Zambia is a growing market for SMS in Africa and is expanding rapidly. The operators are filtering cheap SS7 routes and are making it more difficult to get messages delivered. Only direct routes approved by the operator are ensuring message delivery. Vonage has a direct route to all networks in Zambia via MTN Zambia.
This is now our default to all networks in Zambia (MCC=645).
MTN Zambia requires pre-registration of all International Brands. MTN no longer accepts Numeric or Generic SIDs.
There are no additional content restrictions beyond those in our Acceptable Use Policy.
Other Features or Restrictions
Delivery receipts are supported for Airtel (64501) but not for the other networks, therefore DLR latency should not be used as an accurate measure of delivery time.
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