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SMS API | GSM Error Codes

Validation error message may be a one or any combination of the ones below:

Error code – NIS (hex) Error code – Messaging (hex) Summary Description Usually caused by? Causes retry?
0 0000 No error Delivery successful. - No
1 0001 unknownSubscriber The MSISDN is not assigned by the operator at the moment. Network No
2 0002 unknownBaseStation Network No
3 0003 unknownMSC Network No
5 0005 unidentifiedSubscriber Indicates that the MSC that should manage the MSISDN according to the HLR does not know the MSISDN. This is usually a sign for a technical issue inside of the destination network. Network Yes
6 0006 absentsubscriberSM Network Yes
7 0007 unknownEquipment Network No
8 0008 roamingNotAllowed Network Yes
9 0009 illegalSubscriber The MSISDN is not a subscriber of the target network or otherwise failed to authenticate correctly and is not allowed to receive SMS. This can indicate message filtering. Network No
a 000a bearerServiceNotProvisioned Network Yes
b 000b teleserviceNotProvisioned Usually occurs if the carrier disabled sending of SMS to the receiver MSISDN. Network No
c 000c illegalEquipment This error usually indicates that the receiver handset is not able to receive messages or special types of messages Network No
d 000d callBarred "Can indicate that the MSISDN was deactivated by the operator but other reasons were observed, too." Network Yes
e 000e forwardingViolation Network Yes
f 000f cug-Reject Network Yes
10 0010 illegalSS-Operation Network Yes
11 0011 ss-ErrorStatus Network Yes
12 0012 ss-NotAvailable Network Yes
13 0013 ss-SubscriptionViolation Network Yes
14 0014 ss-Incompatibility Network Yes
15 0015 facilityNotSupported Can indicate that a network note does not support incoming SMS. This can indicate message filtering. Network Yes
17 0017 invalidTargetBaseStation Network Yes
18 0018 noRadioResourceAvailable Network Yes
19 0019 noHandoverNumberAvailable Network Yes
1a 001a subsequentHandoverFailure Network Yes
1b 001b Phone switched off The phone is switched off. Network Yes
1c 001c incompatibleTerminal Network Yes
1d 001d shortTermDenial Network Yes
1e 001e longTermDenial Network Yes
1f 001f SubscriberBusyForMT-SMS The MSISDN received another message at the very same time and was therefore not able to receive the message that experienced the error. Network Yes
20 0020 Sm-DeliveryFailure See 6XXX error codes. Network Yes
21 0021 messageWaitingListFull Possible congestion in the target opeator's HLR. May also be a bug in the target operator's HLR. Network Yes
22 0022 systemFailure "Generic error in destination network, can have multiple reasons." Network Yes
23 0023 dataMissing Network No
24 0024 unexpectedDataValue The response of the destination operator for our signal was not as we expected it. This can indicate message filtering or a broken machine in the destination network. Network No
25 0025 pw-RegistrationFailure Network No
26 0026 negativePW-Check Network Yes
27 0027 noRoamingNumberAvailable Network No
28 0028 tracingBufferFull Network Yes
2b 002b numberOfPW-AttemptsViolation Network Yes
2c 002c numberChanged Network Yes
2d 002d busySubscriber Network Yes
2e 002e noSubscriberReply Network Yes
2f 002f forwardingFailed Network Yes
30 0030 or-NotAllowed Network Yes
31 0031 ati-NotAllowed Network Yes
32 0032 noGroupCallNumberAvailable Network Yes
33 0033 resourceLimitation Network Yes
34 0034 unauthorizedRequestingNetwork Network No
35 0035 unauthorizedLCSClient Network No
36 0036 positionMethodFailure Network Yes
3a 003a unknownOrUnreachableLCSClient Network Yes
47 0047 unknownAlphabet Network No
48 0048 ussd-Busy Network Yes
56 0056 subscriberLocationReport Network Yes
2100 2100 Unrecognized component Network Yes
2101 2101 Mistyped component Network Yes
2102 2102 Badly structured component Network Yes
2200 2200 Duplicate invoke ID Network Yes
2201 2201 Unrecognized operation Network Yes
2202 2202 Mistyped parameter Network Yes
2203 2203 Resource limitation Congestion in the target network. Network Yes
2204 2204 Initiating release Network Yes
2205 2205 Unrecognized linked ID Network Yes
2206 2206 Linked response unexpected Network Yes
2207 2207 Unexpected linked operation Network Yes
2300 2300 Unrecognized invoke ID Network Yes
2301 2301 Return Result unexpected Network Yes
2302 2302 Mistyped parameter Network Yes
2400 2400 Unrecognized invoke ID Network Yes
2401 2401 Return Error unexpected Network Yes
2402 2402 Unrecognized error Network Yes
2403 2403 Unexpected error Network Yes
2404 2404 Mistyped parameter Network No
6000 6000 memoryCapacityExceeded SIM card full Network Yes
6xxx 6xxx Handset delivery failure "6XXX error codes usually related to a handset or basestation issue but other reasons were observed, too." Network Yes
6001 6001 equipmentProtocolError Network Yes
6002 6002 equipmentNotSM-Equipped Network No
6003 6003 unknownServiceCentre Network Yes
6004 6004 sc-Congestion Network Yes
6005 6005 invalidSME-Address Network Yes
6006 6006 subscriberNotSC-Subscriber Network Yes
8000 8000 Unrecognized message type Network Yes
8001 8001 Unrecognized transaction ID Network Yes
8002 8002 Badly formatted transaction portion Network Yes
8003 8003 Incorrect transaction portion Network Yes
8004 8004 Resource limitation Congestion in target network. Network Yes
8008 8008 Node not reachable "General error. May, among other reasons, be a congestion in target network, on SS7 layer or unknown MSISDN range." Network Yes
800b 800b Dialogue collision Usually indicates congestions inside the destination network or en route. Network Yes
8010 8010 Node not reachable "Routing error, can indicate, e.g., congestions or missing routing data inside the international SS7 network." Network Yes
a001 a001 No network response A network node did not respond in time to tyntec. Network Yes
a002 a002 Message too long The message exceeds the maximum size. tyntec No
cxxx cxxx "The Codes from c000 to c00f are compound codes, which can signal more then one state of the receiving number at once." " The last digit gives the hexadecimal value for four bits that can all be set or not set. c000 means none of them are set, c00f means all are set. To find out which ones are set one has to find a sum of basic values that is equal to the compound value. E.g. c003 means c002 and c001 is true (1+2=3), c00d means c001, c004 and c008 is true (8+4+1=13=D)" Network Yes
c000 c000 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c001 c001 sc-AddressNotIncluded SC address not included in message waiting list. Network Yes
c002 c002 mnrf-Set Mobile subscriber not reachable. Network Yes
c003 c003 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c004 c004 mcef-Set SIM card full Network Yes
c005 c005 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c006 c006 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c007 c007 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c008 c008 mnrg-Set Mobile station not reachable for GPRS. Network Yes
c009 c009 See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c00a c00a See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c00b c00b See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
c00d c00d See description for error code "cxxx" See description for error code "cxxx" Network Yes
d000 d000 Internal error Routing information could not be processed. tyntec No
d001 d001 Customer blocked Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer. tyntec No
d002 d002 Destination blocked The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available. tyntec No
d004 d004 Destination temporarily not available Operator network physically not reachable for a longer period. Network No
d00a d00a Destination blocked and not reroutable Target network currently not available or the destination operator is currently not accessible to customer. Network No
d00c d00c Insufficient routing rights The destination operator is not accessible to customer. tyntec No
d010 d010 Destination blocked by customer Destination network blocked by customers choice. tyntec No
d020 d020 providerNotAvailable "The destination network did not respond to tyntec, possibly due to congestion." Network Yes
e010 e010 Missing parameter The destination operator responded to our signals with an empty signal. This can occur when a CDMA receiver is addressed. Network Yes
e040 e040 Timeout A network node en route or inside of the destination operator did not respond or did not respond in time. Network Yes
e082 e082 Signalling error Signalling error in the target network. Network Yes
fc0a fc0a No network response A network node did not respond in time to tyntec. Network Yes
fc06 fc06 Subscriber has opted out from this messaging service For the selected destinations, tyntec can indicate in the DLR if the subscriber has opted out from receiving messages for the respective service and as a consequence the message cannot be delivered. Network No
fc07 fc07 Message rejected by Chat App The destination Chat App rejected the message due to one or more incorrect parameters Network No
fc08 fc08 Not a Chat App user The recipient is not a user of the respective Chat App Network No
ffdd ffdd Destination blocked The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available. tyntec No
ffde ffde Destination blocked The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available. tyntec No
ffdf ffdf Customer blocked Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer. tyntec No
ffe0 ffe0 Customer blocked Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer. tyntec No
ffe1 ffe1 Internal error Routing information could not be processed. tyntec No
ffe5 ffe5 Destination blocked by customer Destination network is blocked by customers choice. tyntec No
fff0 fff0 Destination blocked The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available. tyntec No
ffff ffff Internal error code Usually stands for message expiration or rejected messages. The message retried in case of preventing excessive messaging being forwarded to one particular handset during a short time period. tyntec No
4xxx 4xxx Network specific error codes "4XXX error codes can indicate that the route was blocked by the destination operator but other reasons were observed, too." Network Yes
81xx 81xx Incorrect message length Network Yes
82xx 82xx Missing mandatory IE Network Yes
83xx 83xx Incorrect IE length Network Yes
84xx 84xx Bad parameter value Network Yes
85xx 85xx No free dialogues Network Yes
86xx 86xx Invalid dialogue ID Network Yes
87xx 87xx Exceeded maximum length Network Yes
88xx 88xx Invalid parameter Network Yes
8axx 8axx Agent not registered Network Yes
89xx 89xx Inappropriate transport message Network Yes
8cxx 8cxx TC User not bound Network Yes
exxx exxx GSM adapter error An error occurred in a GSM adapter with unclear reason. Network Yes
e140 e140 Node not reachable "Routing error, can indicate, e.g., congestions or missing routing data inside the international SS7 network." Network Yes