SMS-To-Chat

Telmetrics provides the capability to allow two-way communication via SMS messages for your Tracking Number or Number Pool. Visitors to your website can start a conversation via SMS using their mobile device's native SMS application. Message received by Telmetrics will be forwarded to the configured chat client (Slack, Contact At Once, LiveChat Inc, etc.) where they can be handled by a customer service representative. When the customer service representative replies in the chat client, the message will be received by Telmetrics and forwarded the website visitor's mobile device via SMS.

For more details on creating an integration configuration for your chat client, please see:

This feature is enabled via the Number Resource, and can be configured during the provisioning of a Tracking Number, or applied later as an update.

Please note that this feature is enabled at the SMS-Routing level.

The following fields are used in this request, and must be passed in your request:

Field

Value

sms_routes -> route_type

ChatClient

sms_routes -> route -> chat_client_id

A GUID that corresponds to SMS-To-Chat integration for one of the:

Using the end-point POST https://api.telmetrics.com/v3/api/groups/{groupid}/numbers, submit a request similar to the following to enable the SMS-To-Chat feature on your Tracking Line when provisioning:

{
    "name": "SMS to Chat",
    "phone_number_request": {
        "match_type": "Tollfree"
    },
    "sms_routes": {
        "route_type": "ChatClient",
        "route": {
            "chat_client_id": "bd33b67d-4027-4ffd-a8eb-851c2c173432"
        }
    },
    "call_routes": {
        "route_type": "Basic",
        "route": {
            "termination_number": "4075552958"
        }
    }
}

Using the end-point PUT https://api.telmetrics.com/v3/api/numbers/{numberid}, submit a request similar to the following to enable the SMS-to-Chat feature on an existing tracking line:

{
    "sms_routes": {
        "route_type": "ChatClient",
        "route": {
            "chat_client_id": "bd33b67d-4027-4ffd-a8eb-851c2c173432"
        }
    }
}

A successful post will result in the creation/update of a tracking number with SMS-To-Chat capabilities:

{
    "id": 8848979,
    "group_id": 11812328,
    "status": "Active",
    "phone_number": "8003979906",
    "created_datetime": "2018-07-06T15:23:17.403",
    "modified_datetime": "2018-07-09T09:17:05.207",
    "sms_routes": {
        "route_type": "ChatClient",
        "route": {
            "chat_client_id": "bd33b67d-4027-4ffd-a8eb-851c2c173432"
        }
    },
    "call_routes": {
        "route_type": "Basic",
        "route": {
            "id": 30703449,
            "termination_number": "4075552958"
        }
    }
}