Telegram API vs Twilio

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Telegram API vs Twilio: What are the differences?

What is Telegram API? Build your own customized Telegram clients. This API allows you to build your own customized Telegram clients. It is 100% open for all developers who wish to create Telegram applications on our platform.

What is Twilio? Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications. 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.

Telegram API can be classified as a tool in the "Chat API" category, while Twilio is grouped under "Voice and SMS".

"Open Source" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Telegram API, while over 133 developers mention "Powerful, simple, and well documented api" as the leading cause for choosing Twilio.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and reddit are some of the popular companies that use Twilio, whereas Telegram API is used by Kistriver, Prattle, and Koch Essen Kommunikation + Design GmbH. Twilio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 691 company stacks & 305 developers stacks; compared to Telegram API, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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MessageBird

Hey! We need an omnichannel inbox that's housed within Salesforce Sales Cloud that makes it super easy for our reps to respond to inbound communication (needs: clean inbox, provides historical context, etc.). We're a high-volume call center, and we get a ton of incoming SMS and email every day. We'd love a solution that lets us view all of that in one place — ideally Salesforce, as that's where our reps work, and we want to avoid needing them to switch between windows. Thanks!

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Ryan Hitchler
CEO & Co-founder at Centro · | 1 upvotes · 33K views

Check out Centro. We built this to solve this exact problem! We used tools like Twilio but wrapped it up in a application that runs on Slack.

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Dainis DuÄĽbinskis
Marketing project manager at Colortime · | 2 upvotes · 42.6K views
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Plivo

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

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
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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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Nexmo

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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Andrew Voirol
Founder at The Social Diner · | 1 upvotes · 42.3K views
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Plivo

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 Telegram API
Pros of Twilio
  • 6
    Open Source
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    Clean
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    Fluent
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    Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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    RESTful API
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    Clear pricing
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    Great sms services
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    Low cost of entry
  • 29
    Global SMS Gateway
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    Good value
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    Cloud IVR
  • 11
    Simple
  • 11
    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
  • 6
    Great for startups
  • 4
    SMS
  • 3
    Great developer program
  • 3
    Hassle free
  • 1
    New Features constantly rolling out
  • 1
    Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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    Text me the app pages
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    Easy integration
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    Two factor authentication
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Cons of Telegram API
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      Predictable pricing
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      Expensive

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    What is Telegram API?

    This API allows you to build your own customized Telegram clients. It is 100% open for all developers who wish to create Telegram applications on our platform.

    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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