You can start sending and receiving messages by registering for a FREE account.

How do I send a message?

  • Register for a FREE account
  • Generate an API key. This will be used as an authorization token for all the send message requests sent to our API.
  • Following our quick start tutorials which contain actual scripts that will send messages to our API. We currently have examples in PHP, Java, C#, Ruby, Python and Node.js
  • That's it. You do not need to contact us, sign a contract or pay for using the website.

How do I receive delivery reports?

  • Submit a callback URL in your SMS dashboard.
  • We then update the delivery status information using POST requests made to that page.
  • To see how it actually works, please see here Delivery reports

How do I fetch messages?


How do I receive the subscription notification?

  • This is the notification sent by the Telco once a user subscribes to a service.
  • For you to receive notifications, please follow our start tutorials.

How do I receive a message?

  • Register for a FREE account
  • Request and acquire a short code or keyword
  • Submit a callback URL pointing to your application ­https://account.africastalking.com/sms/inboxcallback .Please note that your application should be hosted on line.

How do I send a subscription message?

  • Register for a FREE account
  • Request and acquire a short code or keyword
  • Follow our quick start tutorials on sending messages. ­http://docs.africastalking.com/sms/sending . Please note that the messages are sent only toyour subscribers

How do I receive an on demand message

  • Submit a callback url pointing to your online hosted application ­https://account.africastalking.com/sms/inboxcallback
  • Follow our quick start tutorials on receiving messages ­http://docs.africastalking.com/sms/callback Take special note of the linkId parameter and use this parameter when replying to the client.