Virtual SIM Hosting (VSIM)

The World Text Virtual SIM service is an alternative to local SMS virtual numbers. This enables you to receive SMS text messages at high speed (upto 50 SMS/sec), with the reliability of a tier 1 mobile network, just like a virtual number.

Use this service to receive SMS with a local number.

Integrate inbound and two-way text messaging into your business.

Over 100+ countries now available.

Market leading coverage and specialist support, HTTP, SMPP and SMTP (Email) interfaces.

High Speed
50+ SMS per Second

Secure Delivery

High Availability
Redundancy Options

Auto Responder
Auto SMS Processing

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What is a VSIM?

We use a normal, in-contract SIM provided by you. We extract some information from the SIM which is then used to tell a mobile network that the number is now on their network.

This allows any messages sent to the number to come to us which we then handle as normal.

VSIM Benefits

  • Local number to text
  • High throughput (50+ SMS/s)
  • Direct Tier 1 Connection
  • No GSM Modems

No GSM Modems

The World Text VSIM service gives you all the benefits of a true virtual number, with the reliability of a Tier 1 mobile network operator.

In some circumstances a traditionally hosted SIM may be a solution more suited to you, please see here for further information.

Do I provide the SIM?

Yes, we recommend a contract SIM card. Pre-pay SIMs can be used, but full international roaming (to include Jersey) is required.

When we receive your SIM card we will extract some information from it, and use to setup the virtual SIM.

Do you Support my Country?

Over 200 countries are supported, please check for coverage of your country here. New networks often being added.

Can I Receive Calls?

Yes. Whilst you can't directly receive inbound calls, you can setup 'call forwarding' on your SIM before sending it to us - this setup and any costs would be between you and your network.

Can I send SMS?

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

The VSIM 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 web SMS software) just paying for the messages you send.

VSIM Setup Process

  • Complete setup form
  • Send SIM to us
  • Complete payment
  • Setup begins

When the process is complete (normally within 24 hours) the SIM card is securely stored, and can be returned if required when you no longer need our Virtual SIM hosting service.

How do the Inbound SMS get to me?

When any inbound messages are received by your VSIM the World Text gateway will pass these to you without delay by your chosen method. Our unique Auto Responder will pass messages to you by email for low volume or HTTP for high volume.

SMPP is also available for high volume, high throughput applications.

Who provides this service?

We are the direct provider and are not a re-seller of another service or third party. Utilising our direct tier 1 carrier connections with 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 reseller packages are available on request to expand your services.


Setup cost Monthly rental Inbound Cost
£ 50.00 £ 30.00 First 1000 free each month, then £ 0.0070 or 2 credits each

Prices shown exclude VAT.

Add text messaging and two-way text messaging into your business.

Over 1100+ networks worldwide.

Market leading coverage and specialist support, HTTP, SMPP and SMTP (Email) interfaces.

Easy Use APIs

Premium Support
20+ Years Experience

Free Cloud SMS Software
Communicator Pro

Auto Responder
Auto SMS Processing

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