Learn how to top-up and use the premium messaging wallet for SMS and WhatsApp messaging.
Use the premium messaging wallet to send premium SMS and Whatsapp messages with greater convenience. With the premium messaging wallet, you can make a one-time monetary payment to the wallet and then send your campaigns. The wallet also makes it possible for you to lock in a better send rate cost for your SMS and WhatsApp sends - you can speak to your Customer Success representative to explore this.
If you have secured a special rate for sends, then once you have used up the funds inside your wallet the amount you pay per message will revert to the variable pay-as-you-go rate. You can speak to your Customer Success representative about maintaining a special rate.
You can add money to your wallet at any time, and the send costs are deducted from your wallet balance as you send your campaigns.
Before you start
You must be a pay-as-you-go customer to use the premium messaging wallet.
To learn more about pay-as-you-go, check out Understand SMS pay-as-you-go and spend limit.
Top-up your premium messaging wallet
To top-up your premium messaging wallet, contact sales, your account manager, or customer success manager to complete an order form.
Track your wallet spending
To track how much you spend from your premium messaging wallet, go to Settings > Account > Usage. In the Premium messaging wallet area, you can see the current standing of your wallet:
- Current wallet balance
The introduction sentence where you can see the current total amount in your wallet. If this amount reaches 0.00, you are invoiced for any additional sends after this.
The name of the type of transaction. For example, Wallet top up.
The original monetary top-up amount. This amount doesn’t change as you spend.
- Days until expiry
The number of days until your wallet top-up amount expires.
- Expiry date
The date when the wallet top-up amount expires.
Expiry of monetary wallet credit
Premium messaging wallet top-ups last for one year from the date of purchase.
To make it easy for you to keep track of your spending, we send an email notification when your wallet is empty. You can also choose to set up a notification for when your funds fall below an amount that you specify, or your pay-as-you-go SMS spend reaches a given amount.
To set up these notifications:
- Go to Settings > Account > Account settings tab.
- Under the heading Features there are two options:
- Enable Premium Messaging wallet low balance alerts: receive a notification when your wallet balance reaches the amount you specify.
- Enable SMS pay-as-you-go alerts: receive a notification when your SMS spend reaches the amount you specify.
- Once you have set up the notifications you want to receive, select SAVE SETTINGS at the bottom of the page.
These notifications are sent to the account owner and users with the Can manage account permission enabled.
Understand your invoice
As you send premium SMS campaigns, your invoice keeps track of the cost that’s deducted from your premium messaging wallet and the overall total in the SMS segments area. If you go over your premium wallet top-up amount, these charges also include pay-as-you-go sends. Your invoice also shows more details about your premium SMS sends:
Account holder that sent the messages.
The country the message was sent to.
The number of campaign sends and at what cost.
- Effective from
The effective from date when the rate last changed for the country you are sending to.
The total cost of the send.
- SMS segments cost
The total cost of SMS segments.
- Premium message wallet deductions
Monetary amount that was deducted from your premium messaging wallet.
- SMS segments subtotal ex tax
The subtotal, excluding tax, of the SMS segments.