How to Send Legitimate Text Messaging Using 10DLC Approval

Mobile text messaging has gained traction among users because of its effectiveness and simplicity as a mode of communication. Organizations from different industries also use text messaging for their marketing campaigns and notifying customers of important information. They can send appointment reminders, SMS alerts, promotional offers, and other text-based notifications.

Businesses used to rely on Person-to-Person (P2P) mobile messaging before. This is because technology back then was not as advanced as it is in the modern era, and their customer base is still manageable with P2P messaging. However, with the exponentially increasing population of consumers and the complexities and expenses related to P2P SMS messages, many pivoted to Application-to-Person (A2P) text messaging.

A2P was made possible with modern technology. With it, enterprises can use software to automate their text messaging campaigns and remove the need for manual processes. Still, existing A2P channels remained inefficient and costly when sending messages at higher volumes.

These issues and limitations prompted mobile carriers to introduce a more cost-effective and efficient channel called 10DLC. From the name itself, 10DLC or 10-Digit Long Code is a regular ten-digit phone number that has the capacity to support sending higher volumes of mobile messages. It has become the standard for A2P messaging for companies as the business use cases for text-based communications and mobile marketing keep growing.

Suppose a business decides to use 10DLC phone numbers. In that case, it needs the help of a Campaign Service Provider (CSP) to register their brands and campaigns with a third-party organization known as The Campaign Registry (TCR).

In relation, enterprises can rely on approved providers like TeleMessage to help them with the process. TeleMessage is a provider of secure enterprise messaging, mass messaging, and mobile archiving solutions. Its products can help organizations adhere to various regulations, including WeChat compliance for message archiving. It also enables Telegram compliance for enterprises using the said application for corporate communications.

Learn more with this infographic from TeleMessage that discusses how to send legitimate mobile messages through 10DLC approval.