Belgium

+32
COUNTRY
CODE
BE
ISO CODE
11m
POPULATION
13m
MOBILE
CONNECTIONS

Introduction: Sending SMS to :Belgium

CM has a direct route in Belgium and direct connections to all Belgian operators. We have direct access to a live MNP database in Belgium and a local office in Brussels (Zaventem).

Features

Alphanumeric sender

    NOT AVAILABLE

Alphanumeric senders are not allowed in Belgium. You cannot send SMS with a name/letters as the sender.

Alphanumeric sender

    NOT AVAILABLE

Character set

    GSM

The mobile networks in Belgium all use the GSM character set. Unicode messages and concatenated messages are supported.

Two Way Messaging

    SUPPORTED

Dedicated longcodes are available for 2 way messaging services on request.

Delivery reports

    SUPPORTED

All operators in Belgium support reliable handset delivery receipts for SMS.

SMS restrictions in :Belgium

Content restrictions

There are no content restrictions for SMS in Belgium other than those that prevent abuse (spam, phishing, etc).

Country regulations

For a better user experience, the Belgian telecom authority decided that dynamic senders are not allowed. The content of a message will determine the shortcode range (for example: 8850 for free bulk traffic). Follow the below diagram to determine the shortcode that matches your content (from top to bottom).

Sender restrictions

Dynamic numeric senders are not allowed in Belgium. Short codes are allowed after registration of your service and should be 100% free for the end user. Free short codes always start with 8xxx. Consumer Opt-in is mandatory before sending an SMS campaign. This can be done via either SMS, Voice, Paper, Websites etc. The Belgian Blacklist Mechanism requires companies to handle immediately process STOP’ opt-out messages sent by consumers. There is no regulation on sociable hours but marketing campaigns are advised to be sent on weekdays between 7AM and 7PM.

Operators

Operator
Proximus
GSM
Orange
GSM
Base
GSM
Telenet
GSM
Lycamobile
GSM
NMBS
GSM
Mundio Mobile
GSM
Elephant Talk
GSM
Voxbone
GSM
Join Experience
GSM
UNLEASHED
GSM
Voo
GSM
Voyacom
GSM

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