GERMANY SMS: Products and Compliance


Sender ID Dynamic 
Alphanumeric Sender ID (up to 11 Characters)
Dialing code 49
Major Carriers E-Plus, O2, Sipgate Wireless, Vodafone, Telekom
Number portability Yes
Message length 160 characters.
Support for Concatenated message Yes
Sender ID Supported Long Code
Short Code
Setup Time -
Support for Two Way SMS Yes

SMS Compliance

Prohibited Content:

The following types of messaging on all SMS messaging products:

  • Adult Content 
  • Gambling
  • Betting

Opt In Requirements: 

All receiving recipients must be opted in to receive marketing content or communication.

Sending to purchased/imported lists of recipients who have not opted in is not allowed.

Opt Out and Help Requirements:

All SMS sent should allow "OPT-OUT" for the recipient to exercise the option to stop receiving SMS.

Other Considerations

Recipients on "Do-Not-Call or Do-Not-Disturb" registries should not be contacted.

Recipients should not receive SMS during daytime hours unless essential communication.

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