Send High-Volume SMS From a Local Number
With 10DLC (10-digit long codes), you can reliably message large groups of contacts from a number they recognize and trust.
- Sanctioned by carriers for A2P SMS messaging
- Faster set-up and more affordable than short codes
- Compatible with new and existing local numbers
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What Is 10DLC?
Before 10DLC, 10-digit numbers were only sanctioned for P2P (person-to-person) messaging. Now, businesses can access a much higher throughput rate. In other words, more messages per minute can be sent on 10DLC than on traditional 10-digit numbers. This makes 10DLC an attractive option for businesses that want to engage in SMS marketing.
10DLC is designed to replace shared short codes, which present a higher risk of spam. It is also more affordable than dedicated short codes.
Why Should You Use 10DLC?
Faster, more reliable, and trusted by customers. 10DLC is the next generation of text messaging.
Recognizable Area Code
Ever received a call from an unfamiliar area code? You probably ignored it. Your customers do the same thing! Even with texts. Reach them more effectively with 10DLC.
Reliable, Fast Delivery
With 10DLC, your messages are sent from a number sanctioned for A2P messaging. This means you can count on them to be delivered quickly.
Want the security and reliability of a dedicated short code, without the high cost? A 10-digit long code is a more cost-effective alternative.
How to Get Started with 10DLC
It takes a few steps to provision your 10DLC number. When you partner with us, our team guides you through the whole process.
Obtain Your Trust ScoreWe’ll help you submit information about your brand and use case to receive a trust score from an independent rating agency. Carriers use this to determine your throughput per second (TPS).
- This step is optional but recommended
- Trust scores range from 1-100
- A higher score could lead to higher TPS
Text-Enable Your Number or Get a New OneSelect the number you’d like to send your messages from. This number is all yours. You don’t share it with any other brands.
- Text-enable your existing number
- Your voice service will continue as normal
- Select an area code and get a new number
Send and Receive MessagesBuilt for more than just bulk texts, our platform lets you hold one-on-one conversations with your customers using your 10-digit long code, too.
- Use MMS to send photos and rich media
- Leverage advanced features like automated texts
- Add teammates to help manage replies
A2P 10DLC vs. Other Alternatives
See how 10DLC SMS stacks up to messaging on other types of phone numbers.
|Name||Shared Short Codes||Dedicated Short Codes||Toll-Free Numbers||10DLC|
|Approved for A2P Messaging||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports Voice Calls||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Local Area Code||No||No||No||Yes|
|Number of Msgs Per Second||High||High||Medium||High|