The number of characters allowed in an SMS

Updated 3 months ago by Jane

One SMS can have maximum 160 ASCII characters or 70 Unicode characters. If there are more than 160 characters, charge for multiple SMS will be applied.

Message character limits and number of SMS required:

 

1 SMS required

2 SMS required

3 SMS required

ASCII

160 characters or less

306 characters or less

459 characters or less

Unicode

70 characters or less

134 characters or less-

201 characters or less

NOTE:

Special characters such as Chinese may be considered more than 1 character.

The following ASCII characters counts as 2 characters when determining message length

\n

Line feed

[

Left square bracket

]

Right square bracket

\

Backslash

^

Circumflex accent

{

Left curly bracket

}

Right curly bracket

|

Vertical bar

Euro sign


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