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Messaging Surcharge Passthrough Fees

Below are carrier surcharge fees per message. Surcharges are additional fees on top of your “base” message delivery rates. Carrier fees, where applicable, are charged per message segment. Aerialink passes such fees through to our customers. The tables below are categorized by route type, message type and whether the fees are applied by-carrier, or by-country.

Long Code - U.S. & Canada

Surcharges by Carrier via +1 Originating Number

The following carriers support higher A2P send rates of greater than 1 message per second but have not provided details on specific capacity or limitation at this time. Until all carriers support A2P capacity, we recommend that Aerialink customers adhere to using the lowest common denominator throughput rate of 1 message per second across all carriers in the destination countries of U.S. and Canada.

Updated 2/23/2024

Bell MobilityCAN0.01700-0.03200-
Freedom MobileCAN0.00500-0.00900-
Rogers WirelessCAN0.00800-0.01600-
Telus MobilityCAN0.00600-0.01000-
Virgin Mobile CanadaCAN0.01700-0.03200-
AT&T Registered USA0.00300-0.00500-
AT&T UnregisteredUSA0.01000-0.01500-
Bluegrass CellularUSA0.00250---
C-Spire WirelessUSA0.00250---
Commnet WirelessUSA0.00250---
T-Mobile SanctionedUSA0.003000.003000.010000.01000
T-Mobile Non-SanctionedUSA0.00900 (6/1/24)
0.01000 (8/1/24)
0.01100 (10/1/24)
0.01200 (12/1/24)
0.00900 (6/1/24)
0.01000 (8/1/24)
0.01100 (10/1/24)
0.01200 (12/1/24)
0.01800 (6/1/24)
0.01900 (8/1/24)
0.02000 (10/1/24)
0.02100 (12/1/24)
0.01800 (6/1/24)
0.01900 (8/1/24)
0.02000 (10/1/24)
0.02100 (12/1/24)
U.S. CellularUSA0.00500-0.01000-
Verizon Wireless RegisteredUSA0.00305-0.00520-
Verizon Wireless UnregisteredUSA0.01005 (7/1/23)-0.00520-

Long Code SMS - International

Surcharges by Country via +1 Originating Number

The carrier-imposed surcharge fees and credits in the table below apply only to originating codes/numbers with a +1 country code, configured to a route which enables the delivery of messages to the destinations in the table below. Refer to your routing configuration and assigned rates for details. These surcharges are passed through from surcharge carriers to Aerialink customers after all applicable fees (including currency exchanges) have been applied.

When leasing a long code from Aerialink, customers may choose between default and surcharge-enabled routes for their +1-originated long codes. A customer may have any combination of these code types within their account.

  • Default Codes can deliver successfully to +1 destinations and countries without surcharge fees. If a message is sent from a Default Code to a surcharge-imposing country it will be blocked and no surcharge fees will be applied.
  • Surcharge-Enabled Codes support messaging to all countries in our reach list, and will be billed accordingly for the surcharge rates of destination countries as-applicable. All messages sent to surcharge countries via surcharge-enabled long codes will be charged the appropriate surcharge fees.

Messaging traffic to +1 destinations will always be subject to those related surcharges regardless of whether the code is configured for surcharge or non-surcharge reach. The only exception to this is for 8XX numbers terminating to U.S. destinations. Please see the table below for more details. For more information about 8XX reach, see the 8XX tab in the reach list downloadable here.

Aerialink updates this page monthly based on the latest information from international operators and carrier hubs. Some of these destinations will provide a credit for inbound “return” messages if there is a corresponding outbound message (see the inbound credit column). For a complete reach list of countries and carriers around the world (regardless of surcharge status), see our Delivery Reach article.

Effective Date 7/15/2022

Country CodeService TypeRegionCountryOutbound Surcharge USDInbound Credit USD
93SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastAfghanistan0.070000.00000
355SMS-LCEuropeAlbania (Republic of)0.070000.00000
213SMS-LCAfricaAlgeria (People’s Democratic Republic of)0.080000.00000
1684SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanAmerican Samoa0.000000.00000
376SMS-LCEuropeAndorra (Principality of)0.050000.00000
244SMS-LCAfricaAngola (Republic of)0.070000.00000
1264SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanAnguilla0.030000.00000
1268SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanAntigua and Barbuda0.030000.00000
54SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Argentine Republic0.040000.00000
374SMS-LCEuropeArmenia (Republic of)0.060000.00000
61SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificAustralia0.090000.00000
672SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificAustralian External Territories0.050000.00000
994SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastAzerbaijani Republic0.090000.00000
1242SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanBahamas (Commonwealth of the)0.000000.00000
973SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastBahrain (Kingdom of)0.060000.00000
880SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesBangladesh (People’s Republic of)0.070000.00000
1246SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanBarbados0.030000.00000
375SMS-LCEuropeBelarus (Republic of)0.080000.00000
501SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Belize0.000000.00000
229SMS-LCAfricaBenin (Republic of)0.090000.00000
1441SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanBermuda0.030000.00000
975SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastBhutan (Kingdom of)0.050000.00000
591SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Bolivia (Republic of)0.060000.00000
387SMS-LCEuropeBosnia and Herzegovina0.090000.00000
267SMS-LCAfricaBotswana (Republic of)0.060000.00000
55SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Brazil (Federative Republic of)0.030000.00000
1284SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanBritish Virgin Islands0.030000.00000
673SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificBrunei Darussalam0.050000.00000
359SMS-LCEuropeBulgaria (Republic of)0.080000.00000
226SMS-LCAfricaBurkina Faso0.080000.00000
257SMS-LCAfricaBurundi (Republic of)0.090000.00000
855SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesCambodia (Kingdom of)0.100000.00000
237SMS-LCAfricaCameroon (Republic of)0.060000.00000
238SMS-LCAfricaCape Verde (Republic of)0.060000.00000
1345SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanCayman Islands0.030000.00000
236SMS-LCAfricaCentral African Republic0.060000.00000
235SMS-LCAfricaChad (Republic of)0.090000.00000
56SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Chile0.070000.00000
86SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesChina (People’s Republic of)0.040000.00000
57SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Colombia (Republic of)0.040000.00000
269SMS-LCAfricaComoros and Mayotte Island0.080000.00000
242SMS-LCAfricaCongo (Republic of the)0.080000.00000
682SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificCook Islands0.050000.00000
506SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Costa Rica0.060000.00000
225SMS-LCAfricaCôte d’Ivoire (Republic of)0.090000.00000
385SMS-LCEuropeCroatia (Republic of)0.090000.00000
53SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Cuba0.050000.00000
357SMS-LCEuropeCyprus (Republic of)0.060000.00000
420SMS-LCEuropeCzech Republic0.080000.00000
243SMS-LCAfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo0.070000.00000
670SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste0.050000.00000
253SMS-LCAfricaDjibouti (Republic of)0.050000.00000
1767SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanDominica (Commonwealth of)0.030000.00000
SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanDominican Republic0.050000.00000
593SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Ecuador0.090000.00000
20SMS-LCAfricaEgypt (Arab Republic of)0.080000.00000
503SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)El Salvador (Republic of)0.030000.00000
240SMS-LCAfricaEquatorial Guinea (Republic of)0.070000.00000
372SMS-LCEuropeEstonia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
251SMS-LCAfricaEthiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of)0.020000.00000
500SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.060000.00000
298SMS-LCAfricaFaroe Islands0.080000.00000
679SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificFiji (Republic of)0.100000.00000
594SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)French Guiana (French Department of)0.030000.00000
689SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificFrench Polynesia (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.090000.00000
241SMS-LCAfricaGabonese Republic0.070000.00000
220SMS-LCAfricaGambia (Republic of the)0.060000.00000
995SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastGeorgia0.060000.00000
49SMS-LCEuropeGermany (Federal Republic of)0.090000.00000
299SMS-LCEuropeGreenland (Denmark)0.000000.00000
1473SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanGrenada0.030000.00000
590SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Guadeloupe (French Department of)0.060000.00000
1671SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanGuam0.000000.00000
502SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Guatemala (Republic of)0.020000.00000
224SMS-LCAfricaGuinea (Republic of)0.080000.00000
245SMS-LCAfricaGuinea-Bissau (Republic of)0.060000.00000
592SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Guyana0.030000.00000
509SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Haiti (Republic of)0.030000.00000
504SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Honduras (Republic of)0.020000.00000
852SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesHong Kong, China0.090000.00000
36SMS-LCEuropeHungary (Republic of)0.080000.00000
91SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIndia (Republic of)0.050000.00000
62SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificIndonesia (Republic of)0.100000.00000
870SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesInmarsat SNAC0.090000.00000
881SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesInternational Mobile, shared code0.090000.00000
883SMS-LCInternational NetworksInternational Networks0.000000.00000
882SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesInternational Networks, shared code0.090000.00000
98SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIran (Islamic Republic of)0.060000.00000
964SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIraq (Republic of)0.090000.00000
972SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIsrael (State of)0.090000.00000
1876SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanJamaica0.030000.00000
81SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesJapan0.090000.00000
962SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastJordan (Hashemite Kingdom of)0.080000.00000
254SMS-LCAfricaKenya (Republic of)0.080000.00000
686SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificKiribati (Republic of)0.050000.00000
82SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesKorea (Republic of)0.020000.00000
965SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastKuwait (State of)0.060000.00000
996SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastKyrgyz Republic0.100000.00000
856SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesLao People’s Democratic Republic0.070000.00000
371SMS-LCEuropeLatvia (Republic of)0.060000.00000
961SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastLebanon0.080000.00000
266SMS-LCAfricaLesotho (Kingdom of)0.080000.00000
231SMS-LCAfricaLiberia (Republic of)0.060000.00000
218SMS-LCAfricaLibya (Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)0.060000.00000
423SMS-LCEuropeLiechtenstein (Principality of)0.070000.00000
370SMS-LCEuropeLithuania (Republic of)0.070000.00000
853SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesMacao, China0.070000.00000
261SMS-LCAfricaMadagascar (Republic of)0.070000.00000
60SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMalaysia0.070000.00000
960SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMaldives (Republic of)0.050000.00000
223SMS-LCAfricaMali (Republic of)0.080000.00000
692SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMarshall Islands (Republic of the)0.050000.00000
596SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Martinique (French Department of)0.030000.00000
222SMS-LCAfricaMauritania (Islamic Republic of)0.130000.00000
230SMS-LCAfricaMauritius (Republic of)0.080000.00000
52SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Mexico0.060000.00000
691SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMicronesia (Federated States of)0.050000.00000
373SMS-LCEuropeMoldova (Republic of)0.070000.00000
377SMS-LCEuropeMonaco (Principality of)0.080000.00000
976SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMongolia0.050000.00000
1664SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanMontserrat0.030000.00000
212SMS-LCAfricaMorocco (Kingdom of)0.070000.00000
258SMS-LCAfricaMozambique (Republic of)0.080000.00000
95SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMyanmar (Union of)0.100000.00000
264SMS-LCAfricaNamibia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
674SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNauru (Republic of)0.100000.00000
977SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastNepal0.070000.00000
31SMS-LCEuropeNetherlands (Kingdom of the)0.090000.00000
599SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Netherlands Antilles0.120000.00000
687SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNew Caledonia (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.110000.00000
64SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNew Zealand0.100000.00000
505SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Nicaragua0.030000.00000
227SMS-LCAfricaNiger (Republic of the)0.080000.00000
234SMS-LCAfricaNigeria (Federal Republic of)0.090000.00000
1670SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanNorthern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the)0.000150.00000
968SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastOman (Sultanate of)0.070000.00000
92SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastPakistan (Islamic Republic of)0.060000.00000
680SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPalau (Republic of)0.050000.00000
507SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Panama (Republic of)0.030000.00000
675SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPapua New Guinea0.090000.00000
595SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Paraguay (Republic of)0.030000.00000
51SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Peru0.070000.00000
63SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPhilippines (Republic of the)0.060000.00000
48SMS-LCEuropePoland (Republic of)0.080000.00000
1939SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanPuerto Rico0.000000.00000
1787SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanPuerto Rico0.000000.00000
974SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastQatar (State of)0.050000.00000
970SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastReserved0.060000.00000
886SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesReserved0.070000.00000
262SMS-LCAfricaReunion (French Department of)0.070000.00000
7SMS-LCEurasia (Russia & Vicinity)Russian Federation0.110000.00000
250SMS-LCAfricaRwanda (Republic of)0.080000.00000
1869SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Kitts and Nevis0.030000.00000
1758SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Lucia0.030000.00000
508SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité territoriale de la République française)0.120000.00000
1784SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Vincent and the Grenadines0.030000.00000
685SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSamoa (Independent State of)0.100000.00000
378SMS-LCEuropeSan Marino (Republic of)0.050000.00000
239SMS-LCAfricaSao Tome and Principe (Democratic Republic of)0.050000.00000
966SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSaudi Arabia (Kingdom of)0.080000.00000
221SMS-LCAfricaSenegal (Republic of)0.090000.00000
381SMS-LCEuropeSerbia and Montenegro0.080000.00000
248SMS-LCAfricaSeychelles (Republic of)0.090000.00000
232SMS-LCAfricaSierra Leone0.080000.00000
65SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSingapore (Republic of)0.060000.00000
421SMS-LCEuropeSlovak Republic0.090000.00000
386SMS-LCEuropeSlovenia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
677SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSolomon Islands0.070000.00000
252SMS-LCAfricaSomali Democratic Republic0.130000.00000
27SMS-LCAfricaSouth Africa (Republic of)0.080000.00000
382SMS-LCEuropeSpare code0.080000.00000
211SMS-LCAfricaSpare code0.060000.00000
94SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic of)0.090000.00000
249SMS-LCAfricaSudan (Republic of the)0.070000.00000
597SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Suriname (Republic of)0.030000.00000
268SMS-LCAfricaSwaziland (Kingdom of)0.060000.00000
41SMS-LCEuropeSwitzerland (Confederation of)0.090000.00000
963SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSyrian Arab Republic0.070000.00000
992SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTajikistan (Republic of)0.150000.00000
255SMS-LCAfricaTanzania (United Republic of)0.080000.00000
66SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificThailand0.060000.00000
389SMS-LCEuropeThe Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0.070000.00000
228SMS-LCAfricaTogolese Republic0.050000.00000
690SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTokelau0.050000.00000
676SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTonga (Kingdom of)0.100000.00000
1868SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanTrinidad and Tobago0.030000.00000
90SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTurkey0.090000.00000
993SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTurkmenistan0.040000.00000
1649SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanTurks and Caicos Islands0.030000.00000
688SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTuvalu0.030000.00000
256SMS-LCAfricaUganda (Republic of)0.080000.00000
971SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastUnited Arab Emirates0.080000.00000
44SMS-LCEuropeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland0.120000.00000
1340SMS-LCUS, Canada, CaribbeanUnited States Virgin Islands0.010000.00000
598SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Uruguay (Eastern Republic of)0.030000.00000
998SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastUzbekistan (Republic of)0.050000.00000
678SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificVanuatu (Republic of)0.100000.00000
58SMS-LCCentral & South America (Latin America)Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)0.030000.00000
84SMS-LCEast Asia & Special ServicesViet Nam (Socialist Republic of)0.050000.00000
681SMS-LCOceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificWallis and Futuna (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.080000.00000
967SMS-LCCentral, South & Western Asia, Middle EastYemen (Republic of)0.070000.00000
260SMS-LCAfricaZambia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
263SMS-LCAfricaZimbabwe (Republic of)0.070000.00000

Toll-Free - U.S. & Canada

Surcharges via Toll-Free Originating Number

USAU.S. Cellular$0.0025$0.0025$0.005$0.005

Short Code - U.S.

Surcharges by Carrier via Short Code

All dedicated short codes incur a minimum surcharge fee of $0.0015 USD per outbound (MT) message to all carriers. Some carriers apply higher surcharge rates. See the table below for more details.

CarrierActivation FeeMigration FeeSMS OutboundSMS InboundMMS OutboundMMS Inbound
U.S. Cellular--$0.0035-$0.01$0.01

* Includes MetroPCS
** Refers to a group of carriers rather than a single entity

Carrier Surcharge Passthrough Fee

Carrier surcharge fees will be passed through to customers at the same rate charged to Aerialink by the carrier. Customers agree to pay these charges. Pass-through fees may change from time to time.

Short Code - Canada

Surcharges by Carrier via Short Code

CarrierSMS OutboundSMS Inbound

* Formerly WIND

Canadian carrier passthrough fees can be found here.

Short Code FTEU Passthrough Fees

For details about what constitutes an FTEU program, see the check out our glossary entry about FTEU (Free to End-User) programs.

Carrier/EntityActivation FeeMigration FeeSMS MTSMS MOMMS MTMMS MO
AT&T--$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.04 USD$0.04 USD
T-Mobile$500$500$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.04 USD$0.04 USD
Verizon Wireless$2,000$500$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.04 USD$0.04 USD

Note: Carrier fees are subject to change.