Pay-as-you-go SMS API pricing

Prices are applied per message part based on the destination and type of the message, as well as the carrier to which the SMS is being sent. You’re only charged for what you use - nothing more.

Get even deeper discounts with a committed usage agreement.

Pay-as-you-go Phone Number Pricing

Number type used
Clean Local Numbers1
... / mo
One (1) SMS per ten seconds
Toll-Free Numbers1
... / mo
20 SMS per second
High-volume short code
$1,000.00 / mo
100 SMS per second. Contact us for higher volumes
Use your existing number
Local prefix
... / mo
One (1) SMS per ten seconds
  1. An additional charge of $0.10 / mo applies to add SMS and MMS capabilities to a number.

In-Depth Messaging pricing

SMS-capable Number pricing

Number type used
... / mo
+ ... / message
... / mo
+ ... / message
Random short code
$1,000.00 / mo
+ ... / message
Vanity short code
$2,000.00 / mo
+ ... / message

Outbound SMS pricing

Our purpose-built global IP network and partnerships with Tier-1 carriers across the globe give you unmatched reach. Use the search box to see the price to send a message anywhere on earth.

Our best-in-class customer support team and on-call engineers are available 24/7 to all of our customers, as standard - without the minimum spend requirements imposed by other providers.

Volume Discounts for SMS API Pricing

When your usage passes the volume thresholds laid out below, subsequent usage will be billed at discounted rates - no negotiation necessary.

Phone Number Volume pricing

Numbers Per Month
Local Numbers
Toll-Free Numbers

Other providers charge an extra fee for toll-free numbers, limiting your ability to scale.

Custom volume pricing for Messaging

Telnyx offers greater discounts as you scale, or when you're ready to commit to monthly usage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Telnyx offers lower prices than Twilio for SMS. With Telnyx, there’s no charge to receive local number SMS, and they’re just $0.0025 to send. Meanwhile, Twilio charges $0.0075 to send and receive local number SMS. Like Twilio, we also offer automatic tiered volume discounts, with no negotiation required. Switching from Twilio to Telnyx for your messaging needs has never been easier with our new Twexit API, which lets you migrate with just a few changes to your existing code!

The cost to send an SMS depends on traffic type. Local number SMS send for $0.0025, outbound short code messages start at $0.0070, and toll-free numbers start at $0.0055.

With Telnyx messaging, you can receive SMS for free on a local number. With other traffic types and for sending SMS with local numbers, there are costs administered on a per message basis.

The per message prices in the tables above do not include the cost of buying numbers. Our Mission Control Portal allows you to easily search, provision and buy local, short code, and toll free numbers.

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