- Create SMSAPI account
- Connect credit card with SMSAPI
- Enter sender name correctly
- Enable links in SMS
- Connect SMSAPI with Calenso
- View sent SMS and reports
Since Calenso v4.18.0 you can connect your existing SMSAPI.com account to Calenso and activate SMS notifications.
Previously, SMS could be sent without having your own SMSAPI account, which led to administrative overhead as SMS had to be billed afterwards. With the new practice, the sent SMS will be charged to your credit card without any extra charge and with the reporting tools of SMSAPI you have an overview of all sent messages at any time.
Create SMSAPI account
Create your own SMSAPI account with the following link: https://www.smsapi.com/en/signup#MZDY
If possible use the referral code from Calenso -> "MZDY".
Connect credit card with SMSAPI
Connect your credit card with SMSAPI at https://ssl.smsapi.com/webapp#/payments/transfer
We recommend to activate the automatic recharge as soon as the credits fall below a certain limit. This way you can avoid that customers stop receiving SMS because you have no money left on your account.
Enter sender name correctly
Enter "CALENSO" as sender name at https://ssl.smsapi.com/sms_settings/sendernames and let SMSAPI activate it. If you have a whitelabel subscription with Calenso, you can submit your desired sender name here for consideration.
Please note: If you do not enter "CALENSO" as sender name in the flatrate subscription, the SMS dispatch will be aborted with an error. You will be informed by mail as follows:
If SMSAPI asks for a reason for the sender name, you can answer the following:
"Calenso is an online appointment scheduling tool which is used by us. We need to add "CALENSO" as sendername, because the sent sms are branded with their brandname since we are not using any whitelabel subscription. I hearby confirm that I have the permission from Calenso to use this as sendername."
Enable links in SMS
Contact SMSAPI support and request that SMS may contain links. You can send the following text:
"Hi, can you please make sure that our SMS can contain links?".
Once this is done, you can proceed to the next step.
Connect SMSAPI with Calenso
Make sure that the API token gets permissions for all displayed components. After that you will receive an API token, which will be shown to you only once. Therefore save it securely, it cannot be viewed a second time.
Now go to Calenso and paste the generated API token at https://dashboard.calenso.com/app/settings/notifications: