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

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