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What is the meaning of prefixes like AM, DM, TD when you receive a sms?

When a person or user receives a sms from any company or institute a sender name displayed along with a prefix is in the inbox. For example – DM-SMSHUB, TD-HDFCBK etc.

  • Sender ID/Header for Transnational Messages :
  • AM-SMSHUB
  • Where’A’ stands for the operator code here its “Airtel”
  • ‘M’ is stands for the service company area here its “Mumbai”
  • ‘-‘ is the delimiter
  • ‘ABCDEF’ indicates six alphabets for company or organization sending Transnational SMS
  • Only one Sender ID is allowed per account & maximum 6 Characters (alpha numeric)
  • Sender ID is subjected to approval.
Operator Code
Aircel, Dishnet Wireless D
Airtel A
BSNL B
BPL Mobile/Loop Telecom L
Idea Cellular I
MTNL M
Reliance Communications R
Reliance Telecom E
Tata Teleservices T
Unitech U
Vodafone

Videocon

V

H

The latter character represents the location of the operator through which the message is received:

Operator Code
Andhra Pradesh A
Assam S
Bihar B
Delhi D
Gujarat G
Haryana H
Himachal Pradesh I
Jammu & Kashmir J
Karnataka X
Kerala L
Kolkata K
Madhya Pradesh Y
Maharashtra Z
Mumbai M
North East N
Orissa O
Punjab P
Rajasthan R
Tamilnadu T
UP-East E
UP-West W
West Bengal V

Difference between Transnational and Promotional SMS route?

Transnational SMS V/S Promotional SMS

Following are the listed differences between Transnational and Promotional routes:

Transnational SMS Promotional SMS
1.  Transaction SMS can be used for sending any type of information & alerts
Ex. OTP, Bank Transactions etc.
1.  Promotional SMS can be used for sending       marketing purposes.
Ex. Sale, offers etc.
2.  Transactional SMS
     can be sent any time (24X7)
2.  Promotional SMS are sent
      between 9 am to 9 pm only
3.  SMS can be sent on registered DND numbers 3.  SMS cannot be sent on DND numbers

What is Sender ID-how to get my sender name?

What is Sender ID?

Sender ID or Sender name is your messages identity from which the message is sent. This ID or name you can choose as per your business name. For example, you go to ATM and withdraw some amount after your transaction immediately you will receive a text with bank name like HDFCBK or ICICBK

Note: Promotional SMS route Support numerical sender ID.

Note: Transnational SMS route support 6 characters alphabetic sender ID in India, example SMSHUB, WEBSMS.