Network API


At Verizon, we’re dedicated to providing developers with a good deal of useful and valuable information they need to infuse web applications and services with the unique features supported by the core Verizon Network API platform.

We do this by supplying you with powerful Network APIs all operating behind a single, unified Network endpoint gateway. This gateway provides a convenient point of access for integrating web applications that make use of many Verizon APIs – creating a whole new generation of technology that leverages the nexus of mobile applications, web services, and the Verizon Network.

As a significant provider in the field of carrier APIs, we've created a compelling list of reasons for using the Verizon Network API:

Why use the Verizon Network API

For years, ubiquitous location as a service has loomed as a promise on the horizon -- powerful, but just out of reach. Its now possible to obtain the location of ALL handsets in North America, including both feature and smart-phone devices using:

Verizon's Network API Partners

Since Verizon opened its network, the company has built a vibrant community of companies that have submitted successful network API applications. We've provided a list of successful on-boarded applications:

Verizon Featured Applications


Develop with Verizon

When you develop directly for the Verizon Network APIs, you make use of network resources that can reach all of Verizon's close to 100 million subscribers.

The following are online documentation and tools with novel features that set us apart from the competition.

  • An online demonstration that enables anyone with a Verizon Developer Account to try the Network API
  • A live sandbox endpoint that will allow you to immediately write and test code using devices that you control.
  • A simulator environment that allows you to simulate network conditions using virtual devices instead of having to rely on the time consuming process of setting up development scenarios with physical devices.  

Launch with Verizon

Three Easy Steps To Launch your Network API Application

Not Ready to Submit Your Application then generate your simulator credentials to try the API via the pre-onboarding development endpoint

Launch with Verizon Network API Partners 

For years, ubiquitous location as a service has loomed as a promise on the horizon -- powerful, but just out of reach. Its now possible to obtain the location of ALL handsets in North America, including both feature and smart-phone devices using the Verizon Network API Partners 

Try the Network API Now!

Since seeing is believing we suggest that you try the network API now! You can register your own devices and use the network API to make requests on your own handsets - make location requests, send messages, and status and carrier info for your own phone immediately using our online demonstration.

Supported Verizon Network API

Short Messaging(SMS)

The Verizon SMS API allows you to bring powerful web applications and interactive services to users using MO and MT messaging.

The Verizon SMS API provides the ability to listen for the arrival of incoming messages. Verizon Wireless customers can send Mobile Originated (MO) text messages to selected ‘short codes' (5, or 6 digit numbers). The content provider can route the message to the appropriate listening application via the Network Gateway. 


Terminal Location

The Verizon Terminal Location(LBS) API allows you to create applications which utilize the subscriber's location as part of the delivery of your service.

You can use the LBS API to build powerful application functionality, such as real-time mapping and location-specific services.  

Multimedia Messaging(MMS)

The Verizon MMS API allows you to build powerful application functionality, offering interactive services utilizing sound, pictures, and video.

By integrating MMS messaging capabilities into applications, you can create a better, more fulfilling user experience. Also, customers may access a wide variety of MMS-capable messaging programs within apps that have access to the MMS API.  



Terminal Status

The Verizon Terminal Status API provides the reachability status of a given MDN. The request accepts a single MDN (tel URI format) as input and returns a single status parameter. While the status has a range of three values (Reachable, Unreachable, Busy) the only status values that will be returned are (Reachable, Unreachable).