To send SMS messages to China, use the international prefix +86. CM has indirect access to an MNP database of China and direct connections to China Telecom. CM also has a local office in Hong Kong. Use CM's platform for all your SMS services, SMS marketing campaigns, SMS alerts and SMS voting in China. Contact our sales department for more information about SMS messaging regulations and restrictions in China.
Alphanumeric senders are not allowed in China and will be replaced by a numeric service code.
Unicode is the Standard character set for Chinese characters. The GSM character set and concatenated SMS are supported by Chinese operators but every message part will contain only 62 characters.
Two-way messaging in China can only be configured with long numbers. Dedicated and shared short codes are suspended.
All operators in China support reliable handset delivery receipts for SMS.
Marketing messages in China are not allowed for gambling, property, immigration, adult related content, religious content, political content and education. Each message needs to include the opt-out option. URLs are not allowed and messages with URL links will be blocked. Arabic characters are not supported by any Chinese operator.
All content into China has to be pre-approved. Every message needs a signature added at the beginning of the body stating the original company name in Chinese (and/or English).
The Sender ID will be replaced by numeric local service code in China. Numeric senders and Short code senders are not allowed.