Country Summary

Country nameQatar
ISO codeQA
RegionMiddle East & Africa
Mobile country code427
Dialing code+974
Major carriersOoredoo, Vodafone

Guidelines

Two-way SMS supported No
Twilio concatenated message supportYes
Message length160 Characters
Twilio MMS supportConverted to SMS with embedded URL
Sending SMS to landline numbersYou cannot send SMS to a landline destination number: the Twilio REST API will throw a 400 response with error code 21614, the message will not appear in the logs, and the account will not be charged.
Compliance considerations

Adult, political, and religious content is prohibited. Messages containing such content will be filtered out and accounts blacklisted. 

Twilio strongly encourages customers to review proposed use cases with qualified legal counsel to make sure that they comply with all applicable laws. The following are some general best practices:

  1. Get opt-in consent from each end user before sending any communication to them, particular for marketing or other non-essential communications.
  2. Only communicate during an end user's daytime hours unless it is urgent.
  3. SMS campaigns should support HELP/STOP messages, and similar messages, in the end user's local language.
  4. Do not contact end users on do-not-call or do-not-disturb registries.

Phone Numbers & Sender ID

AlphanumericLong CodeShort Code
Pre-registrationDynamicDomesticInternational
Operator network capabilitySupportedSupportedSupported --- ---
Twilio supportedSupportedSupportedSupported --- Not Supported
Sender ID preservedYesYesYes --- ---
Provisioning time3 weeks------------
UCS-2 support---------------
Use case restrictions

Adult, political, and religious content is prohibited. Messages containing such content will be filtered and accounts blacklisted. 

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Best practices
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Use only pre-registered Sender IDs to ensure message delivery.

Messages submitted with Numeric sender IDs may experience delivery issues. Twilio recommends preregistering an Alphanumeric Sender ID to ensure delivery.

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Alphanumeric - Pre-registration
Operator network capabilitySupported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning time3 weeks
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions

Adult, political, and religious content is prohibited. Messages containing such content will be filtered and accounts blacklisted. 

Best practices
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Alphanumeric - Dynamic
Operator network capabilitySupported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions
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Best practices

Use only pre-registered Sender IDs to ensure message delivery.

Long Code - Domestic
Operator network capabilitySupported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions
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Best practices

Messages submitted with Numeric sender IDs may experience delivery issues. Twilio recommends preregistering an Alphanumeric Sender ID to ensure delivery.

Long Code - International
Operator network capability ---
Twilio supported ---
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions
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Best practices
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Short Code
Operator network capability---
Twilio supportedNot Supported
Sender ID preserved---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions
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Best practices
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For the benefit of all our customers, these guidelines are provided to help you comply with applicable requirements and to help ensure Twilio's platform remains compliant with global telecommunications ecosystem requirements. These guidelines represent our current understanding of common compliance requirements generally applicable to Twilio and its customers, and do not constitute legal advice. By posting these guidelines, Twilio makes no assurances regarding the legal compliance of your application built using our APIs. You are expected to understand and abide by all compliance obligations applicable to your specific application. You should check these pages regularly for updates as telecommunications ecosystem requirements continue to evolve and change, and the information below may be updated or changed without notice.