Free First Month! Try USP before you buy!
The first month of service for all new accounts is on us.This gives the user the option to try before buying. However, a Twilio account and phone number is required to use UberSmartPhone (USP). And as it just happens to be, Twilio will provide a demo phone number for a month to a new account. So users can check out the UberSmartPhone (USP) service with a live Twilio phone number for a whole month without dropping a dime.
Free First Month Restrictions
There are some restrictions on Twilio demo phone numbers:
- They may only send/receive SMS messages with phone numbers that have been Twilio verified.
- There is an announcement on all incoming and outgoing voice calls that the number is for “demo purposes”.
But aside the two above restrictions, all the UberSmartPhone (USP) functionality is made fully available during the free first month.
UberSmartPhone (USP) Payment Options
Starting 10 days before the free first month expires, UberSmartPhone (USP) will send the user a couple of friendly reminders that the account is about to expire. The user has the option to buy a flat-rate number of months of service on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis. Pay-as-you-go payments can be made with any major credit card or PayPal. Subscriptions require a PayPal account.
Twilio Payment Options
Twilio charges a flat rate for each phones number (typically $1/month) and usage charges. If a phone number is not used for a month Twilio will only charge $1. Twilio typically bills by charging a credit card $20 and crediting the account. Charges are applied in real time and when the balance reaches $10, Twilio will re-charge the credit card $10 to bring the balance up to $20. Twilio sends out an email when this happens making it easy to keep on eye on the costs.
Signing up is easy and only requires an email address.
We take PayPal and credit card payments, and have both monthly, yearly, and automatic subscriptions.
Learn more about USP plans at our cost overview.