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.
### 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:
|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
|MONTHLY TOTAL SMS||INBOUND SMS||OUTBOUND SMS|
|US CARRIERS||INBOUND SMS||OUTBOUND SMS|
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.