API-x, the only SMS API that delivers to DND phone numbers, is a token based API for sending SMS. The token system provides better security since it can be used without the fear of revealing your login credentials.
API-x tokens are free and can be used as frequently as needed. To get a token you will need to sign-up for an account. If you already have an account you can follow the steps below to generate a token
API-x is the flagship SMS API from SmartSMSSolutions that provides the most robust functionality in the Nigerian Mobile Marketing space. It delivers to phone numbers on DND, support different message types (Plain Text, Flash Text, Unicode SMS and Unicode Flash SMS) and returns the most comprehensive delivery status report.
Since SMSPORTALCREATOR (SPC v3 & v4) is the commonly used component for building Bulk SMS website, the documentation below aims at providing the needed instruction to make the set up process as a simple as possible.
When you make an unsuccessful call to the API-x, an error response is returned. This can be in any of the following formats.
When call to API-x is successful, the response returned is 1000 followed by a pair of vertical lines and a json data.
Any time you interact with API-x, you will get a response detailing the status of the HTTPS call.
All response are in the format below:
This page contain information on how to quickly integrate API-x into any of your application using the HTTPS API interface. API-x is a token based SMS API that can be used to send SMS (Plain text, Flash SMS, Unicode SMS and Flash Unicode SMS), get SMS balance and accept delivery report for messages sent.
API-x is based on REST standards, enabling you to use your browser for accessing URLs. Use any HTTP client in any programming language to interact with API-x.
The wait is now over! We are happy to announce the release of API-x! API-x is the most powerful SMS API released to date. And more interestingly, it intelligently handles phone numbers on DND efficiently and delivers SMS to them using the Corporate Route. In addition, API-x can also deliver Plain Flash SMS, Unicode SMS and Flash Unicode SMS.
It is no longer news that the Nigerian Communication Commission mandated the Telecom operators in Nigeria to implement the Do-Not-Disturb (DND). While this is a laudable approach to the menace of unsolicited SMS in Nigeria, it has also created a lot headache for Nigerians especially business owners, religious organizations, associations and NGOs. Not left out are individuals that need to invite their family members and friends to events such as wedding ceremony, birthday parties and other social functions.
It our pleasure to let you know that we have developed and fully integrate a lasting solution to this problem that has been plaguing Bulk SMS in Nigeria since June 2016.
UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):
For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.
For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.
For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.
For ETISALAT LinesText STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.
If you regularly use bulk SMS, you might have noticed non-delivery of your messages to some phone numbers in recent times. This is due to implementation of the ‘Do Not Disturb’ service that Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) mandated the telecommunication providers to implement. NCC issued a directive to the telecommunications service providers in the country that starting from July 1, 2016, they must activate the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks or face sanctions.
What that means is that when send you SMS to phone numbers on DND list, you will be billed but your messages will not be delivered. That is a great loss! But you can stop that henceforth.