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SMS Shortcodes, What You Need to Know

April 20, 2017 Published by // // //

Any cell phone user has become familiar with promotional SMS messages from five or six-digit numbers during the past few years. These numbers are shorter than standard phone numbers because they’re designed for application to person (A2P) communications. If your business requires marketing to mobile phone users or sending them messages to get them to […] Read more »

Introducing the Nexmo API Extension for Zoho CRM

March 30, 2017 Published by // // // //

Why are we so happy to announce the integration of Nexmo communications APIs with Zoho, the cloud CRM and business application platform? Because the Nexmo Extension for Zoho enables businesses using Zoho CRM to implement a type of customer interaction we’re very big believers in: contextual communications. To quote our president, Tony Jamous, “Whether it’s a busy […] Read more »

New CTIA Messaging Guidelines: What Businesses Need to Know

March 2, 2017 Published by // // // //

The CTIA, an advocacy group representing the U.S. wireless communication industry, recently released a set of guidelines outlining best practices for bulk mobile messaging via cloud communication platforms. The two key changes that businesses who rely on this channel should be aware of are: The classification of cloud-based providers The way voice proxy calls are handled Cloud […] Read more »

All You Need to Know About Sending/Receiving SMS with Node.js

February 28, 2017 Published by // // // //

ICYMI, we’ve been hard at work blogging tutorials about how to use the Nexmo SMS API to add programmable SMS to Node.js applications using Express. We explained how to: Send SMS messages virtually anywhere in the world. Implement a webhook endpoint to receive SMS messages. Get an SMS delivery receipt from a mobile carrier via Nexmo. Send SMS Messages […] Read more »

Why Enterprises Should Pay Attention to Google’s New RCS Messaging Service

February 27, 2017 Published by // // //

If you’ve been in the communications business as long as I have, you’ve been hearing about the promise of Rich Communication Services (RCS)—or joyn or Jio4GVoice or Message+—for nearly a decade. And it offered a compelling proposition: under the GSMA’s stewardship and with the collaboration of telecom carriers around the world, this messaging protocol was […] Read more »

Nexmo Joins Early Access Program from Google to Upgrade SMS for Businesses

February 23, 2017 Published by // // // // //

As advocates of innovation, especially in communication channels like messaging, we at Nexmo took a particular interest in an initiative that Google spearheaded early last year to upgrade SMS. Working in collaboration with the mobile industry, Google has led a program to bring a universal standard called RCS (Rich Communications Services) to Android mobile device […] Read more »