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Mexico - Messaging Regulations

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2018 10:45AM UTC

General Information:

  • Handset delivery supported
  • Concatenated (long) messages supported
  • Delivery to ported numbers supported
  • All encoding types (GSM, Latin-1, Unicode) are changed to ASCII

Supported Traffic Types:

One Time Passwords (OTP)    YES
Alerts, Reminders, Notifications (ARN)    YES
Marketing (MKT)    YES


Supported SenderID Types:

Alphanumeric    YES*
Short Code    YES
Local Long Code    YES**
International Long Code    NO

*Alphanumeric originators can be preregistered only with Telcel
**Available only on Lusacell/AT&T

Content Restrictions:

All URLs within text messages must be submitted for approval prior to being included in live traffic to prevent phishing and misleading content that derives in criminal activity. This applies to all message types.

Maximum Message Length:

Encoding Used Single Message Long Message
ASCII 160 153 (per message)

Forbidden Content Topics:

  • Politics 
  • Adult or Otherwise Inappropriate Content
  • Religion
  • Violence

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