Nexmo vs Outspoken vs Twilio

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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

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 Nexmo, Outspoken, 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.
              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.
              It is a global leader in omnichannel engagement. We help our clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications & grow their business.
              It gives powers to chat commerce by helping you reach and engage customers through SMS, WhatsApp and other social channels.
              Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks.
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              Reviews of Nexmo, Outspoken, and Twilio
              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 Nexmo, Outspoken, and Twilio
              Avatar of Kalibrr
              Kalibrr uses NexmoNexmo

              We fall back to Nexmo when Chikka ( and Semaphore ( 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.

              Avatar of Kent Steiner
              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.

              Avatar of Zachary Melacncon
              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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