Carrier fees are surcharges that wireless carriers apply to outbound traffic on their networks and are out of our control. We process these fees for you and pass them through with no markup. This is an industry-wide change that impacts all text messaging providers.

U.S. Carrier Fees

The current U.S. fees for SMS and MMS are below. All rates are subject to change.

Carrier

SMS

MMS

AT&T

$0.0020

$0.0035

T-Mobile, Metro and Sprint

$0.0030

$0.0100

Verizon Wireless

$0.0030

$0.0053

US Cellular

$0.0050

$0.0100

Bluegrass Cellular

$0.0025

$0.0025

C-Spire Wireless

$0.0025

$0.0100

ATNI dba Commnet

$0.0025

$0.0025

TextNow/Enflick

$0.0020

$0.0020

Claro (Puerto Rico)

$0.0045

$0.0045

Canadian Carrier Fees

The current Canadian fees for SMS and MMS are listed below. The fees below are listed in CAD, but will be charged in US Dollars (based on a trailing-average CAD to USD exchange rate). All rates are subject to change.

Carrier

SMS

MMS

Bell & Virgin Mobile

$0.0110

$0.0410

Rogers & Fido

$0.0090

$0.0150

Telus

$0.0060

$0.0100

Freedom Mobile/Wind

$0.0047

$0.0093

SaskTel

$0.0080

$0.0080

Eastlink

$0.0080

$0.0100

Videotron

$0.0070

$0.0070

How we charge these carrier fees

How we bill you for these carrier fees depends on your payment method and whether you’re on a monthly or annual plan.

In most cases, carrier fees will be charged on your monthly or annual cycle date or when accumulated fees are greater than $500, whichever is earlier.

Is it possible to predict the cost of these carrier fees ahead of time?

Since your unique contact list determines which messages will be sent through which carriers, it’s difficult to predict additional cost. That said, for most customers, the impact will be minimal.

If you want to estimate the additional cost, here’s a rough breakdown of the average percentage of messages our customers send to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and other carriers.

Carrier

Average % of Subscribers

AT&T

23%

T-Mobile

27%

Verizon

26%

Sprint

10%

Other Carriers

14%

Additional information on carrier fees

Learn more about carrier fees for SMS and MMS messages sent from toll-free phone numbers here.

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