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Country Summary

Country nameGhana
ISO codeGH
RegionMiddle East & Africa
Mobile country code620
Dialing code+233

Guidelines

Two-way SMS supported No
Number portability availableYes
Twilio concatenated message supportYes
Message length-----
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

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

Toll FreeLong CodeShort Code
DomesticInternationalDomesticInternational
Operator network capability --- --- Not SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
Twilio supported ---
Learn more
--- Not SupportedSupported---
Sender ID preserved --- --- --- No---
Provisioning time------N/AN/AN/A
UCS-2 support------N/AN/AN/A
Use case restrictions------

N/A

Numeric International sender ID is not supported to the Airtel, MTN and Glo networks in Ghana. Messages submitted with numeric would result in delivery failure. Send only with alphanumeric sender ID to these networks.

N/A

Best practices------

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N/A

Toll Free - Domestic
Operator network capability ---
Twilio supported ---
Learn more
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions---
Best practices---
Toll Free - International
Operator network capability ---
Twilio supported ---
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions---
Best practices---
Long Code - Domestic
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supportedNot Supported
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

N/A

Long Code - International
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedNo
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

Numeric International sender ID is not supported to the Airtel, MTN and Glo networks in Ghana. Messages submitted with numeric would result in delivery failure. Send only with alphanumeric sender ID to these networks.

Best practices

N/A

Short Code
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supported---
Sender ID preserved---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

N/A

Alphanumeric - Pre-registration
Operator network capabilityRequired
Twilio supported Required
Learn more
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning time3 weeks
UCS-2 supportSupported
Use case restrictions---
Best practices

Avoid generic Alphanumeric Sender IDs such as InfoSMS, INFO, Verify, Notify, etc.

Alphanumeric - Dynamic
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supported Not Supported
Sender ID preservedNo
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

Alphanumeric Sender IDs are only supported through pre-registration.
Please refrain from using generic sender IDs to avoid being blocked by network operators.

Best practices

N/A

Phone Numbers & Sender ID (continued)

Alphanumeric
Pre-registrationDynamic
Operator network capabilityRequiredNot Supported
Twilio supported Required
Learn more
Not Supported
Sender ID preservedYesNo
Provisioning time3 weeksN/A
UCS-2 supportSupportedN/A
Use case restrictions---

Alphanumeric Sender IDs are only supported through pre-registration.
Please refrain from using generic sender IDs to avoid being blocked by network operators.

Best practices

Avoid generic Alphanumeric Sender IDs such as InfoSMS, INFO, Verify, Notify, etc.

N/A

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.