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Send SMS with REST

Sending SMS with the REST API
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REST (REpresentational State Transfer) uses the HTTP protocol (HTTPS) for conveying SMS operations. A REST account can easily be obtained for using the Tyr SMS Gateway. REST uses JSON to carry the parameters that relate to the REST operation that you are performing.

There are a number of different languages that can be used for sending and receiving SMS. Languages included in our tutorials that can be used for sending SMS with REST are:

REST API requirements and resources

In addition to the requirements of the chosen language, the following are required to send SMS with REST:

  • REST API Key - API key for the REST SMS API of the Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway

Other APIs covered in our tutorials that can be used for sending and receiving SMS include: SMPP


Whether it is REST or another API, you can send SMS and receive SMS between applications and mobiles for a wide range of uses with a number of our services. Please consider using our Messaging, SMS gateway and Bulk SMS solutions.

If you are interested in testing your application's SMS support and are using the SMPP protocol, then we recommend that you take a look at the Melrose Labs SMSC Simulator service that can simulate SMS message delivery to mobiles (MT SMS) and simulate SMS messages from mobiles (MO SMS). The SMSC Simulator supports SMPP v3.3, v3.4 and v5, and has a high degree of SMPP protocol conformance. Later in 2020 we will be providing access to the Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway for A2P, P2A, bulk, wholesale and business SMS, and for text marketing and other applications. The Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway will support REST and SMPP APIs.

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