The number of characters allowed in an SMS

Updated 2 years 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


160 characters or less

306 characters or less

459 characters or less


70 characters or less

134 characters or less-

201 characters or less


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

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


Line feed


Left square bracket


Right square bracket




Circumflex accent


Left curly bracket


Right curly bracket


Vertical bar

Euro sign

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