SMS Service Provider

Telnyx is a leading SMS Service Provider that helps you improve your customer experience.

Send and receive texts globally with the lowest-cost fully featured SMS API.Why pay more for a SMS Service Provider? See SMS Pricing
SMS Service Features

The SMS Service Provider That Improves Deliveries With Smart Features

Number Pool

Spread message delivery across a group of phone numbers.

Geomatch

Send messages from the same local area code as the recipient.

Sticky Sender

Send every message to a customer from the same number.

Messaging Profiles

Manage and segment customer profiles for targeted communications.

Number Health

Track the health of your numbers with real-time metrics.

Delivery Reports

View detailed records in real-time to gain new insights.

Authentication

Enable signature generation to verify Telnyx webhook requests.

FastPort®

Real-time CSR validation for faster, easier number porting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a SMS gateway and how does it work?

An SMS Gateway allows a computer to send and receive SMS text messages to and from a device -- usually a mobile phone -- over the global telecommunications network. The SMS Gateway converts data into compatible format so that it can properly reach the destination. Modern SMS Gateways use SMPP, or Short Message Peer-to-Peer protocol, to distribute SMS traffic to the Short Message Service Centers (SMSCs) of a mobile network.

What is Telnyx’s role in this process?

Computers can communicate with SMS Gateways through a REST API, like the Programmable SMS API that Telnyx offers, which is an application program interface that uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to send and receive messages.

What is a REST API?

A REST API is a special kind of application program interface, created by developers using a set of rules called “Representational State Transfer”(REST). An API is an interface that uses HTTP requests to pull and push data to other sources, allowing for communication between software programs.

What is a SMS gateway provider?

A SMS gateway provider, otherwise known as a SMS service provider, acts as the middleman between mobile networks and SMS service users by offering an interface for people to send and receive messages. Telnyx’s interface is easy to use, scalable, and includes powerful programmable features for enterprise grade SMS applications.

How do I use Telnyx as my SMS service provider in PHP?

Telnyx’s SMS API comes with 5 SDKs, including PHP, Python, Java, .NET, and Node. These API wrappers, combined with comprehensive API reference docs, enable a quick go-to-market- process for your application. Read more on how to get started with these SDKs in our Developer Docs.

How do I replace Twilio with Telnyx as my SMS gateway?

We’re glad you asked! We support easy migration from Twilio with our new Twexit API, which allows you to switch to Telnyx simply by making a couple of minor changes to your existing Twilio code.

  • Reach users at scale wherever they are in the world, with triggered SMS alerts to keep them informed when it counts.
  • Augment existing communications with AI chatbots, automating the most repetitive tasks to reduce operational strain.
  • Engage in text conversations with customers to solve problems faster, and offer support in a way that’s convenient to them.

Integrate your application with Telnyx in minutes

Get started fast with comprehensive documentation and support.

  • Quickstart guides
  • Easy-to-follow tutorials
  • Python, Java, Ruby, PHP, .NET and Node SDKs
  • API reference docs

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Switch from Twilio in minutes using our Twexit API.

The Twexit API allows Twilio customers to move their SMS services to a lower cost, more reliable messaging provider.

  • Changing is easy. Switch with minimal changes to your current Twilio messaging code.

  • Start saving in minutes. Using the Twexit API will allow you to save 70% on SMS costs.
  • Twilio relies on middlemen for numbers—meaning higher markups and less flexibility, whereas Telnyx is a carrier—so you’ll get direct access to a database of global numbers.

Create the experience you want.

With comprehensive API reference docs, SDKs and guides in your language.

  • SMS notifications

    Integrate two-way texting to manage all your customer inquiries, rescheduling and critical updates, all from your office phone number.

  • Text appointment reminders

    Empower patients or customers to manage appointments through two-way SMS prompts to reduce no-shows.

  • Two Factor Authentication

    Build a custom experience, using secure SMS codes to verify user account credentials and keep your data safe.

  • SMS marketing

    Automate customer retention and prospect marketing efforts with dynamic campaigns based on custom audience segmentation.

Choose Telnyx for messages that send first time, every time.

  • High Deliverability
    Telnyx is an enterprise-grade carrier with our own private backbone
  • Global Reach
    Extend your global footprint, reach any SMS-enabled number in the world.
  • Unparalleled 24/7 Support
    Our team of in-house engineers is available around the clock.
  • Fair and Transparent Pricing
    Pay-as-you-go pricing with automatic volume and commitment discounts.

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