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Likelihood to Recommend

Sinch SMS Messaging

We use mBlox for short and long code procurement. The service allows easy process to get a code for your specific needs. They also offer multiple routes depending on the needs and pricing and help with the carrier certification in all regions. We got a number of codes to send SMS messages and integrated those codes with our marketing platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio Programmable SMS

Twilio SMS is fantastic for anyone that wants their marketing or product to be more omnichannel. Meaning connecting with your customers on more than just email and social media which have become standard these days. On top of that, SMS marketing has insanely high open rates and due to that solid conversions, so it's a great tool for testing for direct e-commerce or selling things online to see if it produces an ROI.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sinch SMS Messaging

  • mBlox has top tier support, with 24/7/365 availability.
  • mBlox engineers have industry knowledge that allows tuning and optimizing to each of the carriers they interconnect with.
  • mBlox's service implementation team has industry knowledge which helps shortcode programs get approved by the carriers quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio Programmable SMS

  • Competitive rates in the market are being offered.
  • It is cheaper compared to the rates we would be paying if we are to use the services offered by regular major carriers.
  • The API isvery convenient and easy to set up in the back end for operational use with different platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sinch SMS Messaging

  • Improved UI for easier navigation to the owned short codes and status of their certification.
  • List of carrier requirements for certification (i.e. keywords).
  • Language and character do's and don't's for specific routes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio Programmable SMS

  • Reading, Marking, and Archiving messages require far too many clicks.
  • Both Twilio and Salesforce are to blame for this: Configuring how messages are routed should be much simpler. Admin users still receive all text messages in their inbox. This requires time-consuming sifting and sorting.
  • Twilio does not have message previewing. I wish I could hover over an unread message and read its contents without having to open and read the message.
Andrew Doar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sinch SMS Messaging

mBlox compares in SLA and QoS to other top tier aggregators. We interconnect with several vendors who provide wholesale enterprise level SMS and MMS services like mBlox, and they all compare around the same. Quality of service is key, and we've found them to be no greater, and no worse than their competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio Programmable SMS

Bandwidth is 2/3 the price of Twilio for sending SMS messages. However, we decided to simply go with the market leader because it was the safer choice. At our scale, the increased developer effort outweighed the marginal increase in costs due to the per-SMS pricing differential. Overall we feel confident we made the right decision.
Ben Gelsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sinch SMS Messaging

  • Ease of use - straightforward purchasing process and setup.
  • Satisfied customers - reliable routes and service for text messaging.
  • Integration with our marketing platform made the use of codes easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio Programmable SMS

  • Twilio has made it possible for my agency to offer a variety of online services to my clients.
  • Twilio offers trackable usage data that I can consult to make informed decisions regarding SEO and conversions.
  • Twilio allows me to compete in the chat bot market by giving me the connectivity that I need for my customer-specific chat applications.
Greg Dungan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sinch SMS Messaging

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Twilio Programmable SMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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