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Plivo vs Sinch: What are the differences?

Developers describe Plivo as "API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications". 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. On the other hand, Sinch is detailed as "Add calling & messaging to your app in minutes". Sinch makes it easy for developers to add voice, messaging and SMS to their apps with just a few lines of code. Enrich your apps with communications that your users will love.

Plivo and Sinch are primarily classified as "Voice and SMS" and "Communications SDK" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Plivo are:

  • Phone- Global
  • Phone- Local and Tollfree Numbers
  • Phone- Call routing, call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, redial, speed dial, mute, hold, etc

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

  • iOS, Android and JavaScript SDK with support for REST
  • Voice calling and SMS at market leading prices
  • Enrich your apps with sticky features such as messaging and calling to increase user retention and engagement

"SMS gateway" is the primary reason why developers consider Plivo over the competitors, whereas "Super smooth SDK" was stated as the key factor in picking Sinch.

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Dainis Duļbinskis
Marketing project manager at Colortime · | 2 upvotes · 84.1K views
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Hello! We need to integrate an SMS gateway into our app for user phone verification. As we are just starting, we are searching for the most affordable/best price/performance option for SMS gateway to verify client phone numbers with the code, maybe you can suggest something between those two or maybe something else. We are planning to do business in Europe

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Twilio is the leader. Strong API, excellent documentation and reliable service. I suggest Nexmo since their API has smaller learning curve, offering better prices and also reliable solution. Also Nexmo offers more call per sec. 3 vs 2 and 2, out of the box. Good luck

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Twilio might be not cheapest, but they have awesome documentation (a lot of examples), easy to use API and libraries. I think it's a very good product to start. If the bill will become too heavy, you can shop around for economical options.

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Twilio documentation is very good and as a platform it just works. It's robust and reliable. We road-tested plivo and it wasn't anywhere near in terms of docs or support. In fact their support was terrible at replying to us. 48 hours to answer basic questions.

That's said, were also using sendgrid by twilio and that's not been pleasant . Their email builder appears to be react based but written by a team who don't understand react very well. That's a nightmare as yet

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Andrew Voirol
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stackshare doesn't seem to have this in the stack list yet, but in my experience Twillio is attractive. It's good for basics, their acquisition of SendGrid gives them a bit more market share.. They are stronger at marketing to those that benefit them. That said from my understanding SendGrid leases the networks, channels, and lines. While their interface is friendly, their pricing suited for lower volume, you want to look at what they are using via an API, a contract, etc. Is it a more friend UI to a combination of others. What redunancies do to they have, try their support. It's not that Twillio is bad, it's about the volume, the use case, the liabiitlies you might have to your end-users if Twillio isn't the right choice. Another option is Bandwidth. You ask for affordable, Twillio is an option, but front end costs v/s the costs of support you'll need to consider. Bandwidth has more reliability but requires more engineering and more skillset. Another option that is worth considering, not the most affordable, but https://www.zipwhip.com/ have perhaps options that might be higher and the cost is relative. Wight costs, of support costs of integration, cost of scale, costs of a volume..

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Pros of Plivo
Pros of Sinch
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    SMS gateway
  • 5
    Pricing
  • 3
    Voice API service
  • 2
    24/7 Support
  • 2
    Trial account with positive balance
  • 9
    Super smooth SDK
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Cross-platform (iOS, Android, Web)
  • 5
    Super voice quality
  • 4
    Great support

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      Crashed in ios when make connection in vedio calling

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    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 Sinch?

    Sinch makes it easy for developers to add voice, messaging and SMS to their apps with just a few lines of code. Enrich your apps with communications that your users will love.

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    What tools integrate with Plivo?
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    What are some alternatives to Plivo and Sinch?
    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.
    Tropo
    Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.
    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.
    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.
    Alexa
    It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
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