In each country, local regulations may be in place when trying to send messages to users with an Alphanumeric Sender ID (Custom Word).

Operators in some countries will require that you pre-register your Alphanumeric Sender ID, whereas other countries do not require pre-registration.

The below table outlines whether a particular country supports Alphanumeric Sender IDs and if pre-registration of this Sender ID is required.

COUNTRY

ALPHA SUPPORT

Afghanistan

Yes

Albania

Yes

Algeria

Yes

American Samoa

No

Andorra

Yes

Angola

Yes

Anguilla

Yes

Antigua & Barbuda

Yes

Argentina

No

Armenia

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Aruba

Yes

Australia

Yes

Austria

Yes

Azerbaijan

No

Bahamas

Yes

Bahrain

Yes

Bangladesh

Yes

Barbados

Yes

Belarus

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Belgium

No

Belize

Yes

Benin

Yes

Bermuda

Yes

Bhutan

Yes

Bolivia

Yes

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Yes

Botswana

Yes

Brazil

No

Brunei

Yes

Bulgaria

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Burkina Faso

Yes

Burundi

Yes

Cambodia

Yes

Cameroon

Yes

Canada

No

Cape Verde

Yes

Cayman Islands (UK)

No

Central African Republic

Yes

Chad

Yes

Chile

No

China**

No

Colombia

No

Comoros

Yes

Congo (Republic of the Congo)

No

Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Yes

Cook Islands

Yes

Costa Rica

No

Croatia

No

Cuba

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Cyprus

Yes

Czech Republic

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Denmark

Yes

Diego Garcia

No

Dominica

Yes

Dominican Republic

No

Ecuador

No

Egypt

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Equatorial Guinea

Yes

Estonia

Yes

Fiji

Yes

Finland

Yes

France

Yes

French Guiana

No

French Polynesia

Yes

Gabon

Yes

Gambia

Yes

Georgia

Yes

Germany

Yes

Ghana

Yes

Gibraltar

Yes

Greece

Yes

Greenland

Yes

Grenada

Yes

Guadeloupe & Martinique

Yes

Guam

No

Guatemala

No

Guernsey

Yes

Guinea

Yes

Guinea-Bissau

Yes

Guyana

Yes

Haiti

Yes

Honduras

No

Hong Kong

Yes

Hungary

No

Iceland

Yes

India

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Indonesia

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Iran

No

Iraq

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Israel

Yes

Italy

Yes

Ivory Coast

Yes

Jamaica

Yes

Japan

Yes - Certain operators may filter Sender IDs to numeric to ensure delivery

Jersey

Yes

Jordan

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Kazakhstan

No

Kenya

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Kuwait

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Laos

Yes

Latvia

Yes

Lebanon

Yes

Lesotho

Yes

Liberia

Yes

Liechtenstein

Yes

Lithuania

Yes

Luxembourg

Yes

Macau (PRC)

Yes

Macedonia

Yes

Madagascar

Yes

Malawi

Yes

Malaysia

No

Maldives

Yes

Mali

No

Malta

Yes

Martinique

Yes

Mauritania

Yes

Mauritius

Yes

Mayotte

Yes

Mexico

No

Moldova

Yes

Monaco

No

Mongolia

Yes

Montenegro

Yes

Montserrat

Yes

Morocco

Yes

Mozambique

Yes

Myanmar

No

Namibia

No

Nauru

No

Nepal

No

Netherlands

Yes

Netherlands Antilles

Yes

New Caledonia

Yes

New Zealand

No

Nicaragua

No

Niger

Yes

Nigeria

Yes

Norway

Yes

Oman

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Pakistan

No

Palestine

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Panama

No

Papua New Guinea

Yes

Paraguay

Yes

Peru

No

Philippines

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Poland

Yes

Portugal

Yes

Puerto Rico

No

Qatar

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

RĂ©union

Yes

Romania

No

Russia

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Rwanda

Yes

Samoa

Yes

San Marino

Yes

Sao Tome and Principe

Yes

Saudi Arabia

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Senegal

Yes

Serbia

Yes

Seychelles

Yes

Sierra Leone

Yes

Singapore

Yes

Slovakia

Yes

Slovenia

Yes

Solomon Islands

Yes

Somalia

Yes

South Africa

No

South Korea

No

South Sudan

Yes

Spain

Yes

Sri Lanka

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

St. Kitts and Nevis

Yes

St. Lucia

Yes

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Yes

Sudan

Yes

Suriname

Yes

Swaziland

Yes

Sweden

Yes

Switzerland

Yes

Syria

No

Taiwan

No

Tajikistan

Yes

Tanzania

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Thailand

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Yes

Togo

Yes

Tonga

Yes

Trinidad and Tobago

Yes

Tunisia

Yes

Turkey

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Turkmenistan

Yes

Turks and Caicos Islands

Yes

Uganda

Yes

Ukraine

Yes

United Arab Emirates

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

United Kingdom

Yes

United States

No

Uruguay

No

Uzbekistan

Yes

Vanuatu

Yes

Venezuela

No

Vietnam

Yes - Pre-registration required

See - Registering Sender IDs

Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands)

Yes

Yemen

Yes

Zambia

Yes

Zimbabwe

Yes

SMSGlobal can assist you with Sender ID registration in most countries. Company registration and other documentation may need to be provided. Please note, regulations are constantly changing.

Note: SMS Sender ID regulations can be changed by local operators at any time.

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