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Mexico SMS Guidelines

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Mexico Country Overview

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N. America

International Country Code


Mobile Country Code


ISO Code


Mobile Operators

Mexico has three main mobile operators:

  • Telcel
  • Movistar
  • AT&T Mexico.

The MVNOs run under the Telcel and Movistar Networks.


Service Guidelines


Mobile Number Portability (MNP)


Service offered (SC/LC)

Only Short Codes are allowed.

Does customer need to have shared/dedicated SC?

Traffic can run using shared codes or dedicated short codes

2 Way Services (MO/MT)


Handset Delivery Receipts

YES – Mobile acks will incur an extra cost for AT&T and Telcel. For Movistar they are free of charge.





Supported encoding

UCS2 is not supported.

Unicode Support



TPOA (Sender ID)

Alpha TPOA are supported subject to registration and operator approval.

Dynamic TPOA available?


TPOA Registration needed and what are the average delays?

It is necessary to register ALPHA TPOAs and the registration process can take up to 2 weeks.

Specific TPOA comments



 Regulatory Compliance


Differentiation between Marketing vs Transactional traffic?


Opt-in/Opt-out requirements

Opt out is required and the customer is responsible to provide support for Opt Out BAJA/STOP messages.

Regulatory Information

It is the customer’s responsibility to comply with all the rules and regulations as stated in the Code of Conduct and as specified by the operators themselves. Please refer to the material published by therelevant regulatory bodies.

  • In order to provide the connection customers will need to describe the service and send the terms of use to the end-user - where end users allow them to send messages to their mobile numbers.
  • SMS must not be used for marketing or research for any political, religious, alcohol related or adult themed purposes.
  • Mexican mobile numbers should not be used to send marketing, 1-way, or application-to-person (A2P) traffic.
  • Certain A2P content such as URLs and brand names may be blocked when sending from Mexican numbers.

Further References


SAP Digital Interconnect Contact


Disclaimer: The Country SMS Guidelines do not constitute legal advice. By providing you with these Country SMS Guidelines, SAP Digital Interconnect makes no assurances regarding the legal compliance of your use of the SAP Digital Interconnect services and any application built using SAP Digital Interconnect’s APIs, nor about the correctness or completeness of these Country SMS Guidelines, and SAP reserves the right to at any time amend or withdraw the Country SMS Guidelines. These Country SMS Guidelines do not relieve you from educating yourself about, and abiding by, all compliance obligations applicable to your specific use of the SAP Digital Interconnect services and any application built using SAP Digital Interconnect’s APIs.


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Shahzad Ismail
Head of Community Engagement
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