Question: 

In SMS, Can you tell me which are promotional prefixes and which of these are transactional?

Answer:


One can differentiate a transactional SMS from a promotional SMS based on the Sender ID it gets delivered from. 


Transactional Sender ID
Promotional Sender ID



Both of them have prefixes (AM) which are automatically set by the operator delivering this particular message. Because we work with different SMS gateways who internally work with others & eventually operators who may try to send your SMS via the cheapest & best route possible, the prefix is unpredictable. These prefixes are meant to inform the recipient about the channel used in delivering the SMS. Typically, they use this information to report an NDNC violation. 

The following are the list of SMS prefixes and their explanation:

Operator codes:


Service ProviderCode
Aircel, Dishnet WirelessD
AirtelA
BSNLB
BPL Mobile/Loop TelecomL
Datacom SolutionsC
HFCL InfotelH
Idea CellularI
MTNLM
Reliance CommunicationsR
Reliance TelecomE
S telS
Shyam TelecomY
Spice TelecomP
Swan TelecomW
Tata TeleservicesT
UnitechU
VodafoneV


State codes that signify the origin of this SMS:


 
Service CircleCode
Andhra PradeshA
AssamS
BiharB
DelhiD
GujaratG
HaryanaH
Himachal PradeshI
Jammu & KashmirJ
KarnatakaX
KeralaL
KolkataK
Madhya PradeshY
MaharashtraZ
MumbaiM
North EastN
OrissaO
PunjabP
RajasthanR
Tamil NaduT
UP-EastE
UP-WestW
West BengalV


Now then, if you got an SMS from "VM-EXOTEL" - This SMS was delivered by Vodafone Mumbai.  "AX-650034" - would then be Promotional SMS by/from Airtel Karnataka.



Support contact details: 

hello@exotel.in

08088-919-888