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8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer



It is my company's first attempt at using Twilio. We already have our account and phone number.


Was wondering how do I set it up so we can test if the message was successfully sent to this number.  Such as updating a Single Select field in AirTable corresponding to the record that would say "SUCCESS" or "FAIL".


Is that possible?  What would I need to do to set it up?  I know there is a statuscallback URL within the AirTable Twilio automation action, do I do it through that?  


How about collecting received responses?



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18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Twilio is arguably the most difficult API that I have ever worked with, right up there with Hubspot. I've setup over 7 Twilio text messaging systems for Airtable in my Airtable consulting business, and all of them have been a complete pain and not worth the effort to setup, maintain, and constantly troubleshoot. I couldn't even begin to tell you how to do what you want to do, because there are so many dozens of convoluted steps involved. I would highly recommend to run as fast as you can away from Twilio.

My best recommendation would be to use instead, which lives up to its name as the easiest & simplest text messaging app that I've ever used for sending & receiving text messages with Airtable.

And, of course, Make will provide all the native functionality you need for integrating & automating SimpleText text messaging with Airtable.

There is even a native trigger for when a text message is successfully delivered, which is EXACTLY what you are looking for.

It's really the easiest, quickest, and most hassle-free way to go.

I even gave an entire demonstration on how to set up sending & receiving text messages with Airtable on this episode of the BuiltOnAir podcast.

p.s. If you have a budget for your project and you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with any of this, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consultant — ScottWorld