Text Messaging

SMS/MMS Surcharges & Fees

Commio’s text messaging products support Application to Person (A2P) services. 

Updated: August 8, 2022

Commio text messaging supports A2P (Application to Person) delivery, and are subject to messaging surcharges and other fees as listed below. For new commercial A2P long and short code plus toll-free and international SMS/MMS services, the surcharges are based on the recipient carrier network. This surcharge fee is on a per message basis, and differs between recipient carrier networks. This fee is equal to the fee that customers pay for the termination of messages to the destination network today. Commio passes this fee through to our customers at no markup. To ensure transparency, this fee will appear as a separate line item on your invoice. We will not implement and subsequently pass this fee on unless the fee is passed to us on a carrier-by-carrier network basis. This implementation will ensure the highest rates of completion percentage of our messaging platform. Surcharges, both the fee and the effective dates, are being communicated on a carrier-by-carrier network basis.

Any update or change to the fees will be proactively announced to all Commio partners via our Technical Updates email list and all who have an active SMS/MMS account with us. For questions, open a support ticket via support@commio.com and our experts will respond as soon as possible.

Campaign Registry Manual Review (Effective June 13, 2022)
Effective immediately, Commio’s primary upstream DCA (Direct Connect Aggregator) requires a manual review of all campaigns submitted through The Campaign Registry (TCR) for approval. This may cause new campaign starts to be delayed. You should build as much advance time as possible into your campaigns while we determine the length of any delays going forward.

Our DCA is charging a fee of $15 to vet each campaign, including each resubmission of a previously rejected campaign. If the carrier is required to do additional campaign vetting, a services engagement and associated fees may be required. You will be notified if this applies to your campaign(s).

Campaign Service Activation Fees: Sole Proprietor (Effective June 13, 2022)
Commio’s primary upstream DCA (Direct Connect Aggregator) is no longer approving 10DLC Sole Proprietor campaigns. They reserve the right to reevaluate Sole Proprietor campaigns in the future, which could result in the suspension of previously submitted Sole Proprietor campaigns.

T-Mobile Number Pool Configuration Fee (Started June 1, 2022)
A one-time pass-through fee of $2,000 will be charged for each number pool (more than 49 numbers per campaign) provisioned during the implementation process. Up to 10 Campaign ID's can be submitted at a time for a total T-Mobile charge of $20,000. The fee is charged per T-Mobile Campaign ID or Sub-ID.   

SMS-enabled numbers have an MRC of .01 each.

     
Short Code SMS
Short Code MMS
Carrier Network In Out In Out
AT&T 0.00250 0.0030
ClearSky 0.00200 0.00200 0.0040 (starts 5/1/22) 0.0040
Interop 0.00250 0.0035 (starts 5/1/22)
T-Mobile & Sprint 0.0025 0.0025 0.0100 0.0100
US Cellular 0.00350 0.0100
Verizon 0.003 0.0050

                  
Long Code SMS
Long Code MMS
Toll Free SMS
Toll Free MMS
Carrier Network In Out In Out In Out In Out
AT&T Registered 0.002 0.0035 0.0025 0.003
AT&T Unregistered 0.004 0.005 0.0025 0.003
Bell Mobile 0.011 0.041
Bell Virgin Mobile 0.006 0.01
Bluegrass Cellular 0.0025
Boost Registered 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Boost Unregistered 0.004 0.004 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Cingular 0.002 0.0035
Claro Puerto Rico 0.0045
Includes P2P wireline msgs
Cricket 0.002 0.0035 0.0025 0.003
Eastlink Canada 0.0080 CAD*
Includes P2P wireline msgs
0.010 CAD*
Includes P2P wireline msgs
enflick 0.0015 0.002
Fido Canada 0.01 CAD (5/1) 0.02 CAD (5/1)
Freedom Wireless
Metro PCS Registered 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Metro PCS Unregistered 0.004 0.004 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Rogers Canada 0.01 CAD (5/1) 0.02 CAD (5/1) 0.009 CAD 0.015 CAD
Sprint Registered 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Sprint Unregistered 0.004 0.004 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Telus 0.006 0.01
Telus Canada 0.0080 CAD*
Includes P2P wireline msgs
0.0130 CAD*
Includes P2P wireline msgs
textnow 0.0015 0.002
T-Mobile Registered 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
T-Mobile Unregistered 0.004 0.004 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
US Cellular 0.005 0.01
USCC
Verizon Wireless
* Registered traffic only.
0.003 0.00520 0.003 0.00500
Videotron 0.007 0.007
Virgin Registered 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Virgin Unregistered 0.004 0.004 0.013 0.013 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.01
Viya Wireless
Countries: Long Code A2P For SMS
Rate
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Antigua & Barbuda) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Barbados) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Cayman Islands) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Jamaica) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Saint Kitts and Nevis) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Trinidad and Tobago) $0.0247
LatAm Surcharge-Digicel (Virgin Islands, British) $0.0247
Network Operator-Bermuda Digital $0.0025
Network Operator-Comnet Wireless $0.0025
Network Operator-Cspire $0.0025
Network Operator-Viya Wireless $0.0025
Network Operator-Freedom $0.0046
Network Operator-Bermuda Digital (Bermuda) $0.0025
Network Operator-Viya Wireless (Virgin Islands, U.S.) $0.0025
Panama - Digicel $0.0247
Jamaica - Digicel Jamaica $0.0247
Trinidad & Tobago - Digicel Trinicad & Tobago $0.0247
Haiti - Comcel Haiti $0.0247
Suriname - Digicel Suriname NV $0.0247
Anguilia - Digicel Anguilia $0.0247
Antigua & Barbuda - Digicel Antigua & Barbuda $0.0247
Barbados - Digicel (Barbados) LTD $0.0247
Cayman - Digicel Cayman LTD $0.0247
Dominica - Digicel Dominica $0.0247
Grenada - Digicel Grenada LTD $0.0247
St. Kitts & Nevis - Digicel St. Kitts & Nevis $0.0247
St. Vincent - Digicel (St. Vincent) $0.0247
Turks & Caicos - Digicel (Turks & Caicos) $0.0247
Aruba - Digicel Aruba $0.0247
British Virgin Islands - Digicel British Virgin Islands $0.0247
Montserrat - Digicel Montserrat $0.0247
Guadaloupe - Digicel Guadaloupe $0.0247
Martinique - Digicel Martinique $0.0247
Argentina - Telefonica Argentina $0.0434
Brazil - Telefonica Brazil-VIVO $0.0062
Chile - Telefonica Chile $0.0434
Columbia - Telefonica Colombia $0.0434
Costa Rica - Telefonica $0.0248
El Salvador - Telefonica El Salvador $0.0248
Equador - Telefonica Equador $0.0806
Mexico - Telefonica Mexico $0.0248
Nicarauga - Telefonica Nicaragua $0.0248
Panama - Telefonica Panama $0.0248
Peru - Telefonica Peru (BSI) $0.0806
Uraguay - Telefonica Uruguay $0.0062
Venezuela - Telefonica Venezuela (Telcel) $0.0248
Brazil - TIM Brazil $0.0359
Panama - Cable & Wireless Panama $0.0496
French Guyana - Digicel French Guyana $0.0247
Guatemala - Telefonica Guatemala $0.0248
Claro - Puerto Rico $0.0045

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