Tyr SMS Gateway

SMS service for transactional and bulk SMS. SMPP and REST SMS APIs supported.

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Tyr SMS Gateway

Global, highly reliable and technically rich SMS gateway to send and receive SMS between applications and mobiles. Send and receive SMS using our webSMS portal and SMS APIs that include SMPP (v3.3, v3.4, v5 supported), SMTP (emailSMS: email-to-SMS and SMS-to-email), and secure HTTP REST. Coverage highlights of the Tyr SMS Gateway include UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Tyr SMS Gateway accounts can be used for sending messages to mobiles on almost any mobile network in the world. Accounts can also be used for P2A (person-to-application) SMS to receive inbound SMS from many mobile networks around the world, using Virtual Mobile Numbers (VMNs) or SIM Hosting.

Bulk SMS Accounts

A2P (application-to-person) bulk SMS messaging is the sending of large numbers of SMS messages for delivery to mobiles. A2P bulk SMS accounts provide access to an SMSC gateway for sending SMS, the capacity to handle high volumes of SMS messages and wholesale SMS pricing.

The Tyr SMS Gateway is suitable for bulk SMS, i.e. high volumes of SMS messages, as well as low volume messaging. Accounts are capable of handling up to 2000 SMS/sec on request with single or multiple SMPP gateway binds. We recommend SMPP rather than REST for bulk SMS.

Reliable and Dependable SMS

Highly redundant and available messaging infrastructure.

Our services can be depended upon to deliver your messages 24x7. The Tyr SMS Gateway infrastructure that we operate for message delivery spans multiple redundant, independent and geographically separate sites throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

In the unlikely event that one of our sites completely fails, our remaining sites will continue to provide service for all of our SMS APIs. The redundancy includes both inbound and outbound SMS.


A2P SMS for IoT/M2M, OTP, marketing and notifications to customers and staff.


Can be depended upon 24x7 for your business to send and receive SMS.


Advanced infrastructure with mulitple APIs for customers to use.


Coverage includes almost every mobile network in the world (>1000 networks).


Tyr SMS Gateway Upcoming Services

Send and receive SMS using our webSMS portal and emailSMS service. Login using your web browser, or use your email client, and quickly send a message to a single person or thousands of people. With emailSMS and webSMS you can view and reply to messages received from mobile users.

Available late 2020.

Two-Way SMS and Receiving SMS from mobiles

Enable applications to receive SMS from mobile users for marketing campaigns, receiving SMS from mobile devices for IoT/M2M, and other uses. Use with sending SMS to mobiles to enable two-way SMS messaging.

Virtual SIM Hosting

Virtual SIM Hosting (VSIM) provides a high performance method of receiving up to 200 SMS per second through a customer-supplied SIM. The mobile number of the SIM can be used to receive SMS without the restrictions of normal SIM card hosting. This service is a means of getting the performance of Virtual Mobile Numbers (VMNs) with the advantage of a national mobile number (e.g. a SIM from a mobile network in France for use with a service targeted at mobile users in France).

Read more about Virtual SIM Hosting
SIM hosting

Virtual Mobile Numbers

Virtual Mobile Numbers (VMNs) bring high performance with low delivery latency of messages from mobiles to applications. A single Virtual Mobile Number allows an application to receive incoming SMS from all supported networks worldwide. The Virtual Mobile Numbers behave in the same way as a regular mobile number, but with the benefit of significantly higher throughput (200 SMS per second) to your application.

Read more about Virtual Mobile Numbers

Coverage, Pricing and Service Support

SMS gateway coverage, pricing and services supported when using SMPP, REST and other APIs are shown below. SMS pricing for webSMS and emailSMS is listed in their respective sections.
CountryNetworkMT SMS
GBP (Local)
Algeria flagAlgeriaDZAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Angola flagAngolaAOAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Argentina flagArgentinaARAll2.4p (~£0.024)
Armenia flagArmeniaAMAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Australia flagAustraliaAUAll3.2p (~£0.032)
Austria flagAustriaATAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Bangladesh flagBangladeshBDAll5p (~£0.05)
Belgium flagBelgiumBEAll5p (~£0.05)
Benin flagBeninBJAll5p (~£0.05)
Brazil flagBrazilBRAll5p (~£0.05)
Bulgaria flagBulgariaBGAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Burkina Faso flagBurkina FasoBFAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Cameroon flagCameroonCMAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Canada flagCanadaCAAll1.8p (~£0.018)
Chile flagChileCLAll3.4p (~£0.034)
China flagChinaCNAll5p (~£0.05)
Colombia flagColombiaCOAll5p (~£0.05)
Costa Rica flagCosta RicaCRAll5p (~£0.05)
Croatia flagCroatiaHRAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Cuba flagCubaCUAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Cyprus flagCyprusCYAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Czech Republic flagCzech RepublicCZAll3.5p (~£0.035)
DR Congo flagDR CongoCDAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Denmark flagDenmarkDKAll2p (~£0.02)
Egypt flagEgyptEGAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Estona flagEstonaEEAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Ethiopia flagEthiopiaETAll1.8p (~£0.018)
Finland flagFinlandFIAll3.5p (~£0.035)
France flagFranceFRBouygues Telecom3.5p (~£0.035)
France flagFranceFRFree Mobile3.5p (~£0.035)
France flagFranceFROrange France3.5p (~£0.035)
France flagFranceFRSFR3.5p (~£0.035)
Germany flagGermanyDEE-Plus5.2p (~£0.052)
Germany flagGermanyDEMobilcom5.2p (~£0.052)
Germany flagGermanyDEO25.2p (~£0.052)
Germany flagGermanyDETelekom5.2p (~£0.052)
Germany flagGermanyDEVodafone5.2p (~£0.052)
Ghana flagGhanaGHAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Greece flagGreeceGRAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Hong Kong flagHong KongHKAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Hungary flagHungaryHUAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Iceland flagIcelandISAll3.5p (~£0.035)
India flagIndiaINAll1.8p (~£0.018)
Indonesia flagIndonesiaIDAll5p (~£0.05)
Iran flagIranIRAll6.5p (~£0.065)
Ireland flagIrelandIEAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Israel flagIsraelILAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Italy flagItalyITH3G3.5p (~£0.035)
Italy flagItalyITLycamobile3.5p (~£0.035)
Italy flagItalyITTIM3.5p (~£0.035)
Italy flagItalyITWind3.5p (~£0.035)
Italy flagItalyITVodafone3.5p (~£0.035)
Japan flagJapanJPAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Jordan flagJordanJOAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Kenya flagKenyaKEAll5p (~£0.05)
Laos flagLaosLAAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Lebanon flagLebanonLBAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Lesotho flagLesothoLSAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Lithuania flagLithuaniaLTAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Luxembourg flagLuxembourgLUAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Madagascar flagMadagascarMGAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Malawi flagMalawiMWAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Malaysia flagMalaysiaMYAll3.1p (~£0.031)
Mauritania flagMauritaniaMRAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Mauritius flagMauritiusMUAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Mexico flagMexicoMXAll5p (~£0.05)
Moldova flagMoldovaMDAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Morocco flagMoroccoMAAll5p (~£0.05)
Netherlands flagNetherlandsNLAll3.5p (~£0.035)
New Zealand flagNew ZealandNZAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Nicaragua flagNicaraguaNIAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Nigeria flagNigeriaNGAll5p (~£0.05)
Norway flagNorwayNOAll3.1p (~£0.031)
Pakistan flagPakistanPKAll5p (~£0.05)
Palestine flagPalestinePSAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Paraguay flagParaguayPYAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Peru flagPeruPEAll1.8p (~£0.018)
Philippines flagPhilippinesPHAll2.3p (~£0.023)
Poland flagPolandPLAll5p (~£0.05)
Portugal flagPortugalPTAll5p (~£0.05)
Romania flagRomaniaROAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Russia flagRussiaRUAll5p (~£0.05)
Saudi Arabia flagSaudi ArabiaSAAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Senegal flagSenegalSNAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Singapore flagSingaporeSGAll2.2p (~£0.022)
South Africa flagSouth AfricaZAAll1.8p (~£0.018)
South Korea flagSouth KoreaKRAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Spain flagSpainESMovistar3.4p (~£0.034)
Spain flagSpainESOrange3.4p (~£0.034)
Spain flagSpainESVodafone3.4p (~£0.034)
Spain flagSpainESYoigo3.4p (~£0.034)
Sri Lanka flagSri LankaLKAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Sudan flagSudanSDAll3.5p (~£0.035)
Sweden flagSwedenSEAll2.6p (~£0.026)
Switzerland flagSwitzerlandCHAll5p (~£0.05)
Thailand flagThailandTHAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Tunisia flagTunisiaTNAll5p (~£0.05)
Turkey flagTurkeyTRAll5p (~£0.05)
Ukraine flagUkraineUAAll5p (~£0.05)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) flagUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)AEAll2.1p (~£0.021)
United Kingdom flagUnited KingdomUKH3G1.4p (~£0.014)
United Kingdom flagUnited KingdomUKEE1.4p (~£0.014)
United Kingdom flagUnited KingdomUKO21.4p (~£0.014)
United Kingdom flagUnited KingdomUKVodafone1.4p (~£0.014)
United States of America (USA) flagUnited States of America (USA)USAll1.8p (~£0.018)
Venezuela flagVenezuelaVEAll4.5p (~£0.045)
Vietnam flagVietnamVNAll3.1p (~£0.031)
Yemen flagYemenYEAll2p (~£0.02)
Zambia flagZambiaZMAll4.5p (~£0.045)


The Tyr SMS Gateway has the capacity and technical capability to be used for sending high volumes of SMS messaging quickly and reliably to mobile users in a single country or worldwide. The SMPP API is well-suited to this use; however, we also provide our HTTP REST SMS API (HTTP-to-SMS) that can be equally suitable or our SMTP API (email to SMS / SMS to email / SMTP to SMS) if you prefer. Using these APIs, messages can be sent from your application or systems through your Tyr SMS Gateway account and delivered within seconds. Delivery receipts are also provided in realtime to indicate the delivery status of your messages.

Tutorials for how to programmatically send SMS can be found at the following:


The Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway service is available using the following HTTP REST SMS API:

Send an SMS message with the RESTful HTTP SMS API
Example using cURL, Node.js, Python


curl --location --request POST https://api.melroselabs.com/sms/message/ \
	--header 'x-api-key: [API_KEY]' --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
	--data-raw '{ "source": "MelroseLabs","destination": "447712345678","message": "Hello World €£$" }'


{"transactionID": "1ccead78-6550-4aac-a6b4-a4942b908659"}


var request = require('request');
var options = {
  'method': 'POST',
  'url': 'https://api.melroselabs.com/sms/message/',
  'headers': {
    'x-api-key': '[API_KEY]',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
  body: JSON.stringify({ "source": "MelroseLabs","destination": "447712345678","message": "Hello World €£$" })
request(options, function (error, response) { 
  if (error) throw new Error(error);
  console.log(response.body); // response is of type application/json


{"transactionID": "1ccead78-6550-4aac-a6b4-a4942b908659"}


import requests
import json

url = "https://api.melroselabs.com/sms/message/"
payload = {
	{ "source": "MelroseLabs","destination": "447712345678","message": "Hello World €£$" }
headers = {
  'x-api-key': '[API_KEY]',
  'Content-Type': 'application/json'

response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, data = json.dumps(payload))

# response is of type application/json


{"transactionID": "1ccead78-6550-4aac-a6b4-a4942b908659"}


$data = { "source": "MelroseLabs","destination": "447712345678","message": "Hello World €£$" }

$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://api.melroselabs.com/sms/message/",
    "x-api-key: [API_KEY]",
    "Content-Type: application/json"

$response = curl_exec($curl);


echo $response; // response is of type application/json


{"transactionID": "1ccead78-6550-4aac-a6b4-a4942b908659"}

SMS Webhook Support

When an inbound MO SMS is received from a mobile, or a delivery receipt is generated for an MT SMS to a mobile, a call can be made to your webhook to convey the event.


Use Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) to send SMS to mobiles with the highest level of control, and is suitable for low or high volumes of SMS. SMPP versions 3.3, 3.4 and 5 are supported, and TLS can be used to secure the session between your application and the Tyr SMS Gateway. We believe that for both MO and MT SMS our SMPP API of the Tyr SMS Gateway service is the most reliable, available and capable implementation available from any SMPP provider.

Our SMPP v5 reference is available to provide details on our implementation of SMPP. It is also relevant for v3.4, and to a lesser degree v3.3.

SMPP API Documentation

SMSC Simulator

Looking to test your SMS application or SMS-enabled application before connecting to a live SMS gateway or SMSC? Our SMSC Simulator service allows you to test using the SMPP protocol v3.3, v3.4 and v5. Read more about SMSC Simulator >

Tyr (pronounced like the English word “tier”; Old Norse Týr) is a Norse war god, but also the god who, more than any other, presides over matters of law and justice.

Service snapshot

  • Bulk SMS / Wholesale SMS provider
  • Worldwide coverage
  • High reliability and availability
  • Mobile Terminated (MT) SMS
  • Mobile Originated (MO) SMS - Virtual Mobile Numbers (VMNs), Virtual SIM Hosting (VSIM)
  • SMPP SMS API (v3.3, v3.4 and v5); SMPP over TLS
  • SMTP SMS API - email to SMS / SMS to email

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