10 Digit Long Code (10DLC)

What is 10DLC

10 Digit Long Code (10DLC) is a channel mobile carriers have designated for business-to-consumer messaging over local phone numbers.

Think of this as the Verified checkbox found in Twitter but for SMS.

10DLC is the new standard for Application-to-Person (A2P) text messaging utilizing a traditional 10 digit phone number. Although similar to the existing long code, 10DLC is a reliable messaging channel with throughput levels suitable for SMS campaigns which is sanctioned by the mobile operators for A2P messaging.

Why does 10DLC matter?

North American carriers are moving away from unsanctioned long codes and are launching 10DLC as a sanctioned A2P messaging service. It is important to register your 10DLC business and campaign to avoid fines and blocked messages in the future.

If a business decides not to register their brand and continues using their 10DLC phone number, they will eventually experience disruption of service. Certain carriers will stop supporting SMS traffic from 10DLC numbers that are unregistered.

Benefits of 10DLC

Quiq has made the process of registering for 10DLC simple. Quiq takes care of the entire process for your business. By filling out the necessary questions within our platform, we will take care of the rest. Our experts will assist you in becoming 10DLC compliant.

Once you’re 10 DLC Compliant your business will gain the benefits of:

  • Text from a recognized local area code
  • Improved deliverability
  • Text and call on the same phone number
  • A regulated channel protect from spam