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Our SMS API allows you to send text messages to users around the globe through simple RESTful APIs.
Numbers are important to understand when working with the API. The following points should be considered before developing the Application.
All phone numbers in the APIs use E.164 format. It means that numbers:
- Omit both a leading + and the international code such as 00.
- Contain no special characters, such as
' " / \ , ( ) blank spaceetc.
For example, Indian numbers have format like 917777084093. A UK number would have the format 447700314144 (where, 91 & 44 are the country code)
If you are using it for India, using
Promotionalconnectivity then the country code 91 is optional.
Saino First have multiple gateway but majorly below 3 routes are used for sending messages via API.
Globalgateway can be used to send messages to more than 190+ countries. The API request must contain the numbers with country code, else the message will be failed.
Transactionalconnectivity is used only for India. If country code is not found, the 91 (country's default code) will be appended before all mobile numbers automatically.
Multiple country have different price for messages so the price will be deducted accordingly. The current price/message can be seen under
Apps > SMS > Connectivity.
Price calculations are done on the basis of
Number of SMS * cost per SMS.
Global gateway have open Sender ID which can be approved based on requirement but in India sender id is mandatory. While sending a message you can use any approved sender IDs for your account.
In case you have not created a sender ID, you can always create one through our customer portal. It can be created under
SMS App > Manage > Sender ID. Once the Sender ID is approved, you can start sending the messages.
Mostly we have open content but many countries have restrictions on content template. Before production, please test your content by sending a test message Otherwise, the SMS may end up being rejected.