Two-way messaging is a powerful tool developed using SMS shortcode technology. A shortcode is 5 or 6 digit number which can be used to send and receive text messages. Using dynamic automation, a shortcode can respond to incoming SMS messages using trigger words or keywords. Shortcodes come with handy and unique features which saves valuable time and gives new experience.
Shortcode Pricing Tiers
Dedicated Shortcode Price
|Mobile Network||Registration Fee||Montly Maintenance Fee|
|Safaricom||KSh. 15,000||KSh. 15,000|
|Airtel||KSh. 15,000||KSh. 15,000|
|Telkom||KSh. 15,000||KSh. 15,000|
|Equitel||KSh. 15,000||KSh. 15,000|
Prices are inclusive of taxes – Call us at +254722157527 to discuss shortcode registration in different counties. Click here for our international coverage rates.
Our message campaign wizard is super easy to use and will allow you to send a comprehensive, personalized SMS message in seconds.
Worry less about mixed contacts. We will clean your contacts using our smart import filter. It can reformat numbers automatically in different styles.
We grant each recipient access to a USSD number to automatically opt-out. An opt-out message will automatically be placed at the end of each message.
We give authentic handset delivery report. This means we receive acknowledgment that the phone has received the SMS, not just the carrier.
Our customers rarely have problems with our simple web interface or SMS API, but you can always call us during business hours or email us.
Proposed Revenue Share
Safaricom Revenue Share
|Price Range||Shortcode Owner Revenue Share||Safaricom Revenue Share|
|Kenya Shilling||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 1,000,000||> 1,000,000||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 1,000,000||> 1,000,001|
|0.00 - 1.00||0%||0%||0%||100%||100%||100%|
|1.01 - 5.00||20%||50%||60%||80%||50%||40%|
Airtel Revenue Share
|Pricing Range||Shortcode Owner Revenue Share||Airtel Revenue Share|
|Kenya Shilling||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 500,000||500,001 - 1,000,000||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 500,000||500,001 - 1,000,000|
Telkom Revenue Share
|Price Range||Shortcode Owner Revenue Share||Telkom Revenue Share|
|Kenya Shilling||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 400,000||> 400,001||0 - 100,000||100,001 - 400,000||> 400,001|
|0.00 - 3.50||0%||0%||0%||100%||100%||100%|
|3.51 - 5.00||25%||28%||29%||75%||72%||71%|
|5.01 - 10.00||50%||60%||64%||50%||40%||36%|
Prices are inclusive of taxes – Call us at +254722157527 to discuss sender ID registration for networks outside Kenya.
More Pricing Options
Secure Payment Options
We accept payments through mobile money such as MPESA, Bank Transfer or Cheque. Visit the payment section for more details. It is important to note that your account will be credited after the funds have cleared. Please note that product prices are inclusive of taxes.
Topup your account online and have the SMS credits added to your account within 5 minutes or less.
SMS credits dont have an expiry period as long as you keep your account active. You can top up anytime.
Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with our service you can always request a refund for unused credit. See our terms.
Enable automatic balance notification whenever your account balance reaches a certain limit.
Printable Payment Receipts
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Unique Invoice Numbers
File and track your payments with a unique invoice number. Important for future business reference.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register an account?
Registering for a new account at Uwazii MOBILE is absolutely free and takes just a few minutes. Please note that all fields must be completed to register successfully. Once you have entered the information correctly, click “SUBMIT” and you will receive a welcome email with more information. Click here to register an account now.
How do I login?
Once you have received your login information and set up your password. Click “LOG IN” on the navigation bar on our website and enter your’ Username’ and’ Password.’
Once your account was created, a password setup link was sent to you by email. However, if you did not receive the email for one reason or another, you can reset your password by clicking on “Forgot Login Credentials.” You will need to provide either your username and the email address used during account registration.
Please note that both the username and password are case sensitive and should be entered as per the welcome email before starting your SMS campaign.
I have completed my registration, what next?
On successful registration, a welcome email will be sent to you. The email will inform you that we’re in the process of creating your account. Once you have created your account, you will receive an email with the login details. To get started, visit our homepage, click “Log in” and enter your username and password. Once you have logged in, you will be able to use our services.
How many networks do you cover?
We provide coverage to over 1,000 mobile networks in more than 200 countries around the globe. To see a list of covered networks, log in to your account and navigate to manage pricing.
How much does an SMS cost?
We believe in fair pricing policy and do not cut our customers on buying power. As a low-cost SMS service provider, our cost per 160 character SMS starts from KSh. 0.50 across all Kenya mobile networks.
For accurate costs, please see our pricing page. We are interconnected with over 1,000 mobile networks around the world. If you are interested in pricing for countries other than Kenya. Please feel free to contact us. This information can also be found on your website.
Are there any other costs involved?
We do not charge any setup fees or monthly fees for sending messages. We are operating on a prepaid basis. The credits you buy will remain in your account as long as your account remains active. We also do not charge our customers for incoming messages. Tariffs other than normal network tariffs.
How do I top-up my account
Uwazii MOBILE operates on a prepaid basis. You can buy credits online via the payment section of our website. We support the purchase of credit via Mobile Money Transfer, Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Direct Bank Deposit. Your account balance will be shown on the upper right side of your screen when you log in.
Which routes do you use to send messages?
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We are confident and we’ve got an excellent team on deck to handle all your SMS messaging needs