Compare Telnyx vs. MessageBird

Both Telnyx and MessageBird offer APIs and UIs to power business communications. So what’s the real difference between the two?

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Private Network

Telnyx manages a private network environment with complete control over call routing for faster troubleshooting and resolutions.

Public Network

MessageBird relies on the public internet for connectivity and middlemen for call routing and core communications functionality.

Virtual Numbers
Direct Number Inventory

As an interconnected VoIP carrier, Telnyx has direct access to a large database of phone numbers.

Indirect Number Inventory

MessageBird relies on middlemen to supply numbers, resulting in higher markups and less flexibility.

24/7 Support As Standard

Every Telnyx customer gets support around the clock from our team of expert in-house engineers.

Phone Support Behind a Paywall

MessageBird charges $2,500 per month is the minimum cost to get 24/7 phone and email support.

Instant Developer Support

Got questions? Get a response in seconds from the engineers who built the API in our dedicated developer Slack channel.

Outdated Developer Experience

MessageBird does not offer direct access to their developers and also requires you to submit a ticket to the end of their support queue, for simple questions.


Telnyx Rated Higher Than MessageBird In Every Category

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