Deprecated - please use the JSON API instead.

Receiving status reports by HTTP push

Status reports can be routed back to you via HTTP. HTTP GET is used, and all data are sent as simple query parameters.

You can nominate (in your Profile) whatever URL you wish the status reports to be sent to, e.g.:


(yes, please do include a password for use with your receiving script).

You may also want to consider receiving reports on a non-standard port, in an attempt to bypass any transparent proxies between our server and yours, e.g.:


Your script is expected to do only one thing reliably: to return at least one character in its output (and of course, not to return an HTTP error code, or a redirect, or anything else other than a 200 response). If your script detects some unexpected input, such as a message id which your system does not know about, or thinks it should not know about, please rather log the fact and return a 200 status, than return a 500 status code which will force us to resubmit the report to you unnecessarily.

If any error occurs during relaying a report to you, such as a network timeout, or your web server returning an HTTP error code, we will attempt to resend the report to you at the following intervals: after 60 minutes, again after another 3 hours, and again after another 12 hours (for a total of 16 hours of retries). Thereafter, the report will not be resent.

Query parameters sent to you:

parameter description
msisdn the number that the original message was sent to.
batch_id the id which would have been returned to you if you submitted the message via the send_batch API call, or the send_sms (>= version 2.0) call.
status an integer status code for the message.
completed_time time that message delivery was completed (only available for some networks). If delivery was successful, this is the time that the message reached the mobile. If not available, the parameter will not be sent at all. The format is yy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss (24 hour clock). The time zone is set to GMT+2.
source_id your own source_id that you may optionally have submitted in the original message. Use in combination with batch_id if your list of recipients was not unique (e.g. if using send_batch) If not available, the parameter will not be sent at all.
unique_id this integer ID must be used to eliminate possible duplicate submissions reaching you, if such duplicates would be problematic for you. Such duplicates can for instance be caused by network congestion, or by your server being slow to return a response. This parameter is always sent.

Any other query parameters that are sent should be ignored.

Possible values for status are:

status description
11 Delivered to mobile
22 Internal fatal error
23 Authentication failure
24 Data validation failed
25 You do not have sufficient credits
26 Upstream credits not available
27 You have exceeded your daily quota
28 Upstream quota exceeded
29 Message sending cancelled
31 Unroutable
32 Blocked (probably because of a recipient’s complaint against you)
33 Failed: censored
50 Delivery failed - generic failure
51 Delivery to phone failed
52 Delivery to network failed
53 Message expired
54 Failed on remote network
55 Failed: remotely blocked (variety of reasons)
56 Failed: remotely censored (typically due to content of message)
57 Failed due to fault on handset (e.g. SIM full)
64 Queued for retry after temporary failure delivering, due to fault on handset (transient)
70 Unknown upstream status

If you receive a report with a status code not listed above, please let us know.