Improve SMS Deliverability with Fallback to Long Code

Fallback to Long Code

Resends messages from a long code phone number when a message can’t be delivered by short code. Free to use. Available now in public beta. Getting text messages delivered in the US and Canada is complicated business. North America has one of the most highly regulated telecommunications environments in the world. Figuring out all of the nuances and dealing with them can be daunting, but never… Read More

Short Codes, Big Lessons: Make The Most Of Your Short Code

Don’t let these shorter 5 – 6 digit numbers fool you — our customers have shown us that short codes can do big things! Since we started offering short codes four years ago, our customers have helped us become (according to the folks at the CTIA): The largest holder of short codes in the industry The fastest growing provider of short codes The provider with the… Read More

Philadelphia Police Department Fights Crime With Twilio SMS

The Philadelphia Police Department is the nation’s oldest municipal agency—and one of the most forward thinking. In March, the department decided to empower residents to fight crime by using SMS message. “For many people, text messages are the preferred method of communication,” said Karima Zedan, director of communications for the Philadelphia Police Department. “We wanted to make it possible for people to send anonymous tips from… Read More

Announcing Twilio SMS Short Codes

We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest product, Twilio SMS Short Codes, which has been in private beta for the past few months and is now available to everyone.  The service enables software developers to build applications that send and receive text messages using dedicated 5 and 6-digit numbers, and is the easiest way to get a short code and send SMS at volume. Sending… Read More