To send SMS messages to The Netherlands, use the international prefix +31. CM has a direct route in The Netherlands and direct connections to all Dutch operators. CM also has direct access to a live MNP database of The Netherlands and local offices in Breda, Amsterdam, The Hague and Enschede. Use CM's platform for all your SMS services, SMS marketing campaigns, SMS alerts and SMS voting in The Netherlands. Contact our sales department for more information about SMS messaging regulations and restrictions in The Netherlands.
Alphanumeric senders are allowed in The Netherlands.
The mobile networks in The Netherlands all use the GSM character set. Unicode messages are supported.
The standard 06-numbers can only be used for person-to-person messaging. In The Netherlands you need an 097-number to enable two-way messaging between applications and people (A2A, A2P & P2A). CM can provide you with a number.
All operators in The Netherlands support reliable handset delivery receipts for SMS.
There are no content restrictions for SMS in The Netherlands other than those that prevent abuse (spam, phishing, etc).
The Dutch Telecom Autority ACM decided that 06 numbers in The Netherlands must be attached to a mobile device (tablets are not considered as mobile devices). The 097 number range was created for messaging between applications and people. Short codes and long numbers are allowed after registration of your service.