10DLC FAQs

10DLC refers to a 10-digit long code that has been approved for sending A2P messages in the US and US Territories. Though still relatively new, 10DLC is steadily becoming more widely used as the top-tier mobile network operators in the US move to better control A2P messaging on their networks.

You'll want to know about 10DLC if you are currently:

  • Sharing use of a short code either for multiple, different use cases or with other businesses
  • Using a long code (a.k.a. virtual mobile number) to send P2P messages
  • Using a short code but not getting the value from it based on cost

To help you determine whether 10DLC is a good match for your messaging needs, we've compiled this collection of FAQs. If you need further information. contact your OpenMarket account manager or, if you're not already a customer of ours, contact the office nearest you.

What is 10DLC and does it affect me?

What's the process for getting set up with 10DLC?

Understanding brand registration and scores

Campaign submission

How throughput is allotted

What is spam filtering and how does it relate to 10DLC?