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Can I send SMS to landline numbers?

Question

  • Can I send SMS to fixed line numbers?
  • Can I send SMS to non-mobile/cell numbers?
  • Can I send SMS to land line numbers?

 

Answer

All outbound SMS to landline numbers sent via Nexmo SMS API will fail automatically.
This is because the majority of landline numbers globally cannot receive SMS. There are a small number of land-line operators which will automatically generate a text-to-speech call with the content of the SMS sent, but this is not supported by Nexmo.

If you want to be able to send SMS to landline numbers, please contact support@nexmo.com.

Additionally, it is advisable to verify destination numbers prior to message submission, to ensure the SMS is sent to a valid mobile number.
Nexmo can help with our Number Insight API. Check here for full information in how to implement Nexmo Number Insight API.

If you want to be able to send SMS to landline numbers, please contact support@nexmo.com.

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