HTTP or REST API?

Moving to our REST API is quick and easy and allows more functionality for your cloud communications. Take a look at the overview below.

If you’re keen to move from HTTP SMS to the REST API, please contact your Account Manager who will be happy to help.

  • HTTP SMSHTTP REST
    Endpointhttp://sms{x}.mblox.com:9001/HTTPSMS?https://api.clxcommunications.com/xms/v1/{service_plan_id}/batches
    AuthenticationService plan ID (username) and passwordService plan ID and authentication token
    Response TypePlain textJSON
    Input ParametersGET / POST parametersJSON
    Batch Messaging10 MSISDNs per requestFull batch messaging support
    Concatenation SupportAutomatic concatenation up to 3 messages in length (459 characters)
    Manual concatenation for > 3 message parts
    Automatic concatenation up to 1600 characters
    Incoming Messages / Delivery ReportsCan be retrieved via manual polling or via HTTP callback to a response URLCan be retrieved via manual polling or via HTTP callback to a response URL
    Supported Message Encoding / Types
    • 7-bit encoding
    • 8-bit binary
    • Unicode (UCS2)
    • Flash
    • 7-bit encoding
    • 8-bit binary
    • Unicode (UCS2)
    Supported Message Features
    • Validity period support
    • Auto encoding
    • Auto concatenation
    • Scheduling
    • Batching
    • Parameterized bodies
    • Grouping
    • Rate limiting
    • Auto join/leave group via MO keyword
    • Dry run sending
    Supported Originators
    • International Numeric (e.g. "+447987651234")
    • Local Numeric and Shortcode (e.g. "07943215678" or "34567")
    • Alphanumeric (e.g. "Alert" or "CompanyName")
    • International Numeric (e.g. "+447987651234")
    • Local Numeric and Shortcode (e.g. "07943215678" or "34567")
    • Alphanumeric (e.g. "Alert" or "CompanyName")
    Group Contact ManagementNoneContact group support with batch messaging integration
    ThroughputSame across both interfacesSame across both interfaces
    Delivery Report Error CodesSame across both interfacesSame across both interfaces
    Message ParameterizationNot supportedSupported
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