Messaging Fees

+1-Originated Number Surcharges

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 which are excluded as of March 1st, 2018 from these carrier surcharge fees. 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 03/01/2018

Country CodeRegionCountryOutbound Surcharge USDInbound Credit USD
1CANUS, Canada, CaribbeanCanada0.001650.00000
1USAUS, Canada, CaribbeanUnited States of America0.000150.00000
1242US, Canada, CaribbeanBahamas (Commonwealth of the)0.000150.00000
1246US, Canada, CaribbeanBarbados0.030000.00000
1264US, Canada, CaribbeanAnguilla0.030000.00000
1268US, Canada, CaribbeanAntigua and Barbuda0.030000.00000
1284US, Canada, CaribbeanBritish Virgin Islands0.030000.00000
1340US, Canada, CaribbeanUnited States Virgin Islands0.000150.00000
1345US, Canada, CaribbeanCayman Islands0.030000.00000
1441US, Canada, CaribbeanBermuda0.030000.00000
1473US, Canada, CaribbeanGrenada0.030000.00000
1649US, Canada, CaribbeanTurks and Caicos Islands0.030000.00000
1664US, Canada, CaribbeanMontserrat0.030000.00000
1670US, Canada, CaribbeanNorthern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the)0.000150.00000
1671US, Canada, CaribbeanGuam0.000150.00000
1684US, Canada, CaribbeanAmerican Samoa0.000150.00000
1758US, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Lucia0.030000.00000
1767US, Canada, CaribbeanDominica (Commonwealth of)0.030000.00000
1784US, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Vincent and the Grenadines0.030000.00000
1787US, Canada, CaribbeanPuerto Rico0.000150.00000
1809US, Canada, CaribbeanDominican Republic0.060000.00000
1829US, Canada, CaribbeanDominican Republic0.060000.00000
1849US, Canada, CaribbeanDominican Republic0.060000.00000
1868US, Canada, CaribbeanTrinidad and Tobago0.030000.00000
1869US, Canada, CaribbeanSaint Kitts and Nevis0.030000.00000
1876US, Canada, CaribbeanJamaica0.030000.00000
1979US, Canada, CaribbeanPuerto Rico0.010000.00000
20AfricaEgypt (Arab Republic of)0.070000.05000
211AfricaSpare code0.070000.00000
212AfricaMorocco (Kingdom of)0.070000.06000
213AfricaAlgeria (People’s Democratic Republic of)0.090000.05000
218AfricaLibya (Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)0.070000.00000
220AfricaGambia (Republic of the)0.070000.00000
221AfricaSenegal (Republic of)0.090000.05000
222AfricaMauritania (Islamic Republic of)0.130000.00000
223AfricaMali (Republic of)0.090000.07000
224AfricaGuinea (Republic of)0.080000.00000
225AfricaCôte d’Ivoire (Republic of)0.080000.05000
226AfricaBurkina Faso0.090000.05000
227AfricaNiger (Republic of the)0.090000.00000
228AfricaTogolese Republic0.060000.04000
229AfricaBenin (Republic of)0.070000.04000
230AfricaMauritius (Republic of)0.090000.00000
231AfricaLiberia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
232AfricaSierra Leone0.080000.00000
234AfricaNigeria (Federal Republic of)0.090000.00000
235AfricaChad (Republic of)0.090000.00000
236AfricaCentral African Republic0.070000.00000
237AfricaCameroon (Republic of)0.070000.03000
238AfricaCape Verde (Republic of)0.070000.00000
239AfricaSao Tome and Principe (Democratic Republic of)0.060000.04000
240AfricaEquatorial Guinea (Republic of)0.070000.05000
241AfricaGabonese Republic0.080000.00000
242AfricaCongo (Republic of the)0.080000.05000
243AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo0.080000.02000
244AfricaAngola (Republic of)0.070000.04000
245AfricaGuinea-Bissau (Republic of)0.070000.05000
248AfricaSeychelles (Republic of)0.100000.00000
249AfricaSudan (Republic of the)0.070000.00000
250AfricaRwanda (Republic of)0.090000.00000
251AfricaEthiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of)0.060000.05000
252AfricaSomali Democratic Republic0.130000.00000
253AfricaDjibouti (Republic of)0.060000.04000
254AfricaKenya (Republic of)0.090000.05000
255AfricaTanzania (United Republic of)0.090000.00000
256AfricaUganda (Republic of)0.090000.00000
257AfricaBurundi (Republic of)0.070000.00000
258AfricaMozambique (Republic of)0.090000.03000
260AfricaZambia (Republic of)0.080000.05000
261AfricaMadagascar (Republic of)0.080000.05000
262AfricaReunion (French Department of)0.070000.00000
263AfricaZimbabwe (Republic of)0.070000.00000
264AfricaNamibia (Republic of)0.070000.04000
266AfricaLesotho (Kingdom of)0.090000.00000
267AfricaBotswana (Republic of)0.070000.05000
268AfricaSwaziland (Kingdom of)0.070000.05000
269AfricaComoros and Mayotte Island0.080000.05000
27AfricaSouth Africa (Republic of)0.090000.00000
298AfricaFaroe Islands0.090000.00000
299EuropeGreenland (Denmark)0.000000.00000
31EuropeNetherlands (Kingdom of the)0.090000.00000
355EuropeAlbania (Republic of)0.080000.01000
357EuropeCyprus (Republic of)0.060000.00000
359EuropeBulgaria (Republic of)0.110000.00000
36EuropeHungary (Republic of)0.070000.00000
370EuropeLithuania (Republic of)0.080000.04000
371EuropeLatvia (Republic of)0.080000.00000
372EuropeEstonia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
373EuropeMoldova (Republic of)0.080000.02000
374EuropeArmenia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
375EuropeBelarus (Republic of)0.080000.00000
376EuropeAndorra (Principality of)0.060000.00000
377EuropeMonaco (Principality of)0.090000.07000
378EuropeSan Marino (Republic of)0.060000.00000
381EuropeSerbia and Montenegro0.090000.00000
382EuropeSpare code0.090000.00000
385EuropeCroatia (Republic of)0.090000.00000
386EuropeSlovenia (Republic of)0.080000.00000
387EuropeBosnia and Herzegovina0.080000.01000
389EuropeThe Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0.080000.00000
41EuropeSwitzerland (Confederation of)0.110000.00000
420EuropeCzech Republic0.090000.00000
421EuropeSlovak Republic0.090000.02000
423EuropeLiechtenstein (Principality of)0.080000.00000
44EuropeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland0.100000.00000
48EuropePoland (Republic of)0.090000.00000
49EuropeGermany (Federal Republic of)0.090000.00000
500Central & South America (Latin America)Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.060000.00000
501Central & South America (Latin America)Belize0.000000.00000
502Central & South America (Latin America)Guatemala (Republic of)0.030000.00000
503Central & South America (Latin America)El Salvador (Republic of)0.030000.00000
504Central & South America (Latin America)Honduras (Republic of)0.030000.00000
505Central & South America (Latin America)Nicaragua0.040000.04000
506Central & South America (Latin America)Costa Rica0.050000.00000
507Central & South America (Latin America)Panama (Republic of)0.040000.00000
508Central & South America (Latin America)Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité territoriale de la République française)0.120000.00000
509Central & South America (Latin America)Haiti (Republic of)0.070000.00000
51Central & South America (Latin America)Peru0.080000.00000
52Central & South America (Latin America)Mexico0.040000.00000
53Central & South America (Latin America)Cuba0.070000.00000
54Central & South America (Latin America)Argentine Republic0.040000.00000
55Central & South America (Latin America)Brazil (Federative Republic of)0.080000.00000
56Central & South America (Latin America)Chile0.080000.00000
57Central & South America (Latin America)Colombia (Republic of)0.050000.00000
58Central & South America (Latin America)Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)0.040000.00000
590Central & South America (Latin America)Guadeloupe (French Department of)0.070000.00000
591Central & South America (Latin America)Bolivia (Republic of)0.070000.00000
592Central & South America (Latin America)Guyana0.030000.00000
593Central & South America (Latin America)Ecuador0.090000.00000
594Central & South America (Latin America)French Guiana (French Department of)0.000000.00000
595Central & South America (Latin America)Paraguay (Republic of)0.030000.00000
596Central & South America (Latin America)Martinique (French Department of)0.000000.00000
597Central & South America (Latin America)Suriname (Republic of)0.030000.00000
598Central & South America (Latin America)Uruguay (Eastern Republic of)0.070000.00000
599Central & South America (Latin America)Netherlands Antilles0.030000.00000
60Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMalaysia0.070000.04000
61Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificAustralia0.100000.00000
62Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificIndonesia (Republic of)0.060000.00000
63Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPhilippines (Republic of the)0.040000.00000
64Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNew Zealand0.100000.08000
65Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSingapore (Republic of)0.070000.00000
66Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificThailand0.100000.00000
670Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste0.060000.03000
672Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificAustralian External Territories0.060000.04000
673Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificBrunei Darussalam0.060000.04000
674Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNauru (Republic of)0.100000.07000
675Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPapua New Guinea0.100000.00000
676Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTonga (Kingdom of)0.090000.05000
677Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSolomon Islands0.070000.00000
678Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificVanuatu (Republic of)0.100000.00000
679Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificFiji (Republic of)0.100000.00000
680Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificPalau (Republic of)0.060000.00000
681Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificWallis and Futuna (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.080000.08000
682Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificCook Islands0.080000.04000
685Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificSamoa (Independent State of)0.070000.04000
686Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificKiribati (Republic of)0.060000.04000
687Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificNew Caledonia (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.110000.10000
688Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTuvalu0.030000.02000
689Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificFrench Polynesia (Territoire français d’outre-mer)0.090000.08000
690Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificTokelau0.060000.04000
691Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMicronesia (Federated States of)0.060000.04000
692Oceana & Southeast Asia/South PacificMarshall Islands (Republic of the)0.060000.04000
7Eurasia (Russia & Vicinity)Russian Federation0.100000.00000
81East Asia & Special ServicesJapan0.090000.00000
82East Asia & Special ServicesKorea (Republic of)0.030000.02000
84East Asia & Special ServicesViet Nam (Socialist Republic of)0.070000.00000
852East Asia & Special ServicesHong Kong, China0.090000.00000
853East Asia & Special ServicesMacao, China0.070000.06000
855East Asia & Special ServicesCambodia (Kingdom of)0.100000.00000
856East Asia & Special ServicesLao People’s Democratic Republic0.070000.06000
86East Asia & Special ServicesChina (People’s Republic of)0.040000.01000
870East Asia & Special ServicesInmarsat SNAC0.100000.08000
880East Asia & Special ServicesBangladesh (People’s Republic of)0.080000.01000
881East Asia & Special ServicesInternational Mobile, shared code0.100000.08000
882East Asia & Special ServicesInternational Networks, shared code0.100000.01000
886East Asia & Special ServicesReserved0.070000.00000
90Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTurkey0.070000.05000
91Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIndia (Republic of)0.060000.02000
92Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastPakistan (Islamic Republic of)0.070000.04000
93Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastAfghanistan0.070000.04000
94Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic of)0.070000.00000
95Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMyanmar (Union of)0.120000.04000
960Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMaldives (Republic of)0.060000.04000
961Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastLebanon0.070000.04000
962Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastJordan (Hashemite Kingdom of)0.090000.00000
963Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSyrian Arab Republic0.070000.03000
964Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIraq (Republic of)0.080000.00000
965Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastKuwait (State of)0.070000.05000
966Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastSaudi Arabia (Kingdom of)0.080000.06000
967Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastYemen (Republic of)0.070000.00000
968Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastOman (Sultanate of)0.080000.05000
970Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastReserved0.060000.04000
971Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastUnited Arab Emirates0.070000.05000
972Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIsrael (State of)0.090000.05000
973Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastBahrain (Kingdom of)0.030000.00000
974Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastQatar (State of)0.060000.00000
975Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastBhutan (Kingdom of)0.060000.00000
976Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastMongolia0.060000.00000
977Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastNepal0.070000.04000
98Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastIran (Islamic Republic of)0.040000.00000
992Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTajikistan (Republic of)0.090000.00000
993Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastTurkmenistan0.040000.02000
994Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastAzerbaijani Republic0.100000.02000
995Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastGeorgia0.070000.00000
996Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastKyrgyz Republic0.050000.00000
998Central, South & Western Asia, Middle EastUzbekistan (Republic of)0.050000.02000

U.S. Short Code Surcharges

All dedicated short codes incur a minimum surcharge fee of $0.0015 USD per outbound (MT) message to all carriers with the exception of AT&T, who does not impose a surcharge at this time. Some carriers apply higher surcharge rates. See the table below for more details.

CarrierSMS OutboundSMS InboundMMS OutboundMMS Inbound
US Cellular$0.0035-$0.01$0.01

Note: Due to Sprint’s recent reduction in video MMS fees, they are now charging the same amount for MMS audio, image and video (whereas previously, video MMS fees had been higher.
Note2: Formerly listed in this table, Cricket is now operating under the Aio Wireless GSM network (owned by AT&T). This carrier does not currently support MMS, though support for this feature has been sought and steps are being made to include it.
*Now includes reach to Metro PCS as they are now under the same GSM network.

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.

Canadian Short Code Surcharges

CarrierSMS OutboundSMS Inbound

Canadian carrier passthrough fees can be found here.

FTEU Program Passthrough Fees

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

AT&T$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.02 USD
Sprint$0.025 USD$0.025 USD$0.025 USD$0.025 USD
T-Mobile$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.04 USD$0.04 USD
Verizon Wireless$0.02 USD$0.02 USD$0.04 USD$0.04 USD

Note: These fees are standard across all carriers and SMS aggregators and are subject to change from time to time.

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