Tools

You can find here some tools to help you better understand the SMS world or ease the development of a solution using our services.

SMS Character counter

This tool allows you to enter your message and estimate the number of SMSs needed to send it. It also lets you know which characters cannot be sent using the GSM alphabet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM_03.38 ).


If these characters are not present in the GSM alphabet, you will need to switch to the Unicode format, which drastically reduces the size of an SMS to 70 characters (compared with 160 in GSM).

In normal GSM (not Unicode) encoding, once you exceed 160 characters, each SMS part will have a length of only 153 Characters, meaning a long / concatenated message will be 153+153 etc


In Unicode once you exceed 70 characters the length of each individual part is likewise limited to 67 characters per message part. Meaning a long / concatenated message will be 67+67 etc

 

Please note that this tool cannot technically take into account the presence of certain characters (invisible characters, etc.) linked to your system.

Only sending a test of your message will enable you to be sure of the number of sms in your message

Your message will be sent in 0 SMS.

Details:
This amounts to 0 characters.
Caption:
A Character is in the GSM basic set, amounts for one character.
Character is in the GSM extension set, amounts for two characters.
ë Character is NOT in the GSM set, forces the message to be sent in Unicode. Amounts for one character.
🦆 Character is NOT in the GSM set, forces the message to be sent in Unicode. Amounts for two characters.

Watchout, in Unicode a simple message is limited to 70 characters (against 160 in GSM).









API Test

This tool allow our support to fetch the parameters sent to the substitution URL https://api-test.mtarget.fr/ to help you solve issues when developing using our API (your password is not forwarded).

We can also recover your IP address in order to authorize it to use our services.


You only have to replace the API's URL by this test URL and to send a mail to support@mtarget.fr to get help.