SCKL format for sending SMS text messages

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Why use SCKL?

Not all networks, for example CDMA, iDEN and TDMA networks, can directly pass binary data to mobile phones. Ringtones and graphics contain binary data and Nokia's SCKL encoding provides a method of delivering binary data to a phone using only printable characters. Thus it allows ringtones and graphics to be delivered over CDMA, iDEN and TDMA networks. Clearly it also requires a phone that can correctly interpret the SCKL format and most Nokia phones can do this, as well as some phones from other manufacturers and many WAP compatible phones.

The SCKL encoding can be used in CDMA, GSM, iDEN and TDMA environments.

What is the format of an SCKL message

SCKL message consists of a Header then a space and lastly User Data. Please note that the description that follows is somewhat simplified to give all the essentials without giving all the options. You should find the information here is sufficient in practice. Here is a SCKL format message to send a ringtone:

//SCKL1581<space>024A3A650995D1D195C93D999804144288F511610611624D30831445

Each SCKL message must contain 160 characters or less since this is the maximum number of characters that can be sent in one SMS message. The letters must be in UPPER CASE for some phones.

You can send an SCKL message to any CDMA, GSM, iDEN or TDMA phone as a standard text message from this website by cutting and pasting it into the text entry box - see "Send SMS" in the Navigation Bar above.

Which phones support the SCKL format?

Phone make Phone model Ringtone Operator Logo Group Graphic vCard vCalendar
Alcatel 332 No No No No No
Alcatel Blackberry Storm Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Alcatel ce0165x Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alcatel hp 914c No No No Yes No
Alcatel HTC Diamond Don't know Don't know No Don't know Don't know
Audiovox CDM8500 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Audiovox HTC Hermes No Don't know No Yes No
Ericsson r300ds Yes Yes Yes Don't know Yes
Ericsson T300 No No No No No
Handspring HTC Hermes w/WM6 No No No Yes No
Handspring Pearl Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Handspring RIM Blackberry Pearl No Don't know No Yes Yes
Hyundai HGC-310 E Blue Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Kyocera 3245 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Kyocera kc424 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Kyocera KE424C Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Kyocera kx424 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LG 6000 No No No No No
LG 6060 cdma (Reliance) No No No No No
LG 9100 No Don't know No No No
LG KG195 No Don't know Don't know No No
LG lg md2030 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
LG MD 2030 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
LG md2030 Yes Yes Yes No Don't know
LG RD 2030 Don't know No No No No
LG RD 5130 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
LG RD2030 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
LG RD2130 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
LG T25VZV03 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Yes
LG talkmobile No No No No No
Mitsubishi Eclipse MT-450 No No No No No
Motorola a009 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola a840 No Don't know No No No
Motorola c115 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Motorola c117 Yes No No Yes No
Motorola c210 Yes No No No No
Motorola c215 Yes Yes No No No
Motorola c331 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Motorola C3331 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Motorola C350 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola C353 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola C651 No No No No No
Motorola E398 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola E770v No No No No No
Motorola i730 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola i90 No No No No No
Motorola L6 Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Motorola RAZR V3 No Don't know No No No
Motorola T182c No No No No No
Motorola t190 Don't know No No No No
Motorola T720 No No No No No
Motorola TIMEPORT P7389 No No No No No
Motorola U6 No No No No No
Motorola V220 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola V3 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Motorola V3 RAZR Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Motorola V300 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola V3i No Don't know No No No
Motorola V3X Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Motorola V3XX No No No No No
Motorola v505 Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Motorola v525 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola V535 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola V60 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola v60i No Don't know No No No
Motorola V70 No No No No No
Motorola v710 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Motorola V810 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Motorola V860 No No No No No
NEC e616v No No No No No
Nokia 100 Yes No Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 1100 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 110b Yes No Yes Don't know Don't know
Nokia 1110i Yes No No Yes No
Nokia 1112 Yes Yes No Yes Don't know
Nokia 1208 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 1220 Yes Yes No No No
Nokia 1255 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Nokia 1260 Yes Yes Yes Don't know No
Nokia 1650 Yes No No Yes No
Nokia 1661 Yes Don't know No Yes No
Nokia 1999 Yes No Yes No No
Nokia 2100 Yes Yes No No No
Nokia 2112 Yes Yes Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia 2112,5125 Yes No Yes No No
Nokia 2118 Yes Yes Yes No No
Nokia 2220 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nokia 2260 Yes Don't know No No No
Nokia 2280 Yes Yes No No No
Nokia 2300 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 2600 Yes Yes Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia 2652 Yes No No Yes Yes
Nokia 3100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3105 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3110 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia 3120 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 3125 Yes Yes Yes Yes Don't know
Nokia 3200 Don't know Yes Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 3210 No No No Yes No
Nokia 3285 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3300 Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 3310 No Yes No Yes No
Nokia 3315 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nokia 3320 Yes Yes No No Don't know
Nokia 3330 Don't know Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3350 No Yes No Yes Yes
Nokia 3360 Yes Don't know No No No
Nokia 3390 No No No No No
Nokia 3395 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3410 No Don't know No Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3510 Yes Yes No Yes No
Nokia 3510i Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nokia 3520 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nokia 3530 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3560 Yes Yes Yes No No
Nokia 3585i Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3586 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3588i Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3589i Yes No No Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3590 Yes Don't know Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 3595 Yes Yes Yes Yes Don't know
Nokia 3610 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 3650 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 5100 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 5110 Yes Yes No Don't know Don't know
Nokia 5120 Yes No No No No
Nokia 5125 Yes Yes No Yes No
Nokia 5130 Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 5140i Yes No No Yes Yes
Nokia 5165 Yes No No No No
Nokia 5190 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 5210 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 5230 Nuron No Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 5510 No Yes No Yes No
Nokia 5800 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes
Nokia 6010 Yes Don't know No Yes Don't know
Nokia 6015 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nokia 6015i Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6016i Yes Yes Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 6020 Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 6030 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nokia 6060 Don't know Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6108 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6110 Yes Yes Yes Yes Don't know
Nokia 6120 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6120 Classic No No No Yes Yes
Nokia 6120i Yes Don't know Yes Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6150 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6155 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6200 Yes No No No No
Nokia 6210 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6225 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6230 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6230i Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 6233 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia 6234 Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 6300 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 6300i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6310 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6310i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6510 Yes Yes Yes Yes Don't know
Nokia 6560 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6585 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6590 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6590i Yes No No No No
Nokia 6600 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 6610 Yes No No Don't know Yes
Nokia 6610i Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 6620 No Don't know No Don't know Don't know
Nokia 6630 No Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia 6670 No No No No No
Nokia 6800 Yes Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia 6820 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 7110 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 7160 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 7210 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 7250i Yes Yes Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia 7610 No Don't know No Yes No
Nokia 7650 No Yes No Yes No
Nokia 8210 Yes Yes No Yes No
Nokia 8260 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 8265 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 8270 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 8280 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 8280i Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia 8290 Yes Yes No No No
Nokia 8310 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 9210i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia 9300i No No No Yes Yes
Nokia 9500 No Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia asha 311 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia c5-00 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia E50 No Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia E51 No No No Yes Yes
Nokia e60 Don't know No Don't know No Don't know
Nokia E61 Yes Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia e62 Don't know Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia E65 No No No No No
Nokia E70 No Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia e90 No No No Yes Yes
Nokia n-70m No No No Yes No
Nokia n-80 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia N-Gage No No No Yes No
Nokia N1616 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia n3210 Don't know Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia N70-MusicEdition Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Nokia n72 Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Nokia N73 No No No Yes Yes
Nokia n73 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia N73 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia n79 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nokia N80 No Don't know No Yes Yes
Nokia N82 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Nokia N900 No No No Yes No
Nokia N95 No Don't know No No No
Nokia N95 8G Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes
Nokia N95 8GB Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Nokia N97 No Don't know No Yes No
Nokia nokia 5230 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Nokia nokia 9210i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orange fdgdfg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philips 2260 Yes No Yes Don't know Don't know
Philips 6620 No No No Yes No
Qualcomm Blackberry 8100 No No No No No
Samsung a100 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung Blackjack 2 No No No Yes No
Samsung C100 Yes Yes Yes No No
Samsung c180 No Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 No No No No No
Samsung Galaxy S II Don't know Don't know No Don't know Don't know
Samsung gt-c3310 No No No No No
Samsung GT-E2370 No No No No No
Samsung i710 No No No Yes Don't know
Samsung M300 Don't know Don't know Don't know No No
Samsung N400 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Samsung P520 Giorgio Armani No No No No No
Samsung SCH-i730 No No No No No
Samsung SCH-N356 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung SGH A300 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung SGH C100 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Samsung SGH R200 No Don't know No No No
Samsung sgh x100 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung SGH-C130 Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Samsung SGH-F200 Don't know Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Samsung SGH-x426 Don't know No No No No
Samsung sgh620 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung SPH-A800 No No No Don't know Don't know
Samsung T100 No Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Samsung v200 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Sanyo SCH 8100 No No No No No
Sanyo VI-2300 Don't know Don't know Don't know No No
Sanyo VM5500 No No No No No
Sharp GX-25 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Siemens a50 No No Don't know Don't know Don't know
Siemens A52 Yes Yes Yes No No
Siemens A70 Yes Don't know Yes Don't know Don't know
Siemens A75 No Don't know Don't know Don't know No
Siemens C35i No Don't know No No No
Siemens C45 No No No No No
Siemens c55 Yes Yes Yes No No
Siemens CX 70 No No No No No
Siemens cx70 No Don't know Don't know No Don't know
Siemens M 50 No No No No No
Siemens m55 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Siemens mc60 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Siemens me45 Don't know Yes No No Don't know
Siemens S45 No No No No No
Siemens S68 No Don't know No No No
Siemens SL45 Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson 910i Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Sony Ericsson f500i Don't know No Don't know Don't know Don't know
Sony Ericsson k300i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson k500i Don't know Don't know Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson k610i Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Sony Ericsson K700i No No No Yes Don't know
Sony Ericsson K790 Don't know Don't know Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson K800 Don't know Don't know Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson k800i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson P800 No Don't know No Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson P900 No Don't know Don't know Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson r300ds Yes Yes Yes Don't know Yes
Sony Ericsson s500i Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Sony Ericsson T230 Yes Yes Don't know No Don't know
Sony Ericsson t237 Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Sony Ericsson T300 Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Sony Ericsson t310 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson T610 Yes Yes Yes No No
Sony Ericsson T630 Yes Don't know Yes No No
Sony Ericsson T637 Yes Yes Don't know Don't know Don't know
Sony Ericsson T65 No No No No No
Sony Ericsson T68i No No No No No
Sony Ericsson w200 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson w200i Don't know Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson w300i Yes Don't know No No No
Sony Ericsson W890i Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know
Sony Ericsson z500a Don't know No Yes Yes Yes
Sony Ericsson Z600 Yes Don't know Yes No No
Trium eclipse Yes Yes Yes Don't know Don't know
Uniden HTC Kaiser II No No No Yes Yes
Uniden HTC Touch Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes No
Uniden HTC TyTN II (WM6.1) Don't know Don't know Don't know No No
Uniden HTC TyTN II WM6.1 Don't know Don't know Don't know Yes Don't know

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Header

The shortest Header consists of the string //SCKL followed by the 4 character Port Number (e.g. 1581) giving the complete header as //SCKL1581

If the User Data and Header cannot fit into a single SMS message then it can be split over two or three messages. The User Data is said to be split into segments and in this case the Header consists of:

  • the string //SCKL followed by
  • the 4 character Port Number (see below for details of Port Numbers)
  • the 4 character Port Number (again)
  • 2 digit arbitrary reference number which must be the same for all parts of the message
  • 2 digits giving the total number of segments used to send the User Data
  • 2 digits giving the number of this segment

For example //SCKL15811581990301 for the first segment of three, //SCKL15811581990302 for the second segment etc.

Note that the maximum number of segments allowed is specified as three - despite 2 digits being required to hold the value! The segment count will thus be either 01, 02 or 03. In reality more than three segments are supported by some phones. See below for more complete examples of multi-segment messages.

When creating messages with large User Data, it is important to remember that some mobile phones do not support message concatenation although most new mobile phones do. These devices might truncate the header or omit the segmentation and reassembly part of the header - in other words they won't work as hoped.

Wireless Datagram Protocol - WDP

Services using WDP (such as smart messaging) can be adapted to work over a variety of network technologies (including CDMA, GSM, iDEN and TDMA). This is accomplished by defining port numbers that are specifically reserved for particular services or application protocols. In other words, each port number has a specific exchange format associated with it.

The WDP port numbers are approved by the Internet Association Numbering Authority (IANA) and used by the WAP Forum as shown below.

WDP port numbers
Port Number
(hexadecimal)
Application
1581 Ring tone
1582 Operator Logo
1583 Group Graphic (CLI Logo)
23F0 Connectionless WAP browser proxy server
23F2 Secure connectionless WAP browser proxy server
23F3 Secure WAP Browser proxy server
23F4 vCard
23F5 vCalendar
23F6 Secure vCard
23F7 Secure vCalendar

Dealing with binary data

vCard and vCalendar items will often only contain ASCII characters which is the default character set for vCard and vCalendar items. The default character set can be overridden for an individual property value by using the “CHARSET” property parameter.

Ringtones, Operator logos and Group Graphics contain binary data which must be converted to Hexadecimal format before it is sent. Some code snippets for doing this are available on this website as is a "drag and drop" Windows application.

Examples of SCKL encoded data

Most importantly remember that the Header must be separated from the User Data by a space character. In order to emphasize this the following examples show <space> for the space character.

A Ring Tone

The following is an example of a ringtone called "Better off alone". If you are cutting and pasting don't forget to replace the <space> with a space character! In order to display this on the web page each SMS message has been split over 2 lines but in practice must consist of a single line of data.

//SCKL1581<space>024A3A650995D1D195C93D999804144288F511610611624D308314458418458418938C20C30C5186108186108156

Here is another called "2 times". Notice that this ring tone has been divided into two message segments and must be sent as two SMS messages.

//SCKL15811581010201<space>024A3A58C951A5B595CC0414491E934C511624D314458934C511624D40830840D40830840	  
      
//SCKL15811581010202<space>D30DB0D30DB0D408308

For more information on ring tone encoding, refer to the Nokia Smart Messaging Specification 3.0.0. The User Data is not RTTTL data - the process of converting from RTTTL data to Nokia ringtone format is quite complicated.

A Group Graphic or CLI Icon

The following is an example of a Caller Line ID (CLI) Icon. Nokia Group Graphics have a maximum size of 72 by 14 pixels and the encoded data needs two SMS message. In order to display this on the web page each SMS message has been split over 2 lines but in practice must consist of a single line of data.

//SCKL15831583660201<space>3000480E01FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF80000180000300000183FFC183FF8307FF8183FFC183FF8307FF8183FFC183FF8307FF818387C1838783070F81800F81800F8300
	   
//SCKL15831583660202<space>1F01801F01801F03003E01803E01803E03007C01807C01807C0300F80180F80180F80301F00181F00181F00303E001800001800003000001FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

For more information on how to encode an Group Graphic refer to Sections 3.7 and 5.1.7 of the Nokia Smart Messaging Specification 3.0.0 - it is a little bit more complicated that just putting the image data directly in as User Data.

An Operator Logo

The following is an example of an operator logo for Vodafone UK with MCC=234 and MNC=15. MCC and MNC values are shown in our Global Coverage pages. Nokia Operator Logos are normally a 72 by 14 pixel image and the encoded data needs to be split over three SMS messages. In order to display this on the web page the strings have been split over 2 lines but in practice each must consist of a single line of data. Yes it is the same image as used above for the Group Graphic!

//SCKL15821582770201<space>3032F4510A00480E01FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF80000180000300000183FFC183FF8307FF8183FFC183FF8307FF8183FFC183FF8307FF818387C1838783070F81800F81800

//SCKL15821582770202<space>F83001F01801F01801F03003E01803E01803E03007C01807C01807C0300F80180F80180F80301F00181F00181F00303E001800001800003000001FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

For more information on how to encode an Operator Logo refer to the Nokia Smart Messaging Specification 3.0.0 - it is a little bit more complicated that just putting the image data directly in as User Data.

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A vCard

The following is an example of an electronic business card or vCard. The default character set is ASCII. The default character set can be overridden for an individual property value by using the “CHARSET” property parameter.

If the vCard message content is

BEGIN:VCARD
FN:Support
TEL;PREF:+44207713800
END:VCARD

The SCKL format message would be as shown below. Note that <CR> indicates a Return character and <LF> a Line Feed character.

//SCKL23F4 BEGIN:VCARD<CR><LF>
FN:Support<CR><LF>
TEL;PREF:+442077138000<CR><LF>
END:VCARD<CR><LF>

vCard version 3 is defined in two parts: RFC 2425, MIME Content-Type for Directory Information and RFC 2426, vCard MIME Directory Profile.

The Internet Mail Consortium has taken on responsibility for the development and promotion of the vCard format. Their website contain useful documents for developers.

For Nokia specific implementation see Sections 3.4 and 5.1.3 of the Nokia Smart Messaging Specification 3.0.0.

A vCalendar entry

The following is an example of an electronic business card or vCalendar. The default character set is ASCII. The default character set can be overridden for an individual property value by using the “CHARSET” property parameter.

If the vCalendar message content is

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:1.0
BEGIN:VTODO
SUMMARY:www.csoft.co.uk re SMS
DUE: 20140617 T101500
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION
END:VTODO
END:VCALENDAR

The SCKL format message would be as shown below. Note that <CR> indicates a Carriage Return character and <LF> a Line Feed character.

//SCKL23F5 BEGIN:VCALENDAR<CR><LF>
VERSION:1.0<CR><LF>
BEGIN:VTODO<CR><LF>
SUMMARY:www.csoft.co.uk re SMS<CR><LF>
DUE: 20140617 T101500<CR><LF>
STATUS:NEEDS ACTION<CR><LF>
END:VTODO<CR><LF>
END:VCALENDAR<CR><LF>

The Open Standards version of vCalendar is known as iCalendar. iCalendar consists of three RFC's: RFC 2445, Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar), RFC 2446, iCalendar Transport-Independent Interoperability Protocol (iTIP): Scheduling Events, BusyTime, To-dos and Journal Entries and RFC 2447, iCalendar Message-based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP)

The Internet Mail Consortium has taken on responsibility for the development and promotion of the iCalendar format. Their website contain useful documents for developers.

For Nokia specific implementation see Sections 3.5 and 5.1.4 of the Nokia Smart Messaging Specification 3.0.0.

Sending SCKL data globally

Connection Software deliver SCKL messages globally - including to the USA CDMA, iDEN and TDMA networks: Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular etc. See the USA SMS and MMS content delivery page for further details of US networks and facilities.

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