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BulkSMS vs Nexmo: What are the differences?

What is BulkSMS? Cost-effective and reliable sending and receiving of SMS messages globally. 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.

What is Nexmo? API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification. Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication.

BulkSMS and Nexmo can be primarily classified as "Voice and SMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by BulkSMS are:

  • All submissions are made using simple query parameters.
  • Send and receive text messages globally – view our SMS coverage table.
  • Reliable, proven high-volume platform, running on redundant, high availability hardware.

On the other hand, Nexmo provides the following key features:

  • Inbound SMS
  • Outbound SMS
  • Outbound Text-To-Speech Calls
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What is BulkSMS?

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.

What is Nexmo?

Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication.
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        What are some alternatives to BulkSMS and Nexmo?
        Twilio
        Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
        Plivo
        Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing.
        Alexa
        It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
        Postscript
        Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks.
        OpenTok
        It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
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        Decisions about BulkSMS and Nexmo
        Julien DeFrance
        Julien DeFrance
        Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 44.7K views
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        Authy
        Authy
        Twilio Functions
        Twilio Functions
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        Twilio
        Nexmo
        Nexmo
        #VoiceAndSms
        #SMS
        #SDK
        #Twilio

        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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        Avatar of raycheung
        Software Developer at Segantii Capital Management
        Review ofNexmoNexmo

        It just works as expected within minutes -- you get both outbound/inbound messages, with delivery receipts or incoming callbacks -- all working in the easiest form.

        How developers use BulkSMS and Nexmo
        Avatar of Kalibrr
        Kalibrr uses NexmoNexmo

        We fall back to Nexmo when Chikka (https://api.chikka.com) and Semaphore (http://semaphore.co) have downtime or deliverability problems. Chikka and Semaphore are local (Philippine) SMS APIs handled by SMART and Globe, respectively, and report higher deliverability rates than Nexmo (at lower cost).

        Avatar of Harba
        Harba uses NexmoNexmo

        SMS sending for harbour masters and sailors.

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