Depending on your country, you may be able to try Twilio’s Global SMS service without upgrading your Twilio account. With a Twilio trial account, you may only send SMS messages to SMS-enabled phone numbers which you have verified.
Setting up Twilio’s Global SMS for your trial account
If the country you want to send SMS messages to is listed on the SMS Geo Permissions page, you won’t need to upgrade. You can get started by following these steps:
- Be sure that your trial phone number is a SMS-enabled phone number. Currently, these are the only phone numbers capable of sending Global SMS. If you picked a number from another country during signup, or you signed up without getting a number, please contact Twilio support and we’ll be happy to help.
- Check the box next to the country you want to send messages to on the the SMS Geo Permissions page.
- Add the phone number where you will be sending SMS messages by going to the Verified Caller IDs page.
- You are ready to send SMS messages! You may want to start by using the API Explorer to send your first test message.
The country I want to send messages to isn’t listed!
If the country you want to send SMS messages to is not listed on the Voice International Permissions page, you will need to upgrade your Twilio account. Here is a list countries where we accept credit card payment from. Please contact Twilio support if you have any questions.