Vi Message Centre Number: State-wise list of all Vodafone Idea SMS Center Numbers

Are you a Vi user having trouble sending messages on your phone? If you can’t message anyone, you need to contact Vi’s message center for help. You can find the message center phone numbers for Vi in your area if you’re using a Vi device.

Just call the Vi Message Center from the below list. We have all the info you need. Networks all over India are facing issues, and fixing them can be tough, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you out.

SMS remains relevant due to its simplicity and independence from the internet. However, issues can arise if the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) number is incorrect or outdated, affecting the sending and receiving of text messages. Users can resolve this by manually updating the SMSC number on their mobile devices.

If you’re having trouble sending or receiving messages on your Vodafone Idea SIM, here’s an updated list of Vi Message Centre numbers for all states and instructions on how to change them.

How to update the Vi Message Centre Number?

If you’re experiencing issues with sending or receiving SMS messages, you may need to update your Vi Message Center Number manually. Here are two ways to do so:

Method 1: Using USSD code

  1. Open the Phone app on your mobile phone.
  2. Dial **##4636##*.
  3. Tap on “Phone information”.
  4. Scroll down and find the “SMSC” option.
  5. Enter the correct Vi Message Center Number for your state.
  6. Tap “Update”.

Method 2: Through Messages app settings

  1. Open the Messages app on your phone.
  2. Go to “Settings”.
  3. Find the “Advanced” settings menu.
  4. Locate the “Message Center” or “SMSC” option.
  5. Enter the correct Vi Message Center Number for your state.
  6. Save the changes.

Vi Message Center Number for All States

To get the Vi SMS centre number for your state, check out the below list.

StatesVi Message Center Number
Andhra Pradesh+91 9885005444
Arunachal Pradesh+919719009998
Assam+91 9706099990
Bihar+91 9706099990
Chhattisgarh+91 9713099990
Chennai+91 9843000040
Delhi+91 9811009998
Gujarat+91 9825001002
Haryana+91 9839099999
Himachal Pradesh+91 9736009911
Jammu & Kashmir+91 9796009905
Jharkhand+91 9709099990
Karnataka+91 9886005444
Kerala+91 9846000040
Madhya Pradesh+91 9713099990
Mumbai+91 9820205446
Kolkata+91 9830099990
Odisha+91 9776099990
Punjab+91 9888009998
Rajasthan+91 9839099999
Telangana+91 9885005444
Tamil NaduN/A
Uttar Pradesh (UP WEST)+91 9719009998
Uttar Pradesh (UP EAST)+91 9839099999
West Bengal+91 9732099990

What is Vi SMS Center?

Vi SMS Centre is indeed a message distribution center responsible for processing SMS operations like storing, forwarding, converting, and delivering them.

Imagine the Vi SMS Centre as a bustling post office for text messages! Here’s how it works:

  1. When you send a text: Your message zips off to the Vi SMS Centre, like a letter dropped in a mailbox.
  2. The Centre sorts the mail: It checks the recipient’s address (phone number) and figures out the best route to deliver your message. Think of it as the post office sending letters by plane, train, or car depending on the destination.
  3. Off it goes!: The Centre forwards your message to the recipient’s phone, just like a postman delivering a letter.

If you’re having trouble sending or receiving texts, it’s like there’s a jam at the post office. It could be the Centre itself, but other things can cause delays too, like a bad phone connection or a lost address (wrong phone number).

So, the Vi SMS Centre plays a key role in getting your messages across, but remember, it’s just one part of the delivery system!

How to reset Vi SMS Center Number?

To reset your Vodafone SMS Centre number, please note that, as of now, the option to reset is not available. However, you can change or update the Vi SMS Centre number. The process involves the following steps:

  1. Navigate to your messaging app on your device.
  2. Access the settings or options menu within the messaging app.
  3. Look for the “Message Centre” or “SMSC” option.
  4. Edit or change the existing SMS Centre number with the updated Vi SMS Centre number.
  5. Save the changes and exit the settings.

While the term “reset” might not apply directly, changing the SMS Centre number accomplishes the same goal of ensuring the correct configuration for optimal SMS functionality.

How to Reset Vi SMS Settings

To receive Vi SMS settings via SMS, follow these simple steps:

  1. Type “ALL” in a text message.
  2. Send the message to 199 using your Vi SIM.
  3. Shortly after, you will receive an SMS containing Vi APN settings.
  4. Click “OK” to apply the settings.
  5. Restart your phone for the changes to take effect.

This process ensures that your device is configured with the correct Vi SMS settings for a seamless messaging experience.


If you’re facing issues with outgoing SMS on your Vi SIM, consider the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check Recharge Plan:
    • Ensure your recharge plan is active and not expired.
    • Confirm if you have exhausted your daily SMS limit.
  2. Change SMS Centre Number:
    • Follow the steps mentioned earlier to change the SMS Centre number.
    • Incorrect or outdated SMS Centre numbers can lead to messaging issues.

If the problem persists after these steps, further assistance from Vi customer support may be necessary.