I'm trying to send an SMS from Marketing Cloud using the messageContact REST API. Here is my request :

POST https://www.exacttargetapis.com/sms/v1/messageContact/Mzo3OXXX/send
Content-Type application/json
Authorization Bearer {{accessToken}}
    "Subscribers": [
       "MobileNumber": "33650102913",
       "SubscriberKey": "mysubscriberkey"
        "Subscribe": true,
        "Resubscribe": false,
        "keyword": "FID_SMS",
        "Override": true,
        "messageText": "Hello it's a test message"

I have received this response :

{"tokenId": "dWN4QkJTLVhwMGFaSG5rWGdBejc4QTo3Njox"}

But i haven't received any SMS.

Does anyone know of a solution to this ?

Your help will be so much appreciated. Thanks !

  • What's the locale of the test phone number? Apr 28, 2018 at 10:34
  • It's a french phone number. The Local is FR Apr 29, 2018 at 19:58
  • If you do this quick query: select _MobileNumber AS MobileNumber from _MobileAddress, does the phone format match what's in your API call? I've found the REST API to be picky about the mobile number format. Apr 29, 2018 at 20:41

1 Answer 1


There are a couple of things to try.

Firstly, you need to check the delivery status of the message using this method.

Simply make a GET request to the following endpoint:

Host: https://www.exacttargetapis.com
GET /sms/v1/queueMO/deliveries/dWN4QkJTLVhwMGFaSG5rWGdBejc4QTo3Njox
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN

If that doesn't provide any insight, then I would check any AMPscript or personalization strings used in your message template. If the message can't be interpreted by OMM at send time, then the tokenId will still be returned, but the message will not be sent.

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