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Texting: Understanding and controlling usage

Users with a mobile number can send and receive SMS 💬 using Ringover's web-based SMS solution.
It is also possible to set up SMS marketing campaigns very simply and send SMS messages to your customers and prospects.


Step 1: Know the destinations included

Step 2: Understand billing for text messages

Step 3: Edit text messages



Step 1: Know the destinations included


Text messages can be sent from French mobile numbers to French mobiles (€0.05/text) or from UK mobile numbers to UK mobiles (€0.10/text) 💱.


Step 2: Understand billing for text messages


The costs for sending text messages are described in our pricing 💰.

💡 The cost of an outgoing text message depends on the type and number of characters.


Step 3: Edit text messages


The maximum length of a text message is 160 characters if the message is composed only of 7-bit standard characters:

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⚠️ Text messages containing one or more characters not listed 📑 here are encoded in UTF16 format - the maximum length of these messages is only 70 characters.

💡 If you surpass the limit of 160 or 70 characters the text message will be divided into multiple parts, so you’ll be billed for each sent text message of 153 or 67 characters maximum.


For example:
If your text message contains 180 characters of 7 bits => 2 text messages with 153 and 27 characters, respectively, will be sent and billed to you.
If your text message contains 180 characters with one character not listed => 3 text messages with 67, 67 and 46 characters, respectively, will be sent and billed to you.


Now you’re ready to start sending text messages while keeping your usage under control! 👌

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