How can I receive inbound SMS in countries where Nexmo virtual numbers are not yet available? 

There are two options to receive inbound SMS where Nexmo does not yet have virtual numbers. 

Using an international virtual number. Please bear in mind:

  • Your end users will most likely incur international SMS fees from their operator.
  • Not all virtual numbers are able to receive inbound international SMS. Be sure to first read this article so you know which Nexmo virtual numbers are able to receive inbound international SMS. 

You can leverage Telerivet's Android Gateway solution. With the Telerivet Android app, your organization only needs one inexpensive Android smartphone with internet access and local SIM card to serve as your SMS gateway which will allow you to accept inbound SMS in any country where Nexmo does not yet have numbers. Visit, https://telerivet.com/nexmo for more information.

Please contact support@nexmo.com to let us know that you would like to obtain numbers in a different country, so we can prioritize in the future. 

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