What are Bandwidth’s default rate limits for messaging?

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Bandwidth has a rate limiting system for every account with Messaging APIs. To ensure that you get the best possible results while delivering your messages at appropriate industry standard rates, it is important to understand how the Bandwidth rate limiting engine works.

Regardless of which version of APIs you are using, Bandwidth has separate rate limit controls for SMS and MMS, both at the account level and per telephone number.

Message Type

Rate Limits

HTTP V1

HTTP V2

SMS

  • SMS Account-Level
  • SMS Per Number

X

X

X

X

MMS

  • MMS Account-Level
  • MMS Per Number

X

X

X

X

 

SMS / MMS - Default Rate Limits

Every new account has the following default rate limit settings for testing purposes. Please contact your client development manager to request increased limits for high-volume messaging.

 

Level

Rate Limit

Description

HTTP V1

HTTP V2

Per Account

API Burst Requests

The max rate that Bandwidth's API will accept new message requests.

Not enabled by default.his will be same as the API Overall Request rate

Your account can be configured to allow you to send burst traffic, which will be queued and sent first in first out at your account and number Dequeue rate.

Not used.

Bandwidth does not limit your max burst rate. You will only get rate limit errors when exceeding your dequeue rates. See below for more on dequeue rates.

Per Account

API Overall Request

The average rate, measured over 10 seconds that Bandwidth's messaging APIs will accept new requests to send messages.

Default - 1 MPS

Not used.

Bandwidth accepts up until your accounts dequeue rate limit is reached.

Per Account

Dequeue

The max rate that Bandwidth will send all your messages to the destination operators across your entire account.

Default - 1 MPS

Contact Sales for higher volume MPS

Default - 1 MPS

Contact Sales for higher volume MPS

Per Number

Dequeue

In order to comply with industry guidelines, on a per number rate, the rate that Bandwidth will send your messages per number to destination operators.   

Default - 1 MPS per number

If you are sending only A2P traffic, using TF SMS, this limit can be removed. Contact Sales.

Default - 1 MPS per number

If you are sending only A2P traffic, using TF SMS, this limit can be removed. Contact Sales.

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