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Binary SMS Messages

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Binary SMS messages are a type of SMS (Short Message Service) message that contains binary data instead of plain text. While standard SMS messages are typically composed of alphanumeric characters and limited to 160 characters, binary SMS messages allow for the transmission of non-textual data, such as images, ringtones, or other multimedia content.

Binary SMS messages are structured differently from standard SMS messages. Instead of using the GSM 7-bit default alphabet for encoding text, binary SMS messages use a binary format, allowing for the representation of a wider range of data types. This binary format enables the transmission of multimedia content and other types of data that cannot be represented with plain text.

One common use case for binary SMS messages is delivering content such as logos, wallpapers, or ringtones to mobile devices. By using binary SMS, content providers can deliver multimedia content directly to users’ phones, allowing them to customize their devices or access additional features.

Overall, binary SMS messages provide a way to transmit non-textual data efficiently and reliably over the SMS network, expanding the capabilities of SMS beyond simple text messaging.

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