SMS stands for Short Message Service or SMS P2P (Peer-to-Peer). It is a way to send text messages from one mobile phone to another, or from a computer to a mobile phone and in this case there are no need for APIs in between. The recipient of an SMS message does not need to be connected to the internet in order to receive the message.
There are major differences between P2P SMS and SMS messages that are sent through an SMS gateway. For example, P2P SMS messages are typically limited to 160 characters in length, while messages sent through an SMS gateway may be longer and broken into parts depending on the device in use. Additionally, P2P SMS messages are typically delivered more quickly than messages sent through an SMS gateway, as they do not need to pass through additional intermediaries.
Features of SMS
Here are some common use cases for SMS:
Many websites and online services use SMS to send a code to a user's mobile phone as a way to verify their identity when logging in or completing a transaction.
Marketing and customer service
Businesses preferably use SMS to send promotional messages or updates to their customers. SMS can also be used to handle customer inquiries and provide support.
SMS can be used to send reminders about upcoming appointments or events. This can be helpful for individuals who have busy schedules and may need a reminder to show up for an appointment.
Alerts and notifications
SMS can be used to send alerts about bank transactions, weather emergencies, traffic updates, and other important information.
SMS can be used to send a message to a group of people, making it a useful tool for organizations and groups to communicate with their members.
SMS can be an affordable way for people to communicate with each other internationally, since it does not require an internet connection.