If a Marketing Cloud account is located in France and wants to send MobileConnect SMS msgs to contacts in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, does the account need to purchase 4 short codes, one in each country?
The fields that are required are listed in the second link and these would include the SubscriberKey, MobileNumber and Locale. Dependent on whether you'll link Data Extensions to your MobileConnect Attribute Group may depend on whether you create Attributes in MobileConnect for your Contacts and import into these.
Based on the Codes you have may depend on how many Imports you need to set-up as the Import will also create the Subscription for you but only for one Code at a time.
For the UTC Offset field, you can use this to ensure sends are sent in the Contacts Timezone and this field is only applied when the setting to choose the customers TimeZone is selected on the Send. If not, the Message will be sent there and then regardless of the Timezone and what time it is with the Contact.
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I have a US short code in my dmo account and I want to conduct an SMS demo when in France. So long as my Marketing Cloud demo account is provisioned in the US and my short code is provisioned with a US carrier (thru MC MobileConnect) then Mobile Connect will send my demo SMS to a US contact, right?
I only need a French short code provisioned in Mobile Connect if my Marketing Cloud account is provisioned in France, right?