Messaging API

One API to power all of the text messaging in your apps

Send and receive text messages with Bandwidth’s trusted, global messaging APIs

Your users are asking you to text them, so do it the smart way with a better API

Get seen

Text messages have a 98% open rate.

Make more money

Get shoppers’ attention and earn more sales from opted-in users with SMS and MMS text messaging.

Provide better CX

Communicate with users on their terms, so you can retain more happy customers.

Inspire action

When you have time-sensitive alerts, text messaging is the fastest way to get the word out.

People like texting

41% of patients will leave their doctors if they don’t use texting.

The best text messaging API support in the industry

When businesses outgrow out-of-the-box vendors, they turn to Bandwidth’s text message API. With Tier-1 Network connections, carrier relationships, regulatory experience, and renowned customer support, we’re the easy choice when you need text messaging reliability at scale.

Got messages? We’ve got the right text messaging API platform to send them.

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SMS
MMS
HIPAA-eligible
Toll-free verification API

Power texting use cases with the right messages

Send text messages with an API the right way…

Because we’re a carrier ourselves, our seat at the industry table allows us to help our customers navigate evolving regulations and best practices before they impact their business. Our expertise in registration and SMS verification can give you more confidence in your text messaging program, with one API.

know when they’re delivered…

Get real-time receipts and error codes, so you know which of your messages were delivered, and why the ones that weren’t didn’t make it. Clear insights for your text message API help you improve deliverability and save money.

…and scale your business

Whether you’re sending 1,000 messages a day or one million, our text message APIs are scalable to support your opted-in, wanted messages. Our top 10 A2P customers combined send over a billion text messages a month. Rest assured that you can’t outgrow Bandwidth.

Reach your audience, anywhere.

Bandwidth’s Alphanumeric Messaging and Global 2-Way Messaging products help you send updates and start conversations with opted-in users around the world.

Explore our Messaging services

  • Short Codes

    Send high-throughput messages with powerful, easy-to-use short codes.
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  • 10DLC

    Reach millions of customers with one local number using 10DLC.
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  • Toll-Free SMS

    Deliver better digital experiences with the largest provider of toll-free SMS texting across the industry.
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  • Authentication API

    Quickly and easily add two-factor authentication to your software, website, or application.
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  • Phone Number Lookup

    Increase your odds of making customer connections with automated customer number intelligence.
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  • Global Text Messaging

    Harness the power of the Bandwidth dashboard to send Alphanumeric and Global 2-Way messages to new destinations globally.
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“Bandwidth is an expert in this field, offering guidance and collaboration to ensure that we’re ready when there are changes impacting our space.”
Omer Bar-Joseph, SVP, GM Usage Business

Customers are switching to Bandwidth’s text messaging APIs for global growth

Priced to let you scale

Get the details on the Bandwidth pricing advantage.

“The thing that we enjoy most is being able to collaborate with Bandwidth and scale our operations to meet the fast-growing needs of our customers.”
Hari Prasad, CEO and Founder

Why Choose Bandwidth’s Text Message APIs?

Bandwidth unparalleled Text Message APIs stands above the rest. Here’s why Bandwidth is the preferred choice for businesses looking for reliability, support, and cost-effectiveness in their communication solutions.

24/7 Signature customer support

At Bandwidth, we believe that exceptional service goes beyond just providing top-notch APIs. It’s about ensuring that you have the support you need, whenever you need it. Our 24/7 customer support team pairs compliance expertise with a dedication to service quality, setting you up for success around the clock.

Stellar industry expertise

As a telecom industry expert, Bandwidth has extensive experience with regulatory requirements and best practices in the messaging ecosystem to help you build resilient communication systems.  Plus, we prioritize privacy and security by design in our products.  With Bandwidth, you’re choosing a partner that values the health of your campaign as much as you do.

Direct-to-Carrier Pricing Advantage

Cost should never be a barrier to effective communication. That’s why Bandwidth offers direct-to-carrier pricing, ensuring that our services are not just top-tier, but also accessible. High-throughput users or those with committed usage patterns will receive scaling price benefits to lower your cost without compromising on quality or reliability.

Text Message API FAQs