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Subject:Can we use the "Free Plan" api keys...
Summary:Good Article
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Author:Lingaraju Purushotham
Date:2015-12-09 07:38:56
 

 


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Lingaraju Purushotham - 2015-12-09 07:38:56
I read the complete article, and it is very informative. However, i would like to know that can we use the "Free Plan" version of numverify in produciton website? Also please suggest if there is any article that gives the provision to send the message/SMS to valid phone numbers.

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Dave Smith - 2015-12-09 08:12:42 - In reply to message 1 from Lingaraju Purushotham
The free plan comes with 250 API request per month, so as long you keep your requests under that, there is nothing stopping you from using it in production.

Aside from additional API calls, the other advantage to a premium plan is the ability to use a secure connection to keep your users phone number from being sent over the web in plain text.

You will have to decide if it is worth $10 a month or not for up to 5,000 encrypted api calls.

You need to be able to broadcast the sms to send the verification to the phone. There are a lot of services out there, and plenty of packages here on phpClasses that support them. Just do a search for sms.

I don't know if any of them provide free monthly sms, maybe somebody else has experience with the free services. All my clients use paid services.

Dave

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Dave Smith - 2015-12-09 08:39:56 - In reply to message 2 from Dave Smith
Was doing a little research and found something very interesting, the SNPP (simple network paging protocol) which apparently most major carriers support.

The problem in the past with using it has been that your user had to let you know who their carrier is. The numverify API resolves the phone number to the carrier, which eliminates this problem.

The SNPP allows you to send a text message directly through the carriers web site, for free. When I get some time, I will look into developing this further.

Dave

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Dave Smith - 2015-12-10 03:23:57 - In reply to message 3 from Dave Smith
Looks like SMPP is the latest protocol for peer to peer messaging and there is already a class here...

phpclasses.org/smppclass

Dave

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Lingaraju Purushotham - 2015-12-10 06:22:09 - In reply to message 4 from Dave Smith
Thanks for spending time and replying back to my comments.