What are Message Segments?

Message Segments are the cost of sending an SMS message and can vary between different types of messages.

Basic SMS Messages will be 1 Message Segment, whilst other more complex SMS Messages (For example - a long message that also contains Emojis 👋) can be multiple Message Segments. 

Standard SMS 💬 

A message that is under 160 characters and does not contain any emojis. 
160 charaters = 1 Message Segment. 
For example, this message is classed as 1 Message Segment: 

SMS with an emoji 👋

A message that includes an emoji. Up to 70 characters. 
70 characters = 1 Message Segment. 

For example, this message is classed as 1 Message Segment: 

 

How does this work with my plan on Blueprint? 

Every pricing-tier on Blueprint comes with a number of Message Segments as standard. This means you can get the full use out of Blueprint without paying for additional Message Segments.

If you go over the Message Segments that are included in your plan, you will be charged a pro-rata rate for each Message Segment sent depending on your tier which will be added to your monthly bill. See here for more details on each pricing tier. 

 

Sending an image? 

Blueprint works by creating an image through a link that is previewed on SMS. This means that we can send images, gifs, and videos across different countries and providers. Images are therefore classed as plain-text that you include in each message. 

 

If you have any other questions, email us directly at support@blueprint.store