Consistent with AT&T carrier guidance, brands using toll-free numbers for SMS marketing are required to include opt-out instructions in each message sent to AT&T subscribers.
If you’re using a toll-free number, all text messages that you send to AT&T subscribers are automatically appended with opt-out language. If a subscriber replies to a message from you with an opt-out term, they are unsubscribed from messages from you. You can’t remove opt-out language from messages sent to AT&T subscribers from toll-free numbers.
By default, the opt-out language included in messages sent to AT&T toll-free subscribers is Stop to stop. Optionally, you can customize the opt-out language appended to messages.
When writing campaign text messages with Magic Composer, use the Unsubscribe preview to see your message with opt-out language. Note that opt-out language won’t appear in the message composer itself, only in the message preview.
The Unsubscribe preview is not available in journeys.
When opt-out language is appended to your messages, each character is added to the existing character count for your text message. When enabled, the Unsubscribe preview will update the character counter for AT&T subscribers. If the appended opt-out language increases the number of message segments of your message, the cost of sending your message may increase.
If you decide to change the default opt-out language, you must inform subscribers that they may opt-out by sending a keyword automatically recognized by the carriers. Only the following terms are recognized as opt-out keywords. Make sure to include one in your opt-out copy.
Opt-out keywords aren’t case-sensitive and don’t require punctuation marks. For example, if your opt-out keyword is “STOP”, subscribers can reply with “STOP”, “Stop”, or “stop" to unsubscribe from messaging from you.
Change your default opt-out language
When you change your opt-out language, make sure that it includes one of the required opt-out terms. We recommend keeping opt-out language as short as possible to avoid being billed for multiple messages. Example opt-out copy includes:
- Text “STOP” to stop
- Text STOP to stop
- UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving messages from us
To change your opt-out language:
- Go to Message Settings.
- Scroll to Unsubscribe messages.
- Enter your desired default opt-out language. Make sure to include a valid opt-out term.
- Click Save settings in the bottom-right corner.
Each campaign message you send to an AT&T subscriber from a toll-free number will now automatically include your new opt-out language.