What Are SMS Long Codes
An SMS long code is a standard 10 digit phone number that can send and receive SMS and MMS messages between two or more individuals. They can even send voice calls. These 10 digit long codes also known as “commercial long codes” are designed for person-to-person communication and are a good fit for organizations that require a local phone number.
Benefits of SMS Long Codes
1. They have a very short setup time that takes anywhere from 1-2 hours.
2. They can send SMS, MMS, and voice messages.
3. They allow you to have two-way conversations with your customers.
When to Use SMS Long Codes
SMS long codes can only send up to 1 text message per second, therefore they should only be used for low volume, person-to-person communication. If you’d like to send mass texts to a large audience in a short period of time, an SMS short code would be the right fit for you.
SMS Long Codes Are Perfect For
1. Low Volume Messaging
2. Appointment Reminders
3. Appointment Confirmations
4. Two-Way Texting
5. Personal Alerts and Notifications
The 3 Different Types of SMS Long Codes
1. P2P (person-to-person) long codes
2. A2P (application-to-person) long codes
3. Toll-Free Numbers
Support MMS Long Code Formats
1. Picture Files
3. Audio Files
SMS Long Code Pricing
SMS Long codes are not sold, they’re leased on a monthly basis. What you’re purchasing each month is the right to send text messages from its 10 digit phone number. Overall, they’re the least expensive form of SMS marketing and can cost anywhere from 1-2 dollars per month to lease, and 1-2 cents per outbound/inbound message transmitted which is why most companies choose these types of numbers for their SMS campaigns. Another great thing about SMS long codes is that there aren’t any setup fees, and you don’t have to wait for a long period of time before you can start sending your text messages like SMS short codes.
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