Messaging Pricing

Account Plans

Find the best plan for you

Long Code
(10DLC)

$50

per month, per number

1 Long Code Number Included

Free Trial

Toll-Free Number
(TFN)

$50

per month, per number

1 Toll-Free Number Included

Free Trial

US Short Code
(Short Code)

$1000

per month, per number

1 Leased Short Code Included. Details

Free Trial

Chat with us about volume discounts or custom connectivity.

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Compare the plans in detail

BASIC MESSAGING
TRANSACTION FEES
SETUP FEES
CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT

Basic Messaging Features

Features

10DLC

TFN

Shortcode

Mass Messaging (?)

Limited

Limited

Unlimited

Messaging API (?)

Included
Included
Included

MMS Optimization (?)

Included
Included
Included

Delivery Reports (?)

Included
Included
Included

Multi-User Login (?)

Included
Included
Included

Message History (?)

Included
Included
Included

Technical Support (?)

Email

Email

Phone/Email

Transaction Fees

Features

10DLC

TFN

Shortcode

SMS Messaging (?)
*Includes carrier passthrough fees.

$0.02/SMS US
$0.02/SMS CA

$0.02/SMS US
$0.02/SMS CA

$0.01/SMS US
$0.02/SMS CA

MMS Messaging (?)
*Includes carrier passthrough fees.

$0.04/MMS US
$0.04/MMS CA

$0.04/MMS US
$0.04/MMS CA

$0.03/MMS US
$0.04/MMS CA

Automations via Webhooks (?)

$0.01/trigger or action

$0.01/trigger or action

$0.01/trigger or action

Personalized Image API (?)

$0.01/image

$0.01/image

$0.01/image

iCal Generator API (?)

$0.01/iCal

$0.01/iCal

$0.01/iCal

vCard Generator API (?)

$0.01/vCard

$0.01/vCard

$0.01/vCard

SMS Click Tracking (?)

$0.01/click tracked

$0.01/click tracked

$0.01/click tracked

Contact us for International SMS pricing.

Setup Fees

Features

10DLC

TFN

Shortcode

Campaign Brief Filing & Number Provisioning

$50

$50

$750

Campaign Verify (Political Campaigns Only)

$95

$95

$95

Campaign Management

Features

10DLC

TFN

Shortcode

Automatic Message Replies (?)

Included
Included
Included

Message Scheduling (?)

Included
Included
Included

Personalized Text (?)

Included
Included
Included

SMS Surveys (?)

Included
Included
Included

Unlimited Keywords (?)

Included
Included
Included

Unlimited Contacts (?)

Included
Included
Included

Opt-in List Management (?)

Included
Included
Included

SMS and MMS Inbox (?)

Included
Included
Included

Import / Export Contacts (?)

Included
Included
Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does billing work?

Each monthly billing period, you are invoiced for your account and numbers in the beginning of the monthly cycle, and will be charged for the messages you send and other usage fees (if any) at the end of the monthly cycle.

How does cancellation work?

If you have a contract or order form, your cancellation terms will be defined in your agreement. You can contact us by email anytime to give notice of cancellation. Your cancellation date will be subject to the agreed upon notice period and will be effective at the end of that monthly cycle. For monthly plans, typically we require 30 days prior notice of cancellation for each account. For annual plans, typically we require 30 days notice before of your annual renewal but may be 90 days before if we are pre-paying for your quarterly short code lease.

Can I pay for your service month-to-month?

10DLC and TFN service may be purchased on a month to month basis without a long term commitment but setup fees will apply to re-activations.  For shortcodes, we require an annual commitment if we are paying to leasing your short code from the registry or if you have negotiated special messaging rates, message throughput or require custom connectivity with us. If you elect to prepay for your short code lease fees in advance, we may offer you an option to cancel your short code service with us by giving 30 days advance notice. You are always free to take your numbers to a new vendor if they support the transfer.  Contact us for other options.

How do I set up a shortcode?

Skycore can lease a shortcode for you or you can lease one yourself through usshortcodes.com. The monthly fees for the short code lease are the same whether you register it directly or through Skycore. If you choose a random shortcode, the monthly lease fee is $500. If you choose a vanity shortcode, the monthly lease fee is $1,000. To provision and activate a short code there is a setup fee per short code charged by each mobile network operator. Together, we must file a campaign brief with each carrier to activate the short code after the number is leased. Short code lease fees included in the Short Code plan are for Random Short codes at $500/month. If you choose a vanity shortcode, you would pay the difference. If you decide to lease a short code directly yourself, we will credit your account $500/month.

Can I migrate an existing shortcode to Skycore?

If you have an existing shortcode, you can migrate it to Skycore. Skycore will provide a shortcode migration form for you to fill out to determine if the migration will require migrating connectivity or updating your campaign brief.

Can I migrate a shortcode away from Skycore?

Yes, any shortcode you provisioned with Skycore can be moved to a different messaging service provider. We do not believe in vendor lock-in and will help with your migration if you are not satisfied with our services.

How do 10 DLCs work?

A long code (10 digit number or 10DLC) enables you to trigger text messages from regular 10 digit phone numbers. You are required to register your brand and your texting use case to get the 10DLC activated. A risk score will be generated by a third party which will determine how many messages the number can send per day and how fast. 10DLC numbers can send bulk application to person, 2-way chat and transactional messaging to all US Carriers. 10DLC are lightly filtered by Carriers for spam and will be blocked without notice if a business violates their use case or receives spam complaints. The rules around 10DLC are subject to change. Skycore will register your brand and campaign for you ($50 setup fee). If you are using a 10 DLC for a political campaign, your campaign needs to be vetted through a third party called Campaign Verify. Campaign Verify is a $95 fee and verification is valid for 2 years.

How do TFNs work?

A Toll Free Number (TFN) enables you to deliver messages over a messaging enabled toll free number. Only one business is allowed on each TFN, they cannot be shared. TFN numbers are used for application to person messaging, 2 way chat and transactional messaging in low to moderate volumes and therefore throughput is limited to a few messages per second. Toll Free numbers are heavily filtered for SPAM and will be blocked without notice or reason. Due to this, TFN SMS traffic should be kept at low volumes. The rules around TFNs are subject to change. Skycore needs to submit a campaign brief on your behalf to get the TFN use case approved and your message content and URLs whitelisted on the SPAM filter. This incurs a $50 setup fee.

What payment options are available?

We accept Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) payments for all account plans. We accept Wire Transfer, ACH, Check(US banks only) with NET 30 terms for accounts with regular invoices of $500/month and above. If you require custom terms, contact us.

Can I use your service in other countries?

Contact us for global service and delivery options. Every country has different messaging rates, limitations and requirements

Can I import my existing customers?

You can import your existing opt-in customer list if you have their express written consent to receive marketing text messages from your company. You can import your employees’ phone numbers and contact info as long as they are still employed, have not opted-out of text messages from you, and the messages you send are not marketing related.

Can I export my data?

Yes. You can export your data in a CSV file format. This includes your opt-in lists, unsubscribe lists and messaging history.

Who owns the data generated?

You own all of the data you import and generate through the platform. When you cancel your account, we delete all of your data. We only retain a backup of anonymized message meta data for regulatory compliance purposes as required by law.