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What is Clickatell?

It gives powers to chat commerce by helping you reach and engage customers through SMS, WhatsApp and other social channels.

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 Clickatell and Twilio?
          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.
          MessageBird
          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.
          Tropo
          Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.
          Bandwidth
          A Communications Platform as a Service company offering a full suite of voice, messaging, and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network.
          tawk.to
          It is a live chat support & messaging application that focuses on successful communication between businesses and their customers.
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          Decisions about Clickatell and Twilio
          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 41.8K views
          atSmartZipSmartZip
          Twilio SendGrid
          Twilio SendGrid
          Authy
          Authy
          Twilio Functions
          Twilio Functions
          Twilio
          Twilio
          Nexmo
          Nexmo
          #Twilio
          #SDK
          #SMS
          #VoiceAndSms

          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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          Reviews of Clickatell and Twilio
          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 Clickatell and Twilio
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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.

          Avatar of William Baker
          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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