# Sending SMS Messages with MessageBird and StdLib
This service allows you to send text messages from MessageBird telephone numbers you've previously claimed with the [numbers](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/numbers) API.
After you've claimed a number, you can send text messages using the `messagebird.sms.create` function. You can try this directly on this page from your browser. Alternatively, using the StdLib [command line tools](https://github.com/stdlib/lib), you can run:
$ lib messagebird.sms.create --recipient <recipient phone number> --body <the message to send>
If you wish to send a message from a specific number you've claimed with the [numbers](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/numbers) API, you can add an `originator` parameter. Otherwise, we'll pick one of your claimed numbers for you.
You can also set other StdLib functions as handlers for incoming messages with the [handlers](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/handlers) API.
### Additional Information
There is currently a limit of 500 sent messages per number per day. You can claim additional numbers for 99¢ each by calling the [numbers.claim](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/numbers) endpoint. This will allow you to send more messages.