Twilio Launches SMS Short Code API

Twilio Launches SMS Short Code API



Twilio, the cloud communications company, today announced the launch of Twilio Short Code SMS. The service enables software developers to build applications that send and receive text messages using dedicated 5 and 6-digit numbers.

Twilio provides in-cloud APIs for two-way voice and text messaging communications.

Businesses use short codes to send large volumes of identical messages, or “blasts”, a use case that extends the utility of Twilio’s existing SMS service. Twilio short codes enable your app to send SMS at 30 messages per second.

Twilio Short Code SMS costs 1¢ per outbound text message, and 0.5¢ per inbound text message. Twilio customers can lease custom short codes for $1500/month, or random short codes for $1000/month on a quarterly basis, as opposed to the industry standard annual contract.

Pricing includes licensing fees to the Common Short Code Administration, required of all short codes.

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