What does it cost to receive an SMS?


  • Are inbound SMS always free?
  • Why have I been charged for an inbound SMS?


SMS inbound (Mobile Originated) messages can be received using a Long Virtual Number, Short Code or Toll Free Number.  Apart from monthly rental fees charged for the number itself, Nexmo provides inbound messages for free in the vast majority of countries. The few exceptions are:
- United States: for Short Code and Toll Free (receiving SMS to standard long virtual numbers is free ).
- Singapore: for Long Virtual Numbers.

This list is subject to change over time. Please refer to for all pricing details.

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