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Sending text messages (International SMS)

Service introduction

You can use SMS just as you always do even when messaging overseas mobile phones.

A text message can be sent from an au mobile phone to a phone number of a local mobile phone overseas.
You can use the free call time included in your au rate plan for International SMS.

How to use

Sending messages

(Display the Create SMS screen)

  1. Enter an address

    010country codephone number

    • *If the phone number starts with a 0, do not enter that 0.
  2. Enter your message
    • *Up to 160 single-byte or 70 double-byte characters (the number of characters that can be sent may vary depending on the device).
    • *Single-byte alphanumeric characters are recommended.
  3. Send
    • *International SMS will be stored. When "Store?" is displayed, select "Yes" to send.

Service charges

Application None
Basic monthly rate Free
Payment You will be billed for this service with your au mobile phone charges on the month following use of this service.

International SMS communication charges

Sending Receiving
¥100 / message (tax exempt) Free
  • *You can use the free call time included in au rate plans (including Plan W) for international SMS.

Eligible carriers

Area Location Country
code
Carrier

North America

North America United States (mainland) 1 Metro PCS
US Cellular
AT&T
T-Mobile USA
Verizon Wireless
Cellcom
North America Canada 1 Mobilicity
SaskTel
Videotron
Bell Mobility
Rogers
Telus
North America Guam 1 Choice Phone/iCONNECT
DOCOMO Pacific (Guam Cellular)
IT&E Overseas (PTI Pacifica, Inc)
Pulse Mobile (GTA)

Asia

Asia India 91 Aircel
Bharti Airtel
BSNL
Reliance
Tata
Vodafone India
Asia Indonesia 62 Mobile8
Hutchison
Indosat
Asia Cambodia 855 Smart
CamGSM
Viettel Cambodia
CADCOMM
Asia Singapore 65 SingTel
StarHub
Mobile One
Asia Sri Lanka 94 Lanka Bell
Sri Lanka Telecom
Airtel Lanka
Etisalat Lanka
Hutch
MOBITEL
Asia Thailand 66 AWN
DTAC
A.I.S
DTAC (Total Access Com)
Asia Nepal 977 Smart Telecom Nepal
NDC (Nepal Telecom)
United Telecom
Asia Pakistan 92 Ufone
CMPak
Mobilink
Telenor Pakistan
WaridTel
Special Communications
Asia Bangladesh 880 Teletalk
Airtel Bangladesh (Warid Telecom)
Citycell (Pacific Bangladesh Telecom)
GrameenPhone
Orascom Bangladesh (Banglalink)
Robi Axiata (Aktel TM International)
Asia Philippines 63 Globe Telecom
SMART Communications
Sun Cellular (Digitel)
Asia Bhutan 975 B-mobile
TashiCell
Asia Brunei 673 B-mobile
Progresif Cellular
Asia Vietnam 84 GTEL Mobile
Vietnamobile
GPC Vinaphone (Vietnam Telecom Services)
Viettel
VN MOBIFONE
VNPT-I
Asia Malaysia 60 Celcom Malaysia
DiGi Telecom
Maxis
U Mobile
Asia Myanmar 95 MPT
OOREDOO
Telenor
Asia Maldives 960 OOREDOO
Dhiraagu (Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun)
Asia Mongolia 976 Skytel Mongolia
Mobicom
Unitel
Asia Laos 856 Beeline (TIGO)
ETL
LAO Telecom
STL (Start Telecom)
Asia South Korea 82 KT
SK Telecom
LG U+
Asia Hong Kong 852 3
China Mobile
Hutchison
SmarTone Vodafone
CSL
Asia Taiwan 886 Asia Pacific Telecom
T STAR(VIBO)
Chunghwa Telecom
Asia China 86 China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Asia East Timor 670 Telemor (Viettel Timor Leste)
Timor Telecom
Asia Thailand 66 True Move

Oceania

Oceania Australia 61 Singtel Optus
Telstra
vodafone AU
Pivotel Satellite
Oceania Samoa 685 Digicel Samoa
BlueSky Samoa
Oceania Nauru 674 Digicel Pacific
Oceania Solomon 677 Solomon Telekom
Oceania New Zealand 64 Two Degrees Mobile (NZ Communications)
vodafone NZ
Oceania Vanuatu 678 Digicel Vanuatu
Telecom Vanuatu
Oceania Papua New Guinea 675 Digicel PNG
Oceania Palau 680 PNCC
Oceania Fiji 679 Digicel Pacific
FJ VODAFONE
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia 691 FSM Telecom
Oceania French Polynesia 689 Vini

Europe

Europe Ireland 353 3 IRL
Europe Azerbaijan 994 Azercell
Europe Armenia 374 Orange Armenia
Europe England 44 EE/Orange
Marathon Telecom
Everything Everywhere
Hutchison 3 UK
Telefonica O2 UK
vodafone UK
LycaMobileUK
BT OnePhone
Europe Italy 39 LycaMobile Italy
3 (Hutchison 3G Italy)
vodafone IT
Telecom Italia Mobile
Europe Ukraine 380 MTS-UKR
Europe Uzbekistan 998 Coscom (Ucell)
Europe Estonia 372 EE elisa
EMT
Tele2 Eesti
Europe Austria 43 Hutchison Drei Austria
Europe Greece 30 WIND Hellas
Europe Netherlands 31 KPN Mobile
T-Mobile
vodafone NL
Europe Kazakhstan 7 K Cell
Europe Cyprus 90 MTN Cyprus
Cytamobile - CYP
Primetel - Cyprus
Europe Kyrgyz Republic 996 Megacom Alfa Telecom
Europe Georgia 995 BEELINE GE (Mobitel)
Europe Croatia 385 Croatian Telecom (T-Mobile)
Europe Jersey 44 Jersey Airtel
Europe Switzerland 41 Sunrise
Europe Spain 34 Jazztel Spain
Orange Espana
vodafone ES
Yoigo
LycaMobile Spain
Europe Slovakia 421 Telefonica O2 Slovakia
Europe Serbia 381 Telenor
Europe Tajikistan 992 Babilon-M
Europe Czech Republic 420 T-Mobile Czech
Europe Denmark 45 Telia Danmark
Europe Germany 49 vodafone.de
LycaMobile Germany
T-Mobile (Telekom Deutschland )
Europe Turkey 90 AVEA
Turkcell
VODAFONE TR
Europe Norway 47 Telenor
Europe France 33 Free Mobile
Lycamobile France
Bouygues Telecom
Orange France
SFR
Europe Belgium 32 Telenet
B mobistar
Proximus(Belgacom)
KPN Belgium (BASE)
Europe Poland 48 P4
PLUS (Polkomtel)
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina 387 BA-ERONET (PECT)
RS Telecom (m:tel)
Europe Portugal 351 MEO (TMN)
NOS (Optimus)
Europe Macedonia 389 ONE
Europe Latvia 371 LMT
Europe Romania 40 Cosmote
Orange Romania
Europe Luxembourg 352 L VOX.LU (Orange)
P&T Luxembourg (LUXGSM)
TANGO
Europe Russia 7 MegaFon
MTS-RUS
Vimpelcom (Beeline)
Tele2 (Rostov Celluear)

Latin America

Latin America Argentina 54 CTI Movil ARG
Telecom Personal
Telefonica Moviles Argentina
Latin America Antigua and Barbuda 1 Antigua Wireless Ventures
Latin America Uruguay 598 Telefonica Moviles Uruguay
AM Wireless Uruguay (CLARO)
Latin America Ecuador 593 Movistar
Conecel
Alegro PCS - ECU
Latin America El Salvador 503 Claro El Salvador(CTE Telecom)
Digicel S.A. de C.V. (El Salvador)
Telefonica Moviles El Salvador (Movistar)
Telemovil (Tigo) - SLV
Latin America Cuba 53 ETECSA (Cubacel)
Latin America Curacao 599 UTS (Setel) - ANT
Latin America Guatemala 502 COMCEL
Claro Guatemala
Telefonica Moviles Guatemala
Latin America Costa Rica 506 Claro CR Telecom
ICE
Telefónica de Costa Rica (Movistar)
Latin America Columbia 57 Comcel (Claro)
Telefonica Moviles Colombia (Movistar)
tiGO
Latin America Jamaica 1 C&W West Indies(LIME)
Digicel Jamaica
Latin America Suriname 597 Digicel Suriname
SR.TELESUR.GSM
Latin America Saint Vincent and the Grenadine Islands 1 C&W West Indies(LIME)
Latin America Chile 56 Claro (Chile)
Entel
Telefonica Movil Chile (Movistar)
Latin America Dominican Republic 1 Claro (Compania Dominicana de Telefonos, S.A.)
Orange
Trilogy
Latin America Trinidad and Tobago 1 TSTT
Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago)
Latin America Nicaragua 505 Enitel (Claro)
Movistar (Telefonia Celular)
Latin America Haiti 509 National Telecom (Natcom)
Latin America Panama 507 C&W (Panama)
Claro
Digicel (Panama)
Latin America Bahamas 1 BTC
Latin America Bermuda 1 Digicel Bermuda
CellOne(Bermuda Digital)
Latin America Paraguay 595 CTI Movil PRY
Tigo Telecel
Latin America Barbados 1246 C&W West Indies(LIME)
Latin America Puerto Rico 1 Puerto Rico Telephone (Claro)
Latin America Brazil 55 Nextel
Oi
Claro Americel
VIVO
TIM Cellular
Latin America Venezuela 58 Movilnet
Latin America Belize 501 BTL
Latin America Peru 51 Nextel
America Movil Peru (Claro)
Latin America Bolivia 591 Nuevatel
Latin America Honduras 504 Claro Hnd
Telefonica Celular (CELTEL)
Latin America Mexico 52 Iusacell
Pegaso PCS(Telefonica Moviles)
Telcel

Middle East

Middle East Afghanistan 93 AWCC
TDC Afghanistan
Etisalat Afghanistan
Afghan Telecom
Middle East United Arab Emirates 971 du
Middle East Yemen 967 MTN
Middle East Israel 972 Pelephone
Middle East Iraq 964 AsiaCell
Atheer Telecom Iraq (Zain)
Korek Telecom
Middle East Iran 98 Irancell (MTN)
Middle East Oman 968 nawras(Ooredoo)
Oman Mobile Telecom
Middle East Qatar 974 Vodafone Qatar
Middle East Kuwait 965 KT WATANIYA
Kuwait Telecom (VIVA)
zain KW
Middle East Saudi Arabia 966 Mobily(Etihad Etisalat)
zain SA
STC (Saudi Telecom)
Middle East Syria 963 MTN
Syriatel
Middle East Bahrain 973 VIVA Bahrain (STC)
zain BH
Middle East Jordan 962 Orange (prev. MobileCom)

Africa

Africa Algeria 213 ATM (Mobilis)
Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
Wataniya Telecom Algerie
Africa Angola 244 Movicel
Unitel
Africa Uganda 256 Airtel Uganda Celtel (Zain)
MTN-UGANDA
Orange
Uganda Telecom
Africa Egypt 20 Vodafone Egypt
EGY MobiNiL
Africa Ghana 233 Airtel
Glo Ghana(3G)
OneTouch (vodafone)
ScanCom (MTN)
Africa Cape Verde 238 Cabo Verde Movel
Africa Gabon 241 CELTEL GA
Libertis(Gabon Telecom)
Africa Cameroon 237 MTN Cameroon
Orange CAM
Africa Gambia 220 Africell Gambia
GM COMIUM
Africa Guinea 224 Cellcom Guinee
Orange Guinee
Africa Guinea-Bissau 245 Spacetel Guinee-Bissau (MTN)
Africa Kenya 254 Airtel Kenya(Zain)
Safaricom
Telkom Kenya (Orange)
Africa Ivory Coast 225 Atlantique Telecom Cote d'lvoire
MTN Cote d'Ivoire
Orange Cote d'lvoire
Africa Congo 242 MTN Congo
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo 243 Celtel Congo (Airtel)
SAIT Telecom (Tigo)
Vodacom Congo RDC
Africa Zambia 260 Cell Z
Celtel (Zain)
MTN Zambia
Africa Sierra Leone 232 Africel
CELTEL SL
Smart Sierra Leone
Africa Djibouti 253 Djibouti Telecom
Africa Zimbabwe 263 Econet
NetOne
Africa Swaziland 268 Swazi MTN
Africa Senegal 221 Sonatel Orange
Tigo Senegal (Sentel)
Africa Somalia 252 Hormuud Telecom
SOM GOLIS
Africa Tanzania 255 Airtel Tanzania (Celtel)
MIC Tanzania (Tigo)
VodaCom
Africa Chad 235 Millicom Tchad
Africa Tunisia 216 Orange
Tunisiana
Tunisie Telecom
Africa Togo 228 Telcel Togo (Moove Togo)
TG-TOGO CELL
Africa Nigeria 234 Etisalat
Celtel NIG
Globacom (Glo Mobile)
MTN NG
Africa Niger 227 Telecel Niger
Orange Niger
Africa Burkina Faso 226 BF Celtel
Onatel
Africa Burundi 257 Econet Wireless
Africa Benin 229 Etisalat Benin (Moov)
Glomobile Benin
Libercom
Africa Botswana 267 Orange
Africa Madagascar 261 Airtel (Celtel) Madagascar
Orange
Telma Mobile
Africa Malawi 265 Airtel Malawi CelTel (Zain)
Telekom Networks Malawi
Africa Mali 223 Malitel
Orange Mali
Africa Mauritius 230 Cellplus (Orange Mauritius)
Africa Mauritania 222 MR MATTEL
Africa Mozambique 258 Vodacom Mozambique
Africa Morocco 212 IAM(Maroc Telecom)
Wana
MEDI TELECOM
Africa Libya 218 Almadar aljadid
Africa Liberia 231 Cellcom
Lonestar Communications(MTN)
Africa Lesotho 266 VCL
Africa Reunion 262 Orange Reunion
SFR
Africa Central Africa 236 Atlantique Telecom Centrafrique SA (Moove RCA)
Africa Rwanda 250 Tigo Rwanda
Airtel Rwanda
Africa South Africa 27 Cell C
MTN-SA
VodaCom
Africa South Sudan 211 Zain SS

Air, ships, and satellite

Air, ships, and satellite Satellite 870 Inmarsat
Thuraya

Information on using "International SMS"

  • *Mobile Number Portability (MNP) customers may not be able to use International SMS.
  • *This service is for mobile devices that support SMS (C-mail).
  • *Customers using MOTOROLA RAZR™ IS12M will need to upgrade to Android4.0 to use this service.
  • *Prepaid Service mobile phones as well as some older models of mobile phones will not be able to use this service.
  • *International SMS communication charges are not eligible for the discounts that come with each rate plan.
  • *Communications charges will apply when sending International SMS (no communications charges are applied when receiving SMS). Communications charges may also be applied even when unable to send SMS due to sending errors or other causes.
  • *Communications charges will also apply when an international SMS does not reach a recipient due to the circumstances of an overseas carrier.
  • *Text that can be displayed on au mobile phones can be sent. However, the sent text may not be displayed properly on some mobile phones offered by overseas characters.
  • *It may be possible to use International SMS with carriers other than the connected carriers specified above. In these cases, communication charges still apply.