- Why can I only send messages to myself?
- Are there restrictions for SMS messaging?
- Is the delivery status of an SMS reliable?
Why can I only send messages to myself?
If you can only send messages to yourself it is because your account is still using test credits, which we give you so you can try our service.
Are there restrictions for SMS messaging?
The quality of our SMS platform relies on the direct connections that we have with operators all over the globe.
In order to send your SMS messages to these operators, we have to respect and comply with local regulations and restrictions. To do so, we’ve implemented protective measures within our platform that monitor traffic based on security algorithms. We are in constant contact with operations to keep your user experience secure, simple and consistent.
There might be some local restrictions regarding how you to send SMS, so to make sure you have all the information that you need to comply with the local restrictions we have our Country info & restrictions.
Is the delivery status of an SMS reliable?
The delivery report (DLR) of an SMS tells the sender whether the message was delivered successfully, or if it failed to deliver.
|Sent||The message is sent but has not been delivered to the recipient yet.|
|Delivered||The message was successfully delivered to the recipient.|
|Delivery failure||The message could not be delivered to the recipient – it failed.|
|Buffered||The recipient is currently unavailable but the message has been sent. In this case, the operator will retry sending the message. It depends on the country and the specific operator for how long delivery will be attempted, but usually, the message is stored for 48-72 hours. If the recipient does not become available before this time runs out, the message will expire. If the recipient does become available, the message will deliver as soon as this happens.|