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Philippines - Messaging regulations

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2018 12:46PM UTC

General Information:

  • Handset delivery supported  supported
  • Concatenated (long) messages supported
  • Delivery to ported numbers supported

Supported Traffic Types:

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

Supported SenderID Types:

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

Content Restrictions:

  • SMS cannot be sent to landline destination number,
  • Religious content
  • Adult content
  • Racial content
  • Gambling 
Maximum Message Length*:
Encoding Used Single Message Long Message
GSM 160 153 (per message)
Unicode 70 67 (per message)
ASCII 160 153 (per message)
Latin-1 140 134 (per message)

Forbidden Content Topics:

  • Politics 
  • Adult or Otherwise Inappropriate Content
  • Gambling

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