What are some alternatives?
When comparing Textlocal and MessageBird, you can also consider the following products
Twilio - Brings voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.
Nexmo - Nexmo is a simple two way SMS API with global reach and wholesale rates
Clockwork SMS - Clockwork is an Easy Text Message API. An SMS API for Developers. Build powerful apps and include SMS. Signup is free, Try it now.
Plivo - Plivo's Voice API enables businesses to build Voice apps to reach customers globally in 200+ countries. Try Plivo's Voice API for free. Instant Sign Up.
Bandwidth - Bandwidth offers SIP trunking, Emergency communications, and Voice & Messaging APIs.
MessageMedia - MessageMedia offers SMS software and solutions for businesses.