Yes, you will need to purchase SMS Mode Credits to use SMS Mode.
These credits cannot be used for any other BrightLocal feature. We’ve priced SMS Mode Credits at five cents a piece, available in bundles of 100, 200, 500, and 2000 credits.
Credits can be used as follows:
- USA = 1 credit per SMS
- Canada = 1 credit per SMS
- UK = 2 credits per SMS
Like other BrightLocal credits, SMS Mode Credits don’t have an expiry date and you’re free to use them across any locations that have active Get Reviews campaigns.
All BrightLocal accounts come with 10 SMS Mode Credits to get you started, enabling you to test out the feature before you commit to buying a credit bundle.
You can see how many credits you have available and buy more credits on the Reputation Manager Overview screen.