Toll Free Verification and 10DLC Registration

Updated by Cassidy Chassagne

🤑 Switchboard users who send via toll-free verified or local registered (10DLC) traffic will get a lower price for their outbound texts. Pricing details here: swtch.help/pricing
10DLC Registered FAQ + Process
To get set up with 10DLC Registered numbers, you must fill out this form: swtch.to/10dlc-form

🗣️ This process does not require you to use it. However, it is a best practice to request registered phone numbers to have them ready if you encounter deliverability issues. We recommend all accounts request local registered or toll-free verified numbers as soon as possible!

What are local registered (10DLC) numbers?

10DLC stands for ten-digit long code. 10DLC is a registered ten-digit number with local area codes. We may not always be able to get your top choice local area codes, but we will work with you to get your top choice of what is available.

How long does it take to get a local registered (10DLC) number?

After we receive your submission, it takes an average of 3-5 business days for a number to get approved. We are always happy to process local registered (10DLC) requests and encourage you to get those requests in early for new races being launched, even if you are still finalizing some details and texting plans, so you can benefit from better prices and deliverability from day 1.

How much does getting a local registered (10DLC) number cost?

527 organizations (political committees, campaigns, PACs, political parties) must get vetted by Campaign Verify, a third-party vetting provider. The Campaign Verify vetting costs a one-time $95 fee. 501c3s and 501c4s do not need to go through the Campaign Verify process. However we recommend having your affirmation letter ready just in case we need to prove tax-exempt status.

After the Campaign Verify process, there are no additional costs for using or setting up local registered (10DLC) numbers with Switchboard.

What do you need to provide Switchboard in your 10DLC request submission?:

  • Link to an Opt-in Flow
    • You must provide a link to a form that complies with carrier standards for gathering phone numbers and obtaining opt-in consent.
    • You can place this form on your website or as a standalone form. If your website does not have a privacy policy, it should be incorporated into this form.
    • Your opt-in flow should have the following:
      • A checkbox allowing supporters to opt in to receive messages or an optional phone number field
      • A disclaimer like the following:
        • By providing your cell phone number, you consent to receive periodic updates through automated text messages from NAME OF ORG. For SMS, Msg & Data rates may apply. Text HELP for help, STOP to end. Privacy Policy: LINK TO PRIVACY PAGE
      • A privacy policy
Campaign Verify FAQ

How to apply for Campaign Verify:

Campaign Verify has some great resources for applying for a Campaign Verify token. Please check those out, then read our tips for requesting a Campaign Verify key token for Switchboard.

What you need to request a token:

  1. [For Federal Campaigns/Committees/PACs] FEC ID
  2. Link to the filing record and the following info to match the record:
    1. Mailing Address
    2. Phone number
    3. Email
  3. You need to have access to the email on the filing record to receive the PIN.
  4. Once you receive the secure pin, you can put it into your Campaign Verify account to generate tokens for each of your vendors.
  5. Please send Switchboard a token in a onetimesecret.com link in order to allow us to finish the 10DLC local registration process
Pro-Tip for Requesting A Campaign Verify Token: Always request your pin code via email as long as you can access the one you used on your filing. Campaign Verify needs to send you a PIN to unlock a token in your Campaign Verify account. This token is what you share with Switchboard to get you registered. The faster you can receive this the better, so please opt for email method – just make sure you still have access to the email you used on your filing documents!
Toll-Free Verified Process + FAQ
To get set up with Toll-Free Verification, you must fill out this form: swtch.to/tfv-form

What are toll-free verified numbers?

Toll-free numbers are ten-digit numbers with an 8** area code – 833, 844, 855, 866, 877. We have not observed a decreased rate of responses, clicks, or ROI from toll-free verified traffic.

🗣️ This process does not require you to use it. However, it is a best practice to request registered phone numbers to have them ready if you encounter deliverability issues. We recommend all accounts request local registered or toll-free verified numbers as soon as possible!

How long does it take to get a toll-free verified number?

After we receive your submission, it takes an average of 3-5 business days for a number to get approved. We are always happy to process toll-free verification requests and encourage you to get those requests in early for new races being launched, even if you are still finalizing some details and texting plans, so you can benefit from better prices and deliverability from day 1.

How much does it cost to get a toll-free verified number?

There are no additional costs to using or getting set up with toll-free verified numbers with Switchboard. In fact, you save money because we charge less for toll-free verified traffic compared to local unregistered traffic!

What do you need to provide Switchboard in your toll-free verified request submission?

  1. Name of the Organization
  2. Contact Information (Name, Email, Phone Number)
    From a person directly at the organization. The vendor will verify that the domain of the provided email matches the organization.
    This person will not be contacted.
  3. Website
    The website must be live for this to process.
  4. Mailing Address
  5. 1 Sample Text Message
    We can pull directly from your account if you’ve already texted with Switchboard.
    If you haven’t texted yet with Switchboard, we need an example of something that you may send but no need to overthink it – just write a short and simple text that reflects the program you will be running.
  6. Link to an Opt-in Flow
    You must provide a link to a form that complies with carrier standards for gathering phone numbers and obtaining opt-in consent. You can place this form on your website or as a standalone form. If your website does not have a privacy policy, it should be incorporated into this form.
    Your opt-in flow must have:
    1. An optional phone number field OR a checkbox allowing supporters to opt in to receive messages
    2. A disclaimer like the following:
      By providing your cell phone number, you consent to receive periodic updates through automated text messages from NAME OF ORG. For SMS, Msg & Data rates may apply. Text HELP for help, STOP to end. Privacy Policy: LINK TO PRIVACY PAGE
    3. A privacy policy
Example Opt-In Flows

Switchboard Form

ActBlue Form

NGP Form

Form on Campaign/ Organization Website

How to Make a Privacy Policy in Switchboard
Please contact support@oneswitchboard.com to enable this feature. You need to have owner-level access to your Switchboard account.
  1. Click on your organization’s name to open up your menu bar.
  2. Click on All Organization Settings.
  3. Click Privacy Policy.
  4. Click I Understand and Agree.
  5. Fill in the form with:
    1. Campaign/organization’s website
    2. Email point of contact
    3. Mailing Address
    4. Disclaimer
      I.e. Paid for by Franklin for America
  6. Click Accept Updated Template Configuration.
  7. Click Open Privacy Policy Page.
We recommend making your privacy policy url into a shortlink version, ie: frankthebeagle.dog/privacy-policy


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