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Text Messaging in Ireland


Country Summary


Country nameIreland
ISO codeIE
Two Way SMS SupportSupported
Dialing code353

Long code are used for 2 way SMS, while alphanumeric sender ID’s are used for outgoing SMS only. Please talk to our expert before choosing type of sender ID. To send and receive SMS in Ireland, you need a sender ID, credits, and user license. Sender IDs for Ireland can be mobile numbers and alphanumeric sender IDs.

Long Code – These sender IDs are typically used for sending person-to-person communication like appointment reminders, alerts, and announcements. That means you may use it to send messages to customers, employees, and other individuals with an interest in your business. 2 way texting is supported on mobile numbers.

Alphanumeric Sender IDs- Use a custom name as the sender ID instead of a phone number for your outbound SMS. it can be used for outgoing SMS only. On these sender IDs, incoming cannot be received. 


SMS Pricing

SMS pricing is based on the destination and type of message you’re sending. Text messages are charged 1 credit per segment of 160 characters outgoing SMS.

Outgoing SMS price per credit- $0.08

Incoming SMS price- Free

1 Long Code price – $8/month (Good for 10 SMS per second)

1 Alpha Numeric Sender ID price – $5/month (Good for 10 outgoing SMS per second)


Compliance Guidelines

Text Messaging Cloud customers, including their end-users and clients, must comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Twilio strongly encourages customers to review proposed use cases with qualified legal counsel to make sure that they comply with all applicable laws. The following are some general best practices:

  1. Get opt-in consent from each end user before sending any communication to them, particular for marketing or other non-essential communications.
  2. Only communicate during an end user’s daytime hours unless it is urgent.
  3. SMS campaigns should support HELP/STOP messages, and similar messages, in the end user’s local language.
  4. Do not contact end users on do-not-call or do-not-disturb registries.