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Norway SMS messaging country regulations and restrictions

Before you start sending SMS messages 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
DND exists No
Time restrictions Non-essential messages should be avoided during off-peak hours (8pm – 8am GMT+1)
International vs local split No
Local traffic N/A
International traffic N/A
General content restrictions
  • No unsolicited messages are allowed. All recipients have to opt-in for messages or have explicitly requested OTP
  • Any promotional content must explain how the end-user can opt-out
  • All URLs must be whitelisted
  • URL shorteners cannot be whitelisted unless they are private and non-corrupted
  • No URL redirects. URL should link directly to the fully visible page
Content registration required URL whitelisting is required for message content with web addresses (URLs)
Opt-out instructions required 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 a good user experience.
Sender ID regulations Sender ID registration is required for message content with web addresses (URLs)
Sender ID documentation required Yes - as it is required to whitelist URLs
Country supports MNP Yes

 

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