Malaysia

Sender ID Restrictions

Can I send with a name/letters as the sender? No The sender will be overwitten to a local long or short code 
Can I send with an international number as the sender? No The sender will be overwitten to a local long or short code 
Can I send with a local number as the sender? No If you use a Malaysian VMN that you purchased via us, this will be maintained. All other senders will be overwritten to a local long or short code 
Can I send a message with over 160 characters as 1 SMS? Yes The limit for 1 SMS is 153 characters in Malaysia. If you are sending an SMS that is longer than 153 characters, your message must start with 'RM0.00'

 

 

Other Restrictions

Character Support

The following characters are not supported

Δ Φ
Γ Λ Ω
Π Ψ Σ
Θ Ξ ¤
£ ¥ è
é ù ì
ò Ç Ø
ø Å å
Æ æ
ß É Ä
Ö  Ñ Ü
§ ¿ ä 
ö ñ ü
à    

 

Message Length 

Messages to Malaysian networks have a character limit of 153. All non-P2P traffic in Malaysia must begin with 'RM0.00', which takes up the first 7 characters of any message. This reference indicates that the message will be free for the receiver. If your message does not begin with 'RM0.00' operators will add this to your message. 

Concatenated SMS

If you are sending an SMS which is longer than 153 characters, your message must start with 'RM0.00'. If you do not add this, your message might not deliver of deliver with changed content.