Low cost SMS Gateway for all applications
You’re probably weighing up The SMS Works as a potential UK SMS provider.
Here’s why we hope you’ll choose us…
This is probably your most important consideration. We’ve done the hard grind to ensure that our SMS gateway withstands the rigours of the most demanding applications.
The Minimum uptime of The SMS Works gateway is 99.95%.
Brief technical overview
You need clear, concise, unambiguous documentation, with copy and paste code examples. We’ve put together just that in our
Our SMS gateway supports all languages including PHP, C#, Java, Node.js, Python and Ruby.
Straightforward authentication strategies; simple, clear method naming; standard http methods; example payloads; status message codes & error responses.
SMS Gateway API Pricing
Low and fair. Our SMS prices are amongst the lowest and you only pay for delivered messages. Failed texts are credited back to your account, so there's no wastage. (SMS prices start from just 1.45 pence + VAT per text with our credit doubling offer.) On average, our SMS credit prices are 33% lower than our competitors.
See our SMS price comparison table to see how we size up with other providers.
(This is a UK SMS gateway provider list but doesn't cover international SMS companies. It does however include most of our main competitors.)
UK SMS Routing
Our SMS service uses only tier 1, direct connections to UK mobile networks. We never use unreliable grey or international routes. SMS messages sent to UK numbers never get routed to gateways outside the UK.
SMS grey routes are notoriously unreliable, often causing texts to be delayed or not delivered at all. Read more about why you should avoid SMS grey routes.
SMS Gateway Free Trial
Of course, it goes without saying. Your free SMS account comes with 50 free text credits. Let us know if you need more. If you'd like to be able to receive replies to your texts, you can also have a 1 week free trial of a UK reply number.
The account set up will take less than a minute and we only ask for your name, company name and email. (You data is safe with us.)
You’d like support from a human if you need us. We’re here to help, whatever you query. All support requests are handled quickly and efficiently and usually within the hour.
Our job is to make integrating with our cheap SMS gateway as quick and painless as possible. We'll do all we can to make that happen. Going that little bit further to understand exactly what customers need, means we can sometimes provide useful ideas or advice.
We'll be as involved as you want us to be.
Our details are on the contacts page.
No Nasty Small Print
There’s no contract or minimum spend and you don't need a credit card to sign up. We operate a simple pay-as-you-go service with minimum fuss and hassle.
SMS credits can be purchased by credit, debit card or by bank transfer. Post pay arrangements can be arranged in advance. SMS credits do not expire.
To give The SMS Works a quick spin, set up your free SMS test account now. Let us know how you get on. Any queries, we’re here to help.
We’re here to be tested
Choosing the best SMS Gateway provider is something you’ll be keen to get right. It’s a decision you’re going to live with for years potentially.
The easiest way to see if we’re the right SMS company for you is to test us.
Open a free SMS account today and you’ll receive 50 free text credits for testing. If this isn’t enough, let us know and we’ll happily add as many as you need.
We’re here to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to being put through our paces.
Have you found a UK SMS Provider at a lower cost?
It’s unlikely, but possible. There are dozens of UK SMS companies and some of them have special offers for new customers that disappear after you've made your first purchase.
It's a good idea to make sure that the price you're being offered will stand the test of time.
If you have found a lower SMS cost and the company is offering the same high quality tier one routing, we’d be more than happy to match it and in many cases beat it.
Bear in mind that our delivered-only pricing represents a significant saving over most other SMS gateway UK providers.
Also, we offer a free sms gateway, you only pay for text credits. There's no charge for for accessing our platform. In most case we also offer a free reply number, so overal we think we've put together an beateable package.
What is an SMS gateway?
An SMS gateway service simply allows a computer system website or app to send and receive SMS text messages to mobile handsets via global mobile networks.
In the past, SMS gateways used to be actual physical bits of hardware, with individual sim cards linking to mobile networks themselves.
These days the connection is usually via an SMPP interface either directly to the mobile phone network of via one of several SMS aggregators.
The term means exactly the same as SMS API but for some reason, the use of the term SMS gateway persists.
We may never know why!