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How to Use International SMS

Updated at: Jun 03, 2020 GMT+08:00

Usage Flow




Registering with HUAWEI CLOUD

Register for a HUAWEI CLOUD account.

To register for an account at HUAWEI CLOUD (International), you must bind a credit card.

Related FAQs:

Registering an Account

Differences Between HUAWEI CLOUD (China) and HUAWEI CLOUD (International)

What Steps Need I Perform to Register an Account?

Adding a Payment Method

Applying for the SMS Service

  1. Visit Enabling the Message & SMS Service.
  2. For details about how to enable the International SMS service, see Enabling the International SMS Service.

Click Message & SMS Service Usage Statement to view detailed information.

Creating an SMS Application

  1. For details about how to create an SMS application, see Creating an SMS Application.
  2. Obtain the Application Key, Application Secret, Application Access Address, and Channel No. by logging in to the Message & SMS console and choosing International SMS > Application Management.

By default, only two global SMS applications can be added. You can apply for different templates based on service requirements.

Applying for an SMS Template

  1. Before applying for a template, read the Template and Variable Specifications.
  2. For details about how to apply for an SMS template, see Applying for an SMS Template.

If an application is submitted between 09:00 and 18:00 (GMT+08:00) on a workday, it will be reviewed within 2 hours. If the submission date falls on a weekend or public holiday, the application will be reviewed on the next workday.

Sending SMSs


Checking the Send Status

You can check the SMS send status by following the instructions provided in How Do I Determine Whether an SMS Is Sent Successfully.

If the SMS fails to be sent, rectify the fault by following the descriptions in API Calling Error Codes and SMS Status Error Codes, and resend the SMS.

Service Flow





Customer/customer server

Create an SMS application.

By default, only two global SMS applications can be added.

You can apply for different templates based on service requirements.

Apply for an SMS template.

The number of SMS templates applied by each one customer is unlimited.

The operation manager reviews the application.

Send SMSs using the SMS API.

An SMS can be sent to a maximum of 1000 numbers.


Send SMSs using the Group SMS Assistant.

Only the template with no variable can be used.

SMSs can be sent at scheduled time. Plan the time properly.

Receive and respond to an SMS status report.

  • When an SMS API is called, the statusCallback parameter specifies the address to which an SMS status report is sent.
  • Authentication is not required if the SMS platform sends SMS status reports to the customer server.
  • A customer server sends a 200 message in response after receiving an SMS status report.

The SMS platform pushes SMS status reports to the customer server. Ensure that the address specified by the statusCallback parameter is available.

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