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How Do I… Send SMS messages via REST API? (SMS API)

By September 17, 2015 December 4th, 2015 No Comments

It’s easy to send SMS text messages from within your application or connected device with the Telecoms Cloud API. Just use the /sms/outbound endpoint and first pass the destination number, then the “from” number, and then up to 160 characters of text. The “from” number is either any service number on your Telecoms Cloud account, or if you don’t have one, you can specify a default “from” number which you will find in your account settings.

Once you’ve sent a text message in your application, you can check its delivery status by using the sms_id returned by the outbound endpoint when you sent the message, like this.

With direct connections into all the main network operators in the UK and compatibility with over 800 mobile networks worldwide, your text message will be delivered within (60) seconds – usually even quicker!

Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul (@paulfp) is the main presenter of the award-winning Switched On Network YouTube Channel, which covers a variety of interesting topics usually relating to his love of technology and all things geeky. He also founded and runs Innobella Media, where he leads in all aspects of video production, video editing, sound & lighting. A father of 3 children including twins, his hobbies used to include photography, playing the drums and cycling. With a degree in Modern European Languages, Paul speaks French, Spanish and a little bit of Italian, and holds dual British & Irish citizenship.

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