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Alternatives to BulkSMS

Clickatell, Twilio, Alexa, Nexmo, and Plivo are the most popular alternatives and competitors to BulkSMS.
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What is BulkSMS and what are its top alternatives?

BulkSMS.com is a leading SMS messaging service provider offering two-way SMS communication services straight from your internet enabled computer. The BulkSMS gateway reaches across borders and connects to over 800 mobile network operators world-wide.
BulkSMS is a tool in the Voice and SMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to BulkSMS

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Clickatell

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Connecting you to customers with SMS and chat
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PROS OF CLICKATELL
    No pros available
    CONS OF CLICKATELL
      No cons available

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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 411.3K views

      Nexmo vs Twilio ?

      Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

      When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

      Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

      Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

      Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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      Alexa

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      A cloud-based voice service
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      PROS OF ALEXA
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        CONS OF ALEXA
          No cons available

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          Nexmo

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          API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
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          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 411.3K views

          Nexmo vs Twilio ?

          Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

          When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

          Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

          Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

          Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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          Plivo logo

          Plivo

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          API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications
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          Arvind Singh
          Arvind Singh
          Senior Software Engineer · | 2 upvotes · 55.5K views
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          I use Plivo because Tropo discontinued their services. It provides clean event logs, categorized and filterable. Super easy to troubleshoot problems. Tropo was a fine service but event logging was horrendous.

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          Braze

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          Customer engagement platform
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          PROS OF BRAZE
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            CONS OF BRAZE
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              OpenTok

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              Build live interactive video, voice and messaging into your web and mobile apps
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              CONS OF OPENTOK
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                Postscript

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                Mailchimp for SMS
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                PROS OF POSTSCRIPT
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                  CONS OF POSTSCRIPT
                    No cons available

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