Media Type 'application/vnd.3gpp.sms' Details

Media Type 'application/vnd.3gpp.sms' Details

Basic Info
Media Type application
subtype vnd.3gpp.sms
Registered? Yes
See also Meredith

Tags: (none)

File Formats: (none)


(Last updated 29 March 2006)

Name : John M Meredith

Email : [email protected]

MIME media type name : Application

MIME subtype name : Vendor Tree - vnd.3gpp.sms

Required parameters : none    

Optional parameters : none    

Encoding considerations : binary
This media type may require encoding on transports not capable 
of handling binary.

Security considerations : 
The SMS format may contain executable code and user confidential 

Interoperability considerations : 
The SMS MIME type allows interoperability between the Short Messaging 
Service (SMS) and other messaging systems.

Published specification : 
ETSI TS 124 011 available at
(transposition of 3GPP TS 24.011 available at

Applications which use this media : 
Applications that manipulate MIME typed objects (messaging, download etc.).     

Additional information :

1. Magic number(s) : n/a
2. File extension(s) : .sms
3. Macintosh file type code : n/a
4. Object Identifiers: n/a

Person to contact for further information :

1. Name : John M Meredith
2. Email : [email protected]

Intended usage : Common 
The Short Messaging Service is a very common messaging service available on 
most mobile networks. The registration of the associated MIME type allows a 
SMS message to be incorporated in messages from other messaging systems.

Author/Change controller : John M Meredith         

(created 2002-04-30)