What are the restrictions when sending messages to China?

International Restrictions

When sending messages to international destinations text messages can be subject of local restrictions/filtering imposed both at government and local network levels. Unfortunately we cannot influence these decisions so in order to maximise the potential of a successful delivery please follow the regulations. We have listed known restrictions per country but please note that these are not exhaustive and can change as new restrictions are applied – in most cases the local networks do not make notification of changes, we will update restrictions as and when they become known to us.

China – Operators are heavily filtering and blocking messages. In addition to this it is not currently possible to send concatenated messages – due to local restrictions the maximum number of Unicode characters that can be sent per message is 62 – longer messages sent through TextAnywhere will be sent but will be delivered separately to the handset.

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