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ISO CODE
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Introduction: Sending SMS to France

France- TEST 1

Features

Alphanumeric sender

SUPPORTED

Alphanumeric senders are allowed in France. You can send SMS with a name/letters as the sender.

Character set

GSM

The mobile networks in France all use the GSM character set. All French operators support Unicode except Bouygues. Unicode messages towards Bouygues are translated to GSM. Concatenated SMS are supported in France.

Two Way Messaging

SUPPORTED

Two-way messaging in France can be configured with long numbers and dedicated or shared short codes. Opt-out is mandatory and dynamic numeric senders are not allowed.

Delivery reports

SUPPORTED

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

SMS restrictions in France

Country regulations

France has 2 shortcode ranges: 36xxx -> only for marketing messages. 38xxx -> only for otp, alerting and notifications messages (no marketing). Undeclared traffic will be treated as marketing messages. Traffic through 36xxx is not allowed between 20:30 and 08:00 GMT+1. Traffic through 36xxx is not allowed on Sunday and public French holidays.

Content restrictions

There are no restrictions other than those mentioned above and those that prevent abuse (spam, phishing, etc).

Sender restrictions

When sending marketing messages with alphanumeric sender, the message content must contain instructions for the recipient to unsubscribe. If no instruction is given, CM will add STOP [shortcode] to the message. When using the 36xxx shortcode and a recipient replies with STOP (or equivalent), you are obligated to remove that number from your database. All messages must be sent in French.

Operators

Operator
Orange
GSM
SFR
GSM
Bouygues
GSM
Orange
GSM
Orange
GSM
SFR
GSM
SFR
GSM
Bouygues
GSM
Lycamobile
GSM
Free
GSM
Free
GSM
Virgin
GSM
NRJ
GSM
Omea
GSM
SFR
GSM
Globalstar
GSM
Globalstar
GSM
Globalstar
GSM
Transatel
GSM
MobiquiThings
GSM
Afone
GSM
Société International
GSM
Mundio Mobile
GSM
Astrium
GSM
Association Plate-Forme
GSM
Ste d'Ingenierie Systeme
GSM
Bouygues
GSM
Completel Mobile
GSM
Omer
GSM
Futur
GSM
LaPoste
GSM
Auchan
GSM
Hewlett-Packard France
GSM
LEGOS
GSM
Voxbone
GSM
TDF
GSM
Plateforme telecom
GSM