All new users start with a free trial account, a $20 credit, and one randomly assigned long code FreeClimb number. Developing with a trial account gives you the same experience and access to features as a full paid account, with a few restrictions to ensure the security of the platform.
As a trial user, the numbers you want to call or message must be verified first. This helps keep FreeClimb free from spammers and bad actors. To verify a phone number, go to Numbers>Verified Numbers in your dashboard and use the Add A Number button to enter the number you wish to verify.
Only US numbers are supported at this time for verified numbers.
A code will be sent to the device, which you will then enter on your dashboard. After the code is confirmed, you can start making calls and sending messages right away.
1 number per account (long code or toll-free)
Verified numbers only
SMS short codes
Trial accounts are limited to one FreeClimb number
All trial accounts are automatically assigned one long code when they first sign up. If you wish to use a different number, you must first delete your current number and then buy a new one. This will deduct $0.75 from your free trial credit. To learn more about number types, read Understanding Number Types. To purchase more than one number without limitations, you can upgrade your account.
Total completed calls: long code (inbound & outbound)
Total completed calls: toll-free (outbound)
Five minute rate of calls: long code
Net 75 calls
24 hour rate of calls: long code
Net 400 calls
What are net rate limits?
We set limits on the number of phone calls and messages compared to the number of calls and messages over specified time periods. For example, if your application makes 100 outbound calls and receives 60 inbound calls during a five minute interval, we would count that as net 40 calls, which is within the net 75 calls limit for that time period.
Total SMS inbound
Five minute rate of SMS outbound
Net 75 messages
24 hour rate of SMS outbound
Net 400 messages
Messages per second (mps)
Long code: 1 mps
Monitoring your limits
We'll send you an email if your account is approaching any of these limits.
When you’re ready to access the full power of the platform, become a full account user to remove all restrictions. You can upgrade your account by entering your credit card details under Account > Upgrade. If you choose to upgrade before your trial has ended, any unused credit will be added to your upgraded account balance.
Have a question about how a free trial account can fit the needs of your team? We're here to lend a hand. Contact support or check out one of our guides for more information.
Updated about 19 hours ago