Twilio short codes have one-time setup fees, regularly billed leasing or service charges, and per-message usage charges. Please read on for a breakdown of all fees and charges.
Nonprofit organizations may be eligible for a discount on their short code lease cost. For more information and eligibility requirements, please contact Sales.
One-time Setup Fees
The following fees are charged once when setting up a short code with Twilio:
|Country||Fee Type||One-time Cost|
|MMS Enablement fee||$500|
Short Code Recurring Charges
Short Code leases and service charges are billed on a quarterly (every 3 months) or annual (once yearly) basis. Yearly subscriptions receive a discount equal to one month, as shown in the table below. Short codes leased directly by the customer (self-leased) are also billed at a discount, with just a service charge being applied.
|Country||Short Code Type||Quarterly Cost||Annual Cost|
Unless otherwise stated, taxes are not included in our prices and all applicable taxes are payable by Customer. All prices in USD and are subject to change.
Notice: Customer self-leased costs only account for Twilio's connection fees. Lease fees from your provider are not included in this pricing.
Short Code Message Pricing
Short code usage is billed at a per-message rate:
|Country||Message Type||Inbound Cost||Outbound Cost|
Additional wireless carrier message fees: Some wireless carriers charge additional per-message transaction fees. These fees vary depending on the carrier, and message type. For full details, please see our SMS Pricing Page.