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Comparison Table of SMS Service Providers (SMS Gateway Providers, SMS Resellers, SMS Brokers)

Last updated date

URL to the SMS gateway provider's web site

Google PageRank

Credit-based or SMS-based?

Cost for sending SMS messages

Setup fees for 1-way SMS messaging

Minimum purchase requirements

Monthly minimum usage requirements

Will purchased credits or SMS messages expire?

Payment options

Network coverage

Protocols or interfaces supported

API documents

Number of free SMS messages or credits

2-way SMS messaging:

SIM card hosting

2-way SMS messaging:

Shared virtual mobile number (keyword sharing)

2-way SMS messaging:

Dedicated virtual mobile number

2-way SMS messaging:

Shared short code (keyword sharing, not for SMS billing)

2-way SMS messaging:

Dedicated short code (not for SMS billing)

Short code for SMS reverse billing / premium SMS

5 Jun 2008

http://www.clickatell.com/

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Credit-based

(Details)

For the "SMS Gateway (API)", "Communicator" and "Messenger Pro" products:

0.034 - 0.044 Euros per credit

For the "Wholesale" product:

0.015 - 0.025 Euros per credit

(Details)



For the "SMS Gateway (API)", "Communicator" and "Messenger Pro" products:

Sending one plain text SMS message requires 0.8 to 3 credits.

For the "Wholesale" product:

Sending one plain text SMS message requires 1 to 5.5 credits.

(Details)

None

(Details)

For the "SMS Gateway (API)" product:

You need to buy at least 400 credits.

(Details)

You need to have at least 5000 credits in your account before asking them to set up the SMPP API for you.

(Details)

For the "Communicator" and "Messenger Pro" products:

You need to buy at least 300 credits.

(Details)

For the "Wholesale Gateway" product:

You need to buy at least 100000 credits.

(Details)

None (Details), except the SMPP API, where a monthly minimum usage of 5000 credits is required. (Details)

An account will expire if no SMS message is sent within 6 months.

(Details)

Credit cards, wire transfer, Euro and UK deposits, South African deposits, PayPal and MoneyBookers.

(Details)

(Details)

HTTP / HTTPS, SMTP (email to SMS), SMPP, XML, FTP and COM Object

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(Details: HTTP / HTTPS, SMTP (email to SMS), SMPP, XML, FTP and COM Object)

For the "SMS Gateway (API)" product:

10 free credits upon account activation.

(Details)

For the "Communicator" product:

10 free credits upon account activation.

(Details)

For the "Messenger-PRO" product:

5 credits for Messenger-PRO users.

(Details)

For the "Wholesale Gateway" product:

Free credits are available for testing, but the actual number of free credits is not mentioned.

(Details)

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Standard number:

Setup fee: € 100

Monthly fee: € 75 for a standard number in the +44[D] range, € 25 for a standard number in all other ranges.

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

Tagged number:

Setup fee: € 50

Monthly fee: € 15

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

Tagged number range:

Setup fee: € 100

Monthly fee: € 30 - € 90

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

(Pricing details)

(Network coverage)

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USA short code:

Setup fee: $1700. An additional $500 is required for T-Mobile USA.

Monthly fee: $1100 for random short code, $1600 for vanity short code. (Vanity short code: you select a specific number as the short code.)

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

(Pricing details)

(Network coverage)

UK dedicated short code:

Setup fee: £720

Monthly fee: £630

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

UK shared short code:

1st keyword: £500 setup fee, £175 monthly fee

2nd to 4th keyword: £125 setup fee, £125 monthly fee

5th keyword and higher: £100 setup fee, £100 monthly fee

Spelling variance: £35 setup fee, £100 monthly fee

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

South Africa dedicated short code:

Setup fee: 2000 South African Rands

Monthly fee: 500 South African Rands

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

South Africa shared short code:

1st keyword: 1000 Rands setup fee, 300 Rands monthly fee

2nd to 4th keyword: 500 Rands setup fee, 300 Rands monthly fee

5th keyword and higher: 500 Rands setup fee, 200 Rands monthly fee

Spelling variance: 100 Rands setup fee, 300 Rands monthly fee

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

Namibia dedicated short code:

Setup fee: 2000 South African Rands

Monthly fee: 2025 South African Rands if prepay for 3 months, 1350 South African Rands if prepay for 12 months.

Switching fee: 1/3 credit per inbound SMS message

(Details)

8 Jun 2008

http://www.air2web.com/

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HTTP, SMTP, SMPP and XML

(Details)

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22 Jan 2010

http://www.bulksms.com/

5

Credit-based

(Details)

"BulkSMS International" regional site:

€0.036 - €0.047 per credit

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 0.58 - 7.08 credits. (i.e. €0.02088 - €0.33276)

(Details)

Tagline discount: 15%

(15% off the cost of an SMS message for users who select the option of appending their SMS messages with the tagline "www.bulksms.com".)

(Details 1. Details 2)

"BulkSMS UK" regional site:

£0.039 - £0.05 per credit

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 0.5 - 6.08 credits. (i.e. £0.0195 - £0.304)

(Details)

Tagline discount: 15%

(Details)

"BulkSMS South Africa" regional site:

R0.25 - R0.42 per credit (VAT included)

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 1 - 5.95 credits. (i.e. R0.25 - R2.499, VAT included)

(Details)

Tagline discount: 25%

(Details)

"BulkSMS Espana" regional site:

€0.067 - €0.095 per credit

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 0.3 - 3.7 credits. (i.e. €0.0201 - €0.3515)

(Details)

Tagline discount: 10%

(Details)

"BulkSMS USA" regional site:

US$0.0455 - US$0.053 per credit

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 0.69 - 8.46 credits. (i.e. US$0.031395 - US$0.44838)

(Details)

"BulkSMS Deutschland" regional site:

€0.064 - €0.11 per credit

(Details)

Sending one SMS message requires 0.33 - 4 credits. (i.e. €0.02112 - €0.44)

(Details)

Tagline discount: 10%

(Details)

None

(Details)

"BulkSMS International" regional site:

You need to buy at least 200 credits (€9.4).

(Details)

"BulkSMS UK" regional site:

You need to buy at least 300 credits (£15).

(Details)

"BulkSMS South Africa" regional site:

You need to buy at least 200 credits (R84.36).

(Details)

"BulkSMS Espana" regional site:

You need to buy at least 50 credits (€4.75).

(Details)

"BulkSMS USA" regional site:

You need to buy at least 200 credits (US$10.6).

(Details)

"BulkSMS Deutschland" regional site:

You need to buy at least 25 credits (€2.75).

(Details)

None

(Details)

No

(Details)

Credit / debit card, wire transfer / bank deposit, PayPal and MoneyBookers

(Details)

(Details)

HTTP, FTP

(Details)

Email to SMS

(Details)

Available without account registration.

(Details: HTTP, FTP and email to SMS)

5 free credits upon account activation.

(Details)

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Included for routing groups "Standard" and "Premium".

(Details)

- 6 months at €12 per month

- 1 year at €9 per month

(Details)

€0.012 per incoming SMS message may be charged should incoming volumes exceed outgoing volumes.

(Details)

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South Africa dedicated short code:

Setup fee: 1710 South African Rands (VAT included)

Administrative fee: 570 South African Rands per month (VAT included)

(Vodacom requires a monthly minimum volume of 3000 SMS messages.)

(Details)

South Africa shared short code:

1st to 5th keyword: 570 South African Rands per annum per keyword (i.e. 47.5 Rands per month per keyword) (VAT included)

6th keyword and higher: 114 South African Rands per annum per keyword (i.e. 9.5 Rands per month per keyword) (VAT included)

(Details 1. Details 2)

1 Jun 2006

http://www.commzgate.com/

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HTTP

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(Details)

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Available for Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand

(Details)

19 Mar 2013

http://www.mblox.com/

5

SMS-based

(Details)

US$ 0.02 - 0.11 per SMS message

(Details)

None

(Details)

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(Details)

(Note: Canada and the United States are not supported.) (Details)

HTTP / HTTPS are available.

(Details)

Available without account registration.

(Details)

US$ 10 when you sign up

(Details)

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Not available through their developer site, but available through their enterprise program.

(Details 1, details 2)

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Not available through their developer site, but available through their enterprise program.

(Details 1, details 2)

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2 Jun 2006

http://www.quios.com/

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You need to contact their staff for the pricing information.

(See "What are your per message prices?" in the FAQ web page.)

Whether there are setup fees depends on your requirements. You need to contact their staff for the pricing information.

(See "What will it cost me to set-up such a service?" in the FAQ web page.)

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(Details)

XML, SOAP, SMTP, SMPP

It is possible to connect via VPN (IPSec) or SSL.

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(Details)

You can try their SMS messaging service before you buy. To do so, you need to contact their sales team.

(For the details, see "Can I try your service before I buy?" in the FAQ web page.)

A 2-way SMS messaging service called "One World One Number" is available. You have to contact their staff for the details.

(Details)

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Available for Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

(Pricing information: Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, US)

(Other details)

2 Jun 2006

http://www.tm4b.com/

5

Credit-based

(Details)

£0.0073 - £0.01 per credit

(Details)

None

(Details)

None

(Details)

None

(Details)

Purchased credits will expire after 12 months.

(Details)

Visa card, PayPal, money transfer, money deposit and cheque

(Details)

(Details)

HTTP, SMTP

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(Details)

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No SIM hosting service is provided. But you can host the SIM card by yourself or a third party and forward the SMS messages received to TM4B's platform to take advantage of its keyword management feature.

(Details)

Annual cost: £99

(Details)

UK mobile numbers are available.

One dedicated keyword with an unlimited number of sub-keywords:

Annual cost: £39

Using sub-keywords under the shared "tm4b" keyword:

Free of charge

(Details 1, details 2)

UK mobile numbers are available.

Annual cost: £349

(Details 1, details 2)

UK short codes are available.

One dedicated keyword with an unlimited number of sub-keywords:

Annual cost: £149

Using sub-keywords under the shared "tm4b" keyword:

Free of charge

(Details 1, details 2)

UK short codes are available.

You need to contact their staff for the details.

(Details 1, details 2)

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14 Jul 2011

http://www.cdyne.com/

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SMS-based

(Details)

US$ 0.01 per SMS message

Maintenance fee: US$ 9.99 per month

(Details)

None

(Details)

None

(Details)

None

(But there is a monthly maintenance fee of US$ 9.99.)

(Details)

N/A

(Their SMS services are post-pay.)

(Details)

Credit cards and Net 30

(Details)

(Details)

HTTP

(Details)

Available without account registration.

(Details)

You can request a free trial license key to test their SMS messaging service before you buy. To do so, you need to contact their sales team.

(Details)

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Included in every account.

Normal SMS rate applies. (i.e. US$ 0.01 per incoming SMS message.)

(Details)

Available for an additional fee of US$ 1 per month per number. (U.S. and Canada phone numbers are available.)

Normal SMS rate applies. (i.e. US$ 0.01 per incoming SMS message.)

(Details 1, details 2)

Not available

(Details)

Not available

(Details)

Not available

(Details)

2 Jun 2006

http://www.kapow.co.uk/

4

SMS-based

(Details)

£0.05 - £0.085 per SMS message

Buying 100000 SMS messages: the price is not available and you need to contact their staff.

(Details)

There is no setup fee if you do not use the dynamic from-ID/originator feature.

Setup fee of the dynamic from-ID/originator feature: £50.

(Details)

You need to buy at least 100 SMS messages.

(Details)

None

(See "Is there a minimum monthly purchase required?" in the FAQ web page)

Purchased credits will expire after 12 months. The expiry date can be extended.

(Details)

Credit / debit card, cheque and bank transfer

(Details)

Covers more than 500 mobile networks in more than 200 countries. You need to contact their staff for the details.

(See "Can I send messages abroad?" in the FAQ web page)

HTTP, email to SMS, CSV (Comma Separated Values) file upload via HTTP or email

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(See "How can I send an SMS with the Kapow! Service?" in the FAQ web page)

50 free SMS messages with your first order

(Details)

You can trial their SMS service before you buy SMS messages.

(See "Am I able to trial the service before I buy some credits?" in the FAQ web page)

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Setup fee: £50

Monthly fee: £25

(Details)

Setup fee: £500

Monthly fee: £50

(Details)

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UK dedicated short code:

Setup fee: £500

Monthly fee: £700

UK shared short code:

Setup fee: £50

Monthly fee: £100

(Details)

2 Jun 2006

http://www.mysmsaddress.com/

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For the "International Bulk (Excluding Europe)" plan:

Credit-based

For the "Bulk SMS Europe" plan:

SMS-based

(Details)

For the "International Bulk (Excluding Europe)" plan:

0.010 - 0.011 Euros per credit

For the "Bulk SMS Europe" plan:

0.024 - 0.026 Euros per SMS message

(Details)

They provide other SMS packages that start from a price of 15 Euros. The pricing information is not available without login.

(Details)

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For the "International Bulk (Excluding Europe)" plan:

You need to buy at least 200000 credits.

For the "Bulk SMS Europe" plan:

You need to buy at least 500000 SMS messages.

(Details)

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PayPal, MoneyBookers.com, direct deposit

(Details)

(Details 1, details 2)

HTTP, SMPP

(Details)

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None. But they offer a free program that you can use to host a SIM card by yourself.

(Details)

Two-way SMS messaging services are available.

(Details)

Short codes are available but MySMSAddress does not state whether they provide SMS billing services.

(Details)

2 Jun 2006

http://www.mxtelecom.com/

4

SMS-based

(Details)

0.039 - 0.070 GBP (British Pound) per SMS message

(Details)

Additional internetworking fees are required to send an SMS message to some mobile network operators.

(Details)

To send SMS messages to the US, you need a dedicated short code. The service pricing is not available on the web site. You have to contact their staff for the details.

(Details)

None

(Details)

To send SMS messages to the US, you need a dedicated short code. A setup fee is required.

(Details)

You need to buy at least 2000 SMS messages.

(Details)

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Purchased SMS messages must be used within one month.

(Details 1, details 2)

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(Details)

HTTP / HTTPS, SMPP, XML / SOAP

(Details)

Available without account registration.

(Details: HTTP / HTTPS, SMPP, XML / SOAP)

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Setup fee: 1000 GBP (British Pound)

Monthly hosting fee: 200 GBP

(Details)

Setup fee: 0 GBP (British Pound)

Monthly fee: 150 GBP

(Details)

Setup fee: 1000 GBP (British Pound)

Monthly fee for the service: 300 GBP

Monthly fee for each virtual mobile number: 50 - 2 GBP

(Details)

For Ireland:

Setup fee: 500 Euros

Monthly fee for the service: 300 Euros

(Details)

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Available with some mobile network operators in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and the USA

(Overview)

2 Jun 2006

http://www.smsitaly.com/

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SMS-based

(Details)

For the Default Routing profile:

€ 0.0310 - € 0.0670 per SMS message

(Details)

Sending SMS messages to some mobile network operators requires additional internetworking fees. Details can be found at here.

For the Premium Routing profile (Italy):

€ 0.0685 - € 0.1042 per SMS message

(Details)

None

(Details)

For both the Default Routing profile and the Premium Routing profile (Italy):

You need to buy at least 500 SMS messages.

(Details)

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Credit card

(Details) (There are some credit card logos at the bottom of the web page.)

(Details)

HTTP, SMTP (email to SMS), ActiveX / COM, EMI / UCP

(Details)

Available for download without account registration.

(Details)

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Cost per keyword: 45 Euros per year

(Details 1, details 2)

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2 Jun 2006

http://www.smspoint.net/

4

SMS-based

(Details)

For the SMS Basic option:

€ 0.038 - € 0.067 per SMS message

For the SMS Premium option:

€ 0.12 - € 0.14 per SMS message

(Details)

None

(Details)

For the SMS Basic option:

You need to buy at least 1000 SMS messages.

For the SMS Premium option:

You need to buy at least 2000 SMS messages

(Details)

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Credit card

(Details)

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HTTP, XML

(Details)

Available only after login.

(Details)

3 SMS messages

(Details)

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2 Jun 2006

http://www.smsxchange.com/

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Credit-based

(Details)

US$ 0.0055 - US$ 0.007 per credit

(Sending one SMS message requires 8 - 30 credits.)

(Details)

None

(Details)

You need to buy at least 1000 credits.

(Details)

None

(Details)

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Credit card or wire transfer

(Details)

PayPal

(See the paragraph under the heading "Immediate Crediting with Online Purchase" on the home page)

(Details)

HTTP, email to SMS

(Details)

The HTTP interface's technical specification is available for download at here.

White papers and sample scripts are available for download after signing up. (See Q1 and Q8 in the FAQ web page.)

3 SMS messages

(See the paragraph under the heading "Free Trial" on the home page)

The "Pricing" web page states that:

Setup fee: US$100

Monthly hosting fee: US$100

However, the "Info-on-Demand" web page states that:

Setup fee: US$2000

Monthly hosting fee: US$50

Available. But the cost of service is not stated.

(Details)

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They do not state clearly in the web page whether they provide SMS billing services.

(Details)

19 Mar 2013

http://www.sms2email.com/

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SMS-based

(Details)

Premium (UK only) option:

£ 0.037 - £ 0.12 per SMS message

Premium (global) option:

£ 0.0558 - £ 0.15 per SMS message

(Details)

None

(Details)

You need to buy at least 50 SMS messages.

(Details)

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It depends on the option you chosen.

(Three options are available: prepay, contract [rollover messages] and contract [expiring messages])

(Details)

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(Details)

HTTP / HTTPS, email to SMS, SMPP / SMPP (SSL)

(Details)

XML / SOAP

(Details)

Available without account registration.

(Details for HTTP / HTTPS, email to SMS, SMPP / SMPP (SSL))

(Details for XML / SOAP)

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Setup fee: £1500

Monthly fee: £50 (up to 30000 incoming messages)

(Details)

Free of charge for all account holders (10 keywords)

(Details 1, Details 2)

Setup fee: £1000

PCM hosting charge for initial virtual mobile number: £125

Additional charge per extra virtual mobile number, PCM: £70 - £110

(Details)

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Available for the UK

Setup charge: £850 - £950

Monthly access charge: £800

(Details)

19 Jan 2010

http://www.smsgui.com/

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US$ 0.032 - US$ 0.16 per SMS

message

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Email to SMS

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