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Send SMS Using PHP

By: Radha

Send SMS using PHP 

In this article, I have explained how to send an SMS from PHP to mobile phones.

Twilio API: 

Twilio is a cloud communications (IaaS) company based in San Francisco, California. It allows developers to programmatically send an SMS using its APIs. Twilio’s services are accessed over HTTP and are billed based on usage.

Step 1: 

First, we need to do is setup a free trial account in Twilio


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Step 2: 

Next, we need to create a phone number for your account from which you can send the SMS

  1. Click -> “Phone Numbers” in the navigation bar
  1. Click -> “Get a number now” link to generate your own phone number

send sms using php source code

Step 3: 

  1. Now “Click -> Get your first Twilio phone number”.

send sms using php source code

Step 4: 

Once you click “Get your first Twilio phone number”, a new pop-up window will show your Twilio Phone Number. Now, click “Choose this Number”.

how to send sms using php

Step 5: 

Next, you need to get your account SID and your authorization token.

  1. Click “Account” tab from the menu bar.

how to send sms using php

b. Once you clicked Account tab, it redirects to your account page. You can get AccountSid and AuthToken from the account page.

how to send sms using php

Step 6: 

HTML CODE:  // FileName: Index.php



Send SMS using PHP 



<form method="POST" action="SMS.php"> 

Mobile Number<input type="Text" name="Number"><br/> 

Type your Message <input type="Text" name="Message"><br/> 

<input type="Submit" value="Send SMS"> 




PHP CODE:  //FileName: SMS.php


require "twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php";  

// set your AccountSid and AuthToken from





$client = new Services_Twilio($AccountSid, $AuthToken); 

try { 



    $message = $client->account->messages->create(array( 

        "From" => "+17015440243", // Paste your phone number here(Refer Step 4) 

        "To" => $number, 

        "Body" => $msg, 


} catch (Services_Twilio_RestException $e) { 

    echo $e->getMessage(); 



Note: Twilio provides a PHP library that makes it simple to work with SMS we need to include that library files in the server. Use below link to download library files.

Download Twilio SMS Library files from here:

Step 7: Sending SMS from PHP.

how to send sms using php

Step 8: Receiving an SMS.

how to send sms using php

Step 9: How to verify Phone Number.

  1. Click “Products – > Phone numbers” in your account and it redirects to the “Phone Numbers” pages.

how to send sms using php


c. Click “Verify a Number” button to verify the phone numbers you are going to send the SMS.

how to send sms using php

Note: Trial accounts cannot send messages to unverified numbers; verify +9199XXX23867 at, or purchase a Twilio number to send messages to unverified numbers.