What are API Bulk SMS and OTP SMS?

Bulk SMS gateway supplies you with the facility of application programming software and one time password messages. It has predefined route of software components. It allows different types of software to interact with each other. It acts as a building block for software applications. Application programs use the services of the computer’s operating system and other supporting programs.

The API supports Unicode UTF-8 encoded texts, so you can send messages in any language. The API also handles long SMS automatically by splitting it into standard SMS sized chunks and sending them. Delivery reports are automatically supported in networks where they are provided by the operator.

  • The phone number that will be shown as the sender ID.
  • The text message that will be sent. The API will encode the text in Unicode UTF-8 and accepts up to 1600 bytes of UTF-8 encoded text in a single API request.
  • The text message that will be sent. The API will encode the text in Unicode UTF-8 and accepts up to 1600 bytes of UTF-8 encoded text in a single API request.The text will be automatically split into multiple messages and sent separately if the message exceeds the size limit. See notes below for more details.

A standard SMS contains at most 160 characters. However, most mobile handsets support displaying longer messages. Plivo’s API supports sending long SMS to supported carriers and handsets. Messages longer than 160 characters are split into 153 character chunks and concatenated by the mobile operator into one long message.

A single SMS can contain only up to 70 Unicode characters. A message longer than 70 Unicode characters is automatically split into 67 character chunks as a long SMS.

Delivery Report

Delivery reports are automatically supported in destination locations/networks where they are provided by the operator. When delivery reports are received, the “Status” value of a message is updated from “sent” to one of “delivered”, “undelivered”, or “rejected”. This status change is also sent to the URL.

Billing

Each split part in a long SMS is considered a separate SMS, and is billed at the same rate as a normal SMS to the same destination.

Article Written By – Ankita Khurana

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One Comment on “What are API Bulk SMS and OTP SMS?”

Harpreet says:

With Bulk SMS Marketing you will save a lot of time, allowing you to concentrate on other areas of the business . It is a simple and easy process.

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