10 DLC, or ten-digit long code, is here and it's a big deal for businesses. Here's what you need to know for 10 DLC compliance.
10 DLC compliance is now required for businesses who send SMS or MMS. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe you have unanswered questions or some concerns. This article arms you with exactly what you need to know and do to ensure your business has 10 DLC compliance.
First, a quick roundup of some helpful resources:
Now, here’s what you need to know and do to make sure you have secured 10 DLC compliance.
To comply with the new 10 DLC requirements, you will need to migrate your A2P (app to person) messages to 10 DLC (10 digit long code).
Your A2P provider should instruct you on how to migrate to a 10 DLC.
Salesmsg users will be able to submit their migration requests through the Salesmsg app.
You’ll be notified through the app and through email when it’s time to do so.
If you don’t have an A2P provider, you should sign up for a vendor as soon as possible to make sure you’re 100% compliant with the new business text messaging rules.
The all-in cost is $54 plus a monthly recurring fee.
Here’s how it breaks down.
In addition, your A2P provider may charge you for the service.
For Salesmsg users, all 10 DLC costs are pass through, meaning the platform does not charge anything extra for 10 DLC registration and migration.
There are additional per-message surcharges that vary based on the carrier.
Here are those charges for the major carriers.
For example, if your carrier is Verizon and you send an SMS to 100 recipients, your charge is 25 cents.
If you are a US Cellular customer sending an MMS to 200 recipients, it will cost one dollar.
Salesmsg will not charge markup for carrier fees.
To restate, all 10 DLC required fees will be 100% passthrough for all Salesmsg users.
10 DLC compliance is imperative, but there is a grace period with most carriers extending to June 1, 2021.
After this time, accounts may be charged fines for noncompliance. So far, AT&T and T-Mobile have announced their fines:
Starting March 1, long code traffic that is not registered as 10DLC, will incur the following fines
These fines are per message, so a violation of 1,000 outbound SMS messages that terminate to AT&T will cost $30.
T-mobile plans to levy larger fines for accounts that do not register or otherwise violate the new 10 DLC policies.
Any business that uses MMS, SMS, or text messaging of any kind will need to secure 10 DLC compliance this year.
It's not a matter of if. It's a matter of when.
As soon as possible, make sure your business has 10 DLC compliance by following the guidelines in this article.
Now that you know what to do now, here's your quick guide to what to do next for 10 DLC compliance:
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