A Sender ID is a unique name or standard mobile number that shows in the “from” field of your text messages on your phone.

So, instead of the message coming from a system generated long number, you can choose your company name, campaign name or even a standard mobile number. By using a Sender ID, your customers will immediately recognise who the SMS text message is from. Take a look how Greenhead College uses their Sender ID.

Recipients can’t reply to text messages sent using a Sender ID making it ideal for sending SMS messages that don’t need a response. But remember, you will need to include clear instructions in the message on how recipients can opt-out. By doing this, you’ll be sticking to the industry codes of best practice with every send.

Some countries require the registration of a Sender ID before you can start sending. Take a look at the list of these countries here. For more information on the rules around applying for a Sender ID, click here.

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Please note that Sender IDs are not available for all destinations and will need to be manually tested by our support team.

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