Originator (Sender ID)
The originator of an SMS is the label describing who or where an SMS is sent from. The most common originator is a mobile number (MSISDN), as this is what is displayed when an SMS is sent from a mobile handset.
The SMS originator field is also called:
- Originating Address
- Sender ID
- Source Address
- From Address
Different types of originator are described in the following table:
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Type Name Example Restrictions TON NPI International Numeric +447973000000 Max. 16 digits 1 1 National Numeric 07973000000 Max. 16 digits 0 0 Alphanumeric CLX123 Max. 11 characters 5 0 Shortcode 80500 Same as National Numeric 2, 5 or 0 0