A Message instance resource represents an SMS Message sent between FreeClimb and a remote endpoint.

The Message may be inbound (when a person messages a FreeClimb number ) or outbound (when an Application initiates sending the Message, either via the REST API or the PerCL Sms command). The Messages list resource represents the set of all Messages made to and from an Account.

Resource properties

accountIdstringID of the Account that sent or received this Message.
dateCreatedstring date-timeDate that this resource was created (GMT) in RFC 1123 format (e.g., Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:45:30 GMT).
dateUpdatedstring date-timeDate that this resource was last updated (GMT) in RFC 1123 format (e.g., Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:45:30 GMT).
directionstringDirection of the message: inbound for incoming messages, outbound for Messages initiated via the REST API or by the Sms PerCL command during a Call.
fromstringinbound: Phone number that sent this Message.
outbound: FreeClimb phone number that is sending the message. Must be associated with the accountId.

Note: number must be in e.164 format (e.g. +13125551212).
messageIdstringString that uniquely identifies this Message resource.
notificationUrlstringURL to which FreeClimb will make a POST request when the status of an outbound message changes.
revisionintegerRevision count for the resource. Set to 1 on creation and is incremented at every update.
statusstringThe status of the message. See Message Lifecycle below for valid status values.
textstringText body of this message.
tostringinbound: FreeClimb phone number that received this Message.
outbound: Recipient of the Message

Note: number must be in e.164 format (e.g. +13125551212)
uristringThe URI for this resource, relative to the API base URL.

Message lifecycle

Messages can exist in one of the following states:

Outbound status lifecycle

newThe status is new for as long as FreeClimb is processing a request to send an outbound Message. If the Message is valid, the status is changed to queued, otherwise it is changed to rejected.

Examples of invalid Messages:
from doesn't belong to the requesting Account.
to not in service area,
text too long, or includes invalid characters.
queuedThe status is changed to queued until the platform is ready to transmit it. The Message status is changed to sending.
rejectedThe status is changed to rejected if there was something about the request that made it invalid when sending it to the upstream carriers. Freeclimb might also set the status of 'rejected' due to rate limiting.
sendingThe status is changed to sending while FreeClimb is actively processing the outbound message. Once FreeClimb processing is complete, the status changes to sent. If there is a communication issue with the message recipient, the status will change to failed.
sentThe status is changed to sent once the outbound Message has successfully left FreeClimb. If there is a communication issue with the message recipient, the status will change to failed. Otherwise, no further status changes will occur.
failedThe status is failed if an outbound Message could not be delivered due to communication issues with the message recipient. This status could indicate a temporary or permanent inability to deliver to a specified recipient, and the sending application may wish to try again.
expiredThe status is changed to expired when the message failed to send within a certain period of time (usually within 24-48 hours). This status could indicate that the recipient's phone has been turned off or without battery for a period of time.
deletedThe status is changed to deleted when the carrier deleted the message.
unknownThe status is changed to unknown when no official response was received from the carrier. In this scenario the message has most likely expired.

Inbound status lifecycle

receivedInbound Message status is received once the Message has been captured by FreeClimb. FreeClimb will send a request to the Account's smsUrl webhook if configured.
undeliveredInbound Message status is undelivered once the Message has been captured by FreeClimb but the platform was unable to deliver a request to the Account's smsUrl webhook.