Launching SMS Short Codes in the US

As of today, you can apply for a US short code and send your SMS through Plivo. And if you sign up for dedicated short codes by March 31st, 2014 you will get 3 months of rental fee free.

Lease a new Short Code for 12 months
and get 3 additional months of rental free!
Offer Ends March 31, 2014.

### With short codes, you can have:

  • Fast direct-to-customer communication. Send at a default baserate of 40 SMS per second.
  • Higher Marketing Conversion Rates. SMS interactions have been linked to higher marketing conversions than other modes of communication.
  • One Nationwide Identity. You can reserve exclusive rights to your own Short Code and give your users a simple 5 to 6-digit number to reach you.

We are offering great lease prices on dedicated short codes:

Learn more about Random vs. Custom short codes
Random Short Codes Custom Short Codes
Rental Fee $2700/3 months $4200/3 months
One-time Carrier Fee $500 $500

And Low Rates on Usage Fees

Applicable to Dedicated and Shared Short Codes
MONTHLY TOTAL SMS INBOUND SMS OUTBOUND SMS
0-5M $0.0050 $0.0065
5-25M $0.0015* $0.0035*
25-75M $0.0010* $0.0020*
75M+ $0.0005* $0.0015*

Additional carrier fees
Applicable to usage above 5M SMS per month.
US CARRIERS INBOUND SMS OUTBOUND SMS
T-mobile $0.0025 $0.0025
Sprint $0.0050 $0.0050
Cricket $0.0025 $0.0025
MetroCPS $0.00 $0.0075

Porting your own short code to Plivo

For those who already have short codes and would like Plivo to send your SMS, we offer two packages: one where we handle your short code lease and one in which you handle your lease directly with the CSCA. Depending on your carrier, porting may take up to a few weeks from the time of application.

Visit our Short Code Page for more info and details on pricing. And if you’re searching for alternatives, we’ve already made the comparison for you on our Twilio Alternative page.

Sign Up Today!
Lease a new Short Code for 12 months
and get 3 additional months of rental free!
Offer Ends March 31, 2014.

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