SMS: understand and control your consumption

Users with mobile numbers can send and receive SMS with Ringover.


SMS can be sent from French mobile phones to French mobile phones (0,05€/SMS) or from UK mobile phones to UK mobile phones (0,10€/sms).


The sending price of a SMS is defined in our rates.
Nice to know: the SMS cost depends on the type and number of characters.


The maximum length of a SMS is of 160 characters when the SMS is composed of standard 7-bit characters :
Capital lettersA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Ä Ö Ñ Ü É Ç Å Æ
Small lettersa b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v x w x y z ä ö ñ ü à è é ù ì ò å æ ß
Numbers0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = + - * / > < %
Punctuation. _ – ! ' , : ; « # ( ) * / ¤
Special characters& @ £ $ ¥ Ø ø Δ Φ Γ Λ Ω Π Ψ Σ Θ Ξ ¡ § ¿
FormattingSP LF CR ESC

The SMS containing one or several characters out of this list are encoded in a UTF16 format: the SMS maximum length is only of 70 caractères then.

If you exceed the limit of 160 or 70 characters, the SMS is decomposed: several SMS of 153 or 67 characters maximum each are sent and billed.

For example:
- your SMS contains 180 7-bit characters => 2 SMS of 153 and 27 characters are sent and billed.
- your SMS contains 180 characters including one off-list character => 3 SMS of 67, 67 et 46 characters are sent and billed.

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