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A new standard for SMS Messaging in the USA

Send A2P messages with 10 digit long codes (10DLC) to bring additional security, speed and reliability to your SMS messaging.
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What is 10DLC?

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A New Number Standard

10DLC (or 10 digit long code) is a local (+1) 10-digit number enabled for A2P (application to person) messaging, which also supports voice calls. End recipients won’t see a difference, but businesses sending messages will enjoy higher security and better deliverability.

Bulk Messaging

Previously, A2P (application to person) bulk sending with a long code via SMS was filtered and blocked by operators in the US.  Now, brands can use 10DLC (or 10 digit long code) numbers to make bulk sends of up to 30 messages per second.

Registered Brands and Campaigns

10DLC requires that companies register their brands in order to receive a 10DLC number.  It also requires a unique brief for each campaign that’s going to be sent via 10DLC.  This increased regulation not only tightens security, but also opens up the speed and reliability of the new standard.

Getting the most out of 10DLC

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Account Security

Two-factor authentication (2FA) with 10DLC brings even more security through verified brands. Plus, you can use 10DLC to send mass alerts for fraud or other security threats.

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Marketing and Engagement

Send marketing and promotional messages to your audience to engage on channels that get more views than email. Or, send polls to get user feedback and insights!

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Notifications and Announcements

Send updates to account holders about new account activity or send bulk announcements to rapidly spread awareness of new features.

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Special Use Cases

10DLC also supports special use cases like conversational messaging, emergency news, sweepstakes, and even political campaigns. These use cases might require approval depending on the network operator.

How do I get started?

You can read more about 10DLC in our FAQ here.

1

Buy a number

Start by purchasing a 10DLC number in the US.

2

Register your brand

Submit details about your business and campaign

3

Link your campaign

Connect your campaign with your 10DLC

4

Start sending A2P messages

Use your new number to start sending messages

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) with 10DLC brings even more security through verified brands. Plus, you can use 10DLC to send mass alerts for fraud or other security threats.

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