Would it possible to send Chinese Language in Exact Target SMS API?

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    Yes, but are you wanting to send to mainland China? If so, the API wouldn't be your limitation.
    – Macca
    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:02
  • No problem. You're welcome.
    – Macca
    Jun 7, 2017 at 11:58
  • Thank you. can you please share me some reference documents.
    – Karthik
    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:09
  • sending SMS in Chinese. i got success response from server. but SMS is not delivered. Please help me to resolve this.
    – Karthik
    Jun 15, 2017 at 6:16
  • Which country are you sending to?
    – 0xsegfault
    Jul 8, 2017 at 9:35

3 Answers 3


Marketing Cloud doesn't let you send SMS to mainland China. To do this, you would have to use a 3rd party provider ( like Piery or Twillio) or create a custom activity on Journey builder.


If you are looking for options on a system to send SMS messages in mainland China, some you could consider are:

(I'm not affiliated with them, but I have used their service before)

I've also heard good things about the following, although I haven't personally used them before:


With regard to the character set, yes, you can use the Chinese characters. However, there is one limitation. While SMS messages sent in English are limited to 140 characters per charged message, Chinese SMS messages are limited to 70 characters per charged message.

In this example, if you have message with 240 Chinese characters, you would be charged for 4 SMS messages ( 3 * 70 + 1 * 30 = 240). Where as in English, you would only be charged for two SMS messages for 240 characters ( 1 * 140 + 1 * 100 = 240).

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