What is a Common Short Code?
Short Codes are 5 or 6 digit numbers, to which wireless subscribers can address text messages, regardless of their wireless service provider.
Short Codes are easier to remember, handy and more compatible across all participating carriers. A short code has a number of keywords associated with the phone number.
A dedicated short code owner would also have ownership over all keywords associated with the short code number.
With a shared short code, all businesses using the same short code are given their own keyword.
Short codes play the same role as a website URL does in the internet world by driving end users to a common method of interaction.
This service is especially good for application developers to take advantage of because shortcodes provide interactivity and handy wireless solutions.
These applications or solutions can be:
- Bill Payments
- And more!
These can all be implemented using short code advantages.
If you are planning to send or receive messages across North America, you need to register your short code with all carriers so that all users regardless of their carrier or operator will be able to send messages to the same number and receive a message on his or her handset.