Two-Way Messaging

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Receiving Text Messages to Your Virtual Number

 

Two-Way Text Messaging allows you to interact with the people receiving messages from your automated systems.

This is highly useful for one-question polls, get status updates, register to events, etc.

You can either use a dedicated number or a TeleMessage system number.

  1. Purchase your unique mobile number.

    This is included in our $99/month plan. Or Contact us to purchase a number.

    Or use a FREE shared number

  2. In your SMS settings, configure to get “Replies to Outbound Messages” > “Use a system allocated number (or my personal short/long code). Recipients will be able to reply to these messages, and replies will appear in my Inbox.”

     

  3. Configure to get replies and incoming messages routed to:

    • An external URL API – use our forwarding and routing rules. See images below.
    • You can add an “auto reply” message for people texting you.
    • You can also view/get messages in our web portal.


  4. You can configure a fixed URL (for replies and Incoming) in your forwarding preferences as explained above.
    Additionally, the fixed URL should accept inbound HTTP Post requests.
    First time users with a new domain will need to be whitelisted. Please contact support@telemessage.com or your account manager with your IP address.
  5. Example for the XML structure for incoming and replies  you will receive to the URL you set – XML structure of incoming messages
  6. Example for XML structure for incoming and replies that contains attachments –  receive responses in XML format.
  7. For statuses you can contact us to set fixed URL in your account  (Please contact support@telemessage.com or your account manager with your URL). You can also change the URL address for each message using this XML structure –request for push status.