Top 9 Twilio alternatives

Last updated: April 25, 2018
Twilio
Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use - no contracts, no shenanigans.
The best Twilio alternatives:


Plivo


Global SMS & Voice calls for businesses of all sizes. Build your business on the most reliable global communications backbone. Everything you need to create powerful Voice & SMS apps

Nexmo


Nexmo is a simple API to push SMS at wholesale rates with high deliverability. Reach over 4 billion mobiles in more than 200 countries. Direct-to-carrier network and Adaptive Routing technology deliver low latency and consistent performance for any message or voice call. Our global network, backed by local country connectors, ensures reach to any phone while keeping your business compliant.

Google Voice


Google Voice is an alternative telecommunications service. The service is configured and maintained by the user in a web-based application, styled after Google's e-mail service, Gmail. Google Voice currently provides free PC-to-PC voice and video calling worldwide between users of the Google Voice and Video Chat browser plugin

Tropo


Cloud API for Voice and SMS. You can build robust automated Text Messaging (SMS) applications with Tropo to send and receive text messages to mobile devices all over the world.

Amazon SNS


Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a push messaging service that makes it simple & cost-effective to push to mobile devices & distributed services.

RingCentral


Complete cloud-based phone system for your business. Power your business with comprehensive outbound voice and fax. Your complete all-inclusive phone system. Easy to manage. Instant setup. Unlike most alternatives it provides HD video meetings. Optimize your business communications with enterprise-class voice, fax, text, mobile apps, call handling and BYOD capability. Your phone system seamlessly, integrates with Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

Clickatell


Clickatell enables application developers to mobile message-enable their application for global bulk SMS delivery via our highly reliable SMS Gateway. Reach any customer on any mobile phone, anywhere, today

Skype


Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype alternative for enterprise is called Skype for Business. Secure Skype alternatives are Signal and Telegram.