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Tyr SMS Gateway

UK SMS gateway for A2P bulk SMS and other applications. Multiple SMS APIs.

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SMS gateway platform for A2P, P2A, bulk, wholesale, business, text marketing and other applications to UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and other countries.

Categories: Conversational Messaging Text Marketing Messaging IoT Bulk SMS Confirmations Reminders Notifications 

Global SMS gateway for reliable and technically rich capability to send and receive A2P and P2A SMS between applications and mobiles using SMS APIs that include SMPP v5 (v3.3 and v3.4 also supported), SMTP (email to SMS / SMS to email), SIP and secure HTTP REST. Coverage highlights of the Tyr SMS Gateway include UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

A2P (application-to-person) messaging is the sending of SMS messages for delivery to mobiles. It is a quick method for conveying a message to a broad audience, or a single message to an individual, and is used by businesses of all sizes, including media organisations, banks, retail and other enterprises for a variety of purposes. It is commonly used for time-critical alerts, reminders, OTP authentication codes, IoT/M2M and marketing but also for providing information and communication to both staff and customers.

Tyr SMS Gateway accounts are an excellent choice for sending messages to mobiles on almost any mobile network in the world. They 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 Virtual SIM Hosting (VSIM).

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 100 SMS/sec on request with single or multiple SMPP gateway binds. We recommend SMPP rather than REST when using the Tyr SMS Gateway for bulk SMS.

SMS APIs, Capacity and Capability

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 that can be equally suitable or our SMTP API (email to SMS / SMS to email) 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.

SMPP over TLS Support

SMPP over TLS is supported to secure the session between your application and the Tyr SMS Gateway.


We are a provider with SIP MESSAGE support for sending and receiving SMS.

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.

Reliable and Dependable SMS

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


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


Advanced infrastructure with mulitple APIs for customers to use.


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



The Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway service is available using the SMPP API, SMTP API, SIP MESSAGE API and the following HTTP REST SMS API:

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

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.

emailSMS >

Easily send and receive SMS text messages using email.

  • Email SMS service from your computer
  • Email-to-SMS: Send SMS to individuals, teams or groups
  • SMS-to-Email: Receive SMS from mobiles into your email inbox
  • Send a text as easily as sending an email
  • Delivery confirmation supported

webSMS >

Easily send and receive SMS text messages from your computer via the web.

  • Web SMS service from your computer
  • Send SMS to individuals, teams or groups
  • Receive SMS from mobiles into your webSMS inbox
  • Easy and quick service
  • Phonebooks
  • Distribution lists
  • Integrate with external contact databases
  • Delivery confirmation supported

Receive SMS from mobiles and two-way SMS

Enable applications to receive SMS from mobile users, as in marketing campaign engagement, and other mobile devices for IoT/M2M. Use with sending SMS to mobiles to enable two-way SMS messaging.

Virtual SIM Hosting (VSIM)

Virtual SIM Hosting 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).

SIM hosting

Virtual Mobile Numbers (VMNs)

Virtual Mobile Numbers bring high performance with low message delivery latency using Virtual Mobile Numbers. 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.

VMNs can be used to provide a local number to which mobiles from the same country can send messages for the same cost as sending a message to any other local mobile number. Mobiles from other supported networks worldwide can also send to the same number.

Coverage, Pricing and Service Support

SMS gateway coverage, pricing and services supported are shown below:

Country NetworkMT SMS (£p) VMNVSIM
United KingdomUKH3G1.2p 
United KingdomUKEE1.4p 
United KingdomUKO21.4p 
United KingdomUKVodafone1.25p 
FranceFRBouygues Telecom3.5p 
FranceFRFree Mobile3.5p 
FranceFROrange France3.5p 

Other mobile and fixed-line networks in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas are available.

SMSC Simulator

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

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.

Please refer to our legal notice regarding the supply of services. The Tyr SMS Gateway is not accepting new customers at the present time.

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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 API - email to SMS / SMS to email

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