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How do I set up inbound SMS via HTTP?


Objective

Setting up your Vonage API account to receive SMS from your users.

Applies To

  • Inbound SMS
  • HTTP Request
  • Webhook URL

Procedure

To receive an inbound SMS you need to:

  • Buy a virtual number from Vonage for your market of interest.
  • Set up a Webhook URL, either at the account level or on each individual number.
  • We will forward every SMS you receive on the number to your Webhook URL.

Inbound Messages are sent using a GET or POST HTTP request to your Webhook URL. When you receive an inbound message, you must send a 200 OK response. If you do not send the 200 OK, Vonage resends the inbound message for the next 24 hours.

Additional Information

For details on what information you receive for every inbound SMS, see our SMS API Inbound messages developer documentation.

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