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.

Please note that nonprofit organizations may be eligible for a discount on the 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

USA

Setup fee

$650

MMS enablement fee

$500

Canada

Setup fee

$3,000

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 are also billed at a discount, with just a service charge being applied.

Country

Short Code Type

Quarterly Cost

Annual Cost

USA

Random number

$3,000

$11,000

Vanity number

$4,500

$16,500

Customer leased

$1,500

$5,500

Canada

Vanity number

$3,000

$11,000

Customer leased

$2,000

$7,333.33

UK

Random number

$5,000

$16,500

*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.

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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