How much does a Short Code cost?

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

Argentina

Setup fee

$1,200

Canada

Setup fee

$3,000

Colombia

Setup fee

$1,200

Dominican Republic

Setup fee

$1,200

France

Setup fee

$4,166

Germany

Setup fee (Random number)

$1,655

Setup fee (Vanity number)

$2,615 

Mexico

Setup fee

$2,200

New Zealand

Setup fee

$1,600

United Kingdom

Setup fee

$0

USA

Setup fee

$650

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

Argentina

Random number

$2,200

$8,800

Canada

Vanity number

$3,000

$11,000

Customer self-leased

$2,000

$7,333.33

Dominican Republic

Vanity number

$2,300

$8,200

France

Random low throughput number

$6,006 

$23,963 

Random medium throughput number

$10,077 

$40,009 

Random high throughput number

$17,277 

$68,809 

Random highest throughput number

$36,357 

$145,129

Germany

Random number

$2,875

$11,500

Vanity number

$3,660

$14,640

Mexico

Random number

$5,400

$20,600

New Zealand

Random number

$2,100

$7,400

United Kingdom

Random number

$5,000

$16,500

USA

Random number

$3,000

$11,000

Vanity number

$4,500

$16,500

Customer self-leased

$1,500

$5,500

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

USA

SMS

$0.0075

$0.0075

 

MMS

$0.01

$0.02

Canada

SMS

$0.005

$0.03

UK

SMS

$0.0075

$0.04

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.

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