You will automatically be assigned a temporary phone number after signing up. You'll see this number in our onboarding, on your dashboard page or whenever you send a message. After your trial, you have the option to buy your own number or register to get on a shortcode.


Regular Number

These numbers are regular phone numbers in any area code. They allow you to send up to 200 messages per day from your purchased credits. 

Pros

  • These numbers are great for reminders, alerts, and two-way conversations. 
  • These are meant for peer-to-peer messaging, not blasting.
  • You can pick your own number, in your own area code.
  • They can be instantly set up for use.
  • A private number that you own.
  • People can call this number and you can forward it to your main line (1 credit per minute).
  • You can setup voicemail.
  • You send standard text messages (SMS) for 1 credit or enhanced text messages (MMS) for 2 credits.

Cons

  • They can not be used for marketing.
  • 1 message per second speed.
  • If a carrier spots patterns that look like marketing traffic or that contains links, you could be shut down without warning.


Toll-Free Number

These numbers are toll-free starting with 833, 844, 855, or 866. They allow you to send up to 10,000 messages per day from your purchased credits. 

Pros

  • These numbers are great for marketing, reminders, alerts, and two-way conversations. 
  • These can be used for peer-to-peer or group blasting.
  • They can be instantly set up for use.
  • A private number that you own.
  • People can call this number and you can forward it to your main line (1 credit per minute).
  • You can setup voicemail.
  • You send standard text messages (SMS) for 1 credit or enhanced text messages (MMS) for 2 credits.

Cons

  • You can not send inline images with these numbers. Images are added as a link.


Dedicated Shortcode Number

These numbers are the most commonly used for marketing and big volume message sending. 

Pros

  • These numbers are great for marketing, big volume, and big brands.
  • Unlimited messages per day.
  • 30 messages per second speed.
  • A private number that you own.
  • Unlimited free keywords.

Cons

  • 8 - 12 week setup time.
  • Strict carrier approval process.
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