Message » Send

Sends a text or unicode message.

Base URL

All requests to TheTexting must be submitted to the base URL. TheTexting provides you with an option of a response as a JSON object, or an XML string - you get to choose which response by selecting the appropriate base URL for your request.

JSON end point

XML end point

HTTP Methods

All requests are submitted through the HTTP POST or GET method using UTF-8 encoding and URL encoded values.

Expected "Content-Type" for POST is "application/x-www-form-urlencoded", however we also support "application/json", "application/jsonrequest", "application/x-javascript", "text/json", "text/javascript", "text/x-javascript", "text/x-json" when posting parameters as a JSON object.


All requests require your API credentials (api_key & api_secret), which you can find under "API Settings" in TheTexting Dashboard.

Parameter Description
api_key Required. Your API Key. Ex: api_key=2f0ihf5656lfu03jl
api_secret Required. Your API Secret. Ex: api_secret=cluol3434qwfc0lg
from Required (Paid) / Optional (Trial). For Paid Account: The number that has been purchased and associated to your account.
For Trial Account: Either skip this parameter, or use 'test' or 'sandbox' and your message will be sent using a shared number.
to Required. Mobile number in international format, and one recipient per request. Ex: to=17327572923 when sending to CA (USA).
text Required. Body of the text message (with a maximum length of 3200 characters), UTF-8 and URL encoded value.
type Optional. This can be omitted for text (default), but is required when sending a Unicode message (unicode) message.

Sample URL

JSON Response (Success)

   "Response": {
      "message_id": "10011",
      "message_count": 1,
      "price": 0.0055
   "ErrorMessage": "",
   "Status": 0

XML Response (Success)

<TheTexting xmlns:i="">

JSON Response (Failure)

"Response": null,
"ErrorMessage": "Parameters Missing",
"Status": 2

XML Response (Failure)

<TheTexting xmlns:i="">
<ErrorMessage>Parameters Missing</ErrorMessage>
<Response i:nil="true"/>

Respond Codes

Code Meaning
0 Request is successful
1 Request has failed.
2 Parameters are missing.
3 Credentials are invalid.
4 Parameters are invalid.
5 Result has returned empty.
6 Status is invalid.

Callback Response

If you have set delivery callback URL in your profile, we will send you the following parameters.

Parameter Description
msgid TheTexting message ID for this message.
message-timestamp Date & Time when this message was sent.
status Status of the message. Either 'sent','delivered','rejected' or 'failed'.
cost Cost of the message.