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Setup SMS Messaging with Twilio

Setup SMS Messaging with Twilio

assignr.com uses Twilio to send text messages to you and your referees. Text messaging fees incurred through Twilio are not included in your assignr.com service fees, since the fees vary by country and usage.

Initial Setup

To enable text messaging for your site, you will need an account with Twilio. To create an account with Twilio:

  • Click the Account link (located at the top of the screen)
  • Click the Enable Twilio link

Enter your name, contact information, and credit card details. Twilio will establish a pre-paid balance of $30 and charge your credit card. Once your Twilio account balance falls near zero, your credit card will be charged to bring your account balance back up to $30.

If you are a customer outside of the USA or Canada, you will need to authorize Twilio to send text messages to your country. By default, a new Twilio account is not authorized to send text messages outside of the USA or Canada.

Costs for Text Messaging

Twilio charges your pre-paid account as follows:

  • A phone number. Your organization is assigned a phone number, which incurs a charge of $1 per month against your prepaid balance. assignr.com will ensure you have an active phone number when your subscription is active, and will release the number when your subscription is inactive.
  • Per message charges. Each text message sent incurs a per message charge. For customers in the US and Canada, the cost is $0.008 per message. Pricing varies for other countries, check the Twilio site for current pricing.

Most of our clients send between 600 and 1200 messages per 1000 game assignments.

If your games have 3 officials assigned to each game, clients in the US can expect to pay between $15 and $30 per 1000 games.

  • 600 messages x 0.008 per message x 3 officials = $14.40 (low range)
  • 1200 messages x 0.008 per message x 3 officials = $28.80 (high range)

If you are located outside of the US and Canada, feel free to contact us and we can help you estimate the costs involved with activating text messaging in your country.

All fees described on this page are in US Dollars.