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

    「010」+ country code + phone number

    • If the phone number starts with a 0, do not enter that 0.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

North America
Location Country code Carrier

United States (mainland)

1

Metro PCS

US Cellular

AT&T

T-Mobile USA

Verizon Wireless

Cellcom

Canada

1

Mobilicity

SaskTel

Videotron

Bell Mobility

Rogers

Telus

Guam

1

Choice Phone/iCONNECT

DOCOMO Pacific (Guam Cellular)

IT&E Overseas (PTI Pacifica, Inc)

Pulse Mobile (GTA)

Asia
Location Country code Carrier

India

91

Aircel

Bharti Airtel

BSNL

Reliance

Tata

Vodafone India

Indonesia

62

Mobile8

Hutchison

Indosat

Cambodia

855

Smart

CamGSM

Viettel Cambodia

CADCOMM

Singapore

65

SingTel

StarHub

Mobile One

Sri Lanka

94

Lanka Bell

Sri Lanka Telecom

Airtel Lanka

Etisalat Lanka

Hutch

MOBITEL

Thailand

66

AWN

DTAC

A.I.S

DTAC (Total Access Com)

Nepal

977

Smart Telecom Nepal

NDC (Nepal Telecom)

United Telecom

Pakistan

92

Ufone

CMPak

Mobilink

Telenor Pakistan

WaridTel

Special Communications

Bangladesh

880

Teletalk

Airtel Bangladesh (Warid Telecom)

Citycell (Pacific Bangladesh Telecom)

GrameenPhone

Orascom Bangladesh (Banglalink)

Robi Axiata (Aktel TM International)

Philippines

63

Globe Telecom

SMART Communications

Sun Cellular (Digitel)

Bhutan

975

B-mobile

TashiCell

Brunei

673

B-mobile

Progresif Cellular

Vietnam

84

GTEL Mobile

Vietnamobile

GPC Vinaphone (Vietnam Telecom Services)

Viettel

VN MOBIFONE

VNPT-I

Malaysia

60

Celcom Malaysia

DiGi Telecom

Maxis

U Mobile

Myanmar

95

MPT

OOREDOO

Telenor

Maldives

960

OOREDOO

Dhiraagu (Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun)

Mongolia

976

Skytel Mongolia

Mobicom

Unitel

Laos

856

Beeline (TIGO)

ETL

LAO Telecom

STL (Start Telecom)

South Korea

82

KT

SK Telecom

LG U+

Hong Kong

852

3

China Mobile

Hutchison

SmarTone Vodafone

CSL

Taiwan

886

Asia Pacific Telecom

T STAR(VIBO)

Chunghwa Telecom

China

86

China Mobile

China Telecom

China Unicom

East Timor

670

Telemor (Viettel Timor Leste)

Timor Telecom

Thailand

66

True Move

Oceania
Location Country code Carrier

Australia

61

Singtel Optus

Telstra

vodafone AU

Pivotel Satellite

Samoa

685

Digicel Samoa

BlueSky Samoa

Nauru

674

Digicel Pacific

Solomon

677

Solomon Telekom

New Zealand

64

Two Degrees Mobile (NZ Communications)

vodafone NZ

Vanuatu

678

Digicel Vanuatu

Telecom Vanuatu

Papua New Guinea

675

Digicel PNG

Palau

680

PNCC

Fiji

679

Digicel Pacific

FJ VODAFONE

Federated States of Micronesia

691

FSM Telecom

French Polynesia

689

Vini

Europe
Location Country code Carrier

Ireland

353

3 IRL

Azerbaijan

994

Azercell

Armenia

374

Orange Armenia

England

44

EE/Orange

Marathon Telecom

Everything Everywhere

Hutchison 3 UK

Telefonica O2 UK

vodafone UK

LycaMobileUK

BT OnePhone

Italy

39

LycaMobile Italy

3 (Hutchison 3G Italy)

vodafone IT

Telecom Italia Mobile

Ukraine

380

MTS-UKR

Uzbekistan

998

Coscom (Ucell)

Estonia

372

EE elisa

EMT

Tele2 Eesti

Austria

43

Hutchison Drei Austria

Greece

30

WIND Hellas

Netherlands

31

KPN Mobile

T-Mobile

vodafone NL

Kazakhstan

7

K Cell

Cyprus

90

MTN Cyprus

Cytamobile - CYP

Primetel - Cyprus

Kyrgyz Republic

996

Megacom Alfa Telecom

Georgia

995

BEELINE GE (Mobitel)

Croatia

385

Croatian Telecom (T-Mobile)

Jersey

44

Jersey Airtel

Switzerland

41

Sunrise

Spain

34

Jazztel Spain

Orange Espana

vodafone ES

Yoigo

LycaMobile Spain

Slovakia

421

Telefonica O2 Slovakia

Serbia

381

Telenor

Tajikistan

992

Babilon-M

Czech Republic

420

T-Mobile Czech

Denmark

45

Telia Danmark

Germany

49

vodafone.de

LycaMobile Germany

T-Mobile (Telekom Deutschland)

Turkey

90

AVEA

Turkcell

VODAFONE TR

Norway

47

Telenor

France

33

Free Mobile

Lycamobile France

Bouygues Telecom

Orange France

SFR

Belgium

32

Telenet

B mobistar

Proximus(Belgacom)

KPN Belgium (BASE)

Poland

48

P4

PLUS (Polkomtel)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

387

BA-ERONET (PECT)

RS Telecom (m:tel)

Portugal

351

MEO (TMN)

NOS (Optimus)

Macedonia

389

ONE

Latvia

371

LMT

Romania

40

Cosmote

Orange Romania

Luxembourg

352

L VOX.LU (Orange)

P&T Luxembourg (LUXGSM)

TANGO

Russia

7

MegaFon

MTS-RUS

Vimpelcom (Beeline)

Tele2 (Rostov Celluear)

Latin America
Location Country code Carrier

Argentina

54

CTI Movil ARG

Telecom Personal

Telefonica Moviles Argentina

Antigua and Barbuda

1

Antigua Wireless Ventures

Uruguay

598

Telefonica Moviles Uruguay

AM Wireless Uruguay (CLARO)

Ecuador

593

Movistar

Conecel

Alegro PCS - ECU

El Salvador

503

Claro El Salvador(CTE Telecom)

Digicel S.A. de C.V. (El Salvador)

Telefonica Moviles El Salvador (Movistar)

Telemovil (Tigo) - SLV

Cuba

53

ETECSA (Cubacel)

Curacao

599

UTS (Setel) - ANT

Guatemala

502

COMCEL

Claro Guatemala

Telefonica Moviles Guatemala

Costa Rica

506

Claro CR Telecom

ICE

Telefónica de Costa Rica (Movistar)

Columbia

57

Comcel (Claro)

Telefonica Moviles Colombia (Movistar)

tiGO

Jamaica

1

C&W West Indies(LIME)

Digicel Jamaica

Suriname

597

Digicel Suriname

SR.TELESUR.GSM

Saint Vincent and the Grenadine Islands

1

C&W West Indies(LIME)

Chile

56

Claro (Chile)

Entel

Telefonica Movil Chile (Movistar)

Dominican Republic

1

Claro (Compania Dominicana de Telefonos, S.A.)

Orange

Trilogy

Trinidad and Tobago

1

TSTT

Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago)

Nicaragua

505

Enitel (Claro)

Movistar (Telefonia Celular)

Haiti

509

National Telecom (Natcom)

Panama

507

C&W (Panama)

Claro

Digicel (Panama)

Bahamas

1

BTC

Bermuda

1

Digicel Bermuda

CellOne(Bermuda Digital)

Paraguay

595

CTI Movil PRY

Tigo Telecel

Barbados

1246

C&W West Indies(LIME)

Puerto Rico

1

Puerto Rico Telephone (Claro)

Brazil

55

Nextel

Oi

Claro Americel

VIVO

TIM Cellular

Venezuela

58

Movilnet

Belize

501

BTL

Peru

51

Nextel

America Movil Peru (Claro)

Bolivia

591

Nuevatel

Honduras

504

Claro Hnd

Telefonica Celular (CELTEL)

Mexico

52

Iusacell

Pegaso PCS (Telefonica Moviles)

Telcel

Middle East
Location Country code Carrier

Afghanistan

93

AWCC

TDC Afghanistan

Etisalat Afghanistan

Afghan Telecom

United Arab Emirates

971

du

Yemen

967

MTN

Israel

972

Pelephone

Iraq

964

AsiaCell

Atheer Telecom Iraq (Zain)

Korek Telecom

Iran

98

Irancell (MTN)

Oman

968

nawras(Ooredoo)

Oman Mobile Telecom

Qatar

974

Vodafone Qatar

Kuwait

965

KT WATANIYA

Kuwait Telecom (VIVA)

zain KW

Saudi Arabia

966

Mobily(Etihad Etisalat)

zain SA

STC (Saudi Telecom)

Syria

963

MTN

Syriatel

Bahrain

973

VIVA Bahrain (STC)

zain BH

Jordan

962

Orange (prev. MobileCom)

Africa
Location Country code Carrier

Algeria

213

ATM (Mobilis)

Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)

Wataniya Telecom Algerie

Angola

244

Movicel

Unitel

Uganda

256

Airtel Uganda Celtel (Zain)

MTN-UGANDA

Orange

Uganda Telecom

Egypt

20

Vodafone Egypt

EGY MobiNiL

Ghana

233

Airtel

Glo Ghana(3G)

OneTouch (vodafone)

ScanCom (MTN)

Cape Verde

238

Cabo Verde Movel

Gabon

241

CELTEL GA

Libertis(Gabon Telecom)

Cameroon

237

MTN Cameroon

Orange CAM

Gambia

220

Africell Gambia

GM COMIUM

Guinea

224

Cellcom Guinee

Orange Guinee

Guinea-Bissau

245

Spacetel Guinee-Bissau (MTN)

Kenya

254

Airtel Kenya(Zain)

Safaricom

Telkom Kenya (Orange)

Ivory Coast

225

Atlantique Telecom Cote d'lvoire

MTN Cote d'Ivoire

Orange Cote d'lvoire

Congo

242

MTN Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

243

Celtel Congo (Airtel)

SAIT Telecom (Tigo)

Vodacom Congo RDC

Zambia

260

Cell Z

Celtel (Zain)

MTN Zambia

Sierra Leone

232

Africel

CELTEL SL

Smart Sierra Leone

Djibouti

253

Djibouti Telecom

Zimbabwe

263

Econet

NetOne

Swaziland

268

Swazi MTN

Senegal

221

Sonatel Orange

Tigo Senegal (Sentel)

Somalia

252

Hormuud Telecom

SOM GOLIS

Tanzania

255

Airtel Tanzania (Celtel)

MIC Tanzania (Tigo)

VodaCom

Chad

235

Millicom Tchad

Tunisia

216

Orange

Tunisiana

Tunisie Telecom

Togo

228

Telcel Togo (Moove Togo)

TG-TOGO CELL

Nigeria

234

Etisalat

Celtel NIG

Globacom (Glo Mobile)

MTN NG

Niger

227

Telecel Niger

Orange Niger

Burkina Faso

226

BF Celtel

Onatel

Burundi

257

Econet Wireless

Benin

229

Etisalat Benin (Moov)

Glomobile Benin

Libercom

Botswana

267

Orange

Madagascar

261

Airtel (Celtel) Madagascar

Orange

Telma Mobile

Malawi

265

Airtel Malawi CelTel (Zain)

Telekom Networks Malawi

Mali

223

Malitel

Orange Mali

Mauritius

230

Cellplus (Orange Mauritius)

Mauritania

222

MR MATTEL

Mozambique

258

Vodacom Mozambique

Morocco

212

IAM(Maroc Telecom)

Wana

MEDI TELECOM

Libya

218

Almadar aljadid

Liberia

231

Cellcom

Lonestar Communications(MTN)

Lesotho

266

VCL

Reunion

262

Orange Reunion

SFR

Central Africa

236

Atlantique Telecom Centrafrique SA (Moove RCA)

Rwanda

250

Tigo Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda

South Africa

27

Cell C

MTN-SA

VodaCom

South Sudan

211

Zain SS

Air, ships, and satellite
Location Country code Carrier

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.
  • By phoneOpen 9:00 – 20:00

    • English

      0120-959-472(Toll Free)

    • Portuguese

      0120-959-473(Toll Free)

    • Chinese

      0120-959-476(Toll Free)

    • Korean

      0120-959-478(Toll Free)

    • Japanese

      157(Toll Free)from au phones

      0077-7-111(Toll Free)

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