What is the difference between 10DLC and Long Code?

In the table below we show a comparison of 10 DLC and existing Long Code. The table highlights the benefits of 10DLC and being the ideal A2P business solution for the future. 

 

Long Code (Local Number) - Existing

10 Digit Long Code

Messaging Offering

P2P (low volume)

A2P (Business Messaging)

Using existing Number

Yes

Yes

Support Generic URL Shortener

Yes

Yes

Charges to Subscriber

No

No

Reliability

Poor

Great

TPS

1MPS

Tiered TPS*

Content Restriction

Yes

Content has to be previewed (submission of content examples to carriers)

Set up Fees

Low

High

Provisioning period

4-7 Business Days

5-7 Business Days

Brand registration

No

Yes

Security 

Low

High

Number Registration

No

Yes (especially for A2P)
No (for P2P)

*Notification / transactional SMS are assigned higher TPS (2FA and OTP). Marketing campaigns are assigned lower TPS. TPS allocation is subjected to the discretion of carriers.

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