Billing Description

Last updated: 2019-12-14 13:47:20

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How to Calculate the Length of an GSMS Message

Number of characters in an SMS message = Number of characters in the signature + Number of characters in the SMS template
The SMS message sent at a time should not exceed 500 characters. A Chinese character, letter, number, space or symbol is counted as a character.

  • English GSMS message: The signature symbol is []. The length of a message is limited to 160 characters. Any message longer than 160 characters is considered as a long message and is split into multiple fragment messages, each containing 153 characters or less, and is billed based on the number of the fragment messages.
  • Non-English GSMS message: The signature symbol is []. The length of a message is limited to 70 characters. Any message longer than 70 characters is considered as a long message and is split into multiple fragment messages, each containing 67 characters or less, and is billed based on the number of the fragment messages.

For GSMS messages, the signature is optional.

GSMS Price

GSMS messages are billed postpaid monthly by length according to the number of fragment messages that forms the original message (including signature). GSMS is available in over 200 countries and regions. For prices in different countries, please see here.

Billing Methods

GSMS messages are billed postpaid monthly. Tencent Cloud provides you with the previous month's GSMS bill before the 3rd day of each month. Upon confirmation, you need to pay the bill before the 8th day of the current month. Tencent Cloud will issue a valid invoice after payment.

Bills

Tencent Cloud provides you with the previous month's GSMS bill before the 3rd day of each month. Click Details in User Center -> Billing Center -> Payment Management -> Transactions on the Tencent Cloud console to view transaction details. On the details page, click View Monthly Trend to view the SMS usage of the current month. You can also export the statement for financial reimbursement and archiving.

Top-up

For more information on how to top up your account, please see here.

Arrears

Tencent Cloud provides you with the previous month's GSMS bill before the 3rd day of each month, and you need to pay the bill before the 8th. If you fail to make payment, Tencent Cloud will suspend your service from the 9th day onwards until payment is made. Tencent Cloud will not be held liable for any issues caused by service suspension due to arrears.