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Alternatives to MessageBird

Twilio, SendBird, Nexmo, Clickatell, and Plivo are the most popular alternatives and competitors to MessageBird.
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What is MessageBird and what are its top alternatives?

At MessageBird we believe that communicating with a business should feel as natural as communicating with a friend. That's why our SMS, Voice and Conversations APIs continue to revolutionize company-customer interactions.
MessageBird is a tool in the Voice and SMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to MessageBird

  • Twilio
    Twilio

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs. ...

  • SendBird
    SendBird

    SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET. ...

  • Nexmo
    Nexmo

    Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication. ...

  • Clickatell
    Clickatell

    It gives powers to chat commerce by helping you reach and engage customers through SMS, WhatsApp and other social channels. ...

  • Plivo
    Plivo

    Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing. ...

  • Zendesk
    Zendesk

    Zendesk provides an integrated on-demand helpdesk - customer support portal solution based on the latest Web 2.0 technologies and design philosophies. ...

  • Braze
    Braze

    Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. ...

  • Agora
    Agora

    Agora.io provides building blocks for you to add real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK. You can integrate the Agora SDK to enable real-time communications in your own application quickly. ...

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Twilio logo

Twilio

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Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.
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PROS OF TWILIO
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    Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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    RESTful API
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    Clear pricing
  • 61
    Great sms services
  • 58
    Low cost of entry
  • 29
    Global SMS Gateway
  • 14
    Good value
  • 12
    Cloud IVR
  • 11
    Simple
  • 11
    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
  • 6
    Great for startups
  • 5
    SMS
  • 3
    Great developer program
  • 3
    Hassle free
  • 2
    Text me the app pages
  • 1
    New Features constantly rolling out
  • 1
    Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
  • 1
    Easy integration
  • 1
    Two factor authentication
CONS OF TWILIO
  • 4
    Predictable pricing
  • 2
    Expensive

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Ravi Sathanapalli
Director Product Management at Centime · | 6 upvotes · 30.9K views
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Hi, We are looking to implement 2FA - so that users would be sent a Verification code over their Email and SMS to their phone.

We faced some limitations with Amazon SNS where we could either send the verification code to email OR to the phone number, while we want to send it to both.

We also are looking to make the 2FA more flexible by adding any other options later on.

What are the best alternatives to SNS for this use case and purpose? Looked at Twilio but want to explore other options before making a decision.

Would be great to know what the experience with Twilio has been, especially the limitations/issues with Twilio...

Appreciate any input from users of Twilio and others who have had similar use cases.

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Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

  • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

Thank you for this helpful website.

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SendBird logo

SendBird

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A Complete Chat Platform, Messaging and Chat SDK and API
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PROS OF SENDBIRD
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    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
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    Pre-built UI for major platforms
  • 10
    Easy to use
  • 8
    Migration API for customers using other chat services
  • 7
    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
  • 7
    Scalability is awesome
  • 5
    Cool product
  • 5
    Because my product guy told me to
  • 5
    Unlimited number of users in public chat
  • 4
    Flexible message format ex) json, xml
  • 2
    Out of the box api and features
  • 2
    Intuitive and feature-packed
CONS OF SENDBIRD
  • 2
    Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
  • 2
    Prices ramp up exponentially

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I am interested in using a chat SDK for a community mobile Flutter app. I am between SendBird and Stream. I currently have 2,000 monthly active users and plan to have close to 5,000 active users chatting on the app. Has anyone used either and had good/bad experiences? Currently, there is no chat functionality, and we would like to have a 1-to-1 user chat, group chat, and large community chat capabilities.

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Yeongju Park
SW Web Engineer at Sense Korea · | 4 upvotes · 54.6K views
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I am considering which chat solution to choose between CometChat and SendBird, for our new app. The condition is, the app is going to run in a private network and has to connect with MSSQL. Any advice on other things I have to consider before choosing one, or is there another chat service you would recommend? Thank you!

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Nexmo logo

Nexmo

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API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
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PROS OF NEXMO
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    For outbound and inbound SMS
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    Cheap
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    Simple REST API
  • 3
    Broad coverage
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    Most reliable global communication vendor w/simple APIs
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    Super fast and easy to use
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    Excellent support team
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    Implement inbound SMS
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    Cheap short-code SMS
CONS OF NEXMO
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    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 520.6K views

    Nexmo vs Twilio ?

    Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

    When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

    Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

    Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

    Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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    Clickatell logo

    Clickatell

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    Connecting you to customers with SMS and chat
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    PROS OF CLICKATELL
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        Plivo

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        API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications
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        PROS OF PLIVO
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          SMS gateway
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          Pricing
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          Voice API service
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          24/7 Support
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          Trial account with positive balance
        CONS OF PLIVO
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          Arvind Singh
          Associate Director - DevOps at Thinkbridge software · | 2 upvotes · 73.7K views
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          I use Plivo because Tropo discontinued their services. It provides clean event logs, categorized and filterable. Super easy to troubleshoot problems. Tropo was a fine service but event logging was horrendous.

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          Zendesk

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          PROS OF ZENDESK
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            Centralizes our customer support
          • 72
            Many integrations
          • 59
            Easy to setup
          • 26
            Cheap
          • 26
            Simple
          • 12
            Clean
          • 7
            Customization
          • 4
            $1 Starter Pricing Plan
          • 4
            Woopra integration
          • 3
            Proactive Customer Support
          • 1
            Full of features
          • 1
            Remote and SSO authentication with CMSs like WordPress
          • 1
            Charitable contribution to SF hospital for $20 plan
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            Integrations
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                Yasmine de Aranda
                Chief Growth Officer at Huddol · | 7 upvotes · 193.7K views

                Hi there, we are a seed-stage startup in the personal development space. I am looking at building the marketing stack tool to have an accurate view of the user experience from acquisition through to adoption and retention for our upcoming React Native Mobile app. We qualify for the startup program of Segment and Mixpanel, which seems like a good option to get rolling and scale for free to learn how our current 60K free members will interact in the new subscription-based platform. I was considering AppsFlyer for attribution, and I am now looking at an affordable yet scalable Mobile Marketing tool vs. building in-house. Braze looks great, so does Leanplum, but the price points are 30K to start, which we can't do. I looked at OneSignal, but it doesn't have user flow visualization. I am now looking into Urban Airship and Iterable. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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                Agora

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                The Real-Time Engagement platform for devs to integrate voice & video chat, interactive live streaming, and messaging
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                PROS OF AGORA
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                  Easy setup
                • 4
                  RESTful API
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                  Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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                  Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

                  I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

                  I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

                  I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

                  Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

                  I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

                  • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

                  Thank you for this helpful website.

                  See more