Speed of Text Campaigns

Modified on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 at 10:07 AM

Looking to speed up your campaigns?

Have a large list of contacts that you want to reach faster?

Here is what you could do:

SMS (Text) carriers have limitations on how fast you can deliver messages using regular 10-digit numbers. Sending too many messages too quickly can affect your delivery rate. The limitation of sending messages using long-code is up to 50 messages per hour (based on the carrier).

If you want to send more than 50 messages per hour, you need to use the option of ShortCode.


Keep in mind that when using the Short Code, you are losing 2-way SMS capabilities. The recipient will not be able to respond to your messages. So, your call to action (text message) should not request they reply back.

Problems with Sending campaigns TOO FAST

1. If you have a message that includes a call to action to call your business, or to claim the offer - you might get too many responses too fast - that you will not be able to handle. 

2. If you have called to action to reply to the message, and you use shortcode, while the client will be able to respond to the message, you will not be able to see responses. Shortcode is a shared number and it's not exclusively used only for your business. 

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