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What happens if my Twilio balance reaches zero?

When your account balance reaches zero, your account will become suspended. While suspended, you will be blocked from all Twilio usage, including phone calls, video, messages and more.

Billing While Suspended

After your account has been suspended, Twilio will continue to bill your account for all recurring charges (like phone numbers, SIM Cards, Campaign Fees, Support Plans etc.).

If you don't wish to keep the phone numbers on your account, you can release your number(s) to stop the monthly recurring phone number charges. 

Notice: After 60 days of your project being suspended, your phone numbers are at risk of being reclaimed. Phone numbers not reclaimed will continue to bill as normal until they are released or removed.

If you don't intend to continue using Twilio services, or would like to place your account in a dormant state you can Stop Recurring Charges for your account.

Reinstate your Project

If your Twilio account becomes suspended due to zero or negative balance, you can manually add funds to refill your Twilio project. To prevent future suspensions due to balance, we recommend setting an automatic recharge trigger.

Notice: Please allow for 5–10 minutes for the account reactivation process after adding funds to a suspended account. If you’re still having issues with your account after 10 minutes, please sign out and sign back into your account to refresh your credentials. If signing out and signing back in does not resolve the issue please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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