Differences between TFN and 10DLC


Which one is better?

Overall TFN is a best choice but TFN only supports transactional traffic

Below is a brief table describing the particularities of both methods:
Long Number Toll Free Number
Format Standard 10-digit number Standard 1-800 number
Throughput 1-2 message per second 10-100 messages per second
Other Limitations 1:3 message ratio
Delivery Quality Low High
Delivery Receipt No Yes
Customer Trust Low Medium
Fixed Cost Very Low Low
Setup Time Some minutes up to 3 days Some minutes up to 3 days
Pre-Approval Requirements Yes Yes
Other Comments Not approved for A2P use Can have same number for SMS and voice, with separate providers if needed