How to Buy SMS Credits

SMS credits (text) are bought separately and aren’t included in any version of Booking Ultra Pro. The cost vary depending on the region, the price range goes from $0.08 to $0.2 for one message of 160 characters or less.

Adding Funds To My Account:

1) Login to your BUP Account.

2) Click on the “Add funds” button

How much does it cost to send a message with more than 160 characters?

As part of the SMPP specifications, when we receive a request that includes more than 160 characters we must split up the messages in order to send them. They will then be reassembled into a single message on most handsets.

You will be billed per message, not per request. For example, if you send a message with 200 characters to a US mobile number, you are charged for $0.1*2= $0.2. Note that special header needs to be appended to handle concatenated messages, so each segment can only contain up to 153 characters.

Messages with one or more non-GSM characters have to be sent using UCS-2 encoding and can only contain 67 characters per segment for multi-part messages. Therefore, sending a message with 150 characters that includes a non-GSM character would cost you $0.1*3= $0.3

Please note that special characters can trigger an encoding which increases the character count. For example, é, â, ä, and more. Any links (to your website, to cancel or to reschedule) will add additional characters.

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