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 long code|
|Can I send with an international number as the sender?||No||The sender will be overwritten to a local long code|
|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
In order to receive SMS on your Virtual Number, you will first need to send to the recipient from the Virtual Number.
You will not be able to receive SMS from numbers you have not first sent an SMS, and they will be dropped by the local network. It is one SMS sent, one SMS received only.
N.B. 2-way is not possible with 8ta/Telcom mobile.