Virtual Phone Numbers
In certain countries, you can use virtual phone numbers to send and receive SMS messages from Telerivet's cloud servers.
If you need to send and receive SMS messages in countries where a virtual number is not available, we recommend the Telerivet Android app, which works in any country.
How It Works
Virtual phone numbers are provided by a third-party service that connects Telerivet's servers to the mobile networks so you can send and receive SMS:
Availability and Pricing
In several countries, you can get a virtual number directly from Telerivet. Telerivet will charge a per-message fee for SMS sent via your virtual phone number, in addition to the normal price of your service plan.
Virtual numbers are intended for communicating with mobile phones in the same country. International SMS is often unreliable, so we recommend getting a phone number in the same country as the people you communicate with. In countries where virtual phone numbers aren't available, we recommend using the Telerivet Android app.
The capabilities of Telerivet's virtual numbers are the same as phone numbers purchased directly from Nexmo, although the prices are different.
Please note that virtual numbers can't be used to verify a phone number with banks or online services like WhatsApp, Google, PayPal, or Skype. SMS messages containing a verification code from an online service will not be received.
Telerivet integrates with third-party SMS gateway APIs that provide virtual phone numbers.
If you get an virtual phone number from any of the providers below, you can connect it to Telerivet's system. Telerivet will not charge a per-message fee for SMS messages sent and received with your virtual phone number, but you will have to pay the provider directly.
Availability: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Pricing: Phone numbers cost between €0.50 and €30 per month, depending on the country. Incoming SMS messages are free. The rate for outgoing SMS messages depends on the country, and ranges between €0.005/SMS and €0.07/SMS for most countries. See complete pricing on Nexmo.com
Availability: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Pricing: Phone numbers cost between $1/month and $10/month. Twilio charges incoming SMS messages at $0.0075/SMS. The rate for outgoing SMS messages depends on the country, and ranges between $0.0075/SMS and $0.14/SMS for most countries. See complete pricing on Twilio.com
Other SMS Gateway Providers
Do you want to use another SMS gateway service or aggregator with Telerivet? We can integrate with nearly any provider that offers a SMPP or HTTP API for sending and/or receiving SMS messages.
Pricing: Since integrating, maintaining, and supporting custom API connections requires additional work on Telerivet's end, additional fees apply above the standard service plan rates. See pricing details