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Send text messages worldwide from your website or application through CDYNE's SMS Gateway. SMS Notify! uses DIDs or short codes assigned to your account license key to send MT text messages and receive MO text messages. Use a Web Services client in any programming language to interact with SMS Notify! API.
- Your server or application makes a CDYNE SMS Notify! API Request
- CDYNE replies with an API response
- CDYNE sends message to appropriate aggregator
- Aggregator delivers message to appropriate carrier
- Carrier acknowledges receipt of message (short codes only)
- Carrier delivers message to cell phone
SMS Notify! Methods
Send single, immediate text messages from your website or application.
Send single, immediate text messages from your website or application utilizing the PostBackURL feature.
Immediately send or schedule a single text message to multiple phone numbers, or individual messages to multiple recipients. The AdvancedSMSSend method includes a PostBackURL parameter.
The GetMessageStatus method uses the MessageID parameter to return the status of a message.
This method returns all messages with a predefined user ReferenceID set in AdvancedSMSSend method.
This method returns all unread text message responses attached to a single License Key and marks them as read.
CancelMessage uses the Message ID to cancel a message scheduled for a later time or date. Does not work if message was already sent out or queued.
Gets all currently enabled keywords for a license key.
Assigns one or more keywords to a license key.
Removes one or more assigned keywords from a license key.
SMS Notify! Documentation Links
PDF document containing all SMS Notify! programming methods with request and response descriptions.
An XML format document that defines SMS Notify! endpoints.
Service operations at endpoint http://sms2.cdyne.com/sms.svc
Service operations at https://sms2.cdyne.com/sms.svc/SecureREST
Excel doc containing carriers supported worldwide. Includes destination pricing, available DIDs, carrier restrictions, and reach.
Text Message Length
Within your AdvancedSMSSend request if you set:
IsUnicode = True & Concatenate = True, the max message length is 67 characters (including spaces) Concatenate = True, the max message length is 153 characters (including spaces) IsUnicode = True, the max message length is 70.0 characters (including spaces)
However, if you set both the IsUnicode and Concatenate parameters to false within your request, the maximum character limit is 160 (including spaces).
U.S. Carriers are standardized and all text messages are 160 characters (including spaces) in length. When sending a text message to a recipient in the U.S. with more than 160 characters, the SMS Notify! API will automatically split the message into two or more messages for delivery.
Canadian Carriers vary from 136 to 160 characters (including spaces) in length. CDYNE sends to Canada the same way as the U.S. To ensure complete message delivery, CDYNE advises that your application only send messages to Canadian recipients in 136 character increments. If the message is longer than 136 characters, the best practice is to split the message on your application side at the 136 character mark to avoid data loss that may occur from Canadian Carriers that truncate anything over 136 or 140 characters.
Know when your MT message has been sent or your application has received a MO or response message. CDYNE SMS Notify! API will automatically post information to a URL you specify each time an SMS has been sent or received.
SMS Notify! API will automatically respond to select keywords when receiving text messages with DIDs.
SMS Notify! API will automatically respond to select keywords when receiving text messages with short codes.
Managing keywords assigned to short codes.
SMS Notify! supports Unicode with International Extended DIDs.
SMS Notify! supports message concatenation.
SMS Notify! API contains a parameter called SMSError, which returns a string indicating errors when sending the text message.
How SMS Notify! handles invalid phone numbers.
188.8.131.52-128 and 184.108.40.206-128