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GSM error codes


There are two types of GSM error codes: CMS Error codes and CME Error codes that your GSM may return when sending an SMS.

The CMS error codes start with ‘+CMS Error:‘ and are always network related errors. The CME error codes start with ‘+CME Error:‘ and are always device (equipment) related errors.

CME Errors (GSM equipment errors)

CME Error Description
0 Phone failure
1 No connection to phone
2 Phone adapter link reserved
3 Operation not allowed
4 Operation not supported
5 PH_SIM PIN required
6 PH_FSIM PIN required
7 PH_FSIM PUK required
10 SIM not inserted
11 SIM PIN required
12 SIM PUK required
13 SIM failure
14 SIM busy
15 SIM wrong
16 Incorrect password
17 SIM PIN2 required
18 SIM PUK2 required
20 Memory full
21 Invalid index
22 Not found
23 Memory failure
24 Text string too long
25 Invalid characters in text string
26 Dial string too long
27 Invalid characters in dial string
30 No network service
31 Network timeout
32 Network not allowed, emergency calls only
40 Network personalization PIN required
41 Network personalization PUK required
42 Network subset personalization PIN required
43 Network subset personalization PUK required
44 Service provider personalization PIN required
45 Service provider personalization PUK required
46 Corporate personalization PIN required
47 Corporate personalization PUK required
48 PH-SIM PUK required
100 Unknown error
103 Illegal MS
106 Illegal ME
107 GPRS services not allowed
111 PLMN not allowed
112 Location area not allowed
113 Roaming not allowed in this location area
126 Operation temporary not allowed
132 Service operation not supported
133 Requested service option not subscribed
134 Service option temporary out of order
148 Unspecified GPRS error
149 PDP authentication failure
150 Invalid mobile class
256 Operation temporarily not allowed
257 Call barred
258 Phone is busy
259 User abort
260 Invalid dial string
261 SS not executed
262 SIM Blocked
263 Invalid block
772 SIM powered down
 

CMS Errors (GSM Network errors)

CMS Error Description
1 Unassigned number
8 Operator determined barring
10 Call bared
21 Short message transfer rejected
27 Destination out of service
28 Unindentified subscriber
29 Facility rejected
30 Unknown subscriber
38 Network out of order
41 Temporary failure
42 Congestion
47 Recources unavailable
50 Requested facility not subscribed
69 Requested facility not implemented
81 Invalid short message transfer reference value
95 Invalid message unspecified
96 Invalid mandatory information
97 Message type non existent or not implemented
98 Message not compatible with short message protocol
99 Information element non-existent or not implemente
111 Protocol error, unspecified
127 Internetworking , unspecified
128 Telematic internetworking not supported
129 Short message type 0 not supported
130 Cannot replace short message
143 Unspecified TP-PID error
144 Data code scheme not supported
145 Message class not supported
159 Unspecified TP-DCS error
160 Command cannot be actioned
161 Command unsupported
175 Unspecified TP-Command error
176 TPDU not supported
192 SC busy
193 No SC subscription
194 SC System failure
195 Invalid SME address
196 Destination SME barred
197 SM Rejected-Duplicate SM
198 TP-VPF not supported
199 TP-VP not supported
208 D0 SIM SMS Storage full
209 No SMS Storage capability in SIM
210 Error in MS
211 Memory capacity exceeded
212 Sim application toolkit busy
213 SIM data download error
255 Unspecified error cause
300 ME Failure
301 SMS service of ME reserved
302 Operation not allowed
303 Operation not supported
304 Invalid PDU mode parameter
305 Invalid Text mode parameter
310 SIM not inserted
311 SIM PIN required
312 PH-SIM PIN required
313 SIM failure
314 SIM busy
315 SIM wrong
316 SIM PUK required
317 SIM PIN2 required
318 SIM PUK2 required
320 Memory failure
321 Invalid memory index
322 Memory full
330 SMSC address unknown
331 No network service
332 Network timeout
340 No +CNMA expected
500 Unknown error
512 User abort
513 Unable to store
514 Invalid Status
515 Device busy or Invalid Character in string
516 Invalid length
517 Invalid character in PDU
518 Invalid parameter
519 Invalid length or character
520 Invalid character in text
521 Timer expired
522 Operation temporary not allowed
532 SIM not ready
534 Cell Broadcast error unknown
535 Protocol stack busy
538 Invalid parameter