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This method removes a contact list and all recipients for that list. This method is irreversable so please use caution.


  • id - list identifier required in one of the two following formats:
    • integer - the list id as a numeric value, this can be found by requesting 'contact-lists.get' and using corresponding id values from the dataset
    • string - the list name EXACTLY as it is in the 'contact-lists.get' response.



XML Request Example

<?xml version='1.0'?>










XML Response Example

<?xml version='1.0'?>




	<time>2009-12-09 05:41:17 GMT</time>

	<timestamp>1260337277 GMT</timestamp>



PHP Example

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// change api key and secret to your own

$myAPIKey = "API_KEY";

$myAPISecret = "API_SECRET";

// include base class


// create new client object

$transmitsmsAPI = new transmitsmsAPI($myAPIKey, $myAPISecret);

// set parameters

$id = 1;

// execute request

$methodResponse = $transmitsmsAPI->deleteContactList($id);

// parse response into xml object

$xml = @simplexml_load_string($methodResponse);

echo ($xml->response == "DELETED") ? "List has been deleted" : "List was not deleted: " . (string) $xml->response;


GET Example

Using a URL based request system you can request this method by using the below URL - be sure to url encode all your variables!