We’ve just added support for the 5c SMS SMS Gateway based in Australia. As their name suggests 5c SMS pricing starts at AUD 5c per message and goes down to 3.5c if you purchase in bulk. There are no setup costs or ongoing monthly fees and your prepaid credits never expire.
We’ve just added support for the SignalWire SMS Gateway based in the United States. SignalWire currently deliver to the United States and Canada and offer the lowest rates possible to everyone with no contracts. With fmSMS and SignalWire you can send SMS messages from the FileMaker platform and use our incoming PHP Webhooks files to receive incoming messages using either the FileMaker PHP API or the FileMaker Data API.
We’ve just added support for the Nobel SMS Gateway based in Romania. Nobel provides a high performance messaging solution and can reach over 800 operators in 180 countries across the world.
We’ve just added support for the MessageBird SMS Gateway based in Amsterdam. MessageBird provides global SMS messaging and you can send and receive SMS messages around the world on a platform powered by connections with over 240 carriers in 200 countries.
fmSMS v4.0.8 now supports the new v2 API for the Bandwidth SMS Gateway. There’s quite a few changes from v1 to v2 of their API and we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the changes before switching over. The following articles on the Bandwidth website are worth reading to understand the changes from v1 to v2:
- Bandwidth’s V2 API Platform Migration
- V2 Messaging API Features Guide
- V1 → V2 Messaging API Migration Guide
fmSMS now supports the new Quiubas SMS API. Quiubas originally started as an SMS Gateway delivering to Mexico and now delivers to other countries in Latin America, including:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico
fmSMS has been updated to support the Mitto SMS Gateway. Mitto have offices in Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Serbia and the United States with global coverage.
In 2015 Telstra launched a beta of their SMS Messaging API (v1) and fmSMS was one of the first commercial solutions to support the Telstra API. Last year Telstra released v2 of the Messaging API with many new features including the provisioning of dedicated numbers and Webhooks. At the same time Telstra announced that they were deprecating the v1 SMS API and that it would be be switched off at the end of May, 2018.
If you are using fmSMS with the v1 Telstra SMS API you can download the latest version of fmSMS which was updated last year to support the v2 API. You can get more information about the v2 Telstra Messaging API here.
Back in 2015 Telstra launched a beta of their SMS Messaging API and fmSMS was one of the first commercial solutions to support the Telstra API. Telstra have recently released v2 of their Messaging API which includes a number of new features including:
- dedicated number: you can provision an Australian mobile number for your account via the API
- send SMS and MMS messages
- receive messages to your dedicated number
- delivery status: query the delivery status of your messages
- callbacks: automatic notifications of message delivery status to a callback URL
- alphanumeric sender ID support
- concatenation: send messages up to 1900 characters long and Telstra will automatically segment and reassemble them
- scheduled delivery: delay the delivery of submitted messages
Now that the Messaging API is out of beta there are a number of plans to choose from. You can start with a free trial which includes 1000 free messages and a dedicated mobile number. They also have a PAYG plan with no fixed term contract and messages are 6c per message, as well as an Enterprise plan.
You can download a trial version of fmSMS to test the Telstra SMS API using their Free Trial. When you purchase fmSMS you get the PHP files to use for automatic delivery status updates and automatic replies into fmSMS. Please contact us if you have any questions about fmSMS and the Telstra Messaging API.