BulkSMS vs Nexmo vs Twilio




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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.

What is 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.

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        What are some alternatives to BulkSMS, Nexmo, and Twilio?
        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.
        At MessageBird we believe that communicating with a business should feel as natural as communicating with a friend. That's why our SMS, Voice and Conversations APIs continue to revolutionize company-customer interactions.
        Braze is an engagement platform that empowers growth by helping marketing teams to build customer loyalty through mobile, omni channel customer experiences.
        Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.
        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.
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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.

          Review ofTwilioTwilio

          Twilio is by far the most complete solution for SMS, its API is extremely well structured. And its integration with rails is pretty straight forward.

          How developers use BulkSMS, Nexmo, and Twilio
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          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).

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          Instacart uses TwilioTwilio

          We use Twilio extensively for voice call routing, for texting. We, in fact, use it for MMS messaging as of recently...We do number masking. So the personal shopper never has your actual number, you call the Twilio number and it routes you intelligently to the customer. And vice-versa.

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          Kent Steiner uses TwilioTwilio

          Twilio is a service I have experimented with, and given a project with SMS requirements I would choose Twilio to support that.

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          William Baker uses TwilioTwilio

          For my own phone forwarding system, SMS messaging, and will gladly build such systems for clients.

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          atandy uses TwilioTwilio

          I set up text-message alerts to be sent to me when an error was raised on the web application.

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          Zachary Melacncon uses TwilioTwilio

          Used with BlueMix NodeRed to build an application that sends a text when it's about to rain.

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          Harba uses NexmoNexmo

          SMS sending for harbour masters and sailors.

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