5 Digit Short Codes are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, that can be used to address SMS messages
5 Digit Short Codes are designed to be easier to read and remember than normal telephone numbers. Like telephone numbers, short codes are unique to each operator at the technological level. Even so, providers generally have agreements to avoid overlaps.
5 Digit Short Codes are widely used for value-added services such as television program voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services. Messages sent to a short code can be billed at a higher rate than a standard SMS and may even subscribe a customer to a recurring monthly service that will be added to the customer’s mobile phone bill until the user texts, for example, the word “STOP” to terminate the service.
Most likely you’ve seen cell phone “short codes” when advertisers slap them on candy wrappers or big media brands like Indian Idol create text message-based voting campaigns. You know, text a message to this 5 or so digit mobile code and get some free stuff you […]
Most likely you’ve seen cell phone “short codes” when advertisers slap them on candy wrappers or big media brands like American Idol create text message-based voting campaigns.