Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ultimate Guide to Understanding SMS API

There are many SMS API available, and they all seems to do the same thing.

Tell me the number and message to send, and I will send to the phone.

A simple I/O operation it seems, but the truth is not.

Nexmo provided a guide to SMS deliverability. An excellent guide for new API users.

I also learnt a few new things.

  • If you know the MCC/MNC your recipient is on (you can if you have a mobile app), then you can use Nexmo API with "network-code". This will avoid number portability problem.
  • REST can scale as well as SMPP 
  • Refer to their country specific guide