
Opt Out option must be included in the text. Talk to sales for further information.
Opt In is the method generally used by most direct marketing firms, subscription or non-subscription periodicals, information suppliers, etc. After the opt in, the marketer will keep on sending the material or messages until the recipient chooses to Opt Out.
French Guiana Yes No  
French Polynesia Yes No  
Gabon Yes No  
Gambia Yes No  
Georgia Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Georgia networks, only required informations is the Sender ID.
Germany Yes No  
Ghana Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric Sender IDs is allowed in all Networks.Sender ID and content example is needed for registration.Please send your Sender ID registration request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. note is upon local operator's decision to approve the Sender ID.
Gibraltar Yes No  
Greece Yes No Dynamic National Numeric ,without country code(+30), and Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID up to 11 characters is allowed in all Greek networks.E.g +306932744278 is not supported but 6932744278 is supported.
Greenland Yes No  
Grenada Yes No  
Guadeloupe  Yes No Marketing SMS is not allowed from 8pm-8am and during weekends.
Opt Out option must be included in the text. Talk to sales for further information.
Opt In is the method generally used by most direct marketing firms, subscription or non-subscription periodicals, information suppliers, etc. After the opt in, the marketer will keep on sending the material or messages until the recipient chooses to Opt Out.
Guam Yes No  
Guatemala Yes No Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in Guatemala networks except in Tigo in which Sender ID is replaced by a Long Code.
Guernsey Yes No  
Guinea Yes No  
Guinea-Bissau Yes No  
Guyana Yes No  
Haiti Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Comcel - Digicel and in Natcom in which the Sender ID needs to be registered. 
Honduras Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Honduras networks, except in Tigo in which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Hong Kong Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric sender id is allowed in all networks.Requirements are Sender id , Content , URL and NOC letter signed from end user.
Hungary No No Sender ID in all Hungary networks is replaced by a Static Long Code.
Iceland Yes No  
India No No Different requirements for national and international traffic. For international traffic, Sender ID in all India networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Indonesia Yes Yes For international traffic, Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in Hutchison and in Indosat. Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in Telkomsel - Axiata - Smartfren without any fee, with the setup time in 2 weeks, the required informations to complete the registration are , Sender ID - Company Name - Company Country - Website URL - Content of the Message - Monthly Traffic Estimation.
Iran Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in TKC, Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in Shatel - Rightel - MTN Irancell and in MCI the Sender ID needs to be registered, without any fee, with setup time in 3 working day and the required approval for the SMS body text.
Iraq Yes No Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in all Iraq networks.
SMS Content must be matched with the Sender ID otherwise will be subject for blockage at the operator side.
Ireland Yes No  
Isle of Man Yes No  
Israel Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Israel networks except in Jawwal network in which pre-registered Sender ID is allowed.Required information to register a Sender id is : Sender ID , SMS Content , Company Name , Company Website.
Italy Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-National Numeric) Sender IDs are allowed for all Italian networks except in Iliad Italia SPA where Numeric sender id is not supported.
Jamaica Yes No  
Japan Yes No  
Jersey Yes No  
Jordan Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Jordan networks. The required approval for the SMS body text.
Kazakhstan  Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Kazakhstan networks and the requirements are Sender ID , Company Name , Traffic description , VAT Number. From 03.10.2018, a new policy of stopping traffic to operators Tele 2 (40177) and Altel (40107) is being introduced in Kazakhstan, according to which a “curfew” is imposed to ban the sending of advertising traffic from 22:00 to 9:00 local time (GMT +6). Otherwise, the operator (and, accordingly, the partner) will be charged a fine of 2,400 euros for each such case.
Kenya Yes Yes Pre-registered Sender ID is allowed in all Kenyan networks and required informations in order to register a Sender ID are : Sender ID , authorisation letter signed and stamped from end user and Company's local VAT number. 
Kiribati Yes No  
Kosovo Yes No  
Kuwait Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Kuwait networks.Required informations for sender registration are : Sender ID , Text Samples , Company's URL website , Marketing/Transactional classification.
Kyrgyzstan  Yes No  
Laos Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in LaoTel - ETL - Beeline and in Unitel in which the Sender ID needs to be registered
Latvia Yes No  
Lebanon Yes No  
Lesotho No No Sender ID in all Lesotho networks is replaced by a Static Long Code.
Liberia Yes No  
Libya Yes No  
Liechtenstein  Yes No  
Lithuania Yes No  
Luxembourg Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Luxembourg networks except in Orange in which sender id requires pre-registration else is overwritten to static numeric.
Macau Yes No  
Macedonia Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in all FYROM networks.
Madagascar Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Madagascar networks except in Orange in which only Dynamic Alphanumeric sender id are allowed but not generic ones.
Malawi Yes No Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender IDs is allowed in Airtel network but in TNM all senders change to SMSinfo after operator's request.
Malaysia No No Sender ID in all Malaysia networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
A single SMS counts as 153 instead of 160 characters because of a static code, in front of the text included by the networks.
Spam traffic (gambling, political, religious) is strictly forbidden with large penalties.
Maldives Yes No  
Mali Yes No  
Malta Yes No  
Martinique  Yes No  
Mauritania  Yes No  
Mauritius  Yes No  
Mexico No No Sender ID in all Mexican networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Micronesia Yes No  
Moldova Yes* No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Orange - Moldcell - Moldtelecom - Unite, except in IDC Moldova in which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Monaco Yes No  
Mongolia Yes No  
Montenegro Yes No  
Montserrat Yes No  
Morocco Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Morocco networks and the required approval for the SMS body text.
Mozambique No No All Sender IDs will be replaced by a Static Short Code to all Mozambique networks.
Myanmar Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in MPT - Ooredoo, Dynamic Alphanumeric in Telenor and in Mytel in which the Sender ID needs to be registered. 
Namibia No No Sender ID in all Namibia networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Nepal Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in All Nepal networks, except in Ncell in which the Sender ID needs to be registered. 
Netherlands Yes No  
New Caledonia Yes No  
New Zealand No No Advisable to use short code as SenderID and needs to be registered in all New Zealand networks, with one-time setup fee and monthly charges. Required approval for the SMS body text. Additional regulations for different type of contents. 
Nicaragua No Yes Sender ID in Movistar is replaced by a Short Code and in Claro - CooTel in which the Sender ID needs to be registered and the required approval for the SMS body text.
Niger Yes No  
Nigeria Yes Yes The sender id is Alphanumeric and needs to be registered to Nigerian networks
Authorization letter signed and stamped from end user is mandatory.
The specific pricing policy refers to companies that own a legal entity within the country.
The registration process requests a local taxation id from within the country.
Norway Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Norwegian networks.
All SMS that contains URL links must be pre-approved prior of messaging end users otherwise your messages will not deliver
Oman Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric sender id is allowed towards Oman.Required informations are Sender id , Content , Company's URL , NOC letter signed from end customer.
Pakistan Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric-Short Code is allowed in all Pakistan networks.
Palau Yes No  
Palestine Yes No  
Panama Yes* No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Panama network, except in Movistar in which the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Papua New Guinea Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in all Papua New Guinea networks.
Paraguay Yes* No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Vox and in Claro - Tigo - Personal the Sender ID is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Peru No No Sender ID in all Peru networks is replaced by a Static Short Code.
Philippines Yes Yes Pre-registered Alphanumeric Sender IDs is allowed in all Philippines networks.
Sender ID ,Website URL ,SMS Content and Company Name is required for registration.
Poland Yes No If SMS body text contains URL link then needs to whitelist prior of messaging end users .If URL link not whitelisted then messages will not deliver.
Portugal Yes No  
Puerto Rico No Yes Sender ID in all Puerto Rico networks is replaced by a Long Code.
Qatar Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Qatar networks. Sender ID , SMS Content , Website and Company's name is required.
Réunion  Yes No  
Romania Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in Orange the setup time 2-3 weeks and the required authorization letter from the client otherwise generic Short Code is available ,in Vodafone - Telekom Romania - Digi - Lycamobile is allowed Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID.
Russia Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID has to identify the customer’s company name (brand name or business type),Company's VAT and should have up to 11 symbols latin characters. 
Rwanda Yes No  
Saint Barthelemy Yes No  
Saint Kitts and Nevis Yes No  
Saint Luca Yes No  
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Yes No  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Yes No  
Samoa Yes No  
San Marino Yes No  
Sao Tomé and Principe Yes No  
Saudi Arabia Yes Yes Only Pre-registered Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in all Saudi Arabian networks. required informations are Sender ID ,SMS Content ,Website URL and NOC letter signed and stamped from end user.
Senegal Yes No  
Serbia Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Serbian networks
Seychelles Yes No  
Sierra Leone Yes No  
Singapore Yes No  
Sint Maarten Yes No  
Slovakia Yes No  
Slovenia Yes No  
Solomon Islands Yes No  
Somalia Yes No  
South Africa Yes* No Sender ID in all South African networks is replaced by a Random Long Code except in MTN in which Dynamic Alphanumeric sender id allowed.
South Korea No Yes Static Long Code Sender ID needs to be registered in all South Korean networks. 
South Sudan Yes No  
Spain Yes No  
Sri Lanka Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Sri Lanka networks, the required approval for the SMS body text and website URL
Sudan Yes No  
Suriname Yes No  
Swaziland Yes No  
Sweden Yes No  
Switzerland Yes No  
Syria No No Sender ID in all Syria networks is replaced by a Long Code.
Taiwan No No Sender ID in all Taiwan networks is replaced by a Long Code.
Tajikistan Yes No  
Tanzania Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Tanzania networks, required approval for the SMS body text and authorization letter from the client.
Thailand Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Thai networks, required informations are Sender ID , SMS Content and objective of sending SMS.
Timor-Leste Yes Yes Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Telkomcel - Telemor except in Timor Telecom in which the Sender ID needs to be registered
Togo Yes No  
Tonga Yes No  
Trinidad and Tobago Yes No Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed in Digicel and in Bmobile the Sender ID is replaced by a Long Code.
Tunisia Yes No  
Turkey Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Turkish networks
Turkmenistan No No All sender IDs are replaced by a Long Code.
Body text approval is required if the SMSs contain URL links.
Turks and Caicos Islands Yes No  
Tuvalu Yes No  
Uganda Yes No  
Ukraine Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all Ukraine networks except in PEOPLEnet - Intertelecom where sender id is overwritten to Short Code, required company name , website and tax ID.
United Arab Emirates Yes Yes Alphanumeric Sender ID needs to be registered in all U.A.E. networks
United Kingdom Yes No  
United States No No Advisable to rent a longcode
Uruguay No No Sender ID in all Uruguay networks is replaced by a Short Code/Long Code except in Claro in which Full Dynamic(Numeric - Alphanumeric - Short Code) sender id is allowed.
Uzbekistan Yes* Yes Dynamic Alphanumeric Sender ID is allowed in UMS - UzMobile networks, in Perfectum Mobile the Sender ID is Replaced by a Static Short Code and in Ucell - Beeline sender id must be registered.
For approval, Company name, website and service description are mandatory.
Vanuatu  Yes No  
Venezuela Yes No Sender ID in Movistar network is replaced by a Short Code in Movilnet nework is replaced by a Long Code and in Digitel in which Full Dynamic (Alphanumeric-Numeric-Short Code) Sender ID is allowed.
Vietnam Yes Yes Sender ID in all Vietnamese networks needs to be registered, required approval for the SMS body text, authorization letter from the client and the client's business registration certificate.If Sender ID does not match with Company Name then proof of ownership is required.Generic sender id for Viettel network only by approve.
Wallis and Futuna  Yes No  
Yemen No Yes Sender ID in all Yemen networks is replaced by a Long Code, except in Yemen Mobile and MTN in which the Sender ID needs to be registered
Zambia Yes Yes Pre-registered Sender ID is allowed in all Zambia networks required informations in order to register a sender id are Sender ID and SMS Content.
Zimbabwe Yes No  

 Note: *Alphanumeric Sender ID Support but has special restrictions

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