Canadian Messaging Pass Through Fees

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Jason Sommerset

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Below are the Canadian Operator Fees. The rate is represented in Canadian dollars. These rates will be converted to USD when invoices are generated and reflect the current exchange rate.

What’s Happening?

At the end of 2018, SMS and MMS traffic to major Canadian wireless operators became subject to significantly higher costs when Canadian operators announced additional fees they are charging for traffic to their networks.  These higher costs apply to all messages from the Bandwidth network, regardless of the use case.

 

How is Bandwidth responding?

In light of these changes, Bandwidth will be passing through these surcharge costs in the near-term and launching a new Canadian Messaging product in Q2 to respond to higher destination network access costs.  

 

How do these changes impact you today?

Starting Friday, February 1st, if you send messaging traffic to Canada you may see an additional line item on your invoice that represents direct cost of these fees imposed by Canadian operators for all your February usage to Canada. As we are passing the direct cost to our customers, there will be a month lag in seeing the actual pass through fees on your invoice. The initial charge for the February usage will show on your April invoice.

 

Type

Canadian Operators

Fee Per Segment (CAD)

Effective Date

SMS

Rogers

$0.0075

February 1st

SMS

Fido

$0.0075

February 1st

SMS

Telus

$0.0050

February 1st

SMS

Bell Mobility <3m

$0.021

February 1st

SMS

Bell Mobility >3m

$0.011

February 1st

SMS

Virgin Mobile Canada <3m

$0.021

February 1st

SMS

Virgin Mobile Canada >3m

$0.011

February 1st

MMS

Rogers

$0.0150

February 1st

MMS

Fido

$0.0150

February 1st

MMS

Bell Mobility <3m

$0.041

February 1st

MMS

Bell Mobility >3m

$0.021

February 1st

MMS

Virgin Mobile Canada <3m

$0.041

February 1st

MMS

Virgin Mobile Canada >3m

$0.021

February 1st

 

 

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