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More than 70,000 customers rely on Plivo to deliver better customer communications at much lower costs.

Nexmo Alternative | The Best Alternative to Nexmo | Plivo

For almost five years, we’ve relied on Plivo for high-quality global calls with customers. Their reliability and ease of use helps us provide fast,uninterrupted service to our customers.

Eden Amirav, CEO and Co-founder - Lending Express

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Why Choose Plivo?
Best-in-class SMS and Voice APIs. Easy to integrate. Best price.
Best SMS delivery rates

Best SMS delivery rates

We connect directly with carriers and local networks to provide quick and consistent delivery of your SMS messages to 190+ countries.

Familiar APIs to build with

Familiar APIs to build with

Build quickly and scale rapidly without relearning the APIs. Work with familiar APIs and XML code to integrate seamlessly.

25% cost savings

25% cost savings

Simple, transparent, pay-as-you-go pricing. Our customers save up to 25% by paying only for volume and not for technical support, storage, call recording, or any other hidden fees.

Reliable voice infrastructure

Reliable voice infrastructure

Our geo-distributed PoPs, in-country carrier connections, and intelligent routing ensure low latency on your calls to any destination in the world.

25% — That's how much our customers save!
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FeaturesPlivoNexmo *Savings
Phone Numbers
SMS — Text Messages
Outbound SMS$0.0050/sms$0.0075/sms33%
Inbound SMSFreeFree-
Phone Numbers
Outbound Voice$0.0120/min$0.0153/min21%
Inbound Voice$0.0085/min$0.0054/min-
Call Recording and StorageFree$500/month100%
Phone Numbers
Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Numbers$1.00/month$2.11/month52%
Local Phone Numbers$0.80/month$1.08/month26%
SMS rates are per message. Voice call rates are per minute.
* Public list pricing for US as on May 10, 2019.
The Plivo Difference
Higher quality. Reliable Infrastructure.
  • Global Delivery Network
    We partner with multiple Tier 1 and local carriers for every destination across 190+ countries to provide a robust network with global reach.
  • Predictable SMS Delivery
    Adaptive SMS routing, intelligent carrier-based message queueing, number pooling, and internal optimizations for US toll-free and local SMS ensure over 99% delivery of your messages across our network.
  • Ease of Integration and Scaling
    Integrate Plivo quickly by working with familiar APIs and XML code or by using PHLO. Easily fix integration issues using advanced debugging tools. Scale your traffic without worrying about limits on SMS requests.
The Plivo Difference
The Plivo Difference
  • Low-Latency Network
    Our infrastructure provides low latency on calls throughout our network through in-country carrier partnerships, geo-distributed media server PoPs, and intelligent call routing.
  • Consistently High Call Quality
    Your users will experience higher call quality through our advanced media processing optimizations and support for the Opus codec in our Browser SDK.
  • Advanced Call Controls
    Build your voice applications using advanced call controls and features such as conferences, text-to-speech (powered by Amazon Polly), call recording, and answering machine detection — all at no extra cost.
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my existing Nexmo phone numbers?

You can use your existing phone numbers by porting them to Plivo without any interruption to your customers. Visit our documentation to learn more about number porting.

What's a free trial account? What do I get with it?

Trial accounts let you try Plivo services for free. We provide you with free credits to send messages, make calls, purchase phone numbers, and receive SMS messages and voice calls.

Can I send bulk SMS? What are the limits on sending SMS messages?

Plivo accepts requests to send SMS messages without any rate limits and delivers messages based on rate limits configured for your account. In the US, carriers enforce limits on SMS volume over long codes. However, you can use Plivo’s Powerpack to perform bulk messaging via long codes.

Which countries do you offer SMS and voice services in?

You can send text messages to 195+ countries and receive messages from 19 countries. You can make outbound voice calls to more than 200 countries and receive calls from 55 countries. Check out the list of supported countries for SMS and voice.

How can I get a short code?

Contact our sales team, and we’ll help you get the required carrier approvals to obtain the short code of your choice. We’ve documented some best practices for getting a short code.

Do you offer a volume discount?

Yes. Contact our sales team share your use case and the average monthly usage.

Awards and Recognition
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4.5 out of 5
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