Twilio vs. Plivo vs. BulkSMS

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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.

What is 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.

What is BulkSMS? 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.

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Why do developers choose Twilio?
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Why do developers choose Plivo?
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Why do developers choose BulkSMS?
Why do you like BulkSMS?


What are the cons of using Twilio?
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What are the cons of using Plivo?
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What are the cons of using BulkSMS?
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How much does Twilio cost?
Twilio Pricing
How much does Plivo cost?
Plivo Pricing
How much does BulkSMS cost?
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What companies use Twilio?
787 companies on StackShare use Twilio
What companies use Plivo?
16 companies on StackShare use Plivo
What companies use BulkSMS?
2 companies on StackShare use BulkSMS


What tools integrate with Twilio?
43 tools on StackShare integrate with Twilio
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Twilio, Plivo, and BulkSMS?

  • Nexmo - API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
  • Tropo - Add Voice and SMS to Your Applications
  • MessageBird - Making business communications feel as natural as communicating with friends.
  • VoxImplant - Easily embed audio and video communication into your apps

See all alternatives to Twilio

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