In South Africa, we have direct connections with local operators.
Sender ID Restrictions
|Can I send with a name/letters as the sender?||No||The sender will be overwritten to a local number|
|Can I send with an international number as the sender?||No||The sender will be overwritten to a local number|
|Can I send with a local number as the sender?||No||To send to South Africa using a local number, you must use a MessageBird Longcode|
|Can I send a message with over 160 characters as 1 SMS?||Yes|
As far as we are aware, there are no content restrictions when sending to South Africa.
Virtual Mobile Numbers
Due to local agreements, to receive SMS on your virtual mobile number, you will first need to send an SMS to the recipient from that number. This is a one-for-one system only. You will not be able to receive SMS from numbers you have not sent to, as the messages will be dropped by the local network.