The best alternative
to Twilio

Thousands of customers rely on Plivo to deliver better customer communications globally at much lower costs.

"Plivo helped us solve the delivery issues we faced with Twilio. Migration from Twilio to Plivo was quick and seamless.”

- Doug Belew Director of Engineering, Luxer One
SMS API Platform
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  • Workday
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  • IBM
  • GoDaddy

Why businesses choose Plivo as an alternative to Twilio


Full feature parity and familiar APIs

With full feature parity, you don't compromise on features when you migrate from Twilio to Plivo. Familiar API constructs eliminate the learning curve and significantly reduce time to migrate.


Best in class deliverability and quality

With over a billion API requests every month, our premium carrier network powered by an intelligent routing engine ensure guaranteed SMS delivery and low latency for your voice calls across 190+ countries.


A team that truly cares about your success

Our consultative onboarding team along with 24x7 premium support, provides you the technical guidance and industry expertise you need, as you need it.


Coverage in every country across the world

Make calls and send SMS to any number in the world. Buy phone numbers in over 65 countries. Never worry about country-specific regulations with a platform designed to simplify global telecoms.

And did we mention the substantial cost savings?
United States
SMS Pricing
SMS API Platform
Plivo Pricing
$ 0.0050/sms
Twilio Pricing
$ 0.0075/sms
Voice Pricing
Voice API Platform
Plivo Pricing
$ 0.012/min
Twilio Pricing
$ 0.013/min
Save upto 54% on Voice and SMS with Plivo
Powerful Features out
of the Box
SMS API Features
  • Handle SMS opt-out
  • Message Queueing
  • Number Pooling
  • Sticky Sender
  • Message Feedback API
Voice API Features
  • Voice Transcription
  • Call Transfer
  • Call Queueing
  • Call Whisper
  • Call Hunting
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my existing Twilio phone numbers?

You can use your existing phone numbers by porting them to Plivo. Having done this numerous times, our experts can help you with the migration process without any interruption to your business.

Do you offer a volume-based discount?

Yes, we offer volume-based committed usage discounts. Discount tiers start as low as $1000. Contact our team with your current use case and monthly spend and we'd be happy to provide a custom quote.

How is Plivo able to offer its services at a lower cost than Twilio?

Plivo is able to offer its Voice and Messaging APIs for less without compromising on features or quality due to our direct relationship with underlying carriers. Our low customer acquisition costs along with direct carrier relationship allow us to pass on better rates to our customers.

Do you offer the same coverage as Twilio for SMS and Voice Services?

With Plivo, you can send text messages and make voice calls to 195+ countries. You can also buy phone numbers in 65 countries around the world.

What is your API uptime guarantee?

Plivo guarantees 99.95% API uptime on all its services. All the uptime statistics are available publicly to everyone on our status page. To ensure high-reliability outside of its network, Plivo works with multiple Tier-1 in-country carriers with automated failovers across them.

What are some use-cases that customers migrate from Twilio to Plivo for?

Customers migrate from Twilio to Plivo for Two-Factor Authentication (OTP), Appointment Reminders, Account Alerts, Order Notifications, SMS Campaigns, Click to Call, Call Forwarding, Call Tracking, IVRs, and Call Routing.

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