A “dedicated number” is a static, unique number you can purchase for all your inbound and outbound messaging. It’s an optional extra. Without one, your outgoing SMS will be delivered to recipients from different numbers each time. While message recipients can still reply back to you through these one-off numbers, the connection will expire after 90 days. Each dedicated number is connected to a single email address; providing recipients a direct line of communication with the specific sender. For this reason, companies often assign a dedicated number to each of their sales reps or branch locations. Dedicated numbers are not available for all countries. Please check here for availability and rates in your country. Dedicated numbers do not affect the rate you pay for messages. They are a separate cost – either a one-time fee per number (for prepaid plans) or a monthly charge per number (for month-to-month plans).
- A fixed, recognizable number recipients can save.
- Local area codes are typically available.
- Can be given out instead of a personal number, to avoid off-hour interruptions.