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What is SMS Sender ID?

- 5 MIN READ - 18 Nov 2013

SMS Sender ID (also referred as to SMS Sender Name) is the information that is displayed to the recipient as the sender of the SMS when a message is received at a mobile device.

Messente supports all types of SMS Sender Names or IDs:

Alphanumeric Sender IDs may include alpha characters (A-Z) and numeric characters (0-9) and have the maximum length up to 11 characters. Please note that the SMS recipients cannot reply to alphanumeric Sender IDs.

Short codes are special numbers, that are usually shorter than the standard phone numbers and are typically used for e.g. customer support service, voting or premium rate mobile services etc.

Phone numbers as numeric Sender IDs can be up to 15 digits long (excluding “+” sign) and can include country codes, mobile operator codes, individual phone numbers, destination codes, identifying the subscriber’s operator etc. It’s also possible to reply to a phone number by just hitting the reply button.

With Messente you can choose and use various Sender Names and Sender types at the same time and it’s all completely free of charge.

Are there any exceptions?

Indeed there can be few exceptions. Different phones may act differently for spaces and other punctuation. Likewise in some countries (e.g. China, Mexico, South Africa, Belgium) personalised Sender IDs as a feature is not supported by the local legislation or local mobile operators. When sending the SMS to these countries most often a random phone number will be displayed as the sender to the recipient.

If there is something that you wish to ask or share, please give us a shout via support@messente.com! Thanks for your feedback and stay tuned!

Mārcis Jurisons

Mārcis Jurisons - COO

Marcis is the co-founder and CRO of Messente. He is also responsible for making sure that there is an alignment between company's revenue-related operations, including sales, growth and business development.

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