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How can i send an international SMS (or place a call) with a HTTPS request?
What reliable service providers do you know / use?
I want to use a SMS service instead of a hardware aproach.

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You will need to tell us what country you are in, or which country you want to send most of your SMS's to – Mark Henderson Jun 23 '09 at 21:18
Romania, Europe - different service providers. – s.mihai Jun 23 '09 at 21:44
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We've had good service from Clickatell, who are based in South Africa. They have APIs via several different methods including https and smtp.

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i have signed up with them. but they don't seem to have activated my account... i wonder if they do world-wide or just... select-countries. i'll contact support in 36h – s.mihai Jun 24 '09 at 0:39
too bad they do not have any trial perior. or free number of sms'es. – s.mihai Jun 26 '09 at 12:20

I am in Australia and have used Clickatell before from a rails application via API as well as via smtp from nagios. No problems in the past 12 months.

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MX Telecom provide a pretty good service in EMEA and NA using a simple HTTP[S] GET interface.

Usual features such as originator address, flash messages, multipart and delivery reports are included.

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There is another provider with an HTTPS API called TextMagic. They provide wrapper libraries for their HTTPS API in a number of languages.

(Full disclosure: I am the author of the Python wrapper library at textmagic-sms-api-python)

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The TextMagic API allow you to send sms messages to landline phones too? If not, you can add this feature to the system. See


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