Jun 14, 2009

You might be receiving SMS codes like AX-Airtel wondering what’s it?

Recently,SMSs from Banks, Service Providers, Companies have started prefixing something like PX, AX, …etc. What’s all this!!??

According to new TRAI regulation, bulk SMS providers have to restrict the "Sender ID" to 8 characters. Other three characters should be used to specify who is the service provider & where it’s originated from. Say for example: MYTODAY sends an SMS to you using bulk SMS provider located at KARNATAKA which uses Airtel. You will receive it as AX-MYTODAY. First character specifies which service provider the message is being originated & the second character specifies from which location it’s originated. Here is the table which has details of these SMS codes:

Service Provider Codes:

Service Provider -Code

Aircel, Dishnet Wireless -D
Bharti Airtel -A
BPL Mobile/Loop Telecom -L
Datacom Solutions -C
HFCL Infotel -H
Idea Cellular -I
Reliance Communications -R
Reliance Telecom -E
S tel -S
Shyam Telecom -Y
Spice Telecom -P
Swan Telecom -W
Tata Teleservices -T
Unitech Group -U
Vodafone Group -V

Service Area Code

Andhra Pradesh -A
Assam -S
Bihar -B
Delhi -D
Gujarat -G
Haryana -H
Himachal Pradesh -I
Jammu & Kashmir -J
Karnataka -X
Kerala -L
Kolkata -K
Madhya Pradesh -Y
Maharashtra -Z
Mumbai -M
North East -N
Orissa -O
Punjab -P
Rajasthan -R
Tamil Nadu -T
UP-East -E
UP-West -W
West Bengal -V

So, combination of these two constitutes the first two digit of ?Sender? followed by an hyphen (-) & actual sender name.

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