Who Needs to Register for A2P 10DLC?

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Mehak Dhingra

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June 17, 2024

Who Needs to Register for A2P 10DLC

Key Takeaways

US telecom carriers have come up with A2P 10DLC for sending SMS in the United States. This is to ensure that the end user receives SMS through long code phone numbers which is verified. Our comprehensive guide on A2P 10DLC discusses the same in detail.

If you want to send SMS in the US, you’d need to register for 10DLC. You can refer to our guide on how to register for A2P 10DLC.

You’d register basis your volume, tax ID status and use case. These go as follows: -

  1. Without EIN: Small businesses without an EIN and low volume can register themselves as sole proprietor brand. You can instead submit your SSN or TIN.
  1. With EIN: If you have a tax ID (EIN) with any volume in US, you’d need to register with TCR with your EIN. As a brand, you’d be allowed higher throughput, lower filtering, all campaign types and multiple numbers per campaign. Brands have to register under both US A2P brand and campaign use case registration.

Although there are some use cases like SMS verification, where you’d want to directly authenticate and onboard users on your app. You’d not want to go through the long process of registering for 10DLC. There, online SMS verification providers like Verify Now by Message Central come into the picture.  

With Verify Now, you can get started without registering for 10DLC. This is enabled by using Message Central’s templates for sending OTP SMS verification. You can simply start using the same with your own brand name.

If you are someone who wants to start sending SMS without registering for A2P 10DLC, you can get in touch with the team at Message Central.

Registering for A2P 10DLC has multiple benefits. You can head over to our guide on why to register for A2P 10DLC to know more.

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