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Nexmo vs Tropo: What are the differences?

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; Tropo: Add Voice and SMS to Your Applications. Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.

Nexmo and Tropo can be primarily classified 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, Tropo provides the following key features:

  • Develop for FREE- Pay when you're ready- Tropo is completely free for developers. Pay when you deploy and only for what you use.
  • Feature Complete- Get all the features you want, today. Speech input, multi-language, and more.
  • Amazing Support- Ask us questions 24 hours a day. Via the web or IRC.
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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 Tropo?

Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.
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          What are some alternatives to Nexmo and Tropo?
          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 Tropo
          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 52.7K views
          atSmartZipSmartZip
          Nexmo
          Nexmo
          Twilio
          Twilio
          Twilio Functions
          Twilio Functions
          Authy
          Authy
          Twilio SendGrid
          Twilio SendGrid
          #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 Tropo
          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 Tropo
          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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