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Anyone used a good free SMS service that can be used in a MVP for testing?

All,

We wanted to test some consumer behavior for an experiment over mobile by sharing an invitation only opt-in mobile web page for some MVP testing. Are there any free SMS services out there that you may have used that offer an API to send out text messages? We are looking for something really simple.

Google search comes up with many and its hard to know the good and the bad ones.

Thank you and appreciate any guidance,
Ajay
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ajaybam

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Zvi Epner
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Zvi Epner Entrepreneur
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Twilio
Nikhil Singhal
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Nikhil Singhal Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Try AT&T developer services. Simple, free and backed by massive network directly
Michael Barnathan
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Michael Barnathan Entrepreneur • Advisor
Co-Founder of The Mountaintop Program, Google Alum
Twilio's the biggest. Not free, but cheap ($0.0075 per text message, IIRC) and easy to customize.
Kristin Austin
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Hello, I'm trialling a new way of dealing with my emails to allow me to better focus on delivering great client marketing and communication campaigns. As such I'm endeavouring to check my emails only 3x a day. Around 8am, 12.30 and 4pm. If your email is super-dooper urgent, please mark it urgent and I will be sent an SMS notifying me. Alternatively, you can call me and I will return your call as soon as I'm able. Regards, Kristin. https://awayfind.com/kaustin -- Opt out of future auto-replies: http://orchant.awayfind.com/oo?h=a22a5f62&e=a13e4828
Andrew Jaeger
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Andrew Jaeger Entrepreneur
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I would also like to recommend Twilio, by far the easiest API to integrate and as long as youre not sending out many messages basically free
Ben Sweat
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Ben Sweat Entrepreneur
Director, Product at Idealab
I believe textmarks does this. I know the founder there.
Bill Korbecki
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Bill Korbecki Advisor
Lead Mobile Architect at HighGround, Inc.
I agree with several of the comments above. We've used Twilio in the past (in conjunction with Parse.com), which work extremely well.
David Benoit
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David Benoit Entrepreneur
CTO at GoInterpay
Use twilio. The trial accounts are free, and the paid accounts are not a lot of investment for an MVP if you want a cleaner message.
Sal Matteis
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Sal Matteis Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Twilio is by far the best option. It won't cost you much for a while until you get to greater volumes. Sent from my iPhone
Bhavyan Mehta
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We are using Twilio for our MVP product and it is working great. Not that expensive as of now. But just curious, are there any better services out there which would be cheaper when the volume of text and voice really grows.
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