How much does a shortcode cost?

Plivo currently offers shortcodes in the US & Canada. A shortcode is a five or six-digit number that can send and receive SMS (and MMS) to and from mobile phones. Shortcodes are recommended for high volume applications. 

Plivo shortcodes can send 100 messages per second by default. This limit can be raised for an additional fee.

How much does a shortcode cost?

Plivo shortcodes have one-time setup fees, regularly billed service charges and per-message usage charges. Here’s a breakdown of all fees and charges.

One-time Setup Fees

The following fees are charged once when setting up a shortcode with Plivo:

Country

Fee type

One-time cost

USA

Set-up fee

$1500

Canada

Set-up fee

$4000

 

Shortcode Recurring Charges

Shortcode leases and service charges are billed on a quarterly basis (once every three months) or on an annual basis (once every year). 

Country

Shortcode type

Cost

USA

Regular (random number)

$1500/quarter

Vanity

$3000/quarter

Canada

Regular (random number)

$2800/4 month

 

Shortcode Message Pricing

Shortcode usage is billed at a per-message rate

Country

Message  type

Cost

USA 

SMS

US pricing

Canada

SMS

Canada pricing

Additional carrier passthrough fees: Some carriers have passthrough fees charged on a per-message basis which will be added to your message cost based on the carrier and message type.

Shortcode Carrier Passthrough Fees

Country

Message type

Cost

US

SMS

US pricing

Canada

SMS

Canada pricing

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