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


Question

What options are available if I need to receive inbound SMS in countries where Vonage does not have virtual numbers available?

Applies To

  • Inbound SMS
  • Regional Restrictions

Answer

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

Use an International Virtual Number

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 Vonage virtual numbers are able to receive inbound international SMS.

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 Vonage does not yet have numbers. See Telerivet for more information.

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