GSM Error Codes

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

Error code – NIS (hex)

Error code – Messaging (hex)

Summary

Description

Usually caused by?

Causes retry?

0

0000

No error

Delivery successful.

-

No

1

0001

unknownSubscriber

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

Network

No

2

0002

unknownBaseStation

 

Network

No

3

0003

unknownMSC

 

Network

No

5

0005

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

6

0006

absentsubscriberSM

 

Network

Yes

7

0007

unknownEquipment

 

Network

No

8

0008

roamingNotAllowed

 

Network

Yes

9

0009

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

a

000a

bearerServiceNotProvisioned

 

Network

Yes

b

000b

teleserviceNotProvisioned

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

Network

No

c

000c

illegalEquipment

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

Network

No

d

000d

callBarred

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

Network

Yes

e

000e

forwardingViolation

 

Network

Yes

f

000f

cug-Reject

 

Network

Yes

10

0010

illegalSS-Operation

 

Network

Yes

11

0011

ss-ErrorStatus

 

Network

Yes

12

0012

ss-NotAvailable

 

Network

Yes

13

0013

ss-SubscriptionViolation

 

Network

Yes

14

0014

ss-Incompatibility

 

Network

Yes

15

0015

facilityNotSupported

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

Network

Yes

17

0017

invalidTargetBaseStation

 

Network

Yes

18

0018

noRadioResourceAvailable

 

Network

Yes

19

0019

noHandoverNumberAvailable

 

Network

Yes

1a

001a

subsequentHandoverFailure

 

Network

Yes

1b

001b

Phone switched off

The phone is switched off.

Network

Yes

1c

001c

incompatibleTerminal

 

Network

Yes

1d

001d

shortTermDenial

 

Network

Yes

1e

001e

longTermDenial

 

Network

Yes

1f

001f

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

20

0020

Sm-DeliveryFailure

See 6XXX error codes.

Network

Yes

21

0021

messageWaitingListFull

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

Network

Yes

22

0022

systemFailure

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

Network

Yes

23

0023

dataMissing

 

Network

No

24

0024

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

25

0025

pw-RegistrationFailure

 

Network

No

26

0026

negativePW-Check

 

Network

Yes

27

0027

noRoamingNumberAvailable

 

Network

No

28

0028

tracingBufferFull

 

Network

Yes

2b

002b

numberOfPW-AttemptsViolation

 

Network

Yes

2c

002c

numberChanged

 

Network

Yes

2d

002d

busySubscriber

 

Network

Yes

2e

002e

noSubscriberReply

 

Network

Yes

2f

002f

forwardingFailed

 

Network

Yes

30

0030

or-NotAllowed

 

Network

Yes

31

0031

ati-NotAllowed

 

Network

yes

32

0032

noGroupCallNumberAvailable

 

Network

Yes

33

0033

resourceLimitation

 

Network

Yes

34

0034

unauthorizedRequestingNetwork

 

Network

No

35

0035

unauthorizedLCSClient

 

Network

No

36

0036

positionMethodFailure

 

Network

Yes

3a

003a

unknownOrUnreachableLCSClient

 

Network

Yes

47

0047

unknownAlphabet

 

Network

No

48

0048

ussd-Busy

 

Network

Yes

56

0056

subscriberLocationReport

 

Network

Yes

2100

2100

Unrecognized component

 

Network

Yes

2101

2101

Mistyped component

 

Network

Yes

2102

2102

Badly structured component

 

Network

Yes

2200

2200

Duplicate invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2201

2201

Unrecognized operation

 

Network

Yes

2202

2202

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

Yes

2203

2203

Resource limitation

Congestion in the target network.

Network

Yes

2204

2204

Initiating release

 

Network

Yes

2205

2205

Unrecognized linked ID

 

Network

Yes

2206

2206

Linked response unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2207

2207

Unexpected linked operation

 

Network

Yes

2300

2300

Unrecognized invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2301

2301

Return Result unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2302

2302

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

Yes

2400

2400

Unrecognized invoke ID

 

Network

Yes

2401

2401

Return Error unexpected

 

Network

Yes

2402

2402

Unrecognized error

 

Network

Yes

2403

2403

Unexpected error

 

Network

Yes

2404

2404

Mistyped parameter

 

Network

No

6000

6000

memoryCapacityExceeded

SIM card full

Network

Yes

6xxx

6xxx

Handset delivery failure

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

Network

Yes

6001

6001

equipmentProtocolError

 

Network

Yes

6002

6002

equipmentNotSM-Equipped

 

Network

No

6003

6003

unknownServiceCentre

 

Network

Yes

6004

6004

sc-Congestion

 

Network

Yes

6005

6005

invalidSME-Address

 

Network

Yes

6006

6006

subscriberNotSC-Subscriber

 

Network

Yes

8000

8000

Unrecognized message type

 

Network

Yes

8001

8001

Unrecognized transaction ID

 

Network

Yes

8002

8002

Badly formatted transaction portion

 

Network

Yes

8003

8003

Incorrect transaction portion

 

Network

Yes

8004

8004

Resource limitation

Congestion in target network.

Network

Yes

8008

8008

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

800b

Dialogue collision

Usually indicates congestions inside the destination network or en route.

Network

Yes

8010

8010

Node not reachable

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

Network

Yes

a001

a001

No network response

A network node did not respond in time to tyntec.

Network

Yes

a002

a002

Message too long

The message exceeds the maximum size.

tyntec

No

cxxx

cxxx

"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

c000

c000

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c001

c001

sc-AddressNotIncluded

SC address not included in message waiting list.

Network

Yes

c002

c002

mnrf-Set

Mobile subscriber not reachable.

Network

Yes

c003

c003

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c004

c004

mcef-Set

SIM card full

Network

Yes

c005

c005

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c006

c006

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c007

c007

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c008

c008

mnrg-Set

Mobile station not reachable for GPRS.

Network

Yes

c009

c009

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c00a

c00a

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c00b

c00b

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

c00d

c00d

See description for error code "cxxx"

See description for error code "cxxx"

Network

Yes

d000

d000

Internal error

Routing information could not be processed.

tyntec

No

d001

d001

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

d002

Destination blocked

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

tyntec

No

d004

d004

Destination temporarily not available

Operator network physically not reachable for a longer period.

Network

No

d00a

d00a

Destination blocked and not reroutable

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

Network

No

d00c

d00c

Insufficient routing rights

The destination operator is not accessible to customer.

tyntec

No

d010

d010

Destination blocked by customer

Destination network blocked by customers choice.

tyntec

No

d020

d020

providerNotAvailable

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

Network

Yes

e010

e010

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

e040

Timeout

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

Network

Yes

e082

e082

Signalling error

Signalling error in the target network.

Network

Yes

fc0a

fc0a

No network response

A network node did not respond in time to tyntec.

Network

Yes

fc06

fc06

Subscriber has opted out from this messaging service

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

Network

No

fc07

fc07

Message rejected by Chat App

The destination Chat App rejected the message due to one or more incorrect parameters

Network

No

fc08

fc08

Not a Chat App user

The recipient is not a user of the respective Chat App

Network

No

ffdd

ffdd

Destination blocked

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

tyntec

No

ffde

ffde

Destination blocked

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

tyntec

No

ffdf

ffdf

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

ffe0

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

ffe1

Internal error

Routing information could not be processed.

tyntec

No

ffe5

ffe5

Destination blocked by customer

Destination network is blocked by customers choice.

tyntec

No

fff0

fff0

Destination blocked

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

tyntec

No

ffff

ffff

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

4xxx

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

81xx

Incorrect message length

 

Network

Yes

82xx

82xx

Missing mandatory IE

 

Network

Yes

83xx

83xx

Incorrect IE length

 

Network

Yes

84xx

84xx

Bad parameter value

 

Network

Yes

85xx

85xx

No free dialogues

 

Network

Yes

86xx

86xx

Invalid dialogue ID

 

Network

Yes

87xx

87xx

Exceeded maximum length

 

Network

Yes

88xx

88xx

Invalid parameter

 

Network

Yes

8axx

8axx

Agent not registered

 

Network

Yes

89xx

89xx

Inappropriate transport message

 

Network

Yes

8cxx

8cxx

TC User not bound

 

Network

Yes

exxx

exxx

GSM adapter error

An error occurred in a GSM adapter with unclear reason.

Network

Yes

e140

e140

Node not reachable

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

Network Yes