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Kuwait

+965
COUNTRY
CODE
kw
ISO CODE
4m
POPULATION
8m
MOBILE
CONNECTIONS

Introduction: Sending SMS to Kuwait

Kuwait- TEST 1

Features

Alphanumeric sender

SUPPORTED

Alphanumeric senders are allowed but might be changed to a random international number.

Character set

UNICODE

The mobile networks in Kuwait all support Unicode messages en the GSM character set. Concatenated SMS is supported in Kuwait.

Two Way Messaging

NOT AVAILABLE

At the time of writing we don't offer Two Way Messaging in Kuwait.

Delivery reports

NOT AVAILABLE

Delivery reports are not consistent as most of the carriers in Kuwait do not support DLR's. Only Wataniya supports handset DLR and Zain and Viva support SMSC DLR.

SMS restrictions in Kuwait

Country regulations

Because there is no dedicated telecom authority, the operators have each taken measures to protect themselves from abusive behavior. Technically everything is allowed, but in practice the operators have very restrictive policies. All operators have some degree of filtering in place to counter spam. Because of this we can't guarantee delivery of your preferred sender ID.

Sender restrictions

Numeric senders and short codes are allowed.

Content restrictions

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

Operators

Operator
Zain
GSM
Wataniya
GSM
VIVA
GSM