GSM Error Codes

Validation error message may be a one or any combination of the ones below:

Return HexDec

Codes Dec

Summary

Description

Usually caused by?

Causes retry?

0000

0

No error

Delivery successful.

-

No

0001

1

unknownSubscriber

The MSISDN is not assigned by the operator at the moment.

Network

No

0002

2

unknownBaseStation

 

Network

No

0003

3

unknownMSC

 

Network

No

0005

5

unidentifiedSubscriber

Indicates that the MSC that should manage the MSISDN according to the HLR does not know the MSISDN. This is usually a sign for a technical issue inside of the destination network.

Network

Yes

0006

6

absentsubscriberSM

 

Network

Yes

0007

7

unknownEquipment

 

Network

No

0008

8

roamingNotAllowed

 

Network

Yes

0009

9

illegalSubscriber

The MSISDN is not a subscriber of the target network or otherwise failed to authenticate correctly and is not allowed to receive SMS. This can indicate message filtering.

Network

No

000a

10

bearerServiceNotProvisioned

 

Network

Yes

000b

11

teleserviceNotProvisioned

Usually occurs if the carrier disabled sending of SMS to the receiver MSISDN.

Network

No

000c

12

illegalEquipment

This error usually indicates that the receiver handset is not able to receive SMS or special types of SMS.

Network

No

000d

13

callBarred

"Can indicate that the MSISDN was deactivated by the operator but other reasons were observed, too."

Network

Yes

000e

14

forwardingViolation

 

Network

Yes

000f

15

cug-Reject

 

Network

Yes

0010

16

illegalSS-Operation

 

Network

Yes

0011

17

ss-ErrorStatus

 

Network

Yes

0012

18

ss-NotAvailable

 

Network

Yes

0013

19

ss-SubscriptionViolation

 

Network

Yes

0014

20

ss-Incompatibility

 

Network

Yes

0015

21

facilityNotSupported

Can indicate that a network note does not support incoming SMS. This can indicate message filtering.

Network

Yes

0017

23

invalidTargetBaseStation

 

Network

Yes

0018

24

noRadioResourceAvailable

 

Network

Yes

0019

25

noHandoverNumberAvailable

 

Network

Yes

001a

26

subsequentHandoverFailure

 

Network

Yes

001b

27

Phone switched off

The phone is switched off.

Network

Yes

001c

28

incompatibleTerminal

 

Network

Yes

001d

29

shortTermDenial

 

Network

Yes

001e

30

longTermDenial

 

Network

Yes

001f

31

SubscriberBusyForMT-SMS

The MSISDN received another message at the very same time and was therefore not able to receive the message that experienced the error.

Network

Yes

0020

32

Sm-DeliveryFailure

See 6XXX error codes.

Network

Yes

0021

33

messageWaitingListFull

Possible congestion in the target opeator's HLR. May also be a bug in the target operator's HLR.

Network

Yes

0022

34

systemFailure

"Generic error in destination network, can have multiple reasons."

Network

Yes

0023

35

dataMissing

 

Network

No

0024

36

unexpectedDataValue

The response of the destination operator for our signal was not as we expected it. This can indicate message filtering or a broken machine in the destination network.

Network

No

0025

37

pw-RegistrationFailure

 

Network

No

0026

38

negativePW-Check

 

Network

Yes

0027

39

noRoamingNumberAvailable

 

Network

No

0028

40

tracingBufferFull

 

Network

Yes

002b

43

numberOfPW-AttemptsViolation

 

Network

Yes

002c

44

numberChanged

 

Network

Yes

002d

45

busySubscriber

 

Network

Yes

002e

46

noSubscriberReply

 

Network

Yes

002f

47

forwardingFailed

 

Network

Yes

0030

48

or-NotAllowed

 

Network

Yes

0031

49

ati-NotAllowed

 

Network

yes

0032

50

noGroupCallNumberAvailable

 

Network

Yes

0033

51

resourceLimitation

 

Network

Yes

0034

52

unauthorizedRequestingNetwork

 

Network

No

0035

53

unauthorizedLCSClient

 

Network

No

0036

54

positionMethodFailure

 

Network

Yes

003a

58

unknownOrUnreachableLCSClient

 

Network

Yes

0047

71

unknownAlphabet

 

Network

No

0048

72

ussd-Busy

 

Network

Yes

0056

86

subscriberLocationReport

 

Network

Yes

2100

8448

Unrecognized component

 

Network

Yes

2101

8449

Mistyped component

 

Network

Yes

2102

8450

Badly structured component

 

Network

Yes

2200

8704

Duplicate invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2201

8705

Unrecognized operation

 

Network

Yes

2202

8706

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

Yes

2203

8707

Resource limitation

Congestion in the target network.

Network

Yes

2204

8708

Initiating release

 

Network

Yes

2205

8709

Unrecognized linked ID

 

Network

Yes

2206

8710

Linked response unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2207

8711

Unexpected linked operation

 

Network

Yes

2300

8960

Unrecognized invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2301

8961

Return Result unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2302

8962

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

Yes

2400

9216

Unrecognized invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2401

9217

Return Error unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2402

9218

Unrecognized error

 

Network

Yes

2403

9219

Unexpected error

 

Network

Yes

2404

9220

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

No

6000

24576

memoryCapacityExceeded

SIM card full

Network

Yes

6xxx

24576-28671

Handset delivery failure

"6XXX error codes usually related to a handset or basestation issue but other reasons were observed, too."

Network

Yes

6001

24577

equipmentProtocolError

 

Network

Yes

6002

24578

equipmentNotSM-Equipped

 

Network

No

6003

24579

unknownServiceCentre

 

Network

Yes

6004

24580

sc-Congestion

 

Network

Yes

6005

24581

invalidSME-Address

 

Network

Yes

6006

24582

subscriberNotSC-Subscriber

 

Network

Yes

8000

32768

Unrecognized message type

 

Network

Yes

8001

32769

Unrecognized transaction ID

 

Network

Yes

8002

32770

Badly formatted transaction portion

 

Network

Yes

8003

32771

Incorrect transaction portion

 

Network

Yes

8004

32772

Resource limitation

Congestion in target network.

Network

Yes

8008

32776

Node not reachable

"General error. May, among other reasons, be a congestion in target network, on SS7 layer or unknown MSISDN range."

Network

Yes

800b

32779

Dialogue collision

Usually indicates congestions inside the destination network or en route.

Network

Yes

8010

32784

Node not reachable

"Routing error, can indicate, e.g., congestions or missing routing data inside the international SS7 network."

Network

Yes

a001

40961

No network response

A network node did not respond in time to tyntec.

Network

Yes

cxxx

49152-53247

"The Codes from c000 to c00f are compound codes, which can signal more then one state of the receiving number at once."

" The last digit gives the hexadecimal value for four bits that can all be set or not set. c000 means none of them are set, c00f means all are set. To find out which ones are set one has to find a sum of basic values that is equal to the compound value. E.g. c003 means c002 and c001 is true (1+2=3), c00d means c001, c004 and c008 is true (8+4+1=13=D)"

Network

Yes

c001

49153

sc-AddressNotIncluded

SC address not included in message waiting list.

Network

Yes

c002

49154

mnrf-Set

Mobile subscriber not reachable.

Network

Yes

c004

49156

mcef-Set

SIM card full

Network

Yes

c008

49160

mnrg-Set

Mobile station not reachable for GPRS.

Network

Yes

d000

53248

Internal error

Routing information could not be processed.

tyntec

No

d001

53249

Customer blocked

Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer.

tyntec

No

d002

53250

Destination blocked

The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available.

tyntec

No

d004

53252

Destination temporarily not available

Operator network physically not reachable for a longer period.

Network

No

d00a

53258

Destination blocked and not reroutable

Target network currently not available or the destination operator is currently not accessible to customer.

Network

No

d00c

53262

Insufficient routing rights

The destination operator is not accessible to customer.

tyntec

No

d010

53264

Destination blocked by customer

Destination network blocked by customers choice.

tyntec

No

d020

53280

providerNotAvailable

"The destination network did not respond to tyntec, possibly due to congestion."

Network

Yes

e010

57360

Missing parameter

The destination operator responded to our signals with an empty signal. This can occur when a CDMA receiver is addressed.

Network

Yes

e040

57408

Timeout

A network node en route or inside of the destination operator did not respond or did not respond in time.

Network

Yes

e082

57474

Signalling error

Signalling error in the target network.

Network

Yes

fc0a

64522

No network response

A network node did not respond in time to tyntec.

Network

Yes

fc06

64518

Subscriber has opted out from this SMS service

"For the selected destinations, tyntec can indicate in the DLR if the subscriber has opted out from receiving SMS for the respective service and as a consequence the message cannot be delivered."

Network

No

ffdd

65501

Destination blocked

The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available.

tyntec

No

ffde

65502

Destination blocked

The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available.

tyntec

No

ffdf

65503

Customer blocked

Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer.

tyntec

No

ffe0

65504

Customer blocked

Customer is not allowed to send at all or receiver is currently roaming in a network which is not accessible to customer.

tyntec

No

ffe1

65505

Internal error

Routing information could not be processed.

tyntec

No

ffe5

65509

Destination blocked by customer

Destination network is blocked by customers choice.

tyntec

No

fff0

65520

Destination blocked

The message could not be delivered because the destination operator is currently not available.

tyntec

No

ffff

65535

Internal error code

Usually stands for message expiration or rejected messages. The message retried in case of preventing excessive messaging being forwarded to one particular handset during a short time period.

tyntec

No

4xxx

16384 - 20479

Network specific error codes

"4XXX error codes can indicate that the route was blocked by the destination operator but other reasons were observed, too."

Network

Yes

81xx

33024 - 33279

Incorrect message length

 

Network

Yes

82xx

33280 - 33535

Missing mandatory IE

 

Network

Yes

83xx

33536 - 33791

Incorrect IE length

 

Network

Yes

84xx

33792 - 34047

Bad parameter value

 

Network

Yes

85xx

34048 - 34303

No free dialogues

 

Network

Yes

86xx

34304 - 34559

Invalid dialogue ID

 

Network

Yes

87xx

34560 - 34815

Exceeded maximum length

 

Network

Yes

88xx

34816 - 35071

Invalid parameter

 

Network

Yes

8axx

35328 - 35583

Agent not registered

 

Network

Yes

89xx

35702 - 35327

Inappropriate transport message

 

Network

Yes

8cxx

35840 - 36095

TC User not bound

 

Network

Yes

exxx

57344 - 61439

GSM adapter error

An error occurred in a GSM adapter with unclear reason.

Network

Yes