Have you ever wondered what these codes or headers in the SMS mean?
Well, There is a website by TRAI where you can find out information on SMS sender details.
Headers are assigned a fixed length of 6 alphanumeric characters, which includes prefixes and separators, for a total of 9 characters. For example, a header like “VM-FEDBNK” might appear in an SMS message. In this case, “V” represents the service provider Vodafone, “M” indicates the service area (in this case, Mumbai), and “FEDBNK” represents the Federal Bank.
So, next time you receive an SMS with unfamiliar codes or headers, you can simply use this website to understand it better.
Stay safe and informed!
Saurabh, this is good to know. Thank you for sharing this information
Thanks for the information
Here is the list of all the headers and unique headers↩️
Saurabh, I have requested access to the sheet.
Oh sorry! I forgot to turn on the sharing. I have now updated the settings and hope that you can now access it.
Surprisingly there are 273 SMS headers of State Bank Of India.
Probably the highest number
I didn’t know this, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing this valuable information brother
Recently saw this image on Twitter regarding SMS from HDFC bank
small role big impact
I simply shared the information with the hope that it may be helpful to someone. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t find it useful.