Downloading and Interpreting Rate Cards

This article provides information on:


Downloading Rate Cards

To download a rate card, please follow these steps:

  1.  In the “Admin” app, select the Usage tab [1]
  2. Click on Download usage pricing [2].


 Interpreting Rate Card

In this section, you can find a description and the details of each field in the rate card. Fields will only be populated if they are relevant to that particular rate.

Field Description
Resource The type of service. E.g. call
Description Describes the rate
Direction Direction of the call. E.g. Inbound
Type Provides additional information regarding the Resource
Resolutions Call resolution. E.g. Missed
Country code Corresponds to the country's ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard country code.
Category The category of the phone number through which the inbound call is received. E.g. Mobile
Prefixes Phone number prefixes to which that rate applies.
Price per increment Rate that is charged per increment of usage.
Increment Number of units on which the price per increment is applied.
Unit of measure Measurement unit for that usage.
Currency Account’s currency


Additional Information on Rates


The rates for inbound and outbound calls are applicable if you’re using Talkdesk carriers to make and receive calls.

If you choose to Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) and did not purchase Talkdesk BYOC™ as an optional add-on product, the applicable rates are also included in this rate card. However, if you purchased Talkdesk BYOC, the listed rate under the “price” column will be zero, and you may be charged BYOC costs if the included minutes are exceeded.



The rates for “Numbers” are applicable to numbers that are purchased through Talkdesk.


The “Message” rate card is applicable when you’re receiving or sending SMS/MMS messages, using Talkdesk SMS capabilities to engage with your customers, and/or using Talkdesk Feedback™ to receive CSAT responses through SMS. For more information about SMS features, please read our SMS FAQ.


The “Dialer” rate will be applied when you’re using the Proactive Outbound Engagement Package. The rate is charged per minute for answered calls, abandoned calls, and automatic machine detections. 

The rate is applied in 12-second increments in addition to the rate for Talkdesk standard minutes. Calls that are “busy”, “not answered” or launched by the Talkdesk Preview and Power Dialer for Salesforce™ are not charged.

Voicemail Transcription

The “Voicemail Transcription” rate is applicable when a voicemail is transcribed so that agents can read the message, rather than listen to the entire voicemail.

Speech Transcription

The “Speech Transcription” rate card is applicable when you’re taking advantage of Talkdesk Studio’s speech-to-text features. For more information, please read Talkdesk Studio's documentation on Voice Transcription.

API Request

  • Talkdesk Identity: The "API Request" rate card is applicable when you’re taking advantage of the different features offered by Talkdesk Identity™. Different fees are applied if a voice sample is analyzed or a phone validation is performed. In Talkdesk Identity, a voice sample is analyzed when the end customer enrolls or authenticates with voice biometrics. The phone validation occurs each time Identity validates the phone of the caller.
  • Healthcare Experience Cloud: The "API Request" rate card is applicable when you’re taking advantage of the Electronic Health Records (EHRS) integrations offered by Talkdesk Healthcare Experience Cloud™.


Product Services

AI Products

  • Talkdesk Virtual Agent is charged per minute/session:
    • Virtual Agent Voice: Charged per minute. Charging per minute starts when a call between an end-user and a voice Talkdesk Virtual Agent is initiated, and ends when the call finishes. Each call duration time is rounded up to the nearest increment of 15 seconds.
    • Virtual Agent Digital: Charged per session. A session is a conversation between an end-user and the digital Talkdesk Virtual Agent. For the purpose of calculating price, a session is limited to 15 requests (any call to the Talkdesk Virtual Agent service either via API, through the Virtual Agent web widget, or another user interface that makes a call to the Virtual Agent endpoint) or 30 minutes, whatever it reaches first. For example, if a session has 16 requests, it will be counted as 2 sessions. After 30 minutes from the start time, a session is considered complete.

To avoid unintentional charges, you need to disable the features that you don’t need: E.g. remove the Virtual Agent (Digital and Voice) components from Talkdesk Studio™ flows.

For the following products, you are rated according to your product version: “Starter” (no cost), “Standard” (license cost only), “Premium” (license plus usage Pay-As-You-Go — PAYG — or commit). The product version is applied according to your contract with Talkdesk. You can use Talkdesk AI Launchpad to make changes to the configurations

  • AI Platform: Each interaction processed by the AI platform is only charged once. If you are using products with both real-time and batch transcription, the real-time rate is applied. For example, if you are using both Agent Assist and Customer Experience Analytics, the “Real-time Standard” or “Real-time Premium” rate will be applied. 
  • Talkdesk Agent Assist: When using Talkdesk Agent Assist Standard, the rate per minute will only be applied once the included minutes have been used.
  • Customer Experience Analytics
  • Talkdesk CX Sensors: When using Talkdesk CX Sensors Standard, the rate per minute will only be applied once the included minutes have been used.
  • Talkdesk for Salesforce Service Cloud Voice


Other Products


For information on the billing cadence, please refer to this article. To learn how to interpret your bill, see this article

If you have any questions about your rate cards, please refer to your Customer Success Manager or contact Talkdesk Support.

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