About MessageBird

MessageBird connects companies of all sizes to their users around the world, making business-to-customer communications feel as natural as communicating with a friend.

We’re on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, our SMS, Voice and Conversations APIs continue to revolutionize company-customer interactions.

Over 15,000 global customers rely on us to solve their communication challenges. We offer the world’s fastest, most reliable global communication, making contact easier, more efficient and accessible than ever before.

Pricing starting from:

US$10,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of MessageBird

  • Deliver SMS messages to every country in the world.

  • Send and receive rich media (including images, video, audio and locations) to and from customers' mobile phones with MMS, RCS and chat messages.

  • Anonymize calls between employees and customers to maintain their privacy and avoid the need to share contact details or identities.

  • Calls can be recorded, with calls recordings automatically converted into text transcripts. Callers can also leave voice messages.

  • Use RCS to enable suggested actions, which allow customers to perform a range of actions from within conversation threads, such as adding events to their calendar and saving tickets in their wallet app.

  • The MessageBird API can be integrated within any website, app, or software.
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    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$10,00/one-time

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of MessageBird: 74

    • 2-Way Messaging
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Auto-Dialer
    • Automated Responses
    • CRM
    • Call Center Management
    • Call Logging
    • Call Monitoring
    • Call Recording
    • Call Reminders
    • Call Reporting
    • Call Routing
    • Call Scripting
    • Call Transfer
    • Campaign Scheduling
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Computer Telephony Integration
    • Confirmation/Reminders
    • Contact Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Debugging
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Help Desk Management
    • Hotkeys
    • IVR / Voice Recognition
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • MMS
    • Mass Texting
    • Message Personalization
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Mobile Coupons
    • Mobile Keywords
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Multi-Language
    • Multiple Parties
    • Multiple Scripts
    • No-Code
    • Online Booking
    • Open Database Design
    • Payment Reminders
    • Phone Key Input
    • Polls/Voting
    • Pre-built Templates
    • Predictive Dialer
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recurring Appointments
    • Reminders
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Rescheduling
    • SIP Trunking
    • SMS Marketing
    • SMS Messaging
    • SMS Reminders
    • Scheduled Messaging
    • Shortcodes
    • Software Development
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Text to Speech
    • Text-to-Win
    • Unified Communications
    • VoIP
    • VoIP Connection
    • Voice Customization
    • Voice Mail
    • Web App Development

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (128)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Ritvars R.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    MessageBird is an absolute 5-star virtual VOIP telephone service

    Reviewed on 2018/11/16

    When we moved our warehouse to a new location, our former provider promised to both keep our...

    When we moved our warehouse to a new location, our former provider promised to both keep our existing phone number, that our business had used for 3-years, as well as have a fiber-optic connection in place. In reality, we got neither. At the new location, telecom companies quoted 5k to install a fiber-optic line, and the phone was a low-quality copper line with no option to keep our previous number. We had to take full control of our inbound calls and become independent from telecom companies that failed at the core of their services and customer promise deliverability.

    Searching for an API and an open-source solution we found MessageBird through IFTTT platform. At first, we were sceptical about MessageBird ability to offer its services to UK clients, however, after the initial inquiry, we were advised that not only MessageBird was able to source a UK, London-based landline number, as we are a London based business, but also provided an option to choose a preferred number. All at a fraction of cost that traditional telephone service companies will never be able to price match.

    On the day of connection, we geared up to update our phone number in all places possible, established an inbound call flow, linked inbound calls to extensions relevant to our business, and gradually got our inbound phone call business back. Team LEDUS UK is personally thankful and grateful for the opportunity to be with MessageBird and recommends other businesses to follow worldwide.

    Pros

    1. Cost, cost, cost
    2. Phone call-flow flexibility
    3. Availability - services just what you needed
    4. Fulfilment of custom number requests
    5. Ease of use - literally a monkey could do it!
    6. Reliability 24/7/365
    7. Analytics and automatic contact saving
    8. Team friendliness and helpfulness
    9. Service expansion opportunity e.g. using SMS marketing
    10. MessageBird concept helping businesses

    Cons

    1. The only thing that we still have not grasped is how to link an API to a physical on-the-desk phone, or a WiFi phone so that inbound call can be both received, as well as diverted to mobile phones if there is no one to reply the main phone. No tutorials or guidance of wifi phone models provided, yet.

    Ben S.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    This Bird Is HAPPY!

    Reviewed on 2018/12/05

    As mentioned above, Messagebird has allowed us to create a better overall customer experience by...

    As mentioned above, Messagebird has allowed us to create a better overall customer experience by giving us the ability to proactively reach out to our customers via text in real time when we know about a time sensitive issue. Super helpful!

    Pros

    Messagebird has been super helpful to us over at our company in New York City. It allows us to proactively reach out to our customers via text message on mass. No other company allowed us to have that same functionality and still offered a nice and easy to use user interface. We love it!

    Cons

    I don't love that we need to split lists of numbers into smaller groups and send from different numbers. I wish that part could be handled via automation on the backend.

    Samuel C.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Nothing makes up for awful support and an unreliable API

    Reviewed on 2018/11/20

    Frustration. Spent a lot of time wondering whether we should have just gone with Twileo

    Frustration. Spent a lot of time wondering whether we should have just gone with Twileo

    Pros

    * They're cheap
    * when you really push them (email the CEO or CTO and shout) they have occasionally gone out of their way to help us.
    * Despite other problems with their API we haven't experienced downtime
    * They seem to have fairly good international coverage
    * They've improved a lot since we started working with them (mid 2017).

    Cons

    * They're deliverability doesn't seem to be as good as other services like Twilio
    * The support is generally very ill-informed and patronising
    * We've waited ages for responses to fairly simple questions
    * Their API occasionally gives unexpected responses with no plausible explanation
    * They lack (or lacked last time we checked) important feature such as getting the cost of the message you've just sent.

    Response from MessageBird

    Hi Samuel,

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We take all responses (whether good or bad) very seriously so we can improve our overall service from this. We'd love to see if we can still connect with you directly to elaborate on your feedback. If you'd be open to this, please let us know and we'll connect with you via email.

    Best from Amsterdam,
    Alex Dorweiler
    Head of Support @ MessageBird

    Scott C.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Industrial Automation
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent customer support! Great developers

    Reviewed on 2018/11/20

    We have only had a good experience with messagebird. The software is always getting better and...

    We have only had a good experience with messagebird. The software is always getting better and their customer support is unmatched. We will continue to use them and have no desire to look for another provider.

    Pros

    I like the documentation and how easy it is to integrate messagebird into any project. We use the service as part of an alarming system for IoT monitoring. The only issues we have ever faced were caused by us, and the wonderful support at messagebird has helped us out many times.

    Cons

    The only cons are with from carrier restrictions in the united states and not from messagebird.

    Sajith tharaka P.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    100% Deliverable

    Reviewed on 2018/11/21

    Pros

    With comparing to other providers, SMS delivery accurate is very high. All SMS will be deliverred to my customers. And easy to use everything with userfriendly dashboard.

    Cons

    No instant funds add option. Every paypal payments will be approved manually by staff. But within 1-2 days payment will be approved. It is better if you can set it instant.

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    MessageBird offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$10,00/one-time
    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Pay-as-you-go. Subscriptions (coming soon)

    MessageBird has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

    MessageBird supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    MessageBird supports the following devices:

    MessageBird integrates with the following applications:

    Adobe Commerce, IFTTT, Smooch, Tray.io, Zapier, Zendesk

    MessageBird offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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