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Standard Error Codes

Error Codes and Descriptions

To help you identify what might be causing a problem with your SMPP transaction, here is a list of error codes with a suitable description.

Error Code
Status
Description

000

DELIVRD

SMS successfully delivered

001

INVALID-SUB

Unknown subscriber

002

INVALID-SUB

Illegal subscriber

003

ABSENT-SUB

Telecom services have not been commissioned.

004

HANDSET-ERR

Illegal equipment

005

BARRED

SMS is prohibited

006

HANDSET-ERR

MS does not support SMS

007

HANDSET-ERR

MS receiving error

008

NET-ERR

Facility not supported.

009

MEMEXEC

Handset memory full

010

ABSENT-SUB

Absent subscriber

011

FAILED

SMSC system failure

012

NET-ERR

Gateway mobile switching error

013

MOB-OFF

Mobile handset switched off

014

FAILED

SMS undelivered due to roaming limitation

015

INVALID-SUB

Unidentified subscriber

016

HANDSET-BUSY

Subscriber is busy.

017

NET-ERR

Resource cannot be used at GMSC level

018

SERIES-BLK

Series blocked

019

NET-ERR

Submission error or invalid input data

020

BARRED

CUG reject

021

EXPIRED

SMS timeout

Hex – 0x00000400
Dec – 1024

-

Series has been temporary / permanently blocked.

Hex – 0x00000401
Dec – 1025

-

Credit exhausted.

Hex – 0x00000404
Dec – 1028

-

Invalid destination number [ number not in proper format, correct format is 919999999999 without + and with 91 followed by the 10 digit number]

Hex – 0x00000405
Dec – 1029

-

ESME client error

Hex – 0x00000444
Dec – 1092

-

Message rejected as sender id not allotted for ESME

Hex – 0x00000454
Dec – 1108

-

Text template does not match

Hex – 0x00000455
Dec – 1109

-

Sender ID not found

Hex – 0x00000453
Dec – 1107

-

Template not found.

Hex – 0x00000450
Dec – 1104

-

Black-listed number.

Hex – 0x00000481
Dec – 1153

-

DND number.

Hex – 0x00000500
Dec – 1280

-

Not an Opt - In data

Hex – 0x00000555
Dec – 1365

-

Time out for promotional message.

Hex – 0x00000777
Dec – 1911

-

Duplicate Termination

Hex – 0x00000407
Dec – 1031

-

Spam Text


What's Next

Read out more to understand the standard delivery reports in the SMPP interface

Delivery Reports