Notice: Short Code "Other" Network Carrier Fee Updates - October 2022

Starting on October 1, 2022, a subset of smaller US wireless networks will begin charging Short Code Carrier Fees of $0.0035 per message. As a result, Twilio will now bill customers using 4 separate billable items for Short Code Carrier Fees. This guide explains the changes to short code carrier fees, and how to tell which carriers are charging which fees.

Overview 

Previously, these carriers were billed as part of the Short Code US Outbound “Other” Messaging Billable Item, which consisted of several smaller US networks. Many of these carriers charged short code carrier delivery fees of $0.0025, which were passed-through to Twilio Customers. As of October 1, 2022, a subset of these networks will begin charging $0.0035.

Notice: Please note that this is a slight correction to a previous communication, which implied Twilio was not yet billing for any Carrier Fees over these networks, when in fact, Twilio had already been billing certain networks at $0.0025 (now referenced below as Group A). These fees are charged as pass-through fees.

Billable Item Changes

Twilio has updated our systems to accommodate this change, and will now bill customers using 4 unique Carrier Fee Billable Items aligned to Short Code US Outbound “Other” termination:

Group A → $0.0025

  • UNITED STATES Outbound Shortcode SMS - Carrier Fee - Other - Group A
  • Authy & Verify - UNITED STATES Outbound Shortcode SMS - Carrier Fee - Other - Group A

Group B → $0.0035

  • UNITED STATES Outbound Shortcode SMS - Carrier Fee - Other - Group B
  • Authy & Verify - UNITED STATES Outbound Shortcode SMS - Carrier Fee - Other - Group B

Please find below the mapping of “Other” network names, MCCs, MNCs to the corresponding Carrier Fee Billable Items. Many customers will now be billed for both Group A and Group B Billable Items depending on which networks they terminate traffic over.

MCC MNC Carrier Group Rate Change
313 990 GoTextMe Group A existing
313 986 Altice (CSC Wireless) Group A existing
313 983 Enflick (TextNow) Group A existing
313 981 Bandwidth Group A existing
313 980 Aerialink Group A existing
313 968 ZipWhip Non Toll-Free Group A existing
313 995 Dish Network Group B increase
313 969 RINA (Rural Independent Network Association) Group B increase
312 650 Brightlink Group A existing
312 350 Triangle Group A existing
311 80 Pine Cellular Phones Group A existing
311 650 United Tel Assn Group A existing
311 560 Digital Comm Consulting (OTZ Telecom) Group A existing
311 440 Bluegrass Wireless Group A existing
311 430 Chat Mobility Group A existing
311 40 Commnet Wireless Group A existing
311 350 Sagebrush Cellular Group A existing
311 30 Indigo Wireless Group A existing
311 210 Telnyx LLC Group A existing
311 10 Chariton Valley Tel. Co. Group A existing
310 960 Uintah Basin Electronic Telecom Group A existing
310 760 Panhandle Telecom Group A existing
310 750 Appalachian Wireless Group A existing
310 360 Pioneer Cellular Group A existing
310 320 Cellularone NE Arizona Group A existing
310 930 Copper Valley Cellular Group B increase
310 920 James Valley Wireless Group B increase
311 670 Pine Belt Tel Co Group B increase
311 640 Standing Rock Telecom Group B increase
310 600 New Cell Group B increase
310 580 Inland Tel Co Group B increase
310 570 Cell One MTPCS LLC Group B increase
310 450 Viaero Wireless Group B increase
311 450 Panhandle Telecom Group B increase
311 420 Northwest Missouri Cellular Group B increase
311 370 GCI Communication Group B increase
311 340 Illinois Valley Cellular Group B increase
310 180 West Central Cellular Group B increase
310 130 Carolina West Wireless Group B increase
311 100 Nex-Tech Wireless Group B increase
311 50 Thumb Cellular Group B increase
312 40 RINA (Rural Independent Network Association) Group B increase
312 30 Crossville Tel Co Group B increase
310 20 Union Telephone Company Group B increase
310 460 NewCore Wireless Group B net-new
310 190 Alaska Wireless Group B net-new
310 710 ASTAC Wireless Group B net-new
316 11 Southern Communication Services Group B net-new
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