USP is designed to keep costs down and be very affordable for small businesses. There are no contracts or long term commitments.
The minimum monthly bill for the USP service using one local phone number is $5/month plus toll free talk time. Additional local numbers are $1/month. If there are 10 local phone numbers the minimum monthly would be $14/month.
Toll Free Numbers
Toll free numbers cost a bit more. The minimum monthly bill for the USP service using one toll free number is $6/month plus toll free talk time. Additional toll free numbers are $2/month. If there are 10 toll free numbers the minimum monthly would be $24/month.
Users may mix local and toll free numbers in the same account as needed. Usage charges are based on talk time minutes and the number of text messages.
USP Flat Rate
Two separate charges will appear on your credit card statement. One is for the USP service which is a flat fee of $5/month or $48/year (save 20%) for the basic virtual phone. Alternatively $15/month (or $163/year) for virtual phone with video text. The second charge is for Twilio and will include $1/month per local number, $2/month per toll free number, talk time, and text messaging.
Twilio services use a micro-billing technique. For a new a Twilio account, the user is initially charged $20, which is an account credit. Charges are taken from this balance as usage occurs. When the account gets down to $10 Twilio charges another $10 to “top-up”. Twilio sends the user an email when a top-up occurs making it easy to monitor.
Twilio Usage Charges
(All prices in US$)
|local outbound (toll free)||$0.0130/minute
|toll free outbound (toll free)||$0.0130/minute
|toll free inbound||$0.0368/minute
|send picture message||$0.0200/message|
|receive picture message||$0.0100/message|