How does Sakari pricing work?

Pricing Plan Options

We offer monthly or annual billing periods, which start at $16 USD per month and include one free dedicated US, Canada, United Kingdom, or France phone number (other countries are available for an additional charge).

Please see here for the plans available in your country.

Each plan has an associated message segment per country, which can be found here. These plans are all month-to-month with no contract and you can upgrade or downgrade at any time. Any unused credits in a month will roll over for a period of 90 days.

All messaging plans can be shared across your entire team, with unlimited users and contacts. Each plan is on a month-to-month term, with no contract, no per user fees, no setup fees and any unused credit will roll over for a period of 90 days.

At any point additional top-up credits can be purchased to supplement your credit - paying the same per message segment rate of your current plan.


How much does it cost to send my message?

The charge per message is based on:

  • Length - the length of your message in segments
  • Plan - Each pricing plan with Sakari has a different per-segment charge rate
  • Destination country - the destination country of your contact will have an associated per-segment rate
  • Plan Duration - annual plans offer a discount on your messaging rates

Each country has a rate per segment for each plan tier.  Please see our pricing spreadsheet.


What is a text message segment?

All phone carriers measure text messages in character batches called segments.  Generally, every 160 characters is a segment.  All plans are billed based on messaging segments sent and received. The longer your message is, the more it costs. 


You can learn more about segments here


What happens if I consume all of my credits? 

You cannot send additional messages if your account's messaging credit balance reaches $0.  You can add messaging credit to your account at any time.  You will pay the same rate per segment as your current messaging plan.


Can I purchase more credits mid-month? 

You can purchase additional credits at any time.  Additional credits can be purchased manually, or automatically.  You will pay the same per-segment rate as your current messaging plan.


Can I change my plan at any time? 

Yes. You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time.  Your per-segment rate is based on your current messaging plan. 


Can I use a pre-paid card?

No.  Due to security risks, we do not accept pre-paid cards.


What if I want to send messages to multiple countries?

You can mix/match messaging across multiple countries with a single Sakari messaging plan. Your messaging plan will have an associated per-segment rate for each country, which can be found here

Your account has a messaging credit balance which is measured in US dollars.  When you send a text message to a specific country, your account balance is deducted per message segment at the price (in US dollars) for sending a message segment to that country. 


What if I want to receive messages from multiple countries?

When you receive a text message, your account balance is deducted per message segment at the price (in US dollars) for receiving a message segment to the country of the number that received the message in your Sakari account. 


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