SMS and Voice Notifications can be terribly expensive in some parts of the world. In order to keep our prices low and pass the savings on to you, we impose fair usage limits.
- Should I Worry About Notification Limits?
- If your users are in the United States, no. If your users are in other countries check the prices section (see below) and do a calculation to see what this might look like for you.
- Understanding Your limits
You can use up to 50% of your total subscription price in notifications. They can be in any combination of SMS, Voice, & Email so as long as not to exceed 50% of your subscription price. Your balance will reset at the end of your billing cycle.
Prices from our providers are not immediate and we make assumptions on the cost of the notification (see below). When prices are finalized by our provider, we adjust the price of the notification on our end and your balance accordingly. We bill your account at cost.
If you exceed 85% of your notification limits, you'll automatically get an email asking you to turn on auto-recharge. If you turn on auto-recharge, your card on file will be automatically charged for your notification balance when you reach 100% of your notification limits.
If you do not enable auto-recharge, at 100% of your notification limits you will stop receiving SMS and Voice notifications, but we will try to send notifications to push, email, and slack channels to avoid disruption of service. If at any point after 100% usage you decide to turn on auto-recharge, you will automatically be billed for your notification balance.
Until prices are finalized by our providers, these are the assumed notification costs (all in USD):
Channel US International SMS $0.0075/segment $0.10/segment Voice $0.013/minute $0.35/minute $0.0001/email $0.0001/email
- An Example
You are currently subscribed to our Pro plan ($10/user/month) with 5 users. Your total subscription price is $50/month.
50% of your subscription price is $25. That means you can use $25 in notification costs.
For US phone numbers, the price per SMS notification is $0.0075 and $0.013 per Voice notification. Meaning:
- $25 / $0.0075 = 3,333 SMS notifications per month or
- $25 / $0.013 = 1,923 Voice notifications per month or
- any combination of SMS + Voice + Email, so as long as not to exceed $25 per month