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Getting Started with SMS FAQ's
No, you can send as few or as many SMS, over as long or short a period as you like! Be aware though that if you are on a pre-paid account, your credits may expire. You can read more here:
Wherever possible, we use direct or 1-hop connections. This means that you are getting the highest quality SMS delivery available on the market.Generally, you can expect messages to arrive in a matter of seconds; an SMS message typically takes about 10 seconds to arrive on a handset. This may vary based on the recipient country (going up to 30 seconds) and depends on whether the receiving mobile number is reachable and in good signal coverage. As there are a lot of factors and variables that can impact delivery times, it's hard to give a specific number for all SMS. In the case that some of your messages are delivered with delays, please check this article: My SMS was delivered with a delay If messages are not delivered at all, we recommend taking a look at this article: My SMS was not delivered
For a phone to be able to send a response to a message, it needs a mobile number to respond to. When you send out messages with an alphanumeric sender ID, the receiving phone does not have any mobile number to reply to. Please read this article for more info about setting your account up to receive SMS: Setting your account up to receive inbound SMS
Your MessageBird account is completely free, and for sending SMS all you need is prepaid credit. You will be charged per SMS that you send out.
An 'alphanumeric sender ID' is an originator which consists of letters and numbers. 'Alphanumeric' includes any characters in these ranges:
- The underscore _