BSG have local direct connection in Russia. This covers all Russian networks (under MCC 250), but excludes Kazakhstan and Abkazia.
Russia is an extremely large SMS market and filters are in place, in many cases even legitimate A2P traffic is blocked and so cheap signalling/roaming links do not deliver well and using a direct connection is imperative.
As of November 1 2013, the Russian carriers are filtering traffic with numeric, shortcode and unregistered Sender IDs. Due to this filtering by Russian carriers Sender IDs will be overwritten to ensure delivery into these networks.
Alpha senders can be preregistered if your traffic volumes are above 100K SMS per month, please get in touch with your Account Manager to set this up.
Social invites are forbidden by the operators and so any traffic of this type is unlikely to be delivered.
Gambling traffic is forbidden by the operators and so any traffic of this type is unlikely to be delivered.
Operators may block message that contains an URL as those messages are frequently classified as spam and potentially virus-sending by them.
Other features/restrictions of note:
Handset delivery receipts are supported for all our registered traffic.