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Announcing free SMS for development and new worldwide production pricing

Posted on December 19, 2013 by Johnny Diggz

sms-imageAs I’m sure you’ve noticed, a lot of things have been changing around Tropo lately, including new partnerships with telco operators around the world, a corporate name change, and a brand new website.   But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to developers.

We’re happy to announce that Tropo SMS is now completely free for development.  While you’re testing your app, bootstrapping your startup, racing to win the next hackathon, you don’t need to worry about “topping up” your Tropo account with cash…we have you covered.  And when you’re ready to move your application to production, you’ll know exactly what your pricing will be.

Recently we announced new pricing rates to send SMS messages to destinations outside the United States and Canada.  While the new pricing has not yet gone into effect, many of you expressed concern that for certain destinations, the new pricing appeared out of alignment with the market.  We took these concerns very seriously and decided to take a closer look at the proposed pricing.

After looking closely the rates we published in November, we are happy to announce new Worldwide Pricing for SMS messages, in some cases offering International SMS rates significantly lower than previously announced.  For example, our SMS rates to Germany went down from $0.13 per message to $0.08.

The new pricing will go into effect starting January 1, 2014.  Here are some examples of popular destinations and estimated pricing:

Destination Price per SMS
U.S.A./Canada $0.01
United Kingdom $0.045
Germany $0.08
Spain $0.085
Australia $0.065
India $0.02
Hong Kong $0.05
Denmark $0.02

Have more questions?   Please check out our recently updated SMS FAQ, drop into the #Tropo IRC on freenode, or contact our support team via the Support Forums.

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