Code & Number Fees

Short Code Leasing Fees

Dedicated short codes in the US and Canada are administered through a central body in each country. These bodies require a monthly leasing fee which we pass through to the customer. Short Code delivery to US and Canada require two different leases and processes. Often times the same code is available from both administrations.

These fees are applied for the lease of a short code per allocated number. Other applicable fees such as setup, monthly hosting, and message rates may be obtained from Aerialink Sales. Codes are prepaid in 3, 6 or 12 month increments. Lease fees are applicable starting on the date of reservation of the short code and NOT the date on which the service commences. An application/form detailing your short code program and message flow is required to each country from which you lease. Aerialink will manage the filing and certification process for you, as well as provide the payment and renewals for the short code under the Aerialink account.

Contact your Aerialink Account Manager for more information about the the fees and how they apply to you.

Note: Credit card fees may apply for volume orders.

United States

Short codes and services are subject to approval by U.S. carriers who individually approve each short code for its intended use. Average approval time for the full carrier certification of a short code SMS program is eight to twelve weeks, but can take longer. The certification time for MMS programs may vary. You will find more information about leasing U.S. short codes here.

Canada

Short codes and services are subject to approval by Canadian carriers who individually approve each short code for its intended use. Average approval time for the full carrier certification of a short code SMS program is roughly forty days. You will find more information about leasing Canadian short codes here

Note: Rates may vary based on the current CAD->USD exchange rate.*

+1 Long Code Registry Fee

An industry-wide monthly recurring registry fee of $0.01 USD per number applies to all text-enabled numbers/long codes - including +1 5XX Location-Neutral Numbers - registered with the (North American Numbering Plan)[/help-desk/glossary/#North_American_Numbering_Plan]. This fee applies to any/all codes or numbers with a +1 country code with the exception of 8XX numbers (sometimes referred to as “toll-free numbers”) whose fees are listed below. These fees will be waived if your total count of codes/numbers is less than 1,000 and you are on a standard, non-volume-based pricing plan. A total quantity of 1,000 or more codes/numbers will render you subject to this fee regardless of plan.

Toll-Free (8XX) Registry Fee

All 8XX (“Toll-Free”) numbers incur an industry-wide monthly registry fee.

The charge which appears on your invoice, previously based on a tiered pricing structure, will be a flat monthly rate of $0.0184 per text-enabled number, effective as of July 1st, 2017. Customers who previously qualified for the base 0-500 tier registry fee will also be charged this flat rate.

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