Cameroon is a growing SMS market and filters blocking traffic are common.
Dynamic alpha Sender ID is supported for all networks except MTN. Due to new regulations, MTN network now requires preregistration in order to ensure traffic delivery. To initiate this process please contact your account manager or the support team.
The additional content restrictions beyond those in our Acceptable Use Policy are as follows:
No adult content is permitted.
No political content is permitted.
Unicode is supported for Chinese characters, but not for other character sets.
Other Features or Restrictions
Destination Number Formatting
Phone numbers in Cameroon are 9 digits All GSM numbers (MTN, Orange, Nexttel) are preceded by the number 6. For example, (237) 99246025 becomes (237) 699246025.
All SMS-MT sent to the operators Orange and MTN must contain recipient numbers of 12 digits starting with 2376. All SMS-MT sent containing destination numbers of 11 digits are rejected and cannot be sent to operators.
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