Messaging • Last Updated 3/26/2024

Understanding SMS number types

Watch our informative webinar and learn how to leverage number types for maximum results while avoiding common pitfalls.


By Simon Verbiest

SMS is a popular business communication channel, but the various number types available can leave users feeling overwhelmed and unsure of the best option for their use case.

Here are some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Alphanumeric, toll-free, and short code number types;
  • The benefits, costs, and ideal use case of each number type
  • Verification, compliance, and delivery caveats
  • Predictions on how each number type will evolve for messaging.

For more practical tips, read our in-depth SMS and MMS delivery guide based on a sample of 1 billion messages.

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