SMS Virtual Numbers

World Text offer extensive SMS Virtual Number coverage for worldwide two way SMS and inbound SMS for your services and applications. Enable two way SMS conversations with your customers, staff and pupils (A2P), or enable remote devices report back (M2M).

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Use this service to receive SMS with a local number, and enable two-way SMS.

What are SMS Virtual Numbers?

Virtual Numbers (sometimes known as long codes, virtual mobile numbers & SMS Virtual numbers) are provisioned by mobile networks for the purpose of receiving inbound SMS. They exist without the need for a SIM card or a phone, offering superior reliability and throughput compared to GSM Modem services.

Any messages sent to the number get passed to our platform, which we then handle as normal, passing back to you or your application over HTTP, SMPP or Email.

Two way & Inbound SMS

  • Two-way SMS chat such as customer services
  • M2M telemetry such as fleet tracking and monitoring
  • Customer comments and service queries
  • Responses to appointment reminders or deliveries
  • Staff information line
  • These are just a few ideas, the possible uses are endless!

Free Inbound & Two Way SMS Processing
SMS Auto Responder Cloud Computer, Free With All Accounts

Catch All

Catch all your inbound SMS and apply your Auto Responder rules automatically and real time, with unlimited rules possible

or

Keywords

Unlimited keywords to dynamically route your inbound SMS with unique Auto Responder combinations for each

Email

Quick and simple to setup, inbound text messages received by your virtual number are automatically forwarded to single or multiple email addresses. Works with any type of email address such as Gmail or your own domains.

HTTP

Flexible method for developers to use the HTTP REST API to connect to your application, inbound SMS automatically forwarded to a URL using GET or POST, with auto retry and failover to alternate URL.

Ignore

Want to ignore SMS that have been received from specific senders? No problem, simply specify the source address (aka Sender ID) of the number or name and the Auto Responder will ignore all these text messages.

Automated inbound SMS handling

Opt-in / out

Stay compliant and keep your contact groups up to date automatically using keywords with Short Codes, SMS Virtual Numbers and Virtual SIMs to opt-in and opt-out mobile subscribers, with automatic SMS reply to acknowledge.

SMPP

SMPP is for high volume, high throughput Bulk SMS, with all SMS pushed without any pre-processing by the Auto Responder to be managed by your own SMS software or SMSC using SMS industry standards.

SMS

Forward inbound SMS on to mobiles with dynamic source address of the original sender or static source address.

Reply automatically with a message based on keywords or a blanket reply for all messages.

Message fees apply.

All SMS Types Supported
Standard World Text feature

Binary SMS

Raw binary content SMS returned, used for SMS encoded such as Unicode/UTF-8, rich content and M2M content

Long SMS

SMS longer than 160 characters (or 70 if unicode) are supported and returned to you as a single message automatically

Unicode SMS

Also know as UTF-8 encoded SMS, which include languages such as Arabic, Chinese and some other special characters

Country Prefix Type Inbound Coverage Notes Setup Cost Monthly Rental
Andora376VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Antigua and Barbuda1264VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Australia61VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Austria43VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Bahamas1242VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Bahrain973VMNLocalComing Soon
Bangladesh880VMNLocal£40.00£25.00
Belgium32VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Canada1VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Cape Verde238VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Chad236VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Chile56VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
China86VMNLocalClient must have a local office as a business licenece is required, and authorisation letter written in Chinese.
Alternatiely full inbound coverage is possible using our Hong Kong virtual numbers.
£600.00£350.00
China86VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£55.00
Croatia385VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Cuba53VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Cyprus357VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Czech Republic420VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Denmark45VMNLocal£25.00£45.00
Djibouti253VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Dominica1767VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Egypt20VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Estonia372VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Faroe Islands298VMNLocalComing Soon
Fiji679VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Finland358VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
France33VMNLocal£25.00£35.00
Germany49VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Gibraltar350VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Greece30VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Greenland299VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Hong Kong852VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Hungary36VMNLocal£25.00£35.00
Iceland354VMNLocalComing Soon
India91VMNLocal£50.00£115.00
Indonesia62VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Ireland353VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Israel972VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Italy39VMNLocalFull inbound coverage also available using our VSIM service£50.00£160.00
Italy39VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£55.00
Kazakhstan7VMNLocalCurrently unavailable due to local restrictions. Full inbound coverage available using our VSIM service
Kazakhstan7VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Kenya254VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Kuwait965VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Latvia371VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Lithuania370VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Luxembourg352VMNLocalFee per inbound SMS of £0.06£1350.00£500.00
Luxembourg352VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Macao853VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Macedonia389VMNLocal£30.00£25.00
Malta356VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Mexico52VMNLocal£25.00£40.00
Nepal977VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Netherlands31VMNLocalComing soon. Partial inbound coverage available via our VSIM service.
New Caledonia687VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
New Zealand64EXTENDED SHORTCODELocalNew service now available, extended short code based.
Alternatively full inbound coverage available using our VSIM service
£50.00£50.00
New Zealand64VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£55.00
Nicaragua505VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Norway47VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Oman968VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Pakistan92VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Panama507VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Paraguay595VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Philippines63VMNLocalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, then £150.00£150.00
Poland48VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Portugal351VMNLocalFull inbound coverage also available using our VSIM service£50.00£150.00
Portugal351VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Puerto Rico1787VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Qatar974VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Romania40VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Russia7VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Saudi Arabia966VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Singapore65VMNLocalFee per inbound SMS of £0.07£225.00£125.00
Singapore65VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£55.00
Slovakia421VMNLocal£25.00£30.00
Slovenia386VMNLocal£25.00£130.00
South Africa27VMNLocalThis number is suitable for two-way SMS (recipient can reply to an outbound SMS, but not send to the number first). Short Codes are currently the recommended option for two-way.£25.00£25.00
South Africa27VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
South Africa27VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Spain34VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Sweden46VMNInternational£25.00£25.00
Sweden (Extended)46VMNInternationalSwedish number may be suffixed by up to 2 additional digits, providing an additional 100 virtual numbers£175.00£75.00
Switzerland41VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Taiwan886VMNLocal£25.00£45.00
Tanzania255VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Turkey90VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£70.00
Turkey90VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Ukraine380VMNLocal£50.00£25.00
United Arab Emirates971VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, see the VSIM page for further information.£86.00£55.00
United Kingdom44VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
United Kingdom44VMNInternationalSMS sent to these numbers may not come from users 'in bundle' text allowances£25.00£25.00
United Kingdom44VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
United States1VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Vietnam84VMNLocal£500.00£500.00
Virgin Islands1284VSIMInternationalFirst 1,000 inbound per month free, user supplies SIM card, see the VSIM page for further information.£50.00£30.00
Brazil55VMNLocal£25.00£25.00
Peru51VMNLocalFee per inbound SMS of £0.007£150.00£75.00
Colombia57VMNLocal£150.00£100.00
Australia61VMNLocalGold Number£250.00£50.00

Can I send SMS?

You can send SMS to most countries using the Virtual Number as your source address (sender ID); this is what is shown when the message arrives on a handset, which will enable replies.

The Virtual Number itself is not used for sending SMS, so you would send using the World Text platform via any of our interfaces (which include HTTP REST, SMPP, Email to SMS or Communicator Pro ) paying for the messages you send by purchasing credits.

Who provides the Virtual Numbers?

Utilising Tier 1 carrier connections and interconnections, various mobile networks provision the Virtual Numbers giving extensive global coverage . You'll benefit from high speed (up to 50 SMS per second), quick setup times and unique high availability service ensuring you can rely on us.

Wholesale terms available
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