USA and Canada Services

We are pleased to announce some important service updates available for the dedicated USA and Canada bulk SMS service over virtual numbers (long numbers).

Fully flexible service

  • No monthly fee - No minimum commitment term or fees.
  • Instant use - No need to set special configurations.
  • Industry standard - Send normal 160 character text messages immediately.
  • Multiple interfaces - Use HTTP, SMPP, SMTP (email) and web to send.
  • Virtual numbers - No need for expensive short codes.
  • Inbound messages - Setup your own dedicated US virtual mobile number to receive inbound messages.
  • P2P messages - Aimed at use for P2P messages, so ideal for notifications, alerts, group messages.
  • High throughput - Capacity for high throughput volumes for standard and dedicated service.

Supported features:

  • Long messages*
  • Unicode
  • Binary
  • No speed restrictions
  • Increased daily / monthly SMS per long number
  • Auto long number rotation

Contact us if you would like advice or support on any of the above.

*May not be concatenated

How it works

  1. You / your application sends messages to our servers for delivery.
  2. Our servers communicate with the direct carrier connections.
  3. Using randomly allocated virtual numbers your message is delivered to the recipient's handset.
  4. If you are using our dedicated US or Canada virtual number service, the process works in reverse with inbound (MO) text messages returned to you by your chosen method (HTTP, SMPP or SMTP (email) ) via your dedicated number (not random).

Important notes

The following are not supported by the US & Canada service:

  • Alpha-numeric source addresses
  • Multi-part messages (concatenated)
  • Full delivery receipts
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Mobile content delivery

If you require any of the above features, a dedicated short code may be required.

Special configuration / a dedicated account may be required for use of this specific service, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you are using the dedicated service with your own dedicated virtual number, please note that each virtual number has a maximum outbound quota of 5,000 SMS per 24 hours period and 20,000 per calendar month. If you require a higher capacity it's as easy as renting addition virtual numbers which we'll automatically round robin rotate for you.