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Saudi Arabia - Laws and Regulations

Laws and regulations for SMS in Saudi Arabia

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Written by Amy
Updated over a week ago

Mobile country code (MCC)

  • 420

International dialling prefix:

  • 966

Major carriers:

  • Mobily

  • Zain

  • STC

SMSGlobal supported:

  • Long Code - No

  • Short Code - No

  • Sender ID - Fixed Alpha. Preregistration is required.

One-way communication - Yes

Two-way communication - No

Opt-in requirements - Subscribers should opt-in to receive messages.

Opt-out requirements - A mandatory opt-out must be included (Keyword = STOP)

Message content:

  • Messages which contain URLs and objectionable content will be blocked due to strong filtering policies. No religious, betting, political or adult content is allowed.

  • Messages with numeric Sender IDs will also be blocked. Promotional messages may be sent only between 9 am - 9 pm.

Message format supported:

  • Unicode - Yes

  • Concatenated messages - Yes

Delivery receipts (DLR) supported - Yes

Useful regulatory links:

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