Cloud Communications Terminology

Short Code Text Messaging

Short Codes are typically 5-6-digit numbers issued by the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA) for use in text messaging. The original form of messaging,  Short Code usually uses SMS (vs. MMS).

Short Codes are very useful for updates and alerts, password resets, and other messaging that requires high volume and fast delivery. However, Ten Digit Long Code (10DLC) is becoming more popular because it has the advantages of more recognizable “local” numbers and supporting voice callbacks.

See also: Application to Person Messaging | A2P
Long Code Text Messaging | 10 Digit Long Code | 10DLC
Multimedia Message Service | MMS
Short Message Service | SMS
Toll-Free Messaging

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