Norway SMS messaging country regulations and restrictions

Before you start sending it to Norway, please ensure you understand the regulations around messaging as outlined by the Norwegian Communications Authority. A brief summary of select regulations can also be found here.

Restriction Description
Time restriction Non-essential messages should be avoided during off-hours (8 pm – 8 am GMT +1).
Opt-in It is best practice to obtain end user consent before sending any communication from your service. Unsolicited messages will not be sent to end users.
Opt-out You are required to support STOP and STOPP as opt-out keywords on your dedicated short code or long number program in Norway. We also recommend that you support similar keywords in the end users’ regional language for good user experience.
Message content Carrier networks may filter messages containing hyperlinks as a spam prevention measure. Inform your account manager if you need to send such messages as part of your SMS campaign.

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