As per our email notification on 7 May, 2018, you must be aware that operators have now started charging for SMSs that have been ‘submitted’ to the SMS gateway and not just the ones that have either been delivered or failed after multiple retries.
Every SMS that is accepted to be sent by Exotel will be considered as a “submitted” SMS.
Accordingly, with effect from 15 May, 2018, we too are adopting this change in product behavior, where you will see charges for every single SMS that’s triggered from our platform (apart from the ones that gets categorized as ‘failed-dnd’).
There has also been a price hike across the industry for SMS, leading to escalation of cost for Exotel. We are forced to increase the SMS prices due to the same, as communicated in our email notification.
If you wish to know more and understand this in detail, please reach out to our Customer Happiness Team at 8088919888 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so they would help explain the same.