10DLC numbers give businesses the best of both worlds: mass text messaging support, with lower overhead costs. This is what you can expect from 10DLC.
Higher SMS message volumes. 10DLC numbers are capable of supporting SMS message volumes that are somewhere between the limits of shortcodes and toll-free long codes.
Currently, 10DLC messaging can send messages at a rate of 5 to 15 messages per second, and that number may go up in the future. So, a 10DLC number is much more capable for A2P text messaging than a local long code.
Lower costs. 10DLC numbers have lower monthly costs than dedicated shortcodes and cost about the same as a local long code phone number. So, businesses that can’t afford a short code number or don’t send enough messages to justify paying for a shortcode have a cost-efficient alternative.
Additionally, businesses will be able to convert their existing landlines to 10DLC numbers. This means businesses can send more messages from their existing phone number, and won’t have to pay for an additional number to get 10DLC capabilities.
Better Deliverability. Because 10DLC numbers are sanctioned by the term vendors, messages sent on these numbers are more likely going to reach the recipient than with regular local long codes.