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.
OPERATORCODE
Aircel, Dishnet WirelessD
AirtelA
BSNLB
BPL Mobile/Loop TelecomL
Idea CellularI
MTNLM
Reliance CommunicationsR
Reliance TelecomE
Tata TeleservicesT
UnitechU
VodafoneVideoconVH

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

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

 

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