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Country Summary

Country nameIraq
ISO codeIQ
RegionMiddle East & Africa
Mobile country code418
Dialing code+964

Guidelines

Two-way SMS supported No
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, particularly 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 SupportedSupportedNot Supported
Twilio supported --- ---
Learn more
--- Supported---
Sender ID preserved --- --- --- Yes---
Provisioning time------N/AN/AN/A
UCS-2 support------N/ASupportedN/A
Use case restrictions------

N/A

The use of Numeric Sender IDs is not supported by the Zain network. Such IDs will be overwritten with a generic Alphanumeric Sender ID outside the Twilio platform. Twilio recommends sending only with Alphanumeric Sender IDs for better deliverability.

N/A

Best practices------

N/A

N/A

N/A

Toll Free - Domestic
Operator network capability ---
Twilio supported ---
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions---
Best practices---
Toll Free - International
Operator network capability ---
Twilio supported ---
Learn more
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning time---
UCS-2 support---
Use case restrictions---
Best practices---
Long Code - Domestic
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

Long Code - International
Operator network capabilitySupported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportSupported
Use case restrictions

The use of Numeric Sender IDs is not supported by the Zain network. Such IDs will be overwritten with a generic Alphanumeric Sender ID outside the Twilio platform. Twilio recommends sending only with Alphanumeric Sender IDs for better deliverability.

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 capabilityNot Required
Twilio supported ---
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

N/A

Alphanumeric - Dynamic
Operator network capabilitySupported
Twilio supported Supported
Learn more
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportSupported
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

Although Alphanumeric Sender ID registration is not required in Iraq, we recommend that you avoid using generic Alphanumeric Sender IDs and instead submit messages with Alphanumeric Sender IDs that correctly represent the content of your messages.

The submission of messages with generic Sender IDs will be attempted on best-effort basis and will most likely result in delivery failure.

Phone Numbers & Sender ID (continued)

Alphanumeric
Pre-registrationDynamic
Operator network capabilityNot RequiredSupported
Twilio supported --- Supported
Learn more
Sender ID preserved --- Yes
Provisioning timeN/AN/A
UCS-2 supportN/ASupported
Use case restrictions

N/A

N/A

Best practices

N/A

Although Alphanumeric Sender ID registration is not required in Iraq, we recommend that you avoid using generic Alphanumeric Sender IDs and instead submit messages with Alphanumeric Sender IDs that correctly represent the content of your messages.

The submission of messages with generic Sender IDs will be attempted on best-effort basis and will most likely result in delivery failure.

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.