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Nexmo vs Outspoken: What are the differences?

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.

What is Outspoken? SMS, MMS, Transcoding and User Lookup API. Transact via video, image, audio text messages.

Nexmo and Outspoken can be categorized as "Voice and SMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by Nexmo are:

  • Inbound SMS
  • Outbound SMS
  • Outbound Text-To-Speech Calls

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

  • Create and edit mobile subscriber lists
  • Automatic opt-in of new users by keyword text-in or web opt-in
  • Send and receive MMS images, SMS, or SMS with links
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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 Outspoken?

Transact via video, image, audio text messages
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            What are some alternatives to Nexmo and Outspoken?
            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.
            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.
            Infobip
            It is a global leader in omnichannel engagement. We help our clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications & grow their business.
            Clickatell
            It gives powers to chat commerce by helping you reach and engage customers through SMS, WhatsApp and other social channels.
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            Decisions about Nexmo and Outspoken
            Julien DeFrance
            Julien DeFrance
            Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 44.8K views
            atSmartZipSmartZip
            Twilio SendGrid
            Twilio SendGrid
            Authy
            Authy
            Twilio Functions
            Twilio Functions
            Twilio
            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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            Reviews of Nexmo and Outspoken
            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 Nexmo and Outspoken
            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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