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A2P Messaging next icon

A2P stands for Application to Person messaging. These are messages that are sent from an application to a person, for example One Time Passwords, bank alerts or booking confirmations by means of API or Web App.

AI Chatbot next icon

An AI chatbot is a piece of software that interacts with a human through written language. It is often embedded in web pages or other digital applications to answer customer inquiries without the need for human agents, thus providing affordable effortless customer service.

Alphanumeric Sender ID next icon

The sender ID refers to the "from", so who has sent the message. This can be alpha (containing characters and numbers), numeric (only numbers) or a numeric short code.

API next icon

An API, or Application Programming Interface, makes the functions of a computer program available to another computer program. APIs operate in the background of software applications and are invisible to users.


Campaigns next icon

Within the Mobile Marketing Cloud, you'll find's Campaigns: the perfect tool to build and manage your mobile SMS campaigns, both manually and automated.

Carrier Billing next icon

Direct Carrier Billing is an online payment method which allows users to make a purchase by charging payments to their mobile phone bill. Carrier Billing is available for all consumers with a mobile device containing a SIM card.

Conversational AI next icon

Conversational AI (artificial intelligence) technology enables computers to engage in natural-sounding text conversations with customers. When chatbot interactions seem natural, consumers feel like they are having an organic social interaction.

CPaaS next icon

CPaaS stands for Communications Platform as a Service. It is a cloud-based delivery platform that enables businesses to add real-time Communication Channels (SMS, Voice, and Conversational Channels) to their applications with the use of APIs.

Customer Service Chatbot next icon

A customer service chatbot can automatically respond to different queries and use connected databases to find the answer to more complex questions. With the right data, the bot can be very personal. It can adapt the answers based on the customer, context, and intent.

Customer Service Software next icon

Customer service software is the program or platform a business uses to manage its customer service channels. The best customer service software helps brands manage, prioritize, and handle requests and complaints from customers - from any location, at any time, via the customer’s preferred channel.


Dedicated Short Code next icon

A dedicated short code is used to enable companies to send messages with a specific short code dedicated only for their business and enabling response for the end user to that same number (Sender ID).

Digital Signature next icon

A digital signature guarantees that an electronic document is authentic. It is an encrypted digital code appended to an electronic document to verify that it was created by a known source and has not been altered.

Direct Dial In (DDI) next icon

Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Direct Dial In (DDI) is a service of a local phone company or local exchange carrier that provides a block of telephone numbers for calling into a company’s private branch (PBX) or IP telephony system.

DLR next icon

A DLR refers to a status of a sent message. Once the message has been received (or not) within the 48-hour retry range, the sender (company or aggregator) receives a Delivery Status Report with detailed information about the processed message.

DTMF tones next icon

Dual Tone Multi Frequency is a method often used in IVR systems to choose menu items or enter codes. DTMF is widely used for telecommunication signalling over analog telephone lines in voice-frequency bands, and is used in push-button telephones for tone dialling.


Electronic Signature next icon

An electronic signature, also known as an e-signature, is a digital version of the paper-based method of signing signatures. It allows a person to electronically add a signature to a digital contract or document, thereby removing the need for ink and paper.

Email Campaigns next icon

Within the Mobile Marketing Cloud, you'll find's Email Campaigns: the perfect tool to create and personalize emails, easily A/B-test those emails and send email campaigns in bulk.

Email to SMS next icon

Mail SMS is an email to SMS app that converts standard emails into text messages. By using your own email client, turning email into SMS is as easy as sending an email. You can use every email program to send SMS messages from your Online SMS Gateway account.

ESMEs next icon

External Short Messaging Entities or ESMEs are external applications that connect to an SMS service for sending and receiving SMS messages. Examples of ESME’s are voting systems or automated marketing messages.


Fake DLR’s next icon

Fake DLR’s are a known problem amongst aggregators. In a fake DLR, the supplier of a connection falsely reports a successful delivery to an end-user device. This results in loss of money, because companies pay for messages that are never delivered on a handset.

FAQ Chatbot next icon

A FAQ chatbot can be used to automate answers to some of the more common questions your organization may be asked. These types of questions can be a huge drain on your customer service team and often involve repetitive, copy & paste answers that are more easily and efficiently managed by a machine.


GDPR next icon

The General Data Protection Regulation is a EU-regulation that prescribes what precautionary measures companies must take to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches, including how to handle breach notifications.

General Admission Ticketing next icon

General Admission Ticketing simply refers to the act of allocating tickets for events with no assigned seat or specific area. Often referred to as ‘standing tickets’, event organizers are likely to make use of General Admission Ticketing, mainly thanks to its easy “scan and go” nature.


HLR next icon

Home Location Register (HLR) is an MNO database containing all information related to a mobile subscriber’s device. uses HLR for its Number Lookup feature, allowing you to verify number information and prevent fraud.

Hybrid (Hybrid Messaging) next icon

Hybrid messaging enables you to send push messages with SMS as fall-back. Mobile messages will be sent via the cost-effective push messaging. If the receiver doesn’t have your app installed or is offline, the message is sent via SMS. This way you’ll realise the highest reach at the lowest cost.


IMSI next icon

International mobile subscriber identity, unique for every SIM card. The IMSI code is related to one SIM card, so even if the phone number is used again by another user, the sim card will be printed again and with that it will receive a new IMSI Code.

Internal Knowledge Base Chatbot next icon

An internal knowledge base chatbot allows you to hold a vast amount of internal company information in one place. This single source of truth is oftentimes based on the input of your customer-facing chatbot and will be optimized continuously by experts and customer service agents.


JSON next icon

JSON or JavaScript Object Notation is a standard text-based format for representing structured data based on JavaScript object syntax.


Live Event Chatbot next icon

A live event chatbot allows customers to get quick answers to their questions before, during, and after a live event. Moreover, it can enhance the experience of your visitors. Offer support, exclusive content, deals, entertainment, or notifications to not miss out on must-sees at the event.

Long Code (Long Number) next icon

A Long Code or Long Number is a standard-length (10-digits) virtual phone number that can be used by businesses to send and receive SMS and MMS messages, or to make and receive voice calls. They are cheaper to use than short codes.


Marketing Automation next icon

Marketing automation refers to the use of software and technology to automate and enhance marketing activities, such as email campaigns, SMS campaigns, social media ad campaigns, chatbot conversations, tracking, A/B testing, and more.

MCCMNC next icon

The dedicated code with which particular mobile operators are identified.

MNO next icon

Mobile Network Operators such as Vodafone, China Mobile and Airtel.

MNP next icon

MNP stands for Mobile number portability. A phone number registered on one network, moves the same number service to another Network (T-mobile to Vodafone NL). During the transferring process, the end user gets a new SIM card printed containing an IMSI code from the new network.

Mobile Commerce next icon

Mobile commerce (also known as mcommerce or m-commerce) refers to shopping, banking, or making payments online through mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Mobile commerce is the new form of ecommerce (electronic commerce), which refers to sales transactions conducted online via the internet.

Mobile Marketing Cloud next icon's Mobile Marketing Cloud is an omnichannel customer engagement solution build for B2C marketers. It's the only solution that includes all mobile messaging channels like WhatsApp. This empowers marketers to create superior customer experiences that increase conversion rates and sales.

Mobile Originated (MO) next icon

Mobile communication where the message is sent from an end user to an application.

Mobile Terminated (MT) next icon

Mobile communications where the message is sent from an application to an end user.

MSISDN next icon

The Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number is a number used to identify mobile subscribers, and maps the mobile telephone number to a SIM card in a mobile phone.


Number Verifier next icon

An HLR based solution to help you optimise routing, to clean up a database of numbers for improved accuracy or to prevent ATM card cloning fraud.

Numeric Sender ID next icon

These sender IDs consist of solely numeric characters.


Omnichannel Marketing next icon

Omnichannel marketing is the integration and cooperation of the various channels that an organization uses to interact with consumers, with the goal of creating a consistent brand experience and interacting with consumers in a seamless way.

One Time Password next icon

A One Time Password or OTP is a string of characters or numbers automatically generated to be used for one single login attempt. One Time Passwords will minimize the risk of fraudulent login attempts and thus the risk of stolen data.

Online Identification next icon

Online identification refers to any bit of information associated with a specific individual found on the internet. While online identification is most often connected with entire personal accounts, such as banking profiles, it can consist of any personally identifiable information.

OTT next icon

OTT or Over The Top refers to third party content that is sent directly to the end user, where the ISP facilitates the transport of the IP packets. Examples are Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime.


P2P Messaging next icon

Person to Person Messaging is SMS messaging between two people, including traffic that connects two people through an API. P2P messaging is used for, amongst others, customer care or order delivery messages.

Payment Service Provider next icon

A payment service provider (PSP) refers to a third-party solution that enables businesses to accept a variety of online payment methods by connecting them to the broader financial system. 

Push Notification next icon

Push notifications are brief alerts triggered by an application. They are an effective way to communicate important information to customers. You can still deliver push notifications, even when the customer doesn’t have your app open.


Returns & Where Is My Order (WISMO) Chatbots next icon

Returns and WISMO chatbots allow customers to easily self-serve and find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The process enables customers to seamlessly and quickly handle the laborious task of returning items or tracking orders without the need to speak to a human service agent.


SDK next icon

A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a collection of tools that allow you to build your own software with implemented

Send/Receive apps next icon

This is an easy to use web app to send SMS/Hybrid messages to individuals or lists, and allow them to send replies.

Short Code next icon

A short code is a specialized 5 or 6-digit number ideal for marketing campaigns, lead generation, and promotions where you want people to easily remember your number. Short codes are used for sending and receiving SMS (and MMS) messages to mobile phones.

SIM next icon

The Subscriber Identity Module presents the SIM card used to enable communication over a telecommunication network for a device (smartphone, tablet, etc.)

SIP Trunk next icon

SIP trunking is a type of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that lets businesses make calls over a data connection rather than a traditional phone line.

SMS Gateway next icon

CM's SMS Gateway enables you to send text messages to mobile phones all around the world. To integrate this functionality into your application, you (or your developers) should implement communication with our API.

SMSC next icon

The SMS Center, usually the end party, that delivered the message to the handset.


Texter next icon

An SMS test tool which lets SMS aggregators, MNO`s and MVNO`s check the quality of SMS routes, using live nodes, limiting the risk of whitelisting and grey routes.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) next icon

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a technology that provides the identification of users by means of the combination of two different components. In other words, 2FA adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in.

Two-way Messaging next icon

Enable replies so you can receive SMS message from your users via short codes, or long numbers. You can set automated actions for each message.


Virtual Phone Number next icon

Virtual phone numbers are not directly terminated, but rather forwarded to another number. With a Virtual phone number you can have a Dutch number which forwards to a US one, so a US company has a "virtual" number in the Netherlands.

Voice API next icon

With a Voice API, any developer can create and maintain call flows. You won’t need to integrate voice systems yourself to build IVR applications.

Voice Notification API next icon

This voice API converts text to speech and is much used for notifications and Two-factor Authentication. Voice notification is available through API and our platform and consists of notifications (call, play and hang up), OTP and Get DTMF apps.

Voice Wizard next icon

The CM Webtool to create simple IVR Inbound campaigns. Upload and sort voice prompts, design scenarios and get reporting.

Voicebot next icon

A voicebot is a conversational agent that uses artificial intelligence and natural language understanding (NLU) to interpret the intent and meaning in the speech of its conversational partner. We also refer to this technology as 'Conversational IVR'.

VOIP next icon

VOIP, or Voice over IP, an IP network like the internet is used to transfer speech. This enables you to connect speech and data.


Web app next icon

Besides API and SDK integration, CM offers most products as web apps as well. By using the web apps on our platform, you’ll gain easy access to all CM’s products for messaging, payments, voice and authentication.

Whitelisting next icon

Testing SMS routes with the same numbers, as done with SIM boxes, results in Whitelisting. This means that algorithms will determine these numbers as priority numbers. Whitelisting of mobile numbers gives a distorted view of messaging delivery rates and route quality.

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