FreeText SMS Short Codes

Overview

MX Telecom offers FreeText SMS short codes across all UK networks. This means that truly free two-way SMS services can be offered by service providers, where the cost to the end user of texting a short code is zero.

Completely free services for end users can be set up, with users not needing to even pay their standard text messaging rate for sending an SMS into a short code.

The cost of inbound messages to FreeText short codes is covered by the service provider. It is also possible of course to send a free response message back to the user if required, via the MX Telecom Bulk SMS Service.

Upon receipt of an SMS on to your Short Code number, the MX Telecom SMS Gateway will automatically either pass the message onto your servers over the Internet via a technical interface, or pass the message to your account on one of our hosted web applications.

For more information on receiving messages from the MX Telecom Gateway, please see How to Connect.

Pricing

The MX Telecom SMS FreeText Short Code Service is currently available with the Network Operators listed and at the charges shown in the tables below. Only dedicated FreeText SMS short codes are available and there are no set up fees.

FreeText Short Code Fees

Network Operators Monthly Fee (GBP)
Vodafone 200
O2 200
Orange 200
T-Mobile 200
Three 150
Virgin Mobile 150


Per Inbound SMS Message Fees

The charges for inbound SMS messages received on FreeText SMS short codes are detailed in the following tables and are on a per network basis. All charges are in GBP pence and do not include VAT.

Vodafone FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A 0 - 20,000 7.0
B 20,001 - 50,000 6.5
C 50,001 - 100,000 6.0
D 100,001 - 250,000 5.0
E 250,001 - 500,000 4.5
F 500,001 + 3.9


O2 FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A All Volumes 7.0


Orange FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A All Volumes 6.0


T-Mobile FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A 0 - 25,000 7.0
B 25,001 - 250,000 6.5
C 250,001 + 4.5


Three FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A 0 - 24,999 7.0
B 25,000 - 49,999 6.5
C 50,000 - 99,999 6.0
D 100,000 - 249,999 5.0
E 250,000 - 499,999 4.5
F 500,000 - 999,999 4.2
G 1,000,000 + 3.9


Virgin FreeText Charges

Band Monthly Volume Per Received SMS Charge
(GBP pence)
A 0 - 25,000 7.0
B 25,001 - 100,000 6.5
C 100,001 - 250,000 4.5
D 250,001 - 500,000 4.2
E 500,001 + 3.9

Account Setup

The time required for setting up an SMS FreeText Short Code can vary depending on the network, but is in the region of one month across the five main UK networks (Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Three) and at least 6 weeks on Virgin Mobile.

Sign Up

To Sign up for an MX Telecom SMS FreeText Short Code, please contact sales@mxtelecom.com or call 0845 666 7778 (+44 845 666 7778).



For more information, please contact us at 0845 666 7778 or via email at sales@uk.openmarket.com.