The SMPP SMS API is often used by Enterprises and large organizations and businesses that need to be in continuous contact with their customers, no matter where they are in the world.

When developers search for an SMS Gateway, one of the reasons they turn to us is Clickatell’s SMS APIs. These include the HTTP/S API, FTP API, SOAP API, SMPP API, XML API, SMTP API and COM Object. Fast, simple, reliable and built in such a way that they integrate with any system or application, all our APIs come with SMS example code and allow developers to create applications offering businesses online international SMS services - services supported by our reliable bulk SMS Gateway.

Send SMS using the SMPP API

The SMPP SMS API sends messages extremely fast in real-time via a 24/7 authenticated connection to Clickatell. Our SMPP connection is ideal if you need to send out a high volume of messages, at high speed, each month.To use this API you need specialist knowledge and the guarantee you will send a minimum of 5000 messages a month. You can set up Delivery Acknowledgement, Sender ID and Message Delay with the SMPP API and you can also set up credit usage limits so your customers don’t exceed their budgets.

With an SMPP API connection, your business is guaranteed the reliable, international service that Clickatell is known for - and you can rest assure that your customer or systems are literally just an SMS away.

Read about our SMPP API in action

Rummble is a location based social search and discovery tool that enables users to find recommended content for a location more easily, without a traditional keywords search. They realized that SMS would offer the benefit of immediacy and allow them to push both alerts and content to any of their global users.

Rummble integrated their software with Clickatell’s SMPP product which offers a robust connection.
Read more about how Rummble used the SMPP API to send SMS worldwide

Moneybookers LTD is one of Europe’s largest online payment systems offering domestic payment option sin 50 countries. they were looking for a suitable mobile solution to offer mobile SMS alerts on transaction for over 5 million eWallet customers. Using Clickatell’s SMPP API, customers can now receive text notifications directly to their cell phone anytime, anywhere.
Read more about how Moneybookers LTD used the SMPP API to send SMS worldwide

First National Bank (FNB) is the oldest bank in South Africa and was looking for a way to extend its existing SMS service beyond the precincts of South Africa to neighboring countries in order to ensure that every FNB customer, no matter what their location, could benefit from SMS alerts.

FNB chose to use Clickatell’s SMPP API as it provided an international connection which allowed messages to be delivered immediately even when the main delivery routes went down.
Read more about how FNB used the SMPP API to send SMS outside Africa

Features of SMPP API

  • Supports text, Unicode, binary SMS and flash messaging.
  • Supports extended length messages.
  • Converts ringtones and logos into the correct format.
  • Use our VCard and VCal converters.
  • Delivery acknowledgement and Sender ID can be set up.
  • Gateway escalation: Should the message be delayed for a predefined length of time, it can be escalated to an alternative delivery gateway. Queuing lets you specify up to 3 prioritized queues which your messages can be sent out on.
  • Specify a delay of up to 7 days when sending messages.
  • Two-way messaging can be set up.
  • Your connection is language-platform independent.

SMPP API Quickstart Guide

This tutorial will explain in just a few simple steps how you can send an SMS using Clickatell’s SMPP API.  Note: in the manual example outlined below it is assumed that developers will utilize server-generated commands to insert these posts into their code automatically.

  • Step 1

    Register for the SMPP API. Go to the SMPP API page and click on the Sign Up Now button.

  • Step 2

    Next fill in your registration details on the registration form and press “submit”.  Please note that registration and account setup usually takes around 24 hours, excluding weekends).

  • Step 3

    Complete the account and product forms. Purchase a minimum of 5,000 SMS credits from Clickatell (or ensure you already have a balance of 5,000 credits).

  • Step 4

    We will next update our firewall to allow you to bind. Once this is complete we will send you an e-mail. Bind to our test SMPP server and test delivery.

  • Step 5

    Once you have bound successfully, and have been approved, we will migrate you onto the production servers. Sign up for Developers’ Central now and get 10 free test messages