English

United Kingdom

+44
COUNTRY
CODE
gb
ISO CODE
65m
POPULATION
78m
MOBILE
CONNECTIONS

Introduction: Sending SMS to United Kingdom

United Kingdom- TEST 1

Features

Alphanumeric sender

SUPPORTED

In the United Kingdom, both Dynamic numeric and alphanumeric senders are allowed. Short codes and long numbers are both allowed once you’ve registered your service.

Character set

GSM

The mobile networks in the UK all use the GSM character set. Unicode messages are supported.

Two Way Messaging

SUPPORTED

Two Way SMS is supported in the UK.

Delivery reports

SUPPORTED

All operators in the UK support reliable handset delivery receipts for SMS.

SMS restrictions in United Kingdom

Content restrictions

General restrictions apply to prevent abuse (spam, phishing, etc). The content of marketing messages must be appropriate to the intended audience and will not be likely to offend, upset or harm, etc, any recipient of the message, whether deliberately or otherwise. In this regard, you must comply with all applicable laws and industry standards that apply to the marketing to children.

SMS Marketing guidelines

When you collect customer details, you must get their permission if you want to send them other offers or promotions. Customers have the right to stop their information being used for direct marketing. You must make it easy to opt out by sending a ‘STOP’ text to a short number. SMS-messages must clearly indicate who you are, that you’re selling something and what the promotions and conditions are.

Sender restrictions

No UK Government related senders, no Apple related senders and no O2 related senders are allowed.

Operators

Operator
Airtel-Vodafone
GSM
O2
GSM
Vodafone
GSM
Cloud9
GSM
TeleWare
GSM
Three
GSM
EE
GSM
Virgin
GSM
Orange
GSM
Jersey Telecom
GSM
Sure Guernsey
GSM
Manx
GSM
Airwave
GSM
Cable & Wireless
GSM
FleXtel
GSM
Inquam
GSM
Vectone
GSM
O2
GSM
O2
GSM
OnePhone
GSM
TalkTalk
GSM
Orange
GSM
Virgin
GSM
BT
GSM
Lycamobile
GSM
Tismi
GSM
RoutoMessaging
GSM
Truphone
GSM
Marathon
GSM
Colt
GSM
Railtrack
GSM
Railtrack
GSM
Hay Systems
GSM
Greenfone
GSM
Teleena
GSM
aql
GSM
JSC Ingenium
GSM
Cable & Wireless Isle of Man
GSM
Synectiv
GSM
Virgin
GSM
SSE Energy Supply
GSM
UK Broadband
GSM
Limitless
GSM
BT
GSM
T-Mobile
GSM
Lleida
GSM
Icron
GSM
Sky
GSM
Home Office
GSM