Domestic SMS Getting Started (new version)

Last updated: 2020-05-07 11:18:09

    This document uses sending a message [Tencent Cloud] Your verification code is: XXXX to mobile numbers in Mainland China as an example to describe how to get started with the Mainland China SMS service. For more concepts related to SMS, please see Common Concepts.

    The new version of console is displayed to users who activate the SMS service after September 18, 2019 by default.

    Step 1. Activate the SMS service

    Signing up for a Tencent Cloud account

    • If you don't have a Tencent Cloud account yet, you need to sign up for a Tencent Cloud account and verify your organizational identity.
    • If you already have a Tencent Cloud account and verified your identity, you can proceed directly to the next step.

    Applying for activation of SMS

    When logging in to the SMS Console for the first time, you need to apply to activate the SMS service.

    1. Log in to the SMS Console, tick I have read and agree to Tencent Cloud SMS Service Agreement, and click Start Access to activate the service.
    2. Select Getting Started on the left sidebar to enter the SMS sending guide page.

    Step 2. Configure SMS content

    A complete SMS message consists of SMS signature and SMS body. You can set different body templates based on your business needs and then combine a signature and a body into the final SMS content: [SMS signature] SMS body. After an SMS signature or template is submitted, it will be reviewed within two hours generally. You can set your mobile number and email address to receive review result notifications.

    Creating a signature

    1. On the Getting Started page, click Apply for Mainland China SMS Signature.
    2. Set the following parameters as needed and according to the signature review standards:
      • Signature Purpose: select For self-use (the signature is a company name, website, product name, or something else verified under the current account).
      • Signature Type: select Company.
      • Signature Content: enter Tencent Cloud.
      • Certificate Type: select Business license containing unified social credit code.
      • Certificate Upload: upload a photo or scan of the certificate.
    3. Click OK.
      Waiting for signature review. The SMS signature will be available only after its status changes to approved.

    Creating a body template

    1. On the Getting Started page, click Apply for Mainland China SMS Body Template.
    2. Set the following parameters as needed and according to the body template review standards:
      • Template Name: enter Verification Code.
      • SMS Type: select Regular SMS.
      • SMS content: enter Your verification code is: {1}.
    3. Click OK.
      Waiting for body template review. The body template will be available only after its status changes to approved.

    Step 3. Wait for review

    After an SMS signature or template is submitted, it will be reviewed within two hours generally. You can set your mobile number and email address to receive review result notifications.
    On the Getting Started page, you can click [Mainland China SMS Signature Review Status] or [Mainland China SMS Body Review Status] to quickly view the review status. The signature or body template will be available only after its status changes to approved.

    Step 4. Send SMS

    Before sending an SMS, you need to confirm that both the SMS signature and body template have been approved.
    You can send an SMS through the console or API. This document uses the console as an example.

    1. On the Getting Started page, click Send Mainland China SMS.
    2. Configure the following parameters as needed:
      • Signature Name: select the signature "Tencent Cloud" created in the Creating a signature step.
      • Template Name: select the template "Verification Code" created in the Creating a body template step.
      • Delivery Time: select Send Now.
      • Recipient: click Download Standard Template, enter recipient's mobile number and custom SMS content in the form, and click Select File to upload it. The maximum form size supported is 30 MB.
        Recipient's Mobile Number SMS Content Variable 1
        Example: 139xxxxxxxx
        Instructions: please enter the mobile numbers of recipients. All the mobile numbers in one single SMS sending must be registered in Mainland China. The cells need to be in a regular format, i.e., without any specific number formats.
        Example: 9097
        Instructions: please enter the first custom variable content according to the body template, i.e., replacing {1} in the template.
    1. Click OK.
    2. Check the number of recipients, indicate your consent to the prompt about fees, and click Send.
      You can view the status of the task in the Delivery Records list. When the status is sent, the task has been completed.

    Step 5. View SMS delivery result

    You can view the SMS delivery result in the following ways:

    • On the Mainland China SMS > Bulk SMS page, click Details & Report Analysis on the line of the target task to view its detailed record and report analysis.
    • Select Statistics > Mainland China SMS and you can filter and view the statistics and relevant analysis of Mainland China SMS by application, signature, body template, and time.

    After the SMS is successfully delivered, the SMS will be received by the recipient.

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