Telerivet Android App

With the Telerivet Android app, your organization only needs one inexpensive Android smartphone with internet access and a local SIM card to serve as your SMS gateway.

The Telerivet Android app makes it possible to send and receive SMS with any mobile phone user in your country – even if they don't have smartphones or internet access.

How it works

The Telerivet Android app forwards SMS messages between your Android phone's mobile network and Telerivet's servers.

In order for the app to work, you just need to keep the Android phone turned on, connected to the internet, and make sure it has airtime to send SMS messages.

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Phone Compatibility

The Telerivet app is compatible with any phone with Android 2.1 or higher – more than 99% of Android phones.

Inexpensive Android phones work fine – many are available for $100 or less.

Airtime Top-Up

When using the Telerivet Android app to send SMS, your mobile network will charge you the same as if you sent the messages directly from your Android phone. When using a prepaid SIM card, this means you'll need to pay for airtime.

On over 450 mobile networks worldwide, you can easily top up your phone's airtime directly from Telerivet (see pricing and availability). On other mobile networks, you'll need to pay for airtime separately, e.g. by buying prepaid airtime vouchers from a local vendor.

App Features

Send and receive SMS affordably

  • Use any local SIM card to send and receive messages with a local phone number.
  • Sign up for any mobile texting plan or bundle to minimize SMS costs.
  • Connect multiple Android phones on different networks to take advantage of cheaper in-network SMS rates.

Scalable communications

  • Send up to 1,000 text messages per hour (depending on your mobile network).
  • Receive up to 6,000 text messages per hour (depending on your mobile network).
  • Increase sending and receiving capacity by connecting multiple Android phones.

Robust and dependable in any environment

  • Upkeep is easy – anyone can keep your Android phone charged, connected to internet, and refill airtime.
  • Works in any country – as long as your phone can get a mobile signal and internet access.
  • Telerivet can automatically send you email alerts when your phone isn't working.
  • If the Telerivet app encounters errors sending messages or your phone turns off, pending messages will be saved and sent later.
  • When your Android phone isn't connected to a power source, Telerivet switches to low-power mode so your Telerivet gateway can remain up and running for days without electricity.
  • Utilize redundant networking with automatic failover between Wi-Fi and mobile data networks.

Seamlessly integrate with Telerivet's web-based version

  • Manage your Telerivet.com account directly from the Android app – no computer required.
  • View your Android phone's status logs and change app settings from Telerivet.com, even when you don't have physical access to the phone.
  • View historical statistics for your Android's power, battery, and network connectivity from the web.
  • Configure email alerts when your Android phone isn't working.
  • Synchronize messages sent from your Android phone's messaging app with Telerivet.com.
  • Choose whether to save messages on the Android phone or just on Telerivet.com.

Supports several mobile messaging channels

  • Send and receive SMS to/from any mobile phone.
  • Send and receive long (multipart) SMS.
  • Send and receive Unicode SMS (for Arabic and other scripts).
  • Receive incoming multimedia messages (MMS).
  • Receive notifications of incoming calls and respond to missed calls by setting up an automated service.
  • Send USSD requests to access mobile network services, and receive USSD responses.†
    On many mobile networks you can send USSD requests to:
    • check your Android phone's airtime balance
    • add airtime from scratch cards
    • transfer airtime to other users for reimbursements or incentives

Advanced features

  • Optional quiet hours to avoid sending SMS messages at night.
  • Optional SMS delivery reports.
  • Support for HTTP proxy servers such as Orbot.
  • Automatically install updates from Google Play when a new version of the app is available.
  • No need to connect your phone to a Google Account – you can download the app directly from Telerivet.com.

† Telerivet currently doesn't support USSD menus that prompt the user for additional input (for example, *150*00# to access Vodacom M-Pesa in Tanzania)