Is Canada the same as the USA?

20 July 2017 by Robert Ling

When it comes to text messaging, the answer is not quite.

When it comes to text messaging, the answer is not quite.

Although consumer laws are very similar requiring opt in to receive text messages and mandated keywords for opting out and support, US short codes won’t work for Canadian phones and vice versa. Separate short codes are needed for USA and Canada, even though the country code (1) is the same for both countries. Canada not only has a requirement for French for the mandated responses, there is a requirement to recognize incoming French language as well. Promptxt can handle these requirements. For more information about text messaging and Canadian requirements visit Canada's Law on Spam and Other Electronic Threats

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