Delivery; location, speed and quality
What is the SMS gateway quality of the Online Plan?
The Online Plan features only direct operator connections. That means that there are no other parties in between CM and the operator. Direct operators connections are the most reliable and secure connections available.
Can CM deliver in every country?
Last time we checked we could deliver in 218 countries around the world.
Will my SMS with an alphanumerical sender id be delivered in every country?
No. Unfortunately not every operator in the world supports alphanumerical sender id’s and in certain countries it is prohibited by law to send alphanumerical sender id’s.
Can I send Arabic / Cyrillic / Greek characters?
All our gateways support so-called Unicode messages, but because this concerns an extended character set the message is limited to 70 characters.
Can I send SMS messages using an API?
Yes. You can send SMS via our HTTPS GET and POST API. Take a look at the techdocs
for more information.
Is it possible to send concatenated SMS messages?
Yes. Concatenation or ‘multi part messages’ allow for sending messages longer than 160 characters. The SMS gateway will cut the large message in multiple parts and the phone will fit them together again.
Can I receive delivery/status reports?
Yes. We support a HTTP GET webhook to deliver status reports to your system. Please view the documentation
for a set-up guide.
Can I use SMPP to connect to your SMS platform?
Yes. We allow for a SMPP connection to be set up to our SMS Gateway.
Is it possible to set an own sender name / sender id?
Yes. It is possible to set your own 11-alphanumerical sender id. In demo-mode the sender id is overwritten by CM. After your first purchase you will be able to choose your own sender id.
Accounts & Payment
How do I format international phone numbers?
We recommend to use the E.164 formatting. In general that means: ['+' country code][national phone number without leading 0]. Overall you do not user any spaces, hyphens or parentheses. A well formatted UK phone number looks like: +447911123456. More international formatting info? Check out our more in-depth guide about How to format international phone numbers
How can I start sending SMS, can I test first?
Yeah sure. We can have you up and running in a minute. Register
and start sending, we give all new subscribers 10 free test messages!
How do I upgrade my account?
You can upgrade your account by clicking the “Top Up” button next to your credits. When you upgrade your account you will be able to set your own sender id’s.
How can I pay?
The Online Plan is a prepaid solution. That means you buy credit which allows you to send SMS messages. Easy payment options are available.
How long will my credits be valid?
Your credit will be valid for 1 year.
Do I need to determine to which operator a message should be delivered?
No. CM Telecom’s gateway will take care of that. We can determine that based upon the mobile phone number (MSISDN).
Are there monthly costs?
There are no monthly costs for an online SMS Gateway account.