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What are the Fees Associated with Unregistered Text Messages?
What are the Fees Associated with Unregistered Text Messages?

If you do not register for A2P 10DLC, you will incur higher per message fees than registered traffic.

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Written by Georgiana Mirita
Updated over a week ago

Registering for A2P 10DLC to become an authorized sender of business text messages is a requirement created by the U.S. Mobile Carriers.

Unregistered traffic will incur higher per-message rates and may make you more susceptible to scrutiny for TCPA violations, making you vulnerable for penalty fees.

The mobile providers have also indicated they will filter and/or not deliver unregistered messages at some point.

Registered per Message Fees: between $0.002 - $0.003 for registered SMS and $0.0035 - $0.01 for registered MMS.


Fees per Unregistered Message

AT&T Carrier Fees:

  • $0.01 per unregistered outbound SMS message segment

  • $0.015 per unregistered outbound MMS message

T-Mobile Carrier Fees (including Sprint):

  • $0.009 per unregistered outbound/inbound SMS message segment

  • $0.018 per unregistered outbound/inbound MMS message

Verizon Carrier Fees:

  • $0.01 per unregistered outbound/inbound SMS message segment

  • $0.05 per unregistered outbound/inbound MMS message

All these fees and the added possibility of your messages not being delivered.

πŸ’° These carrier charges are passed through to you with a minor 5% markup to cover our administrative costs associated with efficiently managing registration and validation. Carriers are solely responsible for handling and processing any campaign-related costs; smrtPhone does not profit from these services.

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