In Hustle, groups are provisioned phone numbers that get used by agents in Hustle to send messages to contacts.
In addition to limits on throughput, 10DLC also introduces limitations on the number of phone numbers that can be used by groups to send messages.
For organizations with several Hustle groups, this limitation may mean you cannot use all of your Hustle groups to send message traffic through 10DLC routes at the same time.
This article details how admins can manage their Hustle group's phone numbers to comply with 10DLC limits and standards.
- How many phone numbers can I use?
- What happens if the limit of numbers is reached?
- How do you use fewer phone numbers?
How many phone numbers can I use?
Due to current 10DLC limits, TCR Campaigns can only be associated with up to 5,000 phone numbers to send messages from.
To send messages through 10DLC, Hustle groups need to be associated with a TCR Campaign. When a campaign gets associated with a group, all of the phone numbers used by the group to send messages will count against the TCR Campaign’s phone number limit. For instructions on how to apply campaigns, see How do I apply TCR campaigns?
So if a Hustle organization has 100 groups, and each group uses 100 phone numbers to send messages, then admins can only apply a TCR Campaign to 50 of them; if the admin tries to apply the TCR Campaign to more than 50 they’ll encounter a message stating the campaign is using to many phone numbers to send messages.
How many phone numbers a group will be able to use to send messages depends on the group. Older groups that use the Assigned strategy may use more phone numbers to send messages than new groups using the Shared strategy.
Note: To help admins manage their phone number inventory, the following changes will be introduced in the near future:
• The Groups page will include a count for how many phone numbers a group is currently using or is capable of using.
• The TCR Campaigns table from the Compliance tab will share how much phone inventory is in use for a particular TCR Campaign.
What happens if the limit of numbers is reached?
If a TCR Campaign uses more than 5,000 numbers to send messages, then Hustle groups that use the TCR Campaign may run into deliverability issues when attempting to send messages.
Admins will not be able to apply a TCR Campaign to a Hustle Group that will go over the 5,000 phone number sending limit.
If the 5,000 sending phone number limit is breached, we recommend archiving the groups you no longer use; archiving groups helps free up phone inventory for TCR campaigns.
Additionally, older Assigned & Anyone Hustle groups may use relatively more phone numbers than newer Shared groups.
- For steps on how to archive groups, see How do I delete a group in Hustle?
- For more information on the different kinds of Hustle groups, see What are the different ways agents can message contacts?
Note: 10DLC does not affect how many contacts can be added to a group. For more information on group limits, see What are the limits for groups, agents & contacts?
How do you use fewer phone numbers?
It is generally encouraged for organizations to re-use groups when launching new goals. This maintains thread consistency with audiences and reduces the number of phone numbers used to send messages.
You can use our targeting filters to segment the contact lists in your groups in different ways and re-use the groups for different goals! Additionally, you can archive any groups that you no longer need to use to free up numbers.