Overview

On this page, you’ll learn about the different sender settings and how to set the reply number in messages.

The differences among sender settings

By default, the SMS you’ve sent will use the reply numbers that are shared among all your customers.* Those can be used for free. However, to personalize the number, there are four different sender settings:

Feature Shared reply number Dedicated number Alphanumeric Sender ID Own mobile number
Can receive replies Yes Yes No To mobile
Is shared among sub-accounts Yes No Yes No
Monthly fee FREE From £2.40 FREE FREE
*  Even though the numbers are shared, every customer can only see their own replies. Read more.

Get available sender settings

To get the currently available sender settings, use:

GET /api/v2/sources

with the following parameters:

Parameter
Required?
Example
Value
country No

US
for the United States

FR
for France

Two-letter ISO country ID. If not specified, it returns all the available sender settings.

The result is an array of strings that you can specify in the from parameter:

POST /api/v2/messages

grouped by type:

Group
Description
shared Array of shared numbers strings.
dedicated Array of dedicated numbers strings.
senderIds Array of alphanumeric sender IDs.
user Array of verified account phone numbers (currently only one).

The next step

To learn how to manage dedicated numbers and Sender IDs using the API, proceed to the Numbers and Sender IDs pages, respectively.