[Freeswitch-users] SMS Gateways / Providers

Don Hawkins hawkins at hawkinsegroup.com
Thu Aug 18 02:54:15 MSD 2016

Thanks Steven. Question, the DID number needs to be purchased from
FlowRoute or no?

Don Hawkins

Sent from my NationPCS® Nexus 6.

On Aug 17, 2016 5:49 PM, "Steven Schoch" <schoch+freeswitch.org at xwin32.com>

> The SMS API from Flowroute is functional for this. To send an SMS, you
> give it a JSON object with 3 members: "to", "from", and "body". You send
> this object with a POST to https://api.flowroute.com/v2/messages/ with
> authorization that you can get (and change) by logging into your account.
> If the "from" element in your API call is not one of your DID numbers, then
> you will get a 403 Forbidden error. The message body can be any length. If
> it is longer than 160 characters, it will be split and automatically
> reassembled on the phone, if the phone's carrier supports that.
> They also handle receiving messages, which will be sent to a callback URL
> that your specify. You can also use their API to retrieve messages that
> have been previously received. I don't know how long they store them.
> The don't (yet) support MMS.
> --
> Steve
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Don Hawkins <hawkins at hawkinsegroup.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm looking for SMS providers that will allow me to set outgoing number
>> to any one of my DID numbers. I know there are restrictions on this in the
>> US and Canada but others such as Twilio and Plivo have obviously have a
>> provider.
>> Will I have to buy the DID number from the SMS provider or l can I use my
>> own DID numbers from my current provider?
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