In this SMS API Quickstart, we’ll show you how to sign up and log in to your MessageBird Dashboard, and how to collect, manage, and use your free test credits and API keys.
First thing’s first, sign up for your free MessageBird account at www.messagebird.com.
You'll be asked to verify your mobile phone number, simply to check that you're human. In return, you'll receive 10 free test SMS credits for testing the MessageBird's APIs and all the Dashboard tools.
You can only use your free test SMS credits to send text messages to your verified number. If you want to send live SMS messages to numbers other than your verified number, you first need to top up your account balance.
You can create, manage, and retrieve your API keys (both test and live) from the MessageBird Developers dashboard.
Learn about the difference between test and live API Keys.
Congrats! You're all ready to start testing the MessageBird SMS API.