South Africa

+27
COUNTRY
CODE
ZA
ISO CODE
54m
POPULATION
79m
MOBILE
CONNECTIONS

Introduction: Sending SMS to :South Africa

South Africa- TEST 1

Features

Alphanumeric sender

    NOT AVAILABLE

Alphanumeric senders are not supported in South Africa.

Character set

    GSM

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

Two Way Messaging

    SUPPORTED

Two-way messaging in South Africa can be configured with long numbers and dedicated or shared short codes. The short code cannot be used as the Sender ID.

Delivery reports

    SUPPORTED

All operators in South Africa support reliable handset delivery receipts for SMS.

SMS restrictions in :South Africa

Sender restrictions

In South Africa, the Sender ID is always over-written with a random national long code. It is not possible to have any form of dynamic Sender ID.

Content restrictions

Unless a customer has expressly or implicitly requested or agreed otherwise, a member may not engage in any direct marketing directed to a consumer on: Sundays, public holidays, Saturdays before 09:00 and after 13:00 and all other days between the hours of 20:00 and 08:00 the following day. Promotional competitions may not contain words such as “win” or “prize” to describe items intended to be offered to all or a substantial majority of the participants. Abuse (spam, phishing, etc) is prohibited.

Operators

Operator
Vodacom
GSM
Cell C
GSM
MTN
GSM
Telkom
GSM
Wirels Connect
GSM
Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd
GSM
iBurst
GSM
Lyca Mobile
GSM
MTN
GSM
Neotel
GSM
Neotel
GSM
Ictel SA
GSM