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A SMSFactor bridge for Laravel 5

v1.0.0 2017-01-17 13:39 UTC

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Last update: 2020-01-24 16:47:23 UTC


Laravel SMSFactor was created by, and is maintained by Filippo Galante, and is a PHP SMSFactor API bridge for Laravel 5. The source code is inspired by the repositories created by Graham Campbell and utilises his Laravel Manager package. Feel free to check out the change log, releases, license, and contribution guidelines. In order to send SMSs you have to create a SMSFactor account, and you'll be free to try all its features.

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Either PHP 5.5+ or HHVM 3.6+ are required.

To get the latest version of Laravel SMSFactor, simply require the project using Composer:

$ composer require IlGala/laravel-smsfactor

Instead, you may of course manually update your require block and run composer update if you so choose:

    "require": {
        "IlGala/laravel-smsfactor": "^1.0"

You will also need to install at least one of the following dependencies for each driver:

  • The buzz connector requires "kriswallsmith/buzz": "^0.15" in your composer.json.
  • The guzzle connector requires "guzzle/guzzle": "^3.7" in your composer.json.
  • The guzzlehttp connector requires "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^5.0" or "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^6.0" in your composer.json.

Once Laravel SMSFactor is installed, you need to register the service provider. Open up config/app.php and add the following to the providers key.

  • 'IlGala\SMSFactor\SMSFactorServiceProvider'

You can register the SMSFactor facade in the aliases key of your config/app.php file if you like.

  • 'SMSFactor' => 'IlGala\SMSFactor\Facades\SMSFactor'


Laravel SMSFactor requires connection configuration.

To get started, you'll need to publish all vendor assets:

$ php artisan vendor:publish

This will create a config/smsfactor.php file in your app that you can modify to set your configuration. Also, make sure you check for changes to the original config file in this package between releases.

There are two config options:

Default Connection Name

This option ('default') is where you may specify which of the connections below you wish to use as your default connection for all work. Of course, you may use many connections at once using the manager class. The default value for this setting is 'main'.

SMSFactor Connections

This option ('connections') is where each of the connections are setup for your application. Example configuration has been included, but you may add as many connections as you would like.



This is the class of most interest. It is bound to the ioc container as 'smsfactor' and can be accessed using the Facades\SMSFactor facade. This class implements the ManagerInterface by extending AbstractManager. The interface and abstract class are both part of Graham Campbell Laravel Manager package, so you may want to go and checkout the docs for how to use the manager class over at that repo.


This facade will dynamically pass static method calls to the 'smsfactor' object in the ioc container which by default is the SMSFactorManager class.


This class contains no public methods of interest. This class should be added to the providers array in config/app.php. This class will setup ioc bindings.

Real Examples

Here you can see an example of just how simple this package is to use. Out of the box, the default adapter is main. Depending on the accept attribute setted in the config file, the response will be automatically returned as decoded JSON or SimpleXMLElement After you enter your authentication details in the config file, it will just work:

use IlGala\SMSFactor\Facades\SMSFactor;
// you can alias this in config/app.php if you like

$total_credits = SMSFactor::credits();
// Check SMS Factor documentation for more information about the results:
 * $total_credits (JSON format):
 * {
 *  "credits": "2420",
 *  "message": "OK"
 * }
 * $total_credits (XML format):
 * <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 * <response>
 *  <credits>2420</credits>
 *  <message>OK</message>
 * </response>

The smsfactor manager will behave like it is a \SMSFactor\SMSFactor class. If you want to call specific connections, you can do with the connection method:

use IlGala\SMSFactor\Facades\SMSFactor;

// the alternative connection is the other example provided in the default config

// let's check how long we have until the limit will reset

With that in mind, note that:

use IlGala\SMSFactor\Facades\SMSFactor;

// writing this:

// is identical to writing this:

// and is also identical to writing this:

// this is because the main connection is configured to be the default
SMSFactor::getDefaultConnection(); // this will return main

// we can change the default connection
SMSFactor::setDefaultConnection('alternative'); // the default is now alternative

If you prefer to use dependency injection over facades like me, then you can easily inject the manager like so:

use IlGala\SMSFactor\SMSFactorManager;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App; // you probably have this aliased already

class SMSSender
    protected $smsfactor;

    public function __construct(SMSFactorManager $smsfactor)
        $this->smsfactor = $smsfactor;

    public function sendSms($params, $method, $simulate = false)
        $this->smsfactor->send($params, $method, $simulate = false);


For more information on how to use the \SMSFactor\SMSFactor class we are calling behind the scenes here, check out the SMSFactor API doc, and the manager class at

Further Information

There are other classes in this package that are not documented here. This is because they are not intended for public use and are used internally by this package.


If you discover a security vulnerability within this package, please send an e-mail to Filippo Galante at All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.


Laravel SMSFactor is licensed under The MIT License (MIT).