SMS Pricing

SMS API and Messaging Service software pricing details.

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United States

SMS/MMS Pricing

SMS pricing is based on the destination and type of message you’re sending, as well as the carrier to which the SMS is being sent. Our pay-as-you-go pricing gives you control over your messaging costs, with discounts as you scale.

Phone number type

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

MMS
Outbound*

MMS
Inbound*

Long codes
A 10-digit number for SMS and voice calls with localized identity.

$0.0079

$0.0079

$0.0200

$0.0100

Toll-free
Business messaging phone number with a 3-digit prefix (Ex: 887) for high-throughput SMS and voice calls.

$0.0079

$0.0079

$0.0200

$0.0200

Short codes
A short number (5-6 digits) designed for high-throughput two-way SMS messaging.

$0.0079

$0.0079

$0.0200

$0.0100

 

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. Additional carrier fees may be charged in addition to the prices above. Please see the carriers fees section below for more information.

Twilio handles queuing, carrier nuances in every country, and formatting issues so you don’t have to write custom code. Also includes opt-out protection and delivery insights.

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Automatic SMS Volume Discounts

Volume discounts are automatically applied so you can save money as you scale your use case. Volumes are calculated by phone number type across messages received and sent— they cannot be combined to qualify for discounts. 

SMS long code and toll-free volume pricing

SMS messages per month

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

First 150,000 messages
1 - 150,000 messages  

$0.0079

$0.0079

Next 150,000 messages
150,001 - 300,000 messages

$0.0077

$0.0077

Next 200,000 messages
300,001 - 500,000 messages

$0.0075

$0.0075

Next 250,000 messages
500,001 - 750,000 messages

$0.0073

$0.0073

Next 250,000 messages
750,001 - 1,000,000 messages

$0.0071

$0.0071

Above 1 million messages
1,000,001+ messages

$0.0069

$0.0069

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. Additional carrier fees may be charged in addition to the prices above. Please see the carriers fees section below for more information.

SMS short code volume pricing

SMS messages per month

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

First 150,000 messages
1 - 150,000 messages   

$0.0079

$0.0079

Next 150,000 messages
150,001 - 300,000 messages  

$0.0077

$0.0077

Next 200,000 messages
300,001 - 500,000 messages  

$0.0075

$0.0075

Next 250,000 messages
500,001 - 750,000 messages  

$0.0073

$0.0073

Next 250,000 messages
750,001 - 1,000,000 messages  

$0.0071

$0.0071

Above 1 million messages
1,000,001+ messages  

$0.0069

$0.0069

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. Additional carrier fees may be charged in addition to the prices above. Please see the carriers fees section below for more information.

Features

Enhance your SMS messaging functionality with features for better engagement and marketing performance with your customers.

Feature

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

Engagement Suite
Link shortening/click tracking and message scheduling

$0.015**
First 1,000 are free monthly

* Prices may change from time to time without notice.
**Limited free trial through March 31, 2024, all messages will be billed at $0.0000 regardless of volume. Per message charge is added to base message fee whenever one or more Engagement Suite features are utilized.

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Carrier fees

There are additional carrier fees per message that are automatically applied based on the end-user's destination and carrier.

Long code

Carrier

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

MMS
Outbound*

MMS
Inbound*

AT&T

$0.003

$0.005

T-Mobile

$0.003

$0.003

$0.01

$0.01

Verizon

$0.003

$0.005

US Cellular

$0.005

$0.01

All other carriers

$0.0035

$0.01

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

Toll-free

Carrier

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

MMS
Outbound*

MMS
Inbound*

AT&T

$0.003

$0.005

T-Mobile

$0.003

$0.003

$0.01

$0.01

Verizon

$0.003

$0.005

US Cellular

$0.0025

$0.0025

$0.005

$0.005

All other carriers

$0.01

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

Short code

Carrier

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

MMS
Outbound*

MMS
Inbound*

AT&T

$0.003

$0.005

T-Mobile

$0.0025

$0.0025

$0.01

$0.01

Verizon

$0.003

$0.005

US Cellular

$0.0035

$0.01

All other carriers

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

FTEU (free to the end user) short code

Carrier

SMS
Outbound*

SMS
Inbound*

AT&T

$0.02

T-Mobile

$0.02

Verizon

$0.02

US Cellular

All other carriers

* Text messages are charged per segment. Learn more about character limits and message segments. Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

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Phone number pricing

Choose from a deep inventory of phone numbers to select the right number type for your use case. Phone number charges are added to your message volume and carrier costs for your total price.

Phone number type

Twilio leased
Cost per month

Bring your own number
Cost per month

Long codes
A 10-digit number for SMS and voice calls with localized identity.

$1.15

$0.5

Toll-free
Business messaging phone number with a 3-digit prefix (Ex: 887) for high-throughput SMS and voice calls.

$2.15 

$0.5

Random short code
Lease a randomly selected short number (5-6 digits) designed for high-throughput two-way SMS messaging.

$1000
**Billed quarterly, requires one time setup fee

Vanity short code
Lease a short number (5-6 digits) of your choosing designed for high-throughput two-way SMS messaging.

$1500
**Billed quarterly, requires one time setup fee

$500
**Billed quarterly, requires one time setup fee

 

** All MMS-enabled Short Codes have a $500 one-time fee charged at time of purchase. 

*  Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

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Phone number volume discounts

Choose from a deep inventory of phone numbers to select the right number type for your use case. Phone number charges are added to your message volume and carrier costs for your total price.

Long code

Phone numbers per month

Cost per phone number*
per month

First 1,000 numbers
1 - 1,000 numbers

$1.15

Above 1,000 numbers
1,000+ numbers

$0.575

*  Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

Toll-free

Phone numbers per month

Cost per phone number*
per month

First 1,000 numbers
1 - 1,000 numbers

$2.15

Above 1,000 numbers
1,000+ numbers

$1.63

*  Prices may change from time to time without notice. 

Committed-use discounts

Enterprise pricing is available to customers with use cases that exceed our volume discounts. Commit to annual message volumes and receive a discount beyond standard volume tiers. Contact our sales team to learn more.