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PHLO

  • How to forward messages to Plivo numbers using PHLO?

    This guide will break down the steps you need to take to forward a message received to your Plivo phone number using PHLO.

    • Create a PHLO to forward incoming SMS using the Send SMS node as shown below:

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    • Rename the node to Forward_SMS. You can rename the nodes as per your requirements. We are using specific names in this example to help you understand the different nodes and their place in the process.
    • Next, configure the Send SMS node to configure the From and To numbers. There are two ways of setting up the From field:
      1. {{Start.sms.from}} (dynamic)
      2. A valid number (static)

    Note: When you set the From field as {{Start.sms.from}}, this attribute takes the actual source from the message that was received on the Plivo number. However, if the source is a shortcode that is not rented in your account, forwarding the SMS to your handset will fail. To receive a message on the handset from a shortcode, it must be rented to your Plivo Account.

    • The SMS Message can be static or dynamic. In this example, we will use the dynamic approach in the Message field.
    • Click Validate to save the configurations for the node.
    • After you complete the configurations, click Save. You can attach the PHLO to any SMS-enabled Plivo number to test it out.

    Note: Using a Plivo number in the From field is recommended for this use-case irrespective of the source number.

  • How do I set up an auto-responder for inbound SMS?

    Follow these steps to set up an auto-response to your inbound SMS messages. 

    • Connect a send SMS node to 'Incoming SMS' in the start node.
    • Send the following SMS config: From- {{Start.call.to}} and To- {{Start.call.from}}.
    • Write the text you would like to send in the message field.

    For more detailed configuration, please refer to our guide.

  • How do I receive message details for an outbound SMS?

    The event callbacks option is available under the “Send SMS” component. It can be added to the URL with reference to the required message state. We have the following options available: sent, delivered, failed, undelivered and queued. These states can be chosen individually alongside the callback URL. Please see the image below for more information.