Compare Telnyx vs. Bandwidth

Both Telnyx and Bandwidth offer APIs and UIs to power business communications. So what’s the real difference between the two?
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Control
Granular Control
Telnyx offers fine-grained control over routing, authentication, configuration settings and more, so you can build with freedom.
Limited Customization
Bandwidth restricts configuration around options like encryption, whitelisting and authentication, limiting your integration options.
Portal
One Location For Ultimate Control
The Telnyx Mission Control portal is your sophisticated platform with the power to customize, simplify and scale your communications.
Multiple Dashboards
Multiple destinations for tools and services that add unnecessary overhead to managing your business.
Developers
Instant Developer Support
Questions? Get a response in seconds from the engineers who built the API in the first place in our dedicated developer Slack channel.
Outdated Developer Experience
Bandwidth forces you to comb through pages of outdated API docs, or submit a ticket to the end of their support queue, for simple questions.
Number Operations
Service International Needs
Telnyx’s dedicated porting team is trained across International porting, and our Lookup API provides number information like MNC and MCC.
Local Services Only
Bandwidth currently offers porting services across the US and Canada, with number lookup information limited to these regions too.
SMS Pricing
Lowest Price SMS
There’s no charge to receive an SMS and just $0.0025 to send (50% less than Bandwidth).
Costly to Send SMS
Bandwidth charges $0.005 to send a SMS, which can limit your ability to scale.
Network
Global Network
Points of presence in 10 locations across the globe connected via our private IP network, delivering the quality required for scaling with ease.
National Network
Bandwidth’s network only provides coverage from 4 points of presence in North America, limiting your ability to grow internationally.
Telephony Assets
Numbers in 60+ Countries
Instantly search for, purchase and provision local, national and toll-free numbers, with features to match your use-case.
Limited Number Inventory
Bandwidth only provides access to telephone numbers within North America, meaning you need other providers for truly global reach.
International Fraud Protection
Full Control Over International Calling
Turn on international calling for individual countries, with real-time monitoring and advanced AI fraud detection so you're always protected.
Limited International Fraud Protection
Bandwidth forces you to activate international calling for every country at once, limiting your fraud protection options.

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