[VoiceOps] Upcoming Fees for Text Enabled Telephone Numbers (Bandwidth.com)

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Tue Dec 15 11:50:48 EST 2015

Finally got the fee documentation. There is $0.01 being added per
DID per month for SMS-enabled DIDs, but this fee is a new one: $0.09 (!)
per Toll Free Number per month for SMS.

Whoa... where did that come from? Anyone know? Why is TF 9x higher than


On Thu, 5 Nov 2015, Peter Beckman wrote:

> So I got this today from Bandwidth.com. A quick Google search yields no
> announcements or news that I can see. A call to Bandwidth got me zero
> information about how much this new "fee" will be on each number.
> Anybody have any more in-depth information about this?
>    Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 14:43:24
>    Subject: Upcoming Fees for Text Enabled Telephone Numbers
>    Valued Bandwidth SMS / Messaging Customers,
>    We want to take this opportunity to inform you of some changes taking
>    place in the SMS messaging industry. These changes will impact the fees
>    associated with your account.
>    The messaging industry is implementing a new monthly subscription fee
>    for each text-enabled number. These fees will be issued by central
>    registries (NetNumber and Somos (formerly SMS/800)) to which carriers
>    and messaging providers (including Bandwidth) send records for message
>    routing purposes.
>    We anticipate that these central registries will begin invoicing
>    Bandwidth for these monthly fees as soon as January 2016. Bandwidth is
>    developing tools (GUI and API) to empower our customers to manage these
>    costs by enabling or disabling messaging based upon individual
>    telephone numbers. When Bandwidth deploys these tools, we will also
>    begin to apply the appropriate monthly fee associated with messaging
>    services.
>    In preparation for these changes, please contact Bandwidth at
>    xxx-xxx-xxxx by 11/20/2015, so we can provide you additional
>    information and applicable paperwork, if any, for this new service.
>    Thank you for your business,Bandwidth
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> Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
> beckman at angryox.com                                 http://www.angryox.com/
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