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Let's talk about : SHORT CODES


Short code refers to a telephone number with 5-6 digits which are a bit short than the usual full contact numbers. For the process of sending and receiving the messages like MMS and SMS between different mobile phones, we use these short codes. 

When do we need to use short codes?

Messages send by you using long code can be under the risk of being spam marked -  if being in hundreds of numbers. Carriers pre approve of the short codes to give them a higher throughput. Thus making it perfect for the process of sending messages that are time sensitive or high volume. The developer use it for:

  • Authentication process by two factor
  • Notification and alert sending
  • Promoting and marketing processes
  • and many more of such tasks

What is the cost of short codes?

To use the short codes there are two costs for your consideration :

  1. The leasing cost for the short codes
  2. Volume costing for process of sending the messages through short code

The process to get the short codes - 

Two kinds of short code can be:
  • Random
  • Vanity

> Vanity code:

 They tend to be the number specifically chosen by you 

> Random code:

 They tend to be the number assigned for you - can't review them in advance

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